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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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156 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Such a Special Treat. Staff were all very Attentive. Lovely Table service. Lovely Decor. Choice of size of Degustation Menu. Very thoughtful to ask for dessert order early during meal as their Signature Souffle takes time to cook and is simply delicious! faultless evening even if my husband had to borrow some long pants!!! Word of warning - Men need... More 

Thank Rosebuds63
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Immaculate service and menu.... Very pleased with my visit . Much thanks for a lovely evening. It seemed, they take pride in the finer details.

Thank Suzanne J
Oak Harbor, Washington
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was so excited to take my nephew to La Mer. It was my first time visiting him in Oahu and I wanted to end my stay with a memorable meal. To say that this meal was phenomenal would be an understatement! Food: Simply sublime. We chose the four course meal. The amuse bouche was lovely, (caviar and vichyssoise). The... More 

Thank withaview
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Elegant location. Fairly slow service. Very tasty food, very good drinks. Cuisine is simple, but very good. Location can't be beat, adjacent to Waikiki Beach, great at sunset

Thank Chuck S
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Celebrated our honeymoon 3 years ago at La Mer and service and food was impeccable. This year we decided to go back for our Babymoon and I had hesitations dining here - how can I enjoy myself if I can't eat their mouth watering foie gras? They were VERY accommodating to my dietary requirements. They substituted ingredients when I couldn't... More 

Thank Mulan228
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I enjoyed it but it was a bit pricey. It was great trying different places in Waikiki and this one needs a try.

Thank Sandy S
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621 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 434 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

This is a very special place and one of the finest restaurants you will find in the country let alone the state. The meal we had comprised selections from their daily menu rather than the tasting menu. The bisque was flawless as was the duck. The Rouget was perfect too. Highly recommended.

Thank Lawrence2300
San Diego, California
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155 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Going into la mer , my friend and I had very high expectations . We left feeling disappointed And totally dissatisfied by the food ... My friend and I each had the four course meal option, and we ordered different things so that we could sample more . I sampled the foie gras , which was tasty . The lobster... More 

Thank sdgt625
San Mateo, California
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47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We finally find our best meal in Oahu, where we visited every year. The restaurant is very elegant, facing Waikiki beach, white gloves yet friendly services, and excellent creative yet classic, well executed food. Will go back next year!

Thank Kallen C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

We went there for the appero and were amazingly surprised. True the drink are expansive (20$), but are all very good and nicely prepared in front of you by the barmaid. This restaurant has a perfect spot on the beach and the staff are really amazing. Would definetely go There Again !

Thank Mylène B

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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, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, 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 96815-1936
    (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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?