Basalt Restaurant @ Dukes Lane Market and Eatery

4.6
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328 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International
The word BASALT evokes strength, solidity, and a sense of place… a reference to our Hawaiian roots. BASALT reflects our indigenous grey rock, formed by lava and formed by fire. It is the bedrock of our Islands and the unifying organic thread between our diverse communities. It is this underlying force that informs our purpose here at BASALT.

BASALT is a Waikiki restaurant that embraces our local Island culture. We salute our life-long heritage of multiculturalism. And yet, we love to introduce unique ways to look at local cuisine by introducing International flavors and unusual pairings to intrigue and delight our guests.

BASALT’s aim is to involve you, excite you, and captivate you. Our Asian-influenced Global cuisine will consistently remind you of why the Hawaiian Islands are a special place of Aloha… to be, experience, and love.

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GE
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Awesome experience. The staff was extremely attentive thru the whole evening. Max was our server and attended to every detail and explained everything every step of the way.

WM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and value, great live music

PZ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Second time we have been here and it will not be the last. The Prix Fix meal for 43$ is a great deal! The lobster bisque reminds me of back on the east coast. The ambiance is fine. You right between two busy streets and I enjoy the city feel. The live music is always a good touch.

The service was good, but the first time we were here it was incredible. That being said, there was nothing wrong with it the second time at all.

Can not wait to be back for restaurant week!

BH
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant setting and ambiance, great service and food. We both had the Sunset Special, but chose different options, it was delicious. Lobster Bisque, mixed green salad, Seafood Grill, Prime Rib and then desserts were an amazing creme brulee and chocolate torte. Good price for the amount of food. The charcoal rolls were delicious.

H
London
21 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Basalt for breakfast and dinner. We used to go for Happy Hours as well, but lately they have move the time to end at 5pm - which is too early for us (I think it used to be till 6pm). Free parking is easy in the Hyatt Centric Building.

JB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and fresh. Service was excellent. Would recommend to anyone who is expecting a great dinning experience.

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There’s inside seating and outside seating. No booths. Bathroom is outside by the outside seating on the side. The live ambient music ended at 9pm (I don’t know when it started).

Charcoal pandesal (complimentary) - color is completely black; so soft and warm however no flavor but that’s fine. YUM!
Got the prime rib (medium) - bland; came with green beans, one carrot with the carrot top and entire carrot cut in half and fresh mashed potato
NY Steak (medium) - EXCELLENT!!! Gonna get it again! Came with gnocchi which was good. Gravy was good.
Lilikoi Creme Brûlée - great! Wasn’t tart and wasn’t eggy! So lite!
Zen Cooler - yummy
17th Year Hibiki - yes...they had it!

Parked in the Hyatt Centric/Nordstrom parking garage.....3-hours validated parking. Yay!

E
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious! I LOVED the prime rib, cooked perfectly. It wasn’t fatty and cooked over and over. I hope they never stop making this, it was REALLY great! And I love that the Au jus was real Au jus and NOT thickened like gravy. Everyone who ordered the Irvine rib got the Yukon mash which everyone was raving about. The charcoal rolls were very soft, warm and delectable. The adobo chicken wings and scallops were very tasty and had wonderful flavor. The salads both had great dressing and were eaten up quickly. My friend enjoyed her pork ragu pasta. We didn’t get to try any dessert but next time! The only thing I wasn’t expecting was the way the restaurant was set up, I was expecting a stand alone restaurant but there were a bunch of little concessions and basalt was in its own blocked off area. We definitely still had our own privacy though and could chat. There were a lot of people in the kitchen busily working and a great bar in the center. It was a very lively atmosphere with some great live music. What a great time we had!

AB
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is excellent, the service very friendly, We are sure this will be a very successful restaurant in Waikiki.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

n
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful meal, very reasonable for being in hawaii. We ate outside and would have been nice to have a better view. Live guitar music was wonderful! We will def be back!

M
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were very impressed with our dining experience at basalt. I had the sea bass, my husband had that lamb, and my friend had the scallops. Each one of us said Yum after everybody! The staff was amazing, and they even brought a birthday dessert for my friend Donna.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, especially the charcoal pancakes. The staff was very friendly.

J
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very nice place for dinner. We loved the meal, drinks and ambiance. We will definitely be back!

SD
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great restaurant in an excellent location - at the heart of Waikiki; Dukes Lane. Excellent food and service. Found sitting right under an air conditioning vent a bit too cold so asked to move tables. Great wine selection.

