Basmati Asian Cuisine
3295 West County Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
(850) 502-4368

Come try our fresh local seafood!

Best Sushi Restaurant in Destin & Seaside, FL

The Basmati experience…..

Asian Food Destin, FL

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.

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!

Offering a great selection of Asian food!

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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!

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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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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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Basmati Asian Cuisine

Google Review:
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."

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Thu Mar 20 14:01:00 EDT 2014

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Thanks For The Kudos!
Thu Mar 06 11:15:00 EST 2014

"A classy interior, nice outdoor space and amazing food. Trust the kitchen and go for the specials, they are prepared by artists with super powers. Five stars - no doubt!"

Shawn S., Fort Walton Beach, FL


An Answer To Your Questions!
Thu Feb 20 11:10:00 EST 2014

We want to answer any and all questions you have for us! Simply pick up the phone and dial (850) 502-4368 for the answers you seek today!

Thu Feb 06 13:51:19 EST 2014

Give us feedback on our dishes and services when you call: (850) 267-3028.

Customer Satisfaction!
Wed Jan 22 12:48:00 EST 2014

"Excellent sushi, very unique. Possibly my best dining experience on 30A. Service was quick and very attentive. Romantic atmosphere made for an excellent anniversary dinner."

Mitchell L., Cartersville, GA


Are you hungry?
Wed Jan 08 17:30:00 EST 2014

We have a large array of delicious items for you to choose from, so come on in!

From our family to yours:
Wed Dec 25 09:45:00 EST 2013

Happy Holidays! We wish you and your family a very happy and safe holiday season! 

Be sure to save room for dessert!
Wed Dec 11 15:30:00 EST 2013

From our famous coconut cake to our chocolate tofu pie, you’ll surely want to indulge! Check out our full dessert menu here:

It’s Happy Hour!
Wed Nov 27 17:00:00 EST 2013

From now until 6 p.m. we will be running our famous happy hour specials. What are you waiting for? 

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Hours of Operation:
Lunch 11am to 3pm Mon to Fri
Dinner 5:00 to 10 7 Days a Week
Sushi 5.00
Happy Hour: Daily 5.00 to 6.00pm
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Areas Served:
  • Blue Mountain Bch
  • Choctaw Bch
  • East Niceville
  • Eglin
  • Eglin Afb
  • Eglin Village
  • Fort Walton
  • Fort Walton Beach
  • Freeport
  • Hurlburt Field
  • Mary Esther
  • Niceville
  • Ocean City
  • Ponce De Leon
  • Portland
  • Redbay
  • San Destin
  • Seagrove
  • Shalimar
  • Valparaiso
  • Wright


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