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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

4.1

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Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (33)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Scenic View (24)
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Good for a Date (23)
Romantic (23)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Waterfront (19)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Great for Brunch (14)
Worth the Drive (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Cozy (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Fun (5)
Seasonal (4)
Authentic (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 12, 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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·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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Ultimo dell’anno

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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

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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 17, 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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·Dined on December 16, 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 14, 2017

Wonderful way to celebrate a birthday with family!

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·Dined on December 9, 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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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Birthday celebration

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·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 3, 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 2, 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 December 1, 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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·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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·Dined on November 19, 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 16, 2017

Restaurant week!

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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

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·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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

So happy that Frank is at Hoku's now! We appreciated the Great Service!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 31, 2017

This was a special occasion and superbly enjoyable. I didn't give Hoku's five stars because there were a few dishes in the tasting menu that did not hit the mark. The fish of the day (a red snapper) was bland. The lamb also was under-seasoned. The sauce was a smidgen and the lamb could have been enhanced. Every other course was delightful -- from the amuse bouse of salmon to the warm haupia dessert. We added foie gras and it was perfectly prepared. The wine pairings were adventurous and very enjoyable! The chablis was the only wine that came up short - but that's a chablis! Overall, the service was flawless -- not intrusive but there when a need arose. We will return!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

To whom it may concern;

I’m Very disappointed regarding our Seating arrangement Request ALWAYS failed by the Hoku.

I’ve been making reservation 1 or 2times a month, when I have visitors in town, with specific request for seating @ the Table #59 or 60 (in front of Ocean view); when I receive a confirmation call from your Agent 1or 2days before that our request has been “successfully arranged”.
However NEVER Prepared for our Seating Table upon arrival at the front desk & made us wait 15-20min. in order to (struggling) find us a any Table.

It’s Totally Not Acceptable & very unprofessional manner furthermore what is the reason to make a reservation with specific request one month earlier!

I hope you’d consider rectify this matter with your organization, otherwise you d loose very loyal customers like me.

Sincerely,
Jenny Park

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 29, 2017

My wife and I fiund out about this restaurant from a relative and decided to go there to celebrate a birthday. We were so impressed with the Great food and great service that we came back to celebrate our anniversary. Thank you Hoku’s for the great memories 👍

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Very nice atmosphere. Good view although we were late for the sunset T.T
Nice people and nice food.
Very romantic.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

家族で素敵な時間を過ごせました。

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Wife and I both ordered the degustation and one of the eight dishes was absolutely phenomenal: the sautéed sea bass with truffle nage. The other dishes were delicious but lacked the wow factor. Whenever I order a tasting menu type fare, I'm looking for the chef's creativity in bringing together a unique medley of flavors. Unfortunately, I didn't taste anything that makes me want to go back. I will say, however, that the dishes were beautifully presented and all components of the dishes were done very well; nothing poorly seasoned or over- or undercooked.

As for the waiters, service was excellent with one exception. One of the waiters brought each dish and prefaced it with statements like, "oh you're going to love this" or "this is so good". I would rather they simply explain the ingredients of the dish and say something like "enjoy" or say nothing.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Hoku's is a great restaurant, the food, and especially the service with our waitress, India, was outstanding! It was one of the most enjoyable evenings that we experienced in a long time! We definitely will be back!

Tags: Fun, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

It’s a good place for anniversary day

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Amazing Sunday brunch with so many options. Would definitely recommend. Can't wait to dine again!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Hoku's brunch buffet has become the place we go to celebrate special occasions. The service here has been great! Staff are attentive and refill water, drinks, coffee, bring the made to order items ahi musubis, pasta with soft shell crab, and omlettes, and remove dishes in a quick and friendly manner. The views of the grounds and ocean are beautiful. The variety of food is great, sushi, sashimi, lobster, crab legs, eggs Benedict, rack of lamb, prime rib, shrimp tempura, bacon, sausage, French toast and almond croissants, clam chowder, and a range of desserts petite sized for sampling them all! There was panna cotta, cookies, haupia cake, pineapple napoleon, Chocolate fountain, soft serve with toppings, and bread pudding with creme anglaise. Love the ahi poke musubis with the crispy rice. Can't wait to come back for the next occasion!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 15, 2017

So so food. Greasy, heavy, fried and garlicky across the board. Service was intrusive and icky. Waitress was over the top and seemed nuts. Server of food admonished us to like it. Manager and hostess arguing out front.

If f your most important need at a restaurant is to eat filling food, and you do not mind a wait staff consisting of mimes, this is the place for you.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Hoku's Restaurant in the Kahala Hotel is located in a residential neighborhood so traffic congestion is minimal and a major shopping mall (Kahala Mall) with movie theaters is only five minutes away by car.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 9, 2017

There is so much to love about Hoku's. The food, staff, & ambiance are all amazing.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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