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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
3102 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.

Please join us by making a reservation with us at Halekulani.com under the dining section for dinner.
Our Sunset Cocktails will be a walk-in basis. Beginning May 15, 2023, Live entertainment beginning at 5pm till 10pm with 2 shows 5pm-8pm and 8:15pm-10pm

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 81 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 3,102 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Oahu

    Hot spot

  • Oahu

    Great for outdoor dining

3,102 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful atmosphere, delicious meal and great service.

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  2. Ccod

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Seated too far away from music and view next to two large extremely noisy large groups. Waitress could not hear us.They kept scraping chairs… suggest pads on chair legs. Enjoyed food and singer, Jesse, after groups left .

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. Great food the sunset was amazing. They had music and Miss universe doing the hula. Also, don’t forget to try the coconut cake.

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  4. MOORcatinFebruaryoff

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    good food with western and asian style, friendly and wonderful service, beautiful secenery

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing meal, solid music and great atmosphere on the water!

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  6. Shells

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner experience. Great food and beautiful scenery, especially if you go at sunset!

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  7. TariP

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredibly delicious food and the view was lovely - especially at sunset. They had Hawaiian music and dancers as well for those dining outside. A good place to go!!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful beachfront dining. Very nice Hawaiian live music. Music was not too loud but dining area was.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our 27th year wedding anniversary at this wonderful place! We loved the local musicians and the beautiful hula dance! The food is pricey but worth every penny! The Halekulani Coconut Cake is so fluffy and light and an absolute must!

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  10. WhitneyHoyt

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    2 of 4 entrees never arrived- 2 that did were luke warm- blamed it on kitchen- true Im sure but the 2 entrees and 3 apps we got STILL cost $250! NEVER AGAIN

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited for Valentine’s Day .. was a lovely experience! Food was wonderful and service was pretty good. My only critique would be that they did last call for the bar & kitchen in the middle of my meal. I had an 8:15 reservations and it was probably around 9 pm. However, there were many tables still in service. I wouldnt have expected that they would close the bar while numerous tables were in the middle of their meal. Especially given the menu prices. Otherwise, very nice experience and I would go back! I would book an earlier reservation in the future though, knowing what i know now

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was rude and refused to split our check because we didn’t “tell him at the beginning”. Overall bad attitude, completely ruined our dinner. If you go there and “Dooma” is your server just get up leave lol

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  13. Tony

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was absolutely wonderful! Rather expensive drinks.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Even without the music, it was too loud. Felt like I had to yell at my husband for him to hear me

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  15. NanakoA

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Hula and music show was fantastic. Food was fair. We ordered ribs and kabuki shrimp to enjoy with beer but the beer didn’t come until we reminded the waiter.

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  16. MatthewG

    Hawaii

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food was outstanding - hula and Hawaiian music created a relaxing ambience - we had the shrimp and octopus roasted in the wood oven with mushroom and garlic. The poke trip and brat salad - both outstanding as well. The cru de Gras however was desert - how they make the cake in their coconut cake so light and fluffy has to be a trade secret! Drinks were outstanding as usual. Best MaiTais

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  17. jade

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    House Without a Key provides traditional Hawaiian music and hula, excellent food, and outstanding views - Diamond Head and sunset. Unfortunately tonight, the service was lacking on the part of the waitress which is very unusual. Service was timely at the beginning of the meal and food was served by other staff timely. However, a mai tai order was never served. The waitress walked by the table multiple times without situational awareness or contact, even as we tried to get her attention. At the end of the meal, after 20 minutes plus, she delivered a coconut cake dessert with the comment that the “kitchen was backlogged.” After another 20 plus minutes, a host needed to be contacted in order to get the bill even after the credit card had been placed in the table for some time. A delicious meal, enjoyable music, and beautiful setting was diminished by the lack of reliable service.

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  18. TheresaM

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals we had while in Hawaii. Great venue, awesome service, exceptional food, wonderful view and entertainment. Would go again.

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  19. Laffertini

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food and waitstaff. Our meal was delicious, the poke’ starter, Caesar salad, the catch of the day, and coconut cake were perfect with lovely, balanced flavors. The setting is gorgeous. The only thing in the way of perfection was the table location as it was located in a direct path of waitstaff and the line of vision was into one of the waitstaff stations. Our waiter and the support staff were charming and attentive so this made up for the table location. We will visit again.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We tried the ahi and ribs app, shrimp and tako, and the four cheese and prosciutto pizza. Food was expensive (which is to be expected in Waikiki AND at such a lovely location) but was overall disappointing. The apps were good, especially the ribs, but the shrimp and tako was over cooked (chewy octopus, mealy shrimp). Pizza was nice, good crust, not soggy.

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  21. SaraG

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place, delicious food, fabulous service.

