About Basil's Kitchen - Tukwila

Come delight in our fresh, Northwest cuisine. Linger in our warm, relaxing atmosphere. Taste, Savor and Enjoy. You're always welcome at Basil's. Your Table is waiting!

15920 W. Valley Highway
Tukwila, WA 98188
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Northwest, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Daily: 11:30AM - 2:00PM

Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Sunday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM

Cross Street:
Strander Boulevard

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(425) 227-9406

Website:
http://www.basilskitchenseattle.com/

Entertainment:
7 high definition televisions are a great way to catch the game! Happy Hour 7 days a week from 4-7. Enjoy $3 off appetizers and select from specials on cocktails, beer, and wine.

Parking Details:
Our parking lot offers complimentary parking for restaurant guests.

Public Transit:
Located 10 minutes from the light rail. Amtrak, SeaTac is located just East of our parking lot.

Executive Chef:
David Wilson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Basil's Kitchen specializes in creating unique menu options for groups of 20 to 190 guests and will work with you to provide flexible pricing and seating arrangements to meet your needs. Complimentary parking and personalized service sets us apart from other venues.

Basil's Kitchen - Tukwila Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

67% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Business Meals (3)
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Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Awesomeness! That is all!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Jessica Jason and the rest of the staff are awesome! Always welcoming with honest suggestions about the menu. Thank you for letting us run wild. All the places in Seattle to eat and we dined with you twice this week even though we were staying at the Courtyard. Your menu rocks. Keep it up and add more wine selections please!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This place is a hidden gem. Very underrated. Their service is always good. Food is outstanding (for what we ordered). It is not your average hotel restaurant for travelers to get a quick bite. We have tried their braised pork shoulder, garlic prawn, crab cake, French dip, and a few other things. The quality is quite consistent. The price is also very reasonable. Did I mention that they got an "excellent" rating from King County?

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Dined here only because hotel staff said it would be deducted from the incidentals deposit. It was expensive, not overly impressive, and guess what..... it was charged beyond the incidentals deposit. Wouldn’t have eaten here in the first place. Won’t go back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

2017 Christmas Dinner 6pm, Was not impressed by food or service. We were an older group of 60+ so young wait staff not very present. The seating was difficult for mobility challenged members of our party. Crab Bisque was a salt bomb, risotto was under/poorly cooked, crab cakes were over cooked and needed a sauce.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were there for Christmas dinner. Although the restaurant did not seem overly busy, our server excused the food quality because of the fixed menu and the holiday. One order of fettuccini was soupy. Our server was distracted and forgot we asked for wine. However, she did her best to accommodate our requests for our desserts to go. We enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere, unlike that in many modern restaurants.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went to this restaurant two or three years ago for the Christmas Dinner. It was awesome. But our returns have been a disaster. Thanksgiving and Christmas buffet were very weak on service and noisy and crowded. So this Christmas we decided to return for the evening Christmas dinner. What a change from our first experience. The lights shined down on us very bright. Very noisy family at table next to us. Food was good. Service was ok. This will probably be our last holiday dinner at Basil's.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The Basil Kitchen was wonderful! I took my family there for the Christmas dinner buffet and everything was excellent. I was very impressed and would make it a tradition!

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great northwest cuisine and craft beer selection.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Made a reservation for ten people plus one high chair in the evening. Showed up on time and our table was ready immediately. Service was amazing. Our waitresses were incredibly nice. The food was good. We even got a dessert for the birthday boy. Would definitely come again.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Food was good; Three small Crab cakes with risotto which was a little on the dry side; crisp half dozen green beans atop the risotto; some tables got bread, suspect that you had to ask for it?
The waiter was polite but rather robotic like; Food was pricey;
Loud conversational noise from happy hour in the high ceilinged atrium lounge just outside the restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We have been to Basil's twice. The first time was really memorable. Prompt, friendly and attentive service, excellent food (prosciutto wrapped prawns, cioppino). The next time was fair service,and mediocre food (chicken marsala, crab cake salad). The salad with crabcakes was mainly a large, overdressed, mass of arugula which went uneaten. So those uneven dining experiences lowered my overall rating to 3 stars. I still like the place, especially the spacious room and will adjust my rating according to future experience.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 22, 2017

We often have business associate lunches here, it is a great value centrally located.
We have always had a great lunch. There are a lot of menu selections for varied tastes at reasonable prices.
The staff is very good and friendly. We never have a hassle and always get separate checks!

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 18, 2017

This place is more for just dining if your staying at the hotel. I thought it was going to be a great spot for Father's Day but my the food was not worth the price. The selection was very small and this place was totally not kid friendly. There was no baby changing station in the ladies restroom. The food was ok but not special. The staff was friendly which was the only reason why it was decent.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 26, 2017

The only problem I had was trying to change my reservation from 6 to 7 people. Open table didn't work for me in that regard. When I received my reminder email from you, it was still for 6. Had to call Basil's Kitchen to make the change. This has happened to me before. Can you fix it?

