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La Mer - L'Aperitif

2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Ranked #10 of 1,918 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We had 4 perfect courses at the restaurant on a table at the window with a romantic ocean view. Probably the best course was dessert - Hawaiin Soufflé. Excellent composition. The service was nice and funny. We felt well taken care off.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

We went to the bar for a drink before dinner, we were told they had the barman who was voted "best barman in the world" so we ordered our favourite cocktail, a raspberry mojoto, had to wait 35 minutes for it to arrive as the barman only served faces he recognised! When the drinks arrived, the mojoto had no mint... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We were in Hawaii for my Mum's 70th birthday and chose La Mer for her birthday dinner. We're so glad we did as it was perfect!! The ambiance, the food, the wine list and the service were all world class fine dining with a lovely Hawaiian flavour!! She will be talking about it forever. (Note that there is a dress... More

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Phoenix, az
5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

fabulous, yet expensive fine dining. Service was top-notch, food even better. Cost over $ 100 a person, but well worth it if you want to splurge!

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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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 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
106 reviews 106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
Top Contributor
209 reviews 209 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
471 helpful votes 471 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
68 helpful votes 68 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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Additional Information about La Mer - L'Aperitif

Address: 2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number: 808-923-2311
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 40 - 250

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