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La Mer - L'Aperitif

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French, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
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2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Lewers Street)
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We started our 'La Mer' experience at the bar for drinks where we were presented with a beautiful cocktail list and served by the delightful Henry. All cocktails are served with the most delicious hors d'oeuvres. I just loved the phyllo pastry cone filled with salmon mouse, guacamole and topped with caviar, my husband enjoyed the beef carpaccio, tofu, basil... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have not been here for several years, but it is a very fine restaurant. The only problem I had was the light was too low and I had to have extra light to read the menu. I did ask my daughter for assistance, but she told me the menu was too big. We celebrated a birthday and it did not... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply amazing setting, service and food. Beautiful wines. Whatever your special occasion keep this gem in mind, you deserve the experience as it's timeless.

Thank Heather S
Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere was very stuffy and had no ambiance. The food was good but very, very small portions left us wanting for more at the end of the meal. Two slivers of duck comprised my main dish and a miniscule portion of halibut for my wife. Very disappointing for the price paid and we were much more pleased (and full)... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

By far the most “chic” restaurant in Oahu. Everything is really outstanding. Expensive? Of course. But the place is supposed to be for upper class. And with this in mind, could NOT be better. Business, romance, occasional, whatever … The place …

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We had an idyllic night with stunning, open air views up Waikiki beach and out to sea. The food itself was worthy of any Michelin star restaurant we have visited. We had the tasting menu with the wine flight. All the courses were beautifully presented, with the lobster dish being the standout for us.

Thank Grant S
Long Beach, California
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the French Laundry in Napa, Guy Savoy and Joel Robuchon in Vegas, Jules Verne, Taillevent and Tour d'Argent in Paris.... Le Mer is in the class.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

If you are looking for good cocktails then this is the place to head too. The ambience, decor of the bar area and views over the ocean is a perfect place to experience delicious cocktails. Our cocktails were created and delivered with great finesse. There is something very unique about L'Aperitiff and we would highly recommend you end your evening... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Very best in town Old fashioned, amazingly nice restaurant Service is amazing and the food is poetic Great place to celebrate any special occasion. Ten star!!!

Thank SangHo P
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Just back from a superb night at this great restaurant. Celebrating my partners birthday, I had pre ordered a special surprise which came in the shape of a small extra mousse desert with candle, just perfect. Nothing was too much trouble, the service and food was 1st class, view fantastic. Thank you to Stephen and his team for making this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $250
French, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?