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went for Mother's Day Brunch! The choices were very good. They kept everything full
and appealing. Our group of 4 totally enjoyed the experience. I would do it again and have
already recommended it to others.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The service and the waitstaff was absolutely top notch. They made you feel welcome and special. Hands down best service we've seen!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Food is always delicious, and very fresh ingredients. Also, service is good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Easter brunch- lovely.
Pricey for the little food I can put down but I was pleased with the variety and quality of fish dishes and the food and selection overall was quite good and true to northwestern good food.
My tween had lots of options and was also pleases

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Your entire staff is first-rate. Our server in particular was outstanding. It was an excellent dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Great food, service and atmosphere. Perfect for a working lunch.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Once again our dinner was perfect. Also a great thank you for the discount...we will return...soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 15, 2017

In a hotel so a little out of the ordinary, but a nice break from the chains that are usually in this neighborhood for when you want something a little nicer. The fare was tasty and Pacific-Northwest-geared, so my friend from out of town enjoyed getting his little bite of Seattle.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 14, 2017

TL;DR: Great service couldn't save our awfully prepared meals for the high price charged.

The rib-eye special was the blandest piece of meat I've ever tasted, and it was the special, recommended by the wait staff! The chicken-sausage rustica pasta was adequate, as good as a homecooked meal I could've thrown together, not something you'd expect at a fine dining establishment. Finally, the creme brulee had no crust and was cold. We ended up hardly eating anything and left still hungry. The best thing about the meal was the wine we had, but at $140 before tip, I can't recommend this place.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2016

My group enjoyed their lunch and the quiet atmosphere where we could visit and hear each o


ther. Always a favorite with this group. Good food, too.

Tags: Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Last year we went to Basil for Christmas and it was awesome. This year we went for both Thanksgiving and Christmas and it was mediocre. At Thanksgiving, the service was mediocre. Wait staff seemed overworked and stretched. For Christmas, service was nonexistent for the first 80% of our time. We did not even know who was supposed to be our waiter. A dirty plate sat on our table for a long time before it was removed. Last year we came for the menu service Christmas dinner. This year we went to the buffets and that may be the difference. The buffet was quite decent for the price. Serving spoon for mashed potatoes was so caked with potato that it was almost impossible to serve ourselves.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2016

They took a long time to seat us, though we had a reservation. Once seated, we were never greeted by a server. Someone brought water, without taking a drink order, and only one time, when we were over half way through our buffet meal. We had to guess the amount to pay, and left money on the table. Extremely disappointing for our Thanksgiving dinner. We spent $200 between cab fare and the meal, for two people.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2016

FOOD WAS GOOD FOR Thanksgiving we ate in the bar the server was good just had to much to do.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2016

The food was not even warm. The prime rib was to rare and cold. Fruit platter was boring at best. Service was slow and we had to stack dirty plates in order to keep eating. This place was not prepared to handle large numbers of people.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2016

We had our family Thanksgiving dinner at the Basil's Kitchen buffet. The staff was gracious and helpful from the moment we walked through the door. The food was fabulous! We're going to make Basil's our special family gathering place from now on!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 12, 2016

It was mine and my husbands birthday We booked the hotel so we could have a night out in the restaurant On booking I referenced our celebration
When we got to the restaurant I said we had a reservation We were shown to a table without anyone checking the reservation
Hence a very casual birthday celebration
The food was ok A bit pricey for what we got
Jason is excellent

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 20, 2016

The the price of the food was not worth the quality. It tasted like food the you could get anywhere but they charge you more because the restaurant is located in a hotel.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Jason, our server (and bartender), was awesome! Even though he had to handle 2 roles the evening we were there for dinner, we still received great service from him. We ordered the braised pork shoulder and scallop for dinner and both dishes were outstanding, We will definitely be back again to try out other dishes.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Good menu with atypical selections. My wife had the scallops which were very large and very good. I had one of the evenings specials which was a seafood kabob, also very good. We especially liked that we could carry on a conversation without yelling or straining to hear each other. The waitress was also very friendly. Great dinner.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Went here for the Father's Day brunch that they were offering. The food was really good, I wish that I had a bigger stomach so I could have eaten more. They had great selections and a lot that my sister who is a vegetarian could enjoy as well! The only downside to our experience was that our waiters (there wasn't really one assigned to our table it seemed) forgot about us a lot. When my dad sat down with my sister and ordered coffee he never got any and then when I showed up about 5 minutes later and she came to take my order he ordered it again and then she only brought out my coffee. We were not checked in on to see if we needed anything (we did flag someone down for more coffee eventually) I do not think that this was anyones fault, they just didn't have enough wait staff for this brunch as they were all running around. Overall I really enjoyed the meal and would definatley go back again!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 19, 2016

We ate at Basil's on Father's Day. The brunch selection sounded great: Fruit & cheeses, omelets, waffles, prime rib, seafood, etc. Sadly, while the selection was great, the quality was poor. Overcooked, dry, bland. The service was nice. The bloody mary (which was supposed to be a mimosa, but we took it as Fate, and drank it anyway) was WAY to spicy. The desserts were inedible. Very disappointing that so many Brunch Basics went so wrong.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 19, 2016

My husband and I have been to 3 brunches and enjoyed the selection of food and also had very good service each time. We went for Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day. I feel the prices were very reasonable for all the food that was served.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Expensive for what you got but the food was good. Service was exceptional!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 5, 2016

Reservation for 8 people. Service was good when it finally started. We had to go looking for server to let them know we would like water and to order. Seemed a little disorganized, lunch was served before our wine and drinks. Food was good.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on June 3, 2016

It is a very decent, romantic and quiet place! Food is also great! It would be even better if they keep the garden inside the hotel.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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