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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 good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“foie gras” (25 reviews)
“seven courses” (5 reviews)
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I dined with an associate from New York; he stated it was one of the finest dining experiences he’s ever had. I concur! Foie gras paired with Sauternes was unbelievable start. Steamed oysters with red pepper gellee and cream was unusual combo that worked well...More

1  Thank hutsfdl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3rd time eating here in 20yrs and still this place defines fine dining. Small place with most tables full and they make you feel as if you’re the only people that matter. Food is spot on and impeccable service. I’m always a little shocked at...More

Thank dahler
Reviewed 15 April 2018

My husband and I went for a very special occasion: our honeymoon, his birthday, and Christmas Day. The service was impeccable, absolutely what you would expect for a 4-star equivalent dining experience. Even seated away from the balcony we had a beautiful view of the...More

1  Thank Vanessa B
Reviewed 8 April 2018

This beautiful restrauant was chosen by our friends for our first night in Waikiki and we had a fantastic evening. Great food and service, beautiful atmosphere and fabulous table all added up to a fantastic night.

Thank Neville H
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

This was a true special culinary splurge worth doing. A month in advance, I asked for and received received an idyllic sunset table overlooking the ocean. 5:30pm was the perfect time to arrive. Wife and I thoroughly enjoyed and raved about our 7 course degustation...More

Thank wheelchairkitty
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Fantastic views of Diamond Head and the ocean! came here for a special occasion and it did not disappoint. Servers all know your name all, anticipate each move. beautiful french wines on the standard paring menu, no need to upgrade to the more expensive one,...More

Thank HyrumGray
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We went to La mer for my mother's 80th birthday. The restaurant is beautifully decorated. The service, the food and the sunset were all very memorable. My mother was overjoyed with her experience there. Highly recommend!

Thank Ahu2014
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Location is prime, service is great, and food remarquable. A special dinner it was, I had lamb (excellent), Tammy had Duck fillet (cooked perfectly to her liking and request). The souffle desert was a special treat (Excellent, well done chef!). Seared foie gras to start,...More

Thank Herve B
Reviewed 7 March 2018

This is the only place to eat seafood in the Pacific, our reservation was for 7 pm. We first watched the sunset from the property then was seated with the failing light of the sun. The seating is spacious and every table has a spectacular...More

Thank Halfkine
Reviewed 3 March 2018

If you are looking for a fie dining experience, La Mer is the absolute best. We enjoyed the course menu with wine pairing and truly enjoyed each presentation. The attention to detail and service is 5star! We were a.so celebrating a birthday day and special...More

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12 December 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
30 October 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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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