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About 53 by the Sea
Designed around its breathtaking view of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head, 53 By The Sea offers you the opportunity to experience Hawaii dining like never before. Delight at Japanese chef and Local chef artistry as he combines fresh local ingredients with succulent seafoods and the finest hand-cut meats. Just as exquisite are the melodic sounds of local pianists playing on the Italian made Fazioli piano in the adjacent T’s at 53 lounge, featuring wines and spirits from around the globe. 53 By The Sea is truly a celebration for all the senses! Collared shirts are required please.
Honolulu, HI 96813
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily 11:00am-2:00pm (last order)
Dinner: Daily 5:00pm-10:00pm (last order)
Bar: Daily 4:00pm-11:00pm (last order)
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 6:30pm-8:30pm
Complimentary valet parking available on site.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
53 by the Sea Ratings and Reviews
We were impressed with all aspects of the restaurant from parking, location and the view, service and food. We ordered a 12 oz. steak and it’s just perfect. The surf and surf was extremely satisfying so delicious. All of the food that we ordered was amazing and we never expected the complimentary Anniversary dessert which is actually perfect. Great experience.
I had a good birthday experience there. .. Only one thing I didn’t appreciate is when I went into the restroom and the host ran behind me saying that I can’t use this restroom because it is not part of their restaurant, I felt that for the money that we spent there I should be able to use any restroom.
I visited the restaurant to celebrate my girlfriends birthday in Honolulu. I left the restaurant a note about the birthday event during my reservation. A complimentary cake was given at the end of the dinner and the staff are very friendly and attentive. Overall I highly recommend this restaurant as a visitor, atmosphere, service, food and value are all very good! We enjoyed it alot. Thanks.
I booked this restaurant at the request of one of my girl friends not knowing what to expect. We were just getting together for dinner. Upon arriving to the restaurant I was pleasantly surprised because the outside looks more like an elaborate mansion not a restaurant. Keeping in mind I thought we were just going to a casual restaurant to eat, catch up on life etc. My friend and I were greeted by a friendly valet. As we got out of the car and walked up the stairs, someone greeted us at the large doors. Upon entering I was amazed at the decor which was beautifully done. We were seated by the hostess right away. The view of the waterfront and the ambience of this restaurant was superb.
We ordered a tomato and avocado salad, Mac nut crusted Mahi, Lobster pasta and the Berry Affogato for dessert. My friend and I actually shared family style. I know it was a bit unorthodox for this type of restaurant but we just wanted to taste a few of the delights on the menu. The portions were just right. Everything was delicious, the staff very attentive and friendly. There was a gentleman playing music and singing off to the side of us. We both enjoyed our experience at this restaurant and highly recommend for special occasions or to impress a date perhaps. I already made reservations to take my husband for our anniversary. I figure I will impress him with this place.
Very beautiful restaurant. The view of the city is gorgeous! Service is very good at the restaurant! Our main was absolutely delicious (surf and turf with the crab). The appetizers were good but nothing to write home about (pork belly, mushroom stuffed with escargot). The drinks were also very good! Would definitely go back!
53 by the sea was very accommodating and helpful in my being able to propose to my now fiancé. The food was great. The menu selection was awesome. The service was superb. Thank you so much for making my special day even more special.
* The one star is for the chef ONLY.
- We ordered crab cake, lobster pasta (daily special), lamb chops, 2 cocktails >> Very tasty, great sauce on lobster pasta; lamb chops were cooked perfectly.
- No dedicated server; never introduced today's fresh catch until we asked; took our knifes while we were still eating; one server asked us who has what dish but later another server came and gave utensils to the wrong person and got the dish wrong (rib eye instead of lamb chops); glad to have birthday cake but no utensil is provided (?!) >> Bad organizing, lack of communication; This is not the problem of having sections or not. Restaurants in Asia don't serve by sections and it works well.
- The angry part: We couldn't finish the lobster pasta. We have half of the pasta and half of the half-cut lobster left. Server boxed it for us and we left. When we were back home, we found out that our half-cut lobster was missing! Apparently the server didn't pack it! I don't know how the server detemined that there was no meat in the lobster......even no meat, I'm sure most of the restaurants would still pack the shell. One word: ridiculous.
- With this price range, I give them a F.
--- Dec 8th, 2017
As always we had a wonderful time at 53. We were celebrating my sister's birthday and wanted to take her to a quiet, elegant, special venue with a beautiful view and a delicious meal. Mahalo to Ricky for being the perfect server and taking care of our family. They enjoyed every moment of our luncheon celebration. Thank you 53 for another fantastic dining experience.
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