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La Mer - L'Aperitif

2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
+1 808-923-2311
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“seven courses” (5 reviews)
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have to say this is the only place to eat seafood. Or reservation was for 7 pm. Use the Valet Parking as it is a stunning entrance to the restaurant through the Five Star Halekulani Hotel. We watched the sunset from the property then...More

Thank Halfkine
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner again at La Mer. We have had outstanding experiences here previously, and this visit was no exception. Although we had waiters whom we had not previously had, the service was impeccable on this visit. Every course was a delight, and portions seem...More

Thank Hawaii-Biker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dress up, take a seat at the bar at L'Aperitif, and let the bartender make you a specialty cocktail paired with a delicious bite. It's a fun experience to have and the drinks are amazing, but be prepared for the prices. Make sure to stop...More

Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 18 January 2018

This is not the restaurant that you take lightly, and that is before even looking at the price! La Mer can be considered among the finest restaurants in the country. Service is professional and well paced. Every aspect of dining is well in hand, and...More

Thank Lawrence2300
Reviewed 16 January 2018

this is a special event restaurant in halekulani resort, romantic, old world charm, french style food and high prices. the ambience and service are excellent. it was my most expensive meal in hawaii.

Thank N N
Reviewed 15 January 2018

This place is over the top, Lawrence and Raul did a super job making our anniversary dinner the best ever. They even moved us to a better table mid service so we could enjoy the view.

Thank Maurice T
Reviewed 11 January 2018

The atmosphere is romantic, friendly, welcomng and engaging. Our table overlooked the courtyard of the Halekulani resort where entertainment occurred all night. The service is remarkable. Every server was better looking than the other and thankfully all had a good sense of humor. I had...More

Thank koko k
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here tonight. The food and service was exceptional. We had the degustation menu (7 courses) and my husband also had the matching wines. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Knowing it was our anniversary, they provided...More

Thank r v
Reviewed 17 December 2017

The food here is spectacular. We had the five-course option (choices are four-course, five-course or seven-course which is a set tasting menu). Sauces are the star here, silky and light, prepared using classic techniques that yield maximum flavor. These sauces enhance super-fresh local ingredients. The...More

Thank X2744KQjoanb
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Went there on a Friday night . A little hard to find but so worth it. Fabulous table by window with ocean view. Quiet too and away from people. Fresh flowers on tables. Soft spoken waiters . We had 3. Food was amazing . Never...More

Thank penelopevancouver
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12 December 2015|
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Response from halekulanidos | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in La Mer. La Mer offers prix fixe menu's of your choice of a 3-course or 4-course meal. This gives you an option to select appetizers, main entrée and dessert. We also have a Degustation... More
Wayne M
30 October 2015|
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Response from halekulanidos | Property representative |
Good Afternoon, Thank you very much for writing to us. There are certainly a few options we can suggest in order to make your day a very special one. Can I ask you to reach out to us with your email address so we may be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$250
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 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
  • E-mail
Award-winning restaurant featuring exquisite Neoclassic French cuisine, oceanfront views. Hawaii’s longest-running AAA Five Diamond restaurant, since 1990, and the only restaurant in Hawaii to be awarded a Five-Star designation by Forbes Travel Guide. Recognized as the finest restaurant in Honolulu, La Mer captures the elegance and romance of Halekulani. Its internationally acclaimed menu features local, tropical ingredients in dishes inspired by flavors from France. Elegant evening attire for women. Dinner jackets or dress shirts, dress slacks and shoes for gentlemen. Reservations recommended. Open daily from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. As an elegant fine dining restaurant, La Mer restricts patrons to adults and children 8 years or older.
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