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Hoku's

#184 of 1,832 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Asian, Contemporary
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5000 Kahala Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-5411 (Kahala Avenue)
808-739-8780
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 105
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great dinner - lots of $$$$

Hoku's is a great experience. We had a good food and great service. The menu had some unique flavours that we have not experienced. All good but in some cases different. Had the tasting menu at $130 per person. Might be too much food for light eaters. Most expensive dinner we had on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We've been looking for the best Sunday Brunch in Honolulu ever since the Surf Room at the Royal Hawaiian stopped their Sunday Brunch. We found it at Hoku's. Located in Kahala, it is a little outside of Honolulu but well worth the extra drive. Free valet parking eliminates the parking problems in Honolulu. There is heavy emphasis on seafood and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent service, delicious food, quiet atmosphere. The menu offers a wide variety from which to choose.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Hoku's is a great experience. We had a good food and great service. The menu had some unique flavours that we have not experienced. All good but in some cases different. Had the tasting menu at $130 per person. Might be too much food for light eaters. Most expensive dinner we had on the island but also the only fine... More 

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Marlboro, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Food and service are both outstanding at this restaurant. I highly recommend eating there one night even if you aren't staying at the Kahala resort.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a favorite. Our server, India, remains the most consistent and attentive server. She makes the evening, always has solid recommendations and recalls some of our drink preferences. The evening was magical. Hotel was ful but most guests seemed to be enjoyed banguet dining which made our evening even nicer. Cheers to Hoku's for making our mini-celebration another winner.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We're locals, living in Hawaii Kai. Moved here from gorgious Las Vegas last year...just for a short time. We had stayed here many years ago, when it was part of the Mandarin Oriental chain. It no longer is...and we can see why. Pulled up to the hotel and there were only 2 cars being valeted. We waited...and waited...and finally, someone... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We - a group of friends - arrived at the restaurant. Prior to making reservations we had our concierge call to check about attire. We specifically wanted to know about wearing shorts - dress shorts. This is Hawaii at is warmest time, no jeans for me. We were assured by the concierge that shorts could work. Sad to say ...... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Nice bar and interior ambiance. They were not yet serving their own brews. Soon I hope as I wasn't too impressed with what they had on tap. However, the Key lime pie was great!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The recommendation to eat here was great. Can you emailed traveling with someone with shellfish allergies and they still went out of their way to please. I had the shellfish! Anyway both meals were highly suggest since the Hoku's fish wasn't available. Another great choice including the wine. Great atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Hoku's is beyond anything I've ever eaten. It is truly amazing food. We first went on our honeymoon 8 years ago and I was completely blown away. I still haven't eaten anything close to it to this day.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5000 Kahala Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-5411
    (Kahala Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: 808-739-8780

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 75
  • Cuisine: Asian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?