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53 by the Sea

4.6
1180 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
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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)
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Phone number
(808) 536-5353
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Hikaru Ide
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Olomehani St.
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking available on site.
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Entertainment
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 6:30pm-8:30pm
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
What 1180 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Super attentive and the best rib eye I’ve ever had

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JerryC (Savannah)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Outstanding in all aspects...a special treat

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Excellent service. All of the servers and back waiters were at tentative, very on top of it with refilling my water. Also, all of the food I ordered came out in a timely matter. I was very impressed with the service. My girlfriend said her surf and surf platter was outstanding. The crab and Shrimp were cooked excellent. It was a very much worth the money. I ordered the Tomahawk steak. It was tender, but lacked a bit flavor. The service and the fact my girlfriend was happy definitely made up for the steak tho. Overall had a great experience, bathrooms were stunning, valet and location was spot on, and I definitely would return.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

For location there are few places with a better ambiance; however on the two occasions I have dined at 53 By The Sea I have been disappointed in the quality of the food. It is good but not as good as it should be for the venue and the price.

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Roger (Portland)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The food was excellent and very fresh tasting. We had a fantastic view of Diamond Head and the ocean and landscape. Our server was very helpful and attentive to our needs.

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vipspeceegiy (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

今日は、久しぶりに天気が良く景色が良く、ダイアモンドヘッドが綺麗でした。
料理と接待も最高でした。

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KeyE (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

The 5 course menu was awesome. Food was awesome all around. The dessert cake at the end was kind of dry, like box made, but overall it was really good. A bit on the pricey side, but for the occasion (Valentine's Day) it was a good time.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Another nice outing at this restaurant.

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RonandJoAnn (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We had a lovely Valentine's Day lunch. Food was excellent and so was the service.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

The ambience, food and service was excellent. My table is facing the ocean so it makes the dinner more enjoyable. The valet parking was impressive. The driver remembered my car and ran to get it as soon as he saw me. Overall thumbs up, definitely will be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

アラカルトを注文しました。

明るい時間からだと、ダイヤモンドヘッドをバックに海の景色は最高です♡
カカアコ 付近の有名コンドミニアムが立ち並ぶ景色も、
全体的に見えるので、素敵でした。


注文したものは

・燻製カンパチの前菜
・カプレーゼ
・ロブスタービスク
・ロブスターパスタ
・ゴールデンスナッパー(白身魚)のバタークリームソースソテー
・アフォガト

でした。


どれを食べても美味しくて、
景色もお食事もサービスもお値段もどれもマルでした‼︎

シェフは日本人の井手光さんという方だそうで、
hawaiian Quisineですが、日本人に合う味です♡
日本人のお客様も多かったです。

また利用させてもらいたいです‼︎

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was delicious but it was the dessert that made me enjoy the whole night. Best Raspberry Mousse I’ve ever had.

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vipFoodfan (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

This is a lovely place in a beautiful setting with excellent food and service. We saw it from a boat we rented and it's just as appealing from the outside as inside. Definitely a memorable meal in Honolulu.

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RonR (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a great time for my girlfriends birthday and pre concert dinner. The view was awesome and the food was good. Great service. Enjoyed it.

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Yumi (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

53 by the Sea exceeded by expectations. My husband & I celebrated our anniversary here for an early lunch due to very busy schedules (the 1000 point bonus was a big plus too) & enjoyed the experience.

For appetizer, we selected the ahi kataifi roll which was delicious. My selection: seared scallops & mixed berry affogato...both very good & portion size of the dessert was huge. My husband selected the 3 course meal, which was more than reasonably priced at $38 & included a Chef's trio for appetizer, he opted for the catch of the day, & coconut panna cotta. I can't remember specifically what was included in the appetizer except for shrimp, a carpaccio of some kind, and a watercress wrapped thin beef. He said the shrimp was ok but the carpaccio & beef both really good. The fish was a white meat deep sea fish & came as a very generous portion. He also liked the panna cotta, which was light & served with fresh fruit. The restaurant also served a complimentary strawberry shortcake for our anniversary, which was a very nice gesture.

Service was spot on from beginning to end & every one was attentive & courteous. We would definitely dine there again, perhaps for dinner in the the future.

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CherylS (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

View, food and service impressed my clients. Their "new favorite restaurant ".

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vipOpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Impeccable service with awesome ocean and Diamond Head views!

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

3 course lunch was great - the fish option was delicious and light.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Chinese New Year

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Took my daughter here for her 16th birthday just father and daughter dinner...I had an excellent experience my waiter was awesome...I needed a strong drink...I got one...lol...for dinner we started off with the chilled seafood showcase...nice presentation...then ordered the tomahawk steak...slight miss communication and only had one on order...but I wasn't disappointed...had dessert....and a complimentary dessert for the birthday girl....I was hesitant to go...because of friends with bad experience here....but all in all...our experience was awesome...we coming agian...

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

In Hawaii for our 41st wedding anniversary and thought we had found a lovely, romantic restaurant. The hostess knew it was our anniversary and I guess she thought sitting next to one another on a bench was romantic. She put us at a table where we both faced the window rather than one another. My view was actually a pillar. I would much rather have looked at my lovely wife. The worst thing was that there were large families with little kids on each side of us. Between babies crying and 5 yr olds playing games on their cell phones, any romance bit the dust early.

Forget the dress code. I had a dress shirt, tie and sport coat but the two fathers next to us had t-shirts on.

The food was good and well prepared. The service attentive though oblivious to our conditions. Not a restaurant I’ll return to and I suggest you look elsewhere unless you enjoy the ambience of IHOP.

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vipJudyL (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Great ambience and wonderful service but food was just ok. Ordered both $100 & $150 tasting menu. If you're an avid seafood/steak upscale diner than it might not be up to par, with what you're normally used to. Other than that, ok overall.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Amazing night! Food was awesome! I loved the choices for scotch and all that.

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SharK (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Ordered the surf and surf...shrimps were tough....everyone else's food was excellent.

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vipEatoutoften (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Fantastic waiter, Joshua. Entire staff was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Great as always

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Went for my boyfriend's birthday - staff very friendly and all wished him a happy birthday, came with a complementary cake as well!

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Engagement

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vipOpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We came in and celebrated my Retirement.
I did the Chef Degustation+ Wine Pairing , and Lehua the Tasting Menu.
Matt was our Server
We really enjoyed all Dishes and plan to come back and explore the Ala Carte Menu

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vipBestSon69 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great menu, outstanding staff. a very special moment in time.

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