Come try our fresh local seafood!
The Basmati experience…..
Begin with a love of fresh local seafood and Asian food and flavors, add one part imagination and a dash of culinary genius, combine in a casually sophisticated space and stir gently with a gentle southern breeze.
Come, sit on Basmati’s candlelit porch and sip a handcrafted cocktail while watching the moonrise Draper Lake. You’ll feel like you’ve discovered a secret place – an enchanting hidden gem just off the beaten path. A place so special you’ll vow to keep it all to yourself, but wind up sharing it with everyone you meet.
Choosing a fine
seafood dining restaurant is not always as easy as you might think.
There are so many restaurants that claim to be the best, it can be
hard to sort through all of the ones that fall short of excellence.
Basmati is a well known Asian food restaurant that welcomes
customers from all across the Panama City Beach, FL and Destin, FL
areas. For special occasions to a simple night out, come join us
for unbeatable, savory food.
Basmati is small by intention. If you are ready to experience fine seafood dining like no other, join us. The intimate candlelit atmosphere and quaint screen porch invite quiet conversation and relaxation – a perfect setting for a quiet dinner for two or a communal celebration. Basmati’s casual sophistication is never stuffy. Basmati’s welcomes families and will gladly accommodate them with half portions of entrees for children. We are the best sushi restaurant welcoming customers from the Destin, FL and Seaside, FL areas.
If you're a fan
of sushi, then you are going to love Basmati's. They are considered
to be one of the best sushi restaurants serving the entire Destin
and Seaside areas. If you have never tried sushi, don't worry. One
thing that makes them the best sushi restaurant around is their
selection. With so many different types and flavors to choose from,
everyone will find something that they like. If you are unsure of
what to order, your server will help you pick off of our fresh
local seafood menu!
Basmati's is known for their fresh local seafood,
prepared to order. They have a menu filled with custom Asian dishes
and seafood options that are sure to please everyone. If you're
visiting the Destin, FL or Seaside, FL area, make sure to make a
reservation for Basmati's!
For any special occasion, come in and enjoy the fine seafood dining at Basmati's, serving the entire Panama City Beach, FL area. We welcome customers to make a reservation for all occasions. Planning a wedding anniversary, birthday, graduation, or any other celebration? Make it a night to remember at Basmati's Asian Cuisine. We carry an extensive menu of Asian food and seafood.
Not only will we impress you with our Asian
cuisine, but there is also something to say about the fresh local
seafood that is incorporated in to so many of our menu items.
Guests love our seafood specials and come back time and time again
to our fine seafood dining restaurant.
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Basmati’s Asian Cuisine is a sleek and sophisticated, very romantic yet relaxing fine seafood dining restaurant for both indoor and outdoor dining on 30-A. Our guests come from Hurlburt Air Force Base to Panama City Beach as well as Destin and Seaside.
Everything served at Basmati’s is special, fresh and a little bit different. If you are looking for great Asian food or fresh local seafood, come try our delicious menu options. We are told we have the best Asian food in Destin as well as the best fresh local seafood in Seaside, Fl and the best local seafood in Destin, Fl. All the fish and vegetables are local, and many are organic. An intensely flavored menu offers pleasant surprises. Start with a selection of fresh sushi rolls unique to Basmati. Try the truffled tuna roll or sample the fresh spring rolls bursting with fresh seasonal veggies and finished with a spicy chili sauce. For dinner, the tempura battered firecracker grouper is a favorite or dig into the superbly flavored Chinese barbecued duck or hoisin and sesame encrusted Cantonese rack of lamb. Finish with chocolate tofu pie or a scoop of sumptuous green tea ice cream. Basmati’s has been featured in "Southern Living", "The New York Times" and 30-A Review. We are the best sushi restaurant in Destin, Fl and the best sushi restaurant in Seaside, Fl! Our newest goal is to become the best fine seafood dinning in Panama City Beach, Fl!
While you wait for your meal, sip on Basmati's cosmopolitan, Gary’s signature concoction of organic Hanger One Kaffir lime vodka with a dash of mandarin Napoleon or relax with a spicy ginger martini on the vine-covered front hideaway – a magical space perfect for intimate before dinner conversation or after dinner drinks.
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When you step into Basmati's, whether you are sampling Basmati for the first time or a long time customer, you will feel that proprietors, Penny and Gary Hunt, welcome you as if you were dining in their home. Gary crafts the magically potent concoctions that flow from the bar. Penny is the face of Basmati – calmly navigating the always full dining room, greeting old friends, making new ones, and surpassing every guest’s expectations.
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We also offer Asian food.
We also accept cash payments.
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Basmati’s Asian Cuisine serves the area’s best local seafood and is noted as the best sushi restaurant from Destin to Seaside. Looking for a sophisticated, casual and relaxing place to eat? Basmati’s has been reviewed by Southern Living and the New York Times.
For lunch, try a salad made from locally grown and organic vegetables. Try our delicious selections such as the crab and asparagus egg drop soup with lump crab. Our salads are another delicious choice and include: lettuce with chicken or fish, Thai caprese, or grilled watermelon salad. Lunch sushi includes spicy crunchy or spicy tuna. Choose from beef tenderloin, salmon, fish of the day, chicken or vegetable lo mein or possible the wagyu beef burger.
Happy hour starts at 5:00 pm. Enjoy half priced appetizers, sushi, wine, beer, and well drinks.
For appetizers or dinner try spring rolls, gyoza dumplings, Maryland style crab cakes, tempura shrimp cocktail, pu-pu platter, Thai calamari, seafood special of the day, big eye tuna, rice paper wrapped salmon, firecracker grouper, Thai red curry shrimp, Basmati’s Breakers combo, beef tenderloin, rack of lamb, or the surf & turf.
Sushi items include: the normal plus Basmati’s unique truffled tuna, Basmati’s elite roll, Florida roll, and Inarizushi.
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|Fri Aug 29 09:05:00 EDT 2014|
"Enjoyed great sushi, very nice wine and excellent service. The veal chops were very good. Hope to return on my next visit to the Emerald Coast."
|Fri Aug 08 16:05:00 EDT 2014|
Happy hour takes places every night beginning at 5 p.m. at Basmati's Asian Cuisine. Our happy hours feature half-priced appetizers, sushi, beer, wine and well drinks.
|Fri Jul 25 16:02:00 EDT 2014|
If you're looking for the best sushi in the Panama City and Destin areas, look no further than Basmati Asian Cuisine in Santa Rosa Beach. Basmati has a huge selection of delicious sushi varieties to choose from. Our sushi is the finest around!
|Mon Jul 07 12:52:00 EDT 2014|
“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” – Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright
|Mon Jun 23 12:51:00 EDT 2014|
Summertime is the perfect time to watch the moon rise over Draper Lake while you feast on our fresh seafood. To make your reservation, call (850) 502-4368 today.
|Wed Jun 04 11:29:00 EDT 2014|
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|Wed May 21 11:28:00 EDT 2014|
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|A Hidden Gem|
|Mon May 05 10:39:00 EDT 2014|
We offer a scenic experience with great cuisine. You'll want to keep us a secret but end up telling everybody about your great experience! Come visit us today and we're sure you'll want to end up telling your friends about all we can offer!
|Fresh and Local|
|Mon Apr 21 10:31:00 EDT 2014|
We pride ourselves on our quality of our food. We serve fresh and local products that are sure to please you and your family! Give us a try today!
|Thu Apr 03 14:03:00 EDT 2014|
"Love the screened porch. Very creative cocktail menu. Plates were generous and beautifully presented. This was a delightful departure from normal beach fare."