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La Mer - L'Aperitif

2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Ranked #8 of 1,920 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $40 - $250
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Lewers Street
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.
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
San Clemente, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Very impressive wine list and the food was exceptional. Service was impeccable. Had a great evening!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

An amazing beautiful restaurant and the best service on the island. The chef provides gorgeous plating and first class foods. And the service is impeccable. Expensive but worth the money!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had the family gathering for our anniversary in San Francisco 2 weeks before the actual date. When we wanted a place for the two of us to celebrate our anniversary on the actual date back home in Honolulu, we immediately chose La Mer. We were not disappointed. First, the view is spectacular. The service was nothing short of outstanding.... More

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New York City, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The food is as good as it gets, absolutely fabulous. The meats (duck and beef) melted in our mouths. All courses were amazing. Service was white glove. We had a table right at the window and a view of the pacific at sunset. Two cons: 1- expensive, 2- they do not mention their dress code - my husband arrived in... More

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Mexico City
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207 reviews 207 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
472 helpful votes 472 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had dinner here on August 18 and selected the full tasting menu with wine pairings. What a treat and a memorable evening. Impeccable service, creative food, interesting wine pairings and it ends with a dessert that absolutely blew my mind. Worth every penny of it. I especially liked the special attention to detail of every member of the staff.... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My husband and I dined at La Mer recently. We were impressed from the moment we walked into the room - beautiful decor the type of restaurant where there is no bad seat and the room carried a nice breeze. We were seated and there was a little stool for my bag! I've never been to a restaurant that has... More

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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352 reviews 352 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary at La Mer. The restaurant is very elegant. The service was exquisite. We had 3-4 waiters take care of tonight. Very polished staff. Our table overlooked the ocean and some palm trees. Our food was traditional French. The appetizers and entrées were amazing. The presentation was beautiful. The wine menu was extensive. This was... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We finally made it to this restaurant and it was absolutely amazing!! Service was wonderful and the food was delicious!! I had the 3 course dinner and it was more than enough! My main entree was the abalone, cooked to perfection! We made it in time to watch the sunset but the next time, we will start earlier, about 7... More

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The food and view are just stunning here. Book in advanced to get a table on the balcony with the view

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

5 Star, % Diamond experience all the way!! the staff welcome you by name and say Congratulations on your wedding. The ambience is world class!! The wave crash just below and the food is other worldly!

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