Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Hawaii
  4. Oahu
  5. Waikiki
La Mer at Halekulani, Honolulu, HI

La Mer at Halekulani

4.8
4.8
1767 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.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–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 1,767 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
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Best Overall

  • Hawaii

    Best Service

  • Hawaii

    Best Ambiance

  • Hawaii

    Romantic

  • Hawaii

    Good for special occasions

  • Oahu

    Best Overall

  • Oahu

    Best Service

  • Oahu

    Best Ambiance

  • Oahu

    Great for fine wines

  • Oahu

    Romantic

  • Oahu

    Good for special occasions

Sort by

Filters

  1. M

    Marie04

    New York Area

    123 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    123 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There aren’t enough superlatives to describe an evening at La Mer. Given its location at the Halekulani Hotel, one expects the same design details to reflect the quality and comfort of the world class hotel - both are seamless experiences. The restaurant makes every diner feel special and welcome. The calm, illuminated waves on the Pacific are the perfect backdrop for the food that follows. La Mer offers several dining options: 4- course, 7 course,a la carte, and vegetarian. Substitutions are offered without any hesitation. Every course is unique, garnished intricately with local ingredients that meld deliciously. Our server and every member of his team understand food, and they answered my unending questions cheerfully. This was a perfect evening, but sadly it’s too far from NY to become a habit.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    Foods were not as good as before. Very disappointed.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Mer was everything you can expect from the top restaurant on the island. We had the 7 plate dinner, with the wine pairing and whetting was perfect. The staff was incredibly kind and helpful. Really was a perfect dinner and a great way to celebrate our family.
  4. SB

    SheenaBeenaH

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very expensive but worth the money. Had the four course meal with wine parring. The wine paring made the meal. 2nd course fish was not seasoned well and the veggie spears had no seasonings. But overall great experience & amazing service
  5. MB

    MarkB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a memorable evening thanks to the wonderful and attentive staff. Food was incredible! We were seated with a beautiful view of Diamond Head. They made a special occasion wonderful!
  6. KA

    KANAMI

    Kanagawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ハネムーンの最後のディナーで利用させていただきました。お料理はもちろん、接客も素晴らしく、ハネムーンのお祝いもしていただきとても嬉しかったです。ありがとうございました。
  7. j

    juliag

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Overall quite disappointing- was looking forward to this extravagant and creative place and FOR DINING WITH THE OCEAN VIEW as it promote itself. Yet I was seated to face the bar bottle instead of ocean and had listen to the drunk conversations in the bar the whole evening. The meal coast as it would be a hot broadway show or opera- but if your seats with an obstructed view or bad sound you don’t pay the premium price of the front seats for the same performance- and in this place they expect you to, fitting as many seats as possible and charging for premium experience. Hospitality could be improved too - the front host Sabrina welcomed me as I came to to dr appointment, and was clearly distracted with some other business. Can’t subtract more point for food as it was really tasty and creative, with superb execution. Won’t come back - and won’t recommend.
  8. CD

    CarlD

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Per Cindy, my wife,when I showed her this survey: "Oh my god!" We were looking for a Michelin-star type restaurant, and La Mer fit the bill perfectly. Everything was just wonderful, especially the chef's tasting menu, which went on and on with a series of superb courses. Carl D.
  9. JL

    JimL

    Minneapolis

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very attentive wait staff. Beautiful room and view. An issue with one of the dishes was quickly resolved.
  10. D

    Darrell

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great overall experience.
  11. JL

    JimL

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible! The food had tremendous creative excellence with presentations that were off the chart fabulous. And, the service and attention was outstanding! Not for the faint of heart as far as price, but worth the overall experience.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening for our anniversary celebration. Gorgeous view of sunset over the ocean, gentle breeze, outstanding food and superb service. Celebrated 3 anniversaries here! Romantic beyond words.
  13. W

    Will

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food and service while listening to the breaking waves below.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    World class dining; impeccable service; beautiful creative courses beyond Michelin chef grade.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a delicious and thoughtfully prepared classic French meal in a beautiful environment with impeccable service. We really loved the incorporation of Hawaiian flavours into the French cuisine.
  16. CK

    CynthiaK

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was outstanding in every way. The setting is spectacular. The staff is attentive and anxious to meet every request. The menu selections are interesting, and the food superb.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and cuisine ! Unbelievably delicious . We will back !
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far one of the best dining experiences. Had the 7 course menu and everything was absolutely delicious, and the wine parings were amazing as well!
  19. C

    Cristina

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Food are very good,just SO high price
  20. H

