The Willows is an unexpected escape from the congestion of downtown Honolulu. And by unexpected I mean you literally drive down what seems to be a typical city neighborhood on a small side street and then find yourself walking in to a tropical garden that is lush and serene and filled with soothing features like a water fall, rambling stream and bubbling fountains-- oh the fountains, sigh... I do love them so. The buffet is amazing and has something for everyone. Really, this is a wonderful place to host a gathering of friends and family just be sure to remember to tell them to come hungry-- like really hungry and oh, also, to wear comfy shoes as the restaurant is best described as a collection of bungalows surrounding a fountain filled courtyard and with the entire buffet housed in one of the dwellings well, you may be up for a bit of a walk to refill your plates. Which really is quite a nice opportunity to stretch in between plates of overflowing yumminess-- if you have on comfy shoes. INSIDER TIPS: Come hungry, make reservations and plan on paying for valet parking or allowing for time spent driving around looking for parking. And also don't be freaked out by the neighborhood-- you'll be so incredibly impressed once inside this gem of an eating experience.
2199 Kalia RdHonolulu, HI 96815
From Business: Established in 1983, House Without A Key is a full-service restaurant that offers a range of dining options. It offers a variety of appetizers, such as ahi sashim…
My husbands favorite! Yes it's pricey; but it's fine dining...so expect to go here when your pulling out all the stops. I would recommend the 7-course meal for $95/person...it's a great representation of the type of food they provide. The staff takes their time to explain all the food & wines. If u can afford it, I would throw down the extra $25 for wine pairing, omg so good! Alan Wong uses local farmers so u can feel good about supporting HI. Bold yet delicate flavors, wider palatte welcome, & free valet on S.king street :)
This was a big hit for my wife and I last year after seeing it in NO RESERVATIONS. This year it became an instant hit with our kids. Ate there three times during the one week stay we did this month. Kalua pig and Laulau is delicious!!!
Amazing food amazing service. My only issue would be view, which they don't have but the food was so amazing I was ok missing a nice view one night
great food and quick service... but pretty expensive. Save this restaurant for a special occassion.
Good food, atmosphere, energy and customer service.
good food...love everything