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House Without a Key

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$$$
Waikiki
Asian, Hawaiian
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2199 Kalia Rd., Halekulani Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
808-923-2311
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This restaurant is at Halekulani Hotel
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 89
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  • 38
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Beautiful outdoor restaurant

Came here with a large group, had drinks right next to the sunset and the band then we were taken to our table inside. The food is fresh and simple, which is all you really need! We are really enjoyed our wine as well, lovely food and environment.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
kawa07
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Came here with a large group, had drinks right next to the sunset and the band then we were taken to our table inside. The food is fresh and simple, which is all you really need! We are really enjoyed our wine as well, lovely food and environment.

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The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor and decided to have dinner here with hubby. No reservations since that is not possible here. At the desk they told us to wait, no problem of course but later on when we were escorted to our table we saw that half the restaurant was empty: why the wait then? But ok, lovely view, nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped here the first night of our trip while we were still giddy with excitement. The waiting time would have been at least 30 minutes for dinner, but we decided that we wanted to be closer to the entertainment so we decided to sit in the lounge area that had no waiting. The only downside to this is the... More 

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Killeen, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

House Without a Key is absolutely stunning. When we arrived at the Halekulani, we were immediately greeted by the Valet Employees and I fell in love. They were so kind, opening the door for us (even though we were just restaurant guests, not hotel guest), they complimented us on our attire and really made us feel welcomed! We were seated... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Fantastic location - views can't be beaten, Good choice of food, great service. Ate there a couple of times in our stay.

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Center Ossipee, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We early and did not have to wait. Our server was fantastic and could not do enough for us. The dancer and musicians were excellent and not too loud so we could visit with friends. Food was bbq style with choices of one fish and one meat or two of either. Servings were quite small for dinner and even we... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This has to be one of the best best places to have dinner (or drinks) in Waikiki. Awesome live music during dinner and a great sunset picture spot. Had to go back a few times last time in Waikiki, just loved it!

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Food was average, and service was hard to find. We saw our server twice and had to actively track her down...tip is automatically included in the bill, so no reason for them to come back.

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Alexandria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place is SO classy. There's a dress code throughout the hotel (possibly always, but at least in the evenings), so don't plan to go to HWaK in your sandy flip flops and board shorts. I saw shorts, but nice pressed ones paired with collared shirts for the gents or pretty blouses for the ladies. Go at sunset and you'll... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had seen online that this oceanfront restaurant did not accept reservations so my husband and I and the couple we were traveling with went early to be sure we would get a table. We were there around 4:30, knowing that dinner service started at 5 and entertainment at 5:30. We were seated at a very nice table and they... More 

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Additional Information about House Without a Key

Address: 2199 Kalia Rd., Halekulani Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number: 808-923-2311
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: Asian, Hawaiian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2199 Kalia Rd., Halekulani Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighborhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: 808-923-2311

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Asian, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?