53 by the Sea
With qualifications; seating was quite far at end of dining area, and establishment was not busy. Food appetizer, lobster bisque was only Luke warm and I sensed had been sitting for some time before serving. Entree was well presented, and of good quality. Overall atmosphere somewhat formal and while not "cold" not necessarily warm either... I have been there in past, this seems to be the norm rather than the exception....however, individual staff members were very accommodating, I have been a guest of other parties attending, and primary reservationist about equal number of times. I do sense a difference when there are local/Asian participants in party.... Overall the experience could be better, given the facility, views, and quality/price.... So yes, I would recommend 53 By the Sea with the above comment. I continue to return because the view and potential atmosphere could be very memorable...... I find the time between visits expanding rather than increased frequency.... Thank you for allowing me to offer an opinion
Another fine meal at this fine restaurant--only detractor was waiter forgot to bring wine ordered by my wife & extra ice ordered for my cocktail, until we flagged down another waiter. Excellent valet parking by Jared.
The quality of food was mediocre however the ambiance and view was exceptional. We were not pleased with the service, specifically how they asked our bachelorette to remove her veil and tiara. We traveled from San Francisco to celebrate this very special occasion and they did not make us feel special.
Great and very delicious
Excellent service and kind gestures to help us celebrate!
The best all around
The food and service were amazing. What a beautiful place with an amazing view. The seafood tower was amazing and the fish of the day was perfectly prepared. The drinks were delicious and the service could not have been better.
It was incredible! Beautiful spot with amazing view food and service
Great place for our 1 year Anniversary!!!!
Way to expensive for what you get, and the service was slow.
We had a very good time with our family there. Food and wine were fantastic.
The view is phenomenal. Really nice staff and the food was really good but fell short of where I wanted it at that price point. Each component was fantastic but the combinations lacked balance in texture and/or flavor.(e.g. too much granola in the Thai tea affogato, but the granola was really good, and so was the Thai tea)
Felt discriminated... white people were given a better seating and we were given a table away from the main room
The setting is wonderful if you want a more upscale lunch or dinner. The view of Diamond Head and the ocean is amazing. The service is efficient, friendly and not intrusive. The braised oxtail and seared ahi salad was very good.
We celebrated my Birthday. The view, food, service were wonderful. We had BD desserts. Thank you!
Celebrating birth of grand child.
Beautiful restaurant. Fabulous food. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting fine dining in Honolulu!
We came to eat here on Christmas afternoon. I'm not sure if they were short on waitstaff but service was very slow. It took 15 minutes to even see a waiter. We ordered a cup of corn chowder. It was delicious bout only a half full cup. We were constantly fighting flies that seemed to like our table. The food was excellent and I wouldn't hesitate to give the restaurant another try when not on a holiday afternoon. The view was stunning as the restaurant is right by the water.
This is our third visit to 53 by the Sea in the last four months. As always, the service and food were excellent. We love coming here to celebrate special occasions.
Celebrated Christmas a little earlier at 53 by the sea and had an outstanding experience.
The food is really good but the portions are a bit smaller than I am accustomed to. This is coming from someone used to Southern cooking in the U.S. where portions are rather large. The service, atmosphere, and views(went before sunset) are incredible and I would highly recommend dining here. My wife and I were out for a night without our children and around 730 the volume level was higher than we would have liked but I am sure that varies greatly night to night. The price is well worth all that is entailed in dining at 53 by the Sea.
All smiles and aloha from the entire cast at 53 by the Sea. What a hidden gem! The chef’s talents are as good as any you’ll find in Hawaii—original and thoughtful spice selections to really bring out the flavor in the seafoods and meats. We loved sitting near the bar and piano. It was our anniversary and of course, a world class restaurant like this can’t let you go away without a complimentary, personalized desert for our occasion.
Excellent meal. Thanks
Wonderful view, atmosphere, service and fabulous food.
As always service were excellent! Eerything were delicious, lovely location, my family, friends and I are always very happy to dine @ 53 buy the Sea.
Once again, very impressed with both the food and service. We were celebrating our anniversary with dinner and the ballet. 53 by the Sea is right down the street from the Blaisdell Concert Hall so it was the ideal place for dinner. They were busy with a wedding party and other large parties, but were able to provide us with a fine dining experience and a well paced meal. The view is great. The service is attentive, but not intrusive. The food was cooked as requested and exceptional in quality and taste. They even gave us a nice anniversary cake. We have never left 53 by the Sea disappointed.
We sure lucked out to have a very lightly occupied restaurant on Marathon Sunday, and the most clear, sunny, beautiful day ever! The ocean views were spectacular! The service was 100% better this time than it was in October!
I ordered the Asian style oxtail cooked in sweet soy sauce. Some pieces were soft, some tough, & could have used some kind of a sauce. Also, the few pieces of shaved carrots seemed to be an afterthought to add color to the plate, but were horribly dried out & tasteless, why not serve with baby carrots or pieces that one could bite into?
Husband ordered scallops and linguine, it was delicious.
Affogato dessert and lava cake were delish. I really miss that Muddy Buddies aren't offered anymore.
Our server wasn't very personable and it was kinda weird having five different people popping up to spiel the food. There was a pillar blocking my view. The food is amazing though.
昨年5月にも53by the Seaを利用させて頂ました。その時は、スタッフ、お料理、雰囲気、全て満足しました。
それで、今回は息子家族の新婚旅行も兼ねての家族旅行でしたので、53by the Sea を予約させて頂きました。
Great view, good took an hour to arrive after ordering. Food was just a little boring and bland. We had a variety of orders and we all felt the same. For the price it should have been much better. It lacked seasoning, like the chef was too conservative. Huge wine line but far far over priced.