About Us

An unforgettable culinary experience awaits diners at three locations.

Basil derives its name from being “an essential ingredient in our Asian cooking,” explains Tony Ly, Manager. If you’re looking for Italian dishes – you won’t find any, but we think you’ll be thrilled with house favorite, Coconut Spaghetti!

Come meet the new generation of the Ly dynasty. Basil shares the same roots at Ricky Ly. Ricky Ly brought upscale Asian cuisine to Stark County, Ohio nearly three decades ago. Basil Asian Bistro is run by the Ly family. Tony’s father, Luong Ly, is the head chef. The Ly family uses only the freshest ingredients along with unique cooking techniques to create the succulent dishes on the menu.

The menu items are inspired by Pacific and Southeastern Asian cuisine and feature gourmet offerings such as spicy Szechuan, Thai curries and Pad Thai and fresh sushi. There also are traditional dishes available at the restaurant, including 23 different stir fry options, such as General Tso’s chicken and moo goo gai pan.

The success of the downtown Canton restaurant encouraged the Ly family to open a second Basil location in Green, OH. Tony’s uncle, Kenny Ly is the Green location’s manager and prepares much of the sushi. Kenny was the sushi chef at the Canton location before leading the Green restaurant. The full-service, sit-down restaurant mimics the flagship Basil in menu and style. Carryout is available at both locations with delivery available from the Green location.

In 2016, Basil opened a successful location in beautiful downtown Wooster, Ohio, which offers traditional full service along with carryout. The Wooster location offers a full bar, our delicious sushi and Pan-Asian cuisine.

Get an up close look at our downtown Canton restaurant and our commitment to preparation perfection in our video.