Hoku's

4.7
980 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fusion / Eclectic
Hoku's at The Kahala Hotel & Resort is heralded for its tantalizing menu featuring global Hawaiian cuisine. Open nightly for dinner and for Sunday brunch, the menu draws on four distinct themes that allow guests to experience Chef de Cuisine Eric Oto's interpretation of the sea, land, world around us, and stories and influences from his own life.

Hoku's has a breathtaking beachside setting with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean from every table in the multi-level dining room.

Hoku's does have a dress code; gentlemen are required to wear covered shoes, sleeved shirt, and long pants. Women may wear sun dresses to elegant evening wear.
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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

テイスティングコースは最高に美味しいです。ワインもおすすめを頼みましたが、とても良かったです。メニューはWEBで日本語メニューも載っているので事前に見ておくと分かりやすいと思います。

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Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Because of my special diet needs the chef was kind enough to accommodate tweaks to the dishes and the waiters were very understanding and kind .
We enjoy our visits to Hokus every time we dine there .

Thank you so much for making my Birthday meal excellent!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Service poor didn’t finish meal asked for box up but they didn’t never got it. Very noisy service poor. Live next door there many times usually excellent

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NS
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was very nice with a wonderful atmosphere. Unfortunately the filet mignon was very thin at less than an inchthick so it was really lacking a soft texture overall. The deep fried poke ball was absolutely delicious and the only real highlight of the meal. Overall I feel it was over priced for the quality of the food.

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Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't believe that we haven't visited Hoku's sooner! This restaurant is so lovely and everyone was so gracious.
Ambiance - romantic and relaxing. The large picture windows give you a perfect view of the water from any table in the restaurant.

Staff - impeccable! Each encounter was professional and genuine.

Food - Excellent! We ordered the famous Musubi, and knew right off the bat why this item is a hot order. Everything about it was just delicious. We also ordered the Goat Cheese salad, which was another delicious choice. Although we both liked the Big Island goat cheese croquettes better than the Maui goat cheese spread, they were both still yummy.
Our entrees were the Seafood Ravioli and the Crispy Moi. Ah-Mazing!!! Every bite was cooked to perfection.
Dessert consisted of the Lilikoi goat cheese cheesecake and the Fuji apple confit. They also brought out a complimentary Birthday cake! I'd definitely recommend the cheesecake. The tart lilikoi mixed with the subtle sweetness of the goat cheese was well balanced.

We will be back!

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M
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

とても素晴らしい景色を見ながら、サンデーブランチを楽しみました。3名で伺いましたが、うち3名はオアフ島のサンデーブランチで一番、との評価でした。シーフートがとても美味しかったと思います。種類は他のサンデーブランチに比べると少なめかもしれませんが、ひとつひとつはとても美味しく、日本人好みと言えるでしょう。また是非伺いたいと思います。

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r
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

location, view of ocean and sunset were fabulous. Worth a short Lyft over to this location. Food was inventive and delicious but 2 small issues: that the scallops, although cooked perfectly, were cold. I believe they came out to soon and sat waiting for the other main course to come out. One other small issue is that waiter dropper=d the silverware off of one plate onto my my wife's suede purse and that stain is likely forever. But a tremendous location, inventive and very nice meal and service overall was very good.

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Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

改装されてから初めて行かせて頂きました。シックな雰囲気で素敵でした。
ドレスコードは以前はもう少し厳格だったような…ディナーに男性がポロシャツにジーンズ、スニーカーってどうなんですか?ポロシャツでもドレッシーなタイプで普通のスラックスに革靴ならいいと思いますがスニーカーは…周りにそういうお客さんがいるとこちらがガッカリです。お店の人はとても親切でサービスのタイミングも満足でした。

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l
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is absolutely impressive for special occasions. It is delicious and fine dining, yet also a buffet with lobster, king crab legs, lamb, prime rib, fancy deserts, etc. which is a rare and incredible opportunity.

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KT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food is good but way overpriced.shold be more in the $50-60 range.

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Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Hoku's is always a special occasion. We celebrated the end of our 10th anniversary staycation with brunch at Hoku's. It's a little difficult to reveiw buffet food since it's such a challenging format to do well but add the wonderful service and amazing view and Hoku's remains one of the best brunch buffets on the Island. All of the food dishes were done well and this is one of the few buffets that offers king crab--so awesome! The only letdown was that the sashimi wasn't quite up to par, but I'm nitpicking at this point. It was the perfect ending for our gastronomical 10th anniversary celebration.

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B
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, decadent menu, fantastic wine list...absolute must with a beautiful ocean view!

