House Without a Key

4.6
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Contemporary American
House Without A Key is a distinctive indoor/outdoor bar and restaurant providing more casual fare and nightly Hawaiian music. It’s Halekulani’s gathering spot for informal meals and our signature Mai Tais.
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AE
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely spot, we got to watch the live music and hula dancer. My snapper was amazing!

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LF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made breakfast reservations so we could have a nice breakfast after our long flight. Seriously the best breakfast buffet I’ve EVER had!! It was $39 a person but after devouring almost 5 pieces of the best Miso Salmon I’ve ever had in my left and 2 waffles with coconut syrup, with such a Beautiful breath taking view to start my vacation, it was so worth it!!! Definitely WOULD recommend a thousand times

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MB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went there for our 30th wedding anniversary. The ambiance and setting were outstanding. Such a beautiful place. Loved the Hawaiian singers and dancer. We had such a special and relaxing evening. Food was excellent!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a good time Guy was a great waiter and Cody was awesome he remembered whose orders were, and so was Andy he replies he’d our drinks and bread. Well done happy camper.

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New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was recommended to us by friends when we visited the island. We made a reservation for our 46 wedding anniversary and it was perfect. The staff were very attentive. The food was excellent. The poke was very tasty. The fish was cooked to perfection. The atmosphere was very Hawaiian. There was a band playing soft , relaxing music. The restaurant was located on the beach so we were able to watch the sunset while eating. The chef also provided a complimentary desert cake for our anniversary. Very romantic and pleasant dining atmosphere and experience. Highly recommend!

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San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service. Beautifully prepared and presented food.

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Austin
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful 50th birthday celebration. Thank you so much for the special cake. Your restaurant never disappoints!

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F
Denver
33 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great location on Waikiki Beach. Live entertainment was wonderful. Food was good and service was good. The lobster tails and salmon entrees were a hit.

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Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting in a gorgeous hotel. Serene, gracious service. Excellent food. Perfect low-key live music. Everything I wanted from a Hawaiian dinner date!

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LD
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed beautiful cocktails, salads and appetizers while enjoying a gorgeous Waikiki ocean view. The musicians and hula dancer were fantastic and our server was outstanding...we will be back again next year!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

サンセットを見ながらの食事は最高です。
暗くなっても演奏と風と食事と、雰囲気全てが気持ちよくてとてもステキな時間を過ごせました。

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LH
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere with live music. Dinner was delicious. Haupia cake was the best I’ve ever had. I would come back for drinks and pupus with friends.

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MD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent environment. Mainly bar food but a great setting in an awesome looking hotel. I would recommend trying to watch the sunset from here.

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IT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff is excellent, the food is much better than average, but at this restaurant it the ambience and views are second to none.

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SJ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome venue, perfect Hawaiian music and hula experience on the beach- and with white tablecloths!

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NW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mother's Day ever! Service, food, music , Aloha...……
We will be returning 5/21.

Thank you Halekulani.
The Wong's

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H
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

海とダイアモンドヘッドが同時にみえて、波の音、生演奏で最高のロケーション!キッズメニューもあり、多少騒いでもテラス席のため目立たず子連れに有難い、もちろんハイチェア有り。ウェイターが子どもを気にしてくれておしぼりくれたり構ってくれるので子どもも大喜び!

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P
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They listened to my requests, and having been for the first time, it exceeded my expectations. Amazing views, yummy food, great drinks, and great entertainment. What more can you ask for?

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l
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Nice quiet atmospehere close to water. Cousin who usually doesn't order fish rated salmon dish exceptional
However,the stuffed Taro leaves were fair at best.Waiter was very slow n restaurant was not crowded.

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PB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Mother’s Day is always a big challenge . This was an awesome experience for this day .

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J
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best dinner on the water in Waikiki with free Hawaiian entertainment!!

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L
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable. The environment was superb. The food selections are very good and reasonable.

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JM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A wonderful place for a nice meal and friendly ambience after walking around the tourist concentrated area surrounding Waikiki. There was some good music and the food was great (albeit smaller portions so don’t come too hungry).

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1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

夕日がとても素敵な、レストランです。
ハワイ最終日に落ち着いて食事ができました。
また利用したいです。

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NA
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

This is a great place because of the entertainment and the view of the ocean and sunset, but we were assigned a table close to the entrance, with drastically reduced views. We asked to be seated closer to the stage, and at that point (6:00) there were still many open spots. The hostess did her best to do nothing. As a result, the experience was not memorable for my guests. The food was just OK, as was the service, but that was expected.

