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House Without a Key

) #12 of 1,898 Restaurants in Honolulu €€ - €€€ American, , Hawaiian
2199 Kalia Rd, Halekulani Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
+1 808-923-2311
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“coconut cake” (133 reviews)
“pupus” (46 reviews)
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Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
2199 Kalia Rd, Halekulani Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must if you're visiting Waikiki. Dress up. Go as a walk-in. Start with drinks and enjoy the sunset while you listen to live music and local dancing. Then adjourn to the table for delicious modern-fusion cuisine. Moderate prices. Amazing staff. One of the highlights...More

Thank HDaB
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I always stop here for a hamburger on the tranquil lanai before heading back into the airport fray. Sometimes I catch the music and hula under the tree, which starts around 5:30. Regardless,it's soothing to just sit in a calm environment and gaze at the...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the best dinner experience in Waikiki! We had a large party and we're seated on the lanaii overlooking the ocean. The food and cocktails were perfection and the service was superb! Several of us had read the novel so we really enjoyed the...More

Thank travelinggal222
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate in the House without Keys restaurant by the pool and garden of the Halekulani Hotel a number of times during our stay for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast was often busy but service was attentive. A favourite was to request a personalised omelette...More

Thank Austraveller1111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service.... our waiter, Joe, was on the ball. Full glasses are important... We had drinks, appetizers, and dinner... I had the pupus and the prime rib.... both quite good... and the specialty drink (I had too many to recall the name) was excellent! Dinner...More

Thank ClemsonTiger1996
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I usually go to House Without a Key once a year. Not because I want to go, but friends come from the mainland and it is their favorite place. The best thing about this restaurant is the view of Waikiki Beach and the sunset at...More

Thank Timothy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view of the blue Pacific and Diamond Head can't be beat. The gentle sea breeze on a warm day was a bonus as well. I began my lunch with a Strawberry Basil Martini which was smooth and sweet. They have other tropical drinks too,...More

Thank Kayoliver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is delicious but as healthy as Whole Foods. The wait staff is polite and unobtrusive. It pricey but what isn't. You do get a great dinner. The food may not meet everyone's expectations if they like the greasier dripping fatty meat dishes. The...More

1  Thank Aurellia68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere, setting, service, food all top notch. A tranquil oasis in bustling Waikiki. Highly recommend a visit around sunset. We went for an early dinner with a large group and had the best meal of our experience on Oahu so far. From the very start...More

Thank MaikKubo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service but be aware there is a $5US cover charge per person to cover the band/bowl of chips. Fantastic location and great music.

Thank Knorts
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EMonVACAY
I have a party of 8 & we just want to get cocktails & watch the show. How early do I need to arrive?
14 May 2017|
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Response from RonSlee | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I don't know the specific time the show starts I would suggest you arrive early, say around 5 or 5:30 and have your cocktails and pupus and tell lies to each other until the show starts. The location alone is worth... More
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PeachyPossum
Hello there, we are getting married on Tuesday 30 May and we are looking for a place to have a beautiful dinner where there is hula dances or some kind of entertainment. Something suitable for 3 adults and 2 teenagers.
24 March 2017|
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Response from halekulanidos | Property representative |
Congratulations on your upcoming Wedding. House Without a Key would certainly have the music and dancer you are looking for. If you are looking for something slightly more elegant, I would suggest Orchids here at... More
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PeachyPossum
Hello there, we are getting married on Tuesday 30 May and we are looking for a place to have a beautiful dinner where there is hula dances or some kind of entertainment. Something suitable for 3 adults and 2 teenagers.
24 March 2017|
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Response from halekulanidos | Property representative |
Congratulations on your upcoming Wedding. House Without a Key would certainly have the music and dancer you are looking for. If you are looking for something slightly more elegant, I would suggest Orchids here at Halekulani... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2199 Kalia Rd, Halekulani Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighbourhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: +1 808-923-2311
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Halekulani Hotel
Description
Offering daily breakfast buffet, Hawaiian inspired lunch and dinner menu, and sunset cocktails. Voted one of the best restaurants in Waikiki, House Without A Key is known for its signature Mai Tai, a classic to be enjoyed any time of the day. Notable Hawaiian Hula Dancers, all whom have been awarded the title Ms. Hawaii, and entertainment are offered nightly at sunset and under the stars.

There is a $5 entertainment charge for non-hotel guests, reservations available for hotel guest through Dining Reservations or OpenTable.

Open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Daytime: Casual, swimwear cover-up and footwear required. Evening: Informal, footwear required.
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