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.
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.
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
|Tiger Prawn||Lighted Interior||Volcano Dragon Sushi|
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.
|Sushi Roll 3||Sushi Roll 1|
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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|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: http://www.basmatisthirtya.com/dessertMenu.html
|Its 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?
|Not a fan of sushi?|
|Wed Nov 13 09:30:00 EST 2013|
That’s okay! We have plenty of other dishes for you to choose from!
|BASMATI'S CELEBRATES BACONFEST THURSDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2013|
|Thu Nov 07 14:46:24 EST 2013|
BASMATI'S ASIAN CUISINE IS CELEBRATING BLUE MOUNTAIN BEACH BACONFEST TODAY THURSDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2013 ALL DAY. FEATURED ITEMS INCLUDE: GODIVA CHOCOLATE AND BAKON VODKA MARTINI, BAKON VODKA MARTINI WITH BLEU CHEESE STUFFED OLIVES, BLACK SESAME ICE CREAM WITH BACON AND PLUM CURRANT SAUCE. THIS WEEKENDS CHEF'S CREATIONS INCLUDE: BACON WRAPPED BEEF TENDERLOIN WITH PLUM CURRANT REDUCTION AND A BLEU CHEESE CRUMBLE OR PAN SEARED JUMBO SCALLOPS WITH A BACON VINAIGRETTE. COME SEE US!
|Baconfest in Blue Mountain Beach|
|Sat Nov 02 10:31:18 EDT 2013|
Baconfest begins Saturday November 2, 2013 and continues thru Saturday November 9, 2013. Basmati's Asian Cuisine is one of the featured restaurants. We will be offering special menu items all week, as well as featuring cocktails made from Bakon Vodka, including Bakon Vodka Bloody Mary, as well as a Bakon and Chocolate Martini. Come visit us for Lunch Monday thru Friday, and Every night for Dinner!
|Did you know?|
|Wed Oct 30 09:30:00 EDT 2013|
Waving your chopstick over the choices of dishes spread out in front of you in an indecisive manner, referred to as Mayoi-bashi, is considered to be greedy.
|Have you tried our yuzu pie?|
|Thu Oct 17 11:33:00 EDT 2013|
Save room for dessert and try our Japanese version of key lime pie tonight!
We have an array of desserts for you to try! http://www.basmatisthirtya.com/dessertMenu.html
|Basmati's Asian Cuisine's Autumnal Wine Dinner Continues This Fall|
|Fri Oct 11 09:31:00 EDT 2013|
|Basmati's Fourth Annual Autumnal Wine Dinner|
|Mon Oct 07 13:18:20 EDT 2013|
Basmati's Fourth Annual Autumnal Wine Dinner will be held Thursday October 24, 2013 beginning at 7PM. Visit our Facebook page to view the Menu for this wonderful event. Please be aware that the wines listed are subject to change. This is a don't miss event every year, come experience the culinary creations of Chef Mark Willis as he brings an Asian flair to fresh seasonal offerings, paired with truly unique wine pairings chosen with the help of our friend and wine expert Chris Sennett. Call now...
|Need lunch plans?|
|Thu Oct 03 10:45:00 EDT 2013|
We’ve got you covered! Check out our lunch menu online: http://www.basmatisthirtya.com/lunchMenu.html
We hope to see you soon!