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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 07/01/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Pac Rim Cuisine & Seafood
1. Pac Rim Cuisine & Seafood
"The food and service were delightful"
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2. Amazing Dining Experience
2. Amazing Dining Experience
"So good we went back a second time."
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3. Best Sunday Brunch in Honolulu
3. Best Sunday Brunch in Honolulu
"Salmon Eggs Benedict and Maine lobster tails to Prime Rib and Lamb"
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About
Hoku's at The Kahala Hotel & Resort is heralded for its tantalizing menu featuring global Hawaiian cuisine. Open nightly for dinner and for it's famous Sunday Brunch, the menu draws on four distinct themes that allow guests to experience Chef de Cuisine Eric Oto's interpretation of the sea, land, world around us, and stories and influences from his own life.
PRICE RANGE
$31 - $75
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed March 16, 2020

Dinner here with my wife last week. One waiter and dedicated assistant seems to be the service model. They did a great job and we wanted for nothing the whole evening. Our dinner took about 3 hours which included pre-dinner cocktail, 2 appetizers (consecutive), entree'...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Kahala_Resort_Hawaii, Manager at Hoku's, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2020

Aloha! Thank you for sharing a review, it was a pleasure to host you and your wife for dinner. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your culinary journeys from the service to the cuisine, excellent choice with the lamb! We're also thrilled you...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2020

What an amazing dining experience. So good we went back a second time. Service outstanding, beautiful views, and most important the food is just out of this world. The fish SO fresh and beautifully seasoned. We ate the most amazing brussel sprouts ever(!) and the...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Kahala_Resort_Hawaii, Owner at Hoku's, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2020

Aloha! Mahalo for sharing a review, we're so happy you joined us for a second occasion. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your culinary journey, especially the fresh fish and brussel sprouts. We highly recommend the Deep Fried Whole Fish if you haven't tried...More

Reviewed March 7, 2020

Loved this! Paul was a great guide. Very entertaining! Would recommend this tour to anyone planning to go! Also, was very informative.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020

We made reservation for Sunday Brunch four days in advance but were only able to have a table for five people at 1.45 PM. The interior of the restaurant was spacious with low partition design. It was bright with pleasant ambiance and beautiful view of...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Kahala_Resort_Hawaii, Marketing at Hoku's, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2020

Aloha! Thank you for joining us for Sunday Brunch and taking the time to share a review, it was a pleasure to host you. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the delicious buffet variety, ocean views and exploring the resort. Excellent choices with the...More

Reviewed January 29, 2020

Having read the good reviews and staying at the Kahala Hotel, our favorite Arancino at the Kahala was fully booked so we decided to give Hoku a try. At 7 pm on a busy night, not busy. Now I know why. We opted for least...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Kahala_Resort_Hawaii, Marketing at Hoku's, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2020

Aloha, thank you for taking the time to share a review. We’re disappointed to hear about your experience, as that is not the high standard we hold ourselves to. We sincerely apologize for the missed opportunity to provide exceptional service and seamless wine pairings during...More

Reviewed January 25, 2020 via mobile

Hoku’s at the Kahala Hotel & Resort has been a favorite of ours for Sunday Brunch for over 40 years. Rarely do you find a Brunch anywhere that offers Maine lobster, rack of lamb, Alaskan King crab legs, high grade sushi, etc. Last night, Friday,...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Kahala_Resort_Hawaii, Marketing at Hoku's, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2020

Aloha! Thank you for taking the time to share a review. We’re thrilled to hear that you’ve enjoyed your culinary journeys at Hoku’s for over 40 years, it’s truly our pleasure to have you as part of our legacy. We’re also so happy that the...More

Reviewed January 18, 2020 via mobile

Hoku is in the restaurant in Kahala hotel, which is where I love to stay in Honolulu. On my most recent trip I had an extraordinary dinner at Hoku. Sitting up at the bar, I was by myself and the team was friendly and just...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Kahala_Resort_Hawaii, Marketing at Hoku's, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2020

Aloha, Joe! Thank you for sharing a review and photo, it’s always a pleasure to host you. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our team’s service and the best shrimp dish ever! We also highly recommend the Fried Ahi Poke Musubi if you haven’t...More

Reviewed December 31, 2019

Absolutely the best seafood brunch I've ever been to!! oysters, crab, shrimp, fish, sashimi, wow! the prebrunch appetizers and drinks are included!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Kahala_Resort_Hawaii, Owner at Hoku's, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2020

Aloha, Lorin! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our famous Sunday Brunch, it was a pleasure to host you! In addition to the chilled seafood options, we also highly recommend the Miso Glazed Butterfish and Smoked Salmon Benedict. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed December 13, 2019 via mobile

The seafood tower for two was sooooo fresh - just a delicious way to start our trip. Miso yak I butterfish also fantastic. Great service - and especially great if you’re staying at the Kahala Hotel! Not inexpensive but worth it!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Kahala_Resort_Hawaii, Owner at Hoku's, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2019

Aloha! We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your culinary journey and service exceeded your expectations. Excellent choices with the Seafood Tower and Miso Glazed Butterfish! We look forward to welcoming you back soon, mahalo!

Reviewed December 1, 2019 via mobile

We had the Thanksgiving prix fix dinner at Hoku's so this review is of that only. We did not get anything from their a la carte menu so it would not be fair to comment on anything else. We made reservations about a month in...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Kahala_Resort_Hawaii, Manager at Hoku's, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2019

Aloha, thank you for sharing a review! It was a pleasure to host you for Thanksgiving. Excellent choice with the prix fixe menu and wine pairings, we’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed all six courses and service exceeded your expectations. We look forward to...More

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