Hoku's

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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
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful culinary experience.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere, and great food and service!

PM
Munich
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food is outstanding. The room itself is too big and too open, so the noice level is somewhat annoying. But overall a great restaurant with excellent food.

MW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef's tasting menu provides good variety. Perhaps incorporating a vegetarian option would be perfect for vegetarian or those who like a more balanced diet.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our anniversary.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I have been trying lots of fancy restaurants around the world while I am travelling. Hoku's is the only restaurant does not read the occasion for dinner. Since I have made an appointment more than a month ago. Waiter and kitchen does not even know the date I went was my birthday, and want a unforgettable experience with this fancy restaurant in Hawaii. Do not recomend this restaurant!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable but it was crazy expensive and the food was “so so”. We had the seafood tower which was interesting but too high to see what was on the other side of the plate, there was also crab legs that we couldn’t actually eat and no tools were provided to get the crab out of its shell. I had the duck breast which didn’t test all that great and the vegetables were burnt and inedible. My husband had lobster risotto which was even worse then my duck. The risotto wasn’t creamy and down right crunchy. Ambience was great but I’m not sure we would go again as we left hungry after spending upwards of $250. We had such high hopes and celebrated a birthday, what a disappointment.

AD
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely oceanview setting, with superb culinary creations, creatively presented.
Very professional service, friendly and engaging but not over the edge.

ED
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Anniversary Date! Such a intimate dinner and amazing service. I definitely will be coming back for another occassion. The food was delicious and I was impressed with the small portion seafood tower. Highly recommend trying their Ala Cart Menu and making reservations ahead of time. They also provided us a complimentary anniversary dessert. Mahalo Hoku’s for making our special day memorable.

P
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mary Jane and Tony gave us great service. Had a wonderful 4 hour dinner with friends from the mainland.

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Without question the best Sunday brunch on Oahu! The food selection and quality are excellent. Service is also top notch!

F
Hawaii
32 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Favorite Sunday Brunch Recommendation
A fabulous view, great staff, OMG food! and always great friends to enjoy it with....what a winning combination.

m
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We usually love Hoku's but this time service was really slow and we felt neglected and forgotten. And the restaurant was half empty. Had to flag down waiters many times for water, to order, etc. They didn't come to take drink orders for a long time, then took forever for the drinks to be served. Same for food, we had to flag them down to order and food took long time. We were told the wait was because we ordered steaks and they have to be grilled. Food was very good, but for this price, expected more attentive service.

TR
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Service was terrible. Entrees were disappointing. Seafood tower was good.

C
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was very good and food tasted fantastic; desserts were not too sweet, the way we like it. Thank you!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful birthday dinner! The crispy whole fish was excellent! Would definitely recommend.

TD
Las Vegas
65 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 40th anniversary was full of happy and delicious memories. We had the chef specials and were impressed. Each course was better as the evening procession became a delight.

B
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first experience at Hoku’s. Always heard awesome things about it. We had a super lovely evening. So happy we had a cozy table by the window with an amazing sunset. We felt fortunate to have Taryn and Bob as our wait staff; they were so friendly! Just perfect. Everything from the bread basket and ahi dip to appetizers to our entrees was incredibly delicious! Pricey but delicious and realize we’re paying for location, as well. (A kama’aina rate would be welcomed and a nice touch for the locals supporting them, though.) The ambiance was very special. We’ll be back! :)

1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

家族6名での誕生日会をこちらで。
1歳に満たない子供がいても安心して食事を楽しめました。また、サプライズでbirthdaycakeをプレゼントしていただきました。予約時に相談できて良かった。
何より席を担当してくださったチームの皆さんのserviceがexcellent。
また、ぜひ伺いたいです

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OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

I wanted to treat my hubby for his bday dinner and indicated on my reservation that the reason for dining was to celebrate a birthday.

We ordered dessert and I asked our server for a candle so I could place it on as my hubby’s bday cake. Waiter apologized for missing that information and quickly returned with a lovely dessert with 2 candles and a chocolate note that said HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. :(

We decided not to trouble him again and just ate the cake.

Although another girl came by and asked how our evening was I I told her my disappointment.

I regret I will not return for any special celebration to avoid any embarrassment and disappointment for my guests.

OT
Iceland
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

ペアリングワインのコースで予約していたが、繋がってなかったため、ワイン代は別途請求されることに。クレーム伝えるも対応して貰えず泣き寝入り。
着席時にメニューの紹介と確認が無かったのが問題でありその原因。

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MW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a romantic evening away from hustle of Waikiki

YT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The only downside to our experience was that our server (Bob) was extremely slow and rude. When asked to split bill between 2 cards he complained that now he had to void out the bill first! Unacceptable behavior when you’re Paying $900 tab! Felt like he was ok with giving us bad service because of the automatic 18% gratuity tacked on for our party. Which is bad on him as we are a family that tips extremely well for awesome service. The other server that assisted us was very attentive.

c
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time at Hoku's and I totally enjoyed the experience. The staff was very attentive, polite, courteous, and ensured that our dining experience was the best that they could offer. The ambience of the room could not have been better. I regret that I have not tried Hoku's and will be sure to put it on the top of my list for future dining engagements. Please relay our sincere appreciation to the staff for making the birthday celebration a memorable one.

n
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

お料理もワインも、とても美味しかったです!

