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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.

53 Ahui Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
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)

Cross Street:
Olomehani St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 536-5353

Website:
http://www.53bythesea.com/

Entertainment:
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 6:30pm-8:30pm

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking available on site.

Executive Chef:
Hikaru Ide

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Daily 11:00AM - 11:30AM 1:00PM - 1:00PM

53 by the Sea Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
2
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (47)
Waterfront (41)
Romantic (37)
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Special Occasion (36)
Good for a Date (32)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Great for Lunch (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Tasting Menu (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Business Meals (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Cozy (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Live Music (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Fun (4)
Authentic (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Casual (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Romantic! I took my wife here for her birthday and the staff was very accommodating, allowing us with seating near the ocean view window and treated her to a complementary birthday cake. We came on a Friday and got a great view of the Hilton Firework Show.The food was outstanding! The cocktails were made to perfection. The price is worth the experience if you're there for a special occasion, but I probably won't come back for casual dining.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Exceptional service from bartender, waiter, management.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Live Music, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

Great view of the ocean and Diamond Head on a sunny day.

Service was a bit slow at the beginning of our lunch but picked up.

Food was very good and presentation excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful food, service, & setting!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food and service was great.
My only complaint is the required valet service. Firstly, I could’ve just parked the car in the same stall that he parked the car. It is not crowded enough at lunchtime to require a valet who I then have to tip for moving my car a few feet away. Secondly, The valet didn’t lock our car door even though I specifically requested hin to do so. This is the second time the valet did not lock the door. Nothing seems to have been stolen...

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The foods were very good! The staffs are friendly and great services.

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Absolutely amazing!!! Went for our wedding anniversary and the staff were wonderful I would definitely recommend for a romantic dinner. The food, the view, the entire atmosphere was great

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Restaurant Week 2017, we ordered both the restaurant week special and off the menu. Everything exceeded our expectations. The food was elegantly plated, which matched the ambiance of the restaurant. Service staff was very friendly and knowledgeable which made for a wonderful dining experience

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great place for live music and celebrating our 20 year anniversary.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

今回もランチで利用
オープン当初は3種類のランチコースがチョイスで価格もお得でした
久しぶりに行ったらランチが変わっていて、価格も倍になっていました。
4人で300ドル
お料理もオープン当初はとても美味しかっただけに
今回は残念でした。景色は最高の場所
ハワイを味わうには素敵な場所でのレストランです

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We enjoyed the experience. The location is great and would definitely lend itself to a lunch time setting.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 1, 2017

On cruise stop
Ideal off ship meal

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Service is always on point, courteous and efficient.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Everything was great at this place. Service, ambiance, view, and food was on point.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Beautiful setting
Attentive service
Always a treat for locals and visitors

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Flawless service along with gorgeous views and delicious cuisine result in a great combination. My guests are always impressed.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Awesome ambiance and view of Ala Moana to diamond head. Food perfectly prepared and delicious

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was soooo good. The place is beautiful. Can't wait to try happy hour there.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Outstanding Service, excellent food served impeccably. Anniversary dinner.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 21, 2017

A favourite of ours in Honolulu. Great views, friendly servers and fine food.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent service bt Gerny. One of my guests requested changes to her entree. He checked with chef first and then said ir was do-able. Most restaurants or servers wouldnt even check! Great attitude, friendly too.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Amazing views, great service, and delicious food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

I had scallops that were perfectly cooked and were served with orzo and fresh corn. It was a perfect accompaniment.

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Delicious food with a great ambiance. Recommend this resturant for a special occasion, very tastful food with very great service. Servers were really on it and very friendly!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

A quiet and nice restaurant. Worth it to try here.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Excellent foods service and view. Sad to see a lots of homeless
on the stree restaurant is on. Glad dress code was lax, cause took
my classmate 's son there. He was in shorts.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was delicious. The only part of the evening that was not perfect was due to some ladies having a party, so it had nothing to do with the restaurant. We would have preferred to be away from a large crowd. The service was very good. I am sure we could have been relocated if we had asked, but we did not bother to.

It is our new favorite fancy place to eat, overtaking Michel's because it is slightly less pricy and feels more comfortable to us as a local Hawaiian couple. They cater toward a more Japanese crowd, so the bites are geared a little more toward our pallet than the French style at our now second favorite place to splurge.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great service! Food was pricey and the steak was overcooked. Dessert was yummy though!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great place to eat for dates. Love their prawns and seafood.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was very delicious, flavorful, great portion for what you pay. Server in my opinion because of what Iook like (I look young) he treated us very poorly.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

We came for lunch for my husband's birthday. I checked the review & also heard from coworkers so we finally tried it out. I like how the place was designed and really feel cozy. My request was granted so that was a plus! The food were tasty & presentation were superb. One of the staff Joshua was great & very attentive. We will definitely come back & will highly recommend. Thank you for the excellent service!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Had another great meal with the family. Great food.
Great wait staff ... very hospitable
Perfect Anniversary dinner !!
Thanks

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Great meal . A tad pricey but worth the experience . Will be going back.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

It was a perfect place to celebrate our mother’s 80th birthday. Food & service was excellent! We will be back soon! 💕😊💕

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Food is great here. I've been multiple times. The service can sometimes be hit or miss, usually it's great. Fantastic wine selection.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Went here for my bf birthday. he really enjoyed the drink selection. Food was all on point. Thank you for a great experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Too dark inside esspecially beside of live music stage.
Salty food ever.
Nice music though.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 23, 2017

It was my bosse's bday. Decided on 53 and I definitely made the right decision. View is always spectacular. Excellent food & service. Malia, our server was fabulously. Very attentive, warm and efficient. The boss was thrilled and loved 53!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Nice decor. Decent lunch menu. Great great view of the beaches of Ala Moana and Waikiki and Diamond Head.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

The dessert was good and also the lilikoi butter and their cocktails was good. The food was not worth the price. I would go back just for their a drink and the view. Customer service was excellent.

Tags: Waterfront
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