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53 by the Sea

53 Ahui St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-5511
+1 808-536-5353
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 am - 2:00 pm Hours
American, Seafood, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
53 Ahui St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-5511
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I had reservations at 53 by the Sea for our last night in Oahu. It did not disappoint. It is a beautiful, fine dining restaurant with great views of Diamond Head. The service was fabulous and the food and wine could not...More

Thank Emily B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

日本人には優しいレストランの感じ。 Well, there’re many Japanese and staffs can speak Japanese also. That made me surprised. Food was great. Sashimi was so thick, chewy and fresh. Cocktail was my favorite.

Thank Rapheephan T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very elegant and no matter how nice you look, you'll feel underdressed. That's not a diss. Food was great. I had red pepper soup and Ahi. Both were great and the fish itself was like butter. Other dishes at the table were just as good....More

Thank Fred L
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

They were very accommodating to our needs. The private room was out of our budget for our small party, but they were happy to set up a party of ten in the main dining area. The prix fix menu had many unique choices from which...More

Thank Nicolas C
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience! Food is divine and the service was outstanding! The wine was amazing! The hors d’oeuvres and desserts absolutely everything was amazing! Later I went to the bathroom and was super impressed! State of the art Japanese style cleanliness! Everything in the bathroom...More

Thank WinnipegT_Renee
Reviewed 17 March 2018

We were seated at a window table with a beautiful view of Diamond Head and Waikiki. The ambiance is lovely with beautiful live music in the background. There is also quick on-site valet parking. Glenn was our server and he did an excellent job along...More

Thank Outback_Dave
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Food and views are amazing. Very elegant setting-great for date night or special celebration. The service is on point. 53 by the Sea is a must when visiting HI.

Thank jhayter2016
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

This is probably the only eatery that gives diners magnificent view of what Honolulu has to offer. They also offer super dishes, complemented with outstanding services, for both lunch & dinner. For first time visitors, I definitely recommend that you give it a try and...More

Thank Jerry E
Reviewed 1 February 2018

In Hawaii for our 41st wedding anniversary and thought we had found a lovely, romantic restaurant. The hostess knew it was our anniversary and I guess she thought sitting next to one another on a bench was romantic. She put us at a table where...More

Thank greytop
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

This was one of our “Top Five” meals of our lifetime. This is a foodies paradise on Oahu. It’s also a well kept secret with great views of Diamond Head. I had the escargot stuffed mushrooms—one of the best dishes ever in my lifetime. The...More

Thank GSPurcell
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Hello, Thank you for your question. Our recommended dress code is dressy casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Ahui St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-5511
    (Olomehani St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-536-5353
Designed around its breathtaking view of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head, 53 By The Sea offers you the opportunity to experience Hawaii dining like never before. Delight at Chef Thomas Ho’s artistry as he combines fresh local ingredients with succulent seafoods and the finest hand-cut meats. Just as exquisite are the melodic sounds of local pianists playing on the Italian made Fazioli piano in the adjacent T’s at 53 lounge, featuring wines and spirits from around the globe. 53 By The Sea is truly a celebration for all the senses!
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