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LM
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional chefs tasting menu and wine pairing, top quality service and attention, beautiful facility. Culinary excellence, world class.

RV
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Very nice restaurant, but even though we mentioned that we were celebrating our wedding anniversary, they never acknowledged. Thought for the price, they would be a little more conscious of special events

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Excellent food and atmosphere with lovely setting. Unfortunately our waitstaff was out-of-sync. We were a six-person party for a special 88th birthday and our entrees came out at a staggered pace. Two people in our party who ordered beef entrees were served a good 15 minutes before the three seafood entrees and the last one to arrive was a salad for someone on a diet. More than sub par for a fine dining establishment. Also, a glass of wine ordered with entrees didn't arrive until it was asked for which was another 20 minutes after we started eating. Again, out-of-sync. And the table wasn't cleared of wine glass settings of other diners who didn't drink. It was left on the table for the entire meal, as well as the oishiboris we used after eating the seafood tower appetizer. We had to ask for them to be removed! The service wasn't ever rude or curt, just simply poorly timed and amateur. However, the manager handled it well and recovered nicely for his staff.

OT
Kyushu Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

お料理はもちろん、サービス、雰囲気も良かった
またロブスター食べに行きたいです!

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H
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I were looking for a quiet but nearby escape from the hustle and stress of life in downtown Honolulu. We found it at Hoku’s. If you want to get pampered and have one of those rare but memorable, really nice and relaxing nights out just to yourselves then I can’t think of a better place. It was a splurge for us but we plan to make it a regular event.

d
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful anniversary dinner due to great food, wine and outstanding service by all attending to our table as well as the graciousness of management! A lovely, spacious and nicely appointed dining room overlooking the beach/ocean at the Kahala Resort with elegant tables and a foodie-satisfying menu complete with 3 tasting menu choices as well as ala carte options. Extensive and very good wine list. Friendly and attentive service staff with a nice demeanor and good sense of humor! Couldn't say enough good things about our experience. Highly recommend for a wonderful night out or quiet dinner.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hoku’s is just amazing. I had the seafood ravioli, never tasted something so good. They were like Italian wontons. Every dish was unique and perfectly cooked. A bonus were the homemade rice crackers in the bread basket, I couldn’t stop eating them. My wife almost cried eating the guava chiffon for dessert. The service is outstanding and last of all it’s at the beautiful Kahala Hotel. I will be going back for the ravioli. Best fish restaurant in Honolulu!!! Don’t miss it.

LA
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I would recommend Hoku but make friends aware although food very good the buffet was overpriced for selection of food. We had 1:45 reservations and felt rushed as the server went around informs everyone “last call for food”. An elegant Sunday brunch is vacation tradition for us and @ $78/person I expected a more upscale selection and more variety. Again what I had was very good but overpriced for selection. A mimosa was twenty dollars and I was served a glass of sparkling wine and a glass of orange juice, both full and told I could mix them as I liked. Unheard of. Paid with a visa gift card received as anniversary gift. Bill and tip were 225.00. Checked transactions on card next morning to find the amount had been changed to 239.00 ??

OT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about Hoku’s!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

とってもおいしかったです。
スタッフの方も親切でした。
日が沈むのを見ながらゆっくり食事できました。
サーブも遅すぎることはなくて、子供も一緒にディナーしやすいです。

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LK
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment you enter, the service is first class and the surroundings are elegant and soothing. The food is delicious and the wine list is extensive and wonderful. The views of the Kahala’s grounds and the ocean are exquisite.

SS
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is awesome and like Goldilock's porridge, just right. Beautiful ocean view but I was focused on my date and everything else as the dining experience was awesome. I hadn't been to Hoku's in about 10 years or so and it was spectacular back then as well. I'm already planning my next date as I want to try other things on the menu.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

フレッシュオイスターがなく、がっかりしました。
また、3種類から選べたフレッシュミックスジュースのサービスも
無くなっていたことにがっかりしました。
店員さんや受付の方は笑顔で接してくれて、非常に良かったです。
オイスターオイスターの復活を期待します。

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TV
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the Sunday Brunch at Hoku's. Everything was top quality & fresh. My favorite items were the King Crab legs, lamb chops & smoked salmon. The view was beautiful & tranquil. We chose Hoku's to celebrate my birthday, my husband enjoyed it so much that he wants to go back on his birthday next month. Definitely recommend Hoku's!

M
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Hoku’s. The view of the beach was the perfect backdrop for our dinner. Our teenaged son loved his seafood ravioli—he said it reminded him of fancy potstickers. We loved everything that we ate, and the restaurant sent us a delectable pistachio dessert. The wine list is great—there’s something for everyone on it. The servings were so big we took some home—we think we will order pupus next time and try even more dishes. Romantic, great for special occasions, family friendly, and easy valet parking!

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