About 53 by the Sea
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! Collared shirts are required please.
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily 11:00am-2:00pm (last order)
Dinner: Daily 5:00pm-10:00pm (last order)
Bar: Daily 4:00pm-11:00pm (last order)
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 6:30pm-8:30pm
Complimentary valet parking available on site.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
53 by the Sea Ratings and Reviews
I had brought a bottle of wine and was m ...
I had brought a bottle of wine and was more than happy to pay the corkage fee but they would not let me open it as it was on their wine list. The restaurant was less than 1/2 full and it would not have hurt them to let us open it. Why not 2 prices for corkage: one if the wine you bought is on their menu and one if it is not. I have had this experience in restaurants before and find it a fair compromise. The host was very cold and did not say hello or bother to discuss the wine policy with us. He peaked around the corner to see us while the waiter was asking him if he could open the bottle of wine we brought. The fish of the day was dried out and the lamb was marginal with little flavor. Service was very nice and attentive. The view is great. Maybe a good place to go for cocktails but the meal is way overpriced for what you get.
The fresh Opakapaka was divine! The sta ...
The fresh Opakapaka was divine! The staff is always attentive and respond quickly to requests. Our party had arrived late so we were in a bit of a rush. Service was prompt and excellent as always without compromising quality of experience.
Service was a 3 because we ordered 3 app ...
Service was a 3 because we ordered 3 apps, 1 entree, and 1 dessert. The 3 entrees came very quickly and the entree followed right after. For a romantic dinner I would have rather had the appetizers and entree coursed. Our server was good in the beginning but, as the night carried on we were serviced by the other staff and it wasn't that busy. Overall, I would definitely go back again.
The service was excellent. The view pic ...
The service was excellent.
The view picture perfect.
The bill didn't kill my wallet. I thought I was going to spend a lot more.
The oysters were to die for. I haven't had oysters taste this good since I was in Anacortes Washington.
Going back on my birthday 10/10.
The entire dining experience at 53 By Th ...
The entire dining experience at 53 By The Sea was great! From the Hostess & Dining Room staff doing their jobs professionally, efficiently and happily and helping take a couple of photos. Great food and amazing views. The facility is now about 5 years old but is in pristine condition. We also appreciated the special Birthday dessert which was amazing. And even the friendly and fast parking valet helped to make the entire visit excellent. Mahalo! Thanks!
Thank you for a wonderful time at 53. T ...
Thank you for a wonderful time at 53. This was my first time to come to Hawaii and your place. My mother likes the sea and I'd wanted to do something for her then I chose here. I was right to do so and I really appreciate your kindness with delicious dinner. Also thank you so much for the message dessert. My mother loved it!
Excellent service, food, and view for a ...
Excellent service, food, and view for a birthday lunch. The prix fixe special that included an appetizer, entree, and dessert was so good, we are bringing our neighbors for another birthday lunch. Fine fine-dining experience.
We only went for appetizers as our 20 ye ...
We only went for appetizers as our 20 year anniversary plans had changed. My Jordan wine was worth it and the view from our spot made the food taste more delicious! A bit disappointed in the sashimi carpaccio dish (bland), but everything else was delicious. Service was impeccable - felt badly that I didn't do an entree. Tomato and avocado salad is a repeat must and so is the lobster bisque. We shall return!
This was a lovely find! I have lived on ...
This was a lovely find! I have lived on Oahu for 25 years. I wanted to find somewhere new and different for a special dinner occasion. I'm so glad I found 53 by the Sea! It was a magnificent dinner! Great menu, terrific service, drinks and food were off the charts. The only downside for me was that it was noisy. The accoustics aren't so great and there were loud, noisy tables right next to us. Since I was there for a romantic, intimate dinner, this was not ideal for me personally in this instance. But other than that I am super glad I stumbled upon such a wonderful Restaraunt.
The seafood was excellent and cooked per ...
The seafood was excellent and cooked perfectly. The steak was a little overdone but lean and tender. But overall we were treated like royalty and the service was superb. We had a nice birthday celebration with a perfect window table that overlook the ocean. Will be back.
This place has one of the best water vie ...
This place has one of the best water views you can find. The building is magnificent. The kitchen keeps going through changes of chefs and hasn't quite found it's perfect balance yet. The lunch we had was adequate but not spectacular. The prices are high as expected for the quality of the food but the view makes you want to overlook them. They had great ice tea. Sad to say that was the best thing about our lunch.
First time visit since the change over f ...
First time visit since the change over from John Dominis. Beautiful view through large windows of Diamond Head and surfers. Must be very romantic at night. Wasn't expecting
much in terms of the food but was pleasantly surprised by the three course lunch meal. Everything was great except for the fly buzzing around our table. Also they kept letting guests out onto the lanai through a door right next to our table; which is probably what let the fly in. The wait staff was good except the waiter kept interrupting our meal to ask if we were done with each course even when only half of it had been eaten as if he was in a rush to go somewhere more important. It made us feel rushed. Its a shame for such a "high class" establishment in what was for the most part a pleasant experience. I think I will spend my hard earned dollars elsewhere in the future.
We went to cap off my birthday vacation ...
We went to cap off my birthday vacation week and it was fabulous. Our table was not ready when we arrived, but we were offered a prime seat at the bar to watch the fireworks over the water during our wait. The food was wonderful and so was the staff.
Gorgeous place, my 3rd time here and it' ...
Gorgeous place, my 3rd time here and it's always worth it. I love everything about this place, love posing on the grand stairs, my friends who never experienced this place enjoyed our dinner, I celebrated my birthday and thankful for the birthday cake. I will come again and again and I'm sure won't get tired of this place. Thank you.
Superior valet service. It was the perf ...
Superior valet service. It was the perfect touch that my car was waiting for us with doors open, as we left. Bravo! Very attentive and friendly waiters. Venue and view is beyond compare. The quality of the food was not on point.
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