Hoku's

4.7
1476 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. Bars and restaurants will also be required to stop serving alcohol at 10 p.m.

Experiences

  • Hoku's Thanksgiving Dinner

    $196.00 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. 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 1476 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

Hoku's
Responded 9 hours ago

Mahalo.

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Michele
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Hoku's
Responded 2 days ago

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 3 days ago
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 8 hours ago

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

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vipMike
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Hoku's
Responded 2 days ago

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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

Hoku's
Responded 2 days ago

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
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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
21 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.

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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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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KatSunset
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner choosing the 8 course pairing with the various wines...the service and the food delicious ..and outstanding....perfect for our 20th wedding anniversary....

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ToddK
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food really wasn’t that great for what we paid. Staff was pleasant.

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vipSteve
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. Service was very personalized and staff made us feel special.

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Dino
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to go to Hoku's for my anniversary, everything was perfect.

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AshleeG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hoku's Sunday Brunch is an exceptional food experience. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing molecular gastronomy meets Hawaiian region cuisine tasting menu from Chif Mizukami.

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vipLess
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Brunch.
Excellent service by Julie and team. Very nice relaxing setting with great ocean view. Excellent tasting food with eye appealing presentation.

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RobinJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has got to be our favorite restaurant on the island!!! First of all, the venue is gorgeous. The view of the ocean is beautiful. The food is incredible… the quality, taste and presentation. And the service is absolutely the best. Not only is the service excellent, but they treat you so warmly and like friends. They all go the extra mile. I absolutely love this restaurant

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DarrellM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant and the staff and the food are the best of the best. We will always come back and refer all our family and friends!

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AnahizF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service, taste and presentation of the meal was great!

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AlvinF
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service included very nice pacing of the dinner, relaxed and giving us time to really enjoy each course

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service!

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MabT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was outstanding! Food was tasty. The chocolate cake was my favorite!

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Jalebi
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jared did an amazing job, was extremely professional and perfectly explanatory of the menu and a great waiter

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience from start to finish. Food, service, location, atmosphere all 5 stars.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing is the only word I can think ok. The eight course tasting menu was the best I’ve ever had. Service was impeccable and personalized.

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vipDima
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was good. We love the menu and presentation.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The staff was so amazing! Very welcoming and kind to us. Table was ready way before our reservation time so we are happy we didn’t have to wait.

Only thing we didn’t care for was the food. It really wasn’t worth the price. The lobster and crab were too hard and difficult to eat so didn’t even eat it and that is where the big money is.

I love the thought about it being set and served but do wish we could choose what item we want more of or something.

But either than the food itself, it was a nice environment

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vipCoz1
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a spectacular restaurants. First class all the way. Second time we have been, the Prix Fix menu is awesome with some very interesting and different entries, like the Wagu Beef main course. Excellent service, wonderful atmosphere. Sweet Breads as a starter also fantastic.

Just a great experience.

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Abby
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely anniversary date. Friendly, attentive service and wonderful food.a very special night

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vipTerryC
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional! Food was very good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new vision of Hoku’s, a true fine dining and Michelin quality experience all around. The Grand Tasting Menu was fantastic, very well thought out. It builds well and overall is such a tribute to Hawaii. Will come back time and time again when visiting the islands.

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Hoku's is rated 4.7 stars by 1476 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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