House Without a Key

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1120 reviews
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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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DV
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

El lugar es muy bonito, a la orilla de la playa y con música en vivo, precios accesibles.

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RC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance was unbelievable! Right on the Pacific Ocean, sunset, live music and Hula.
Food/service/cocktails all outstanding

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent live Hawaiian music and hula

BG
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Calm oasis in the middle of Waikiki - very good service- good food - classic Hawaii drinks - water view - Hawaiian music and hula - would recommend

SB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner. Amazing food. Great ambience

s
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

HAWAII最終日のディナーで伺いました♬
お食事もサービスもとても良かったのですが、なんと言ってもあのロケーションは最高でした!
サンセットで空がピンクとブルーのマーブル模様になり、そこで生のハワイアンを聴きながら、美しいフラを鑑賞できる贅沢さ…幸せでした♬

3歳の娘は他のゲストの子供達とすぐに仲良くなり、テーブル横の芝生で楽しそうに遊んでいて…仲良くなるのに言葉は関係ないのだなーと感心しておりました♬

とにかく主人も私もそして娘も、本当にステキな時間を過ごせた事に感謝しております!
次回のHAWAIIも必ず伺います。ありがとうございました!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Service was friendly but it took way too long to get our drinks and food. Overall food is overpriced and mediocre. You pay for the ambiance, which I actually don’t think is even worth it. Skip.

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

お料理や雰囲気はザ・ハワイ!
でも・・・
ビールが冷えていなかった(◞‸◟ㆀ)

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TA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The waiter who gave us our table was very kind, looking at the pace of running out of food and drinks, and bringing food and drinks at the right time. The atmosphere of House Without a Key is good.

H
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good casual dinner - good service too!

PK
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The ambiance at this restaurant is beautiful. You’re on the ocean with the sun setting with excellent live entertainment. We were greeted warmly by a very nice hostess who was more than accommodating when we requested to move our table. We did not realize that eating up front had very small, low tables. We wanted more of a dinner experience. The disappointment came with the menu selection: “Maine Lobster “ in Hawaii???
I just came from the East Coast, why would I want this and how far had it traveled??? “Atlantic Salmon”???? Really??? We are waterfront in HI! Where’s the seafood??
I ended up having the fresh catch of the day which was Mahi Mahi and was delicious! My husband had the LauLau and enjoyed that. We finished up with their signature coconut cake, which was light and tasty.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

テーブル担当者が良くなかった。

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KI
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good meals well priced given position at Waikiki . Service very good . We had a local pork and chicken dish and grilled salmon well presented and tasty. Come to Waikiki often and have not been here before. Have been here a week now and must say that of the places we usually go to I have noticed a drop off in standard . Would be happy to ce back here again to this restaurant.

AM
County Durham
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had a reservation but had to wait 25 minutes to be seated. The food was very average and expensive. The presentation of our meal left nothing to be desired either, a piece of fish, a small mound of rice and four asparagus spears....that was it!
We certainly would not rush back.

W
Hawaii
24 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started with the delicious coconut shrimp. The Mai Tai was a little disappointing, it’s different than we remembered it to be however we enjoyed the Halekulani sunset. For the entrees we had the steamed onaga and the Ahi special, both were excellently prepared. For my birthday they gave me a complimentary coconut cake which was a perfect way to celebrate my birthday. Mahalo for making my birthday special and memorable.

IC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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o
Osaka
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

ディナーに行きました。サービスは、とても親切で、常に気を使ってくれていました
心地いい音楽とフラダンス、美しい景色、夕日、おいしい食事に満足しています。

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e
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

大人からするとショーがあまり見えない席で残念でしたが、席から庭に出れたので子どもたちは喜んでいました。子連れでも楽しめると思います。

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was wonderful and all the staff made us very welcome. Melissa was great! So friendly and knowledgeable. The coconut shrimp, steak and catch of the day were delicious! Great spot for honeymoon dinner!

V
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Really great views

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday and we came here to celebrate. Had a wonderful time. Food and service was excellent
Thank you, will definitely come back

j
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The host was great! Waiter was a little subpar but efficient enough. He just may have been a little inexperienced. Food wasn’t what we were expecting. Prime rib was dry and the ahi fillets had a lot of tough cartilage in it. We would go back but just for the drinks and appetizers as many people do there.

