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“Lovely although a little expensive”

House Without a Key
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Ranked #16 of 2,370 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Asian, Hawaiian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Waikiki
Description: 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.
Perth Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Lovely although a little expensive”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

We enjoyed our meal here although it was a little expensive and the menu is limited...it is not fine dining nor is it a diner...something in between. Lovely ambience with great views of the sunset whilst listening to live Hawaiian musice with hula dancer. The service was excellent.

Visited January 2013
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Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Love the Venue”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

We love this restaurant, it is a not to miss for us when in Waikiki. There is no better place to enjoy a drink and appetizer. The entertainment and the view are amazing. We have been traveling to Hawaii since the late '70's and this has a feel of Hawaii past, but in a modern setting.

  • Visited February 2012
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Asheville, North Carolina
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great location, average food, high prices”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Great location, average food, high prices. We got there to see the sunset which is great from their location. Also a very nice view of Diamond Head. Very average food and high prices, which I guess is par for the course in Waikiki. Probably would have been better to get one drink there then a sandwich from an ABC Store.

Visited December 2012
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Forest Hills, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Wonderful 40th B day celebration dinner”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

I had my 40th bday dinner here and it was simply beautiful. The food was good and the ambiance was better. From the live entertainment to the amazing views of the sunset it was truly a night I wont forget. The food was a bit pricey and you don't get large portions. Ijs (Im just saying, LOL) be prepared. We took tons of pics and had a great time. We got there early enough by 5pm to get a decent seat in the front since this restaurant doesn't take reservations and its on a first come first served basis. My friend ordered the infamous Mai Thai that was just okay to me. A lot of people came just for drinks and the entertainment too. I had a great time!!!

  • Visited September 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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1,214 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 515 helpful votes
“The Best Venue to Enjoy Waikiki Sunset”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

We loved this place. The view, the location, the food, the service, the entertainment - they have it all here. Come early to secure a dinner table rather than a cocktail table (5 pm). We enjoyed the coconut shrimp, the tomato salad, the seafood tomato penne and the famous coconut cake. It doesn't get much better than this. If you have to decide on one pace to enjoy the sunset and good food this is the place to go. You will not be disappointed. The local entertainers and former Miss Hawaii dancer made for a perfect Waikiki experience.

  • Visited December 2012
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