Fodor's Expert Review 53 by the Sea

$$$$ Kakaako Contemporary

Housed in a McVilla aimed at attracting a Japanese wedding clientele, this restaurant serves contemporary Continental food that focuses primarily on beautifully plated, well-prepared standards—albeit with a million-dollar view of Honolulu. Perched at the water's edge, with famed surf break Point Panic offshore, 53 by the Sea uses its setting to great advantage—the crescent-shape dining room faces the sea, so even if you’re not at a table nestled against the floor-to-ceiling windows, you have a fine view. Besides dinner, drop in for lunch or cocktails and appetizers at the bar while watching the city lights go up as the sun goes down. Sublime.

Contemporary Lunch Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

53 Ahui St.
Honolulu, Hawaii  96813, USA


Known For:
  • Odd villa decor that somehow works
  • Free valet parking
  • On-site wedding chapel in case the mood strikes
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Reservations essential

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