La Mer at Halekulani
We request elegant evening attire for women. Dinner jackets or dress shirts, dress slacks and shoes for gentlemen.
A must for foodies and those seeking a fine dining experience and an exemplary level of service. Expensive but worth it.
Good mood and good food.
Also,Staff are very kind.
Best restaurant I’ve ever been to! The views, the ambiance, the food and the service is second to none. We return every time we are on Oahu. A special shoutout to Henry, the bartender at L’Apertif, super cocktails and conversation.
Incredible experience. The food was the best I’ve ever had and the service was flawless. Felt like a queen for the night. If you go- order the chefs tasting menu!!
Had a wonderful birthday celebration
The setting is spectacular, the service from everyone who attended our table was excellent. The Meal was special in all ways; presentation and taste. We were there for anniversary and La Mer made it the best yet.
A magical experience!
One of the most amazing dining experiences of my life. There for my parents 40th anniversary and our baby moon combo. What a treat. Plan for a very expensive dining experience but worth all the many pennies. Laurence and Dan, our two primary servers, could not have made us feel more welcome, special and taken care of. The food was superb and the service was at a level I didn’t realize existed in this modern world.
A perfect spot for a special dinner with a visitor from the continent. We had the four-course meal and followed our waiter’s suggestions. The scallop and crab appetizers were exceptional, as were the sea bass and filet of beef entrees. Chocolate soufflé for dessert - surprisingly, Key lime was our favorite of the three sauces.
Flawless service - courteous, attentive, knowledgeable host and wait staff.
2 1/2 hours passed quickly, as we had a wonderful view toward Diamond Head, overlooking the Hau Terrace - classic Hawaiian music and hula performed by two acclaimed dancers.
Fabulous place, discrete historic Hawaiian dining spot immediately above the ocean, great service, and superbly prepared and unique menu. Mahalo!
The dining experience and ambiance was exquisite! Excellent views of Diamond Head and the ocean. The service is outstanding and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. We never felt rushed. The food is amazing and the presentation beautiful. The lobster and filet mignon both prepared to perfection. The cheese plate and wine pairings with each course was top notch. We will definitely return, great evening and intimate dining experience!!
We celebrated my wife’s birthday at La Mer. First of all, the setting is stunning. It is a beautifully appointed decor with traditional Hawaiian wood carving. The large open windows have a beautiful view of Diamond head and the beach. This restaurant is one of three restaurants in the Halekulani Hotel, a beautiful property on Waikiki beach. Just below is the restaurant, House Without a Key and they have live Hawaiian Music nightly, which is very soft and melodic. You literally feel like you are on a movie set filming in the South Pacific.
The service was extremely professional and attentive. As every course was delivered, we were given a very detailed description of the creatively crafted cuisine. The wine list is quite extensive, leaning toward a large selection of French appellations. Great choice of half bottles.
For appetizers, my wife had the foie gras, while my daughter and I had the escargot ravioli, an interesting broth added recipe, that gave it a soup like consistency. My wife had the lamb roast, I the Rouget (red snapper like fish), and my daughter the duck. Interestingly enough, my wife and I should have swapped entrees. I liked her lamb and she like my Rouget better. My daughter thought her duck was good, perhaps a 4 out of 5.
Understandably expensive, it really was a perfect choice for our special occasion!
The food was good, but the entrees were the same size as appetizers. The food was good, but too expensive for what was offered.
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.
Excellent service. Old Hawaii beauty and ambience! Perfect for a special occasion in Honolulu.
Great spot, beautiful decor and plates!
Awesome service. Definitely coming back again for next year Valentines.
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,
What a stunning restaurant! Beautiful food excellent preparation and nop notch service. Can't wait to go back
The best fine dining experience in the city. Everything is first class from the greeting, complimentary champagne, every course, after dinner chocolates, impeccable service!
It was amazing. The food, the service, the atmosphere, was beyond expectations, 6 stars.
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.
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.
Very nice atmosphere, food amazing, service not quite perfect. Expensive but worth it.
Beautiful setting for our 45 anniversary. Delicious food
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.
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.
The food is very good, service is good too.
Lovely setting, amazing food, attentive and friendly service (even for a single diner -- not always the case at fine restaurants!)
The best dinner of my life. Had dinner with my family and the La Mer welcomed us with so much respect and love.
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!
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.
Everything was Amazing. Can’t speak highly enough about our dining experience.