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House Without a Key

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2199 Kalia Rd, Halekulani Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
+1 808-923-2311
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Elmhurst, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the views, to the ambiance, to the cocktails, to the live music, to the food, to the service (Ian was the best!), you should plan to eat at House Without a Key more than once. Their Mai Tais might be best on the island! It is island elegance at its best. Plan on arriving before 5 pm as they... More 

Thank LynnCrossKrizic
New Haven, Connecticut
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ate dinner here; great atmosphere, live entertainment, on the beach and you can sit in or outside. However, the food is average and expensive. There are too many choices in Waikiki to waste your time and money on a meal here.

Thank Tim K
Kailua, HI
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115 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This has been our favorite place to take our visitors. The setting in incomparable with a view of Diamond Head, sunset, kiawe tree and of course, the musicians and hula dancer. The hotel has quietly instituted a cover charge to everyone unless you have dinner there. Unfortunately, the food menu has shrunk, through the must-eat standards of coconut shrimp and... More 

Thank hekili98
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,125 reviews
543 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This turned out to be one of the best starts of vacation ever.....the steamed Onaga was one of the best meals we've ever had.....an absolutely perfect combination of shiitake mushrooms, steamed to transparency baby bok choy, and an incredible sesame ginger soy sauce.....wow wow wow! We chose HWAK because they don't take reservations and we couldn't predict our flight arrival,... More 

Thank RickMIusa
Oro Valley, Arizona
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at HWAK at the Halekulani Hotel at 4:50 for 5:00, no reservation seating. Seated at a table with a beautiful view of the ocean, the sunset and the Hawaiian band. Our waiter, Ian, was amazing, a dry humor and was very enjoyable. Mai tai's were the best ever! Dinner was excellent and the dessert, Coconut Cake, Vanilla Creme Angalaise... More 

Thank susanworkman
Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The view here is unbelievable-it feels very private for Waikiki-the view of Diamond Head is great. Live music, but soft, not obnoxious. The food was excellent and they were very accomodating with my gluten allergy. We will go back again!

Thank hulapam
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The House Without a Key is the outdoor bar everyone dreams of on a Hawaiin holiday. The bar area faces the ocean , palm trees framing the sunset, as you sip your drink to the soothing strains of Hawaiian music played by the live group. The hula performance is tasteful and elegant, appropriately for this lovely spot. For a late... More 

Thank Lore987
Signal Hill, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place came highly recommended by a colleague so we decided to make a point of stopping there with the time we had in between our hotel checkout time and flight home. We intended to just have a drink, but with some interesting things on the menu we ordered a few things to eat as well. The Beef and Barley... More 

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277 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether it be for breakfast or lunch, dinner or evenimng cocktails this informal patio dining is just the ticket with a sunset over the Pacific that cannot be beat. An excellent menu and the best service in town.

Thank SHERLOCKSanDiego_ca
Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here to watch the sunset and enjoy some cocktails whilst a Hawaiian band played. There was also a dancer that came out at intervals and the feeling was really nice here. Wait staff was also the friendliest we had experienced during our stay. This is a nice place to come and relax and enjoy some music

Thank Marie P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $35
American, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet
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: +1 808-923-2311
  • This restaurant is at Halekulani Hotel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?