LN
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed it so much we ate there three times during our stay in Honolulu. Gema was wonderful especially when some other guests were not patient. Excellent food and environment!

e
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Waiter never introduced himself. I had to ask what the fresh fish was. He had zero personality.

He had a young woman shadowing him, her name was Maddie. She was super friendly, followed up efficiently and made the night.

Keep her, get rid of what’s his name ( he had a man bun)

s
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we have been here for dinner a couple of times but today we came for a specialty breakfast. we ordered the charcoal buttermilk pancakes. the visual plating was much better than the taste. Very hot and dense, with fruit and charcoal whipped cream that was delicious but guava strawberry sauce was too sweet. We will come back again probably for lunch or dinner because the service is very attentive.

H
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The Sunset Special seemed like a good choice. I confirmed with server that the serving size was the same as if I ordered the regular dishes off the menu. The Lobster Bisque was OK but lacking much lobster. The mixed seafood plate was very good but extremely small. The service was almost nonexistent and my desert was served just as I dropped my fork to complete the entry. I guess they know how hungry you must be after finishing the tiny entry!!!

M
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Ate here fo breakfast several times. Best food and value.
Catered to exactly what I wanted.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with Lobster Bisque which was rich and delicious. I then had the best piece of beef I've ever eaten. It was the Prime Rib, cooked medium rare, which is what I asked for, and it was full of flavour and so tender. Finished off with a Creme Brulee, which had passionfruit in the nice crunchy top, beautiful. The service here was really good. They looked after us and interacted with us in such a great way. It helps to have a memorable dinner.

RG
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Basalt has an amazing Prime Rib. The grilled seafood dish was also wonderful. One of the top restaurants in Waikiki in my opinion.

RW
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent! We enjoyed the live music (especially since it was not too loud) and the wine tasting portions.

c
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server, Max was very informative and pleasant. He provided helpful suggestionsand made our dining experience very enjoyable. we will definitely return.

H
London
22 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 8. Wait staff was attentive and polite. Food is very good. Will be back.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

朝食で利用しました。
噂の黒いパンケーキはふわふわでパンケーキの甘さと
ベリーの酸味のバランスが良くとても美味し黒いいただきました。
また利用したいです。
ただボリュームがあり過ぎて途中で味に飽きてしまいました。
2人でシェアしましたがそれでも多かったです。
ハーフサイズがあれば他のメニューと組み合わせて大満足の朝食になるのではないかと思います。

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LL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service and great value. Especially the pancake.

PR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great, casual vibe. The service was also really good.

m
Hawaii
95 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great and accommodating for my food allergies.

RW
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my sister’s birthday! This is our third time at this restaurant!

MV
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and out of the ordinary. We would have liked a quieter atmosphere. Over hearing the conversation and laughter from other tables and the cars and motorcycles down the ramp was too distracting. We had a hard time hearing our own table conversation. The service was superb as the servers were very attentive. The live music was good but got lost in the surrounding noise. Any louder would have been too much.

F
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants to go to whenever I’m in Honolulu. Great food, service and presentation.

RR
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tucked back in Dukes Lane, is this hidden gem of a restaurant. Tremendous food, good bar drinks and while it can be a bit loud, there is entertainment and overall relaxed vibe. For a great meal and not too pricy, it's a good place to eat in Waikiki.

LB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, well presented and great outside atmosphere. Service was outstanding and the servant was so helpful and good at explaining what ever questions we had.

P
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Delicious food, lovely live music. Service was friendly but rushed even when the restaurant was about a quarter full and there was no seating line. Salad came first, appetizer landed just as we started salad...entree arrived while I was still eating salad and before I started appetizer. Enjoyed the New York steak and pork belly buns. Recommend requesting the pace you want in course delivery.

P
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Basalt is not an individual restaurant, it is co-located in an "eatery" with multiple restaurants. I was very disappointed. My wife loved the Caprese salad. I had the duck empandas that were tasteless. I also had a Mai Tai that tasted like it had maraschino cherry juice added. Finally, the asparagus in bacon tasted like asparagus in bacon. This is not an upscale dining experience, and don't be fooled into believing so.

TI
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent table service and food presentation was perfect.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

チャコールのパンケーキは見た目よりもあっさりしていてとても美味しかったです。ワイキキ到着直後の、少し疲れた体に活力が入る素晴らしい料理でした。

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E
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and delicious food, the charcoal pancakes are a must try item!

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

French toast is great! Very light and toasty on the outside and airy in the middle. Not your typical heavy French toast.

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