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La Mer - L'Aperitif

2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
+1 808-923-2311
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
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Reviewed yesterday

The service and food were top notch. Not cheap but go for the experience of true fine dinning. Had the three course with Filet which was so good. You will not leave hungry. A great way to celebrate my wife's birthday.

Thank Barry G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The setting is beautiful with open windows looking out to the sea with an unusual ? Asian rather than European decor. Servers were exemplary in attentiveness and explaining every dish. The 7 course degustation menu was excellent but probably a little too much unless you...More

1  Thank Wrx8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for a celebratory occasion and had very pleasant and satisfactory dining experience. Yes, it was pricey, but not only food, but also atmosphere, view, service... pretty much every aspect of the place was top notch.

Thank leejho
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First, I love good food. I hate food that is overpriced and mediocre. I dont mind paying for good food, good service, and a good view or decor. La Mer checked all of the boxes for me. Chip was our waiter, he was attentive and...More

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Yes it was pricey, and the meal went on for 3 and a half hours, but BOY IT WAS WORTH IT!!! i was visiting Honolulu and celebrating my Aunt's retirement and Birthday. We went on Tuesday so it wasn't crowded. They didn't rush us, and...More

1  Thank lynnmkk
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Went there for a special anniversary celebration and was warmly welcomed and seated at a open air window table. The view of Diamond Head and Waikiki beach were fantastic! This restaurant is Hawaii's only AAA-Five Diamond and Forbes 5-star restaurant. Kent and Martin were are...More

2  Thank redevvl
Reviewed September 18, 2018

La Mer is rated 5 diamond restaurant, only two exists in the State of Hawaii, the other one doesn't have an ocean view. This is the best fine dining restaurant in all of Hawaii, and one of the top fine dining restaurants in the world....More

2  Thank WinstonWaikiki
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Alain Ducasse once said, “Food is one part of the dining experience. The mood, the atmosphere, the music, the feeling, the design, the harmony between what you have on the plate and what surrounds the plate count as well.” Our dining experience here at La...More

2  Thank Gerryvale L
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Best fancy food that we had in Hawaii; approachable and effective service, especially with respect to wine pairings. Would go back.

1  Thank robinar561
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

If you like French cuisine on a Polynesian Island, this is a good choice. A warm welcome combined with well timed service makes you at ease in front of palm trees and the ocean breeze. Professional attendance to your menu choices and a expensive but...More

1  Thank GCM_FL
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August 26, 2018|
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Response from Vanessa B | Reviewed this property |
Directly from La Mer's reservation service: "Elegant evening attire for women; dinner jackets or dress shirts, dress slacks and shoes for gentlemen."
December 11, 2015|
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Response from Hawaii-Biker | Reviewed this property |
The menus include several courses, but you can choose what you want for each course. At present, the cost is $110 for 3 courses and $145 for 4. Check their website for current menus and prices. Wine and cocktails are not... More
Wayne M
October 30, 2015|
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Response from halekulanidos | Property representative |
Good Afternoon, Thank you very much for writing to us. There are certainly a few options we can suggest in order to make your day a very special one. Can I ask you to reach out to us with your email address so we may be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$250
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
    (Lewers Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-923-2311
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Award-winning restaurant featuring exquisite Neoclassic French cuisine, oceanfront views. Hawaii’s longest-running AAA Five Diamond restaurant, since 1990, and the only restaurant in Hawaii to be awarded a Five-Star designation by Forbes Travel Guide. Recognized as the finest restaurant in Honolulu, La Mer captures the elegance and romance of Halekulani. Its internationally acclaimed menu features local, tropical ingredients in dishes inspired by flavors from France. Elegant evening attire for women. Dinner jackets or dress shirts, dress slacks and shoes for gentlemen. Reservations recommended. Open daily from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. As an elegant fine dining restaurant, La Mer restricts patrons to adults and children 8 years or older.
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