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House Without a Key

4.7
4.7
2049 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
House Without A Key open nightly for Dinner and Sunset Cocktails 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 - 8:30pm.

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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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–8:30 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

    Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,049 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Best Ambiance

  • Oahu

    Best Ambiance

  • Oahu

    Contemporary American

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  1. CS

    CharlieS

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  2. L

    Lenore

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful location, excellent service and fish of the day was thoughtfully prepared. Loved the unique preparation of local sweet potatoes. Hawaiian music and hula was a special treat! Will definitely return again.
  3. LB

    LoriB

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A beautiful setting, but it’s outdoors so birds are an issue. The food was fine. The service was excellent. It’s a place that’s much better during the sunset hours since there’s live music and a nice view.
  4. M

    Myfriendvic

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Not up to it’s usual standard. We were disappointed
  5. RJ

    RussellJ

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful setting, with wonderful food. Expensive, but worth it.
  6. BW

    BobW

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upscale dining spot on the Waikiki waterfront with a view of Diamond Head.
  7. MH

    MitziH

    Miami

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Unfortunately, the service was terrible. Waiting for over 30min at our table and no server. We left as it seemed the waiter didn’t care.
  8. N

    Nick

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Excellent service, beautiful location. Music and dancing was additive bonus but can be loud for conversations. Food is pricey and is average but the cake was divine. Great for special occasion.
  9. R

    Reece

    Hawaii

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was good. I had a couple Mai Tais that were well made. Service was outstanding, thank you! Oceanfront ambience is relaxing.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food was okay but not great. Pretty pricy. Paying for the ambiance
  11. MR

    MaureenR

    Naples

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    House without a Key did not disappoint. Situated right on the ocean, with views of Diamond Head in the distance, the outdoors restaurant is beautiful. The server,Rage, was prompt, efficient, and funny. My husband andI split the beet salad (delish) and also had the tasty ribs. We treated ourselves to the most moist coconut cake for dessert. Make a reservation and try it. You will be glad you did!
  12. CT

    ChrisandTrinity

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing! He never rushed us, talked to us and offered places for us to check out after dinner. Definitely one of our favorite spots to come when we visit :)
  13. DM

    DanM

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Late lunch was excellent. Plenty of seating open, great food and drinks. A little pricey, but it is Waikiki 🤷‍♂️
  14. BW

    BobW

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Old Hawai'i at it's best! Coconut cake is a must for dessert!
  15. SA

    SimonA

    Sydney

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Overall the place and food was fantastic. Evening entertainment added an extra element to the evening which was great. Only negative for us was the waiter forgot one of our sides and by the time it would have come we would have finished our meals. You must have a mai tai
  16. LW

    LissaW

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible in both food and atmosphere!!
  17. TP

    TomP

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall experience was excellent. Our favorite menu item was the Seafood Roll appetizer. We could have ordered that for our full meal!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came highly recommended and it lived up to its billing. We absolutely enjoyed it. Service was attentive but not intrusive and the performance was top notch. These are top musicians and dancers in Hawaii. Between performances they mingle with the audience and you get to really talk with them. Food was great
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting. Music was lovely and perfect for the setting. Our server, Ian, was attentive and provided excellent service. Food was outstanding.
  20. LG

    LGray

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance was amazing and so was the food and service. There was a live band and a cool breeze. It was the best! Joe was my server and he was so kind and attentive. I’ll definitely be going back my next time in Hawaii.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Service was just okay, food was good, the best reason to go is the entertainment
  22. JG

    JamesG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    House without a Key was very good we went for our 15yr anniversary and our friend celebrated their 7 yr anniversary. We had an amazing time and the food was excellent. The service was great. Will visit again next time we are in Hawaii.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ハワイ旅行初日の夕方、サンセットを見ながらハワイアンミュージックとフラを楽しみました。料理も美味しく、忘れられない思い出になりました。また来たいです。
  24. WB

    WaltB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant and service. Went for dinner on my wife’s birthday when the live show was on. Thanks to hostess Charli for setting us up at a nice table for my family and to servers Allen and Dexter for excellent service.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beyond wonderful, sunset cocktails and pupu with live music and hula by Miss HI.. Scenic views and ambiance is nothing short of breathtaking! Will definately go again. An experience not to be missed.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The restaurant is beautiful! Food was good… Just felt like
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Enjoyed the music and the hula dancer.
  28. R

    Rick

    Hawaii

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great evening. Very nice bar menu. We come mainly for the ambiance, music and hula. We are residents and this is regular night out for us.
  29. Z

    Zane

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our waitress was simply given too many people to wait on at one time.
  30. T

    Trish

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome !!! John and Rachel very friendly servers.
  31. JS

    JoeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant was absolutely lovely. Our server, Rage, was informative and charismatic. He was a joy to speak with. The Hawaiian music was a lovely addition to the dinner. Additionally, the food was delicious, the hibachi chicken breast was probably my favorite meal of the trip. Can’t thank the staff and musicians enough for a lovely evening.
  32. S

    Shark

    Austin

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best team, the best service, the Best food, spectacular view and outstanding ambience.
  33. r

    rbrar

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great ambiance. Service was wonderful too.
  34. MI

    MICHAELM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place for dinner, with great staff and service and a wonderful view.
  35. KO

    KarenO

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. The music was outstanding. Beautiful restaurant.
  36. JH

    JenniferH

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    House Without a Key is an absolute can’t-miss experience for Oahu! We ate outside (please note you can only order from the appetizer menu outside, not the dinner menu) and the live music and ambience was perfection. Food and drinks are also incredible.
  37. PM

    PennyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived an hour before sunset. Situated on the beach in Waikiki with the ocean as the backdrop. The Hawaiian music was outstanding! It’s a husband, wife and daughter trio. Each has an outstanding voice and they play guitar and ukulele. The ambiance of the orange and purple sunset and gentle ocean breeze and fun and tasty Island inspired cocktails 🍹 made for a memorable evening! We will be going again tonight! 😃
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    My wife and I went here for our anniversary. We showed up at 7:15 for our reservation and we’re promptly seated. Our waiter brought us some food water and then we waited, and waited and waited. We eventually ordered cocktails and then our dinner. The food was average, and the sushi roll was slightly above average. The portions were small and service average. Thus the average review.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Great service. Good drinks and food. Entertainment was fantastic. Overall very expensive. Would we go back? YES.
  40. SB

    SaddleBrookefoodie

    Hawaii

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Overall, our experience was less than was had pre-pandemic. Although we had made reservations August 14, 7:30 was the only available slot. So, we missed much of the Hawaiian music and hula, especially as we were seated behind a couple in sweats and T-shirts who shared one glass of wine and a flatbread while we ordered drinks and dinner. My husband sent back his $18 gin and tonic because the bartender had used club soda rather than tonic. My poke was excellent, and his chicken was good. The setting is still as beautiful as ever, but the hassle of obtaining a reservation and our allotted table were disappointing.

FAQs

House Without a Key is rated 4.7 stars by 2049 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


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–8:30 pm

  • 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

    Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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