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La Vie, Honolulu, HI

La Vie

4.7
4.7
451 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary French

French Inspired. Curated By You.
A Modern Approach to Multi·Course Dining.

Curate your personal menu by choosing any combination of our thoughtful selections inspired by the world’s French cultures. Seasonal ingredients, truffles, caviar, and local produce are some of the highlights of our whimsical menu. Signature cocktails, zero-proof beverages, and wine pairings are available to provide each guest with a tailored experience.

Join us at breakfast for local & international favorites.

Views of the Pacific Ocean set the scene for our open-air restaurant sitting high on the eighth floor of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach.

Find us: laviewaikiki.com | @laviewaikiki

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Booked 38 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, Vegetarian / Vegan, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am
    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 729-9729

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Shaymus Alwin

  • Catering

    For all catering and event inquiries, please contact our Events Department at 808.722.9947 or catering@glionhawaii.com. We look forward to perfecting your special occasion!

  • Private party facilities

    For all catering and event inquiries, please contact our Events Department at 808.722.9947 or catering@glionhawaii.com. We look forward to perfecting your special occasion!

  • Neighborhood

    Waikiki

  • Cross street

    Kalaimoku Street between Kalakaua Avenue and Kuhio Avenue

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking up to four hours with validation.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 451 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. DK

    DavidK

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a pleasant evening here overlooking the shoreline. Great young servers. Creative and delicious food locally sourced.

  2. T

    Thor

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing! Great hospitality with top notch service. Food was delicious and the timing of each course was spot on. Wine list is finely curated with very knowledgable staff to back it up. Highly recommend !

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, with careful consideration to detail. The staff are helpful and conversational offering descriptions of each dish. The drinks are unique and flavorful.

  4. n

    nickname

    Hawaii

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    food takes forever, very slow! had to ask to speed it up 1 course in one hour. great service! good mixologists! small food portions

  5. RJ

    RobertJ

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    In summary, if you want great food and great service, then this is a place to go. It was worth the money. The prior reviews about attentive service by all of the staff is spot on (kudos to Carl and Jackson to name a few). Some have said that the modern ambiance is not representative of this fine dining establishment but I thought it was an appropriate ambiance (nice modern minimalist) given that the food is the primary focus as well as the view. While the ambiance helps but I believe most of us go for the food. Similar to getting great food at a food truck (Giovanni's) but no ambiance ... hopefully this paragraph is not taken wrong. The food portion was appropriate for my wife and I. But if you have a big appetite , you might need to grab a burger afterwards or just order three main courses prie fixe menu. The cocktail called Toast to the innkeeper is phenomenal.

  6. AK

    AmiK

    London

    21 reviews

    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    Went there to celebrate my mother’s bday . Everything tasted REALLY salty . I wonder if there’s problem with chef’s taste bud . We paid full price but didn’t even finish our main dish . I felt sorry for my mother . It was her bday ….. still can’t get rid of saltiness in our mouth . I don’t even know why this restaurant is in the G.Lion group . The only thing that was edible : bread ….

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    3 times, has a blast. On the 4th time, we went for breakfast. They take walk ins, good 🚶 Service is sill great ❤️ The view is great✈️ Dinner options vary from good to great. For breakfast, Bagel is good. Loco moco is good. Squeezed juices are pretty good! The croque madame is good but, the bread choice is a bit odd. Avocado toasts are a rip off at that price given the portion size… Pancakes are DROWN into buttermilk + fruit syrup. I would not recommend at all Also, there’s a default 18% tip when doing room charge but no heads up??? 2 non alcoholic drinks + 2 plates will be charged $70+ overall. That’s pricey. It’s worth trying it a couple of times :)

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day, it was an enjoyable day, everything was perfect from the valet greeter to everyone in the restaurant staff.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience1

    Food is good, service average, little ambience, geared towards residents of the property not Kamaaina.

  10. KK

    KevinK

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice atmosphere. Food was really slow. I’m used to French restaurants but the last dish really took a long time. By then we were

  11. MC

    MelanieC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service were fantastic. We also enjoyed a beautiful view while we ate. We had the wine pairing as well which I thought was wonderfully done by the sommelier. I highly recommend and will go back when I am back in town.

  12. C

    Clark04

    Central Texas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The atmosphere and service were incredible! Each dish was extremely well composed where every ingredient’s detail and freshness came to life! The wine pairings were also perfectly tailored to the meal!

  13. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The service was good, but the food is not as good as the service. La Vie is located next to Ritz-Carlton's pool. The voice from people who playing in the pool is very loud, and very noisy during our dinning time.

  14. P

    Posty1014

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came here as a little date night for my birthday. I loved every second of it. Food and service was amazing!

  15. JS

    JoanneS

    Hawaii

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent and perfect!! Service, food and ambiance were impeccable! Can’t wait for the next visit!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food presented ina beautiful way. Excellent service as always.

  17. CT

    CharlesT

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous experience. Waitstaff were flawless and friendly. Can’t wait to go back!

