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53 by the Sea

53 Ahui St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-5511
+1 808-536-5353
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“lobster” (14 reviews)
Closes in 27 min
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hours
American, Seafood, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
53 Ahui St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-5511
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were seated at a window table with a beautiful view of Diamond Head and Waikiki. The ambiance is lovely with beautiful live music in the background. There is also quick on-site valet parking. Glenn was our server and he did an excellent job along...More

Thank Outback_Dave
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and views are amazing. Very elegant setting-great for date night or special celebration. The service is on point. 53 by the Sea is a must when visiting HI.

Thank jhayter2016
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

This is probably the only eatery that gives diners magnificent view of what Honolulu has to offer. They also offer super dishes, complemented with outstanding services, for both lunch & dinner. For first time visitors, I definitely recommend that you give it a try and...More

Thank Jerry E
Reviewed 31 January 2018

In Hawaii for our 41st wedding anniversary and thought we had found a lovely, romantic restaurant. The hostess knew it was our anniversary and I guess she thought sitting next to one another on a bench was romantic. She put us at a table where...More

Thank greytop
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

This was one of our “Top Five” meals of our lifetime. This is a foodies paradise on Oahu. It’s also a well kept secret with great views of Diamond Head. I had the escargot stuffed mushrooms—one of the best dishes ever in my lifetime. The...More

Thank GSPurcell
Reviewed 25 December 2017 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 23 December 2017

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 21 December 2017 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 2 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 14 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
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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, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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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