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“Fine Dinning”

La Mer - L'Aperitif
Ranked #87 of 2,373 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 40 - US$ 250
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Lewers Street
Description: 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.
Hawaiian Islands
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Fine Dinning”
Reviewed 1 April 2012

Very good service, Very $$$$. You can't bring in your own wine. Food is unreal and so are the Martinis !!!

Visited October 2011
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Honolulu, Hawaii
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Bring Your Wallet!”
Reviewed 26 March 2012

One of the few places in Hawaii that still requires a jacket for men (leather doesn't qualify) but if you forget yours, they'll find one for you.

Food has always been world class and so is the tab!

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3 Thank Bob R
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great French Restaurant with Beautiful Beach front view”
Reviewed 24 March 2012

As far as food goes, this is one of the better French restaurants in Hawaii. If you add in the location, service and VIEW, it is the best. I had a great experience from the beginning to the end of the meal. It is the perfect spot for a romantic evening with your significant other.

  • Visited January 2012
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Birmingham, Michigan
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Just extraordinary!”
Reviewed 8 March 2012

La Mer is a wonderful restaurant, absolutely fantastic. Beautiful setting overlooking Waikiki beach (be sure to request a window table), there's a cooling breeze almost always blowing in off the ocean and the service is immaculate. It is expensive so be prepared for that but definitely well worth the experience. I would dine there over and over again.

  • Visited April 2011
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Hawaii
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Best in the area”
Reviewed 6 March 2012

Best restaurant in Honolulu. You know you're about to have a gastronomic experience when they wheel the menus to your table on a serving cart.

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