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La Mer - L'Aperitif

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2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936 (Lewers Street)
+1 808-923-2311
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Laguna Beach, California
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have traveled on business to Honolulu for the past 28 years. I have always found La Mer to be a wonderful place to enjoy fine dining at the highest level. Service, food, atmosphere, view, privacy, entertainment; you have it all here. Others have come and gone in this tourist town, but this remains at the top.

Thank Kevin L
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160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the restaurant had a great view, good service, beautiful place, but the food was mediocre and quite expensive, if you are traveling from another major city with french cuisine, this does not compete. Else the food is ok.

Thank yotsu
Sydney, Australia
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231 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Six adults and we were allocated to the private dining room with views to forever! The food was excellent, waitstaff professional and friendly, excellent wine list. Best dining experience of our holiday. There is a dress code and it is policed - big tick of approval from us. Recommend highly.

Thank ontheroadsince73
New Canaan, Connecticut
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a top class restaurant with mediocre food. The atmosphere is wonderful and the service, while slow, was really friendly. But the food.... bread that tasted like Pepperidge Farm, lobster that was chewy and bland, etc. And SO expensive. We really regretted spending our hard-earned money there.

Thank EWW06840
Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

We celebrated a special occasion whilst in Hawaii at La Mer. Service was spectacular and food just what we'd hoped for, being foodies and having eaten in many of the top restaurants, we were not disappointed. We had our 9yo with us and had the degustation which was lovely. They happily adapted the menu to account for my pescatarian diet... More 

Thank Karina G
Winchester, Massachusetts
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78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Not your typical hotel restaurant-- you get to hear the ocean waves and either hawaiian or jazz music in the background. The portions were modest size--until you get to dessert which is oversize. They also bring you lots of little extras. Tables are spaced far apart- so you can have a conversation. Don't worry if you aren't seated at the... More 

Thank 2333FarMor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

As the name suggests, La Mer is a French restaurant and it is one of the highest caliber restaurants anywhere. Situated in the exquisite Halikulani Hotel, La Mer is a delight for all the senses and it retains a 5 star rating. You are treated like royalty. Our server told us that everyone who comes to La Mer is a... More 

Thank Charles O
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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273 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

This was probably one of the best meals I have every had in a restaurant. The setting was beautiful, with live music from the downstairs bar. The wait staff was excellent and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant

Thank JH2717
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

La Mer is an elegant escape from crazy busy Waikiki. The service is flawless, the menu is refined, and the food is sublime. Beautiful decorated screens adorn the walls and ceilings, the open windows bring diners soft breezes. My husband and I have travelled extensively and have been fortunate to have dined at some wonderful places through the years to... More 

Thank HeatherandDave3boys
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Excepcional Foi Gras. Very Good Caviar, 4 courses menu is my suggestion because you can choose courses from the tasting menu!

Thank Augusto R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40 - $250
French, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions
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 96815-1936
    (Lewers Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-923-2311
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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