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House Without a Key

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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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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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were staying at sister hotel the Waikiki Parc hotel. We crossed the road at the end of the day to try the cocktails at the wonderful House without a Key. The outdoor setting was beautiful overlooking Waikiki Beach,with a group playing relaxing Hawaiian music with the sunsetting, delicious cocktails and really good service. Another we had dinner there as... More 

Thank Innerwestreviewer
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for an afternoon pre dinner drinks. View of the ocean and the sunset is amazing. Just to sit and watch the boats floating past against the sunset.

Thank Jackie S
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here for lunch on our honeymoon trip. We got the spring rolls and the redfish. Very very good! Loved our waiter and had a great experience! Mahalo!

Thank 149alyssav
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful sunset, service awesome, music great and right on beach. Drinks were right with the beach.

Thank Patricia H
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for pre-dinner drinks and great Hawaiian entertainment. Good service and wonderful atmosphere on the beach.

Thank Mick K
West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were seated promptly upon arrival but waited at least a half hour for someone to say hello and take our drink order. They were under staffed and the help was literally running trying to keep up. Unlike previous years were they had an extensive buffet, the buffet was limited to appetizers and the desserts. The entrees were limited to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for drinks and music at sunset. Also great meal for Sumeet and very friendly staff. The specialty drinks were outstanding.

Thank George K
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to House without a Key for an "early" dinner on Christmas Day with the family. We waited for 90 minutes (not an exaggeration!) before getting a table since the restaurant did not take reservations. When we checked the status of our table the second time, we were told that those staying in the hotel took priority and that... More 

5 Thank MatSam4
Orebro, Sweden
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place, service minded stuff, great Aloha atmosphere with live entertainment. Agreat food for all ages. Not cheap but worth every cent

Thank Erol777
Farmington, Minnesota
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

as others have said this is an exceptional place. we loved the setting, the history (Charlie Chan) and the service was outstanding. the food and drinks were very good but the Coconut Cake OMG!!! if you go try it all, it is not cheap but worth it.

Thank BobH14

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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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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?