    Host

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family Christmas
  21. JY

    JYYY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    best french in many years!! the atmosphere was also amazing
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best time at La Mer. It was 4 of us, we all got the 7 course menu, as well as the wine pairing. I have a lobster allergy and the staff was more than accommodating. Every single course was DELICIOUS. I love foie gras, and was so excited that it was on the menu. There is also a vegan menu. I will say, it was an expensive experience. We won’t be going back soon, but absolutely look forward to trying it again in the future! For us, it’s maybe a once every 3-5 years kind of thing, for a special occasion. As we were leaving, we were informed there is also bar service, so maybe we can pop in for a drink and dessert a little sooner!!
  23. M

    Micky

    Tokyo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    期待通りの素晴らしい体験でした。
  24. BT

    BTS32

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    結婚記念日に、4度目3年ぶりの来訪でした。 クリスマスシーズンだからかもしれませんが、メニューの価格が事前にHPで見たものより少し上がっており、メニュー内容も異なりました。 デグスタシオンコースをお願いし、美しいサンセットビューを眺めながら3時間のディナーを堪能しました。
  25. M

    Maddy

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    This was a very nice restaurant for a special occasion. The servers were wonderful and even offered to move our table closer to the view once another table had finished. We did the 4 course meal with wine pairing. The food was delicious, but I think the wine pairing was the highlight of the meal and was worth the $90 supplement (as any bottle we chose would have been close to that price and probably not as good). However, beware this will be a >$700 bill even for two people if you get a cocktail or glass of champagne to start.
  26. KI

    KeithI

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Old school French restaurant. Food off the charts. One of the great wine lists I have seen. Big selection of half bottles which is rarely seen today. Service impeccable.
  27. C

    Chloe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional dinner with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and Diamond Head. The restaurant is decorated with a timeless old-fashioned elegance and feels very intimate. Unforgettable service, great attention to detail and a very personalized experience. Fresh ingredients and elaborated menus with rare products. I highly recommend La Mer!
  28. K

    Kawika

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Worthy of a splurge for a special occasion. It’s expensive. Food amazing, each course presentation was a work of art. Gorgeous setting, request an oceanfront table. Multiple servers can be intimidating but you don’t have to order caviar or high priced wine - most people don’t. Menu is confusing. 2 prix fixe tasting menus offered - one 4 courses ($190) and one 7 courses ($250). Each item has a separate a la carte price listed. Ask server for help. We ordered the smaller prix fixe menu and it was filling and delicious. Hope you have a chance to experience.
  29. SD

    StevenD

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We selected La Mer to celebrate our 38th anniversary. For us this was an extraordinary splurge. I had researched the reviews, the menu, the sunset timing and we arrived a little on the hungry side. We walked in with understandably high expectations and in almost every respect La Mer did not disappoint. We both selected the 7 course degustation menu with a glass of champagne and a Rhone red wine. Fine food exceptional service and a near perfect setting made this a lifetime experience for us lasting nearly three hours. My only minor gripe involves the glass of ice water. We declined bottled water and perhaps that is on us but at North of $700 the less than desirable tap water should have been filtered.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a really nice dinner. We decided to do the tasting meal and got full halfway through. If we come back we will just order a main meal. The soufflé was Devine, This is our first fancy meal ever: would do it again,
  31. n

    nordster

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is a total experience. Presentation and portions are perfect. Please keep this experience open.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing on every level. Service was perfection.
  33. JG

    JayshreeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary on Dec 1, 2022. We knew it was going to an expensive dinner but we wanted to do something memorable for our special occasion. Loved the special attention and thoughtful gestures by entire staff. My cocktail came decorated with a red rose ! We selected the four course main meal, each dish was explained well and prepared with a lot of attention to detail and effort. We had some food restrictions and those were substituted with other similar options. We have dined in several upscale restaurants before as well but this our first in a Michelin/ Forbes 5 star and a French one. It was indeed an amazing experience. Thank you for making our evening special by offering to take pics for us without asking and sending us home with chocolate bags for each of us. This would remain as one of our most favourite and elegant dining experience !
  34. DC

    DanielleC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An experience to remember.
  35. CM

    CharlesM

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    30th wedding anniversary celebration. Very nice evening.
  36. k

    krgeats

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the highlights of our journey to Honolulu! The food and ambience we're exquisite and the service beyond exceptional! This extraordinary restaurant provided much more than a delectable meal, it gives you and your company an unforgettable experience that will remain in your heart and mind!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Without a doubt if on the mainland Le Mer would give other restaurants a run for their money for 3 Michelin stars. This is my second dinner here and both were exquisite and elegant without being pretentious
  38. t

    tddiner

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular meal, and also very beautiful to see.
  39. J

    Junshu

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, food, and View!
  40. b

    bondman

    Hawaii

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food with great presentation and top notch service. Expensive but well worth it.

FAQs

La Mer at Halekulani is rated 4.8 stars by 1767 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 19 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 Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • 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

  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
Copyright © 2023 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo