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!
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30AM - 2:00PM
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Sunday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Our parking lot offers complimentary parking for restaurant guests.
Located 10 minutes from the light rail. Amtrak, SeaTac is located just East of our parking lot.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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This restaurant is located in the lobby of a hotel that is currently being remodeled. One guest had fish that had some gross bottled chili sauce poured over. Another guest had soup and salad, the soup was inedible. I'm sorry we picked this restaurant and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
The setup was very nice, I had a party of 22 and they gave us our own private area but close to the brunch food. The service was very nice, had 3 servers waiting on us and they were on top on it as clearing plates and refills on drinks. The manager and staff was very nice.
Basil's Kitchen awesome:)
We arrived early on Easter Sunday and we pleasantly surprised by all the Easter Decor and decorations on the tables. Someone took the time to use linens of blue and yellow and put Easter baskets with eggs and bunnies on the tables. So nice. The buffet was very eye pleasing with a huge selection of quality food.Lots of choice for seafood lovers as well as non seafood lovers. I had to check out the buffet three times because it was so delicious. The staff was professional yet friendly. A great experience and if we are ever in the Seattle area again we will come back. Thanks Basil's, a wonderful Easter Buffet, a job well done!
Celebration of Life
We needed a semi-private area for our group of 18 to celebrate our moms life after her recent passing. This place was perfect - we had a nice room with an area at one end that the small ones could busy themselves. Our server, Jason, was outstanding taking care of every need. Everyone was pleased with the food. I had the scallops and they did not skimp - perfectly prepared. All the plates had large portions. Great wine selection. Thomas helped me set up our group and promptly emailed me back with any and all questions I had. I highly recommend this place.
Great place for groups.
We had a group of 10 and were set up in a private alcove. Everything was lovely. We were not rushed and even able to have separate checks. The only downside was a strong unpleasant smell of varnish or glue that was coming from the lobby area where some renovation was taking place. This was unusual and will not keep us away in the future.
Secret hide away
A quiet secret hide a way that has great food and service. Nice bar with big TV screens for the sports fan. Quiet place with not very many people. Great place for a party. Service was friendly, helpful, and prompt. Food was suprisingly excellent!
Christmas dinner review only
Our favorite Christmas buffet dinner wasn't available this year so we had to find a new place. We'd never been to Basil's Kitchen and only had online reviews to go by. The food was okay, nothing great (compared to the buffer we had elsewhere the year before). We won't be going back for next year's Christmas dinner. The prices varied from about $28 - $38-ish not including drinks of course. The staff was mostly attentive though I ended up drinking my husband's water and eating ice cubes when they didn't bring by more water. I had the short ribs (big portion, couldn't finish it), and my husband had salmon (portion on the small side). You chose from one of three starter courses (one soup, two salads). The Waldorf salad was very weird, not at all what I expected. I really like fruit in salad, but I'd never order this again. Dessert served in a buffet style and it was fairly standard, nothing amazing. They had cheesecake, pecan pie, fruit/cheese/crackers, and two kinds of a rolled sponge cake. Not bad at all, just not what we had at the other buffet place.
This was our second visit to Basil's Kitchen - both for holiday celebrations. We are grateful they're open on Thanksgiving and Christmas. We like that we don't have to battle downtown crowds to get to Basil's. Parking is free! The atmosphere is nice. The food selection is respectable and tasty. The service is wonderful. Every person who works there seems to really care about all their customers. They were all very pleasant and helpful.
Decided to try Basil's for Christmas and very glad we did. Although the restaurant was very full our server took care of all our needs and the food was fantastic!! Highly recommend this restaurant and thank you for being open on Christmas!
Very nice Christmas Dinner
Nice quiet setting. Couples and families. First rate staff and well-staffed for good service. Good food. Good menu selection at reasonable price. Amazing desert buffet.
Food wasn't very flavorful and too expensive. Sirloin steak was kind of tough. Service staff was very good.
