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House Without a Key

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Hawaiian
2199 Kalia Rd, Halekulani Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
+1 808-923-2311
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“coconut cake” (137 reviews)
“pupus” (47 reviews)
“swordfish” (18 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
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 2 days ago via mobile

We had a delightful dinner at this venue which is in an excellent location. To ensure that we were able to view fully the traditional entertainment we arrived at 5pm and had a perfectly located table to enjoy cocktails. The hula dancer and Hawaiian band...More

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 3 days ago

I got the Steamed Onaga an it was definitely one of the best fish dishes I've had in my life. It was spiced perfectly and cooked to perfection. The atmosphere of the restaurant was so nice, there was live music and a hula dancer and...More

Thank Shahana A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love their mojitos! They add fresh fruits and good amount of alcohol too. I get tipsy after just one! My favorite is rasbery mojito 😜 the bread basket was really good. For lunch we decided to share a plate because we had dinner plans...More

Thank Irina P
Reviewed 4 days ago

We always go to the House Without a Key for breakfast on our first day and again on our last day because it's my favorite place for breakfast. I usually don't get a breakfast buffet at other places but I always do here. The food...More

Thank wannabeconch
Reviewed 4 days ago

Based on TA forum recommendations, we planned to have dinner here our first evening in Oahu. After an 11 hour flight we were very happy to find this hotel was in walking distance from our hotel (Embassy Suites). We arrived about 5:30pm on a Sunday...More

Thank SunFunSun
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place had been fully booked for a while and rated very highly in TA, but I'm not really sure why. Don't get me wrong, this restaurant was OK, but I don't think it was that amazing. I think this is purely a numbers game....More

Thank Channon R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice place to have lunch while in Waikiki. We love the setting and the food is very good.

Thank PCGal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb location right on the beachfront with sunset views. There was a queue when we arrived for our 7pm booking. We were shown to a table in front of the show stage but still under cover just in case of rain. Friendly and attentive staff...More

Thank Llewellyn53
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the staff here who were very personable and took the time to get the little things right although it was annoying that despite turning up on time we had to wait 20 minutes to be seated in what was a far from full restaurant....More

Thank JimUtd
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here a few times whilst staying in Waikiki, but only for cocktails and nibbles. Really lovely setting and the cocktails are gorgeous. I would definitely go here again.

Thank TracyTriumph
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Questions & Answers
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
25 March 2017|
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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 Halekulani... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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