Hoku's

4.8
1562 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. We do not accept at home COVID19 test results.

Experiences

  • Hokus Valentine Celebration

    $225.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 12 - Feb 14, 2022

    'Celebrate Love' at Hoku’s over the Valentine weekend with Executive Chef Jonathan Mizukami’s Five Course Valentine Dinner Menu. Please review the menu on the Hoku’s website. Valentines Dinner requires a credit card to secure this reservation and will be charged $225 per person, which includes 19% Service charge and tax. Does not include Beverage. Corkage politely declined for the evening Cancellations less than 72 hours in advance and No-Shows will be subject to a charge of $180 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 1562 people are saying
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vipLizS
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal, incredible service and beautiful surroundings. The tasting menu offered wonderful selections to meet everyone in our party’s needs. Our meal was enhanced by Lisa’s impeccable attention to detail and warm friendly attitude. Would definitely recommend!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only negative was the room being far too cold for comfort. It detracted greatly from the experience even wearing long sleeves.

Hoku's
Responded 4 days ago

Mahalo for sharing. We will share with our management team!

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MikeK
Tokyo
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and phenomenal service

Hoku's
Responded 4 days ago

Mahalo, Mike!

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vipMaryC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four course meal and wine pairings were best ever! We will be back!

Hoku's
Responded 4 days ago

Mahalo, Mary!

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Niele
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I had a legendary experience. The 4 course meal was amazing. The window seat had stunning views of the shoreline and landscape.

Hoku's
Responded on January 17, 2022

Aloha, Niele! Mahalo for the high praise! Pleased it was a great experience for you. We hope to welcome you back.

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AlexS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall1food1service4ambience3

My partner and I both had the prefix 4 course meal. The highlight is their warm bread with the dipping. The duck I ordered the skin is not even cook. Two small piece. It is so bad I even think all I ate was bought from Costco. Spend over 300 and have no show. If you go there for the bread. Good. Service is good. Other than that, nothing worth going back for.

Hoku's
Responded 4 days ago

Aloha, Alex. We are sincerely disappointed you did not have a better experience at Hoku's. Mahalo for joining us!

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NorM
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The seafood menu has always been their strength, but with the limited menus now, our favorites are not being offered which was a disappointment.

The service is excellent. The tables distribution makes it a safe environment.

Hoku's
Responded on January 17, 2022

Mahalo for joining us. Seafood remains a core part of our coursed offerings. Some of the Hoku's classics are being offered at Plumeria Beach House. Appreciate you sharing your visit and we hope to welcome you back!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a magical experience! The staff was truly exceptional and they made us feel like family. I really wanted to do the 8 courses but we made the reservations so late that we only got the 4 courses. It was superb! The foie with pineapples was rich and carpaccio was heavenly. We both got the lobster ravioli and do not regret it because it was so good I would be reluctant to share it. The wagu was lovely but the braised short rib was such a magical bite with the mushroom risotto. Lastly we had the banana cake which was the recommendation of Charlotte and it was mind-blowing. I cannot emphasize enough how the staff is amazing at this establishment and the Kahala in general. A perfect night for a birthday celebration! Thank you!

Hoku's
Responded on January 17, 2022

Mahalo for joining us and being so accommodating! Appreciate the feedback and glad you had an exceptional visit. Please join us again!

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vipMonaS
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a beautiful setting. Very creative (and, of course, delicious) menu.

Hoku's
Responded on January 18, 2022

Glad you enjoyed, Mona! Mahalo for joining us!

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vipwingj
San Francisco
149 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our first time, had a great experience & plan to revisit when we next return to Honolulu.

Hoku's
Responded on January 12, 2022

Mahalo! We look forward to hosting you again!

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Neco
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a good meal while viewing beautiful ocean.

Hoku's
Responded on January 12, 2022

Glad you enjoyed, Neco!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. Service was extremely good , staff knowledgeable and very accommodating. Loved it. It is pricey though, but worth on a special occasion.

Hoku's
Responded on January 12, 2022

Glad you enjoyed! Mahalo for sharing.

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vipRich
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food were outstanding. We loved the dinner.

Hoku's
Responded on January 12, 2022

Mahalo, Rich!

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vipVisitor
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent! We both enjoyed our dinner.

Hoku's
Responded on January 12, 2022

Delighted you had a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service. Appreciated the attention to detail and attentiveness to guests needs.

Hoku's
Responded on January 12, 2022

Mahalo for visiting us!

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MVP1
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, relaxing and service outstanding! Friendly and personable staff. Food great and thoughtfully presented.

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MagSea
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Sunday Brunch - by far the best I believe I’ve ever had. Hawaiian seafood followed by more traditional options including fabulous prime rib. Third course of fantastic desserts. Bring your appetite - but don’t worry they will let you take home what you don’t finish. Service in Hoku’s are top notch and made the brunch very relaxing.

Our only disappointment were when we asked the hotel receptionist at the Kahala Resort regarding rooms - very likely inexperienced in customer service or naive.

Hoku's
Responded on January 8, 2022

Mahalo for joining us and sharing your experience! Pleased to hear you enjoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant setting, 5 star service & dinner was superb.

Hoku's
Responded on January 8, 2022

Mahalo for the nice compliments. Appreciate you joining us for dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!

Hoku's
Responded on January 2, 2022

Mahalo for sharing!

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MeredithM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Kent took great care of us. We did 8 course and 4 course.
The sweet potato pasta with truffles is well worth getting tasting menu. The wine paring was lovely too with generous pours per course! The Chardonnay was my favorite. The coconut oil poached lobster was my least favorite- it had strong coconut flavor it it nice if you like coconut but leaves strange aftertaste. I will caution ladies if you wear a cute summer dress bring a sweater/jacket. It’s air conditioned and gets quite cold.