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F
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I really enjoyed our dinner at Hoku's. The menu offers enough selection to allow everyone in my family of 5 (which includes 3 children who usually argue over where to eat, because at least one person can't find something he or she likes on a menu) to be able to order something we each enjoyed. --My husband ordered the rack of lamb, I had the scallops, my son ordered the seafood tower (wow! Any seafood lover would have been very impressed), my daughter had the chicken, and my youngest ordered pasta off of the children's menu. All our meals were delicious! In addition to the great meals, the service we received at Hoku's was the BEST we have EVER encountered (and we have eaten at several fine dining restaurants around the world). The servers at Hoku's went above and beyond to make my children feel comfortable when I had to leave them at the restaurant to pick up my husband from work, since his car had a flat tire. The servers kept my children well fed with bread and appetizers while they were waiting for us. We greatly appreciated the aloha spirit that the servers shared. The servers really helped make our dining experience relaxing and enjoyable despite the interruption we had with the flat tire. I highly recommend Hoku's for the great food and especially the wonderful service its staff provides!

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BP
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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CC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful brunch celebrating my birthday. Looking forward to another celebration at Hoku.

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IH
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice healthy luxurious foods!! Nice going Kahala!

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C
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Only observation, two flies at our window seating.
Enjoyed our evening! Food excellent! Service outstanding!

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AO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Keu ka ʻono o ka mea ʻai. He wahi ʻoluʻolu nō ia a piha ka naʻau i ka hauʻoli

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JC
Yosemite
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In Hawaii on vacation. This is an awesome restaurant. Wonderful service, great food. Very classy and elegant. This is our 3rd or 4th time dining there. Always a great evening.

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DB
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our anniversary. Servers were great. Acknowledged our anniversary without being overly solicitous!
We had a great time with good food in a gorgeous setting.

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Supet excellent i have had in hawaii. Price is reasonable!!!
I want to come again😍

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had eaten at Hoku’s several years ago and again 3 days ago. It was as good as ever. From the quality of the food, the presentation and the service, it made for a perfect meal.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I would highly recommend Hoku's. Little pricey, but the experience there is always wonderful. Food is good; some things are great, like the ahi musubi (my fav). Will definitely be back there.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hoku's brunch is absolutely amazing. With offerings like crab legs, lobster tails, shrimp, ahi poke, mussel poke, sushi, sashimi, lamb, prime rib, and far more- it is really easy to eat your money's worth. The food is all wonderfully done/fresh and the staff does a fantastic job keeping everything full. I have been twice and was impressed both times. If you go, you have to walk around outside and see the dolphins!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service from Julie, Tony and the rest of the staff. It was a very memorable evening. Thank you!

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T
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view, the food, and the service was outstanding!!!

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary at Hoku’s. I was so impressed with everything, that I must say that our visit ranks in the top five restaurant experiences we ever had. I worked in the culinary field for many years and visited many of Hawaii’s top restaurants, so I think I know my food pretty well. I really enjoyed the experience and look forward to the next one!

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MC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got wonderful ocean front table for 4. Super attentive and professional waiters. Very tasty foods and also the included appetizers as well. Highly recommended.

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Started with a bottle of light red Italian wine that went with all our dishes. The charred octopus as an appetizer was quite tasty, baby romaine with crisp Parmesan cheese had a light miso dressing that didn’t overwhelm the salad, seafood ravioli was delicious but on the rich side, and half a rack of Colorado four lamb chops were tender and moist. The only thing was that the bread and a dip made from mayonnaise was not good. But overall we were satisfied and would love to go again.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife’s birthday

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C
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it
Our waitress was awesome
Food really fresh

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always the chefs at Hoku really know what they’re doing.... delicious Pre Fixe menu paired with wonderful wines. Outstanding service, breathtaking views and ambiance.

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KK
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent. We went early (5:30) so the restaurant was quiet and the food arrived quickly. It was a nice view out to the ocean.

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r
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hoku is one of my favorite restaurant when I am visiting Honolulu. You will love the food, service and ambiance. You must go and experience the Sunday Brunch. They have a wonderful selection of food and request for a window seat with the beautiful ocean view and view of Diamond Head. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or a night out you will not be disappointed.

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This review is for the Ala Carte dinner menu. Definitely a great place to celebrate a special occasion. We loved the menu choices from the 4 Global Hawaiian Cuisines. The food was phenomenal in both presentation and taste! Did I mention that the ocean view was beautiful? We were really impressed and will definitely be back.

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Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! We had a wonderful experience. The view was beautiful, the ambiance romantic and our meal was excellent. Highly recommend for celebrating the one you love.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was good and the servers were kind! Good for celebrating anniversary!

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SS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible staff, prompt service, food was fantastic as were the wines. Highly recommend.

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DK
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food with incredible ambience and extremely attentive staff. Our server, Tony, provided not only an amazing curation of our five course meal (prix fixe) but also invaluable tips for future visits to Oahu and our upcoming stay on the big island of Hawaii. Not sure how this establishment hasn't been Michelin starred.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the most enjoyable meals we’ve ever had. Everything - venue, service, food, and value - over the top. We had reservations at 6:00 which was a perfect time. The views of the water were amazing. We had the ahi app, prawns and shellfish ravioli and they were unbelievable! Service was outstanding. I’ve had more expensive meals for half the experience. Highly recommend it!

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