Basalt Restaurant @ Dukes Lane Market and Eatery

4.5
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388 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
104 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

R
Hawaii
71 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We didn't realize just how enjoyable our brunch would be at Basalt. The food was prepared flawlessly and the service by our waitress named Thuy was the best ever. We will be back soon!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food, nice friendly service especially the manager. Definitely will return.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Too noisy. Right next to a burger joint in same open space.

SG
Hawaii
46 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and win was fresh

FB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch gathering for friends and family; beautiful day to enjoy good food. Waiter was attentive and accommodating.

L
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service great, food good! Think lighting could have been less bright for a better dining experience.

CT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here to celebrate Valentines Day. Glad we did! Service and food were excellent. We went with the Prix Fixe dinner menu, and at 48 per person was a steal. The ny steak and desserts were excellent. Will definitely recommend this to family and friends, and will definitely be back.

r
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good overall. Good lobster bisque. Great mixed green salad. Wife's prime rib was very tasty. But my macadamia nut crusted Mahimahi was bland because the sauce and capers didn't add much to the normally bland flavor of the Mahi. But it was cooked perfectly and the starch and veggies were excellent. Oh, I really liked the carbon black bread rolls. In fact, my other complaint was that the server did not bring more bread rolls as he said that he would.

But I would definitely go back for another dinner. The prices were reasonable for a fine dining restaurant in Waikiki. Service was good (except for my bread rolls), and the live music was a plus.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are friendly. We had a great time. Loved tender beaf and crunchy shrimp.

JH
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is excellent and service is good. Outside seating is not always relaxing as there is a lane right next where delivery trucks pass by.

R
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The restaurant has a nice selection of choices but there were 3 in our party and all three meals were bland and tasteless. Things like salt and sweetener had to be requested multiple times.
This is not a restaurant that I would recommend or return to

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love their dinner and happy hour and wanted to try breakfast. One of my fav spot to dine for any occasion!

OT
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Server was not listening our order and not checking us. Not good service

OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the live music

JW
Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, pricey, but standard for Honolulu

d
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service and great food. The items are both creative and tasty. We will go again!

ME
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was great, me and my friends really enjoyed our dishes! This restaurant is underrated, everytime I've been there I had a good experience.

M
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good as usual!

m
Hawaii
105 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
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
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant

OT
San Francisco
11 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
105 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
47 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.

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