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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 1,890 restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $35
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, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Waikiki
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Dunedin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very beautiful environment right on the water with excellent service, live performance and really great cocktails - well worth a visit.

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Northfield, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Aside from waiting longer than we thought was necessary to get a table for our large family, our overall impression was very good. Very kid-friendly Menu with excellent choices and variety for the parents. Wait staff was very attentive to the needs of the youngest family members (and by default, the parents!), esp our waiter Guy. The live music was... More

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San Juan Bautista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

House Without a Key has to be one of Waikiki's best dining experiences, hands down. Our entire experience was fabulous. In fact, it was so good that we went twice during our five days in Hawaii. And, we certainly would have returned again if our stay would have been longer. The service was excellent, the food and drinks were outstanding,... More

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Sunshine Coast, Qld
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We only had a one night stopover in Waikiki and I couldn't have been happier with our choice to enjoy a Mojito here at sunset whilst watching beautiful Hula girls and hearing my favourite rendition of "Somewhere over the Rainbow", Ukulele version. To top it off, it was a Friday night so we also got to see the fireworks show... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

House Without a Key is a fantastic place to watch the sun go down and get a few drinks while listening to traditional Hawaiian music and watching fantastic hula dancing by former and current Miss Hawaii's. If you want food, however, prepare to pay through the nose and to have few options. If you're a vegetarian, seriously, go elsewhere. Your... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This restaurant is in the Halekulani Hotel on Waikiki Beach. We went for dinner and got a table with a fine view of the beach and the sunset. The male trio entertained with melodious Hawaiian music played on slack string guitar, bass and ukelele. An impressively genuine female hula dancer told wonderful stories with her graceful movements and I enjoyed... More

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New Westminster, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Spent 2 weeks in Hawaii looking for the perfect place to watch the beautiful sunsets, listen to true hawaiian music with is slow graceful tunes that melt all your stresses away, and enjoy a cool beverage before dinner. Look no further. We tried everyplace on Waikiki beach and you can't get better than this! Don't miss it! We did stay... More

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Fukuoka, Japan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Great cocktails, breath taking views ... Very nice place but attire can be casual. Only thing I didn't like was the small selection of entrees on the dinner menu.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

House Without a Key is a great spot to have some drinks on the water. The food is a little pricey for what you get, but it was pretty tasty. The specialty drinks were all really good as well. Make a reservation- they are usually pretty busy. Live music was a nice touch and the staff were all very friendly.... More

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This restaurant offers great food and an ocean front view. In addition, each evening they have Hawaiian entertainment which was very enjoyable. Weather permitting, the sunsets are spectacular from this location. The wait staff could not be more friendly and efficient.

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