Great food and service!!
enjoyed our dinner at Basil's Kitchen, you expect good service at a Hotel restaurant but the food definitely exceeded expectation. Came to the Embassy a few months ago for a conference and enjoyed the experience so much I returned for dinner. If you are looking for good food in Tukwila this is the place.
The food is fresh and vibrant Mediterranean fair made with local Pacific Northwest ingredients. The service was on-time, friendly, and knowledgeable. As for the ambiance, I felt that it was warm and inviting.
I won't go back.
We had gone there for Thanksgiving dinner. The food was overcooked; over spiced; and over priced. I don't know how you make a pumpkin pie which doesn't taste good. Basil's Kitchen, however, does. The service was quite good, so it's a shame the food wasn't. The noise level was not a problem at all...we were able to hear each other without raising our voices. The ambience too was good. Nice place...to talk. Not to eat.
Our family went here for Thanksgiving Dinner because it was a convient location to meet because 2 family members had to work in the Tukwila/Sea-Tac area. We were very happy with the service we received. The food was not so great. 3 of us ordered the roast turkey. The food was not as warm as I would like. The Brest was dry. The Stuffing was dry, not enough gravy. The dessert bar was blah and the bread pudding was cold and dry. I will not be back for a special occasion.
I hate being critical because the staff tried their best to make everyone enjoy their Thanksgiving. We had a 5 o'clock reservation and ordered the traditional turkey dinner. The first disappointment was the butter for the bread. The butter didn't taste fresh and was honey-infused, which would have been fine for a traditional dinner roll, instead, they served an Italian-style coarse white bread. It is really hard to blow a Caesar salad dressing, but the dressing was oily and tasteless. Our turkey portions were ample but lukewarm, a bit on the dry side, and tasteless. The stuffing had a nice flavor, but had obviously been sitting around for awhile, again served lukewarm. The best part of the meal were tiny cups of cranberry sauce that seemed to have some kind of berry or cherry in it. Yummy! Too bad the portion was just a thimbleful. The dessert buffet was a great disappointment. I don't know if it had been picked over or what, but there were only a few tiny pieces of pie on individual plates and some other colorless desserts. I chose apple cobbler, which was good. For a $177 meal for four people - only one person had a glass of wine - I expected a much tastier dinner.
The food and service were great. We pla ...
The food and service were great. We plan to go back.
Easy to slip in after SeaTac flight .
The chicken piccata was tender and tasty. Even with my love of capers, though, it was a bit too tart. The broccolini was yummy, and sweet potato fries had a lovely creamy dipping sauce that made a wonderful treat even better. We often park at the Embassy Suites when we travel, so it was nice to just come in for lunch after a flight without any served food.
Good but expensive.
Really good food and ambiance especially for a hotel restaurant; it is REALLY expensive tough, a bit overpriced even for the offered quality.
Nice gluten free menu choices, server u ...
Nice gluten free menu choices, server utana, was extra careful to check our choices with the chef before submitting our order
Food was delicious, service was ok
Father's Day....anywhere you go will be busy. My family (8 people including two small children) arrived at 3:15, the restaurant was empty. I am not sure if the staff was busy turning over from Brunch to dinner but the service was slow and a little sporadic. Though I server was wonderful in accommodating to our request for the kids, including bringing us hot water to warm a bottle, I felt that with an empty restaurant having to ask twice for a glass of wine, not to mention the overall wait time between orders of drinks, entree, and dessert was a little strange. I wonder what it's like when they are full. Note: the food was AMAZING! From the bread to the sweet potato fries. We ordered top sirloin, lamb burger, pork shoulder, clams, salmon salad. Every plate was perfect. I will definitely be back to check out the hh/bar. Certainly a hidden gem in Tukwila.
As always, a winner
Basil's is a favorite of my ladies group. They take good care of us, the food is lovely, and we can sit and visit undisturbed for several hours. No one rushes us. Lovely.
