Hoku's

4.8
1336 Reviews
$50 and over
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Hoku's at The Kahala Hotel & Resort is heralded for its tantalizing menu featuring global Hawaiian cuisine. Seafood, meats, vegetables, fruits — 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. Pair your meal with wines of old-world and new world flavors, handcrafted cocktails or sake flights.

Open nightly for dinner and for its famous TeiHoku Sunday Brunch, the menu draws on Executive Chef Jonathan Mizukami's Michelin-starred experience blending classic French technique with bold local flavors.

Hoku's has a breathtaking beachside setting with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean from every table in the multi-level dining room.

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
What 1336 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. The staff went above and beyond for us.

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RoyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was impeccable - an experienced lead server who understands the timing of it all and when and how to engage us both personally and professionally. I appreciate such excellence

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Momo
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The lobster was a bit dry and flavors did not impress. Salmon was underwhelming. Expected way more from entrées.
However, appetizers, desserts, ambience and waiter were excellent.

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MarkH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chef at Hoku deserves a Michelin Star the meal was so delicious. The beginning courses were such punches of flavor and Unami . The seafood ravioli and the paste with truffle so great and insane. Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful restaurant with attentive and friendly staff, food is artfully prepared and delicious.

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vipBergeron2013
Anchorage
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience. Worth every penny

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viparielN
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a big birthday for me and Hoku couldn’t have made it more special. We had the four course menu and the combination of flavors and presentation of each was more than we could’ve hoped for. We will definitely be back the next time we are in Oahu. So glad I spent my special night there!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the 4 course tasting menu. Everything was fantastic. Will absolutely return!

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AndresQ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best overall service, food quality and table with an ocean view. Took my breath away and can’t really describe in words how amazing it was!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best overall experience my girlfriend and I had at a restaurant by far. The food and customer service is first class all the way!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Not enough variety on menu
Prices high

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ScottF
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want to experience the true pacific rim cuisine in it's most creative way possible, the grand tasting menu is the way to do it!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great room on the Dolphin Lagoon. Even better experience swimming with the Dolphins. But Dinner at Hoku was really not that great. If anything the offerings and the service at Hoku that evening were sub par. Really expected more. We’ve dined at every F&B outlet on the property & Hoku actually had the worst service by far. Kinda sad when it is also the most expensive?

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ElizabethC
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent experience all around for our first restaurant meal in 13 months! Impeccable COVID protocols and serene ambiance helped us feel safe while we enjoyed a superb meal.

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JocelynD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining with good-sized portions. Our server was attentive and provided details of dishes being served. We feel liked VIPs. Perfect place for very special occasions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I were trying out different higher end restaurants on Oahu. Hoku’s stood out as the best for the combination of ambience, great views, impeccable service and variety of food/wine. We had the eight course fixed menu with wine pairing. Local seafood and produce were extensively used, including cheese. Dishes were very elegantly presented. Flavors were well balanced. Wine pairing choices were mostly white but with good aromatics and complexity. The only imperfection was the preparation of the Kona lobster. My wife’s lobster was tender while mine was overcooked. After dinner, we checked out the dolphins of the Kahala hotel. Quite a bonus to add to a very memorable meal. Highly recommended if you want Michelin star level experience.

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NancyW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and experience, would highly recommend, just took a while initially for our drink orders to be taken and 1st course to come out.

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vipGavin
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Hoku’s with the Teishoku brunch instead of the buffet. The food quality was excellent, the portion size was appropriate and the service was unbeatable. I would highly recommend Hoku’s to anyone looking to celebrate something special, or just for a really good family meal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Came for our Anniversary celebration dinner. Great service! But the food was just ok. Nothing really wow’d us which was disappointing for a $100 per person 4 course meal. But the ambiance was great!

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BillM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable. Food, service, ambiance, all wonderful. I would have appreciated having a ocean front table, given we booked 4 months in advance, but clearly they have a priority of placing diners in these table who arrive earlier or later than we did. Not a problem.

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AlejandraV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal I had in Honolulu! The service was absolutely incredible and the food was to die for! It’s the perfect date night restaurant, and it is worth the price. My husband and I both loved it! We will be back!

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GabrielaM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a vegetarian and they catered to my diet. Food was delicious!

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Jayyz
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view and service. There was a lot of food so some food was cold by the time I got to it.

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vip2cats
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Under Covid they did excellent work but the day we were there was next morning after the gunman incident so the ingredient may not have been the best they can offer . But the hotel staff dealt with that incident valiantly so we have no complaint really

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cacolls
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Hoku’s was amazing. The service was great and the food was fantastic! Would definitely return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambience, staff and food!

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MariaP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best view of the beautiful ocean. Our server MaryJane was incredible and made our anniversary experience unforgettable. The four course menu was wonderful, I recommend if going with a special someone to try different courses and share. Honestly we plan on visiting again and would recommend Hoku's to anyone!

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RohitG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A fine dining experience in Honolulu worth every moment. The welcoming ambience and easy hospitality of everyone at Hoku's makes you comfortable the moment you step in.
The food even if you're not a fan of all seafood, such as I, well entice you and submitting to them is a wise decision.
Save place for dessert.

Thanks for an outstanding meal and wonderful memories.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance, food, service... Everything was amazing! It was our last night in Oahu and we wanted to have a nice dinner and it didn't disappoint! We would definitely come back here! The Wagyu beef is a must try!

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Jo2828
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG! The best Easter Lunch ever. The service are great and the food are fantastic it’s pricey but it’s worth it. Cannot wait to come back and celebrate birthday dinner at Hoku’s.

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vipCellsofCajal
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Easter Brunch, highly recommend. Made being in a pandemic not as painful.

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DonaldT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Duck Breast , and the Short Rib were excellent.

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TinaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening for a special occasion. Servers and chefs are so nice and approachable. Fancy dining without the stuffy attitude.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect. We went for anniversary brunch. Lots of food, everything is super fresh, super worth it. Look forward to going back on day.

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susang
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow what an experience! Beautiful surroundings, excellent food and the best service. We had the four course tasting menu and it was one of the best meals we’ve ever had. Well worth it!

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vipDanaC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique and exceptional menu. Great views, venue and service. My wife and I can’t wait to return.

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NadiaJ
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, the view was beautiful, and the food was amazing! Can’t wait to come back for our next trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Sunday Brunch at Hokus. No longer a buffet but still lots of food and you only get the most popular items. Great service, delicious food, beautiful ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5th anniversary celebration, loved it!

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vipAloha
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hoku’s is a very special venue for all occasions. Aloha

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Hoku's is rated 4.8 stars by 1336 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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