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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
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.
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.
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...
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.
One of the best meals I have had in Honolulu. A lot of foodie places are fancy sounding but disappoint in execution. Our food was perfectly seasoned, not overwhelmed with salt or sugar. Each ingredient carefully balanced. The wait staff were well trained. Solicitous without being obsequious. Kudos to Glenn in particular for making my 86 yr old mother feel like a queen on her birthday. The complimentary slice of birthday cake, with greetings written in chocolate sauce on the plate brought a huge smile to her face.
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.
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