Hoku's
Responded on January 2, 2022

Aloha, Meredith! Glad you enjoyed and appreciate the thoughtful feedback. We hope to welcome you back again! Mahalo.

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CJO1
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing. Phenomenal service and the food was incredible. We had the 4 course dinner and it was flawlessly presented and prepared to treat your tastebuds. Thank you for accommodating our date night requests.

Hoku's
Responded on January 2, 2022

Delighted you enjoyed! Mahalo for the compliments!

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SharonL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was exceptional. Our reservation was late so we don't get to sew the ocean view. It would be perfect if we could dine before sunset.

Hoku's
Responded on January 2, 2022

Mahalo for joining us, Sharon!

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STIrvine
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional culinary experience with flawless and personalized service. The setting is beautiful and we’re made special all the way from being received until the end of our evening there.

Hoku's
Responded on January 2, 2022

Aloha. Glad you enjoyed! Appreciate you taking time to share your visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most wonderful places To dine in Waikiki. We have western there many times. But it never fails to feel special.
Thank you so much Kahala Hotel

Hoku's
Responded on December 28, 2021

Delighted you enjoy! Mahalo for your loyalty.

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vipWaiting4Ewa
Hawaii
62 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing lunch!! I loved when Hoku’s had their buffet but I think I like their “Teihoku” pre fixe menu even more. All their favorite and famous dishes presented in a beautiful elegant arrangement. More than you can possibly eat. Such an extravaganza and epicurean delight. While the food is the highlight, the table service deserves its own accolades. Finest service I’m all of Hawaii. Beats the finest restaurants in NY, SF, LA. Truly a must whether you’re a local resident or visitor.

Hoku's
Responded on January 2, 2022

Mahalo for the very gracious compliments!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I loved dining here!i tried the 4 course menu and every thing from the amuse bouche to the dessert is divine!though,i would have loved it more if i have not waited too long for our server to take our order but overall this is a great experience.

Hoku's
Responded on December 28, 2021

Mahalo for joining us! Delighted you enjoyed. Please join us again.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary here. It was a great experience!

Hoku's
Responded on December 28, 2021

Congrats on your anniversary! Honored to have been part of the celebration. Mahalo!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience ever!!

Hoku's
Responded on December 28, 2021

Aloha! Humbled by your high praise! Mahalo.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
51 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had the 4 course prefix menu and it was very good. Service excellent and very friendly and accommodating staff. A very pleasurable dining experience.

Hoku's
Responded on December 28, 2021

Aloha! Glad you enjoyed. Mahalo for sharing your experience!

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MarkK
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there. Everything was on point, from service to the food. Unfortunately, they were not able to do the 8-course tasting menu, but the 4-course was still fantastic. We were happy to celebrate our wedding anniversary there.

Hoku's
Responded on December 28, 2021

Aloha, Mark. Appreciate your understanding and kind words. Pleased to have served you for your anniversary. Mahalo for choosing Hoku's!

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DavidT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good ambience. Good food. Good service. Very nice.

Hoku's
Responded on December 21, 2021

Mahalo for sharing, David!

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vipDeano
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Choices limited. Only two set menus offered.

Hoku's
Responded on December 21, 2021

Aloha, Dean. Yes, prix fixe menu has been in effect for more than a year. We have four course, eight course and a vegetarian option. The chef accommodates special needs as well. We trust you enjoyed the taste, freshness and craft of the dishes. Mahalo for joining us!

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DI808
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, beautiful view and ambience.

Hoku's
Responded on December 21, 2021

Glad you enjoyed! Mahalo.

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TerryR
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

superb food and service, valet parking included and lovely evening... be prepared to pay for this excellent choice.

Hoku's
Responded on December 21, 2021

Delighed you enjoyed, Terry!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Espectacular. La atención
Desde la recepción
La atención del mesero la atención del chef
Presentación de los alimentos espectacular y el sabor de los alimentos sin igual
Definitivamente una de las mejores experiencias que hemos tenido!!

Hoku's
Responded on December 21, 2021

Mahalo for joining us!

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KENNETHLONG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Needless to say, the most memorable thing about this place is to share these wonderful foods and the accompanied wine pairing with my wife. From the opening course to the dessert, everything were beautifully presented and meticulously executed. Kent, our server, was genuinely friendly, knowledgeable, and very attentive. Bravo to the Chef and his kitchen team!

Hoku's
Responded on December 21, 2021

Aloha, Kenneth! Our entire team was delighted to meet and serve you and your wife. Appreciate the kind and considerate words. Mahalo!

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vipRobertE
Hawaii
29 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and perfect service made for a memorable birthday dinner. Mahalo!

Hoku's
Responded on December 21, 2021

Aloha, Robert. Delighted we could be part of your birthday celebration. Mahalo for sharing and we look forward to welcoming you back!

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Slowly
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was perfect for brunch. Except for the crab was not cracked and difficult to eat. Needed to ask for utensils to eat crab.

We had impressed our friends with the ambiance, the service, and variety food. We would go to Hoku for brunch again!

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vipJoeH
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, creative food. Superb, friendly service. First class from start to finish. Not inexpensive, but worth the price, hence the 5-star Value rating.

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TomDori
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s birthday in Hawaii: Stayed at the Kahala so very convenient. Hoku’s is a culinary experience and so elevated in all aspects. We both had the 4 course prix fix dinner. Each course was a visual delight and absolutely delicious in presentation and taste. The choices for each course were varied in offering. We were very pleased with our choices. After our dessert course the restaurant presented a personal touch to end my wife’s birthday experience.

Hoku's
Responded on December 6, 2021

Glad we delivered an experience to make your special occasion exceptional! Mahalo for sharing.

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Hoku's is rated 4.8 stars by 1562 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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