About La Mer at Halekulani

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.

2199 Kalia Road
Honolulu, HI 96815
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Lewers Street

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 923-2311

Website:
http://www.halekulani.com/dining/la_mer/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet and self parking is available.

Executive Chef:
Alexandre Trancher

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Daily 5:30PM - 5:30PM

La Mer at Halekulani Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.9

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (33)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Romantic (30)
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Waterfront (29)
Special Occasion (25)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Good for a Date (20)
Tasting Menu (15)
Cozy (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Authentic (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Seasonal (4)
Live Music (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

It was awesome

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 7 days ago

オープンテーブルで2回目の予約でしたが、今回も入口の席で、普通の席以下でした。
お料理は創意工夫がされていて、サービサーも良かったのですが。

オープンテーブルでは末席に通されるのが多いのか?
それとも、オープンテーブル自体の利用履歴があまりないからそうなったのか。

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food as art. Each dish was superb and served like expertly crafted pieces of art. Many delicious flavors in each bite. The foie gras was perfectly prepared with a little Hawaiian twist. Ceviche also wonderful with subtle fennel flavor. Lovely wines by the glass. Vanilla soufflé was gorgeous and comes with 3 different flavors of sauce and cocoa nibs. Service is impeccable. Our table was looking out over the ocean, and could watch the Hawaiian singers and dance, as well as the many weddings and family celebrations. A truly incredible and magical evening.

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 (London)·Dined on November 9, 2017

If you are able, ask for Dan to be your waiter. I have dined at some very special restaurants around the world, and I have to say that Dan is the finest waiter I have ever had the pleasure of dining with. He has been at La Mer for 33 years and is a most special asset for the restaurant. Food was impeccable, ambience is old Hawaii, and priceless. Dan made the entire experience without equal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

La Mer is a high end restaurant located in the Halekulani Hotel, right on the water. At sunset, the view is fantastic! The service is top notch, as it should be for a restaurant of this caliber. The food is prepared and presented beautifully. Even from the start with three different breads, so soft and tasty. There were four of us, so we were able to sample many dishes. I am no expert, but this has to be one of the top 5-star restaurants in Honolulu. Be prepared to pay for food and service of this quality. Would I do it again? In a heartbeat.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We are so happy that we picked this restaurant while on our stay on the hawian Islands.

We traveled from Kauai to Maui to the big island and then Oahu, let me tell you this was by far the best restaurant and food during our entire stay in Hawaii period.

We had the chefs tasting menu and it was superb in every way possible, the fois Gras was out of this world good and the steak unreal flavor that will satisfy any Carnavor out there.

If at Waikiki Beach area and want a special dinner you must book this place , reservations are a must they are booked al ost every night.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful, as usual. We have been going to La Mer for a number of years and it never fails to disappoint us. It rightfully is considered the best restaurant in Hawaii. The ambiance, the food, and the service remain outstanding. Highlights included the foie gras appetizer; the various entrees (lamb, beef and fish), and two desserts (the coconut cake and the souffle). My wife said that this was one of the best meals of our lives (we have been married more than 40 years and have dined in fine restaurants around the world). We had flown over from Maui and were eating dinner at La Mer with our friends from California who had never been there before. One of them stated afterward that the experience "belonged to a bygone time". It truly does.... one feels they are in an elegant movie from the 1940s or 1950s!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food, service and atmosphere at La Mer was delightful and exceptional. The restaurant itself does not host live music, but it is situated above another restaurant that does, so you get the ambiance of live music in the background (very chic!)
My only complaint was that when we inquired about the Gustation experience, our waiters described it as being, "...for both of you", which I took to mean that the pricing for this option was based on a 'dinner for two' concept, which turned out not to be the case. I would recommend they print 'per person' on the menu next to the price to avoid such confusion in the future.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Everything was perfect for start to finish. The food was amazing, and the service was excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Have been to La Mer many times. Best meal there that I can remember-

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Waterfront, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

It was lovely. Thank you very much. You treated me very well.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Overall we had a good experience at La Mer, however, we felt that it was overpriced. The food was good, but not great.

