Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times
December 5, 2013
Halekulani's House Without a Key
Price: $9.50 to $19.50
Locals recommend sitting down at a table here exactly at sunset, but even if you miss that precise window, be sure to get here between 6 and 8 p.m. The attraction, besides a spectacular setting overlooking the Pacific, is elegant Kanoe Miller, a former Miss Hawaii who dances a graceful hula every night except Sunday in front of the setting sun. The venue is an indoor-outdoor restaurant and lounge at the Halekulani Resort, one of Waikiki's premier hotels. Have a seat and order a glass of wine ($7.50) and appetizers, or perhaps a Caesar salad ($10), spaghetti ($12) or dessert ($7.50), and watch Miller wow the audience. She's accompanied by various groups playing traditional Hawaiian music.
We loved . . . everything -- the setting, the dancing, the music.
House Without a Key at the Halekulani, 2199 Kalia Road; (808) 923-2311, www.halekulani.com.