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La Mer at Halekulani, Honolulu, HI

La Mer at Halekulani

4.8
4.8
2051 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.

A Credit Card is required to confirm reservations. A $125.00 per guest charge is applied for No Show Guests.

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

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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 2,051 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 Service

  • Hawaii

    Best Ambiance

  • Hawaii

    Great for fine wines

  • 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

2,051 Reviews
  1. CarenC

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding restaurant. Our second time dining there was as good as the first. Highly recommend the experience. Expensive, yes, but well worth it.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I went to this establishment and paid almost 900.00 ( Yes you read that right) for myself and my daughter to have dinner there. We read about their chef and wanted to try this restaurant as this was my daughter’s first time coming to Hawaii. The beef steak was tough, the skate steak you could not eat because it was so tough and the lobster required a steak knife to cut through it. DON’T believe the hype. This place is over rated and the food just wasn’t good. The staff inside the restaurant was AWESOME. They were very helpful. The soufflé was very good but we paid extra for that. I would not recommend this place as the menu needs improvement and the chef should be concerned about the quality of both the fish and the beef. It wasn’t five stars for me.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an incredible experience of French cuisine with Hawaiian influence, and exceptional service/hospitality. All staff went above and beyond in celebrating our recent engagement. Each course was prepared with care, and we left extremely satisfied. Thank you La Mer for our experience!!!

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  4. Tech

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First French restaurant I've been to where I didn't enjoy my food. I took my girl here for V day and we both had the 7 course option. I can't say anything positive about any of the dishes except the starter. After tip and 3 drinks it was a $900+ meal leaving us unsatisfied. That being said, the staff were outstanding and deserve all the praise for being nothing short of exceptional.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the most enlightening moments and beautiful evening we experienced in a long time. World Class service with awesome staff!

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  6. JunI

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited this restaurant on a honeymoon. The food was superb, the atmospherewas great and the service was fantastic.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and staff were top notch. Best dinner experience I’ve ever had.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was so beautiful my wife enjoyed everything about La Mer. We will go there again and again mahalo everyone that served us and the GM. Awesome.

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  9. Sadie88

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful and romantic atmosphere and the hosts were really attentive

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  10. LeeA

    New York City

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding in every way. Expensive but worth it. Do not miss.

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  11. GeorgeL

    Los Angeles

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An incredibly special and delicious experience. The setting overlooked the Pacific with gentle breezes and soft ocean views. The food and extensive wines are superb. They accommodated lactose intolerant guests easily. We enjoyed various main courses, sea bass, tenderloin with fois gras, and basil zucchini ( completely vegan). Souffle was excellent, too. Expensive, yes, but the service, ambiance, and food were world-class.

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  12. JeffC

    Portland

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our third time dining at La Mer for my friend's birthday dinner, but our last visit was nine years ago. La Mer was every bit as excellent as on our previously visits. We had the full degustation menu plus wine pairing. Every bite was superb, particularly the lobster and filet. Each of selected wines went perfectly with the appointed dish. The service was friendly and extremely professional, appearing precisely when they needed to and leaving you alone to enjoy. The restaurant was beautiful and they moved use to a table by the window overlooking the beach shortly after we were seated, making for a magical evening. It was expensive, but we were celebrating so intentionally went with the blow-out choice. You could still enjoy La Mer for a lower price with more judicious memu choices; but your palate will be well-rewarded whichever way you go. It was a transcendent dining experience!

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  13. DavidG

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The finest dining experience on Waikiki Beach. The staff really exemplify the spirit of Aloha. The Halekulani keep excellent records and my usual table year in year out is remembered and offered. This is what 5 star looks like. Thank you La Mer

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful ambiance and great food! The ocean views were stunning, and the waiters ensured everything was perfect.

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  15. NjTe

    Houston

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal, service and ambience. A must try experience for true foodies.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The selection of alcohol, marriage was excellent. The food that made full use of the characteristics of the ingredients was also wonderful. Everyone was friendly and I was able to have a fun time from the bottom of my heart. Thank you very much.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely lovely experience for our 6th anniversary. Top notch service and our food was delightful.

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  18. 916SubVet

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    OMG! Impeccable service and attention to detail, superb dining experience for my wife's milestone birthday celebration. If you appreciate exquisite fine dining, Le Mer must be on your 'to experience' list!

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  19. JHan

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my first time at La Mer and fantastic experience. Would definitely go back for special occasion.

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  20. 1234

    San Francisco

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super place for a special night out. Service was attentive without being obtrusive, ambiance was relaxing and very attractive, food was delicious and unusual with exquisite attention to detail. Wine pairing was good value for money.

