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About Hoku's

Hoku's at The Kahala Hotel & Resort is heralded for its innovative fusion fare which melds Hawaiian, Asian, Mediterranean and European flavors. 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.

5000 Kahala Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96816
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fusion / Eclectic, Mediterranean, Hawaii Regional Cuisine

Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: 9:00am - 3:00pm (last seating at 2:00pm)
Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Kahala Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 739-8760

Website:
http://www.kahalaresort.com/Dining/Hokus

Parking Details:
There is valet service available as well as the hotel parking structure.

Executive Chef:
Wayne Hirabayashi

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please note that due to limited seating availability we require a minimum 48 hours cancellation notice for holiday and special event reservations. We may require a valid credit card number in order to confirm your holiday or special event reservation with us. 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.

Hoku's Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (30)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Good for a Date (23)
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Romantic (22)
Scenic View (19)
Waterfront (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Notable Wine List (13)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Cozy (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Fun (7)
Authentic (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Seasonal (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Healthy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Casual (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great service, Tony our waiter was
Outstanding, friendly attentive, set a relaxing atmosphere was under control no stress or rushing to get food out, seafood linguine was very good but it didn’t wow me the write up and picture in dining out section
Made me expect more. The appetizers, fried poke Musubi and foie gras was outstanding

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Best dinner ever! Ambiance, food and service exceptional. Incomparable fusion of delightful flavors make this restaurant’s menu one of a kind.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Dinner was excellent ambience was romantic service was awesome seafood tower was delicious fresh seafood snd bountyful elegant romantic sunset breathtaking

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful meal with great service and atmosphere. We were celebrating a special occasion and it did not disappoint. My only regret is that we didn’t come earlier to enjoy the lovely music at The Veranda.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent fine dinning experience . When we go back. I will order the lamb next time. instead of the seafood pasta lol

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Hoku's cuisine and service was excellent! Consistent superb service and a creative menu.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 5, 2018

That's where I want to come and eat again.
I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fun, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Waterfront, People Watching, Tapas, Comfort Food, Organic, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Live Sports, Casual, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Vegan
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Had heard that the quality of food had taken a step down but had a gift card that i needed to use. Pleasantly surprised to find that a new chef had started there. Chef Oto's dishes were fantastic. There were 4 in our party and everyone was impressed. If you haven't been there lately give it a try.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great place for an anniversary dinner. Service was very good and the Ahi Musabi is awesome.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Great Beer
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 28, 2018

My expectations were low for dinner at Hokus, and we were pleasantly surprised. If you happen to get Bob as your waitperson, allow him to steer you in the right direction, he does a great job. We had their famous rice wrapped ahi balls, very good. The rack of lamb was cooked perfectly. And the prawns were perfection. I would return!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We were at the Hoku Sunday brunch for a birthday/retirement. Everyone enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Manager, Lynn was especially gracious and our waiter Rodel provided us with excellent service. Our guest of honor can't stop talking about the food she ate. She enjoyed herself so much she wants to invite her family of 20 to experience the Sunday Hoku brunch. CA

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Cozy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Good everytime we have dinner there. Friends are impressed.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent all around! Great food and atmosphere and everyone there was incredibly lovely to us!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I don't know about the meat dishes, as we did not order any, but the seafood dishes were amazing! The use of local vegetables along with the meal were also delicious and cook to perfection! The service from the time we arrived till the time we left were "Spot On"! Everyone from the Valets to the Restaurant Staff were very attentive, polite, respectful, and most of all, they all seemed to want to make your time there a memorable one!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great view of the beach and ocean. Very quiet and reserved atmosphere. Staff was pleasant and attentive. Each dish had a presentation worth a photo.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Wonderful dining experience. Food and service were outstanding! I will come back again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Always have a nice time here, excellent service, staff are very attentive and good food as usual. Love coming here for brunch and for any special celebration .

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Tasting Menu
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Quality food for buffet style dining.
Only concern that complimentary ahi musubi and soft shell crab arrived cold and very tough to eat.
All other items were delectable!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Ultimo dell’anno

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Wonderful! Everything was outstanding and delicious. We will return!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very mediocre and overpriced .Ambience and service was good but old was very ordinary except deserts.

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food3
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I wasn't feeling well and the hostess came to me to check if I was ok. She even brewed some tea for me. I had to leave my party to get to the emergency room and since I hardly ate, they didn't charge for my meal! I will definitely return when I am feeling better!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Haven’t been to Hoku’s in a long time. The ambiance wasn’t anything fancy or romantic, it was nice. The food is what made our visit Superb! Everything we had from Caesars salad, oxtail soup, scallop, adobo osso bucco and rib eye was phenomenal! Great service!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We went to Hoku's for an anniversary dinner and we were not disappointed. We chose the Prix Fixe menu with matched wines and it did not disappoint - the food was great and the service matched the food. Highly recommended, but not a cheap night out!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Wonderful way to celebrate a birthday with family!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 8, 2017

店員さんの対応が素晴らしい。
赤ちゃん(5ヶ月)の子供を連れて行っても気を使ってくれました。

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Birthday celebration

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Amazing experience. Food was outstanding. Ambiance was relaxed.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great high quality selections. Loved the oysters, cold lobster, hamachi sushi, hot king crab legs and miso butterfish.

Please add sauces to top the soft serve ice cream.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I understand there's a new chef - well, he's innovative and the food excellent! Not at all
overpowering!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We loved Hoku’s! The service was excellent and the staff was very attentive and friendly. The food was absolutely phenomenal. My husband did the tasting menu and loved everything he had. Definitely a great choice for a nice dinner in Honolulu.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our Servers were very professional and the dishes were served without our having to wait long
between each course.

The food we ordered were very tasty.

We will return to celebrate another occasion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We always enjoy Hoku's, but this one was a little rocky. We were 15 minutes early but were not seated until 15 minutes after our reservation time. We had to stand by another 5 minutes while the wait staff cleaned up the water they had spilled on the table (and into two ladies' purses) while setting up. This was important since the delays meant we were pushing the closing of buffet service. We felt rushed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent Service with julie

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I was fortunate to enjoy 2 birthday celebrations here. Dinner than Sunday Brunch. The dinner was with a larger group. The service was truly exceptional as they were always available, never requiring us to seek them out especially with a large group. The menu selections were varied enough for everyone to make a choice. This is the best Seafood Brunch on Oahu. The price is high but the quality and the value surpasses the cost. The surrounding views of the hotel grounds, beach and ocean was beautiful making the dining room not so confining like some of the other restaurants without windows or such an expansive view.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Beautiful and enjoyable experience!!! Would recommend when in that area to try it!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Restaurant week!

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent food and service. We will dine at Hoku again.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Julie Sasaoka was our server. Julie was very friendly and easy to talk to and attentive to our needs. Because of Julie’s great service and the food I would recommend Hoku’s to my friends. I myself will definitely be back again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was great and our server Tony was super!

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