Also, we had an issue with the bottle of wine that we ordered. I had pointed to particular bottle on the menu, and we were brought a different, more expensive bottle. Not realizing this initially, we drank the wine. The waiter was insistent that we ordered the one he gave us, and charged us accordingly. I believe he did this purposely. Also, they automatically added significant gratuity to our bill, so be aware of this.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 17, 2017

One of the best meals I’ve ever had in the US. Everything that we hadn’t was delicious

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

何かもフルコース。特別な日にオススメ。

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Beautiful view of the water with a very peaceful ambience. Service was wonderful. We opted for the degustation with wine pairing. Excellent treat.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Wonderful experience with impeccable service! They really know how how to treat guests.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Totally awesome experience, top notch service, unreal flavor. Staff was wonderful.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

ハネムーンのディナーで利用しました。
予約の時にハネムーン、日本語メニュー希望を記載したので案内もスムーズでとても雰囲気のいい窓際の席でした。
3コースを選択しましたが前菜の牡蠣とメインの子羊がとても美味しかったです。
ワインを悩んでいたら料理に合うものをすぐにセレクトしてくれたり写真も撮ってくれたりとサービスも一流でした!
ぜひハワイに行った際はまた行きたいです。

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

We went for the degustation menu which was lovely. We were unable to finish the last course. It was our 30th wedding anniversary and we wanted something special and we were not disappointed.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The view from the seat was so nice and the taste of the dishes were all satisfactory.
The service spirit of the waiter was also wonderful, I think that the service of this restaurant was perfect.
We spent a wonderful time at la mer.

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Wonderful service. Pat and Chris took very good care of us. Had the tasting menu, a little expensive, but what a wonderful experience and the food was wonderful.

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

ハネムーン最後の夜に伺いました。
雰囲気はとてもロマンチックで、お料理もお酒も美味しく、嬉しい驚きがたくさんでした。
サービスも素敵で、帰ってきてからも幸せな時間を過ごせました。

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

It was our second visit since a very long time. The food and service was splendid as we remembered. Will definitely go again when visiting Honolulu.

Tags: Waterfront, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 24, 2017

My birthday was so special. They served a red rose with each martini. The food and service were awesome. If I could eat here once a year, I would be so happy!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Aloha everywhere at Le Mer! The meal, the drink, the staff, the setting...all contribute to the best night on the island! Thanks Mark, Dan and staff for making our experience unforgettably, perfectly, Aloha! Mahalo!

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had a fantastic dining experience here. Wait staff was super attentive and even though we did not get the prime window spot facing diamond head at first, we were promptly offered the opportunity to move when it became available. The chefs menu was also nicely created with a fine balance of my favorite shellfish, foie, cheeses, sweets, and meats. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to celebrate a special occasion or fine dining experience out in the islands.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Excellent restaurant, everything was beyond expectations!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 14, 2017

If you enjoy fine French food, this is probably the best option available in Waikiki. The food is exceptional, although portions are small. The wine list is excellent, too, with a good selection of French as well as New World options. The restaurant is waterfront, but it is not noisy at all so it is the perfect spot for a quiet romantic dinner.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

A welcome was handed down from the correspondence of the reception fantastically.It was very delicious for delicate taste.It was made one one carefully, and a feeling came.Each staff called out to you and was able to be relaxed very much.I want to go by all means in the next year that was the best restaurant full of the dignity.

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Music, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Our special occasion was our last night in Honolulu and we wanted to revisit La Mer from several years previous. We arrived early and asked for an ocean front seating, which did not disappoint.
Our friendly wait staff, both long time employees, treated us royally. From the specialty cocktails until the last few bites of dessert, we felt well taken care of. The restaurant offers a tasting menu or a 3 course meal from any where on the menu, just one of the items has to be dessert. This suited our appetites so we chose scallop carpaccio and foie gras for our appetizers and local abalone and filet mignon for our mains. The abalone had a texture like giant clam, geoduck, a bit chewy but in a tasty prosciutto cream and foam. Foie gras showed up with the
filet too. Our desserts were a cheese board - choose as much as you want - and a vanilla souffle. Both desserts were a wonderful play off each other.
We chose our own Oregon pinot noir, not the pairings, plus port and calvados with the sweets.
We really love this restaurant, wish we could come back more often, but we'd have to win the lottery.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Having been to France and dining in the big cities from Los Angeles to New York it was an excellent dining experience from appetizers, to main course, to dessert. Although we didn't have any, they had a very large wine selection. We stuck to the cocktails and they were well presented and very good. Service was top notch, accommodating, and very professional. Highly recommend for a birthday or anniversary, you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Outstanding service at an outstanding restaurant. Be prepared to spend some money.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

perfect!
We are french, and we know everything that was cooked, it was so better than we can hope... thank you

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The best restaurant in Hawaii!!!!

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

料理も美味しく、接客も素晴らしかった。

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·Dined on August 24, 2017

I love most restrunt
Describe outstanding dishes, beverages or service experiences

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Great foods with nice liquors!
Good Service and quiet place.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

A truly unique gastronomic experience. Seven courses, 6 wines paired perfectly. Some dishes brought questions. . .how did he do that? How did he (chef) think of this. Amazing.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Expensive! Atmosphere outstanding! Service tops! Food presentation excellent!

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Wonderful cocktails and food, amazing service, beautiful restaurant and views!!!

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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