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House Without a Key

Certificate of Excellence
American, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Asian
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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Open air dining in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere with live Hawaiian music, great for families. Lot of history here

Thank personaobscura
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a large group, and they took a long time to seat us. As soon as we were seated they were pushing us to order, as both the kitchen and bar closed shortly after we sat down. By 930 there was nothing available. Our bill was still reasonably expensive, and my prawns (shrimp) was overcooked. I'd suggest looking elsewhere

Thank Ross W
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am always delighted by the food, location and atmosphere of this restaurant. Always keeps me coming back for more!

Thank Sven118
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great experienced service and welcoming hosts. Amazing food and quick service. Also a great breakfast buffet.

Thank Anthony2013
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a wonderful Hawaiian feeling of warmth and hospitality. Drinks with the Hula at night, lunch or breakfast it's always consistently excellent and the service amazing.

Thank woopie111
Norcross, Georgia
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our hotel recommended this for a nice dinner out and they didn't disappoint! Lovely view, wonderful service, delicious food! The hula dancer for entertainment was a nice bonus.

Thank Kiddoc70
Atlanta, GA
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Food and service are impeccable. But expect to pay well over $200 for dinner (2 apps, 2 mains with drinks) but at 5:30 there is live music you're right in the water and it's a soothing atmosphere. Food is very good albeit $14 for a Caesar salad and $13 fir cocktails

Thank Mia B
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For our last night in Hawaii we decided to dine at House Without a Key. We had read so many reviews here at Tripadvisor, and were a little worried at some of the reviews of the food, especially fish, but ultimately decided to try it and we are SO glad we did. We arrived at 4:45 and were promptly seated... More 

Thank michellp
San Rafael, California
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went here for a date while the kids were with our parents. The views were amazing! Seating was comfortably located with options to be outside and in shade. I had the best turkey burger I've ever had. I wanted a cheese plate, which wasn't on the menu, so they ordered me one from the room service... More 

Thank Caley H
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Drinks at House Without a Key at sunset are unbeatable, especially on Friday and Saturday evenings with Kanoe, the queen of hula. The food isn't exceptional but passes muster.

Thank X3103EMsabrinap

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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, Asian
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
Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?