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La Mer - L'Aperitif

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2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936 (Lewers Street)
+1 808-923-2311
09:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From start to finish, our experience at La Mer at the Halekulani was extraordinary! The view, food, wine and drinks tickled all the senses. The view and sound of the ocean did not compare to the beautiful artistry of the plating and exquisite taste of the food. The wine pairing was perfection. The service from the staff was impeccable. A... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with my husband for our baby moon several years back and had a great experience from food to service. It's a true 5-star experience. (This place is not kids friendly for sure- we wish we could bring our now almost 4yo daughter)

Thank bratbee
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to La Mer yesterday evening to enjoy with family visiting from France. Our family guests are from Lyon and are definitely gourmets. We choose the menu degustation with white and red French wines from their excellent wine list. Our palates were seduced by the subtlety and freshness of products. Waitstaff was professional and we had the privilege to... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

I have traveled on business to Honolulu for the past 28 years. I have always found La Mer to be a wonderful place to enjoy fine dining at the highest level. Service, food, atmosphere, view, privacy, entertainment; you have it all here. Others have come and gone in this tourist town, but this remains at the top.

Thank Kevin L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

the restaurant had a great view, good service, beautiful place, but the food was mediocre and quite expensive, if you are traveling from another major city with french cuisine, this does not compete. Else the food is ok.

Thank yotsu
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Six adults and we were allocated to the private dining room with views to forever! The food was excellent, waitstaff professional and friendly, excellent wine list. Best dining experience of our holiday. There is a dress code and it is policed - big tick of approval from us. Recommend highly.

Thank ontheroadsince73
New Canaan, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is a top class restaurant with mediocre food. The atmosphere is wonderful and the service, while slow, was really friendly. But the food.... bread that tasted like Pepperidge Farm, lobster that was chewy and bland, etc. And SO expensive. We really regretted spending our hard-earned money there.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We celebrated a special occasion whilst in Hawaii at La Mer. Service was spectacular and food just what we'd hoped for, being foodies and having eaten in many of the top restaurants, we were not disappointed. We had our 9yo with us and had the degustation which was lovely. They happily adapted the menu to account for my pescatarian diet... More 

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Not your typical hotel restaurant-- you get to hear the ocean waves and either hawaiian or jazz music in the background. The portions were modest size--until you get to dessert which is oversize. They also bring you lots of little extras. Tables are spaced far apart- so you can have a conversation. Don't worry if you aren't seated at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

As the name suggests, La Mer is a French restaurant and it is one of the highest caliber restaurants anywhere. Situated in the exquisite Halikulani Hotel, La Mer is a delight for all the senses and it retains a 5 star rating. You are treated like royalty. Our server told us that everyone who comes to La Mer is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$250
French, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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
La Mer is far more than a restaurant, it’s a degustation destination. Celebrated as Halekulani’s finest and Hawaii's longest, consecutively ranked AAA Five Diamond Restaurant, this consummate dining experience is unmatched. The internationally acclaimed menu features Neoclassic French cuisine expertly crafted and served amid majestic and romantic ocean views of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head. Indigenous ingredients are uniquely blended in masterful dishes inspired by flavors from the south of France to produce an unsurpassed dining experience. An award-winning wine list is available to complement the perfect dining experience. Jacket or long sleeve dress shirt, slacks and dress shoes are required for men. As an elegant fine dining restaurant, La Mer restricts patrons to adults and children 8 years or older.

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