Basara is a recent addition to the flourishing gastronomic trade in Corso Italia, just five minutes walk from Duomo. This small minimalist restaurant is a relaxed eatery by day and a more sophisticated restaurant by night. At lunchtime Basara offers day trippers and local workers a delicious selection of cold and hot dishes that are quickly prepared with fresh ingredients. Simply order at the cash register from the a' la carte menu or choose one of Basara's set menus (e.g. miso soup, a generous selection of sushi and sashimi and salad for Euros 20), collect your number and chopsticks and wait at your table until it's ready to pick up from the counter (your buzzer will let you know when as it leaps around the table). We can definitely recommend the rice and prawns (hot dish) and rainbow sushi from the a' la carte.
In the evening Basara transforms itself. Hidden wooden wall panels are folded away to hide the drinks refrigerator and lunch time accessories. Tables are adorned with table runners and laid with proper tableware while the lights are turned down low. The evening menu is slightly different although equally delicious.
If you're in a rush, you can always order on-line (www.basaramilano.it) and have your order delivered or pick it up from Corso Italia, 6 or Basara's other restaurant in Via Tortona, 12 Milan 20144 (02 83241025).