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La Mer at Halekulani, Honolulu, HI

La Mer at Halekulani

4.8
4.8
2091 Reviews
$50 and over
French
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. An award-winning wine list is available to complement the perfect dining experience. La Mer restricts patrons to adults and children 8 years or older.

A Credit Card is required to confirm reservations. A $125.00 per guest charge is applied for No Show Guests.

Dress Attire
We require elegant evening attire for women. Dress shirts or dinner jacket, dress slacks and shoes for gentlemen.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 923-2311
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Jacket Preferred
  • Executive chef
    Alexandre Trancher
  • Private party facilities
    Salon La Mer comfortably seats up to 16 guests and offers a tranquil private lanai for that pre dinner cocktail. Salon du Vin entertains up to 22 guests and may open up to an elegantly appointed living room to indulge in a La Mer specialty cocktail
  • Private party contact
    La Mer: (808) 923-2311
  • Neighborhood
    Waikiki
  • Cross street
    Lewers Street
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet and self parking is available.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,091 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Best Service

  • Hawaii

    Best Ambiance

  • Hawaii

    Great for fine wines

  • Hawaii

    Romantic

  • Hawaii

    Good for special occasions

  • Oahu

    Best Service

  • Oahu

    Best Ambiance

  • Oahu

    Great for fine wines

  • Oahu

    Romantic

  • Oahu

    Good for special occasions

2,091 Reviews
  1. MumsieD

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a beautiful experience, the staff is marvelous

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  2. KennethJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very well executed menu complimented by an exceptional staff

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  3. NOLANative

    New Orleans

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing restaurant with equally amazing ocean views. Tried the beef tasting menu and every course was unique and outstanding. My favorite course was the vanilla soufflé with three different and excellent sauces. While a bit on the higher side of cost, it was worth the outlay. My server Tyler was excellent and made sure the evening was memorable .

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    日が沈む前の明るい時間からの食事として6時からの予約としました。フルコースでオーダーしてたので食事が終わるまでには日が暮れて最高の料理に最高の景色または最高の接客と何一つ不満の無い食事となり、大変満足しております。

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  5. RichardR

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a perfect dinner and a perfect evening! This was my first visit to this restaurant and frankly I was concerned that the value for the experience would be poor. In fact our experience was the exact opposite! The event was a family celebration of our last night in Honolulu. We had a wonderful window seat that looked out over the ocean through an open patio that protected us from a brief rain. The view was gorgeous. The Hawaiian band playing very nicely below in the courtyard provided a wonderful ambiance. The service was perfect and the food was delightful. The bill was also high ($1500 for 4 people including two bottles of wine and tip), but I was happy to pay the bill for such a perfect experience. This evening will be an experience we will all long remember.

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  6. LeiH

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent and food was delicious. Staff was wonderful and atmosphere couldn't get any better. We enjoyed ourselves!

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  7. EdwardC

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attila, Tony, Benjamin, and the entire staff were outstanding! They made an incredible Birthday evening filled with incredible food, experiences, stories, and service! The professional, fun, and thoughtful service was over the top! We had several special requests, and they made it happen! This is my second experience at La Mer, and it keeps getting better every time! Highly recommend!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A food experience you must not miss out on whilst in Waikīkī. Beautiful atmosphere, outstanding wait service and a degustation meal that is heavenly.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ワイキキキの喧騒から離れ、プールサイドの生演奏と波の音をBGNとする雰囲気、ロケーション、サービスとても素晴らしいレストランで良い思い出となりました。

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  10. BobG

    San Antonio

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the most awesome dining experiences we've had. The dishes and service were impeccable! We highly recommend for a special dining event. It is expensive but definitely worth it for a special and memorable evening.

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  11. StGo

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best restaurant in Hawaii. The best service one can wish for. The steak melts in your mouth like chocolate. The atmosphere and decorations are thought for. Simply perfection.

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  12. MistyA

    Canberra

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exquisite. I highly recommend La Mer for a genuine luxurious dining experience. From the cuisine, the smellier, the team and the décor is truly wonderful. Thank you again.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For that special occasion Le Mer is a beautiful experience. Service is exceptional and every course was well presented and delicious.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly exceptional dining. Well worth the price. Excellent food and fabulous service.

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  15. turtle85

    Portland

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing! Having this experience was truly a culinary journey. The artistry of eating with our eyes before every taste was spot on and truly glorious! The service is impeccable and worth every moment!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you’re looking for something truly special, this is the place. It is definitely “The French Laundry” of Hawaii.

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  17. JJnyc

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the best experience I’ve had at a restaurant, and I’m from NYC. The service is too top notch, patient, friendly, yet professional. My girlfriend had the best birthday experience with the additional service of prearranged flowers and cake at a window seat. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a memorable dinner experience.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You go to La Mer for the entire experience of the highest quality dining, service and experience. They exceeded expectations as usual and a special thanks to Alex. The entire team was excellent but Alex paid special attention to my wife’s preferences and made our experience even more exceptional. Can’t wait to be back again.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    service alright, food pretty bad, if you’re allergic to something you have to pay extra to get a cheaper item??

