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La Mer - L'Aperitif

2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
+1 808-923-2311
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Closes in 1 min
17:30 - 21:30 Hours
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At first, I was skeptical and was unsure dining here. I’m a 3-Michelin star enthusiast (see my reviews for SF and NYC) and reviews of this restaurant wasn’t too favorable. Luckily, I stuck with my instinct! Everything about the restaurant was amazing. From food, ambiance,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank ro1655
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you La Mer for what was by far the most memorable and most delicious dinner we had while we were in Hawaii! The staff was attentive but not intrusive. The food was spectacular. Everything we had was so luscious and delicious. We had an...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank jlewsam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service and food were top notch. Not cheap but go for the experience of true fine dinning. Had the three course with Filet which was so good. You will not leave hungry. A great way to celebrate my wife's birthday.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Barry G
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

The setting is beautiful with open windows looking out to the sea with an unusual ? Asian rather than European decor. Servers were exemplary in attentiveness and explaining every dish. The 7 course degustation menu was excellent but probably a little too much unless you...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Wrx8
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Visited for a celebratory occasion and had very pleasant and satisfactory dining experience. Yes, it was pricey, but not only food, but also atmosphere, view, service... pretty much every aspect of the place was top notch.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank leejho
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

First, I love good food. I hate food that is overpriced and mediocre. I dont mind paying for good food, good service, and a good view or decor. La Mer checked all of the boxes for me. Chip was our waiter, he was attentive and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Aodenkou
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Yes it was pricey, and the meal went on for 3 and a half hours, but BOY IT WAS WORTH IT!!! i was visiting Honolulu and celebrating my Aunt's retirement and Birthday. We went on Tuesday so it wasn't crowded. They didn't rush us, and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank lynnmkk
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Went there for a special anniversary celebration and was warmly welcomed and seated at a open air window table. The view of Diamond Head and Waikiki beach were fantastic! This restaurant is Hawaii's only AAA-Five Diamond and Forbes 5-star restaurant. Kent and Martin were are...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank redevvl
Reviewed 19 September 2018

La Mer is rated 5 diamond restaurant, only two exists in the State of Hawaii, the other one doesn't have an ocean view. This is the best fine dining restaurant in all of Hawaii, and one of the top fine dining restaurants in the world....More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank WinstonWaikiki
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Alain Ducasse once said, “Food is one part of the dining experience. The mood, the atmosphere, the music, the feeling, the design, the harmony between what you have on the plate and what surrounds the plate count as well.” Our dining experience here at La...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Gerryvale L
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27 August 2018|
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Response from Vanessa B | Reviewed this property |
Directly from La Mer's reservation service: "Elegant evening attire for women; dinner jackets or dress shirts, dress slacks and shoes for gentlemen."
11 December 2015|
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Response from Hawaii-Biker | Reviewed this property |
The menus include several courses, but you can choose what you want for each course. At present, the cost is $110 for 3 courses and $145 for 4. Check their website for current menus and prices. Wine and cocktails are not... 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, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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
  • E-mail
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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