House Without a Key

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802 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

雰囲気抜群
スタッフも定期的に声かけてくれる
ただサンセットの時間に来店した際に席が空いてなかったのか、
店先で30〜45分待たされた
そのせいで日が沈んだ後の風景しか見れなかったのが、残念でした

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ZZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely experience...beautiful setting and serene atmosphere, so unlike frantic noisy and impersonal Roy,s. Food was superb, best ahi poke I had in Honolulu. Drinks a little overpriced. Clientele relaxed, proper...no middle aged men wearing baseball caps backwards. A far better deal than the Sunday brunch in Orchids, with acres of non-briunch food and not even one drink included.

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RA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience during drinks/dinner on the lanai. The live music and dancing were amazing and the staff was incredibly kind.

NB: We have a three year old daughter and the restaurant/staff could not have been more accepting/accommodating.

Truly a memorable experience

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GD
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First visit to this restaurant and great selections for lunch!! Everything was very good celebrated my daughter’s birthday. Weather was awesome view was great!!

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VB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

I wouldn't make any recomandation.
The cocktails were very artificial, low value!
The food (fish) was not so fresh...
The service could be improved.

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VC
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Poor selection of nice liquor and bottles. If you drink here seems you have to commit to their menu drinks. To me, an all around great restaurant also has a great bartender and bar selection (this spot doesn’t).

The food really was great though. The live music kept the ambience lively. Great place to enjoy the sunset.

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CP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great final Night in Waikiki our Service was Great!!! Highly recommend

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

素敵なロケーションとフラ&ミュージックがベストマッチしていました。
最高な雰囲気の中での友人達の食事に会話も弾みました。
また是非訪れたいお店です。

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New Mexico
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The setting and service are always awesome. The mai tais and food is consistently delicious. It’s a bit overpriced but worth it for the experience.

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d
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

A real disapointment. We made a reservation for 5:15, planning to enjoy the entertaunment, have a few drinks and apoetuzers appetizers. Perhaos also dinner. On Open Table you coyld select Bar or Standard seating. I chose standard seating. Wgen we arrived the hostess told us that we should have selected bar if we wanted to sit oudoors for the Hawaiian musuc and Hula performance. So we said all right.
The waiter did come and take our drink orders fairly quickly. However he never came back to allow us to order another drink or appetizers. We were hungry aftef an hour or so, so I went back and asked the hostess if we could be seated in the table area for dinner. I was told No, they were sild out, even though we could see open tables.
So my opinion is, they lost an opportunity to make much more money from our small grouo, and pretty much lost any interest I might have in ever returning.

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Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perennial favorite venue to bring visitors.

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DZ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, waitress, and ambience were superb aside from the rain and cooler temps. Again, the waitress was extremely kind. She was attentive and not pushy at all. Great place for Valentine’s Day.

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s
Houston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Josh and Pamela were so accommodating and kind. I enjoyed this experience immensely and would recommend to anyone traveling to Honolulu. It’s a must do!

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BA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s

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DL
Orlando
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spent valentines night dinner at House without a Key. It was a beautiful setting and the food was delicious. We also had a traditional Hawaiian musical group and a former miss Hawaii/Miss universe did the hula. It was a perfect Valentines night

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AR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scenic views of Waikiki Beach ...garden salad with poke was delicious as so was the pineapple cheesecake and coconut cake.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous hotel, attentive and efficient staff, this will be on our list every time we return

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D
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was super friendly and nice entertainment

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j
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

favorite restaurant in Waikiki for meal, service, ambiance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

夕日を見ながら美味しいカクテルにフラを見てとても素敵なひと時でした。

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

雰囲気よくて、お料理も美味しかったです

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

最高でした!いつも満足したています。

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A
New England
18 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful
Food, cocktails, servers, entertainment
Thank you

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

憧れのハレクラニで朝食。
OpenTableで予約した際にコメントに海に近い席をリクエストしました。希望どりのテーブルで大満足です。

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C
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The ambiance is beautiful, but the food is just okay. I also found the staff to be a little rude. I doubt I would return or recommend to anyone else.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Guy and the staff were awesome! We were treated just like family and enjoy our special celebration for my sons 16th birthday. It’s was very memorable and the staff made it happen. Music was perfect! Even though the weather was iffy we were still welcomed and that was just amazing! Thanks Ted and staff. Looking forward to seeing you guys again! Mahalo

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HF
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had an enjoyable evening. Asked in the special notes for a slice of cake for my wife’s 30th and they provided not only that but great seating for the live music.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dinner was great. The lobster tacos and coconut shrimp were perfect. Darin, our server, said the MaiTais are the best and I'd agree. We enjoyed a beautiful sunset and traditional Island entertainment. It was a little breezy, I'd suggest a sweater.

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T
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always, service top notch, Cobb salad excellent

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing spot to watch the sunset! Great little Hawaiian band that wasn’t too loud and added to the ambiance. Great food and service.

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

海の見える席でロコモコたべた!おいしすぎた
グアバのノンアルカクテルもおいしかった

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JJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food, quality service, great band and beautiful location

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Montana
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a pleasant experience but took a little longer than we would have liked and there was no entertainment t for a considerable portion of the evening and no dancers :(. However, the food was wonderful as the setting. The waiter was funny and attentive but towards the end it just got a little slow. Would go again though.

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

とても美味しく、親切にしていただき、よかったです。ショーを近くで見たかったですが少し席が遠かったのが残念です。

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

結婚式後の親族食事会で利用しました。
18時からの予約で、フラもサンセットも楽しめる席を取って頂けて、皆喜んでいました。
メニューの1皿の量がどのくらいか分からなくて困っていたら、ウエイターさんが親切に相談に乗ってくださったので、充分な量を頼むことが出来ました。

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

最高に酔いしれる空間🌺
opentableで予約していたので、アプリを見せてスムーズに入れました!
料理は本当に美味しいです。量は全品多めですので、何品かシェアして良いと思います。
17:30からショーが始まり、演奏を聴きながらゆっくりとお食事できます。
晴天、サンセット、夜景と全て景色を楽しめ、いい思い出になりました🍹ご馳走様でした!

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C
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We felt the menu was limited, there should be more dinner options.

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T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

House without a Key provides a location on the water so you can catch the sunset while listening to Hawaiian musicians and watching a lovely hula dancer. The food was excellent, fresh and delicious. Had a special birthday dinner with the family there. One caveat, outdoor tables are only for cocktails and appetizers. Dinners are served under covering so you may not hear or see the entertainment well.

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K
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

オマール海老のグリルと白ワインで
初日の夕食はヘルシーに、生演奏とサンセット風景が美しく更にリラックスさせてくれる、Hawaiiって最高!って思えるリゾートレストランです。

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

娘の誕生日に利用させて頂きました。
雰囲気も良く美味しい料理を頂きました。
最高でした。

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