House Without a Key

4.6
1529 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Open for Sunset Cocktails at our terrace nightly with Hawaiian Entertainment, light pupus and beverages. House Without A Key will not be open for breakfast, lunch or dinner until further notice.

House Without A Key is a distinctive open air 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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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers were great as were the drinks. Service was excellent by our waiter John, they even have my brother and I pieces of Coconut cake for our birthdays. Band was fabulous.

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CDub
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, as expected. Cocktails, food, service, music, hula, setting/environment…. Great experience! Loved it!

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JarradP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely outstanding experience at House Without a Key on Thursdays December 3, 2021. The staff was very helpful and efficient, the apps and drinks were amazing and the live band with hula dancer were great!

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RobM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to get some drinks and watch the beautiful sunset. Solid drinks, solid appetizers, amazing ambience, both the environment and music. Great date spot before you meander waikiki and get dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A perfect night is sitting on the Halekulani lanai listening to beautiful voices singing Hawaiian music with a lovely hula dancer. The service was outstanding. Food and drinks were served in a timely manner. It started to rain just a bit, but very quickly the guests were handed umbrellas. The food and drinks are pricey, but we’ll worth the experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location. Loved the relaxed setting with music and hula as the sun set.

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Tasmin
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food was a disappointment. This was surprising because the previous Sunday the buffet breakfast at Orchids also at the Halekulani hotel was outstanding. The chilean Sea bass was essentially potato salad with bits of sea bass mixed in on a beautiful toasted cracker. The shrimp and lobster gyoza we're nothing special and bit over priced. The hamachi crudo was the best dish. The charcuterie was fine but it could have been enhanced with focaccia or sliced bread rather than crackers. The big draw is of course the sunset views and the live music was delightful. If I did this again I would have a few drinks and eat elsewhere after the sun sets.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The dining room dinner are not open. Expected to eat meal on tiny low patio table at outdoor bar. Should not have booked dinner. Very over priced.

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LizC
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The House without a Key holds special memories and it was so great to be able to be there after the re opening. Drinks, service and view are just wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful sunset backdrop to a great day.

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MelanieJ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A sophisticated yet unpretentious island treat. House Without A Key happy hour is a hidden gem to appreciate Hawaiian music & dance within a truly spectacular setting at Halekulani. The margarita pineapple & frito misto were much enjoyed. Highly recommend advanced reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were not aware that our 7:45 pm reservation would be cocktails and appetizers on the lawn only. We made the most of it, and the fries and cocktails were delicious, but wish we would have known it wouldn’t be dinner

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vipdianea
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very elegant & Hawaiian ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing location & ambiance. Every aspect of our evening was wonderful.

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Aimrue
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience! There was a show with these gentlemen playing music for the guests. It was amazing and I definitely let my friends know to visit! Would definitely come back!

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William
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding food, beverages and entertainment!

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vipHeatherP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location, excellent service. The Hawaiian music and the Mai Tais were the best! Highly recommend.

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PhoebeM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, service and experience! Beautiful hula performance and authentic Hawaiian musicians.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The location, ambiance and service are wonderful. We made dinner reservations but the problem was that the restaurant is closed. We went expecting dinner. They only serve drinks and about 5 small appetizers. I didn’t see that small detail on the open table description. I just saw the different menus etc.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had wonderful drinks and appetizers there last night. Service is amazing, view is amazing, and they had complimentary entertainment. I would highly recommend regardless if you are staying at the Halekulani or not (but you should!!)

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ShawnP
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and the sunset. Enjoyed the live music and hula dancer. Had drinks and appetizers. Got a total Hawaiian feel from this place.

SJ
vipSailorJK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pious.
Looking forward for opening of full dinner service!!

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RussB
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance, live music, lovely Hula Performance.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was beautiful! All of the drinks were delicious, the service was great, and the view was fantastic.

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DorothyD
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of my most favorite outings here in Hawaii over the past 50 + years has been a night at House Without a Key. Our experience last night was just as wonderful as in previous years. The hapa hauoli music from Pua o Honua and her band with the lovely Miss Hawaii hula dancer brought back many happy memories. To be remembered for my birthday with song and cake in addition to the most beautiful sunset made it a night to remember.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Will absolutely come back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Most romantic night of vacation. There’s something magical about Hawaii, and everything about our experience at this place seemed to illuminate that magic.

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viporangutancutie
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Beautiful location for evening music and relaxing with some really good Mai tais. Secret is in their lime juice.

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LuzS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so beautiful, the food was delicious and the staff was wonderful!

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JamesE
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful scenery, gorgeous sunset. Live band was great as well. Drinks were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Came for drinks and small plates to watch the sunset and live music. The sunset view was unbelievable

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vipTERU
Kanagawa
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

ホームページにある料理が全く無かった。

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CestLaVie
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

House without a Key was incredible. We showed up remarkably early and they just walked us to an amazing table with a beautiful view. Cocktails were delicious and quick and the band was beautiful and friendly.

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Amanda
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and complimentary valet. So happy to see the hotel open again. It is still sharing a kitchen with Orchids right now but they should be fully operational again. Gorgeous sunset and you can’t beat the ambiance. Perfect setting for a casual evening with live music!

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CraigJ
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent Covid era experience. Outdoors, distanced tables, masked service help.
Excellent musicians playing outstanding list of Hawaiian and Island related music.
Beautiful Hula. Sunset timing is a beautiful bonus!

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vipRyanB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

House Without a Key is not open and should not be advertised as such. It is an extremely limited food and drink menu, the bar itself remains behind a construction wall and it is some chairs and very small tables placed on the lawn.

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vipElizabethD
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music, drinks and atmosphere

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Aliya
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a phenomenal time at House without a Key and will definitely be back!! The live music and hula dance performance were highlights for us, along with the beautiful sunset and scenery. This is an oasis and sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki without actually being far away from it. The food and cocktails were delicious, and we were even pleasantly surprised by a generous treat for our anniversary.

After a lovely evening at House Without a Key, I can genuinely say I have no idea why any negative reviews were left by others in the past. Our high expectations were exceeded all around and the service was fantastic. No complaints. Mahalo!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Great music and view. Very poor drinks and our particular waiter was awful. The service from all the other waitstaff was excellent. The food looked great but stick to wine or beer.

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House Without a Key is rated 4.6 stars by 1529 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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