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  20. Melvyn

    Hawaii

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took the wife to La Mer for her birthday. Always a pleasant experience. Table with a beautiful view of Diamond Head. Wait staff was awesome in presenting the meal and taking care of us. Food is always exquisite and the wine pairing was perfect.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time dining here. There were plenty of options, including 3 prix fix menus, to accommodate everyone. You can also order a la carte. We went all out for the 7-course and wine pairing (makes pairing with various proteins so much easier). The food was delicious, absolutely no complaints. The service was impeccable; they don’t hover yet appear right before you need/want something. The dishes were brought out with ample time in between to savor and enjoy, they didn’t rush you at all and the pace was perfect. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable about their dishes, wine & cocktails. The view! Overlooking the ocean, what could be better? We had an 8pm reservation mid-week, so I don’t know if it would be loud at other times; although I highly doubt it. We live in NYC, there are so many places to dine and someplace new when away is always welcome. Most of the reviews were great, some others (?) well, some people are hard to please. We took a chance, so glad we did! We will definitely be back when in the area again. Thank you La Mer for a wonderfully relaxed dining experience after a full day of running around Pearl Harbor!

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  22. mcm090304

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable attention, service and ambiance. Amazing table with water view and the meal was beautiful and delicious. A fantastic special occasion dinner!

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  23. Monday

    Milwaukee

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our evening at La Mer was exquisite and exceptional. The service was impeccable, with charming, interesting and knowledgeable staff. The food and beverages were simply outstanding. Not only was it all visually stunning, but the flavors and offerings were absolutely delightful. Finally, the venue itself, was beyond belief, seamlessly melding nature with an aesthetic that was calming and classic. Truly, this restaurant and all who are associated with it, are artists and create magic every second of one's stay. Thank you to one and all for a most memorable evening!

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  24. JHNGoodFoodLovers

    Frankfurt

    65 reviews

    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Must tray this best Hawaii restaurant. All is perfect: food, ambient, service and location!

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  25. FiftySomething

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an impeccable dining experience from the greeting, the service, the food, simply the best fine dining restaurant in Honolulu.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was fantastic experience Spectacular atmosphere top tear service Highly recommend

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  27. PaulaJ

    Naples

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    extremely expensive! not good value. I dine out a lot at fancy restaurants but this was not worth it.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect. That's all. Please come by if you visit hawaii.

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  29. TheGaloppingGormond2022

    Hawaii

    192 reviews

    5.0

    192 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was impeccable. The pre fixe menu was substantial and quite amazing.

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  30. geoffreym

    Hawaii

    320 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    320 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came in and celebrated my 71 Bday Service from Kent was very good I enjoyed the 4 course and Lehua enjoyed the Plant based dishes Overall a much better experience than 6 years ago when sous vide was the main focus

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  31. AryannaA

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable service, food was delicious and beautifully presented, and the setting is the most exquisite in Hawaii. We got married here in 2014 and 10 years later it is still pure magic.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. Kathy

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing and memorable experience!! Exceptional Service!!

    1 person found this helpful

  33. ShayV

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, service was impeccable, amazing friendly staff full of knowledge and just really made the whole experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    十年间来过三次这家餐厅 始终如一的周到服务 精致好吃的美食 问了一下这里的服务员 原来已经在这家酒店工作了三十年

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  35. food1

    Minneapolis

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely first-rate dinner, deserving of Michelin stars.

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  36. DSEye

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food; part of the atmosphere did not agree - this is an upscale French restaurant- it was quaint until the cover band that was in the foyer below was playing covers from the Eagles and other modern bands. Food was excellent, service was excellent. Pricing was higher than comparable places inland but this could be just being in HNL Overall - great experience ; however value was borderline.

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  37. SVB1979

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    If you are looking for a Michelin star experience, this is not it. While service was excellent and Alex and wait staff attentive, food lacks the usual Michelin caliber of design, flair and “experience”. Every dish served in a plain white bowl/plate and often times food was also bland. Fine for a fine dining experience but disappointed to pay$800 for mediocre meal after true experience we paid $1000 for at ElCielo in MIA

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I cannot say enough good things about La Mer. The atmosphere was incredible and our table was right by the window with gorgeous views of the ocean. The service was incredible with seemingly everyone coming up to us and congratulating us on our marriage. The food was delicious and every course seemed methodically planned out. We left with new memories and cannot wait to visit La Mer again. Amazing!

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  39. BigDiner

    Dallas

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an absolutely amazing experience Le Mer is! Every detail is thought through. Barry, the bartender was so gracious, Steven the manager checked on us multiple times and Mark, our server, was amazing as were those helping us in support. Look forward to our return!

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  40. CarenC

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding restaurant. Our second time dining there was as good as the first. Highly recommend the experience. Expensive, yes, but well worth it.

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FAQs

La Mer at Halekulani is rated 4.8 stars by 2091 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for La Mer at Halekulani

2199 Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI 96815

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Lewers Street
  • Neighborhood
    Waikiki
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Jacket Preferred
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet and self parking is available.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Alexandre Trancher
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (808) 923-2311
  • Private party facilities
    Salon La Mer comfortably seats up to 16 guests and offers a tranquil private lanai for that pre dinner cocktail. Salon du Vin entertains up to 22 guests and may open up to an elegantly appointed living room to indulge in a La Mer specialty cocktail
  • Private party contact
    La Mer: (808) 923-2311
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