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House Without a Key, Honolulu, HI
House Without a Key, Honolulu, HI
House Without a Key, Honolulu, HI

House Without a Key

4.6
4.6
3210 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
House Without A Key open nightly for dinner (reservations) and Sunset Cocktails (walk in basis) at our terrace with Hawaiian Entertainment.

Breakfast Buffet from 7:00am - 10:30am. Lunch from 11:30am - 4:00pm. Cocktails and Dinner from 5:00pm - 9:00pm.

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 Tai.

House Without A Key is happy to announce, The Waitiki 7 performing live in person May 24 & 25, 2024. One Show each day. This is a free show, Reservations are required, call 808.518.2019 to reserve your seats today. Food and Beverage offerings will be available for purchase. Show starts at 6:00pm both days. Guests are asked to arrive by 5:00pm.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 111 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Hawaii Regional Cuisine
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 923-2311
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jarrin Otake
  • Neighborhood
    Waikiki
  • Cross street
    Lewers St.
  • Parking details
    Validated valet and self parking.
  • Entertainment
    Distinctive nightly Hawaiian music (5:30pm to 8:30pm) is paired with the graceful dancing of former winners of Miss Hawaii.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,210 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Oahu

    Most Booked

3,210 Reviews
  1. karmik

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food and service. Expensive for what it was but you pay for fantastic location

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  2. MichelleD

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing ambience next to the water. Our meal was incredible!

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  3. qsauditor

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My only regret is that I had never been here before. Everything about House Without a Key is wonderful and not to be missed.

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  4. WhoamI

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best beachfront spots to dine and/or drink. Excellent food and service, and our favorite Mai Tai in Waikiki.

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  5. Karen

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful time. Beautiful setting right on the ocean. Service and food were great. Enjoyed the live music and hula dancing. Had no problem hearing each other in conversation. Would recommend to everyone.

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  6. athiede

    San Francisco

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had to change seating from under the domed roof due to loudness. Moved out by a very nice maitre de to under an umbrella outside of the main dining. Noise level much better. Great server and good food, I the vegetarian pizza and my husband a Cobb salad. I did love the panna cotta but wish the guava had been a bit more forward. The drinks were good but seemed pricey, both $20 or more. My husband’s was a simple gin and soda with lime. Overall a good experience especially with the Hawaiian singing and hula.

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  7. DavidS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The whole experience was a bit of a let down due to our waitress who couldn't manage to smile or be friendly. Very odd as our experience everywhere else on the island has been terrific. Maybe it was a bad night but for those prices you should have better.

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  8. MelissaF

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly amazing dishes. The Mahi-Mahi was prepared to perfection, the Mai Tai was the most tasty one I’ve ever had! Service was flawless. Very worth the visit!

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  9. Vanessa

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came for a dinner solo while on a work trip and had a wonderful time here. The food was amazing and service was wonderful! I had the soup of the day - which was a sausage and vegetables. I also had the steamed local fresh catch which was a sea bass and the flavor was so good! I ended the night with dessert to go and took my waiters recommendation with the coconut cake - it did not disappoint! The addition of live music and a Hawaiian dancer was great and the perfect place to watch the sunset! Definitely recommend :)

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oceanfront happy. Great service. Great food. Live music. I'll have another, please.

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  11. ALnino

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great except for the cost of dinner and drinks

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  12. SallyJ

    Greater Boston

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful outdoor setting with lovely entertainment against a pretty sunset was only surpassed by great service from our waiter, Ian, and the excellent food. We enjoyed seafood rolls and tuna tataki for appetizers and the fish of the day, Monchong, a delicious fresh native fish. A very special evening!

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  13. Intentionaldiner

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This really is the most beautiful location in the most elegant of Waikiki hotels. The music is always great. The food and drinks are very good, the linens crisp. The service professional. I always enjoy coming here.

