House Without a Key

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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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Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, attentive and friendly service. Food was done to order and was high quality and well presented.
Planning on dining at Halekulani again.

GD
Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful dining experience

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Lovely scenery for a romantic date night but unfortunately the food was underwhelming. Not enough seasoning to enhance any dish we ordered. I was especially surprised at the lack of flavor with the soup of the day - Kimchi Soup. It tasted like saltless vegetable soup, where’s the Sriracha? Definitely an overhyped restaurant due to its beauty.

CT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my girlfriends birthday of 35 years

SN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Been multiple times; this was a special occasion, and we asked for a nicer table...didn’t get it. Food was great, just not worth the money. The sad part was the service...server was not friendly, almost like we were annoying him. I was disappointed overall.

MC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Views are great, service is pretty good, but the food was so bland and disappointing. $55 for the most tasteless seafood stew I've ever had, and my girlfriend's dish wasn't much better. You're definitely paying for location. Recommend just grabbing drinks here and maybe a snack to watch the sunset, don't spend the nearly 180 bucks after tip that we did on entrees, an app and drinks.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service. Okay food.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

この雰囲気を求めてました!
料理の良さもコストパフォーマンスも求めていたらここには来ない方がいいですね
楽しい時間をありがとうございましたございました!

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ED
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Great food and cocktails.

A
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night great

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This time I visited my father's birthday. When I came back, the lobster menu was delicious and I visited again, but I was sorry that the lobster menu was stopped two months ago. The ambiance was still good and the servers were friendly but the food tasted a bit disappointing.

PO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

新婚の夫妻とその家族との朝食にとっておきのハワイのバフェに連れて行きました。雰囲気とサービス、料理どれをとっても大満足でしたよ。私も10回以上通い詰めたヘビーユーザーなので嬉しかったです。

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

海の音、汐風を浴びながらの朝食は最高でした!!
ただ思いの外、品数は少ないかなと思いました。
料理+雰囲気代と思うとコスパは良いかと。

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

ハワイの雰囲気を存分に味わえ食事も美味しかったです。またserverのスタッフはとても親切で素敵なレストランです。

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service around! Our server, Melissa, was the best, she was so very nice and attentive. She made our birthday celebration dinner even more amazing!! Thanks Melissa!!

MJ
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best breakfast buffet in Waikiki! Wonderful food for the price and you can't beat the setting.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ハワイ最後の夜に利用しました。また行きます。
予約して正解でした。飛び込みだと45分待ちみたいでした。

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JP
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Great views, the food was incredibly satisfying. I had the prime rib while my boyfriend had the steamed onaga. Great ambience as well.

A
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best Mai Tai in the world

A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience5

The Huli chicken was very dry. Asked for a new piece but all the same the server told us. Fish of the day was Mahi and it was a very small piece but cooked okay. Definitely was disappointed given the level of hotel we are staying at. Much better food nearby like Ruth Chris for steak or Tommy Bahama for seafood.

S
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall experience was good. Dropped one star as didn’t get seated close to entertainment as desired even though requested through open table. Also dropped one star as the Onaga was surprisingly salty. But the excellent waiter service and slice of coconut helped make up for it.

l
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing great place

k
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Came for breakfast due to google search recommending. Food was average at best and wasn’t a vast array for $39 before tax and tip. I felt that the service was okay, nothing brilliant. Looking back I think this place may have been more suitable for cocktails and a sunset.

CH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect. Thank you.

AR
Vancouver
60 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as we have encountered previously in visits over 5 years ago! Mai tai is a must-have watching the sunset.

SM
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

とても良くして頂きました。ありがとう。
サンセットに生演奏 最高です。
また寄りますね。

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LB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Other than having to wait for 15 minutes despite having a reservation, the experience was very positive. We highly recommend the coconut cake very fluffy.

n
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

ロケーションがよく、ハワイのウクレレ等の音色やフラ。お料理も美味しくスタッフの対応もよかったです。
ハワイに来たら必ず来ます。

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OT
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

入り口に近い端の席に案内されました。眺めが悪く、スタッフや客が横を通過するので落ち着いて食事が出来ませんでした。

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VM
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Your food was sub par beginning with the breadsticks and bread. Served cold with no spice or interesting dipping sauce, they were actually terrible. My basic salad was decent. The red snapper was not great at all. grilled pieces with no spice or sauce whatsoever. Dessert, afogato was ok. The ambiance was wonderful on the other. It is a shame the food does not live up to the surroundings.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

総勢11名ででテーブルを1つにしてもらい、サーブされた席を景色の良いテーブルに変えて頂きました。ハワイらしい感じでよかったです。

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D
Hawaii
65 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I reserve 5 stars for extremely special dining experiences. This is truly a 4.8

The food was delicious (Joy's Special - crab salad sandwich). There were 5 of us and we all managed to find something we really wanted. Everyone was very happy. The setting is fabb. The view spectacular.
The service was a bit slow but the waiter was kind and did his absolute best. I recommend you treat yourself to this dining experience. We had lunch there - weather perfect. I enjoyed a Prosecco and my friend had a Planter's Punch.
Try it for a special moment. Recommend!

K
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food quality and portions. The price is high; however, the large portions, food quality and great service means that the price is an excellent value.

OT
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

テラス席の風がとても心地よく、水平線と波が視線の高さにありリラックスできました。

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Hamburger arrived without a bun (???) and they took it upon themselves to replace the fries with a salad without asking us. Two dishes were cold and inedible to the point where they comped those entrees. The manager came out to apologize but overall it was not a good experience. Cannot recommend after that letdown of a night.

CC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Felt very rushed and the food was ok. Not worth the money, but ok.

CS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

This place has a beautiful view and live music going for it.

The service was not impressive. When you go to a nicer establishment you expect a certain level of service. The front desk was overwhelmed and wait staff to familiar as guest. He actually stopped to my sitting position to take my order.

Items on the menu were not available. Food tasted good but certainly not worth the price.

C
San Francisco
158 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

First time at this restaurant, party of 4 for dinner. The evening started off well. The location and the band were great. The cocktails, appetizers and service - our server and the rest of the staff were wonderful - were also great. The meals though, were awful! We got the ahi tuna special, which was an overdone, thin, piece of tuna. Who would let that out of their kitchen? We also got the stew...priced around $55, and it too was overdone, with about the toughest-to-chew lobster we’ve ever had. We eat out a lot, at nice places. I’ve never given a ‘2’ rating, however House Without a Key earned this rating with the particularly poor quality entrees.

j
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mai Tai!!! It is priced on the higher side but we enjoyed our experience.

OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great atmosphere with live music, seated at tables under umbrellas and served creatively prepared dishes. Unfortunately our service did not start well. We arrived a few minutes late for our 7:30 p.m. reservation and had to wait ten minutes for our table. We were not alone as several others with the same reservation time had not been seated. Once seated, the service was pretty good, and we really enjoyed the live music and good food.

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