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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” (153 reviews)
“potato chips” (17 reviews)
“pupus” (36 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM 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 today

Beautiful oceanfront view from the patio with nice live music and entertainment. Really average food at very expensive prices. Go for the ambiance, not the food.

Thank MateoParques
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I totally recommend this place great service and food which is reasonably priced. Everyone has different tastes but i highly recommend the coconut shrimp and the coconut cake. Im not into cocktails or Mai Tais so cant comment on that.

Thank Kathant
Reviewed 5 days ago

Check in to your hotel, drop off your bags and head straight to House Without a Key for the best Mai Tais in the world. It doesn't get much better than this: Enjoy the ocean breeze while listening to live Hawaiian music and watch a...More

Thank PeanutButters
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed our dinner here with singing to go along with it. The dinner was delicious! I had the spaghetti bolognese and my daughter had the traditional lau lau chicken. We both enjoyed it.

Thank rphsweet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to experience the million dollar view, listen to Hawaiian music and have a bite to eat. Yes, it is pricey but the view and ambiance are priceless! Worth it to us to splurge and enjoy the serene experience. We took pictures of the beautiful...More

Thank ggerskine
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just had drinks here but they were expensive but good. They had poopoos and the service was great. Lovely view.

Thank sredheada45
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked as a special occasion as it isn’t cheap but well worth the price. The Sunday buffet is magnificent, the food is plentiful and there is so thing for everyone. The seafood was fresh, Japanese food a plenty plus the roast meats beautiful. One...More

Thank PeterCatramados
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked as a special occasion as it isn’t cheap but well worth the price. The Sunday buffet is magnificent, the food is plentiful and there is something for everyone. The seafood was fresh, Japanese food a plenty plus the roast meats beautiful. One exception...More

Thank PeterCatramados
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crazy expensive - not sure what to tell you. Lobster was awesome at $59 however given table of 6 we were hit with 18% service charge and with too and tax was an extra 40% on an pricy bill. Food was nice and enjoyable ambience...More

Thank Belinda K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in our favorite hotel in Honolulu, the Halekulani. The buffet breakfast as this restaurant was actually disappointing. The variety and quality of the spread seems to have gone downhill over the last 5 years. Service and ambiance is good but they can do a...More

Thank richard g
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4 February 2018|
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Response from halekulanidos | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in House Without a Key. Yes, we still offer a breakfast buffet seven days a week in House Without a Key. Price for adults is $36 and children are $18. These prices are without taxes and... More
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
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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, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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