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 Dining, 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
Our lunch was disappointing in several r ...
Our lunch was disappointing in several respects but mostly because the portions seemed so small. For example, my husband had the 'catch of the day' which consisted of a small piece of grilled white fish atop some asparagus spears with several Roma tomatoes. He is of average build and size, and still felt hungry after lunch. My crustacean sandwich was one of the most expensive dishes ($35), but the lobster had little flavoring and the crab seemed to be mostly mayo. All in all, it was a disappointing experience. But, our window-side view of Waikiki and Diamond head and the beach and ocean was superb.
Had a surprise planned for my husband to ...
Had a surprise planned for my husband to meet his birth father for the first time. The hostess knew of the plan and said it'd be ok to use the stairs as part of the surprise. The manager on the other hand would not budge on their rules even after told the situation. She almost blew the entire thing. When we were brought to our table reserved for four, it was only set up for three. The hostess rudely said, "It's four now? I'll get another setting." Come to find out, she seated us at the wrong table and we had to wait to be moved. A passing server spilled a drink on my father and offered no cloth or napkins for him to wipe himself. The food was nothing special. The waitress was friendly, the ambiance is just beautiful, but everything else was terrible. My entire family will never return.
Wonderful effortless entry from valet to ...
Wonderful effortless entry from valet to greeter. Quick seating with reservation. Choice nook seating in booth or open tables. Very accomplished servers with attentive smiles and very hard working. The whole experience was delightful. Restaurant Week Lunch with a view. 5 stars all the way!
The bartender was great! Made my favorit ...
The bartender was great! Made my favorite Martini perfectly!
We were a party of 6 for restaurant week lunch and if I knew they were not going to have the staff to accommodate us I wouldn't have booked a luncheon there. The wait staff was spread wayyy tooo thin! We actually needed to get up twice for service as everyone was way to busy to attend to our party. Water was not even refilled.
We had a wonderful birthday dinner. Gre ...
We had a wonderful birthday dinner. Great food, excellent service, elegant decor, beautiful view, and private table arrangements. The eggplant appetizer and lobster bisque were particularly amazing! We will definitely return to try other dishes.
We had a lovely lunch here. Special men ...
We had a lovely lunch here. Special menu for Restaurant Week, and we both thought the food was very, very good. Maybe the wine pairing helped;) Gorgeous views, but on a Monday it was not very busy and that made it appear a bit desolate.
Excellent view and grand architecture. S ...
Excellent view and grand architecture. Service was excellent. Best kept secret in Honolulu. My wife really liked the items in the tasting menu, and I've never tasted a better eggplant dish. Overall, a 5-star experience.
Beautiful view of the ocean and all the ...
Beautiful view of the ocean and all the boats going in and out of the harbor at sunset, with Diamondhead looming in the background. The food was excellent, the service was great, and the tasting menu and wine pairings were outstanding! We will definitely be sure to come back to this Hawaiian gem when we return to Oahu!
Even though our reservations were messed ...
Even though our reservations were messed up some how from reserving online they were quick to accommodate us and get us seat. Amazing Experience. The view was gorgeous and the food best I've tasted in a long time.
Perfect place for our anniversary, Allis ...
Perfect place for our anniversary, Allisa along with the rest of the wait staff were extraordinary. They always checked up on us, did everything in a timely manner, and catered to our needs. Definitely, one of the places to go to for a romantic personal dinner.
Small plate beautiful presentation. No v ...
Small plate beautiful presentation. No view of the sunset, but if you're there during the daylight you can watch the surfing which can be quite entertaining. Excellent service, beautiful interior. Perfect choice if you want to feel fancy and sophisticated.
Took my wife there for our anniversary a ...
Took my wife there for our anniversary and it was very wonderful. The price was $240 (inc tips) so depending on your budget, this may or may not be your place. Service was outstanding and everyone was professional. If it is your birthday or anniversary let them know any you will get a small touch of class at the end (small cake decorated with class). The wife is very picky but came away very happy with the experience. If you want to impress or show your appreciation for your significant other...this is the place to go.
I usually recommend this restaurant to a ...
I usually recommend this restaurant to all our guests staying at the Hilton. Last time the service wasn't as great as the first time we dined there. The valet and Devon held it down. The seafood platter was amazing. Other than that we are gonna try and find another restaurant to recommend.
53 by the Sea is always a great choice f ...
53 by the Sea is always a great choice for an overall 5 star experience! The food is always great although I do not prefer their course set menus.. Most likely because you're unable to choose exactly what you want but that's not their fault! Love love love this place! :) The place itself is gorgeous as well!
Excellent dinner experience. I will be b ...
Excellent dinner experience. I will be back! Scallops were spot on freshest and cooked to perfection. Seafood platter was beautifully presented and super fresh. Surf & Turf was perfect! Nothing to fault the evening was magical!
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