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La Mer - L'Aperitif

2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Ranked #6 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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266 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Mexico City
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203 reviews 203 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
462 helpful votes 462 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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345 reviews 345 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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
26 helpful votes 26 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

fantastic experience and worth the price. Table overlooking ocean, service phenomenal, menu fantastic, food delicious - we couldn't fault any course Best restaurant experience I have had so far

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Ewa Beach Hawaii
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Located in the Halekulani Hotel, this French (deep breathe...) 5 Diamond, AAA, 5 star, Forbes travel guide recognized restaurant is quite a dining experience. Expect the best and you won't be disappointed. Atmosphere is quite and romantic. The service is top notch and the food is amazing. We had a four course special for Valentine’s Day and everything was wonderful.... More

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New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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