The ambiance was delightful. The service was impeccable. My wife had the Mahi Mahi and the House Salad. She enjoyed her meal. I had the Lobster Bisque and the Roast Duck, it was unremarkable. Overall the meal was acceptable.
Awesome servers. Delicious food. Spectacular view.
Million dollar views at this wonderful restaurant. Food was outstanding. We went with the tasting menu and were very satisfied with our choice. The first course was to die for...Lobster Summer Rolls were absolutely delicious. I would go back just for this item alone! The second course was the Island Ceviche - What a treat to have Big Island abalone and Kauai Shrimp in this dish. Third course was Small Kine Farm Portabella Pasta. The pasta was done perfectly and the mushrooms and sauce were amazing. The Sauteed Fresh Catch was Mahimahi done with a miso mac crust and mouth watering clam jus. The Black Angus Filet Mingnon was tender and juicy even if it was done a little too much for my taste (it was perfect for my wife). The the Lilikoi Tiramisu and Giandula Gelato were a perfect match to end this wonderful dinner. We'll definitely be back! *Loved the valets! They were very courteous, polite, AND they were the first restaurant that the valets volunteered to take our picture before we entered the restaurant. (No, we're not related them in case you're wondering.)
Food was delicious. The meats were so soft and juicy. Definitely a place to visit when I’m Oahu!
The view is fantasitc, food in nice and reasonable, service is kind. We visited with infant and have some trouble. But they took care of her nicely. Appreciate it!!
Hope we can visit next time.
We went to 53 by the Sea for my husband’s birthday and I was absolutely blown away by the experience. The atmosphere was upscale but not ‘stuffy’ and the view of diamond head from our table was breathtaking (and this is coming from a 10 year resident who has seen it a thousand times before)! Our wait staff was attentive but not hovering - they seemed to pop by just in time to refill our glasses and each course seemed to arrive just when we were ready for them. As for the food...let’s just say you won’t be disappointed! Every single morsel was delectable and was presented beautifully. It’s pricey, but in my opinion worth every penny! If you are celebrating a special occasion or are looking for a memorable dining experience, do yourself a favor and make a reservation!
It was a beautiful occasion and the perfect place to do it. The only downside was the weather. Food and ambiance were delightful.
We celebrated My husband 20 yrs of service with a perfect quiet dinner , the setting was ideal, service was excellent, food was a little on the salty side, my daughter enjoyed her turf surf , we also enjoyed the beautiful fire works, that complimented the evening well with celebration of 20 yrs of service. Will definitely return and try something else on the menu. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Great setting, wonderful service, great menu and wine selection.
Our ohana came to visit us and today was their last day on island. We wanted to give them a great food and amazing views for their last evening on Oahu! 53 by the sea never disappoints us! The service is always impeccable and the food is the best!
This was our first restaurant in Hawaii and it was amazing. All the food was great. My husband ordered the duck and it melted in your mouth. I ordered the shrimp and crab and it too was outstanding. The servers were phenomenal and the view was breathtaking.
All I can say is "wow". We visited from the Mainland and tihs week we ate at all the high end restaurants in Waikiki, as we do every year. This was our first trip to 53 by the Sea. We had the Degustation Menu with Wine Pairing and it was quite good. We are not red meat eaters so the Chef accommodated us with seafood/ veg courses. The food and the wine pairings were exceptional. Views also quite nice as you get to see Waikiki and Diamond Head from Honolulu. Restaurant was quiet and service impeccable - we had a 3-waiter team and they were attentive but not obtrusive. Only thing that could have made it nicer would have been a direct outdoor seating, which doesn't seem to be available for dinner. We will return!
One of Oahu's best restaurants. Wonderfully crafted French, Italian, local inspired dishes and preset menus. Superb service and ambiance with arguably the best view in Oahu (coastline of Ala Moana / Waikiki / Diamond Head).
We selected 53 by the sea to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and they delivered an exceptional experience from the service to the quality of food with a creative presentation. This is a must restaurant if you are seeking a memorable dining experience
Thank you to all the staff that made our evening that more special!!
