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La Mer - L'Aperitif

2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
+1 808-923-2311
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“foie gras” (24 reviews)
“seven courses” (5 reviews)
Opens in 2 min
All hours
French, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’m a foodie traveler, even if European with modesty I have to say everything was great , chosen the 7 courses menu (maybe after the foie gras I was expecting an other side for the main meat...again is personal) excellent with a fantastic personalized service...More

Thank Fabrizio S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't think you can beat this restaurant on any level. Gorgeous open dining on the water, yet inside. Impeccable service. Superb food. Jacket required. Great wine list. The bill will be high, but it is totally worth every penny! I vote this as an...More

Thank J. William R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

La Mer. Where to begin. Service: exceptional. Food: excellent. Atmosphere: fantastic. Setting: unbeatable. Please understand. This restaurant is expensive. We’re taking $$$$ expensive and the portions are small. But the quality is great! If you’re in for a fine meal, in an adult surrounding, where...More

Thank Jeremy C
Reviewed 6 November 2017

An elegant setting with impeccable service and excellent food, and an old fashion dress code which further adds to the ambiance. We had a dinner that was among the 3 best in my life!

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Dining at La Mer is the complete experience one expects for a luxury hotel and restaurant. The setting is lovely, the service team knowledgeable, skilled, and friendly, and the food on the tasting menu is well portioned and delectable. We were accommodated with just three...More

1  Thank Frankie H
Reviewed 23 October 2017

What a fabulous meal, this restaurant is always consistent when we visit on our infrequent trips to Honolulu. One of our favourite places to eat, the setting and food here are sensational. The cocktail comes with a little appetiser that is matched with it, haven’t...More

Thank Gunda_10
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The food was delicious, though I found it a bit odd to be eating French cuisine in Hawaii. However, they use local ingredients whenever possible, so I commend them for that. It's fancier than what you may want to experience in a resort setting (the...More

Thank cja2k1
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Once again La Mer didn't disappoint. Service from Chris and Paul was excellent! Never wanted for a thing. Had the chefs tasting menu. Paul asked if we had any food allergies, even though he already knew of my wife's, but we had another couple with...More

Thank M K
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Our dining experience at La Mer was first class. We received a pleasant welcoming greeting upon arrival and was seated next to an open window overlooking the "House with no key" dining area, with the beach and then Diamond Head in the distance. The small...More

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Photo of view from tables. Not called "La Mer@ for nothing. Wonderful service, the best. Very attentive and knowledgeable. Degustation menu is a bridge too far for most folks. However they have a three and four course option to choose from. 3 - appetizer, entree...More

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Questions & Answers
11 December 2015|
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Response from halekulanidos | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in La Mer. La Mer offers prix fixe menu's of your choice of a 3-course or 4-course meal. This gives you an option to select appetizers, main entrée and dessert. We also have a Degustation... More
Wayne M
30 October 2015|
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Response from halekulanidos | Property representative |
Good Afternoon, Thank you very much for writing to us. There are certainly a few options we can suggest in order to make your day a very special one. Can I ask you to reach out to us with your email address so we may be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$250
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
    (Lewers Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-923-2311
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Award-winning restaurant featuring exquisite Neoclassic French cuisine, oceanfront views. Hawaii’s longest-running AAA Five Diamond restaurant, since 1990, and the only restaurant in Hawaii to be awarded a Five-Star designation by Forbes Travel Guide. Recognized as the finest restaurant in Honolulu, La Mer captures the elegance and romance of Halekulani. Its internationally acclaimed menu features local, tropical ingredients in dishes inspired by flavors from France. Elegant evening attire for women. Dinner jackets or dress shirts, dress slacks and shoes for gentlemen. Reservations recommended. Open daily from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. As an elegant fine dining restaurant, La Mer restricts patrons to adults and children 8 years or older.
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