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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” (149 reviews)
“potato chips” (17 reviews)
“pupus” (43 reviews)
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American, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2199 Kalia Rd, Halekulani Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Breakfast buffet is awesome, the best we have had. DInner is great too, and the service fast, friendly and efficient

Thank ConnoisseurCharlotte
Reviewed 3 days ago

We sat outside where the views of the ocean and Diamond Head were spectacular. The service was excellent and the food was wonderful. A nice place to meet friends, talk, and have lunch.

Thank Ron D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My friend and I had the most pleasant evening at the House Without a Key. Beautiful location, excellent service and fantastic entertainment. Highly recommend!

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were looking for a scenic brunch site... I expected that Sunday Breakfast/Brunch would extend past 11:30 am. Had we known, we would have gone elsewhere. Anyway, there were 4 of us, three of which ordered salads, two Cobb Salads and a Parrotthead Salad. We...More

Thank Lena V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a pleasant buffet breakfast here with a Waikiki view. At night, there's live music at sunset which looked fun

Thank DAPJr112
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ate at this restaurant Feb. 28th, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The setting is absolutely beautiful. We had great service, great cocktails, and very good food. I would go there again in a heartbeat! Yes, it's a little pricey, but you need...More

Thank Texasfriends
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice during our week in Honolulu. The service is impeccable. No rush, they let you savor your drink and each course. The Mai Tais are the best. The selection is limited, but that was fine since the quality was superb in both...More

Thank lfwakeford
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent all around. Magnificent views of the beach and Diamond Head; spectacular sunsets, at the appropriate time; great mai tais; excellent food. Sadly, the music is mostly westernized Hawaiian, but there is a small amount of real Hawaiian music accompanied by beautiful hula dancing. The...More

Thank Randall B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No question that this "quintessential" Waikiki hotel is ground zero for its Hawaiian atmosphere, location, and entertainment. I was terrifically excited about a similar culinary experience, but I was, as several here have mentioned, disappointed. The menu is sparse, ala carte, but with typical choices...More

Thank mr8tch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

House Without A Key at the Halekulani Hotel in Waikiki is a great place to see a sunset. You should get there early to get a table with possibly the best view. Sip a drink, watch the sunset, listen to Hawaiian music and watch Hula...More

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3 February 2018|
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Response from halekulanidos | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in House Without a Key. Yes, we still offer a breakfast buffet seven days a week in House Without a Key. Price for adults is $36 and children are $18. These prices are without taxes and... More
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
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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
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
  • 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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