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La Mer - L'Aperitif

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2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Lewers Street)
808-923-2311
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: La Mer is far more than a restaurant, it’s a degustation destination...
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. Indigenous ingredients are uniquely blended in masterful dishes inspired by flavors from the south of France to produce an unsurpassed dining experience. An award-winning wine list is available to complement the perfect dining experience. Jacket or long sleeve dress shirt, slacks and dress shoes are required for men. As an elegant fine dining restaurant, La Mer restricts patrons to adults and children 8 years or older.
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  • 236
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  • 50
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
The Best of the best place for marriage proposal and Romantic Dinner

I do my marriage proposal to my girlfriend in this restaurant. I did mention that I would like to do proposal to my girlfriend in their restaurant, and they treat the entire night with romantic mode. WOW, speechless, just speechless. The waiter who serves us that night, his name is Dan, special... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
CaptainALK
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I do my marriage proposal to my girlfriend in this restaurant. I did mention that I would like to do proposal to my girlfriend in their restaurant, and they treat the entire night with romantic mode. WOW, speechless, just speechless. The waiter who serves us that night, his name is Dan, special appreciation to him too. All dishes are perfectly... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I've never experienced such degredation in my adult life. 3 of us walked around the Halekulani and wanted to just look at the Aperitif bar. 2 were in shorts and 1 in jeans and we weren't planning to dine, just walk around and maybe grab a drink at the lounge. The manager Steven offered to show us the la mer... More 

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Toronto
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177 reviews 177 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is not your typical restaurant. In fact, apart take away the incredible ocean view, and you could be in one of Paris' fine restaurants .. and have people that speak English to boot! There is an option between a fixed meal (7 courses), or choose your own multiple course meal. Each dish was prepared and presented with the utmost... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Everything comes with a price. Awesome scenic, perfect service, excellent tasty food. For all of that dont expect having a cheap dinner. It worths the money invested. It is a great option for a special occasion. I will return when i get back to Honolulu for sure.

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Melbourne
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206 reviews 206 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is a really beautiful French 5 Star restaurant oceanfront at the Halekulani on Waikiki Beach. It's upstairs, oceanfront, open air, with many roses everywhere and candle-lit which makes for a very romantic evening. The team made us feel very special and the service was outstanding. Sitting at an ocean view table is magic. We had some exotic cocktails and... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Me and my husband had a lovely night at this place, next to the window. We had the tasting menu which was incredible. Staff is very friendly. A little bit pricey but worth it! Be aware of the dress code!

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Tokyo, Japan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Good buffet with ocean view and breeze. Price is a little bit higher than other ocean view hotels. But service is much better than others.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A French 5 Star Restaurant oceanfront at the Halekulani on Waikiki beach. Not your typical hotel restaurant. From the walk through the beautifully appointed hotel to the upstairs oceanfront, open air candle lit restaurant you know you are there for a very special evening. You are made to feel very special and the service here is impeccable. We made reservations... More 

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Santa Rosa, CA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Celebrated a wedding anniversary dinner here for all the right reasons --. have dined here before; the view at sunset; the reputation; the special qualities of the staff; the attention to detail. Went big and ordered the "Degustation Menu". Meal went way too long - 3 hours (don't tell me how fashionably "European" this was), evoking more than one apology... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

La Mer is truly one of the best restaurants we have visited. The attention to detail, the attentive staff, the beyond excellent food and the gorgeous view are beyond compare. This is really our all time favorite restaurant on Oahu. We like sitting on the Diamond Head side, that way we can watch the live entertainment in the garden below.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
    (Lewers Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: 808-923-2311

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 250
  • Cuisine: French, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions

Description

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. Indigenous ingredients are uniquely blended in masterful dishes inspired by flavors from the south of France to produce an unsurpassed dining experience. An award-winning wine list is available to complement the perfect dining experience. Jacket or long sleeve dress shirt, slacks and dress shoes are required for men. As an elegant fine dining restaurant, La Mer restricts patrons to adults and children 8 years or older.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?