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Oceanarium Restaurant

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2490 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3240 (Liliuokalani Avenue)
808-922-1233
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6:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations
Description: Where dining is an adventure.At Pacific Beach Hotel's Ilima award-winning...
Where dining is an adventure.At Pacific Beach Hotel's Ilima award-winning Oceanarium Restaurant, the flavors are as amazing as the views. Indulge in mouth-watering crab legs, tender prime rib of beef, fresh Island sashimi and sushi. Plus a nightly pasta and dessert station complemented with nightly specials – all alongside incredible views of nearly 400 fish from more than 70 different species of marine life. Nowhere else on the island will you find a dining experience quite like this.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
a little overpriced

Food was pretty good, but $50 is a bit much for the buffet. The aquarium is a lot of fun for all guests! I really enjoyed eating near the tank. However, there aren't a ton of tables right next to the glass, so most people will have to eat a few tables over. Try and come early to get a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Allie R
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Clemson, South Carolina
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Do not bother. I love love love seafood and this was the worst. I am not one to write reviews but for the first time i thought I'm going too.. our waiter was not a happy one at that. We got seated and no one attended to us so we got up to get some food, then he comes over... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Too overpriced. Ambience isn't that great. Very loud atmosphere. Website mentioned no swimwear yet almost everyone was in their beach clothes and flip flops. Staff wasn't very friendly either.

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Clemson, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Food was pretty good, but $50 is a bit much for the buffet. The aquarium is a lot of fun for all guests! I really enjoyed eating near the tank. However, there aren't a ton of tables right next to the glass, so most people will have to eat a few tables over. Try and come early to get a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Well in all honesty this place was just okay. Nothing stood out as scrumptious or worth coming back for. The service the same, just okay. A bit pricey for a very standard buffet. We did enjoy the aquarium and the mermaid.

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Mission Viejo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Good Buffet, excellent food and certainly right there at the hotel if you are staying there. Service was excellent, aquarium was amazing. We had dinners and seems very popular so reservations would be a good idea. didn't have time for breakfast there but it smelt and looked wonderful.

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Oceanarium R, General Manager at Oceanarium Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha Fred K, Thank you for letting us know how great your service and aquarium experience was with us. Our breakfast buffet is just as wonderful. Please come back soon. Mahalo! Frank N. More 

New York City, New York, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We went on a Sunday and the King Crab was swapped to Snow Crab, but was plentiful. The Sushi was better than typical buffet rolls and had Poke as well. The special carved meat was Pork Belly, not Prime Rib. There's a Breakfast Buffet for about half the price of Dinner, but about the same as any other Breakfast Buffet.... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My man and I wanted to have a very nice dinner for our last night in Oahu. What we got, was just a headache. We made a reservation and yet we were seated next to the kitchen door in the back. Thankfully, due to our request, they did move us. Unfortunately, for us we were seated around two screaming toddlers... More 

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Camarillo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The food was excellent. It's a little bit busy but very good. Also the price is a little bit high for a buffet but with crab legs on the menu it's probably about what you'd expect to pay.

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Meridian, Idaho
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

First of all after placing a reservation for our dinner date, we were placed next to the kitchen door, luckily we got moved after a request to do so. Everything would have been fine except the screaming and crying children, we spent 40 minutes there with 2 separate tables having screaming toddlers the whole time, nothing was said or done... More 

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Oceanarium R, General Manager at Oceanarium Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha Grisszle, Thank you very much for sharing your experience. We're sorry to hear that we didn't meet your expectations. We hope that you enjoyed the wonderful food and one of a kind aquarium experience and wish that you'll visit us again soon. A Hui Ho! Frank N. More 

Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Breakfast was great and had a vast selection of fresh items. The atmosphere was amazing as was the staff.

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Oceanarium R, General Manager at Oceanarium Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Regina L for your toughtful review. We pride ourselves on ensuring fresh locally sourced produce and vegetables for our guests whenever possible. We hope you can visit us again soon. A Hui Ho! Frank N. More 

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Additional Information about Oceanarium Restaurant

Address: 2490 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3240
Phone Number: 808-922-1233
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2490 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3240
    (Liliuokalani Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighborhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: 808-922-1233

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Doing business

Description

Where dining is an adventure.At Pacific Beach Hotel's Ilima award-winning Oceanarium Restaurant, the flavors are as amazing as the views. Indulge in mouth-watering crab legs, tender prime rib of beef, fresh Island sashimi and sushi. Plus a nightly pasta and dessert station complemented with nightly specials – all alongside incredible views of nearly 400 fish from more than 70 different species of marine life. Nowhere else on the island will you find a dining experience quite like this.
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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