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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (33)
Scenic View (31)
Good for Birthdays (25)
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Good for Anniversaries (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Romantic (20)
Great for Brunch (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Waterfront (17)
Good for a Date (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Local Ingredients (10)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Cozy (7)
Business Meals (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Healthy (5)
Authentic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 2 days ago

Restaurant week!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Miami)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was average, service was friendly but slow, and we were seated in a clump of other diners despite other open tables offering more privacy. We were told these tables were reserved but they went vacant for the next 90 minutes. Unbeatable views, decor, and plush ambiance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Good ambience, good food with pleasant presentation, service was good and the view is impressive to my out of town guests.

Mrs. Loh

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Wonderful to visit an old favorite - with all of the new restaurants you forget about the ones that have delivered consistent elegant dining!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

My family loves this place especially my in laws. The food is always good and the service is superb! It does not matter how busy they are or what day of the week we go...they are on top of everything! I highly recommend this place!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Very simple. Food and service were amazing. We are foodies and take our time to select our dining selections. Top 10 in Hawaii.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Tasting Menu
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent menu options. Food delicious.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 28, 2017

This is the third time we have celebrated our wedding anniversary here. The food is always delicious, but you can't beat the service. The servers are friendly, helpful, courteous and just wonderful! If you are in Honolulu you should leave the hustle and bustle and enjoy a meal from this beautiful restaurant with an ocean view from wherever you sit. Well worth it!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Good and value meals.
Nice moods.
Kind servers.
Little bit salty though.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Good food and service. Lighting and noise, not good

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Fabulous as usual. Kids said food was fresh and first class! The wait for our table was longer than usual, but we enjoyed the sparkling wine, soft shell crab, oysters, etc.! Your go-to brunch for that special occasion!

Thank you Hokus for excellent service and making us feel so special!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

impeccable service, great ambiance and perhaps the best fish dinner I've ever had in the Islands..the day boat scallop appetizer was extraordinary, the Caesar salad as good as any I've ever had and the catch of the day, Hawaiian Sea Bass, was cooked to perfection...all-in-all, a memorable experience...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Hokus has been around for well over 20 years and I was so looking forward to celebrating my birthday. Let's just say I was far from impressed. As we walked in no one was at the hostess stand- we waited for about 5 minutes before someone came over. We were seated in the middle of the restaurant which was less then desireable especially since the restaurant was half empty. The wait staff walked back and forth past our table a number of times before acknowledging and taking our order...... mind you it was probably a good 30 minutes from the time we sat down to someone taking our order. There were 4 of us so we got a couple of appetizers.... a bottle of wine..... 4 entrees.....2 desserts. The dessert was the best part of the entire meal. Way over priced...... mediocre quality of food........ small portions....... inattentive wait staff. We mad the most of the celebration but I had hoped for so much more. For that kind of money we will choose elsewhere for the next birthday.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had a great time! Service was excellent and we always enjoy our time at Hoku's!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 17, 2017

My husband and I save Hoku's for special occasions as it is always a favorite. We had dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday and shared an appetizer and I had two glasses of wine. We both ordered a salad and I ordered the wok fried prawns, which were delicious, and my husband ordered the pork chops. The pork chops arrived rare and we sent it back to be cooked more appropriately. Since it would have taken too long to get the entrée back we asked for it to be wrapped to take home. The manager came by and we explained what happened. We ordered dessert and had a nice complimentary dessert also served to celebrate my husband's birthday.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We have dined frequently at Hoku's over the past 15 years and sadly our most recent experience was a far cry from years gone by.
With a multitude of empty tables (that were NEVER filled!) we were seated next to a large and loud group and as far away from the gorgeous ocean view and as close to a prep table as possible. Not a great launch to a $200+ dinner! We asked for a different table and placed one table over and closer to the prep table! Yikes! We should have gotten the message!
Caesar's salad was awful! Soggy and uninspired. Seafood ravioli was bland. Only fresh catch was above average.
Wine selection was ok but my Stag's Leap was stale.
Service was lackluster. Although Bob started the evening with some promise he was MIA for the majority of our dining experience.
We wanted very very much to fall in love with Hoku's again...but we left not anxious to return.
O'ahu has a plethora of outstanding fine dining experiences but Hoku's is without question NOT amongst them.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We were never rushed and dining here you don't want to be. The food was very good and i really like the different presentation of the food.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 10, 2017

アラカルトで十分に楽しめます。

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Hoku's never disappoints! The food and service are always top notch, as was the case again this evening. We went here to celebrate my husband's birthday and everything was perfect, including a wonderful table with a view. We ordered the prix fixe menu with the wine pairings and everything was amazing and delicious! Chef Wayne and his team are wonderful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Love Hoku's and always will recommend the Ahi Musubi!!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great reception, food, service. Yuki was attentive and anticipated our needs. Plan to have dinner again at Hokus in the near future.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 9, 2017

New Chef, new menu, food was good, nicely seasoned..service was impeccable as always

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Loved it! View was spectacular! Food was yummy! Wait staff exceptional and friendly!

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

サンデーブランチを1ヶ月前から予約
午前中は既に予約は取れず、相変わらず混んでいた
お料理もたいして美味しくないし、高いだけだった
良かったのは窓の外の景色だけ

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

As always the food is amazing! The seafood is so fresh and you can't go wrong with an awesome view of the ocean! The service is impeccable!

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