Hoku's

4.7
1493 Reviews
$50 and over
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday and for its famous TeiHoku Sunday Brunch, Hoku's at The Kahala Hotel & Resort is heralded for its tantalizing menu featuring global Hawaiian cuisine, — 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. Elegant and refined, yet comfortable and relaxed. Trained in Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, Chef Jonathan Mizukami blends French-influenced cuisine with fresh local flavors.
*Please inform us of any food allergies or special dietary needs at least 72 hrs in advance. Reservations require credit card & must be cancelled at least 48 hrs in advance. **PLEASE NOTE: Effective September 13th 2021, individuals entering Oahu restaurants will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.

Experiences

  • Hoku's Thanksgiving Dinner

    $200.00 per personPrepaid

    Nov 25, 2021 only

    Join us to celebrate Thanksgiving at Hoku’s with Executive Chef Jonathan Mizukami’s five course Thanksgiving Menu. Please review the menu on the Hoku’s website. Thanksgiving dinner requires a credit card to secure this reservation and will be charged $200 per person, which includes 19% Service charge and tax. Cancellations less than 72 hours in advance and No-Shows will be subject to a charge of $160 per person. Menu is subject to change at any time due to seasonality and availability of fresh ingredients. With 72 hours’ notice we are happy to accommodate allergies and dietary restrictions, unfortunately we are not able to accommodate substitutions on the day.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1493 people are saying
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Hawaii
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Hoku's last night. I always think that no matter how good the food is, the service sets the bar. Our service last night was outstanding, with everyone treating us like a member of a family we never knew we had, elevating a great dining experience to an excellent one.

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GustavoL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food the decor and ambiance was perfect. Week and a half into our honeymoon Hoku's was the first place to give us something as a gift. Awesome chef!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous! Each course was a beautiful flavor experience and the service was impeccable! Definitely will be back next time we’re on Oahu! Thank you!

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vipalohafusion2die4
Central Coast
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

every year we dined here Sunday buffett but the pandemic ruined
the best food buffett we didnt expect they changed to what , not buffett😩
were hoping that the hoku's subday buffett will bring back the way its was

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
49 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Short ribs was unfortunately very fatty

Hoku's
Responded 4 days ago

Mahalo for visiting Hoku's! Appreciate the feedback - it is valued.

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JoeM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Very average and uninspired food. Paid over $400 for two to eat a 4 course tasting + drinks that was underwhelming to say the least. Incredibly disappointing

Hoku's
Responded 4 days ago

Mahalo for joining us. Sincere regrets we did not deliver to your expectations!

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SantinoM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the price. Phenomenal food.

Hoku's
Responded 6 days ago

Mahalo, Santino!

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vipuye1
Hawaii
106 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had intimate dinner to celebrate wife's 71st birthday. Everything contributed to a wonderful fine-dining experience, from the Covid protocols to the menu options, delicious food and wine, and exceptional service.

Hoku's
Responded 6 days ago

Aloha! Delighted to have hosted your birthday celebration! Mahalo for sharing.

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LJTJ
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Unfortunately, I assume because of Covid restrictions, this 90$ Per person buffet is no wear near worththy of its price because of lack of ability to make choices of appetizers, salads, or entrees. It is basically a set menu with a set quantity without any choice what so ever. That the only beverage included with the buffet is water, its cost can easily be higher. I cannot recomend it.

Hoku's
Responded 6 days ago

Mahalo for visiting us. Your feedback is appreciated even though we are disappointed to not have delivered to your expectation.

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Shay
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delicious and quality seafood. We celebrated my mother’s birthday and she especially enjoyed the dessert trio. Great view and comfortable atmosphere!

Hoku's
Responded 6 days ago

Aloha, Shay! Delighted to hear you enjoyed! Mahalo.

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vipChrisC
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 25th anniversary with an outstanding evening.

