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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (33)
Scenic View (28)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
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Good for Birthdays (19)
Good for a Date (18)
Waterfront (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Great for Brunch (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Romantic (17)
Worth the Drive (13)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Cozy (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Authentic (4)
Healthy (4)
Business Meals (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
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Fun (2)
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Vegan (2)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 9 hours ago

Wonderful way to celebrate a birthday with family!

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·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (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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