About us

In medieval Japan the Basara were a group of samurai who did not conform to the costums and traditions of society. The BASARA brand is inspired by this philosophy of independence and strength.

The BASARA was inaugurated in 2011 in Via Tortona, in the pulsating heart of Milanese fashion, as a modular restaurant capable of satisfying the gastronomic needs of every moment of the day. Simple, yet innovative design solutions make it diverse for every occasion, whether it be lunch, an aperitif or dinner; even the venue's lighting can be modified, thanks to a sophisticated home automation system .

The brand's second restaurant was launched in 2014 in Corso Italia offering an innovative take away and delivery service throughout Milan.

Following the same proven formula from its previous restaurants, in 2015 BASARA opened its doors in Venice as well, just a few steps from San Marco and in 2017 it became part of the new Costa Smeralda panorama in Promenade du Port in Porto Cervo.

In 2018 BASARA was enriched with its flagship: the founding of a sushi academy and Japanese cuisine presenting some of the sector's great experts. The ideal opportunity for anyone who wants to achieve their working dream and for all those who simply want to learn more about the ancient art of sushi.

The new Milan venue in Via Washington, opened in 2018, offers an innovative Kaiten system and a traditional Zen garden. 

During 2019, BASARA Rinascente was born, inside the Food Hall on the seventh floor of the store in Piazza Duomo, Milan.

At the end of 2020, Basara reaches a second destination in the Veneto region: Padua, in a location a stone’s throw from picturesque Piazza della Frutta, in Via Vincenzo Stefano Breda 5.

With the opening of new year 2021, Basara arrives in the beating heart of Brianza, inside the TorriBianche Mall in Vimercate, taking over a historic restaurant in the province, improving every aspect with the elegant Brand soul.

In June 2021 Basara opens its first restaurant in Emilia Romagna, in the center of the nightlife of the Riviera: Riccione, in Viale Virgilio. The restaurant will be equipped with a magnificent outdoor area, straddling Viale Milano, a few steps from the sea, and Viale Ceccarini.

Also in 2021, the second restaurant in Romagna was inaugurated in Bologna: the restaurant comes to life inside the historic Torre De Galluzzi, dating back to 1200, keeping the original walls almost intact, and is characterized by refined furnishings.

In 2022, Basara moves from Padua to Abano Terme, inside the Plaza Hotel.


Danilo Migliarese is a professional logistics expert with both organizational skills and human resources management.

Hirohiko Shimizu is a Japanese chef who boasts collaborations with the best restaurants in Milan.

Two people who are rather different from each other, yet united by enthusiasm and the spirit of enterprise.