Hoku's
Responded on October 10, 2021

Happy Anniversary, Chris! Honored to be part of your special occasion - what a great milestone to celebrate! Mahalo.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got married and came here for dinner. It was amazong . Had the 4 course and we paired a NZ sauv blanc, a couple napa chards, stags leap cab, a few ports and man it was amazing . The foie grois with vanilla jus is like the best ive ever had and the A5 wagyu and quail egg was amazing.

Hoku's
Responded on October 10, 2021

Congrats on your wedding! Honored to have served you for such a special occasion. Mahalo for sharing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful location, staff was so friendly and kind from the second we walked in the door. The food was great and allowed us to try things we wouldn’t typically order. Definitely a place to visit for a special occasion as it is a fine dining restaurant.

Hoku's
Responded on October 10, 2021

Aloha! Mahalo for sharing your visit. So pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us!

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CraigR
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Servers and management were well attentive to guests. Food was fantastic

Hoku's
Responded on October 10, 2021

Mahalo, Craig!

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VeronicaR
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

It was very cold inside and was unable to accommodate.

Hoku's
Responded on October 10, 2021

Aloha, Veronica! Mahalo for visiting Hoku's. Your comment is noted. Apologize for your inconvenience.

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CDub
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than expected.

Hoku's
Responded on October 3, 2021

Mahalo!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

Hoku's
Responded on October 3, 2021

Mahalo!

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MikeO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding 8 course meals, both regular and vegetarian menus very well thought out and executed, each dish a work of art and soooo ono! My wife has been vegetarian most of her life and has dined at many outstanding restaurants with vegetarian options but her menu stands out on top of all she can remember , even French Laundry, so take notice Thomas Keller;) Great value for the level of quality and detail that went into everything, wait staff so friendly and caring, well done all! 👏👏👏We’ll mos def be back, maybe even tomorrow 😉

Hoku's
Responded on October 3, 2021

Aloha, Mike! Mahalo for sharing your visit and insights. Very appreciated!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional. Food was excellent.

Hoku's
Responded on October 3, 2021

Mahalo!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was absolutely Amazing! Our staff was exceptional! Ima be real, this place was amazing… A fair bit of the pricey side, however, much worth the venue and staff!!! Save it for that one special evening… it is well worth it. Not a weekend spot but a life long spot for sure. The memories will last a life time 👨‍🍼👶

Hoku's
Responded on September 30, 2021

Aloha! Mahalo nui loa for the most gracious comments! Honored to host your special occasion. We wish you many more!

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AJTee
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience. We did the eight course with wine pairings. It’s very pricey, but if you’re into dining experiences, this is a must do. The food is art. With flavors that leave you wondering how they come up with these delicious flavors.

Hoku's
Responded on September 27, 2021

Mahalo for sharing your visit!

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Darko
New England
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent and arranged perfect for presentation.

Hoku's
Responded on September 27, 2021

Mahalo for sharing!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

Hoku's
Responded on September 22, 2021

Mahalo.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hoku's truly took my boyfriend & I's breath away. Having made the reservation even I myself was shocked to see what Hoku had to offer first hand in person.

We went for brunch to celebrate our anniversary & the staff truly made it feel like they wanted us to have a nice moment. As soon as we walked through the door everyone was so nice & joyful in wishing us a Happy Anniversary. Our waitress Melina was the absolute best, checking in on us often & seeing how our experience was going, & making sure we had enough water, too.

The food made it all come together. Their 3 course Sunday brunch menu left our jaws dropping with every bite. Our favorite was the seafood-filled appetizer, which was hard to ignore to leave room for the main course. Thankfully they provide take home boxes because we sure needed some!

I've already made it a point to come back for our next trip to the island for sure!

Hoku's
Responded on September 29, 2021

Aloha! Mahalo for allowing us to share in your anniversary celebration! Delighted to hear that we delivered to your satisfaction. Appreciate you taking time to share.

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Michele
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service and ambiance. This is a forever memory.

Hoku's
Responded on September 20, 2021

Aloha Michelle - We love hearing that we are a forever memory for you! We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful experience at Hoku's. Mahalo!

