Hoku's

4.7
921 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 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, early Valentine’s Day dinner. Food was delicious. Ambiance was very nice. Waiter was accommodating and very cheerful.

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CL
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Interesting food and tasted goof

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

料理やロケーション最高でした。最後のディナーでコースをいただきました。新婚旅行最後の夜にふさわしいお店でした。

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MA
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable evening of good food and great service. Can’t beat the view.

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l
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful setting overlooking the ocean. Nice sunset view. Located in what looked to be a great hotel.
Our servers (2!) were knowledgeable and very helpful in choosing our meal and described the dishes well. I would rate service as superior.
We order the fried ahi poke and goat cheese salad for appetizers. Poke was excellent ( and very big portion). The tuna just melted in the mouth and probably one the best I’ve had. Salad was good and fresh. We shared the whole fried fish because the server said the fresh fish was rock fish which was infrequently available and very good. It was excellent. Huge serving for two. We had no space for dessert!
The only not great part was a large group in the room who were very loud.
Overall excellent experience and would definitely recommend

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

Food was excellent! The poke musubi was our favorite.

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

We visited this newly renovated beautiful restaurant in the Kahala Hotel in Nov 2018. Every table has an amazing ocean view. Thank you Aya for a beautiful table next to the window. Great food and excellent service from India and Bob. India was super sweet made it fun & entertaining for our 5 yr. old son. Our son has been asking to return to Hoku’s.

We came back last night to celebrate the Chinese New Year and our children’s birthdays. Aya and Joy greeted us with biggest welcome. Thank you Aya for a beautiful window table. Big thank you to Joy for making sure our evening was unforgettable. Tony and Georgia took great care of us and great recommendations of some of the new menu items. We enjoyed every dish from amuse-bouche to dessert samplers. Plenty of time to fully enjoy our evening with 4 hours of fully validated parking.

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

This was my first time back after the large renovation that they underwent a year or two ago and it was incredibly beautiful. The ambience was supportive of private conversations I had and the views of the ocean were breathtaking. As for the new menu? What an amazing introduction! I wanted to order everything on the menu, so I will have to go back again soon!

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y
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good location & foods🍴But this time I could not eat oyster😭

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CN
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and excellent service

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AF
Hawaii
28 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great and our service was exceptional!

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r
Hawaii
32 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service!

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CT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfection at its finest as we celebrated our son’s 30th birthday! We couldn’t have picked a most memorable restaurant to celebrate with the best of service, staff and food. We are spoiled and will definitely return again very soon!

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RF
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always. We shared plates and all were excellent.

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food quality! Worth every penny!

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Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Felt like a VIP from the time we were shown to our table, all the way through until we left. All staff went out of their way to welcome us, even if they weren't't directly involved in our Service. Views spectacular. Somewhat pricey, but you get what you pay for.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was all about the service... amazing!

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DT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was great! Service needs improvement. We felt a little abandoned after we were served our main meals.

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M
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the poke musubi and would return also for the moi and seafood ravioli, which were also outstanding. The shrimp entree was a visual feast, and we also loved the breadbasket, especially puffed rice cakes and flaky croissant-like dinner roles. We enjoyed the symphony of tastes and textures in our shared desserts of apple confit and chocolate cremeux were One of our family’s new favorite HNL restaurants!

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XK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

perfect experience for birthday dinner. food was very delicious. our server is very expeienced and friendly

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

raw tuna, lobsters were good.
meat was moderate.

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l
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

In his 87 years here on earth, our grandfather has never been to Hoku's so we wanted to treat him to a really special meal as a Christmas present. Hoku's has been where we celebrated our first anniversary and we love sharing the spot with our loved ones. The food was delicious, the lobster not overcooked and the prime rib tender and flavorful. Our favorite is the pineapple mint juice, which our cheerful server offered as soon as we sat down.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous time and dinner

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DD
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is exceptional and the dining experience overall is highly exceptional.

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TC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Room was too cold.

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LO
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hostess, Aja was very friendly and Frank our waiter was fantastic and fun!

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

家族とディナーしました。ロケーション、雰囲気は最高です。全ての席から眺めが良いようになっています。高級店ですが、静かすぎないので緊張せずお食事が楽しめます。プリフィクスコースを頂きました。ほぼフレンチですね。大きな帆立のソテーが新鮮で美味しかったです。あと、マヒマヒも初めて頂きましたがしっとりとした白身のお魚で美味しかったです。

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BD
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hoku’s is outstanding! The service is impeccable. Bob and India were awesome!!!

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SJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, amazing food and great ambiance made for a memorable 25th anniversary dinner.

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Service was excellent!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The setting is very nice. We had a great view looking out at the ocean from our booth table. The food was great and the service was excellent.

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g
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great food. Only problem was my wife’s food was served cold (she had scallops). When the problem was brought to the attention of the waiter, it was replaced very quickly. Wife liked the scallops.

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c
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 1

Wait staff was friendly, pleasant, helpful, and answered majority of our questions. The sake butterfish on the chef's tasting was not up to par with our expectation of the chef's best menu items. Management seemed to be more concerned about certain guests only. When I believe all guests should at least be greeted once by management when walking around the restaurant. It was very noticeable when the manager attended to the table next to us more than 5 times (in addition to serving some of their plates), and did not even acknowledge our table once. My family and I have not been there since the changes from the old management and was highly considering your venue for our next Christmas gathering with out-of-town guests. However, because of the overall experience compared to our previous Christmas event, we will be making other venue plans for the future. It is also suggested to list more precise ingredients on the menu as I had 2 food allergies and could not eat my some of your prix fixe menu items. I had to alert the waiter after taking a bite of my meal, as I was already presenting anaphylactic symptoms. Since I was celebrating my parents 50th wedding anniversary, I was disappointed with my experience.

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N
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Top chefs - everything is coccked just right. Tasting menu good value.

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RS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Customer service outstanding! All servers are friendly, helpful and all have a great sense of humor. Atmosphere really nice. Treated like a king and queen. Good is delicious and fresh. Love to go to Hoku’s to get pampered.

Excellent excellent excellent

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KL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the food/service and ambiance for our special anniversary. I can't think of a better restaurant. It was pricey, but well worth the cost. All the servers were really friendly and helpful.

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JW
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whole fried fish is the best. Deep fried rice ball so ono

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

お料理は、どれも美味しくスタッフの方のどの方も気さくで、レストランの雰囲気も申し分なく、思い出に残る食事になりました。

5人で行きましたが、数品をシェアすれば、日本人でもちょうど良い量でした。

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m
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I think sushi rice was not good.that was soft and watery. But staff’s Risa was very friendly and good service for us. Thank you Risa.

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EM
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice variety of quality food for brunch with great service, view of the ocean. Make reservations early for preferred seating time

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