  18. R

    Rocky

    Hawaii

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our Favorite restaurant to celebrate Special occasions. Excellent service and impeccable food.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    amazing. I don't often write reviews but trust this random internet stranger telling you it's worth it... and it genuinely is. I paid $630 including tip & wine with a supplemental caviar addon, and that sn't an insignificant amount to me. regardless, i didn't feel ripped off and I can honestly say it was one of the top 5 restaurants I have been to, which includes several of the worlds top 100 restaurants. honestly writing this I feel super pretentious, but I'm just trying to give a general idea too help their case as I'm shocked they aren't rated higher. I had the California co sturgeon caviar (farmed raised! So cool), frog legs, duck, and lychee rose cake. Fiance had cheese tart, gnocchi, and kanpachi. Everything was fantastic, cheese tart was the only thing I might skip as it's pretty heavy on the truffle and it is overpowering. Espresso was also sorta mediocre but they get a pass as I'm pretty sure it was something local.

  20. SN

    SulliN

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was incredible, but by far my favorite thing was the service. The wait staff was incredibly attentive and so lovely and nice. A wonderful experience all around.

  21. 2

    2222

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I know it’s a Ritz Carlton but $150 for regular breakfast for 2 adults and two kids is excessive. It was also just Okay, nothing bad but nothing spectacular. Maybe would say it was worth it if my coffee cup was filled without having to wave down a server. Maybe

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Although the menu is a little intimidating, the staff were very helpful in making us feel much more at ease. All the food was delicious! But the real kudos goes to the bar for their delicious cocktails and the wonderful wine selection!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing!! Best food we have had in Oahu in the past 3 years. Carl was a terrific server, very personable. The sommelier was very knowledgeable.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome! Great food and service.

  25. IW

    IzzieW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5

    French restaurant with nothing French for breakfast/brunch???

  26. c

    craig

    Hawaii

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was again outstanding. The raw oysters were so good I had another six for dessert(!), the frog legs meuniere were even better than last year--fine preparation & the "deconstruction" of the legs made it easy to enjoy every bit of meat (no more struggling to cut it off the bone and/or gnaw off the rest). The venison was as fine as last time. Wine accompaniments were likewise excellent, and Henry's and Aidan's service (with the rest of the team) was as fine as ever: friendly, prompt, attentive & knowledgeable. French cuisine with local ingredients at its best. If you have an early seating, you may enjoy watching dusk fall over Ft, DeRussy park.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great breakfast! Great view! The service was amazing!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply Amazing. Must try

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Beautiful setting, good food, adequate service once seated. Negatives are the harried hostess, unreasonable wait time well past our reservation time, poor layout of the restaurant entrance overlapping the lobby, and no beverage or seating options while waiting.

  30. LW

    LillianW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter ,Jackson, was great. He gave us good service. Hayden was great!

  31. ES

    EugeneS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food and very nice ambiance. Wine list is good. Will defiantly come back.

  32. JB

    JuanB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The courtesy and the atmosphere was amazing. The dinner was excellent and the ambiance was spectacular.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Exceptional staff, Somm was very helpful. Artfull presentation with fine ingredients and good portion size. Price Fixe menu offers very good value. I will come back

  34. BF

    BenF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Spectacular food and knowledgeable staff. Casual hawaii setting.

  35. G

    Geoffrey

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply wow! The food was phenomenal, the staff was exceptionally attentive and helpful, and, to top it all off, the whole meal was reasonably priced. It was the best meal we had in Hawaii! PS - Don't sleep on the Wagyu!

  36. S

    Sammy1

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful night at La Vie. Everything went great for our first night in Waikiki. Wonderful service, food and wine to make for a perfect night.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Reservations made for 4 people. Our two guests arrived before us and checked in first. We checked in a little later, however, while we were at the table, the host called me on my cell phone and asked if I was still coming for dinner. Not sure why? We also put a note in the reservation that the dinner was for our guests’ anniversary, but somehow the restaurant missed it. We are regulars at this venue and have had great experiences in the past, not sure what changed. It was a little disappointing this time.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for my fiancés birthday and it was great.

  39. JW

    JeremyW

    Tahoe

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We chose this place because of the very innovative/creative menu. The options for the tasting menu are great and they allow you a lot of options to choose from. We tried a couple of caviars to start and they were so fun to try with the accoutrements. Oysters were delectable. Tried abalone, gnocchi, venison, waygu and more and nothing disappointed. They have a stellar wine list too and the options really vary for all price points. We had very attentive service and really enjoyed sharing some wine with the eager crew! Great experience and looking forward to returning next time we are in Oahu. They have such a great team of people front and back and made us feel very welcomed and special there that it’s become one of our new favorites.

  40. CR

    CharlieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding culinary experience with an outstanding staff. We will be coming back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

La Vie is rated 4.7 stars by 451 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 38 times today
Google Map for La Vie

383 Kalaimoku St Honolulu, HI 96815-2298

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kalaimoku Street between Kalakaua Avenue and Kuhio Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Waikiki

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am
    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, Vegetarian / Vegan, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking up to four hours with validation.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Shaymus Alwin

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 729-9729

  • Catering

    For all catering and event inquiries, please contact our Events Department at 808.722.9947 or catering@glionhawaii.com. We look forward to perfecting your special occasion!

  • Private party facilities

    For all catering and event inquiries, please contact our Events Department at 808.722.9947 or catering@glionhawaii.com. We look forward to perfecting your special occasion!

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