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House Without a Key

2199 Kalia Rd., Halekulani Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)
808-923-2311
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Ranked #18 of 1,918 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Hawaiian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Waikiki
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Great value and the best location on Waikiki to view the amazing Hawaiian sunsets. Unbeatable Mai Tai's and if you decide to eat I can highly recommend the Coconut Crusted Shrimp with mango sauce and for lunch Joy's Crab Sandwich is hard to go past. Live music and Hulu dancing at sunset really makes this a must do when visiting... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

And sunset view. Beware though the Mai Tais are very strong. Thursday night menu was good my wife loved the Mahi Mahi and I liked the ribs quite well. To give you an idea of price the Mai Tais are $14.

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Tucson, AZ
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199 reviews 199 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Great view, live music, hula dancing-reasons to go. The mai tai was served with a lot of crushed ice, not the best I've had but good. Food choices were very limited and pricey. I ended up getting an appetizer and soup as nothing else really appealed to me. My friend had the curry dish and enjoyed it. The live music... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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214 reviews 214 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We stayed at the Halekulani hotel and ate at the house without a key, exceptional food and service, also Melissa the hostess was a real superstar. One good tip is to get to the restaurant early and listen to the band and then watch the sunset. The band starts at 545pm and a dancer comes on at 615pm, she is... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The title says it all. We went there on September 2014 because of the good reviews. I think the service and ambience were good, however, the food was not even tasty, in my opinion, and it was expensive. I would rather eat in a fast food than go back to this place.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We went for cocktails and pupu's on Friday evening and it was a lovely evening!! Located in the Halekulani Hotel the location is perfect and right on the beach!! The views of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head are incredible!! The entertainment was very nice and wasn't distracting while carrying on conversation with our friends. It isn't an inexpensive night out... More

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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

The location is excellent on the beach in the Halekulani Hotel. The views of Waikiki beach and Diamondhead are beautiful. The Mai Tais are exceptional, not too sweet and very strong. The braised short ribs were delicious and melt in your mouth. The grilled shrimp salad was tasty

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6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Went here for a sunset cocktail and it didn't disappoint. Quite upmarket so dress up and prepare to pay top dollar for your drinks. Service is great and they often have music and dancers which adds to the ambiance. Will always pop in for a Mai Tai!

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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had a large group for dinner and they accommodated us very well even though the restaurant was completely full when we arrived. They gave us an area to sit and order cocktails while we waited for the table. And the food was definitely worth the wait.

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NJ
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Enjoyed my food at this restaurant which was highly rated plus they had music and former Miss Hawaii doing a hula dance that was top notch.

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