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) #133 of 1,917 Restaurants in Honolulu $$$$ American, Seafood,
5000 Kahala Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-5411
+1 808-739-8760
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good19%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“musubi” (11 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
5000 Kahala Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-5411
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ate here our first night on the island. Frank our waiter was really friendly and made us feel right at home. Everything he suggested was superb. The views from the table were great. It was quite loud in the restaurant and made talking difficult. I...More

Thank momoftwo30
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The Sunday brunch at Hoku's is fantastic. We have been to Hoku's for dinner many times, usually a tradition every time we visit and stay at the Kahala. However we have been told by the locals (friends who live in Honolulu) that the Sunday brunch...More

1  Thank MillionsRoadWarrior
Kahala_Resort_Hawaii, Manager at Hoku's, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Hi. Glad you enjoyed your visit to Hoku's. Just to clarify, the dress code is slightly more casual for brunch. Hoku's brunch attire is "casual resort" wear, shoes or dressy sandals are allowed. Swim wear, tank-top style t-shirts and athletic wear are not allowed. For...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

With million dollar beach views, high-quality food and outstanding service coming to Hoku's is always a very pleasurable experience. The buffet has a wide selection of seafood (crab legs, lobster, oysters, etc.), sushi, carving station items, breakfast selections, and desserts. The complimentary champagne and fruit/vegetable...More

Thank hawaiigirlonthego
Kahala_Resort_Hawaii, Manager at Hoku's, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience publicly. Mahalo.

Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Dined there tonight for our 2nd anniversary. Service was top notch. Friendly as one would expect from a highly rated restaurant- but it went beyond that level as we shared stories about our families and lives. Plus they were attentive without being overbearing. View of...More

Thank SMan46
Kahala_Resort_Hawaii, Manager at Hoku's, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thank you for sharing your special day (and evening) with us. Our chefs work hard at their craft and we are pleased that you have noted such. Mahalo!

Reviewed 8 March 2017

Hoku's, I believe is the 2nd best brunch restaurant on the island. I feel Halekulani surpasses Hoku's with a wider selection of food/desserts and unrivaled service. The service is very good at Hoku's however it is a step ahead at Halekulani's. Example, At Halekulani's when...More

Thank Gary P
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Our amuse bouche was BBQ salmon that was very good. Then both my wife and I had tempura prawn, avocado, and aspargus which was good, but the batter was too heavy. Then we had lightly macadamia encrusted onauga, which was quite good. Dessert was an...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Beautiful setting for dinner. My husband and I shared two of the classics which were outstanding: Hoku's ahi poke musubi which was cut into quarters for easy sharing and the crisp wok fried prawns with ginger rice. We enjoyed it so much we can came...More

Thank AudreyLsreview
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We went for an early Valentine's dinner. We live less than 5 minutes away and had not eaten here yet. We were pleasantly surprised. I had the Degustation Menu and my husband had the Prefix Menu and we shared. It was many amazing courses over...More

1  Thank sethsage
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Hoku's is a must do in Honolulu. It's so nice, we dined there twice during our stay at the Kahala. Fantastic, innovative and fresh cuisine. Great wine list, and impeccable service. Mr. Mikio Tomioka and his team deliver a world class dining experience. A special...More

1  Thank Vinceonthemove
Reviewed 14 February 2017

So I was here for my honeymoon, and it was surely a dinner to remember. The restaurant was quiet, so it definitely felt like an intimate setting. The views were stunning, but what really stood out was the service. Our server was so informative and...More

Thank ballineagle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$75
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5000 Kahala Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-5411
    (Kahala Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-739-8760
  • E-mail
Hoku's at The Kahala Hotel & Resort is heralded for its innovative fusion fare which melds Hawaiian, Asian, Mediterranean and European flavors. The restaurant's twist on contemporary Island cuisine ensures that it is consistently ranked as one of Hawaii's best restaurants. Hoku's has a breathtaking beach-side setting with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean from every table in the multi-level dining room. Also competing for guest's attention is the open kitchen featuring fiery hot woks, a kiawe wood grill, and tandoori and wood-burning ovens.
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