Memorable sunsets under the kiawe tree

House Without a Key

Immortalized in a 1925 Charlie Chan novel, House Without A Key is Halekulani's popular indoor/outdoor gathering spot for informal breakfast, lunch, cocktails, appetizers and entertainment, and offers a fresh option for evening dining in Waikiki. One of the favored traditions of the original Halekulani — cocktails and Hawaiian music under the century-old Kiawe tree — is faithfully preserved here.

As 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. If you wish to try our mai tai at home, simply download our recipe.

Drink in memorable sunsets at our romantic restaurant in Honolulu. Nightly, our distinctive Hawaiian music is paired with the graceful dancing of five former winners of Miss Hawaii, Kanoe Miller, Debbie Nakanelua, Lauren Matsumoto, Skyler Kamaka and Radasha Ho'ohuli.

House Without a Key Enhancements

In an effort to continually enhance our facilities and restaurant, we will temporarily be relocating House Without a Key from March 16, 2015 until April 28, 2015.  Please click "read more" below for more detailed information.

House Without a Key Enhancements

Please note that from March 16, 2015 until April 28, 2015 the following will be available for guests:

  • House Without a Key will be closed for Breakfast and Lunch throughout this period. 
  • Lunch in Orchids will be a combination of the House Without a Key and Orchids Lunch menus. 
  • On Sunday’s a special House Without a Key Breakfast Buffet will be made available in our Kalia & Kiawe rooms, just upstairs from Orchids.  
  • The House Without a Key Sunset Lanai will continue to feature live entertainment with a limited menu nightly.

Please note that attire for breakfast and lunch in Orchids will be the House Without a Key dress code. For more information on sound limitations please call (808) 923-2311.

Hours of Operation

Please see House Without a Key Enhancements above for detailed information on Hours of Operation for March 16, 2015 to April 28, 2015.

House Without A Key is open
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Breakfast is served daily
from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday and until 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Lunch is available
from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Dinner service begins
at 5:00 p.m. nightly.

Entertainment begins
at 5:30 p.m. nightly.


Casual resort wear.

Reservations are not available.  Seating is accomodated upon arrival only.

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