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Hoku's, Honolulu, HI

Hoku's

4.6
4.6
2101 Reviews
$50 and over
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday and for its famous Sunday Brunch Buffet, 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Honolulu
  • Cross street
    Kahala Avenue
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Huaka'i Chef Series

    Mar 9, 2024 only
    Executive Chef Jonathan Mizukami is bringing together the greatest chefs from around the world for an exclusive dinner series at The Kahala. This March, Paws Up Executive Chefs Sunny Jin and Bret Edlund, as well as two-time James Beard Nominated Executive Pastry Chef Krystle Swenson, will be joining us to share their talents. Carefully planned and artfully executed, this synergistic six-course collaboration of top chefs will be an unforgettable fine dining experience. Price is 295 plus tax and gratuity. No other menus will be available. Parking is complimentary. Menu is subject to change due to availability of fresh ingredients. Cancellations less than 72hrs in advance will be charged 100 per person. No-shows will be charged 295 per person.
  • Easter Brunch Plated "TeiHoku"

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    Celebrate Easter at Hoku's on March 31st, 2024, at Hokus Restaurant with a "Tei-Hoku" style menu featuring a selection of assorted sushi, sashimi, seafood, and meat, rounded off with a selection of desserts. Reservation available between 9am - 1:30pm. Price is 135 plus tax and gratuity for adults and 68 plus tax and gratuity for keiki (6-12yrs). No other menus will be available. Unfortunately, due to the style of offerings, we are unable to make substitutions or dietary alterations. Parking is complimentary. Menu is subject to change due to availability of fresh ingredients. Cancellations less than 72hrs in advance will be charged 100 per person. No-shows will be charged 135 per person.
  • Mother's Day Teihoku

    May 12, 2024 only
    Celebrate Moms with a delicious "Tei-Hoku" style meal at Hokus Restaurant, featuring a selection of assorted sushi, sashimi, seafood, and meat, rounded off with a selection of desserts. Reservation available between 9am - 1:30pm. Price is $135 plus tax and gratuity for adults and $68 plus tax and gratuity for keiki (6-12yrs). No other menus will be available. Unfortunately, due to the style of offerings, we are unable to make substitutions or dietary alterations. Parking is complimentary. Menu is subject to change due to availability of fresh ingredients. Cancellations less than 72hrs in advance will be charged $100 per person. No-shows will be charged $135 per person.

What 2,101 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Oahu

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

2,101 Reviews
  1. ConnieB

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a spectacular meal with excellent service. Personable, professional and very relaxed. Every dish was a delicious work of art.

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  2. TheFlyingFork

    Hawaii

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome in every way but beverage. One juice and tea or water included. Seems a cheap glass of bubbles would even up the outstanding food selection. Amazing service

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  3. ElaineH

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hoku's is always good. Our server Taryn always great. Assistants we're good

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  4. Timmy

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic! Felt like a private dining experience, we were one of only a couple parties at dinner. We did the four course meal which felt like the perfect amount of food. Cocktails were great and we shared a bottle of white wine. Ambience is wonderful and service was exceptional. Special shout out to Tony... what a kind person!

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  5. MichaelF

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is great, wine selection is very good, service is fantastic that's why we come here a lot to enjoy the food and talk story with the staff

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  6. RossF

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service is deserving of a Michelin star. This was our best meal on the island.

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  7. PaulR

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was a real letdown. The grand tasting menu had quality ingredients but none of the dishes exceeded the sum of their parts. The dishes were bland, not always the appropriate temperature, and generally unimaginative in presentation. This was a very weak tasters' menu, devoid of theme or culinary direction. None of us were happy.

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  8. Robert

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal, Delight full service. The wine pairing was nice, too.

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  9. MichaelM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    overpriced. Undervalued. Pretty basic. nothing stood out except service and ambiance.

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  10. not1ofthosediners

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    taryn was amazing. exceptional service food and view.

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  11. brianm

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the best brunch I’ve ever had. The lobster, crab and shrimp were outstanding. The service and the views were top-notch. And the desserts were out of this world.

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  12. Alvin

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and ambiance was great. Please keep up the great reputation. Thanks!

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  13. DelfinR

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, with great service from the whole team and staff.

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  14. Randal

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was thoroughly impressed with the blend of tastes, textures, and presentation of every dish. From the moment the dish is placed in front of me, to the moment each morsel enters my mouth, my eyes are literally wide open in amazement. The service was friendly and impeccably attentive. Although I ended up spending more than I expected, I'd definitely come here again for special occasions.

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  15. OnlyTheBest

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hokus is among the best dining experiences in Hawai’i. The food is amazing, the service is impeccable, and the ambience is lovely. We were celebrating a milestone special occasion and the whole staff got involved to make sure it was truly special. There is good food and there are full dining experiences that bring surprise and delight with every course. Hokus does both in flawless fashion.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and high quality service/food. Recommend to anyone

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentine’s Day のディナーでお伺いしました。雰囲気、サービス、お料理も満点の満足度でした。海を見ながらのお食事は本当に素敵でした。サーバーさんがとても感じよくて、ホテルのメインダイニングらしい最高級のおもてなしだと思いました。また特別なディナーにはお伺いしたいと思います。素敵な時間、思い出をありがとうございました。

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down one of the best if not the best high end dinning place in Oahu.

