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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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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, 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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  • 254
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 12
    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
An experience not to forget

I was fortunate to celebrate my 30th birthday at La Mer after many recommendations of where to have my dinner. On arrival I realised the setting was perfect sitting at a table by an open verandah as the sun sets over the ocean and waves crash against the promenade. This is what I had travelled to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Gareth M
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I was fortunate to celebrate my 30th birthday at La Mer after many recommendations of where to have my dinner. On arrival I realised the setting was perfect sitting at a table by an open verandah as the sun sets over the ocean and waves crash against the promenade. This is what I had travelled to Hawaii for. The degustation... More 

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Coronado, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

La Mer did not disappoint! A beautiful view of Waikiki and Diamondhead made for a very romantic setting on the fourth of July. The service was truly exceptional, worthy of its highly rated status. There were no complaints from the entire experience. The only thing keeping from a five-dot rating is the value. Neither of us can recall what we... More 

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SLO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My wife and I had a wonderful, romantic meal at La Mer. Service is with out compare. Food is fantastic. We had the tasting menu. 12 or 13 courses later we went back to our room, fully sated and in awe of the food, service, and atmosphere.

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Hamilton, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Service was impeccable. Nice view. I didn't enjoy watching people swimming and screaming just below our location. The sunset was out of our viewing range even though we sat overlooking the ocean. The tasting menu was unimpressive. It lacked originality and taste.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great experience and evening with my wife. Henry the bartender was great and certainly made our evening all the better. Would certainly recommend to others. Just a reminder to dress appropriately.. Collared shirts for males and evening attire for females. If you're spending $$$$..dress up!

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Honolulu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Hands down the best all over restraunt experience. Atmosphere , taste,quality and presentation , and staff are all amazing. Personnally think that everyone should at least experience it once.

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North Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The atmosphere and service, let alone the food was some of the best ever experienced. The view right on the beach at Waikiki is outstanding. You do not want for a thing at this restaurant. You are made feel extremely special.

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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My and my new wife came to La Mer last year on June 25th after our marriage earlier in the day. By then we were exhausted and tired but we wanted to celebrate our day with a great meal. We were served the most excuisite cocktails in the bar and were then showed to our table. When the starter came... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A beautiful room in the heart of the hotel. Service is flawless and not hovering. Dishes are beautifully presented. Over all a lovely way to celebrate with friends in a luxe setting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

When you make the reservation, they remind you that they require either a coat or long sleeve shirt for diner. That is a downer in Honolulu but your mistake if you do not go and enjoy the show and the food. The presentation, the service, and the taste explosion are the some of the best that I have encountered. So... 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 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
Average Prices: USD 40 - 250
Cuisine: French, Hawaiian

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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: Special occasions, Romantic

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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