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House Without a Key

Certificate of Excellence
American, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
As featured in Best Food in Oahu and 3 other guides
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2199 Kalia Rd, Halekulani Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sammamish, Washington, United States
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did not stay at the Halekulani Hotel but had the pleasure of having dinner at one of their restaurants, House Without a Key. The setting right down at the water was lovely and the food was excellent. Very nice presentation and just delicious!! Highly recommend this restaurant for lunch or dinner.

Thank Susan A
Washington State
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a fabulous dinner at this restaurant. Right on the beach and it was perfect at Sunset. Wonderful view of Diamond Head and the sunset. Beautiful music from a trio and a Miss Hawaii hula dancer. Food was wonderful.

Thank T40love
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommend the food here. I even ordered dessert and I am not a sweet tooth. We took our two year old and he was a little over excited and not so well behaved, but the staff graciously smiled at us and we're so kind to him. The live music, hula dancing and the sunset made the experience even more... More 

Thank Tam J
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the perfect place to enjoy drinks, pupus, music and the beautiful Hawaiian sunset. It's a bit pricey, but the view is worth it. Our server was attentive, and the food and drinks were yummy. You'll love it.

Thank Michael W
west suburbs of Chicago
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had wonderful dinner...ask about the fresh catch of the day. Guy, our waiter was attentive and made great recommendations. You definitely want to save room for the coconut cake!

Thank whyney1
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Found this restaurant upon recommendation of a friend who often stays at the Halekulani Hotel. This is the more casual dining option at the hotel, but still more upscale than many of the other restaurants on the Waikiki beach. Lovely view of the sunset, with live entertainment (2-3 musicians and a lovely woman doing traditional Hawaiian dancing). Food was very... More 

Thank Maureen N
Doha, Qatar
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to go for some fabulous local Hawaiian entertainment with hula dancers and musicians. The cocktails are strong and fantastic. If you are going here, do not miss the coconut cake as I dare say it is the best on the island. However, the main dish entrees do disappoint a bit with just being average. Book in... More 

Thank M_Traveller80
Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are very grateful to this restaurant for managing our daughter's complex food allergies. We had two breakfasts and two lunches and all was great. We also enjoyed the food very much and the view.

Thank Milana K
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would say go to this restaurant for the location and atmosphere. It is on the beach with live Hawaiin music and perfect view of the sunset. The food was nice but nothing spectacular to match the setting. Cocktails are average but food fresh despite a slightly limited menu.

Thank Emma C
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is very good. there are basic American foods. the place is very spicy and kinds love the area with lawn. sometimes there are far shows in the evening.

Thank kaz h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
American, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2199 Kalia Rd, Halekulani Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighborhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: 808-923-2311
  • This restaurant is at Halekulani Hotel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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