We’ve had a dinner here every year when we meet up w/my family from Japan & us from Seattle. We’ve absolutely loved both the food & the service every time we visited there, so I was looking forward to it. It takes a lot to do to meet with my family living so far, so we picked here as special occasion before leaving Hawaii. BUT, we were absolutely disappointed w/the service by the server Anjela & her assistants. First of all, my mom was so shocked to see the server spilled the water when she poured (it could happen everywhere) with “no apology”. It can be seen in 1 star restaurant with the behavior. Another thing was the people assisted the server weren’t polite either. When the guy came to take our dishes away, my mom wasn’t sure if she was done. He seemed to be so annoyed. The server never asked if everything was good; she just bought the check without asking if we were done. We asked her to call a taxi when we would be done in 20 mins. While waiting, Japanese manager showed us the chapels upstairs; We thought it would be right time when done, so we thought the cab should be there, but it wasn’t. I asked the server; she said “I thought you were letting me know”, which I did 20 mins ago. I didn’t even finish talking to her, but she walked away & never came back to apologize. My husband who is American couldn’t come with us due to work. We all were Japanese this time; we’ve never been treated this way with him. I wonder we were seemed to be tourists who don’t pay enough tip or whatever to them. I’ve lived in Seattle for over 10 years, so I know how the tip works. I didn’t think it’d even worth 18% for the service at all, but we did. I’ve been to customer service industry before & was trained the customer facing position is the face of the company. It really was sad to finish the trip w/ the crappy service in the luxury restaurant & Anjela was absolutely rude at the moment we stepped in the restaurant the way she looked at us.
I took my girlfriend their for her birthday and she really loved it and so did I . The food was really delicious and flavorful the waitress was really friendly and helpful the atmosphere was great definitely going back
The food and service was amazing. We mentioned it was our anniversary in our reservation and everyone from the valet to the manager came by to congratulate us. I had the surf and surf, a perfect meal when you want crab but don't want to get messy. My husbands scallops were cooked perfectly. We will definitely visit 53 by the sea next time we are in Honolulu.
I took my wife here for a date and it was a wonderful evening.
Breathtaking venue, amazing view, the service was absolutely too notch, and all of the food was delicious.
I highly recommend this restaurant to all couples.
We tried the seafood sampler, the lobster bisque, the 12oz ribeye, and the filet mignon with a full lobster.
I can’t go on enough about the venue, the wine selection, and the view.
I thought the ambiance was beautiful, service was descent, and food was good. We felt somewhat rushed at the conclusion of our meal, knowing that we came in for a mid week dinner and they weren't very busy. I assumed staff was trying to get out early. Understandable, but not at that price.
Perfect restaurant to celebrate any type of occasion. The food was delicious and the service was more than outstanding.
Took an hour and ten minutes to get our dinner served and the weight staff never even came to check on us...pretty view , terrible service!!
Although our water glasses were filled pretty quickly the waitress wasn't around that much.
Especially after the meal. We waited forever for the bill.
Plus I didn't like that the two-seaters against the wall was positioned where they are staring right at us since we were by the glass window. Very uncomfortable having two people staring right at you while we are eating.
Beautiful setting. We had a window seat overlooking the water with downtown Honolulu and Diamond Head in the distance. Perfect service, including the fact that we didn’t even receive the food menu’s until after we had taken our first sips of our adult beverages. They also place the napkin in your lap, changing the color to what is appropriate for your clothing (black or cream). Love that kind of attention to detail. The food was great. I had the Tasting Menu and my wife ordered the Surf-and-Surf. We shared a light salad. The wines were ordered by the glass and the server offered a taste prior to pouring. They gave us an anniversary dessert matching that shown in the pictures. The valet parking service was perfect. Definitely recommended.
My wife and I truly enjoyed it. Everything was great!
My experience here was excellent!! The view, service and food were top notch! They recently changed their menu which was a pleasant surprise. The portions were just the right size. Also, the wait staff were extremely attentive and went above and beyond to accommodate any request. Definitely going back again and again!!
The wedding groups make a lot of noise during your dining experience. Aside from that it is a very good venue for business meeting lunches.
Squid ink pasta taste so fishy I didn’t like it at all The lobster pasta is better but it’s not in the menu anymore.
Disappointed that they provided a menu with error and did not honor the mistake or make any compensation for the error.
Everything was great, except the servings were small. Otherwise, no complaints.
It was a delightful experience.
We had a wonderful meal. The view was beautiful. This place is a gem
What an awesome experience! Very roomy and a great view goes with great food. They have earned a loyal customer!
Everything about this place was nothing short of amazing!
My wife and I celebrated our fifth anniversary here and this was our first dinning experience. Having no other fine dinning experience makes it impossible to compare however, this was an amazing experience. We will definitely be back. We decided on the tasting menu with wine paring and everything was exquisite and very fast as well. The entire staff was very professional, from the moment we stepped out of the car to the moment we entered. Thank you for such a wonderful experience.
Wonderful setting with terrific food and service.
Dining room setup could have been designed better.
Professional service and great dining always when I come here. My favorite fine dining place of all time. I love how the servers know how to describe whats on the menu and they have personal recommendations that are on point. Best place to splurge and feel fancy and special once in awhile.
Love the atmosphere and customer service. Food tasted fresh and was visually appealing.