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House Without a Key

4.7
4.7
2183 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


Booked 77 times today

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 2,183 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
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Contemporary American

  • Oahu

    Best Ambiance

  • Oahu

    Great for scenic views

  • Oahu

    Contemporary American

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  1. U

    Ushi

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    On vacation and was a birthday dinner
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Lovely! The waiter Brandon was professional and accommodating! Very impressed. Ambiance always perfect. My own taste would like more meat choices. Mahalo 🌺
  3. MM

    MuhiM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    The food was great The service was great But disappointed in the restaurant reservation system, I call the restaurant 3 time before reserving on OpenTable and inquired about a table for 8 I was told they did not have any tables I then broke the party into 2 and 4 of us went somowhere else and I reserved for 4 of us on OpenTable. When we got to our table there were at least 15-20 tables open and not even setup and they could have easily moved a table next to ours and allowed to server 4 more people and double the check they made from me. Disappointing that you talk to the manager 3 times and ask if there is anything they can do and they say NO then you find the place emplty. very silly and not good business
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous location and great music!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful
  7. CD

    CarlosD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our evening from cocktails in bar to pleasant performers ending with coconut cake
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ハワイの中では平均的なパフォーマンスは最高だと思う。 特にサンセットの時間は素晴らしい。
  9. MC

    MaggieC

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a must go to restaurant! Absolutely loved it, great drinks and good and music!
  10. LE

    LisE

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    You’re paying for the ambience and it is stellar especially in the evening. If you get the right table and timing, beautiful view is the sunset and a wonderful live trio singing Hawaiian tunes. Happen that night we also had view of some fireworks and it was a perfect view. Food was good. I didn’t find it unique or original in terms of flavors or combinations. I had the catch of the day. Fish was cooked well but the seasoning was just ok. The sides of bok choy and sweet mashed potatoes were ok. Mild to no seasoning so all together there were not a fusion of exciting flavors profiles. I thought it was a tad pricey for the value but it’s a restaurant at a beach front resort, a little expected.
  11. CM

    ChoosyMom

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved being served by Jan and her gentlemen buser on Tues at sunset seating. They spoiled us! The food was amamzing!! Never have liked beets until I ate the delicious ones served here. The musical trio and Miss Hawai'i Courtney gave a magical show. They made us feel so special sharing their wonderful talents against the sunset backdrop. We were on Oahu for a month. This was the crescendo of our stay. Mahalo.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honeymoon for my brother
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The lady who took us to the table was miserable. No smile, doesn’t speak any word, I think she is a manager as she was wearing a black suits. Not a happy person at all. For that reason I give 3 stars for the service. Food, staff(excluding her) music and ambiance was great.
  14. TD

    TiffanyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a beautiful restaurant! We took our 7 and 10 year old girls with us and it was so classy and nice. We sat outside by the live music. The food was delicious. Our favorites were the albacore tataki and the coconut cake.
  15. T

    Tenko

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    One of us have to sit behind a folded door, therefore could not hear music and talks well, could no watch hula.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The service was very good and so was the dinner. But go for the view. A perfect Waikiki atmosphere and entertainment.
  17. L

    Loveagoodplace2dine

    Houston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Great service, the food was delicious. The entertainment was so wonderful and perfect for the area. Three men, playing instruments and signing and an amazingly graceful Hawaiin dancer. Can not wait to go back on our next vacation. Be sure and get their coconut cake!!
  18. BI

    BelindaI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a beautiful evening & dinner. Ian our attendant made everything perfect. He was attentive, knowledgeable & made our birthday celebration so special. Thankyou, we will be back!
  19. BT

    BeeTee

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a beautiful place - food and service were fantastic!!!!
  20. K

    Kindi21

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Ribs had little to no meat on them which was disappointing. Beautiful atmosphere. Drinks didn’t impress, but we had high hopes. Fish was nice but nothing outrageously special. Service was wonderful. Bread was cold unfortunately. Good spot for a relaxing meal. Wish menu was more extensive!
  21. AP

    AndreaP

    Exclusive

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time. The food was good, cocktail’s delicious, the ambience incredible, beautiful sunset and entertainment and the service was amazing! We loved it
  22. BD

    BethD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not our last trip! Amazing food and ambiance and it is simply a beautiful place! The ribs were the best I’ve ever had, the sweet potato mash was delectable, and the coconut cake was perfect! The entertainment and sunset were the icing on the cake! Thank you for a great first (but not last) dining experience!!
  23. a

    angelina1813

    Hawaii

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always absolutely perfect. Get the fish tacos and the MAI TAI !!!!
  24. DH

    DonH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 50th wedding anniversary was exceptional. I still smiling what I spent great time there.
  25. S

    Stacie

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    House without a Key was amazing! Beautiful sunset using Music, we were there on my birthday and the band sang me happy birthday! Gorgeous sunset and ambiance and amazing food! Def get the carrot cake for dessert!
  26. M

    Mike

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic spot to enjoy the sunset in Waikiki. Stunning views, great live music, excellent and attentive wait staff, and delicious food and drink. Do yourself a favor and make a reservation for sunset :)
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive servers, delicious food and beautiful atmosphere
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The overall vibe was great, and the service was awesome! We got a coconut cake (soooo good) as an anniversary gesture and we really loved that. The food was okay, overall — not very flavorful for the price.
  30. KL

    KarenL

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing ambiance- gorgeous view, live music was wonderful- we could still have a nice conversation while listening. Beautiful sunset- the whole experience was magical.
  31. J

    Jfoodlover

    Hawaii

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We invited some friends from mainland to the restaurant. Everything fantastic. I will be back by myself soon.
  32. NJ

    NJJd

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Enjoyed the live music and Hawaiian dancing. But the hostesses really need more training. First, I had made an OpenTable reservation, but their initial reaction was not to seat us, because we were there for cocktails/appetizers before dinner reservations at their other restaurant La Mer. They sat us in the outdoor section and gave us an umbrella to protect us from the off-and-on-sprinkles. Second, later they confused us with another party and rushed us out of our seats too early and not even to the correct dining area. Then they told us we should go back until our actual reservation time. It was raining, and they should've sat us under an umbrella, but instead put us back in our original seats, that were now wet b/c we got out of them. In general, customers should be able to sit under the large umbrellas when it's raining and when they are available.
  33. L

    johnL

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our lunch was at 3pm so not packed, thank goodness. The server was very helpful with suggestions and was right on the money! While not cheap, I thinks it’s a good value in that you get what you pay for
  34. WW

    WWHD

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good…just felt those drinks were pricey!
  35. RP

    RoseP

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We came here to celebrate our anniversary, and it was a bit lackluster. The music was nice, and the former Miss Hawaii was lovely, but it wasn’t enough to distract us from the fact that we waited almost an hour for our food. There were larger parties that took up the kitchen’s bandwidth, so we understood, but it didn’t feel like a very special celebration for us after long. By the time our food arrived, it was okay, but it did not feel like it was worth the money or the wait.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was excellent, cocktail was very good, sushi roll-excellent, the main dishes were good but not what we expected.
  37. H

    Hugh

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The live music was fantastic!
  38. c

    coffeeboy

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location And a special experience . The Hawaiian music and hula are truly special
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Our server was excellent and so was the food. It was a little disappointing that we had to wait quite a while even though we had a reservation. But nothing beats that ambiance
  40. JC

    JeffC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was awesome. Top notch service and great food

FAQs

House Without a Key is rated 4.7 stars by 2183 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 77 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–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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