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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
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4.7
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D
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to visit House Without A Key. Hawaiian music and hula with sunset in the background. Food was very well prepared (ahi steak) and service was efficient and friendly without being intrusive. A little pricey, but what isn't in Waikiki.

1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

17:30に予約をし、きれいな海に沈む夕日や浮かび上がるようなダイヤモンドヘッドの幻想的な景色の中で、ハワイアンミュージックとフラを見ながらカクテルを楽しめました。
おいしいカクテルとスマートなサービスもとても良かったです。
予約の際にステージのよく見える位置をリクエストしたのですが、とても見やすいテーブルに案内をしてもらえて嬉しかったです!

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OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

インサイドの席で外の雰囲気は感じにくく、フラめ見にくかった。

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J
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the one place I always make a point to go to whenever I’m in Waikiki. The food is excellent, the staff from the hosts to the servers to the management are always welcoming and perfectly attentive, and the music and ambiance always perfection. Can’t say enough good things about this place.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience. Great food. Waiters are excellent. Decided on one dish for two as we weren’t too hungry, the waiter knew to separate into two portions for us. The music artists were also good. Price was great as well. Overall this place is both luxury dining with the added bonus of entertainment without a hefty dinner bill.

C
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of the best spots for dinner or cocktails with a stunning sunset view in all of Waikiki. We had drinks and small bites while listening to the velvety Hawaiian trio that played that night. We were there on a clear night and soaked in every minute of the sunset. Wandered around the hotel shops and then into the street for a while as valet parking was free for the first 4 hours! Highly recommend.

B
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Live music was relaxing and intimate. Perfect evening under the stars and palm trees. Best mai tai ever.

AO
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast buffet, always fresh and delicious. We love the atmosphere of outdoors, breeze, ocean

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Very disappointed with the service and food. Chicken was dry. Salmon undercooked. Bolognese tasteless. Waiter was not attentive and a bit distracted.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service and ambience was great - excellent mai tais as well,

Shrimp cocktail was disappointing - 5 not so big shrimp compared to other fine dining inHonolulu. The mahi-mahi was well prepared but for the price not very substantial - had better and larger portions of fish at Roy’s

OT
Osaka
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

ハワイラストディナーに最高でした

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LA
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We are local people and rarely dine out, especially at a 5 star hotel like Halekulani. My sister and I were respectfully treated and warmly greeted by the valet. Our reservation was at 5pm when the sun is setting. The hostess graciously assured us that it would be only for a short time. Our waiter Stefano (?) was outstanding. Music was nahe nahe. Maika`i nou.

k
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love House Without a Key because this place is so welcoming with a lot of Aloha. You can see the ocean and listen to live Hawaiian music with beautiful Hula dance. We come to this restaurant for Thanksgiving or Special occasons to eat something special, but we do come here for casual lunch or coffee and cake. Their Haupia cake is so good. This time we had Thanksgiving dinner, so house made pumpkin pie was served. I love this restaurant.

E
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good Thanksgiving dinner. Unfortunately, they sat us on the outskirts of the patio so we had to change tables a couple times due to the heat of the direct sun. We spent $450 for dinner and drinks (2 adults 2 teens). Service was great, though a bit slow and the waiters told us they hadn’t had a break all day, which was sad, but it was a good time overall. We may return!

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Thanksgiving with friends in this beautiful atmosphere

K
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the 1st time I've been to House Without A Key; but have been to Orchid's & La Mer many times for years.
Was actually surprised (in a good way).
Although we waited for several minutes to be seated, we were given a table tucked away that was very quiet right along beach side of the restaurant. It provided our group the ability to have very tranquil & beautiful setting and afforded us the ability to converse. We enjoyed ourselves so much, we ended up
staying at the table for about 3 hours!!
The service was exceptional.

OT
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Thanksgivings

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We came here to celebrate our 6th anniversary. We were sat at a table on the far right section of the restaurant. Under bright, hot lights, I was extremely warm throughout the entire dinner. The evening weather itself was perfect, but under those lights, it was miserable. When I walked through the restaurant to go to the restroom, I noticed a bunch of empty tables in the middle section and the left section which had better, less intense lighting. It made me wonder why we were seated in what I will continue to refer to as the “abandoned” section.

