La Mer at Halekulani

4.9
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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. 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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4.9
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AN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chip was a superb waiter. The table by the window was private enough to allow us to feel like honored guests.

H
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose the restaurant as the place where I gave a marriage proposal. It was success and was a memorable one because the food, service and ambience were awesome! Our table was right next the seashore and it was special enough to celebrate our engagement! I really recommend others to use the restaurant as a special place:)

LK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of guests retired recently and dinner at La Mer was her wish. Started with Taittinger champagne Waiter recommended 4 course after hearing our menu interests. Staff was well-dressed, knowledgeable, and outgoing. The 3 types of bread were warm and very soft. I had the seafood carousel as a appetizer, with the roasted John Dory and lobster bisque. One of the guests selected an Onaga fish dish The next day at our favorite sushi restaurant, the chef said that Onaga was unavailable and couldn't believe she had it All four of us selected cheese for dessert. Our waiter identified the 8+ cheeses formally and with humor - goat, round, and hard as a rock. He then asked us individually for our choices and carved them. He also advised us that our second champagne choice was sweeter and recommended a Billecart extra dry. Two of my guests have traveled to France and appreciated the sauces that were not oily and had flavors created by proper preparation. Overall, I believe the four course is the best value.

JF
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had two dinners at La Mer during a recent trip to Honolulu. Both were among the best dining experiences I've had anywhere in the world--from food to atmosphere to service--and that includes Le Bernadin in New York. It just doesn't get any better than this. If you go, ask to be seated at one of Alex's tables. He's been there for 30 years, so that tells you a lot about the establishment. The bartender makes a perfect Absinthe, and a generous one at that. One suggestion, while an ocean view is nice, ask for a table overlooking the courtyard. That way you get to hear and perhaps see the entertainment below. It's great as well.

i
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you have a special occasion to celebrate, and are ready to pay for it, this is the place for you.
This is one of the best restaurants I have dined at.

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Boise
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We lucked out-I had booked through Open Table and clicked on the WRONG date! We showed up and the staff could not have been more gracious. We were seated right away and the evening just kept getting better. The service was impeccable, as was the food. Perfect mix of flavors and presentation. BE SURE TO BOOK A WINDOW TABLE ON THE OCEAN SIDE BEFORE SUNSET!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

TL
Washington DC
175 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a very close call food-wise with Chef Mavro, but the setting and service make it rise above. This is the best restaurant in Honolulu, and one of the best in the world.

RR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and view. Couldn’t have been better.

LV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic experience! Great food, great service, great ambience simply outstanding.Whilst expensive it’s worth every cent.Highly recommended.

SS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu with wine pairings was excellent! Not too much or too little, and many wonderful flavors and combinations. We were also able to sit by a window and enjoy the band playing outdoors by going early. Made for a wonderful ambiance.

OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Superb ambiance.
Food was good but very unusual choices prepared creatively. Limited menu, but I’m sure staff would be willing to accommodate any palate.

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

今回で2回目の来店っ!!

席も日本から電話して
1番角のビーチサイド、ダイヤモンドヘッドビュー、、
をリクエスト!!

なんとこないだと同じ席の
リクエストも叶いました!!

記念日という事で
最後にケーキも頂きました!!

1人日本語出来る人が居ましたけど
一々呼ぶのも失礼だからちょっと戸惑いました!!
英語の勉強をしておけば良かったな笑笑

料理もシーフード旨し!!
キャビアは頼んだ方が良いかも?^ ^

値段は少し高めだけど、、
最高の思い出になりました!!!

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

全てに素晴らしい。ホノルルのフレンチ語るなら絶対に外せないお店。

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MJ
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Mer is full of romance, great service, delicious food, and beautiful views of Diamond Head and the beach. It is a place to celebrate special occasions or just being alive with someone you love!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, beautiful view and delicious food. The price for a vegetarian menu was a bit high but everything else made the experience worth it.

B
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Food is average nothing special aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

m
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

6年ぶりのラメールでしたが、以前と変わらずゆったりとした時間の中で、素晴らしい料理を頂きました。新しいメニューも、新しいメニューもあり、全てにおいてハワイでトップクラスのレストランだと思います。
また必ず行きます。

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LF
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed all aspects. Will definitely return.

K
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New year’s dinner.

