La Mer at Halekulani
Great ambience. CelebratedGreat ambience. Celebrated Mother's Day. We were seated in a private room. Beautiful setting, lots of privacy, friendly and professional service, good food. Felt special. Very enjoyable. Everyone had a great time.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOver the TopLa Mer is not for everyone. It is very high end, I.e., expensive, and their dress code is nothing short of ridiculous given the Hawaii seaside location. Granted, I guess you want to eliminate the bathing suits and bare feet, but the prices should do that with no problem. The food was excellent quality, although portions were tiny as is common in this type of high end restaurant. My dining companion found her food too salty to eat, but she is very sensitive to salt. The sauces used on the entrees were very rich and almost overwhelming. I would recommend the chef tone it down a bit and let the favors of the food come through rather than drown them in the sauce.
All in all, not our favorite outing in Honolulu.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOur recent dining experienceOur recent dining experience at La Mer was spectacular Nothing could have been improved. Especially the service which was appropriately attentive, friendly, helpful and enjoyable. Definitely added to the enjoyment of the evening.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLaMer is a classic restaurant.LaMer is a classic restaurant. They treat you as if you've been there 100 times, even if its your first time. Exquisite food, amazing wine list and finished off by the incredible scenic views of the ocean. It's a wonderful special occasion restaurant. Please don't go if you like copious amounts of food. Each course is carefully prepared so that your overall eating experience is perfectly satisfied.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWay over expectationsMy wife and I had a wonderful evening. The food and wines were so delicious, and the service team were all very kind with many many heart warming moments!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly RomanticMy wife and I were celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary and the staff at Le Mer could not have been nicer. The food was excellent, the ambiance was amazing and the staff was attentive, we could not have asked for more.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful experienceWe had a wonderful experience celebrating my husband's birthday. We could enjoy the sounds of live entertainment from the other restaurant while appreciating the scenic Diamond Head view. Food was savory and delightfully French. We plan to celebrated my husband's birthday here every year!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMService is beyond reproachService is beyond reproach but food is on the pretentious side.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional in every wayI have had the pleasure of dining at La Mer a dozen times over the years and I rank it as one of the great restaurants in the world. Service is unobtrusive but done perfectly. The food arrives perfectly prepared and beautifully plated. The restaurant it self is tastefully appointed and the ambience is just perfect. It is expensive but is definitely worth the price.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DinnerGorgeous restaurant right on the beach, we had a seat facing out towards the ocean and it was breath taking, hearing the waves, feeling the breeze and receiving probably some of the best food I've EVER eat (and I'm vegetarian so that was a pleasant surprise) and by far the best service I've ever received in a restaurant... and I've eaten in LA, NY and Chicago at premier places but this takes the cake!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular in every waySpectacular in every way: the view, the service, the food. Do not miss the Hawaiian vanilla souffle. It was the best dessert souffle we've ever had anywhere.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMUnforgetfulThis is a meal that my wife and I will never forget. Great for any special occasion.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambiance, excellentGreat ambiance, excellent foods & impeccable service!
You should get at least Michelin 2 stars!
I would not hesitate to recommend your restaurant to any friends of mine who want to have memorable dining experience in elegance.
Thank you for great foods and services.
Kun I. Lee, MD
from Cincinnati, Ohio
and my brother from Seoul, Korea3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOverpricedThe view through open, floor to ceiling windows is splendid. The service was excellent, very knowledgeable and professional. The food, while good, was nothing memorable and certainly overpriced, even by Honolulu standards. This is a beautiful facility. It's just not worth paying $400 for a dinner for two, that would cost less than $200, on the mainland. It's a good restaurant, just not worth the money.2/12/2013 12:00:00 AMClassical French cookingClassical French cooking in the middle of Waikiki. This venue should be reserved for very special occasions as the prices are extremely painful. Small portions. The setting and service are flawless.12/20/2012 12:00:00 AM