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House Without a Key

2199 Kalia Rd, Halekulani Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
+1 808-923-2311
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“coconut cake” (157 reviews)
“potato chips” (17 reviews)
“pupus” (36 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2199 Kalia Rd, Halekulani Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
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Reviewed yesterday

Two words Mai Tai! Best I have ever had. The food is excellent and the service is great, but the view at sunset is breath taking. The live entertainment is wonderful. Highly recommended.

1  Thank WILLIAM M
Reviewed yesterday

Recommended by my hotel as the place to watch the sunset, the sunset was actually behind the hotel, so no view. Other than that, a very busy restaurant area, and not a bad place to sip a cocktail in the evening!

Thank annamx1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great view and fine service. The hearts of palm appetizer was not good. The menu makes no sense. Beef & barley soup; kalua pork sliders, pasta bolognese. The food is okay, but there is no theme to the menu and if you do not want...More

Thank cbatman2017
Reviewed 2 days ago

excellent cocktails for either afternoon or to start off the evening, had some great Mai tais and Magaritas, service was excellent, views sitting out looking at the water excellent, epitome of what Waikiki on holiday has to offer

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Delicious food and great staff abd service. We had buffet breakfasts here and also a lunch and dinner. Nothing was a trouble. Great range of food. Slightly pricey once tax is added and we also had an extra tax for a group bigger than 6.

Thank Sarah06963
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome drinks and food. Best and most comfortable for a sunset. Great service with wonderful staff.

Thank Bdrortho
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here alone while my family were all shopping for a quick quiet lunch and was not disappointed. The Cobb Salad was absolutely amazing - such fresh ingredients, so well prepared and extremely quick. The server was very attentive and ensured I constantly had...More

Thank Sam H
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little expensive, but it's a beautiful venue for sunset drinks with live music. A true tropical holiday experience- drinking a cocktail, orange sunset, Hawaiian music, just chilling out. They serve complimentary chips/potato crisps while drinking. You can have dinner which is more under the...More

Thank kris m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived in Honolulu and Waikiki- we were a little taken a back. It looked like New York city and not what we expected at all. Once we settled in and started to walk around- we got a little more of the "Hawaiin feel"...More

Thank elmosr54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got $59/per person, you’d think they would serve the best lobster possible. Nope, the lobster, where there was of it, do not have any flavor and was dried out. But I refused the first ones served because the lobster looks as though someone ate half...More

Thank Theresa123
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February 3, 2018|
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Response from halekulanidos | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in House Without a Key. Yes, we still offer a breakfast buffet seven days a week in House Without a Key. Price for adults is $36 and children are $18. These prices are without taxes and... More
Michelle C
October 14, 2017|
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Response from halekulanidos | Property representative |
Guests are welcome to come and enjoy the music and cocktails in House Without a Key without Reservations. The Restaurant takes lunch and dinner reservations on our website, however cocktail tables are on a first come, first... More
May 14, 2017|
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Response from RonSlee | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I don't know the specific time the show starts I would suggest you arrive early, say around 5 or 5:30 and have your cocktails and pupus and tell lies to each other until the show starts. The location alone is worth... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
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
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Halekulani Hotel
Offering daily breakfast buffet, Hawaiian inspired lunch and dinner menu, and sunset cocktails. Voted one of the best restaurants in Waikiki, House Without A Key is known for its signature Mai Tai, a classic to be enjoyed any time of the day. Notable Hawaiian Hula Dancers, all whom have been awarded the title Ms. Hawaii, and entertainment are offered nightly at sunset and under the stars. There is a $5 entertainment charge for non-hotel guests, reservations available for hotel guest through Dining Reservations or OpenTable. Open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Daytime: Casual, swimwear cover-up and footwear required. Evening: Informal, footwear required.
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