La Mer at Halekulani

4.9
1557 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.

La Mer will be closed until April 30th.

Dress Attire
We request elegant evening attire for women. Dress shirts or dinner jacket, dress slacks and shoes for gentlemen.
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vipaussiemom
Las Vegas
92 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and exquisite place to dine. It is intended for a splurge and so glad we did for my husband's birthday.

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vipBradW
Minneapolis
197 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food3service1ambience5

The setting, the location, the views, the ambience are all excellent. Elegant classic Hawaiian decor. Food is innovative and generally good. HOWEVER, be aware the portions are very small. Are the prices worth it??? You decide. Order a Mai Tai, excellent. Order wine or champagne by the glass. As to the main wine list, forget it. It can't be relied upon. Then when they deliver what you didn't order and you question it, the blame, point fingers at each other.

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CraigL
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an amazing experience, from the time you arrive at the reception. Food and service AMAZING.

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vipRoxaneC
Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding
Best meal I have had in a long time !

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SuzanneB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in Honolulu, maybe all of Hawaii

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JohnS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience5

For the money, you can go elsewhere and receive a better meal. We did the 245 taster. The flavors were unique and did not work for me with the exception of 2 of the tasters. It seemed it was a NYC wannabe of Le Bernadin. Chorizo with a lobster dish was odd. The baguettes were overcooked. The portions were small but this was expected at a French Restaurant. The ambience, presentation and service was on point, but in the end it is about the food which was mediocre and not worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

雰囲気も良くサービスも良く
美味しい食事でした。

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Romantic relaxing setting with attentive friendly service. Very accommodating of shellfish allergy with well-thought replacement courses. Staff was top notch.

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vipPaulD
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING. After 3 weeks in Waikiki, this was by far the best overall dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious. Service is awesome. It’s a wonderful experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ONLY reason this place doesn’t have 3 Michelin stars is that Michelin doesn’t come to Hawaii. It’s absolutely amazing. First, the décor is wonderfully tasteful but also very beautiful. The walls are open to the sea and the resort on the second floor and make for a magical experience. The service is outstanding, friendly, knowledgeable, and flexible. But the main attractions are the food and the wine pairings. The dégustation meal is beautifully and generously curated. The techniques of cooking are traditional and masterful. On par with Le Bernardin, the menus include local and traditional food integrated perfectly into traditional and creatively charming presentations. This is not a place playing around with foams or anti-gravity. It’s legit through and through!

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JudyW
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate at La Mer in 2015, 2016 and 2021. It’s fancy food with high price menus but everything is worth the cost! I would recommend this restaurant if you want to experience luxury fine dining.

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JoonK
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best restaurant in hawaii!!!!!!
highly recommended!

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Cookie
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service. Outstanding food. Beautiful views.

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SNReno
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I dined at La Mer for the Christmas night’s dinner on our first day on Oahu. Although our flight plan was changed in the last minute, the manager Stephen did everything he could to accommodate our requests. Upon our arrival at the restaurant, all of the staff members warmly welcomed us, and we felt so comfortable very quickly.

Our 4-course menu was prepared carefully and delicately for a gluten-free request. All of the dishes were superior to anything we have ever experienced, and the whole experience at La Mer was too great to be spoken. You’d need to dine there and find what I’m trying to say.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas pre fix menu was so good!

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Kittykumakuma
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time there. The food was very delicious and the staff is always professional.

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Michael
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service and atmosphere were excellent. The food was very expensive. I know there is a certain group of people that appreciate this gourmet food but we found it to be not tasty at all. Cold, slimy, wet and mushy sums it up. We met some fellow hotel guests that felt the same way but it’s one of those places that you feel you must say was fabulous because it’s a 5star restaurant. Food was a 2star at best. Service and atmosphere 5stars.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow this restaurant really amazed us with everything, the best food, service, view, presentation and ambiance. We were so glad that we made the right choice coming here to celebrate Christmas Eve of 2021. Highly recommend to anyone who is looking for the best quality dining experience. We will definitely come back here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third time dining at La Mer. We opted for the five course tasting menu. The were very understanding about the need to substitute a few dishes from the 3 course tasting menu. Everything was amazing.The servers were attentive and helpful. We’ve come to celebrate our anniversary and daughters birthday.and never been disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice environment. Friendly servers.

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hospitality is excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously amazing experience! All of the staff was top notch, Chip made for a personal and memorable experience!

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ManfredK
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the fantastic food served by Luke and Chip, the attention we got by being offered to move to a even better view table, the friendliness of the entire staff and of course the sublime food. The sommelier also helped us get a second wine for the duck that was excellent for our price range. Bravo!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely lovely place. Came here during Christmas time to celebrate anniversary. The stuff were extremely friendly and thoughtful. The view was amazing and ambiance was just so romantic. Food were great. Everything was on point. Would definitely visit again when I go to Hawaii next time. I highly recommend!
(The chocolate they serve at the end were sooo good)

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The service was great. But the food is just so so. Maybe we have high expectations. So it turns out no surprise but even below what we expect. It remains the nice presentation that a Michelin restaurant needed but I do think they need to improve their flavor of taste. To me, it’s much more important than how it looks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Pabana sauce with the Hawaiian soufflé is great!

Stephen, the manager, is always attentive and provides for special requests. A great team of servers.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We did the tasting menu which was $245/person & i think it’s worth the money. Service was amazing, we never had an empty glass of water. Everything was delish!

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heiheihh
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very beautiful view. Delicious food and awesome service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My best French fine dining experience in years. Deserves a Michelin 3 stars!

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LML1
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IMHO one of the best restaurants, anywhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an amazing dinner as like always in here. Thank you!

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vipMmmGood
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary view, superb food and drinks. Definitely a Top Ten experience.

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vipKennethS
Hawaii
35 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Mer is all the way back to its usual level of excellence. It is just as though the pandemic shutdown never occurred.
Also, the Halekulani Staff his done an excellent job with the Christmas lighting in the main courtyard. What an inviting and enchanted place.

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vipStevenZ
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a family birthday at La Mer. The food and service were amazing. This is our favorite restaurant in Honolulu.

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vipXavier
Hawaii
146 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is as good as a restaurant can get it’s a beautiful setting very picturesque over looking Diamond Head service is wonderful very European style excellent food

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vipRogerT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, Special, Litterally a One Off Custom Experience that you can have no where else! If you can get a pair of dress slacks then go! Or else you will need to wear the pants they can provide at the hostess desk when you check in! The dishes and courses served are trully un parallel to most anything you can find at any exquisite restaurant, at La Mer the wine list, service, attention to every detail and the consistency of execution is beyond compare! Your sitting above Waikiki Beach on the water in Oahu with the sun setting, and the tradewinds gently caressing your face as you dine in this emersive surreal French / Hawaiian themed dinning room where a tasting menu like no other has been curated and served with the finest care. The food is amazing but the experience of it all is special, memorable, and something you must experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Mer did not disappoint! Truly my most enjoyable upscale dining experience in HI.
Got the degustation menu with wine pairings. Absolutely beautiful presentation and taste!
Well done!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! So glad they are open again for business. Everything from decor, to service, to food presentation, and finally taste was great.

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HiromiH
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience and hospitality. The best duck ever.

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La Mer at Halekulani is rated 4.9 stars by 1557 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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