Basil's Kitchen in the Embassy Suites
Our server Ambrea was a gem, She was very friendly and came around frequently to see how our meal was and whether we needed anything. I had the chicken fettuccine in wine sauce which I thought tasted excellent. The portions seem a little small though. My husband had Three cheese tortellini with duck confit, black truffle butter, arugula and wild mushrooms with Argentine Malbec wine. He loved the taste, but the tortellini was not cooked all the way, way beyond al dente. Ambrea graced us with a dessert of our choice since it was my husband's birthday. Thank you Ambrea. I would recommend this restaurant for a lunch or light dinner. You could also eat at the very nice bar. Service seemed to get good all the way around.
Nice menu, nicer environment than at most Embassy Suites. Colleagues liked their lunches; I did too but had an unpleasant GI reaction (was it the Ceasar dressing or the Pacific Salmon, for which I paid a premium?) Would go back & hope for the best. Not many good options in this geographic area.
Good food but overpriced by a good amount on Valentines Day.
I went out to dinner on Valentines day and everything was amazing. The servers were all very attentive and friendly. They were pretty busy by time we got to our table however everything was quick and efficient. We had to remind the servers about drinks a couple of times but they were all very busy so we understood. The food was beyond great. We started out with the Oyster shooters and they were delicious and fresh, and the sauce was amazing. My girlfriend had the Eggplant parmesan which was cooked perfectly with prefect al dente pasta. I had the Beef Wellington and everything was perfect. Asparagus was crisp and flavorful, the dough was not extremely flaky but I prefer somewhat chewy, the beef inside was tender and flavorful I love it. The sauce on top was extravagant! We were so full by time we got dessert we barely ate any although that was delicious too. Overall the restaurant was an amazing experience and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for good food. It was a bit pricy on Valentines day but come on, its Valentines day, expect to pay more at a place or cook at home.
Outside of the restaurant was a much more louder crowd but in the area my fiance and I were sitting at, it was very quiet. The lighting was perfect and the centerpieces were cute. I think it was a little strange that on top of the pink tablecloth, there was thick paper. The waitress was incredibly sweet. She checked on us not too often but enough. I ordered Seafood Pappardelle and my fiance ordered the Land and Sea Duet. After, we had the triple chocolate truffle cake. Everything was perfection. If you're on a budget, I wouldn't recommend it for Valentine's Day. If it doesn't matter to you, it is worth it.
Very good and surprising find in Tukwila.
I'm not usually impressed with restaurants attached to hotels but was very pleased with Basil's Kitchen. We enjoyed the Valentine's Day menu and are thinking of returning for the St. Patrick's Day special menu. We will definitely be back.
The servers were very attentive! The foo ...
The servers were very attentive! The food was ok but cost way more than it was worth and I am willing to pay very well for a great meal. We had the Valentine's Day special menu. The Brie appetizer was tasty although not much to it.The asparagus were cooked perfectly, the potatoes barely reheated and tough. I had the stuffed chicken with kale, which I love and cook all the time. Their kale tasted sour and the chicken was tough and tasteless. It was almost like the servers were really making up for the lousy food. My husband had the beef wellington, the pastry was not flaky and was chewy. He too really liked the asparagus but not much else. It was a last minute decision to go out on Valentine's Day, we should have stayed home. I am not sure we will go there again.
My ladies group loves Basil's for our luncheons.
My ladies group loves Basil's for our luncheons. It's quiet so that even with a large group we can visit and we are never rushed. The service is very good, the servers are friendly and very accommodating. We will continue to come to Basil's.
I had heard that this place was good and having been so tired of the standard Joey's, Bahama Breeze, or Stanford's, I thought I would give this place a try and was I ever pleased with my decision to do so. We started with the lamb sliders which were a tad bit salty but tasty nonetheless. We also had the brussel sprouts which were absolutely incredible with a great texture and loaded with flavor. For dinner, Bolognese, lamb shank, and stuffed prawns were on the docket. All were very good and the Bolognese was one of my favorite bologneses that I have had in a long while. The lamb shank was falling off the bone tender and the risotto that we subbed for the beans was delectable, seasoned perfectly, and not too heavy as many risottos can tend to be. I will certainly be returning as this is truly a diamond in the rough!
