La Mer at Halekulani

4.8
1299 reviews
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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. 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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FP
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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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v
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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

Everything perfect!

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

Great food experience.

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

Best waitstaff in Hawaii!!! And best views.

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t
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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m
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

all of dishes were so nice
and we really want to come again
for my birthday

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T
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to La Mer for my mums birthday and it would have to be the best meal we have ever had. We arrived at 5:30pm so that we could enjoy the sunset and were the only patrons at this time. It was worth coming early as we really got to enjoy the view both before sunset and then as it set compared to people who came between 6 and 6:30.

Out waiters were phenomenal, giving detailed information about the food and even told us how to make the cocktails we enjoyed. We got the degustation meal which was delicious and because it was my mums birthday they gave an additional little cake.

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a sensational meal with fabulous service.

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P
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was exquisite & incomparable as always!

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PW
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, delicatable food. Outstanding. Highly recommend visiting this restaurant. Beautiful location romantic view. Couldn't have been better.

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

Great foods and experience!

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GF
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was great. Some dishes were very good. Love the drinks there.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

a good-quality French cuisine in a sober and elegant atmosphere. however the service is too hasty, portions are reduced and prices completely out of scale. as an Italian I do not recommend it to those who know perfectly the European cuisine and know what to expect from a French restaurant.

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