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D
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met with friends for dinner on our last night in Waikiki. Beautiful night, perfect table outside. The food and service was impeccable. Our favorite spot!

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Portland
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Wouldn’t go again. Enjoyable enough meal, although frustrating to say you have a dairy and egg allergy and they keep serving you everything containing those ingredients “on the side” to accommodate said allergies. Was nervous for cross-contamination and clutched my Benadryl the entire meal. Was seated where we couldn’t really appreciate the live music but had a good enough view of the pool - awkward dinner scenary!

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

とても雰囲気が良かったです。
リゾートの朝食には、うってつけ。

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H
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

昨年に続き今年もディナーで利用しました。
景色が良く見える席ををリクエストしたのですが、
ダイヤモンドベッド 海 キァヴァの樹もよく見える席でした。
また、水曜はフラダンスとバンドを見ながらディナーがてきるのでお奨めです。
昨年食べて感激したサーロインステーキがメニューから外されていたのは残念でしたが、リプアイステーキは肉が柔らかくとても美味しかったです。鯛の蒸し料理は生姜と醤油味で日本人にも
合う味で絶品でした。
また、お邪魔したいです。

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m
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

素晴らしいハーモニーの歌声と生演奏のハワイアンミュージックが溶け合い、夢心地のひとときが過ごせます。しかも、お料理はみな、とっても美味しくフレッシュで、お食事も大満足です。スタッフの皆様も、プロの接客で、食事、生歌生演奏、居心地の良さ、何もかも満足できるこんな場所、他にはないと思います。

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Food was average at best. If anything, it’s worth going for the ambiance and live music

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SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined here at our first night in Hawaii. It was a wonderful way to start our vacation. Great location and ambiance.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Good drink & music !!

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

キアヴェの木の下でフラとウクレレを聴きながらハワイをとても感じられる雰囲気のいいお店です。ドリンクだけでも予約できます。

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LG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A lovely Sunday evening on the lanai (but covered) includes live Hawaiian music and hula dancer. Watch for dive bombing little birds though. Food was very nice but not amazing. Special cocktails quite pretty and strong! it's all about the service and ambience here.

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1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Frankly, I expected outside wonderful performance as there was in Halekulani.
However, it was played a little small inside space and its mood was not good as much as I looked forward.
Dishes were not bad but also adequate to my family’s expectations.

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KS
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing - appetizer, entrées, and dessert! We also got a bottle of wine which was delicious. The view was also amazing. The live music was the right noise level - enjoyable but not so loud that we couldn't talk. Highly recommend this for a nice night out!

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AS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a lovely, spirit-filled visit. I’ll be dreaming about the heavenly coconut cake and the glorious music / dance. Mahalo!

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R
New England
53 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Very disappointing. Been wanting to visit this restaurant for a number of years and decided to celebrate our 35 wedding anniversary there. Upon checking in 45 minutes early we were told that seating in the lounge (outside patio) area had reached capacity so we were kindly escorted to an indoor bar/lounge area by the seating hostess who was lovely and courteous. Our server in the bar was terrific and drinks were well prepared. That ends the "good experience" at this renowned establishment.
We returned to the hostess station at exactly the time of our reservation. There was a crowd gathered there and patrons were seated on walls and benches awaiting their table assignments. Someone called out the names as they became available. It was like the lineup at "Cheesecake Factory" and not a world class restaurant. Fifteen minutes later our table was ready. No mention of our anniversary.
Husband had oysters and I had coconut shrimp for starters . Oysters were served on a bed of salt rather than ice. Interesting.
Husband ordered the Prime Rib and I ordered Bolognese. Both were inedible. They tasted like rock salt.
We filled up on crisps and bread. We travel frequently and have eaten at many fine dining venues. Believe me, this is not a place that cares at all about delivering anything special. The view and ambiance are amazing. Go for drinks and enjoy the sunset. Have dinner someplace else. It was awful. Try the Beachhouse at the Moana or Hy's Steak House for excellent beef.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

予約をしていたが、名前を呼ばれるまでかなり時間がかかった。とても忙しそうな雰囲気で声をかけられるスタッフもいなかった。

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