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House Without a Key

€€ - €€€American, , Hawaiian
2199 Kalia Rd, Halekulani Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
+1 808-923-2311
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“coconut cake” (143 reviews)
“pupus” (42 reviews)
“swordfish” (19 reviews)
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American, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2199 Kalia Rd, Halekulani Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

#live_review Sad give a low rating to this place. Great food and ambience but ruined my whole Friday night by poor service. My fiancé and I visited this place first hand tonight. It’s raining quite heavy outside when we arrived. Once being greeted, we were...More

Thank Ni V
Reviewed 1 week ago

You're paying for the ambiance. Food is very mediocre for the price. Service was just okay. For the price, you can enjoy fine dining with superb food and service elsewhere. If I were to go there again, I would just go for a drink and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had coconut cake at house without a key. Best cake ever🎂! Love the sauce with the cake, preferably the vanilla sauce!

1  Thank Nancy J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice venue, food & service could have been better. Once is enough. Part of a big hotel. Had some difficulty finding it.

2  Thank Juliette L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting, wonderful services. I had catch of the day which is grilled monk fish. For appetizers, I ordered yellow fin tuna poke - recommended by the waiter. Soup of the day was a vegetable soup which I passed. My cohorts ordered heart of palm...More

Thank sunjoe075
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I felt like something else rather than the usual noisy bar and came here. It’s a little tricky to find inside the hotel, could use better signs. The menu is not large and we did not feel like having staters, so we went...More

Thank nico84ro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I called ahead, 2 weeks in advance, and asked if they are able to cater for a vegan. They assured me they could, that they'd make something special for me. We arrived and they took an hour to come take our drink orders. After that,...More

1  Thank GingerPotato
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, I would like to thank Melissa for her extraordinary and gracious service - especially since it was an absolutely sweltering night with nary a breeze to be found. Our friend had made last minute reservations after a whirlwind day of shopping in Waikiki, and...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pork sliders and fish were very good. Great atmosphere with entertainment and hula right on the ocean. Service was attentive and friendly. Nice way to spend our first evening in Waikiki.

Thank JT N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the hotel for dinner it was fantastic, Hawaiian music, the restaurant is open air, beautiful lay out, service very good, they really take care of you, the amazing thing was themai thai, and the coconut cake the Most delicious, I will advice go...More

Thank L L
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Questions & Answers
Michelle C
15 October 2017|
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Response from halekulanidos | Property representative |
Guests are welcome to come and enjoy the music and cocktails in House Without a Key without Reservations. The Restaurant takes lunch and dinner reservations on our website, however cocktail tables are on a first come, first... More
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
24 March 2017|
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
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
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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