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Al Basha Restaurant

From the West bank to the West bank to the west bank of the Hudson: Yaser Basha's delicious journey, Yaser Basha arrived from Ramallah, on the west Bank, in 1980, seeking a better life. He found it on a ferryboat. More specifically, the 1905 Binghamton Ferryboat transformed into a stationary restaurant and docked in the Hudson River off Edgewater. The owner at the time was Nelson Gross, Republican chairman for New Jersey. Impressed by Basha's eagerness to learn, Gross gave him a job. "It's my blood. To me hard or easy it doesn't matter, I wanted to learn. Back in my native country, I'd always cooked for the family parties, but had never done it professionally," said Basha, the father of five. Basha remained on board for 11 years, rose to the rank of chef and became fully versed in Italian and American cuisines. During those years, his dream of owning a restaurant became clearer, and it was realized eleven years ago with Al-Basha Restaurant at 1076 Main St. in Paterson. As if on cue, a

Al Basha Restaurant - 1076 Main St Paterson, NJ 07503
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