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House Without a Key

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Asian, Hawaiian
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2199 Kalia Rd., Halekulani Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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This restaurant is at Halekulani Hotel
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Buffet, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
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Lovely dinner

Very beautiful setting. Great service. And amazing dinner at a reasonable price. We had the pasta and the curry chicken and of course the coconut cake.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very beautiful setting. Great service. And amazing dinner at a reasonable price. We had the pasta and the curry chicken and of course the coconut cake.

Thank 5bkids
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every time (and it has been many) that we are in Waikki we always visit the Halekulani Hotel. It is a splendid oasis of fine design a gracious elegance. We always plan to have dinner there, enjoy the fine music and dance, and watch the beautiful sunsets. We have never been disappointed - until this evening. We didn't have reservations... More 

Thank Roy F
chicago, illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

While walking the beach we passed by and took note of how nice this restaurant looked. We made point of finding out its name. Our original plan was to have dinner- whenthT didn't work out, lunch it was. So glad we did not miss our. Hence for the best lunch ever. Superior service right off the bat. My lunch choice... More 

Thank warmweatherfan
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great setting right on the beach, thought the food was pretty ordinary considering the price you have to pay, but guess the location is the Key.

Thank Brokenback
Baytown, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here for our last night in Waikiki. It was the best decision ever- the sunset, music, atmosphere and coconut cake were fantastic!! Service and food was great too.

Thank bgcapp
Laguna Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good food, excellent ambiance, reasonable prices coupled with outstanding service combine to make this an outstanding experience.

Thank Marilyn R
Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We live on Oahu, and occasionally take staycations in Waikiki. We don't like crowds, so to escape to a peaceful place during the afternoon we go to the House Without a Key. Gorgeous views of Diamond Head and the water, with a large tree that provides nice shade, and there always seems to be a pleasant breeze. We love to... More 

Thank Alice S
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Iconic location for 100 years. Mai Tail heaven next to the Ocean. This is a magical place. Real Hawaiian music - not tourist facsimiles.

Thank Spartan61
Piscataway, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner at sunset at a table by the water. Great fresh fish, good service, good wine selection.

Thank antonia245
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recommend going for sunset and enjoying some local music some tasty Pupus (appetizers in Hawaiian) and a refreshing Mai Tai!


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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: Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?