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La Mer - L'Aperitif

2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
808-923-2311
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Ranked #9 of 1,912 restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $250
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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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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
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New York
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A beautiful restaurant serving exceptional food with excellent service? It is a rare find, but it is here at La Mer. Everything we ordered was outstanding. When we arrived we were told that there would be a band playing that night in the courtyard. As it turned out a well known Hawaiian band who played some of the best Hawaiian... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Superb dinner here. The equal of great continental restaurants. Perfect service. Perfect food. A glorious wine list. A really great dinner all round.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a fantastic restaurant! I really enjoyed the food and wine selection. If you ask for a table next to the window you can see the beach and the view is absolutely stunning and adds to the restaurant experience.

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Westlake Village, California
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This restaurant is beautiful and romantic. The food, wine list and service are exquisite. Definitely, one of our very favorite restaurants in Honolulu. The staff is so kind and professional. They made sure we had a lovely table overlooking the ocean. We recently celebrated my husband's birthday at La Mer and they made sure the evening was absolutely perfect. Highly... More

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Portage, Michigan
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85 reviews 85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience last night at La Mer. This has long been our favorite restaurant in the world and we were excited to share this with our teen daughters. The service was first class. We have always joked that the staff knows you have to go to the bathroom before you do and are there to pull... More

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

First Picture varying shades of lavender and burnt orange hues in sunset, framed by neatly trimmed coconut trees with rolling ocean as background. This is your view if you get the ocean side table although ocean viewable from all tables. We were fortunate to have Alvin as our captain-waitperson whose 30+ years of experience at the Halekalani was evident. He... More

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Sarasota
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84 reviews 84 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

This is an elegant French restaurant in the the exquisitely beautiful Halekulani Hotel overlooking Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head. A full moon and three piece Hawaiian Ensemble playing traditional music on the patio below set the scene for what should have been a perfect evening. Upon receiving the wine list, my husband who traditionally orders a grand cru St. Emilion... More

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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We ate at La Mer our last night. We a wonderful dining experience from start to finish. The restaurant is really pricey but well worth the splurge.

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Melbourne, Australia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We had considered La Mer before our last visit to Hawaii but the thought of bringing a jacket with me just for one night was a bit off-putting. This time, I decided that it was probably worth doing so we made a reservation for a Tuesday (6.30pm given the time anticipated to enjoy a 7-course menu - or 10 if... More

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Visalia, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

10-course meal with wine pairing!! Took a few hours to complete!! Food was excellent, as well as the waiter. Enjoyable experience with the sounds of Waikiki beach in background..Just beautiful!

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