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Hoku's

5000 Kahala Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-5411
808-739-8780
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Ranked #237 of 1,921 Restaurants in Honolulu
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Price range: $31 - $75
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Cuisines: Asian, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Kahala Avenue
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English first
NJ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Just average restaurant. Food was ok, not in the same class as some of the other nicer restaurants in Waikiki. Even though dress code says trousers for men, it was not strictly enforced. We saw some in shorts. Just drive or take a cab for much better choices a few miles outside.

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Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The service was excellent at the top restaurant at the Kahala, but unfortunately the food was not good. The fish dish was over salted and mediocre. It did not match the high price

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Alabama
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62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Touted as a a very high-end fusion restaurant. It is not. The decor is modern, but the place is horribly noisy, to the extent that casual conversation is almost impossible. Then, there is the food: ordinary and geared to the oriental who loves soy sauce. And the price, unjustifiably high. A very disappointing dining experience.

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NJ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

When we made our reservation, we requested a "special" Hawaiian drink to celebrate an anniversary & they had them ready as soon as we sat down. They were served in individual pineapples complete w/ the pretty leafy tops & flowers! The food was delicious & artfully presented. The service top-notch. Since the restaurant sits on the ocean's edge, the view... More

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Livingston, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The views from the tables are great. The service is impeccable. The food was perfect. We had a tuna poke appetizer that was phenomenal. Crispy rice to perfection and so much to eat. The sushi was top grade. My red snapper special with coconut rice was excellent. Highly recommend! On par or better with any top notch NYC restaurant.

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singapore
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50 reviews 50 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

loved the foie gras and the sushi platter. the poke dip that came with the bread was amazing. prices are very reasonable.

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Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

First, the decor...the restaurant is lovely, well designed and offers many terrific tables with views. The chef has created an interesting and eclectic menu with something for everyone that enjoys fresh fish and well executed pairings. We enjoyed the 5 course celebration menu. Our favorite course was the beautiful foie gras served on a delicious, perfectly cooked steak with the... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was a very nice place for brunch. The food was top notch. Lobster and crab legs were my main attraction. Sushi and sashimi were good as well.

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San Marcos, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

With such high prices, we expected a certain level of service and food. Instead the service was indifferent meaning there was no genuine effort to make us feel welcomed and important. Dirty plates remained on the table and water glasses stayed empty way too long. Food was average to good - we got the seafood tower and a salad. No... More

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hawaii
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Service was great! We ordered the small seafood tower as an appetizer and it was great! The crab was so sweet! Party of four was able to have a little of everything. We had the rack of lamb and the deep fried whole fish family style. Both were perfectly done!

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