MA
Osaka
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

店の雰囲気は落ち着いていますが、店員さんたちはとてもフランクで、いろいろ質問しても丁寧に答えてくれます。料理の説明も詳しくて、とても楽しい会食でした。誕生日であることを伝えていたので、サプライズのケーキを用意してくれました。

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DA
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff, very relaxing open air so you can hear the live music outside.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for Christmas Day dinner on our honeymoon. Service was spectacular, they really were warm and welcoming. The food was excellent, well worth the price. Truly a fine dining experience. If you need a place to celebrate a special occasion or have a wonderful dinner, come here

BT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2度目の訪問ですが、とにかく素晴らしいの一言。
クリスマスのディナーコースを頂きました。
ハウスウィズアウトキー のテラス で実施しているフラダンスと、ダイヤモンドヘッド、海が見える窓側の席にご案内頂きました。

ハワイに行く度に毎回訪れたい場所。

今回は6皿コースで、2人で800ドルほどのディナーでした。
普段はアラカルトやスモールコースもあるため、1人200ドル〜十分楽しめるレストランで、この雰囲気でその価格ならコストパフォーマンスも悪くないと言えるでしょう。

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AK
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Celebrated our Christmas Eve here. The food wasn't particularly fascinating. Everything was lacking in taste. The waiter was unprofessional making mistakes with our order for example mother and I ordered medium rare and my father ordered a medium for our main filet mignon...however mother and I got medium and my father got medium-rare. Also for our fish, I have coconut allergy so the chef made different sauce. However, when the sauce came to my father sauce is with coconuts so I wanted to make sure which one doesn't and the waiter didn't know... And the waiter didn't even apologise for the mistake and brought a port wine 🍾 whether the mother and I like it or not. Should have said the reason why he brought the port wine. We already ordered a bottle of white wine already very peculiar. I've never been to a restaurant where the waiter is poorly mannered and whenever we said thank you, he just ignored and frowned. Spent 1150 dollars for three and definitely not worth any penny. We just ordered a bottle of sparkling water and charged two bottles. Probably opened one without asking us whether we wanted it more or not. In fact, he was pouring into another table as well. We had to ask to have our wine to be filled because they couldn't care less and the course took more than 3 hour10 min. Made us want to leave the table.

TA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, location, scernery, atmosphere is the best. The staff's manner is polite and excellent. Of course, tastes splendid! All of all is supreme!

LR
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service at LaMer was excellent. The food, very good. For a fine dining restaurant with a bull for two people over $800 (3 courses) we would have appreciated the bread or rolls to at LEAST be warm and not rock hard. Disappointing for the price paid.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

This was my first time dining at this restaurant and my last. For the prices they charge I had high expectations for the food but was a bit disappointed. The ambiance is lovely and the wait staff was very attentive and polite. My husband and I came for our anniversary. We both got the four coarse meal and a bottle of wine. In order to get the tasting menu everyone at the table has to get it. I been to plenty of restaurants that don’t make everyone at the table do the tasting. The food was okay, my Lobster bisque was a bit salty for my taste. The beef tomahawk had a lot of fat on it. Also keep in mind this place a strict dress code. I read ahead of time so I made sure we were within dress code. There was live music playing down below which was nice and so was the view. Our bill came up to to over 500$. It's a bit over priced which is the main reason this would be our only time going.

AL
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wenn Sie sich verwöhnen lassen möchten und Ihren Geschmacksknospen neue Erkenntnisse mit einem aussergewöhnlichen Service gönnen möchten sind Sie hier genau richtig!

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HK
Hawaii
28 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With the exception of one year, my friends & I have been dining annually at La Mer since 2001. La Mer never fails. The food and its presentation is always excellent and I swear the menu gets better each year under the reign of Chef Trancher. The fish entree wrapped in daikon & the seafood carrousel appetizer were superb--both recommended by our La Mer captain, Kalena. His recommendations are not my norm and decided to step out of the box this dining experience and was so happy I did.

Now to the service--I know La Mer has a slew of new wait helps so it was a nice experience to be waited on by Kalena, one of the newer addition. The seasoned wait helps has done an exceptional job mentoring the new additions providing continuity in service excellence. La Mer--you're flawless and again thank you to Kalena, Mark & Dan for another superb dining experience and Alex (manager on duty) for always welcoming my friends & I.

E
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner immensely, especially the seafood carousel appetizer. The portions were very generous and delicious. Thanks to Lawrence and the rest of the staff for making our meal a memorable experience. A table by the beach didn’t hurt either.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from Maui for one day. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Service was so relaxed and friendly.

DG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding creative French fresh seafood and classic cuisine perfect for foodies! Outstanding wine list with wide selection of vintage including half-bottles to make creative wine-pairing a breeze even for small parties of 2 persons. Spectacular waterfront vista with gorgeous sunset views. Excellent staff. A true dining gem. Elegant (long pants and dress shirt required).

RB
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Great atmosphere, highly recommend

CS
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Outstanding atmosphere, excellent service
Good food even if the portions are quite small
Spectacular view

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

おもてなしがとても素晴らしく驚かされるばかりでした!

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Cumpleaños muy agusto!!!

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OH
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience,again. But perhaps it is time for renewal of the menues?

PG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I heard this was one of the best in Ohau. I would definitely say, I was not disappointed.
We ordered couple of drinks and focused on main course and dessert. Everything was delicious...also chef surprised us with couple of small plates.
Again an expensive place , but it was worth it. I will go again.

Thanks
Prateek

RW
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Nothing remarkable, over hyped and priced.
Limited menu, good wine list, but very expensive even for American wine.

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