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53 by the Sea

53 Ahui St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-5511
+1 808-536-5353
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
53 Ahui St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-5511
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleasant surprise at food quality, good portion and great service ask for Jordon. A must for any special occasion like Christmas, and good deletion of food.

Thank Grant K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want great ambiance with an awesome view of Waikiki and Diamond Head, this is the restaurant for you. Yes, the view is unmistakenly great with a panoramic view of the Waikiki Coastline and the iconic Diamond Head. While the food is very good,...More

Thank HIHO-Traveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to there for our anniversary. The service is great. They put us where we had a great view of diamond head and ocean. We will definitely go again. It wasn’t as pricey as I thought it would be.

Thank 839kaleo
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Our family was treated to dinner to celebrate gung gung's 81st birthday and my sons hard work in his Senior year of high school. Excellent setting, great atmosphere and the food was made to match. Wonderful experience. Portion sizing was very good, tasty but not...More

Thank Leonard D
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I am very pleased with my overall experience here at 53. The temperature of the rib-eye that I had was perfect. My wife had a local halibut and said that it was prepared nicely. The service was great as there were multiple servers that took...More

Thank Gary P
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing location , food and service Shaw the restaurant manager when above his duties helping me out this special occasion together including florist and having cake made I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Honolulu I would also do lunch view amazing

Thank chezba
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I'm so glad they cleared out the homeless, which was always a deterrent of mine when someone mentioned dining at 53 by the Sea. We pulled into the parking lot of the big, beautiful mansionesque 53 by the Sea and was greeted by the valet...More

1  Thank Innah H
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Celebrated my husband's birthday here Saturday night. The food, service and atmosphere were all wonderful. There is nothing negative to say about this place. We dined with them shortly after they opened and it was good then. You can tell they have refined their process...More

1  Thank MrsCombs
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We went on a Friday night. It's the perfect place to watch the Friday night fireworks at Hilton. The restaurant is right on the port so you watch the surfers, the boaters, and the folks fishing. Great location and the staff was very attentive yet...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 22 June 2017 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
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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
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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
View, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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