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House Without a Key

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2199 Kalia Rd, Halekulani Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
+1 808-923-2311
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Started out by going to have appies and listen to the music under the banyan tree. The weather decided we were moving to a table inside. Ended up ordering dinner. We both had the mahi mahi which was so tender and delicious. We ordered the famous coconut cake which was light and fluffy. Would definitely go back again for a... More 

Thank IngaOlaf
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109 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would recommend if staying in house and want quick light lunch. Sashimi, tuna ahi n coconut prawns a hit. Aperol spritz were made to perfection and kicked off a nice casual lunch by the pool. No real view because the hedge block the beach side location vista but had a good buzz and would go back.

Thank NicalSydney
Chicago, IL
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there early, around 4:00pm and sat out on the patio. The patio and views are beautiful. We ordered drinks and a few appetizers. At 5:30pm the hula show started, which had great music and a beautiful dancer. We watched a beautiful sunset and enjoyed the views of Diamond Head. A sign stated that they would charge a cover... More 

Thank blong14
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place reminds me off evening dinner cruises on the rivers in NY or Paris. The view is spectacular but the food is extremely sub par. We both ordered the "daily fish" special that came with a giant brown baked potato with sour cream, chives, bacon bits (Wendys $1 baked potato style) - What restaurant serves that? The appetizer was... More 

Thank stangboris
Hunter Valley, Australia
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Special I visited House Without A Key at the Halekulani twice on my recent trip to Hawaii; on the first day I arrived and the day before I left! Both times we went for lunch and I had the Halekulani Signature "Joy's Special" and a Lychee martini. Delectable! The sandwich (crab, avocado & bacon) was delicious, so much flavour. The... More 

Thank Lisasydaus
Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a must for both visitors and locals. Beautiful Hawaiian music, classic hula dancers, cocktails and Ono pupus combine with a setting on Waikiki beach. You can't get better than this. It's on the pricey side but we always just forgo dinner and bathe in the environment and soft tradewinds and gentle Hawaiian music with a glass of... More 

Thank marcy441
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to listen to the music, enjoy the view, have some cocktails and later dinner but due to poor service we didn't make dinner. Upon sitting down for cocktails we informed the staff that we would be having dinner later, as instructed. We let them know we were ready to eat, and we were a little shocked to say... More 

Thank Travelfoodie2468
Bountiful, Utah
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133 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here a few times and it never disappoints. Great food, great service, and an amazing view. What else do you want? I'm eating gluten-free since the last time I visited a couple years ago and they did their best to accommodate me and let me know what dishes were safe to eat.

Thank Troyhth
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Going to the House without a key is about the music and view and neither disappoint, great place to see the sun go down... The menu is a little limited and pricey but the food is good. Cocktails are excellent and a good value given the size!

Thank jamesrudkin23
Westport, Connecticut
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141 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This part of the Halekulani hotel gives you the best view of Diamond Head on the island. Drinks are generously poured and are very good. The Halekulani gives a free hula show here every evening and it truly gives you the Hawaii spirit. Service is attentive. Don't visit Honolulu without coming here. You won't regret it. Hawaii at its best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
American, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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
  • This restaurant is at Halekulani Hotel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?