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House Without a Key

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” (139 reviews)
“pupus” (42 reviews)
“swordfish” (19 reviews)
Opens in 9 min
All 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 1 week ago

A Waikiki landmark, directly on the beach with a nightly show, is worth dining at or having a sunset drink.

Thank L R D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really wanted to like this place, but the entertainment (Hawaiian dancers and musicians) was much better than our meal! We started with the coconut shrimp appetizer which was very good. Our entrees were the steamed Onaga and the catch of the day, which was...More

1  Thank MomRocco
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is beautiful - right on the beach and great outdoor seating. We had reservations at 11:00am and showed up a few mins early. They refused to seat us due to changing over to lunch service. I'm not sure why we couldn't be seated...More

Thank alitz22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a good spot for a sunset dinner on the last night of our Waikiki babymoon, and boy did we find it. We truly loved our experience at House Without a Key. The Halekulani hotel doesn't look like much from the outside,...More

Thank Alyse F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrive early- pick a table with a great view and settle in for the night. The band, the hula girl, a former Miss Hawaii, and the food and staff were all terrific. We had 3 pupus and coconut cake. Light delicious, very fast service, but...More

Thank Ainsot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a hard week, decided to go to "House Without a Key" for afternoon drinks and dinner. What a great setting with Hawaiian music playing and a hula dancer to add to the beautiful surrounding at the Hale Kulani. I reccomend the the fish. The...More

Thank I1795WTalanm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I honeymooned at this hotel 45 years ago and returned to have lunch in this famous restaurant/bar. The hotel has been completely rebuilt since then but the location remains one of the best on Waikiki with the new "old" restaurant right on...More

Thank JimboMalibu_CA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booking process was professional and faultless. Ambience was superb; service excellent; menu limited; table setting great; food very good; cocktails delicious. I would eat here again as a special meal for sure.

Thank WestyTweedValley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our first visit to Hawaii and after 4 evenings eating out we have been a little disappointed in the food. Tonight at House Without a Key was the best food so far. We had a 19.30 reservation but arrived early around 19.00. The...More

Thank HollySK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lunch we had was excellent. My wife and I shared their beef barley soup and then a Caesar salad, and then a Mahi Mahi entree. Everything was extremely fresh. Sitting on their beautiful patio overlooking the ocean is very relaxing and serene. Tomas was...More

Thank Arizonafoodguy
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Questions & Answers
Michelle C
15 October 2017|
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Response from Llewellyn53 | Reviewed this property |
Good choice to see the sunset as long as you walk over to the wall for photos and it isn't too expensive so consider staying for dinner.
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
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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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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
  • 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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