La Mer at Halekulani

4.9
1180 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
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  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
La Mer is far more than a restaurant, it’s a degustation destination. Celebrated as Halekulani’s finest and Hawaii's longest, consecutively ranked AAA Five Diamond Restaurant, this consummate dining experience is unmatched. The internationally acclaimed menu features Neoclassic French cuisine expertly crafted and served amid majestic and romantic ocean views of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head. Indigenous ingredients are uniquely blended in masterful dishes inspired by flavors from the south of France to produce an unsurpassed dining experience. An award-winning wine list is available to complement the perfect dining experience. Jacket or long sleeve dress shirt, slacks and dress shoes are required for men. As an elegant fine dining restaurant, La Mer restricts patrons to adults and children 8 years or older.

Dress Attire
We request elegant evening attire for women. Dinner jackets or dress shirts, dress slacks and shoes for gentlemen.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(808) 923-2311
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Alexandre Trancher
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lewers Street
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Parking details
Complimentary valet and self parking is available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

シェフお薦めメニューのコース料理を注文した。
お酒のアテみたいな料理が多く、アルコールを飲まない人や、水しか飲まない方には合わないと思う。
ロケーションは最高です。デートやBAR替わりの使用が適切だと思う!

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic fine dining experience. Would come again!

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TZ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant, at this resort, was nothing short of amazing! We travel a fair amount, and have stayed at many wonderful resorts, but the Halekulani is a favorite! We stayed here a few years ago and ate at all the other restaurants onsite but hadn’t dined at La Mer. Wow wow wow! We’re foodies from California, with an extensive wine cellar. We’ve taken cooking classes and entertaining and cooking for friends is fun for us. The menu was lovely, something for everyone. Cocktails were just right to start. Our soup course was delicious-lobster bisque with a twist. I had the lamb, a stunning dish, quite beautiful and it was delicious. My husband had the sea bass. He loved every bite! Dessert was just as visually gorgeous as every other course. Order the soufflé-my husband couldn’t stop talking about it! The staff was friendly and welcoming, but not intrusive. You eat at your own pace. An elegant restaurant in one of the prettiest resorts I’ve ever had the pleasure of staying at!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal service was unrushed but attentive.
Love the cheese course

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Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ハネムーンで伺いました。
特別な日でないといけない店ですが、また節目の時には伺いたいと思います。

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

素敵なサービスと素敵な料理で大満足でした!
お土産も頂けて、また行きたいです!

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SS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our top 10 meals ever! And we’ve been at many high end restaurants over the years. Exquisite in all respects and well worth top dollar.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose La Mer as our special dinner to end our Hawaii trip and it was the best decision that we made. We ended our trip on such a high note. We chose the chef degustacion menu which took us on a culinary journey that was wonderful from the beginning to the end. We also opted for the wine tasting option which we thought that despite the wines really complementing the dishes, it was too much food and drinks altogether that we ended up stuffing ourselves. I don’t know it’s because we are light eater or the restaurant should have strategized the portion of the food / the flavor a little bit more to make the meal not too heavy by the end. Although the steak (the 5th course) was perfectly cooked (I have becer seen a more beautiful piece of steak), the foie gras and the truffle mashed potatoes came with it made it a little bit too heavy and we could not finish the course. But besides this, everything else was spectacular, from the waterfront view, to the attentive and professional services, to the creativity and execution of each dish. This is definitely a splurge for a special occasion.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

大変素晴らしい時間を過ごせました。
お料理も美味しく、雰囲気も良く、そして何よりも接客が素晴らしかったです。
日本よりも「おもてなし」の精神があるかもしれません。

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KK
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ハワイへ行くと必ず訪れているお気に入りのレストランです。味は勿論、ボリュームもあり、雰囲気も良いのでおススメしたいです。

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

とても美味しくいただきました。

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SH
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the atmosphere was romantic and the service was excellent!

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Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding. The sommelier was very helpful and a font of knowledge about the wine pairing choices. The food was not only delicious but beautifully presented. We had one vegetarian diner with us, and the tasting menu for her was also fabulous. We had heard la Mer was wonderful, but it exceeded expectations, We are locals, and we will be back!

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HM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality of food,service and atmosphere are all excellent. We wish to visit again every time when we come back to Hawaii for holidays.

