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. Open nightly for dinner and for Sunday brunch, the menu draws on four distinct themes that allow guests to experience Chef de Cuisine Eric Oto's interpretation of the sea, land, world around us, and stories and influences from his own life.

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.
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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

N
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the staff was great, and the view was the best.

Y
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

洗練された食事とサービスは素晴らしいものでした。とくにオマール海老が美味でした。またお伺いしたいと思います。

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J
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family dinner to celebrate new year. Wonderful experience

TT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

料理を出す タイミング少しズレがあった。
店の中 声が大きい人が隣に居た。
大声で笑い声
ナパの白ワイン 大変美味 コストも良い
赤ワイン 少し味が? 同じナパ

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CE
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly with a beautiful view of the beach. Staff was available for our every need. Food was excellent, as usual. We were not rushed, so were able to enjoy the food and atmosphere at our own pace.

SS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best buffet in town. Wait staff great. Sashimi and seafood quality.

OT
Hawaii
39 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome service from Frank and the GM. Many enthusiastic foodies taking pictures

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our second trip to Hoku’s and the food was spectacular once again. It was my husband’s birthday and they brought out a nice complementary birthday dessert for him. Service was great and the food is incredible. My favorite on Oahu!

DP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

It was to noise.

But the food and wine were great.

AP
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE dinner at Hoku’s was very memorable for these visitors from San Francisco. The six-course menu was just scrumptious. But the best thing was having Lisa as our server. She remembered us from a year ago when we also dined at Hoku’s for our anniversary. What a wonderful night spent with our ohana. And thank you to Wes, the manager who was amazing in handling a delicate situation regarding the noise level. We will be back. Mahalo and much aloha!

John and Almie Patricio

b
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had new yeara

GM
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

What gives with the dress code? I saw at least 10 people in T-shirts, another 4 in shorts. Lost count of the number of feet encased in beach slippers. One table had 5 guys in white t-shirts with one of them wearing a baseball cap. Dressier at Zippy’s. Really takes away from the ambience.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

30th anniversary

OT
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Wonderful venue, but being a Monday breakfast buffet and not the usual Sunday brunch fare. Food selection was limited, and with a very small venue attendance the food turnover was very slow allowing the hot dishes to become overcooked. The typical Sunday and weekend holiday brunch is much better value.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Noise level was too high at times within the restaurant itself.

Outside the restaurant, the Veranda bar and dining area was way too loud. It took away the enjoyment to walk around the lobby and lagoon areas for a relaxing and leisure stroll after dinner.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service

LR
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Hokus! Been here several times and it has always been excellent. This was our second year in a row for a celebration and in between for brunch. Everything we ate was so good.

R
Atlantic City
32 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyable, great ocean views, a la carte or tasting menus, always creatively prepared, and delivered with excellent service.

EN
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a holiday dinner with family and Hoku’s did not disappoint. The food and service were wonderful. It was a special night at a special place.

OT
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

カハラに宿泊していたのでサンデーブランチ利用してみました。
蟹とロブスターがとても美味しかったです。
ただ最初は仕組みが分からず、無料でサービスされるものが全く分からず…途中で女の方が説明してくれて、ジュースとポケロール、コーヒーを頼みました。
日本語メニュー、もしくはテーブルに案内された時に説明が欲しかったなぁ〜
デザートはチョコマウンテンが楽しみでしたがなくて少しがっかり。
主人はワッフルがカリカリで美味しかったと言ってましたがもう食べられず(笑)

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K
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to Hoku's several times & each time have thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend’s Birthday

t
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best...brunch...ever...
We went for my sister’s birthday and got seated by the window with spectacular ocean views. The ambience was upscale but friendly with delicious food and excellent customer service. This will be a staple on future vacations to come! Highly recommended.

CA
Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food and service. Wok fried shrimp is just delicious. Highly recommend.

MF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice as always. We’re not regulars but it’s nice to be treated as such by the staff.

V
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Restaurant was amazing but its crippled by the hotel’s zoo where keep dolphins within a couple pond sized enclosures. It’s a personal opinion but my wife and I hate to see dolphins in captivity. Not a slight against the restaurant but people should know before they dine.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful surroundings, excellent cuisines, outstanding service. You can’t beat it!

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was wonderful. Fish was overcooked.

R
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Honolulu for fish.

Fresh, awesome fish and seafood, well prepared and extremely well plated. Also very creative and enjoyable salads and soups, as well as special lamb from Colorado and beef from the Big Island.

Save room for dessert, and don't forget to enjoy the Hawaiian bread with their special aioli.

Hoku's is always special.

Try to get a table for sunset.

And its at the Kahala. Need I say more?

No.

Hoku's for dinner or brunch. Done.

MC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service - particularly liked the variety of dishes. The bread and butter pudding and beef were especially tasty.

i
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's expensive but worth it. Save for special occasions. We treat ourselves once or twice a year.
This time we were seated in a booth facing the ocean. Wonderful!

E
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service put this establishment over the top. Our server, Bob, was so wonderful & shared some great stories. The food was fantastic & only matched by the setting. The seafood tower was great, the musubi was so good & the wok fried prawns were perfect.

TN
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and excellent service. Expecting more though considering the price range of this restaurant.

LM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Would not recommend to anyone 6 course meal 20 minutes between courses appetizer was a single shrimp main dish was a single prawn and a dried piece of pork the size of a silver dollar

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

日曜午前のSunday Brunchに訪問。海に面したモダンな雰囲気のレストランで、ファミリーで楽しむ地元の人たちも多く見られる。焼きおにぎりやオムレツ、エビの炒め物など一部のメニュー以外はビュッフェ方式で、マグロの刺身やロブスターテール、蒸したタラバガニなど豪華な食材が並ぶ。エッグベネディクトやソーセージなど朝食メニュー、名物のプディングなどは、Plumeria Beach House のBreakfast Buffetと重複しているが、レベルはかなり高い内容と思う。バリエーション豊かに並ぶ料理に、胃がついて行かないのが残念。

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SS
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I heard of this place best for brunch and to be sure to eat your plate worth. Surely it was well worth it. Assortment of foods was great and seemed fresh for the most part. They do have an ala carte menu that you can also order from if you do the buffet. Would recommend this place only for special occasions as it is pretty pricey.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food

RK
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The occasion was restaurant week and when we sat down we asked for the restaurant week menu. The waiter said they chose not to do the restaurant week menu on the weekends! So ridiculous. When I told the waiter that’s why we came, he said, “Yeah, a lot of customers were disappointed”. To make matters worse, he said we could order the restaurant week menu a la cart and at full price. We were really disappointed. FYI Restaurant week promoters, Honu’s should NOT be allowed to participate only half of the time. Bad enough they didn’t bother to post their menu until really late in the game. I won’t go back.

DT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first experience at hokus and it was excellent

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