House Without A Key

*House Without A Key is temporarily closed until further notice.

One of the most iconic restaurants in Waikiki, House Without A Key is Halekulani’s popular indoor/outdoor gathering spot for informal breakfast, lunch, sunset cocktails, appetizers and Hawaiian entertainment, offering a fresh option for evening dining. Drink in memorable sunsets at our romantic restaurant in Honolulu under our 130+ year old Kiawe Tree and with views of Diamond Head. This setting is the perfect backdrop to preserve the honored tradition of cocktails and Hawaiian music under the stars and by the sea.

Immortalized in a 1925 Charlie Chan novel, House Without A Key is known for its signature mai tai, a classic to be enjoyed any time of the day. We invite you to try this Halekulani classic at home.

Nightly, our distinctive Hawaiian music is paired with graceful dancing of former Miss Hawaii & Miss Hawaii-USA winners. Begins at 5:30 p.m. nightly.


Live entertainment features Hawaiian music and hula


*House Without A Key is temporarily closed until further notice.

Complimentary Coffee Service
6:00am – 9:00am (Daily)

Light Breakfast Buffet
7:00am – 10:30am (Monday to Saturday)
7:00am – 11:30am (Sunday & Holidays)

5:00pm – 9:00pm (Daily)


Casual Resort or Beach Attire. Cover-up or shirt and footwear required.


Call (808) 923-2311 or (844) 288-8022 for information.

Fresh ahi poke at House Without A Key

Quality, fresh, and locally sourced

Ingredients used at House Without A Key are sourced from across the Hawaiian Islands and are enhanced with unique, signature flavors.

Ingredients used are sourced from across the Hawaiian Islands
Provisions & Hawaii Specialty Meat
Kualoa Farms
Ho farms
MA‘O Organic Farms
Dry Land Nursery
SK Natural Farms
2 Lady Pig Farmers
Mari’s Garden
Kunoa Beef
Big Island
The Hawaii Island Goat Dairy
Kawamata Farms
Hamakua Heritage Farm, Inc.
Hirabata Farms



Bringing Hawaii style to cuisine

Jarrin Otake, House Without A Key’s Chef de Cuisine, is excited for the reopening of his restaurant, which will include a new pool bar and viewing kitchen.

A winner of the Hawaii / Pacific winner of the Jeunes Commis Culinary Competition for Le Chaine de Rotisseurs, Otake brings his local knowledge and strong cultural understanding to the hotel’s fast-paced dining venue to promote Hawaii Regional Cuisine on the highest level.

Some of his favorite ingredients are fresh garlic, ginger, chili peppers, reef fish, and…BACON.

LauLau Chicken at House Without A Key

“We came from Maui for a 3-day getaway. As world travelers we can honestly say that the Halekulani is one of the most wonderful hotels we have ever stayed in! The location is amazing and of course the food but most of all… it is the warmth and professionalism of the staff. House Without A Key is one of our favorite places… not just in Hawaii but in the world. It feels like you are stepping back into old Hawaii with the tropical breezes and gentle music. We can’t wait to come back!”

Cathy Detrick
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Hawaii Magazine
House Without A Key - Oahu Readers’ Choice Awards Best Hotel or Resort Restaurant, #3
100 Best Al Fresco Restaurants in America

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