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House Without a Key

2199 Kalia Rd, Halekulani Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
+1 808-923-2311
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“coconut cake” (146 reviews)
“pupus” (42 reviews)
“swordfish” (19 reviews)
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American, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2199 Kalia Rd, Halekulani Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I don’t want to give away too much other than the food was was excellent, the service both friendly and understated. Beautiful hula singing and dancing and one of the most spectacular views in the world. Romantic, classic and indulgent...

Thank Julianduncan
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant can’t be beaten for beachfront location. We entered from the street, and not knowing it was in Hale Kulani, had trouble finding it. We booked & had a lovely undercover table with a view of the entertainment. Although the food was all delicious...More

Thank esptm
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There are so many other places to enjoy than this place. The attitude was so snotty, I almost got up to leave. The food was average to regular and not even close to the cost to eat there! You should bypass this place altogether. Too...More

Thank Santimd
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful location, excellent service, delicious food. Started with the poi appetizer! It was amazing!!! I ordered a salad with goat cheese. It was excellent. I had a great experience!

Thank Ganesh7
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful Saturday evening experience at this beautiful property! The service was good, and the food was better! They have a great live band and hula dancer which enhanced the entire experience! Have a piece of the coconut cake for dessert, it is...More

Thank Danielsj6
Reviewed 6 days ago

I am not sure if we went in with unrealistic expectations or if it was an off night. This was the one restaurant all the locals on tripadvisor recommended, so we went on Christmas Eve for dinner. My wife and I kept looking at each...More

Thank Jason1932
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those places that get customers by high reviews on places like Trip Advisor. But actually have nothing in common with the wonderful, kind and hospitable Hawaiian people. Held a reservation for two months for a special anniversary celebration. But had to...More

Thank vashonsialnd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed great service, Hawaiian band and entertainment (without being touristy at all!). Meals were good - fish specials lovely. Wines by the measure are a great idea. Kids menu was ok but we asked for carrot sticks and it was no trouble as a side.

Thank DebCC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely outdoor setting with local entertainment - our dinner experience was enjoyable before we even ordered our food. Service was friendly, helpful and prompt. The food was great, especially the fish dishes. Also enjoyed a couple of shared desserts - pineapple cheesecake and key lime...More

Thank LindsayMann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband & I had dinner at House without a Key the night before New Years Eve on our last night in Hawaii and there is not a single thing I would change. If you only splurge once on a nice romantic restaurant while you're...More

Thank Kelli M
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Michelle C
15 October 2017|
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Response from halekulanidos | Property representative |
Guests are welcome to come and enjoy the music and cocktails in House Without a Key without Reservations. The Restaurant takes lunch and dinner reservations on our website, however cocktail tables are on a first come, first... More
15 May 2017|
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Response from RonSlee | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I don't know the specific time the show starts I would suggest you arrive early, say around 5 or 5:30 and have your cocktails and pupus and tell lies to each other until the show starts. The location alone is worth... More
25 March 2017|
Response from halekulanidos | Property representative |
Congratulations on your upcoming Wedding. House Without a Key would certainly have the music and dancer you are looking for. If you are looking for something slightly more elegant, I would suggest Orchids here at... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Halekulani Hotel
Offering daily breakfast buffet, Hawaiian inspired lunch and dinner menu, and sunset cocktails. Voted one of the best restaurants in Waikiki, House Without A Key is known for its signature Mai Tai, a classic to be enjoyed any time of the day. Notable Hawaiian Hula Dancers, all whom have been awarded the title Ms. Hawaii, and entertainment are offered nightly at sunset and under the stars. There is a $5 entertainment charge for non-hotel guests, reservations available for hotel guest through Dining Reservations or OpenTable. Open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Daytime: Casual, swimwear cover-up and footwear required. Evening: Informal, footwear required.
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