Modern Japanese cuisine focusing on specialty sushi, seafood, appetizers and sake. The interior design features a mix of rustic materials and modern design, like the pagoda-style booths made of raw sealed lumber beams.
Guests can sit on the large patio which overlooks the grassy expanse next to DPAC and the Aloft hotel, enjoy sake at the bar, or sit right at the sushi bar and watch the sushi chefs in action. Large tatami rooms line the side of the restaurant.
Thrillist named Basan the best sushi restaurant in Durham, praising its "sweet and sharp" kizami wasabi.