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La Mer - L'Aperitif

2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Ranked #9 of 1,917 restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $250
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Restaurant details
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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259 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
Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
Top Contributor
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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
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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