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MD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my wife celebrated our honeymoon dinner here. It was absolutely amazing. We had the best seat in the restaurant overlooking the beautiful ocean. We watched the sunset and ate. The food was top notch and the service was incredible. This is a meal we will not forget.

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FK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family had a great time here for 25th years anniversary which chosen by my daughter. We enjoyed the chef`s creative cuisine and service was amazing. It was one of the most unforgettable moment here in Waikiki beach front restaurant. I will definitely going back there if I come to Honolulu again.

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite food & service! We absolutely loved our anniversary dinner. Everything was just perfect.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

雰囲気、味、接客、すべてにおいて満足できる。
日本人客は2割ほど。
男性は、襟つきのフォーマルなシャツ姿が多い。
女性は、ドレス、ワンピース千差万別。
入店したのち、気おくれしない程度というのが、ドレスコードの実態かもしれない。
7時に予約で、フラダンス、ショーに近い最高の席だったが、静かにすごしたければ、別な席をあらかじめ申請するべき。

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MO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There aren’t even enough words in the English language to praise this restaurant. Probably the best meal of my life. I had The four course Autralian Truffle menu. Every bite was perfection. It’s expensive and worth it

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing

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CT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous and the service was exceptional. We really enjoyed our waiter, Mark.

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JB
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is always outstanding. Chef is very talented in his dishes. View is breathtaking.

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JN
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best services you could ever have. Great food with a beautiful view.

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J
Los Angeles
108 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and drink menu selections. Gracious but attentive service.

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KD
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Special shout-out to Kent and Dan who made our experience that much more special :)
The professionalism and friendliness of these two really helped me get comfortable in a fine-dining setting. I believe everyone there went above and beyond in servicing their guests and because of that, my experience at La Mer is definitely an experience to remember!

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TE
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited here for our honeymoon.
Thanks for their hospitality, we could spend happy time.
Nice place, dishes, and staff.
We will come again in the near future to enjoy them again.

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JR
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, great place for a romantic dinner with your spouse.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely impeccable. A truly magical experience.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last night we stepped into something extraordinary! La Mer transported us onto a “Terroir” experience. As we took a seat in front of the Pacific, Chef Alexandre was preparing his new 4 course fresh Périgord truffles’ menu. Just innovative and perfect tastes balance . This deep menu and first-rate service beg a return trip soon. For sure we will.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect moment for honeymoon, really enjoyed

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiters are extremely nice and don’t rush you. They took pics of all of my group. The view is PHENOMENAL. We only had dessert but the dessert was the best I’ve had in my life not exaggerating.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Worth a splurge

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Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service, view, and food. The poached lobster may be the best dish I've eaten. This would be 5 stars if we didn't have weed smoke wafting up from below during our dinner. When spending this kind of money you have an expectation to not have to deal with that.

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Okinawa
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

雰囲気、味共によく記念日には持ってこいです。
記念日のサービスデザートもつけていただきいい記念日になりました。
機会があればまた利用します。

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W
London
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent location even more impressive and professional staff and unbelievable food - a evening we won’t forget . Perfect !

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

旅の想い出に最終日の夜に訪れました。去年初めて訪れお料理、サーヴ、全てに大満足したのでその感動を再びと思ったのですが、今回は割と普通に美味しく頂いた感じでした。
ハワイの雰囲気とはまた違った空間で好きですが、次回訪れるかは微妙ですね。

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best in Waikiki. Sunset at its finest. MUST SECUREWI DOW TABLE. Pricey. We have had the degustation twice. $600 for two with wine pairing.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for an extra special honeymoon dinner date and everything from the service, to the food, to the presentation, was absolute perfection. This place is a must. Seafood was delicious and I'm in love with the "cheese menu" 😍🙌! Thank you Mark for taking our picture at your best table! YOU are the BEST!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible

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MR
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite dishes, beautiful (re) exploration of French haute cuisine and associated wine pairing at its finest. Extraordinary pleasant, mannered and delicate service, like you can only find in very high end restaurants. The decor and ambiance of La Mer also transport you far away from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu, for a complete escape in what felt like paradise. Didn't expect such high quality and could not recommended it enough for real foodies, or to celebrate a special occasion.

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