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53 by the Sea

53 Ahui St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-5511
+1 808-536-5353
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
53 Ahui St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-5511
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the best restaurants in Honolulu! Had a great meal! Had the macadamia nut crusted mahi mahi; very good!

Thank Nancy J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I went here for our anniversary. Great service coupled with great food made for an awesome experience.

Thank Jesse S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment you drive up to the entrance of 53 by the Sea you feel like you might be driving up to a mansion in Beverly Hills. It is like a villa. The atmosphere is very elegant and upscale. Nice tables and half booths...More

Thank DERtravels
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Wow! Beautiful restaurant, on the water, stellar service Wonderful ambiance And each entree kept you wanting more This is a wonderful experience for,the senses

Thank cjhawaiii
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Probably the best restaurant in Honolulu, HI. The service, ambience, and food are all 5 stars...perfection at its best! We have probably been to most of the high-end restaurants in Hawaii but 53 by the Sea by far checked all the boxes. My brother was...More

1  Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

53 by the Sea was really nice. It is a bit off the beaten path down on the waterfront past Ala Moana Center a bit to the west, and is out on the water thru some dock type areas, but it was well worth it....More

Thank Conseiller99
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I surprised my husband with dinner at 53 By the Sea as I received many recommendations and love to try new restaurants. This was a perfect special spot for his birthday dinner! The restaurant itself is beautiful and the diamond head view is amazing. I...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Dinner par excellence. We had the private room upstairs, accompanied by my dear friend's specially selected menu of favorites. Photos follow below.

Thank FiveStarDiner
Reviewed 17 March 2017

My husband, 9 year old son, and I dined at 53 by the Sea last night and, thus far, it has been the best meal of our holiday. The ambiance is simply amazing. Guests enter into a grand salon with sweeping staircases and move to...More

Thank S0ulshine
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is a great venue for a special occasion. From the moment we arrived, the gentleman in valet was there to greet us (I really wish I could have gotten his name!). Breathtaking indoor seating and the view is spectacular. We were seated in one...More

Thank carolinejackson100
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I am wondering what the dress attire is for dinner and is it different for lunch?
3 February 2017|
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Response from 53bythesea | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your question. Our recommended dress code is dressy casual.
Mayu M
24 February 2015|
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Response from やんちゃ | Reviewed this property |
娘が直接担当者とメールのやり取りをして予約してもらいました。 もし予約が完了していなくても、平日は比較的すいてるレストランなので、早めの4時45分ぐらいに行けば対応してくれると思います。 不安であれば現地で店に電話で予約確認をすればよいと思います。 なお、この店にはドレスコードがありますので、少しオシャレをして行ってください。
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
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11:00 - 14:00
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11:00 - 14:00
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11:00 - 14:00
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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
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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! Collared shirts are required please.