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“Nice show nice Mai tai”

House Without a Key
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Ranked #19 of 2,495 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Asian, Hawaiian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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.
Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Nice show nice Mai tai and One of the best places to watch the sunset in Hawaii if not the world. Food is fresh and excellent. Five star service.

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Thank Bluelabelmalt
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Best spot in Waikiki area to relax and have a drink. They usually have traditional Hawaiian music and hula dancers under a GIANT banyan tree. Set in the back of the Helakulani, guest look out towards the ocean and the setting sun if you time it right. It is pricey but my suggestion is to get there early in the evening and share some pupus with your friends or family. The Mai-Tais are very good quality but again, there are expensive ($12-14 I think). Waikiki can be very hectic but sneak away for an hour and get into the Aloha spirit. You won't regret it!

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1  Thank bcpaula
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

I visited the restaurant, because it had so many positive reviews here. Unfortunately those must have been reviewed by visitors, who never left Waikiki, or as a matter of fact the Helakulani Hotel, in which the restaurant is located. The food is average, the service friendly but the prices way too high. Also; if you go for an early dinner make sure to get a table not facing the beach. The sun will shine directly into your eyes during the whole dinner, making you squint, rather than enjoy your food. Hey management, wake up, do your job and get a retractable awning to block out the sunlight.

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2  Thank Peter T
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

House Without a Key is the outdoor bar and restaurant at Waikiki's most beautiful and sophisticated hotel. It's the perfect place to end your busy day on Oahu, relaxing with a delicious frozen island cocktail (the mango daiquiris are great), watching the sun set over the ocean, and enjoying the intoxicating music of a Hawaiian music trio, featuring a lovely and graceful hulu dancer. If possible, I'd spend every evening here! And as a bonus, the potato chips served to accompany the drinks are the best you've ever tasted.

Thank Cassie227
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Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

Dined on a Sunday night. Hawaiian entertainment. Service was excellent and very helpful.

Don't know how often the menu changes but please refer to the pictures attached to this review for screen captures of their menu and wine list/prices.

I had the veal, wife had the chicken curry, father in law had the catch of the day and mother in law had some sort of salad. If you eat seafood, I'd stick with seafood at this restaurant because the veal and chicken were just okay but my father in law hasn't been able to stop talking about his dish (now going on two days!).

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Thank pacmanto
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