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vipKWSoCal
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch at Hoku's was a great splurge for our Hawaii trip. The resort is lovely, and we enjoyed strolling the grounds and watching the dolphins before our meal. The meal was also lovely. It's a buffet in normal times, but everything is served as plated courses right now. Getting some of everything was actually very nice and maybe would be my preference. Service was excellent: attentive and informative but not pretentious. Loved it. Afterward we moved our car to the adjacent park and snorkeled the entire area. Since beaches in Hawaii are public, you can use the beach directly in front of the hotel without issue. All in all, it was a very nice Sunday morning.

Hoku's
Responded on September 22, 2021

On behalf of our staff, mahalo for joining us at Hoku's. Glad you had a great experience!

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vipMike
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing night celebrating our anniversary.
The serves made our even very special.
The food was perfect.

Hoku's
Responded on September 20, 2021

Aloha Mike! We are so happy to hear that we were able to make your anniversary extra special, We appreciate you choosing Hoku's for your most special occasion! Mahalo!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

Hoku's
Responded on September 20, 2021

We are so happy to hear you joined us for your anniversary and had a great experience with us!

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ReidS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate a birthday. The four-course tasting menu was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. We opted for the wine parings and they were exceptional. Especially memorable that evening was the deconstructed banana cream pie—if was extraordinary and set the bar for all other desserts!

Hoku's
Responded on September 20, 2021

Aloha Reid! We are thrilled you joined us for your birthday celebration! We are so happy to hear that we helped make your nice a special one! Mahalo!

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vipKatieS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honeymoon!

Hoku's
Responded on September 20, 2021

Mahalo! We are so happy you joined us on your honeymoon Katie and had a wonderful experience!

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ClayC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Extremely dissatisfied with the TeiHoku Brunch on Sundays. Not worth the price and will not be coming again. Disappointed in everything from the environment (flies going around), the food (the portions were extremely small and cold and we waited for over 40 minutes for our main entree), and the overall experience. The whole lunch lasted three hours and the majority of the time we were waiting for our entrees. It's really sad that the quality and level of service has gone down immensely. Will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, amazing food!

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Rawrrchelle
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal service, food, atmosphere. The waitstaff was extremely knowledgeable and friendly and celebrated our honeymoon perfectly! Definitely a must! Lisa and Tony were our servers and they were both amazing!

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JasonY
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I had very high expectations for this restaurant based on previous reviews but was very disappointed. The food was not horrible but for the price I expected to be impressed. Luckily we opted for the 4 course because that was expensive enough. The food had decent flavor but I've had better at much lower prices.

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Ivananthony
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were very good. The presentation was second to none. However this is a very expensive restaurant.

DG
DavidG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I got an 8 course meal for my wedding. It was $200 per person and I left hungry. The food was delicious. But each course was the size of a chicken mcnugget. Like one. It was way too expensive to need to get a sandwich on the way home.

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EddyT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Exotic food, great option for the adventurous gastronomist. Great service, beautiful decor, breathtaking view of the ocean.

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DonG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On vacation and the website and reviews were interesting so we tried it. We are very glad we did. It started slowly. It took a while to get a cocktail. However once things got rolling it was great. Wonderful ambience, quiet with ocean views. Service was attentive and knowledgeable without being overbearing or obtrusive. The food was great, with interesting twists and flavors. Appetizers were a tomato tart and a tuna carpaccio. Flavors were bright and clean. Seafood ravioli was delicious with a light pasta shell and fish perfectly seasoned and cooked. Corn risotto was very tasty, I’d never had it before but will look forward to having it again. And the desert was a decadent chocolate flourless torte. A nice cap to a wonderful meal. So very well worth it. On so many levels.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

The brunch was changed to set menu at the same price but the portions were small and not all good tasting. The lobster tail was only half and very small a no hard to get out of the shell. The crab was the best thing but very small portion.

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JenniferB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Sunday Brunch! Was a great meal to kick off our honeymoon. I don’t know how anything else on the island will stand up!

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Hoku's is rated 4.7 stars by 1493 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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