La Mer at Halekulani

4.9
1306 reviews
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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.
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Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was good, but the entrees were the same size as appetizers. The food was good, but too expensive for what was offered.

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Miami
85 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Sunset in my eyes - and there were plenty of other seats. Be careful of the seat you get. Sent back fish dish as the sea bass was rubbery. Then we could not eat together-too expensive to not be able to eat together.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Old Hawaii beauty and ambience! Perfect for a special occasion in Honolulu.

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

Awesome service. Definitely coming back again for next year Valentines.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great spot, beautiful decor and plates!

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M
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five stars in each category are not enough. This is a very special restaurant in every way. French inspired from a chef whose interpretation is unique. Our waiter’s suggestions were accurate but made decisions difficult! After all was said, we let him guide us & each course was remarkable. My scallop appetizer was beyond belief - just perfect! We had the three course meal, although four & seven courses were available.
The restaurant itself is a work of art- overlooking the Pacific from large windows. The artwork and overall design of the room are breathtaking. Note the wood panels etched w intricate designs. The evening was perfect,

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FP
Nashville
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a stunning restaurant! Beautiful food excellent preparation and nop notch service. Can't wait to go back

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FS
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best fine dining experience in the city. Everything is first class from the greeting, complimentary champagne, every course, after dinner chocolates, impeccable service!

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Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

全体的に素晴らしいレストランでした

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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing. The food, the service, the atmosphere, was beyond expectations, 6 stars.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our engagement at La Mer. The staff was incredible. We had a beautiful ocean view table and were given a celebratory cake and rose. Between the amazing food and atmosphere, they made our celebration truly special.

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AR
Hawaii
21 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner with my wife and daughter. Outstanding food and very relaxing evening. They closed the folding doors due to the high winds and rain that evening.

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v
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere, food amazing, service not quite perfect. Expensive but worth it.

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F
San Diego
64 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful setting for our 45 anniversary. Delicious food

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P
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted and seated immediately upon arrival and provided with a stool for our purses. We were given some champagne to start and ordered cocktails. The food was outstanding, varied seasonings and presentations. My husband had abalone which he really enjoyed, our friends ordered the filet of beef, and I had the lamb. I wish I could describe it the way our waiter, Chris, described it. It sounded almost romantic. The main course were fantastic, but what really makes it special are all the different tastings, as we only ordered the 3 course meal. It included an appetizer, entree and dessert. Everything is presented so beautifully and tastefully, it really is a special experience and worth the price. We felt we really got good value. Very enjoyable 2 1/2 hours spent looking at the ocean and listening to the music from the lanai downstairs. Then we finished the evening at Lewers Lounge listening to jazz. Perfect.

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DL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was impeccable! The food and especially the service. Our head waiter was Alvin, and rarely have we had better service. The food was amazing as was the ambience. Expensive but well worth it.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is very good, service is good too.

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New England
49 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting, amazing food, attentive and friendly service (even for a single diner -- not always the case at fine restaurants!)

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best dinner of my life. Had dinner with my family and the La Mer welcomed us with so much respect and love.

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AB
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

料理が素晴らしかった。最後のコーヒーで若干の手違いがあったのだけが残念でしたが、それ以外は文句なしです。サンセットテーブルのリクエストにも最高の席を予約してくれました。

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D
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing experience! Chip and Dan were our servers, and they were wonderful. They made our experience even more special! Dan was like the house photographer. : )
Chip had recommended a peach/coconut alcoholic beverage that was not on the menu, and it was delicious!
I ordered the tasting menu, and my wife ordered the 4 course. It was spectacular. The way the flavors and textures meld in your mouth is just divine!
Our dinner took 4 hours, longer than we anticipated, but very well worth it as you cannot rush the pleasure in indulging in quality food. We enjoyed a sunset view.
It was a phenomenal and amazing experience. The best meal we have ever had on the islands!
Thank you for making my birthday very special!
We will be back!

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MR
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was beautifully presented and, of course, delectable. I do have to say that the staff is what put this experience over the top! They were so attentive, informative, knowledgeable and funny! We had such a lovely evening interacting with them while enjoying this very rare treat to our palates.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was Amazing. Can’t speak highly enough about our dining experience.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything perfect!

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PF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tips:
1. Ask for a seat by the window with backdrop of Diamond Head. This is the best seat of the house.
2. For dinner reservation, time yourself for sunset hour as this place has a magnificent view of the sunset by the ocean.
3. The soufflé is amazing.
4. Extensive wine list.
5. The soufflé potato is to die for.

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L
Hawaii
29 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We 4 had the 7 course tasting menu and each course was notable in its own way. Fresh local ingredients, fine appropriate foreign wines in the recommended pairings, an easy GF accommodation for one of us. It was a special occasion for us, but heck, just going there for dinner is a special occasion!

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b
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food experience.

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M
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

la Mer is the best in Honolulu. Service is impecable and great ambience.

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PS
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Best waitstaff in Hawaii!!! And best views.

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t
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best restaurant we have ever eaten at with phenomenal service and cuisine—highly recommend to all parties and don’t know what they could have done to make it better

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a dinner to culminate our honeymoon to Hawaii, the service and food were impeccable

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RH
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With a wonderful service and meal, I was able to celebrate a very good birthday and marriage 10th anniversary. Thank you very much. I want to go again.

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TD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best if not the second best restaurant I’ve ever eaten at. Class , elegance and romance! The tastes were explosive and erotic on you’re taste buds

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MW
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Greet experience except I didnt care for the lobster. But I enjoyed the experience with
My friend

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LD
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday the service and food. Was 5 star rated. We will return.
Thank you for the pictures.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in Hawaii :)

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PH
Tokyo
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Mer is our favorite restaurant and we visit La Mer everytime we visit Oahu.
Many local materials are used in their foods so that we can enjoy different taste than normal French cuisine. This time I chose Fromages instead of dessert, and I was impressed that all the cheeses are so nicely matured.

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CE
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic evening at La Mer - food fantastic, staff totally on song and venue delightful

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing experience with superb food and service.

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N
Minneapolis
71 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chip was awesome and the food was amazing! Best meal ever and outstanding service

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