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  19. Psvg

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    It reminds me of bygone eras 4 course fixed menu doesn’t allow for choice The only plate worth having was the Wagyu cooked to perfection The wine list has too many expensive but no aged wines e.g. Sassicaia 2020 - a shame to drink now Finally $ 700 for two is just exorbitant

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  20. LisaJ

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Treat for my 90 year old mom. I was disappointed by the quality of the food and the selection. The salad was non-existent, just a bowl of mixed greens. The fruits was such a disappointment, the melons I wasn't expecting much, but the pineapple which should have been good was not even sweet, just barely ripe. The saving grace, a nice waiter and perfectly done omelette. For the price, they can do better.

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  21. MichaelD

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Extemely limited food selection, certainly not worth $110. Certainly not as good as it uses to be. They failed to apply my Epitome Membership number to my reservation and I did not receive my 10% discount even though I specifically requested that they do that. We will never go back to any Kahala Hotel restaurant. Very poor value for money!!

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  22. LesH

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Miso butterfish at the breakfast station is delicious. Chinese style roast port in bao is authentic. Prime rib needs no au jus for it was moist and tender. Cold pupu station had a nice variety poke, nigiri sushi and sashimi. At our table, we had a cold lobster tail served with a fried musubi with poke. Deliciously filling. But save enough tummy space for the dessert station. A variety of of different items are available. Coconut tapioca and a coconut cake caught my attention. Hidden away was the pecan topped sticky buns. Super tasty!

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  23. Gabby

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dining experience. Food was tasteful and beautifully presented on the plates. The A5 Wagyu was the best I’ve ever had.

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  24. KarenHi

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I miss the old-style menu of individual entrees, appetizers, etc. Personally, the 4-course meal was a bit too much to eat, and not all my choices were outstanding. I loved my 3rd course of salmon, but couldn't finish it because I wanted to save room for my 4th course, my dessert. Maybe a 3-course meal?

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  25. Pankuu

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and excellent service and also excellent views!

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  26. BettyM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent ambience. As for the buffet, it was appropriate considering the times and in fact very satisfactory.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing brunch for our anniversary. The staff was also outstanding!

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  28. Chris

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience. Our service was courteous, timely and informative. Food was excellent, ambience top notch. The wine pairings were a little unusual, but for the most part complimentary. Not cheap, $500+ for part of two with gratuity, but we indulged. We will go again soon.

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  29. CelestialB

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was wonderful. Food was delicious. It was just really cold in the space, it was a very windy day and the a/c was on high we had to move from our perfect table w the amazing view because the air conditioning was freezing

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  30. Gina

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hoku's is an amazing culinary experience. The food, drinks, service and locatiin are incredible!

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  31. annmasae

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The brunch is wonderful. It has a good selection of food with wonderful service. Highly recommended for special occasions.

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  32. MarnieF

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality food in an incredible atmosphere. A lovely break from Waikiki strip dining and a real highlight of my visit to Honolulu.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hoku was an amazing experience for my wife and me. The service from Jared and Tony was amazing. From the first course of Amuse Bouche to the Big Eye Tuna Carpaccio and the Moringa Tagliatelle finished with an A5 Miyazaki Wagyu and Lobster Mac and Cheese. All the courses were delicious. Finished with an upside down pineapple cake and chocolate with raspberry coulant. The bourbon selection was top notch as well.

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  34. RobinJ

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    They had a up charge that they did not communicate with us when ordering The they didn’t try to make it good for us. The fried green tomatoes where hard The lobster Mac was difficult to eat because they didn’t release it from the shell.

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  35. FrankieT

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner for a special occasion. Wait staff was extremely informative about the meal and answered any questions we had. Obviously this was on the pricey side for food, but it was well worth it. The balance in flavors and textures for each course was perfect and the staff was accommodating for my pregnant wife. Would experience again

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  36. happyfood

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    At the beginning. Chef provided tasty ahi appetizers. We ate lots of bread with the special spread. The $120 Set menu provided great selections for the 4 course meals, where someone ordered the delicious goose liver; and the entrees of salmon and braised short ribs were savory. The service was prompt and I liked when the waiter described what we were going to eat. The desserts were excellent.

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  37. MichaelF

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service . The staff was friendly and helpful making ur dinner enjoyable

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  38. AimeeT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love coming here to celebrate special occasions. The food quality is amazing, everything tastes amazing! The service and atmosphere is comfortable. The selection of food is perfect. Picky eater or not, you’ll leave feeling full and happy.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful buffet! We will definitely be back. Seemed expensive at first, but for what is offered, the price was not terrible.

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  40. JannH

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time ever to Hoku's! Fine dining experience including the excellent service and delicious tasting food. The menu is not extensive. For dinner you could choose from a 4 course or a 7 course set. We choose the 4 course set and the amount of food was more than enough! Also had a side order of mushroom risotto which was okay. Food came out fast and the taste was amazing. Highly recommend!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Hoku's is rated 4.6 stars by 2101 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Hoku's

5000 Kahala Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Kahala Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Honolulu
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 9:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jonathan Mizukami
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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