Basalt Restaurant @ Dukes Lane Market and Eatery

4.5
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369 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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M
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good as usual!

m
Hawaii
103 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Celebrated a Birthday this time. Cake simply delicious!

l
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The restaurant is in an area with a group of retail food eateries like a bakery, gelato, rotisserie chicken/pizza. It’s a little confusing of a configuration. The wait at the host stand was somewhat long.

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love dining here for brunch & dinner. The food is always delicious, the cocktails refreshing, the coffee is smooth, and the staff is friendly. But more importantly, I think, is the atmosphere. It is open and welcoming. Basalt is a lovely oasis from a harried day that allows you to breathe for a moment and just be you.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time dining, casual but nice ambiance with live music. Little bit on the salty side on some of the dishes, but overall I will definitely come back and will also recommend. I loved the cocktails as well!

c
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Highly recommended.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Colton was fantastic. Food was beautifully presented and delicious!

RB
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great find in Waikiki! Good food, casual ambiance and not too noisy to hear each other talk.

M
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed this restaurant. I always have the miso butterfish, And they have a wonderful wine menu.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, live music and great food.

CL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience1

As two women we were seated by the kitchen door. When we protested we were the seated outside with the smell of pot and garbage. 5 minutes later two men we seated indoors (as we requested) at a nice table. We had reservations. We decided to leave with eating dinner. I was not going to purchase overpriced food from this place.

H
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Basalt many times for Happy Hour, this time I brought 2 visitors from CA and 2 from Singapore - a very mixed group and we were all pleased with our service, food and drinks.

HB
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was amazing, services was amazing (Russell was awesome) atmosphere was great. Will continue to recommend!!

m
Hawaii
104 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. They serve breakfast until 230p for those of us not on the same time zone/schedule!

SL
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great view of Waikiki Beach, Pacific Ocean and Diamond Head if you are seated outside. Varied menu selections with local foods and old favorites. Tasty non-alcoholic beverages are available. They are always busy so go for lunch and prices are a bit more affordable.

SG
Hawaii
43 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. Celebrated running the Honolulu Marathon with 15% off meal offered by Basalt. Had the mixed seafood grill and lobster soup.

CP
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great post marathon lunch! Service was prompt and warm, food was delicious and we’ll priced.

L
El Paso
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Did not expect this hidden treasure. The food and service was amazing! Ate here before the marathon and couldn’t have been more pleased!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Outside on the Covered Lanai is way too noisy for conversation due to service alley proximity. Service was adequate, food was ok, but too heavily sauced. Staff needs better training on how to present.cheese and charcuterie plates. Ambiance was heavily influenced by noise, but modern and clean.

SL
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We chose Basalt because they were having live music that night. The music was good, atmosphere pleasant and the food very tasty.

S
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Our experiences with the server and hostess were professional however the food was terrible. I ordered a seafood medley that included lobster, Kauai prawn and mahi mahi. The lobster and prawn were completely uncooked; one could not remove them from the shell properly. The lobster tasted as if it had been soaked in chlorine bleach (maybe it was before freezing). We also ordered the rib eye “medium rare” and it cam entirely red and bloody. To my understanding medium rare is seared brown outside 3-4 minutes each side with a 50% red center. After sending it back it returned still entirely pink and bloody. By this time the rest of the group were eating and sending back once should be enough.
It appeared that management didn’t want to pay for a kitchen team that both knew what they were doing or cared to check plates before serving. Not to mention quality issues with the shellfish. The restaurant was not busy so that was not the reason for haste and poor judgement.
This was a special occasion family celebration that was marred by an awful meal at an expensive establishment.

MN
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent, the food was delicious, they had live acoustic music playing. All in in a nice place to take a date.

c
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Foods were attractive and characteristic. Also not too salty. Serving was kindfull. Also live music was good.

m
Hawaii
104 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Love their charcoal pancakes! Highly recommended.

GJ
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We requested a quiet table and were given one outside which was quieter than inside but still along a busy street. We had the Restaurant Week menu. My steak was very good. My wife's risotto was rather bland, lacking salt and other flavor. Service was very good. Anything in Waikiki is going to be expensive but overall felt it was overpriced for what we got.

RT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant since it’s in lobby like atmosphere. Can dress up or be casual. Food taste great and portions above adequate. Really want to check out happy hour but wish it was to 6pm

WE
Hawaii
44 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice concept. Interesting food dishes, creative. Liked the bakery best

LY
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service excellent. Nice variety on menu choices. And the table bread. Soo yumm !!

NA
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My BF and I went for restaurant week. We chose the prime rib dinner for 2 ☺️ it included a bottle of Cabernet so why not? Food and service was great! My only low rating would be the ambiance. We were seated outside, thankfully the weather was cool. My BF felt some drizzles here and there but nothing too annoying. My view was a side road with foot and car traffic going back and forth so it was somewhat distracting.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great deal during Restaurant Week for good food and a bottle of wine. Really like this place!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Uni and crab risotto was amazing!

p
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular and interesting food.

KK
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for restaurant week and the lobster bisque was amazing. Full of flavor and not too heavy. I had the uni and crab risotto and the uni was so fresh!

SG
Hawaii
44 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience restaurant week menu with crab risotto. Very nice.

k
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

到着した初日のディナーに伺いました。
スパイシーカンパチポケ、プライムリブ、うにと蟹のリゾットを注文しました。
私はカンパチが、主人はプライムリブがとても気に入りました。
店員さんも親切で気持ちよく美味しくお食事ができました。

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H
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Outside was hot

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Went here for Restaurant week. Got their 3 course menu. Starters were ok main course was ok dessert was ok. It was about 57$ per person. Not worth it. Should of just spent my money at ayce kbbq. FYI dont get the lobster risotto it was garbage.

r
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

in a sea of tourist-mill restaurants , basalt was a welcomed relief . tucked into the back of the dukes lane market, it was a quiet, delicious break from waikiki's hectic pace . the charcoal pancakes were unique and tasty

H
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service was VERY slow. It took 20 minutes to get a cocktail, and a mocktail (juice), and even a can of apple juice,and the restaurant wasn’t busy at the time. Server didn’t ask if we were celebrating any occasion, and in fact we had two (2) birthdays we were celebrating. I don’t think we will be returning any time soon.

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