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53 by the Sea

53 Ahui St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-5511
+1 808-536-5353
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  • Excellent56%
  • 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 4 days ago via mobile

This restaurant has excellent views and equally excellent food. The road to the location is through an industrial area however the destination is revealed to be a jewel in an otherwise unpleasant setting.

Thank cathybrown1963
Reviewed 5 days ago

Returned for another superb dinner with chilled rose champagne & 2 bottles of perfect 1970 bordeaux for 3 persons. My hose started with an awesome seafood tower - lobster, crab, shrimp, oysters, etc. was a feast unto itself. Following with foie gras on my perfectly...More

Thank FiveStarDiner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

53 by the sea came recommended by our hotel concierge at the four seasons Oahu - mainly for the view and the seafood. It didn't disappoint, the entrance is grand and beautiful and the panoramic view overlooks Waikiki as well as the coast... stunning. I...More

Thank mohammedslim
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 6 May 2017

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 6 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
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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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
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
  • E-mail
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.
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