Hoku's

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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Hoku's at The Kahala Hotel & Resort is heralded for its tantalizing menu featuring global Hawaiian cuisine. Seafood, meats, vegetables, fruits — all sourced fresh, sustainable and of the highest quality — serve as the foundation for our menus, a mixture of tradition and ingenuity uniquely adapted for the cosmopolitan guest’s palate. Pair your meal with a wines of old-world and new world flavors, handcrafted cocktails or sake flights.

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

Open for dinner and for Sunday brunch.
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4.6
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4.6
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vipCandyIncredible
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good to be back, great dinner! especially the Salmon, so far, the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just opened back up and decided to come here for our anniversary. The view is so beautiful, and such a mellow ambiance. Our servers were very professional and had a great sense of humor. Enjoyed every part of my night!

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vipPogi
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Gnats flying around my drinks and no other meal options

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HenryP
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. Definitely will be going back. Everything was perfect for our 20th Anniversary!! Only thing is maybe have more Entree selection!!

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vipTonyD
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Hoku’s cancelled my reservation without notice and neither they or Open Table bothered to contact me. I showed up with five guests and they were closed. Terrible.

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RachelB
London
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful food with lovely views. Lots to choose from with attentive staff. We went for Sunday lunch/brunch and it was one of the best buffets we've had.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Waiter was lovely. Portion size way too large though. Just felt like that we were the only ones left in the restaurant at 9:30am!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome location, views, staff and food!

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mtnester
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for anniversary, as it’s very pricey. Very attentive service and the meal was presented beautifully. Most importantly, it was delicious! Bring a sweater, the A/C was in full mode.

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KentS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The most amazing aromas from the Island Flavors tasting menu

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Patfoodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great value for the money with fantastic beach view

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Nicholas
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Sunday Brunches we've had. Fantastic service. Will definitely go again

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JoeW
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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usuusu
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good atmosphere.We have enjoyed ourselves very much.

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vipLetsgoout
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We both had ,the catch of the day. The fish was tough (hard to cut without a knife) the steamed vegetable had un-bitable stalks (sautés greens) and came with plain white rice. Not the best meal. The wine was good, but of course overpriced. Service was excellent! We would not dine here again.

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vipJamesG
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way!

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thebadnewsmonty
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended! The brunch was well worth it, the staff is prompt and courteous. It’s a food experience and thank you to Bob our server!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
39 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was really nice because the late seating was not crowded so much more relaxed. The service was outstanding and ambience great. The food quality was very good. The variety of selections were not as great as other higher end Sunday brunch buffets but it was well stocked. Being indoors gave it a more upscale feel. Of the dishes that was there, taste and freshness was very good. Variety of desserts was less than other buffets we have been to in Honolulu. Overall one of best Sunday buffets in Honolulu.

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Kalaiopua
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been married for over 51 years, but because our first date was on February 29th, 1968, this was only the 13th time we could celebrate that milestone. It was perfect. The staff knows exactly what they are doing, the chef is outstanding, the view is nice (until sunset when it fades away), the noise level is low (so one can have nice conversations, and the wind list is extensive...but still has some affordable stuff. All of our dishes were good, but I would choose the moi (which I had) over the lamb (which my wife had) and the octopus (which my wife had) over the hamachi (which I had). We shared the luscious chocolate desert, which we suggest you do not miss.

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YOSHIEK
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

子供連れでしたが、子供にも丁寧に接客していただきました。また、お誕生日であることを伝えたらケーキを用意してくれました!

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vipDentalgirl
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and professional service.

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vipGeneF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant on Oahu, always a pleasant experience. Went twice on this trip! Thanks Barry for the warm hospitality, much mahalo!

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ElaineH
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hoku's Sunday Brunch was perfect. our table overlooked the pool/ beach and KokoHead slope. It was beautiful. Our hosts Taryn and Bob were friendly and attentive to our needs. They were friendly and made us feel comfortable throughout our meal. Food was delicious and sufficient in variety. The coffee was also delicious. I would definitely do brunch at Hoku's again.

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vip808DB
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate a belated birthday for a family member. The service is excellent, attentive without hovering, and friendly. The poke musubi is a favorite with the crispy rice outside. Enjoyed the rack of lamb, rib roast, lobster tails, salmon Benedict, avocado toast, almond croissants, and mochi waffles. Made to order eggs and omelets are available as well. Wok shrimp was tasty too.
Desserts have a nice variety and small sizes to sample many. The view of the ocean is so relaxing. We love coming to Hoku's and will come back again.

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Rich
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu delicious and inventive and not goofy.
Service attentive and responsive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Horrible execution of everything.

Did a tasting. Not coursed correctly. Dishes meant to be served hot/warm, were cold. Service was a train wreck.

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vipambotah
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

a must - always a solid go to for a business meal or date

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scottb
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated as soon as we arrived, our waiters were attentive and knowledgeable and the food was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good taste!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was wonderful, and food and service was amazing. My family had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Their Decaf was too too dark, bad taste this time, I had never had such bitter coffee.
We had Chef’s tasting dinner and Prix Fixe. I ordered Decaf for my desert, but it was terrible taste.
I sip it, then I couldn’t sip anymore. It ruined all my dinner😖. I was very disappointed.

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A808
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Unfortunately our experience was not as excellent as it has been in the past. The food was over salted and the wait staff seemed to be less interested in our needs when we declined to order any wine. I was overall very disappointed with our experience.

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AkiYuma
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

2家族でサンデーブランチで利用しました。店員さんもとても親切で料理も最高でした

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BobD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experience that I had in my life.Wow,food was amazing and the level of service was outstanding.Pricey,but well worth it as my date was blown away from this dining experience.

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Rayneman
Sacramento
28 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, food, and staff were wonderful and made our Valentines dinner a memorable experience! Thank you to Kent for his attentive service! The wine pairings were excellent and complimented the delicious pre fixe menu!

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Jazzie808
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our meal was a five course pre-fixe so I think that’s why our food was not hot when it was served. That was our biggest disappointment with our meal. The food was creative but we were not blown away by the taste. We expected more from Hoku’s.

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

テーブルについてくれた女性の方が、母のリクエストに応えてくれて、メニューには無かったレモンスカッシュをつくって供してくれました。この自律的なサービスに感激しました。
コスパは決して良くはないが、人でもっている老舗という印象。

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AmyN
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch selection and choice of food was exceptional. Service was friendly and outstanding as usual. Overall wonderful experience enjoyed by our guests and ourselves.

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EricY
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hats off to Chef Wayne and his staff for continually providing the same great taste year after year. We've never been just OK with the food at Hoku's buffet, it's always been a food lovers delight. Service was exceptional, price...well, because of the great food and service, I have no complaint.

Well done Chef Wayne. Keep up the great work and great atmosphere of Hoku's.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch on Oahu.

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Hoku's is rated 4.6 stars by 1244 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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