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53 by the Sea

53 Ahui St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-5511
+1 808-536-5353
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Fusion, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
53 Ahui St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-5511
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wife and I had dinner here recently during restaurant week. The building and view was amazing. Loved looking at the view of the beach. Had a reservation and was seated quickly. Dinner was ok but almost seemed like the server didn't appreciate us ordering off...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jon C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked here to celebrate a Birthday. Customer service excellent with fantastic food to match. Wonderful place a little of the beaten track that offers beautiful views across Waikiki beach and Diamond Head in the distance. The tomahawk steak was very enjoyable. A lovely selection of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PaulaBev
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is located in the oceanfront section of Kakaako, near the UH School of Medicine. The location is somewhat intimidating, as one has to drive through somewhat dark deserted streets. Once arrived, valet parking is provided free at the property. The owner(s) have done...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 41vanl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Near downtown Honolulu, off in the harbor district, is a beautiful palatial building overlooking the marina entrance. 53 By the Sea is the address on Ahui Street. This is fine dining-- dress code and only valet parking. Very popular among Japanese newly weds for both...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kumtux
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is located in an odd place however well worth the trip! Beautiful grand entrance with large wooden doors. The food was amazing we had oysters as an appetizer! So yummy! Definitely worth a visit excellent service!!!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank D1559UXmichellem
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Wow. This was one of the best restaurant services I've ever experienced! They honored every request I've made: from a table by the window with a view, to a birthday cake with candles. The servers were very attentive and knowledgeable, which made the experience even...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lidia S
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is located west of Waikiki on a small point and has a beautiful panoramic view of Waikiki and Diamond Head. Great place to go to just before sunset for dinner to enjoy watching surfers riding the last waves before enjoy a Hawaiian sunset...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JayG2720
Reviewed 25 July 2018

My husband and I celebrated our 5th anniversary the food, and service is great.! This is our second time we celebrate our anniversary with them.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank JoanD1662
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

I called a last minute reservation for my friends birthday celebration and the place is amazing the food was great. The end of the night our waiter brought her a cake with a beautiful designed Happy birthday it was such a great experienced.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Ana L
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Great view, good service, good food, extensive wine selection but the only reason why we don't give them 5 stars is because they didnt have our favorite wine. Maui blanc. The server said it has never heard of it and it is not a expensive...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank BIL80
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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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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