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  14. Gino

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Cocktail menu was amazing, and live entertainment was a great complement to a dinner atmosphere. That said, the meal left me underwhelmed (I got a Caesar salad that was still watery from washing and not chopped), bread was given to us only a minute before entrees and with cold butter, and water was served in tiny glasses that were only filled twice but empty for a majority of the meal. There seems to be a missing attention to details that matter.

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  15. Eat4Sure

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is an excellent restaurant. The service was prompt and friendly, the seating is open, and there is entertainment at dinner. The singer was fantastic. He added such a nice vibe, but did not overpower the ambiance. My server was very knowledgeable and all of his recommendations were delicious. He even educated me on the special origin of the Riesling I ordered. It was grown less sweet than standard Rieslings to accommodate for the weather in Hawaii. My food was well-prepared and very tasty. I had the Ahi Tataki and the catch of the day (salmon). I would highly recommend this restaurant. Last note, the restaurant is in the Halekulani Hotel. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great experience!! The food, the hula dance and the view!!

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  17. SKrad

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Not bad, but was disappointed they had no saki on the drink list. Also, overall quality of food was just average. I expected better.

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  18. DougS

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful setting with excellent service, an oasis in busy Waikiki.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good experience waiter and staff were great food was amazing

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is an incredible place to experience all Oahu has to offer!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful views and delicious food. The sunset cocktail and evening was fabulous.

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  22. BalboaP

    Orange County

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I have been here over a dozen times on many trips to Hawaii. Always was a special place. We generally sit outside, but this day it was raining. What makes it special is the music. I don't know who thought it would be great to put the service bar next to the tables, but the sound of the cocktail shaker going all the time drown out the music. Plus three girls who were friends of a service staffer were very loud. Finally, our table stuck out into the passageway for staff to the outside tables with constant movement of guests of staff. Very disappointing.

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  23. SanjayM

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful traditional and classy Hawaiian vibe. Elevated service and very smooth ambience. Be aware of rain and wind in terms of booking inside vs. outside. The benefit of outside is stunning views of Diamond Head, the same views that inspired the likes of Hemingway.

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  24. FromTheVolunteerState

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We came to the hotel for a 6 pm visit. The view of the ocean was awesome! The umbrellas over the tables in the seating not covered by a roof were great for staying dry when it rained. We ordered a gorgeous looking mocktail. We also ordered 2 perfectly prepared appetizers, (the pork ribs marinated in coconut milk and other spices and the crab cake). For dinner, we ordered the caesar salad “enough for two to share” and one of their brick oven pizzas. All the food was excellent. The 3-piece band, playing all Hawaiian music was very good! They played at a perfect volume so my wife and I could hear each other’s conversation without elevating our voices. Jan our waitress was superb. Someone please give her a “job well done. And I cannot overstate how awesome Kanoe Miller, the hula dancer was. From a tip from one of the locals and after an internet search, we quickly recognized she is the best hula dancer left in the world. Her performance was the primary reason we visited the hotel and her dancing did not disappoint. Being a large hotel, there were a bit too many people in the restaurant with a medium level of noise to rate high on ambience. But overall cozy, charming and excellent visit to the Halekulani Hotel! Just a small tip from Jan, our waitress, if you see a rainbow while there, rain is about two minutes away! That piece of information was indeed a fact.

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  25. Monica

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience from start to finish! The live music and hula dancer were the perfect complement to the delicious drinks (coconut cake martini, anyone - say yes!), tasty food, and beautiful ambiance. Great service and we were encouraged to take our time; imagine that! Umbrellas were available for the passing rain shower. Highly recommend, and we’ll be back again!

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  26. WhoamI

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. This is our favorite place on Oahu!

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  27. Bgraves

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mahi-mahi was very good, we had a party of 10 and everyone enjoyed their dinner

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for a great experience and meal。I would like to come again when I visit Hawaii

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Positives: the view and the live entertainment. Negatives: Very slow service, the place is run down, food was mediocre, drinks were watered down. Host staff were a bit pretentious and unfriendly.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect in paradise. Delicious food, great service.

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  31. AshleyB

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service and the outside seating area has great views!

