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“Great location - casual food”

House Without a Key
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Ranked #16 of 2,391 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Asian, Hawaiian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great location - casual food”
Reviewed March 17, 2014

Our family of five enjoyed drinks while watching the sunset on Waikiki. Band and hula dancer was a nice addition. Three of us ordered dinner from the menu - it was good

Visited March 2014
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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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127 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Not what I expected”
Reviewed March 17, 2014

After reading reviews I had high hopes. Food was very average with me leaving a good portion on the plate. Coconut Cake was excellent. Not worth the trip.

Visited February 2014
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calgary
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great food....a little pricy”
Reviewed March 14, 2014

Great location and great food. Found the menu a little expensive for what you're actually getting. I paid $22 for a burger...it was an angus burger, but it still was a burger.
The Hololani Resort as a whole isnt your average 5 star place, this probably adds to the menus being the prices they are.
Never the less the food was outstanding.

Visited February 2014
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san francisco
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75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Lovely breakfast outdoors, facing the sea”
Reviewed March 14, 2014

Great start to every day. good selection of fruits, breads, Japanese specialities, and cooked eggs, etc.

Staff is very accommodating and friendly.

Visited March 2014
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Brentwood, Tennessee
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“The Best Mai Tais in Honolulu”
Reviewed March 13, 2014

House Without a Key came highly recommended to us and it did not disappoint! We tried mai tais at several places along Waikiki Beach and kept coming back here - the best we tasted. As another reviewer mentioned, the coconut cake is fabulous. We had several small meals here and were always impressed. The wait staff is exceptionally friendly and recognized us after we kept coming back for our daily refreshment. We spent most of our afternoons here as it quickly became our favorite gathering places to unwind in Honolulu. It was absolutely one of the nicest and most relaxing places we have found in all of our travels. The food, the service, the atmosphere combine to create a wonderful experience for all who visit!

  • Visited December 2013
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