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Hoku's

#135 of 1,849 Restaurants in Honolulu
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5000 Kahala Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-5411 (Kahala Avenue)
+1 808-739-8760
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17:30 - 22:00
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Huntington Beach, California
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hoku's, I believe is the 2nd best brunch restaurant on the island. I feel Halekulani surpasses Hoku's with a wider selection of food/desserts and unrivaled service. The service is very good at Hoku's however it is a step ahead at Halekulani's. Example, At Halekulani's when you return to your table after getting more food, you will find your glasses refilled... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our amuse bouche was BBQ salmon that was very good. Then both my wife and I had tempura prawn, avocado, and aspargus which was good, but the batter was too heavy. Then we had lightly macadamia encrusted onauga, which was quite good. Dessert was an excellent chocolate coulant, which was the best course of the evening. The servers were working... More 

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Thank Robert L
Arlington, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful setting for dinner. My husband and I shared two of the classics which were outstanding: Hoku's ahi poke musubi which was cut into quarters for easy sharing and the crisp wok fried prawns with ginger rice. We enjoyed it so much we can came for the same thing the next night!

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Thank AudreyLsreview
Honolulu, Hawaii
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We went for an early Valentine's dinner. We live less than 5 minutes away and had not eaten here yet. We were pleasantly surprised. I had the Degustation Menu and my husband had the Prefix Menu and we shared. It was many amazing courses over a 2 1/2 hour time period. Everything was amazing! Food was fresh and creative. Each... More 

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New York City, New York
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Hoku's is a must do in Honolulu. It's so nice, we dined there twice during our stay at the Kahala. Fantastic, innovative and fresh cuisine. Great wine list, and impeccable service. Mr. Mikio Tomioka and his team deliver a world class dining experience. A special thank you to Chris & Taryn for taking such great care of us, and making... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

So I was here for my honeymoon, and it was surely a dinner to remember. The restaurant was quiet, so it definitely felt like an intimate setting. The views were stunning, but what really stood out was the service. Our server was so informative and friendly and extremely polite. The food was quite an experience! We had a prix fixe... More 

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Thank ballineagle
San Diego, California
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

This is THE place on the Oahu island to go for a sophisticated, delectable dinner. It's an easy 15 min drive from the Waikiki area. Note the drive in on Google maps takes you thru a residential section, but you're headed in the right direction. It's located in the lovely Kahala Hotel. Remember there's a dress code (which we were... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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560 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Romantic and sophisticated. The perfect restaurant for you and your wife. Incredible food. The freshest fish. Great presentation. Great seasoning

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Thank HapyGuy7
Stamford, Connecticut
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Hoku's is located in the Kahala Hotel. The hotel is a few miles south of the Waikiki strip and away from the other hotels. We were there to celebrate our son's birthday belatedly, since his birthday was the end of December. Our family vacation was in January, and we were coming from all over the place. Our son and his... More 

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1 Thank travelace71
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here after a local friend recommended it. Beautiful setting and away from busy Waikiki, which was a treat! The chef's catch of the day was amazing. Service was a little slow & there's no outside seating to enjoy surroundings, but overall a good choice for a dinner out.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 75
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5000 Kahala Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-5411
    (Kahala Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-739-8760
Description
Hoku's at The Kahala Hotel & Resort is heralded for its innovative fusion fare which melds Hawaiian, Asian, Mediterranean and European flavors. The restaurant's twist on contemporary Island cuisine ensures that it is consistently ranked as one of Hawaii's best restaurants. Hoku's has a breathtaking beach-side setting with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean from every table in the multi-level dining room. Also competing for guest's attention is the open kitchen featuring fiery hot woks, a kiawe wood grill, and tandoori and wood-burning ovens.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?