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House Without a Key

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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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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Canton, Ohio
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having stayed at the Halekelani afforded us the chance to eat at House Without A Key, The staff was amazing and remembered us by name each and every morning and at other meals as well. Their breakfast buffets are phenomenal . Fresh fruits, pastries, meats, sushi, popovers, fresh juices, yogurts and so much more. The lunches are beautiful. Fresh salads,... More 

Thank Chef Ed L
Sydney, Australia
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230 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A place to sit and enjoy a drink, listening to Hawaiian music, watching the sunset or for more casual dining in this hotel. Coconut prawns were delicious and great salad to go with. Very good breakfast buffet. Lots of healthy options as well as the usual hot foods. Recommend.

Thank ontheroadsince73
London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I chose this venue for a special dinner for Dads 80th birthday. We were a total of 19 pax. I did a look see and was very happy with those who attended to my inquiries and requests. Melissa (if I recall correctly) was so friendly, pleasant, efficient and gracious. On the day of the event itself, our table was assigned... More 

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Mequon, WI
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436 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a lovely spot in the Halekulani hotel and the restaurant (so the story goes) derives its name from a Charlie Chan movie. Nevertheless, it has a nice little menu and some superb libations. It is a very relaxing spot and a great place to enjoy a little bite. I had a Mai tai (best I had in Waikiki),... More 

Thank BosoxKen
New York
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband camehere after our friends highly recommended it. We kicked off with the Coconut shrimp and I had the chicken and he had the Hawaiian fish. Everything was just fine. I don't think it would go in my book as a recommendation. They also don't take reservations. We got lucky and didn't have to wait. They had live music... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Never too crowded , always a breeze with a beautiful view , we have been here for many lunches. ( heard dinner good too , entertainments , prime rib ) The menu is simple , food is fresh and inviting. May be the best spaghetti with meat sauce in town (24 $ not cheap ). Salad with Poke my favorite... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at the Halekulani for 5 nights and enjoyed a Buffett breakfast each morning as part of our stay. Good variety of foods catering for multiple nationalities, excellent omelette's prepared to order. Great service, friendly and attentive staff.

Thank Kimberly R
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at sister hotel the Waikiki Parc hotel. We crossed the road at the end of the day to try the cocktails at the wonderful House without a Key. The outdoor setting was beautiful overlooking Waikiki Beach,with a group playing relaxing Hawaiian music with the sunsetting, delicious cocktails and really good service. Another we had dinner there as... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for an afternoon pre dinner drinks. View of the ocean and the sunset is amazing. Just to sit and watch the boats floating past against the sunset.

Thank Jackie S
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here for lunch on our honeymoon trip. We got the spring rolls and the redfish. Very very good! Loved our waiter and had a great experience! Mahalo!

Thank 149alyssav

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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
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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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?