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House Without a Key

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a magical night listening to Hawaiian music and drinking cocktails as the sun set. It was my first time in Hawaii and I will never forget this evening. Very special and well worth the $5 cover charge!

Thank trumpy71
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very comfortable yet I feel elegant, romantic spot to enjoy cocktails and small bites while listening to local Hawaiian entertainers and dancers. Beautifully staged in front of the waterfront with the sun setting behind them. Absolutely mesmerizing! We enjoyed Coconut Shrimp (4) appetizer or pupu, a Blue Hawaiian frozen cocktail and a Basil Strawberry martini. Our waiter... More 

Thank blonde375
Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 561 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We come to House Without a Key When we have friends visiting and want o share the beauty of a Hawaian sunset in a beautiful restaurant. Tucked away in the bustle of Waikiki is this oasis. Excellent location with the best views (of diamond head). This is a truly Hawaiian experience. The best place to relax with a drink whilst... More 

Thank Eric D
Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I bring all our friends and family here for the ultimate Waikiki breakfast. This is the best spot to enjoy a leisure meal and watch the waves with Diamondhead in the backdrop. It is not a huge buffet but quality rules over quantity. Every item is prepared just right. Their macnut pancakes are really good!! Tip: if you prefer a... More 

Thank pickietraveler
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second time I have gone to this restaurant and the menu is a little limited and pricey but the food is good. Going to the House without a key is about the music and view and neither disappoint.If you are looking for more than just a meal give it a tru

Thank FAS64
Canberra Australia
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117 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The two nights we visited this year I noticed a bit of slip in the musical standard - used to Kelly boy DeLima and Greg Sardinha the music of the two different groups this time seemed a tad bland. Still a great venue and recommended but I guess it is hard to get those top notch musician for which this... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular evening at sunset, watching the boats going out. Great music, beautiful hula and fabulous food. Highly recommended.

Thank JYoshitomi
Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had cocktails and took in the sunset and music each night. Great Breakfast Buffett and you must have their Mai Tai.

Thank jdmacd62
Farmingdale, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once again visited my favorite place in Honolulu. Always an outstanding mai tai! Food is also excellent. Service is outstanding only to be outdone by the sunset. Took a moment of silence for the fallen tree which hopefully will live to be righted in the future. Band and hula dancers are also outstanding. Our waiter Thomas was absolutely wonderful- a... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The House Without a Key at the Halekulani Hotel in Honolulu provides a "Classic " Hawaiian venue for both cocktails and dinner with a breathtaking view complimented by fine Hawaiian Style music and Hula, as well as great food, tasty cocktails and very attentive service. Mr. Ted Tobby is covering every inch of the venue throughout the evening to ensure... More 

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?