Service was mediocre and disappointing to be honest considering all the positive reviews. I’m all about the relaxed and slower paced environments, but I felt like we were in the abandoned section.

Food was ok at best. For the price, we could have had a better meal elsewhere. My husband ordered the seafood stew, which required more salt. I ordered the short ribs which were good, but slightly on the over seasoned side.

Kudos to the restaurant for recognizing our anniversary and giving us a free dessert. That was sweet of them.

Overall, would I come back? No.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

お食事も美味しく、ドリンクが無くなるとすぐに次のオーダーを聞いてくれました!
ただ、ハワイの外なので仕方ないことですが、鳥が多くいて席に少しでも食事を残して、席を立つと鳥の餌になってました。

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KK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

もう少しショーを近くで見ながら食事ができればいいと思います。
日本語メニューの説明を充実させて欲しいと思います。

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing from the moment we were seated. Our server was awesome, sweet and knowledgeable of the menu. Loved every moment . The dinner music and hula was amazing also and set a wonderful atmosphere.

OT
Anchorage
12 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a restaurant we go to again and again. It is on the beach on Waikiki. We love it here. The staff is so nice, the food is wonderful. Old Hawaii.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ハワイ初日の良いスタートとなりました。

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TB
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Staff was so nice and accommodating. Atmosphere was fantastic and sunset was very pretty. Food was very good. Overall an excellent experience.

ST
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The ambience was wonderful. It was exactly what we wanted for dinner.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff and great food.

PL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend dining here. The aviance was romantic, service was wonderful, and the food was superb. Lucky to have a table in direct view of the live entertainment.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Best food we have had in a long time. Great atmosphere with the Hawaiian music. Halekulani is definitely the top hotel in Waikiki.

b
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Theresa as our server... smiley, friendly, always great!

J
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a delightful outdoor restaurant by Waikiki beach. It has beautiful live Hawaiian music from a slack key trio, the ambiance is laid back and sophisticated. Overall the noise volume is low - conversation is easy to hear and the slightly older clientele are not raucous. The staff are friendly, chill and very professional. We sat by the sea for cocktails and sunset, then moved to a table for a wonderful dinner. Our waiter helped us select a variety of dishes so we didn't overeat (our failing) and the food was outstandingly delicious. We really enjoyed our visit - and the Mai Tais which are glorious. We parked at the Halekulani parking structure opposite the hotel (end of the block, floors 5 thru 8) and HWaK validated it for 4 hours which gave us a moonlight stroll too. Sublime!

M
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It was a disappointment. Overpriced and the food was not very good. I would hope that the service would be excellent bout it was also an average. Will not go back.

J
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant lunch. Beautiful view of Waikiki. Food was very good and service was excellent.

RB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and attention to detail. Nice ambiance and the food was delicious! Mahalo.

OT
Hokkaido
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

記念日での来店にサービスして頂き嬉しかったです
雰囲気もよくハワイ滞在時はまた行きたいと思います

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OT
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

17時15分で予約しましたが、ちょうどサンセットの時間帯、また17時半よりハワイアンミュージックとフラダンスのショーも始まり、雰囲気はよかったです。ただ、かなり前もって予約していたにも関わらず、大人数(10名)だったせいか、それとも日本人だったからなのか、ステージから遠い一番奥の席に通されたのが残念でした。

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KL
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a very nice experience. Service is terrific, limited menu but what they have is great.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While on vacation, met a friend here for lunch. The food and ambiance were great. When I accidentally dropped my lemon from my iced tea, the waiter saw what happened and literally replaced it within seconds. In fact so quickly we all laughed about it. Perfect place to soak in the Hawaii atmosphere while eating good food at a reasonable price. I also picked this place because I didn’t want it to be too noisy, so we were able to have a nice conversation.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

割高でしたがサービスと雰囲気はよかったです。さすがハレクラニのレストランという感じでした。

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AW
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Thank you so much. You guys made it a very special night.

AG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant came up on our list of best places to eat and was right next door to our hotel. Great food, great atmosphere and a good mix of people from families to couples of all generations.

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