Meets in the Middle
I originally chose Basil's Kitchen because it seemed to be an easy restaurant to find and it was conveniently located off of I-405 between Bothell and Tacoma. I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious the food is and have since made it my meeting place of choice when meeting friends and family from the south end. I did notice that between summer of 2014 and December 2014 that the menu was changed and I don't think it was for the better. It seemed like they cut several options off of the menu, which is sad because they had a little bit of everything for everyone. Now the choices are more limited, especially for people with food sensitivities. The food was good, but the reduced menu choices was disappointing. I will go back, however, as it's a nice, quiet place to watch a sports game and the servers are always friendly.
The service is good. They anticipate well as far as drinks. At the end of our meal, we were asked if we wanted coffee. I had declined but then changed my mind. Getting service to come by again was a bit hard and then they acted put out because I changed my mind. The food was amazing. Presentation was great. It was a bit fast paced since I hadn't finished my appetizer yet when the entree came but generally good. For me, the creme brulee was amazing. You could have just fed me that and I would have been more than satisfied. Ambiance was perfect. I loved the feel. Lighting was perfect and the dining room looked fantastic. I could have spent hours there. We all agreed we are definitely coming back.
Great wait staff, disappointing food
We had turkey dinner there on Thanksgiving. Large portions of flawed food: Turkey was moist but only barely warm. Gravy was the hottest thing on the plate but very over-salted. Gren beans were cooked to perfectiion... then allowed to cool down to room temp so they were not very appetizing by the time they arrived at the table. Potatoes were lukewarm and unsalted but yummy-garlicy (the over-salted gravy helped level the flavor profile). The stuffing was colder than room temperature, over-salted and not much more than bread and celery ... but the waiter replaced it with some piping hot stuffing when i brought it to his attention. Desset buffet included a yummy pecan pie but it hadn't been pre-cut so people couldn't get to the crust; they just scooped out the filling onto their plates and left the intact crust behind. The dining room was less than 1/2 full and there were a lot of wait staff and dining room managers on duty so it was curious that so many little things were overlooked.
Thanksgiving meal review
We had a thanksgiving meal at Basil's Kitchen. The food was average. The cornbread stuffing was grossly underwhelming. It was a mash of white and multigrain bread - at least that's what it seemed. The main course was okay. The dessert bar had a pretty wide selection. The bread pudding was very nice. There was creme brûlée on the buffet. It wasn't anything close to being one. The service from the wait staff was excellent. They were very attentive to taking the orders and checking on is every so often.
This was a delightful experience. The service attentive. We had a great time.
We visited this restaurant under a different name, I believe, a couple of years ago and the food was substandard...not worth the price we paid. But I must admit it's greatly improved since then...both entrees were delicious and I consider them worth the price. The restaurant is still very cold inside...something needs to be done about that.
food and service were as expected. noise ...
food and service were as expected. noise was loud with a party of 12.
appetizers and deserts made for a good m ...
appetizers and deserts made for a good meal. will go back to sample the entrees.
Great food, just a tad pricey
So this is our third time going to the restaurant, the first time was terrible... Poor service, and food was limited cause they had sold out of a few items. We were invited back a 2nd time by the manager and we had amazing service, greeted and seated as soon as we came in. The lady serving us was quite attentive and we had good laughs! The food was really amazing! Had the risotto with shrimp scampi and crab cakes (this was the item sold out last time). We also had beef cube appetizers, they should turn this into an entree! Yummy! So for the third time, we remembered how good it was and came back, the service was great and so was the food! Only thing I would say was that it was a little expensive, and the decor was cheap (fake centerpiece)
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