La Mer at Halekulani
La Mer at Halekulani

La Mer at Halekulani

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.halekulani.com/dining/la_mer/
  • Phone: (808) 923-2311
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Alexandre Trancher
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Salon La Mer comfortably seats up to 16 guests and offers a tranquil private lanai for that pre dinner cocktail.


    Salon du Vin entertains up to 22 guests and may open up to an elegantly appointed living room to indulge in a La Mer specialty cocktail
  • Private Party Contact: Dining Reservations 8089232311

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lewers Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet and self parking is available.
A word from La Mer at Halekulani
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
La Mer at Halekulani reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.7
    Service4.9
  • Ambiance4.9
    Noise LevelQuiet
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (66)romantic (64)scenic view (63)fit for foodies (45)notable wine list (41)great for outdoor dining (10)neighborhood gem (9)good for groups (8)hot spot (6)late-night find (4)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Hawaiian Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    My wife and I chose 'La Mer' to celebrate our wedding anniversary whilst on holiday on Oahu. What a great choice this was, we had such a great meal, overlooking the ocean, and the floor show. Would reccomend 'La Mer' without hesitation.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Le Mer, Waikiki
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Excellent evening with attentive but non-intrusive service. Food was superb. An expensive night out in a very romantic setting. Well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice memories in first Honolulu stay with my wife.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I am Japanese can not speak English fluently, but the staff gave me a very kind answering to us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Beautiful setting with incredible views. Prix fixe menu options with ability to make some substitutions. Staff is very attentive and knowledgeable. Excellent wine list choices. Sommelier on site. One of the best meal experiences I have had. And.....they have chairs (stools) for your purse. If you want a truly special experience and price is no consideration then this is the place. We did the 3 course tasting and it was 180.00 each.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food here was lackluster not worth the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I was very disappointed with the food. It was very bland and the portions were quite small. Moreover, I didn't eat my first course (foie gras with beef...) and my server noticed. He gladly replaced it with another. The service is excellent, but the food overall is disappointing. I had the three course and am so glad I didn't opt for the menu degustation.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Evening!
    Matt
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our experience with La Mer at the Halekulani Hotel was excellent. The food was elegantly plate and delicious and the service was professional but warm and very welcoming. The whole experience was outstanding and the staff made it an exceptional evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    AusBK
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Exceptional food and great service. Kevin the knowledgeable and friendly sommelier recommended some great wines which matched our food perfectly. All that along with a beautiful view of the bay. We had an excellent night, thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top notch
    KTdining
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Absolutely amazing food quality and presentation. A very romantic spot that has a beautiful water view. Service was incredibly friendly and made the experience special and memorable.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good
    19860810
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    all dishes were very good and beautiful. the table that we seated of location were so good because we were able to watch the Waikiki beach. we will go to this restaurant when we go to Hawaii.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • edith
    EdithVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I love the relaxed feel of this place, romantic and simply amazing for our 30th wedding anniversary celebration. We had the four course meal – delicious, presentation was excellent. The staff are all very professional, friendly, welcoming and efficient especially Lawrence. We had a really nice table, facing the courtyard which allowed us to have a great view of the talented group that was serenading the crowd below in addition to watch the former Ms. Hawaii dance the hula. I definitely would return to try more dishes. TService was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • La Mer: the Ultimate in Fine Cusine
    Carl
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The finest eating establishment in Waikiki. The bar of excellence, on all levels, can not missed. Incredible food creations by master chef, service, wine list, and quiet setting to talk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For a special occasion...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    La Mer proves to hit it out of the ball park, this place was exceptional. Service and staff incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food for a unforgettable view!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My wife and I visited La Mer during our vacation in Oahu. This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. It is on the pricey side but worth every penny. The service and food were amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heavenly!
    CamafaVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We have been dining here for several decades, & we are always awed...gorgeous setting, magnificent food, incredibly wonderful staff, & we bring friends & relatives who share our feelings about this marvelous gem! We have seen many changes over the years, but the fabulousness has never changed! Thank you for always making our dining experiences--& our special occasions--breathtakingly wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special night
    Karla
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Thank you so much for great service and amazing food. We celebrated my boyfriend's birthday and the food was just incredible. Although hurricane Ana was in full effect, it didn't stop us from a wonderful evening out celebrating. A special thanks to Laurence for taking excellent care of us. We truly appreciated the entire experience and Laurence made it even more special. We're definately coming back one day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • my favorite restaurant
    YUKKY
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This time is the 4th time visit. I celebrated My mother's BD @La mer. Food,atmosphere ,view ,sound of waves...all is special for me!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best place to eat with spouse.
    Dinner4two
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This was the best dining experience my wife and I have had. Worth the $$$$. Will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dinner!
    FEYE
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Only reason we did not give it an overall rating of 5 stars was because we made a reservation over one month in advance asking for an ocean front table. We were told they would accommodate our request . When we arrived two nights ago for our 8 pm reservation there was no ocean front table . When asked the manager, we were told they could not hold a table for 2 hours since they opened at 6 pm and they had a lot of requests for ocean front. We thought that was one of the reason for a reservation especially if the restaurant is not full and we made a reservation over a month ago. Eventually they moved us half way through our dinner . The food and the service were beyond amazing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Atmosphere and Excellence.
    OutoftownfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Excellent staff, menu, and wine list. You cannot go wrong. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of best meals ever eaten
    scarbrtjVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The service is incredibly pro, you definitely get a sense that every server and staff person has made this their career. The food (tasting menu) was outrageously great. Views are stellar with open windows.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Five Star Dining
    Gourmet
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The quiet elegance of dining in a well deserved five star restaurant with attentive service and unique cuisine. An excellent venue for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible bar and service.
    SFfoodie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    What the food lacked ( only a bit) service more than compensated. I was disappointed about not sitting at the open windows but they moved us for dessert. Expensive and I only had a cocktail but great for special occasion.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulolus
    buffalohaVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Love La Mer! The view, the food, the ambience is fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Momo
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    La mer is best of restaurant in Waikiki. Delicious food,Nice view,wonderful atomophore,best service and so on. Can't forget nice time. I wanna go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The 56th birthday in Hawaii
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    It is life and is the 56th birthday in Hawaii for the first time this time. The dinner in La Mer could be very wonderful, and could look at Waikiki Beach of the setting sun, and the comfortable wind could blow it, it could obtain delicious wine and a meal, and became very good recollections. Moreover, it is to Halekulani when visiting Hawaii. And I wish to enjoy the time with ひ in La Mer. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent 3 star Michelin Cuisine
    pvsddsmd
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Exceptional cuisine and service. Every course was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Mer is back
    Sep2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were disappointed the last few times we dined at La Mer especially with the new chef and his changes to the menu. We were especially disappointed with the new blinis with the caviar dish. Also, the changes seemed to have affected the staff and service the last few times was lackluster and not what we were used to from them. We were hesitant about trying them again but took a chance and boy are we glad we did. The staff seems to have settled with the new chef and service is back to stellar. The old blinis and lovely brioche roll are still not back but the food is again memorable and the soufflé is still scrumptious. They also serve Krug by the glass and the view and breeze from the ocean sooth the soul while the food nurtures the body.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great tradition continues
    Teugis
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Another wonderful meal at the Halekulani's La Mer restaurant Food was wonderful and it was a lovely dilemma as to choice Wine selection broad and of service was everything you could expect - a fantastic way for us to celebrate an anniversary
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wedding Anniversary
    nothreeputts
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Too bad there is no AC here. Very warm on kona wind days. We requested a balcony table, they moved us later. I loved the foie gras hot appetizer, it was poached in beef broth with a hint of shiso. My wife prefers traditional seared preparation. The boulliabase was extremely flavorful, rich seafood notes. Our beef dish was perfect. For dessert, the mouse is to die for, a perfect ending.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing night!!!
    Talos92
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I took my girlfriend here for a very special evening and I could not have been more impressed. I requested an ocean view and they gave it to me. The food was to die for though on the pricey side, to be expected at a restaurant such as this. There was not a single dish that they served us that was anything below excellent. The service was the best I have seen from any other restaurant. Very professional and knowledgeable. If you are looking for a very romantic evening to take that special someone to, I would very highly recommend this restaurant. One of the most fancy and best restaurants on Oahu! Go check it out!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best in Honolulu!
    MarcVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Elegant and traditional, we love this restaurant because it is just perfect. The food is delicious, the service spectacular and friendly, and the views amazing. No place better.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    BossVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I saw the reviews on La Mer and I saw it received a 5 Star rating from Forbes and it lived up to the reviews. The service was the best service I have received from any restaurant. I had a small black thing in one of my ice cubes in my drink and our server got me a new drink immediately. He also provided us dessert wine and a free dessert for the small mistake. I would recommend La Mer to anyone and we enjoyed our 3 servers who made my girlfriend's birthday dinner amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hawaii50VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Outstanding from start to finish. The tasting menu with wine pairings is exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    From the food to the wine, to the service and the view, La Mer was a great experience. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff present wonderfully prepared dishes that have a unique combination of colors and textures.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • anniversary couples & tourist
    Poco
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Noticed most of the crowd were either older couples celebrating anniversaries or younger Japanese tourists. I will definitely be back for our 21st anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the best ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Superb food-superb service-lovely wines-expensive but worth it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence
    LucLVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Outstanding and very fine cuisine. Superb and discrete service. Great evening. Costly but no regret
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We enjoyed dinner
    Yuki
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    All foods are so delicious! Service is so nice! We enjoyed dinner, looking a beautiful view and listening Hawaiian music. When we go to Hawaii, would like to visit La Mer again. Thank you very much for giving us fantastic time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • visiting from Kailua kona
    Konajim
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Loved our waiter, the detailed attention, the food, everything. My only suggestion a broader menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was absolutely perfect!
    pineapple
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We finally got the chance to dine at La Mer. Everything was perfect! The food, the service, and ambience! Service was very friendly, and the servers knew their food and wines. We went at 7:30, so we were able to enjoy the sunset a little, but next time, we will go at 7, and enjoy the beautiful ocean view for awhile longer. I cannot wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.