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  32. MyraT

    Houston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance and service was topnotch. Food was just okay.

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  33. AshFoodie

    Atlanta Metro

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We went here for my spouse’s birthday dinner. Upon walking in, one hostess was exceptional with a birthday greeting, and we were excited. The live music was amazing, and we had a great table right by it. Cocktails were spectacular and I loved the drink menu… bar staff was was excellent. My spouse got the Chinese-style mahi mahi, and it had incredible flavor! I ordered the rib eye; while cooked well, it was mostly fat unfortunately and I enjoyed the mahi mahi much more. Service was pretty good although I would’ve appreciated the server just acknowledging my spouse’s birthday.

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  34. TammieB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We arrived early for our reservation and we found a seat around the bar. We ordered two drinks each and they were delicious and rhetorical service at the bar was very good. The bartender thankfully informed us that the gratuity was automatically being added to the bills that evening. Once we were seat everything went downhill from there. Stefan, our server was not very informative and mentioned there was no pizza and another item which has slipped my mind. No bread service of any kind was offered and I had read reviews that this was supposed to be offered. My husband and I both ordered the rib appetizer and the ribs although tasty were dry and tough. My husband ordered the daily fish special and a Caesar salad which both arrived to the table at the same time. I ordered the Cobb salad which was good but subpar. Stefan never returned to our table to check on how things were pretty much the entire time except when he brought our ordered items. We were so disappointed, especially after the reviews I had read were all top notch. We paid for our meal but my husband did remove the gratuity and explained to our server why he was doing this. We would never return to dine here and when we have mentioned to others how horrible our experience was they have been shocked.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Absolutely ridiculous. Im only 18 years old so im definitely on the younger side of guests there to begin with and then let alone i wasnt with an adult so there for the waiter thought he could blatantly disrespect me and my party for 3 other teens. I believe his absolutely horrid attitude was due to the automatic 19% service charge because it was easter. I never got my side of mash on my plate after asking for it several times my requests were disregarded, my steak was practically black and blue when i asked for it mid rare. Once again out waiter never checked on us and when he did it was in a condescending tone and talking to us like kids. I tend to be treated disrespectfully at nicer restaurants because of my age but this was hands down the worst experience i have ever had. EXTREMELY dissatisfied

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    A 4 ounce miso salmon for lunch cost $46! It was the special and it was good, but not great. The server didn't state the price. My husband ordered the Cesar salad with chicken which brought it to $38. It was big whole leaves of lettuce with no dressing and a slice of grilled chicken breast. He didn't finish because it was tasteless without dressing. You can no longer see the ocean when you sit down, because the hedges and walkway block your view. This is not the House without a Key that I remembered from my youth. I wouldn't go again.

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  37. AnnaT

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The sea bass was delicious. Cocktails were great, but very expensive. The live music and dancer was very nice and the sunset was beautiful.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappointed. Food was wonderful and the view spectacular. Jan was our server during this lunch visit. She was delightful and very attentive to our needs. You can tell she loves doing what she does. We felt like she was part of our family by the time we finished. House Without a Key is always a favorite! ◡̈

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  39. ADACHIS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    味のないオニオンスープ、雑な作りのシーザーサラダ。ハワイの味付けはこんな物かと思おうとしたが、ルースズ、アウトリガーでの食事をして、際立って質が落ちると感じた。 一流ホテル内で提供される料理とは思えない。 ドリンクの置き方もこぼれるのが当然のような置き方。 到着初日にこれらを体験し、悲しい気分になった

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, drinks, live music, and view were amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.

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FAQs

House Without a Key is rated 4.6 stars by 3210 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 111 times today
Google Map for House Without a Key

2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815-1936

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Lewers St.
  • Neighborhood
    Waikiki
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Hawaii Regional Cuisine
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Validated valet and self parking.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jarrin Otake
  • Entertainment
    Distinctive nightly Hawaiian music (5:30pm to 8:30pm) is paired with the graceful dancing of former winners of Miss Hawaii.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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