Basmati's Asian Cuisine
Basmati's Asian Cuisine fuses fresh local ingredients with Asian flavors in a casual, yet sophisticated atmosphere that is never stuffy. Nestled in the tall pines overlooking Draper Lake in Blue Mountain Beach, both the intimate candlelit dining room and open-air screen porch provide the perfect setting for a quiet dinner for two or a communal celebration.
Basmati's sources fresh local fish and vegetables, many of which are organic, to create a flavorful menu that offers pleasant surprises. The unique sushi menu is a favorite among South Walton locals, and the vegetable lo mein with seasonal vegetables and Firecracker Grouper are equally popular.
Lunchtime favorites are Thai Beef Basil stir fry with jasmine rice and vegetables, Chicken Lo Mein, and the Thai Chicken Salad wrap. The lunches are simple, tasty and filling - without making you feel too heavy. But dinner is where Basmati's really shines. It's a treat to be served a stunning plate on the softly-lit porch on a summer evening. Many locals choose the spot for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries.
While known for their Asian-influenced menu, Basmati’s also marries dishes with Gary and Penny’s New England roots. Take the Maryland Style Crab Cake - it is comprised of local crab, pan fried, and then finished with a superb kaffir lime vinaigrette and wasabi aioli drizzle. That’s fusion from the Gulf Coast, the East Coast, and the Far East.
Pair a signature Cosmopolitan with Spring Rolls and a Spicy Crunchy Shrimp roll during happy hour, daily from 5-6 pm. Specials include half-price appetizers, sushi, beer, well cocktails and wine from Basmati's impressive list.
Basmati's Asian Cuisine is located at 3295 Highway 30A in Blue Mountain Beach. Enjoy lunch Monday-Friday from 11 am - 2:30 pm, happy hour daily from 5-6 pm and dinner nightly from 5-10 pm. For more information, please call 850-267-3028 or visit basmatisthirtya.com. Dinner reservations recommended. The folks at Basmati's often update specials on the Dining & Food Forum, here on SoWal.