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  22. Catch22

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nestled along the serene shores of Waikiki, A House Without a Key offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The restaurant’s idyllic beachside location sets the stage for a dining experience unlike any other, where the soothing sound of waves serves as the perfect backdrop to a memorable meal. But it’s not just the breathtaking views that make A House Without a Key a standout destination. The food, particularly the fish tacos, is simply exceptional. Each bite is a symphony of flavors, with perfectly seasoned fish enveloped in warm tortillas and accented by fresh, vibrant toppings. It’s no exaggeration to say that these fish tacos are among the best you’ll ever taste. Whether you’re enjoying a leisurely lunch with loved ones or savoring a romantic dinner for two, A House Without a Key provides the ideal setting for any occasion. The atmosphere is relaxed and inviting, with attentive staff ensuring that every guest feels right at home. In addition to the mouthwatering fish tacos, the menu boasts a variety of other delectable dishes, including fresh seafood, savory appetizers, and indulgent desserts. Pair your meal with a refreshing cocktail or a glass of wine from their thoughtfully curated selection for the ultimate dining experience. Overall, A House Without a Key is a true gem, offering not only exceptional cuisine but also a serene beachside setting that is sure to leave a lasting impression. Whether you’re a local looking for a new favorite spot or a visitor seeking a taste of paradise, this restaurant is not to be missed. So sit back, relax, and let the flavors of A House Without a Key transport you to culinary bliss by the sea.

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  23. RandiR

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for lunch in February 2024. Party of 3. We were early and were invited to sit at the bar while the staff set up for lunch. Had a lovely conversation with the bartender who created what my sister said was the best mai tai she had had thus far. And she had had a few. Lunch was delightful. 2 of us had pizzas and the other had the burger. only reason the food was rated 4 rather than 5 was the crust was a bit on the doughy side. Amazing view and ambience. Service was top notch. I am already providing recommendations.

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  24. janaH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! The music was also very nice!!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ハレクラニのレストランとの事でかなり期待して 行きましたが、料理は普通、ステーキは ミディアムレアでお願いしましたが バサバサでした。 お客さんも混雑していてかなりの騒音でした。 フラのショーはハワイらしくて素敵だし ロケーションや接客は最高でした。 びっくりしたのはビールのグラスがプラスティック だったので安いお店じゃないのに がっかりでした。

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  26. Swede

    Central Coast

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was delicious: the ribeye steak and the seabass. Service was excellent (thank you, Joe). Ambience could not be better. Ask for table outside — can be noisy inside anywhere near the bar. You want to be able to hear the beautiful Hawaiian music!

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  27. DavidM

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly service from entry to exit. Location amazing. Ambience perfect - great live band but not too loud that you couldn’t hear you own table speak. Lastly, but importantly, the food was delicious - each dish was cooked to perfection and walked away totally satisfied. Would recommend and will be visiting again.

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  28. RobertM

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Hawaii. Service was awesome and the food was great. Coconut cake is to die for.

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  29. JohnS

    Phoenix

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been coming here for many years along with going to the sister restaurant Orchids. Prices were always high but now have gone through the roof. The biggest issue that I have is that there are a ton of birds that walk on the tables in wait for scraps and the flatware is left out—thus these birds are walking all over your forks, knives etc before you eat. I respectfully recommend that the restaurant change its policy and put down flatware after being seated. The views and ambience are great but just as the rest of the USA believes you should pay through the nose for that, it is evident that that is now the philosophy. Europe is and has been much more reasonable where pricing is concerned.

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  30. Joni

    Hawaii

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue for a business lunch. Service was excellent along with the food. I wish I had a piece of coconut cake but I'll save it for the next time!

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  31. GuyD

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy coming here at least once when staying in Waikiki. Service, food and ambience (we were there at sunset) were all excellent, as expected.

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  32. grazzby

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant for a laid back and wholesome Hawaiian experience. Highly recommend.

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  33. RoyceH

    Houston

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time I visit Honolulu, I dine at The House Without A Key. The coconut cake martini, views of the beautiful sunset, the food, everything makes it a very special dinner. However, dining there yesterday evening, the waiter was overwhelmed, never asked how anything was, it was very average service. If it wasn’t for the busboy, the entire evening would have been horrible. He brought us bread & butter, filled water glasses, and took our drink orders. Overall, I love the place and will return….but the service was average.

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  34. MadisonScience

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and location are fabulous. Would recommend the place to anyone looking for a beach front splurge restaurant in Waikiki as long as they were fine with contemptuous staff.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was good. Great music, great place, great dishes. The service of staff was good too.

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  36. Shush

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and the atmosphere was wonderful.

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  37. jonathanr

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A superb meal. Great flavours and textures. Well thought through menu and wine list. Star of the night was Ian, who looked after me. A great asset to the restaurant. Very knowledgeable and empathetic to guests’ needs.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary and loved our server and the food. Excellent!

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  39. RoyceH

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite thing about the House Without a Key is the fact that Ernest Hemingway feats drank here. Then I absolutely love watching the sunset, sipping on a coconut cream martini—-heaven!

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  40. DanS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant with a beautiful view. The service was amazing. Food was good.

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FAQs

House Without a Key is rated 4.6 stars by 3102 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 81 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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