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  21. Kelly

    Oxford

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and excellent service excellent wine list and a little pricey

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  22. rochestersnowbird

    Naples

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable service, food quality, and wine pairing. Highly recommended!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful experience! Food, service and the sunset view!

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  24. Eric

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the seven course tasting menu with a wine pairing. Not inexpensive, but we thought it was worth the price.

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  25. DavidF

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurant experiences we have ever had. I have eaten at La Mer before but it was a number of years ago. The service and food remain exquisite. Thank you.

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  26. Bridget

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food exceeded by attention to detail in service. Expect to spend at least $200-$250 per person. It was a lovely experience however!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A clear step above other establishments on the island.

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  28. RichN

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and presentation at La Mer at Halekulani is always going to exceed your expectations… now, put the service as a factor to your dining experience, and you’ll have another memorable experience to your journey of elegant, friendly, and welcoming fine dining in an ambience of ole Hawai’i. We have been lucky to have had Alex as our head waiter for the last several meals at La Mer for the past decade, and he is incredible, low key, approachable, and well seasoned in his profession and knowledge.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Tokyo

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    風が強く、寒かったくらいで、全てにおいて満足しました。こちらの拙い英語でもちゃんとコミュニケーションが取れました。Menu du Soirをいただき、そのうちのChilean Sea Bassの一品について伺ったところ、詳細に説明してもらい、丁寧な調理法に感心しました。また、伺いたいです。

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  30. JeffG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose the main degustation menu with wine pairings - both food and wine were excellent. The presentation and taste of the food was befitting of the setting of the restaurant, with stunning views of Diamond head and the Waikiki sunset. All in all, an exceptional experience, rating amongst the best ever dining experiences that my wife and I have enjoyed. The service was outstanding, ambience perfect - a special restaurant indeed.

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  31. ANTONIOB

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everhong was perfect and amzazing. By far the bst restaurant in in the island and not only

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  32. DamienF

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my wife here for our 3rd year anniversary and it was a wonderful experience. The service, the food, and the ambiance were exquisite! It deserves a Michelin star!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow- this place exceeded expectations for the second year in a row. The food is amazing and the service is outstanding. Tyler was a huge part of what made this dinner special. 5* stars all around

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  34. MikeM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff where outstanding, they did everything they could to make us comfortable, and the food was top chef.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding! By far the best restaurant we dined in whilst in Hawaii. Fine dining at its best. The service was impeccable, the food sublime and the surroundings absolutely gorgeous. We had the 7 course degustation menu and every dish was stunning.

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  36. YUMIK

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was the best French food I have ever tasted in my life.

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  37. AllenD

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    With no familiarity with French cuisine, I blindly put a reservation months in advance in preparation for the next anniversary trip whilst still eating at Orchid in January 2023. I was completely satisfied that this restaurant has opened my eyes to French cuisine. Each course was well timed and not rushed. This is meant to be enjoyed at a slow pace with a significant other. Fantastic place to celebrate a special occasion. First dinner of the 2024 Hawaii trip. Glad they made this second anniversary trip back to Halekulani an amazing experience to remember

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  38. CALVINC

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was probably the best dinner that my wife and I have had in over 50 years! And I am not just speaking about the best food only. It was the whole nine yards. The service was the best we've ever experienced and blew us away. The people were friendly and always available but never drawing attention to themselves. The Hawaiian music in the background was matchless. The ambience was fantastic. And obviously, the seating and the view was world class! Probably, the only distraction for me was the rock music wafting from the courtyard after the Hawaiian music was finished. I felt like it was more like being at a "dance" rather than a romantic dinner once that musician started playing. Nonetheless, my wife did not notice it all and that is all that mattered because we were celebrating her birthday. Stephen and Alex were over the top. The best I've ever seen or experienced. Indeed, the whole team was over the top! Mahalo, La Mer, for an unforgettable and best evening ever! God bless you all! Aloha!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ワイキキエリアで最高の雰囲気の食事ロケーションにて一流の味を楽しめます。ワイキキ滞在数日後など、ワイキキで定番の味に飽きたタイミングで伺うのもお勧めです。会計で不手際があり、チップを記載するペンが渡されませんでした。それ以外は満足です。

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  40. TatianaW

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb in every way, from the beautiful dining room overlooking the ocean to attentive service and delicious dishes. The restaurant is a perfect blend of tradition with subtle modern touches. We will return on our next trip to Oahu.

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FAQs

La Mer at Halekulani is rated 4.8 stars by 2051 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 8 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
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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
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