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La Mer - L'Aperitif

2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
+1 808-923-2311
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good13%
  • Average7%
  • 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 4 days ago

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

1  Thank WinstonWaikiki
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Gerryvale L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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
Reviewed August 6, 2018

If your looking for a long luxuries meal in a beautiful setting this is the one for you. Each course was delivered quietly and efficiently all very professional.

Thank AlisonW909
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Had a very relaxing evening here. We were staying in the hotel and sat for hours while we were served course after course. The food was delicious and service was great. Our glasses were always topped up without us even realising.

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

It’s not the best that I’ve had. If you’re stuck on the island of Honolulu, then you may think it’s the best you’ve ever had. If you get the chance to ever make it off the island and you want authentic amazing French fine dining...More

1  Thank GrandMasterOfTravel
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Maybe it was a bad night but we did the full tasting menu with premium wine pairing and it was not as good as I felt it should have been based on reviews. The food was very pretty and good but not as outstanding as...More

2  Thank kimwhitney100
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

We came to La Mer for dinner while on our honeymoon. The food and service were outstanding. The staff were very attentive to detail and were incredibly accommodating. Highly recommend!

1  Thank melissa_anne87
Reviewed July 16, 2018

If you value fine dining and service the way service should be then this is the bar and restaurant for you. Some people may not like the formality, which I admit is ironic given its location in Waikiki, but it's a freshening change from the...More

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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, Romantic, View
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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