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House Without a Key

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2199 Kalia Rd, Halekulani Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
+1 808-923-2311
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,081 reviews
520 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This turned out to be one of the best starts of vacation ever.....the steamed Onaga was one of the best meals we've ever had.....an absolutely perfect combination of shiitake mushrooms, steamed to transparency baby bok choy, and an incredible sesame ginger soy sauce.....wow wow wow! We chose HWAK because they don't take reservations and we couldn't predict our flight arrival,... More 

Thank RickMIusa
Oro Valley, Arizona
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at HWAK at the Halekulani Hotel at 4:50 for 5:00, no reservation seating. Seated at a table with a beautiful view of the ocean, the sunset and the Hawaiian band. Our waiter, Ian, was amazing, a dry humor and was very enjoyable. Mai tai's were the best ever! Dinner was excellent and the dessert, Coconut Cake, Vanilla Creme Angalaise... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The view here is unbelievable-it feels very private for Waikiki-the view of Diamond Head is great. Live music, but soft, not obnoxious. The food was excellent and they were very accomodating with my gluten allergy. We will go back again!

Thank hulapam
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The House Without a Key is the outdoor bar everyone dreams of on a Hawaiin holiday. The bar area faces the ocean , palm trees framing the sunset, as you sip your drink to the soothing strains of Hawaiian music played by the live group. The hula performance is tasteful and elegant, appropriately for this lovely spot. For a late... More 

Thank Lore987
Signal Hill, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place came highly recommended by a colleague so we decided to make a point of stopping there with the time we had in between our hotel checkout time and flight home. We intended to just have a drink, but with some interesting things on the menu we ordered a few things to eat as well. The Beef and Barley... More 

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277 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether it be for breakfast or lunch, dinner or evenimng cocktails this informal patio dining is just the ticket with a sunset over the Pacific that cannot be beat. An excellent menu and the best service in town.

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here to watch the sunset and enjoy some cocktails whilst a Hawaiian band played. There was also a dancer that came out at intervals and the feeling was really nice here. Wait staff was also the friendliest we had experienced during our stay. This is a nice place to come and relax and enjoy some music

Thank Marie P
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for dinner and the food was great! Got there around 6:30. Had sashimi and coconut shrimp. Sashimi melted in your mouth. However, as we started on the salad, it was pretty dark and the little light that they had on the table provided very little light. Part of enjoying your food is the visual aspect and when it's pretty... More 

Thank ssumi
Buderim, Australia
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155 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little pricer than normal but a nice restaurant with a comprehensive menu. A free show every night around 7pm adds a nice touch.

Thank Anth B
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for the mai tai's and they didn't disappoint! They were very good and we had the good fortune of coming when they had a trio singing with a hula dancer. They even had umbrellas placed on chairs in a few areas to take care of us when the sprinkles came (very nice touch). Will definitely go back at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
American, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2199 Kalia Rd, Halekulani Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighbourhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: +1 808-923-2311
  • This restaurant is at Halekulani Hotel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?