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

まずは雰囲気、景観が素晴らしい。
毎年最後の朝食はこちらと決めています。
ビュッフェのディスプレイも美しく、その場で作ってくれるオムレツも美味しいです。
何よりも美味しいのは フレッシュなパイナップルジュース。息子は5杯くらい飲みます。

スタッフは年配の方が多いですが ベテランと言った感じで 笑顔で働いています。気配りもきいています。

ゆっくりハワイの朝食が楽しめて、これからもリピートしたいです。

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful meal, staff and venue. Class.

B
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view right next to the ocean watching the waves roll in. Secluded setting with palm trees. Food and cocktails were spot on. Must visit when in Waikiki

YU
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

5:15からの予約で時間が早すぎるかな?と思いましたが、5:30の演奏とフラを屋内の間近で、7:00からのを屋外のサンセットと一緒に見られたのでとても満足しています。前日に結婚式があったことを伝えると最後にサプライズのケーキが出てきて一口ずつでしたが7人でシェアして感激しました!ありがとうございました(^^)

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

On vacation in Oahu. They gave us a complimentary birthday dessert which was very generous and nice of them. Service was great. Views are awesome. We just had appetizers otherwise and some wine. Excellent ribeye appetizer!! Would go back for sure. Didn’t try their fish because the “fish of the day” was one I wasn’t interested in, and overall we were full after the apps, salad and wine. Also had a “island” salad which was just a regular salad but it was fresh and a good size.

RC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

House without a key is one our must go places in Waikiki. The food, service, live Hawaiian music and having the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop, it is hard to beat.

OT
Chiba
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

生演奏にフラダンスとハワイを堪能できました!お値段安ければ良いですね。

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RO
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, attentive service & excellent food. Would give more stars if o
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OT
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to the Halekulani every 4-6 months, love the House without a key and are never disappointed. Best sunset, food, service, and music/show. Jan was server this trip and she was awesome. We will be back again in October

t
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

House Without a Key is a place one must visit in Honolulu. The setting is spectacular. Service is impeccable and very friendly. The drinks are excellent and the menu offers plenty of options.

The music is very good, and not over-powering. It's easy to have a conversation or just listen to the music and watch the lovely dancing.

Given general prices in Honolulu, the prices here are not unreasonable considering all that you get with the meal.

JS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall a perfect dining experience for anyone visiting Hawaii, having dinner at the beach, and listening to beautiful live music.

MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Glorious backdrop and lovely music. So great I went back twice!

SM
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not much variety on the menu. Lots of deep fried stuff

S
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Can’t beat the views and ambience. The live entertainment was also a really nice touch. The food, however, was extremely underwhelming. The drinks were overly sweet & the main dishes were heavy on the salt. Server, however, was attentive and efficient.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Average food (disappointing) Perfect location. Enjoyable Hawaiian live band. Lovely sunset. Good service.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

17時15分に予約いたしました。
景色も良く17時半から始まる生演奏、18時からのフラダンスが、良く見えるお席での夕食に、幸せでした。
ハレクラニ サンセット と言う名前のカクテルをオーダーして、丁度夕日にかかる頃だったので、雰囲気とピッタリでした。
大人4人、子供2人で、コブサラダの前菜、カラマリフライ、シュリンプカクテル、チーズハンガー2つ、メインにロブスターをお願いしました!
オーダーを聞いてくれて、ウェイターさんがシェアしますか?と快く察してくれて、子供達にはwikki stixをプレゼントして頂き、楽しんで色々とイメージしたものを創作していました。
因みに、薔薇の指輪、ネックレス、バンクレットを作ってくれてました!
デザートも豊富なメニューに迷いましたが、子供達は残りの時間でプールに入りたかったようで、子供達とそのままプールへ…
こちらのレストランは、とくにドレスコードがないので、子供達は最初から水着を着用していました。
まとめになりますが、ハレクラニホテルはホスピタリティが溢れて、そしてロケーション、素晴らしいレストランのホテルです。

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MK
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

We made special requests to celebrate my 30th birthday. We weren't seated at our reservation and when we were seated it was the furthest table in the back. The drinks were ridiculously upcharged and the food was mediocre. Nothing was done to help celebrate our visit. Our waitress even lost her temper when we asked to split the bill three ways. The views are great and it's a nice space but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone for more than a happy hour drink. I'm waiting on response from management as I've called and emailed them.

IR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed the view, music, and food. But, I feel that selection of food is somewhat limited. Of course, it is Halekulani, so expensive as well. It is good for special occasions.

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