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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Large groups
Entertaining clients

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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
Expensive but Good

We found it a bit expensive but then you get what you pay for and the meals were excellent. he staff in the restuarant were also very friendly and the service was very efficient

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Kirkcaldy Fife
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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Kirkcaldy Fife
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We found it a bit expensive but then you get what you pay for and the meals were excellent. he staff in the restuarant were also very friendly and the service was very efficient

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London, United Kingdom
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

King crab night. The aquarium restaurant is spectacular - a huge tank containing wonderful colourful fish and rays. The food was also pretty good - unlimited king crab legs, very delicate rib, and plenty of other nice things that were secondary to the crab and beef. The dessert selection was also excellent. The problem is they don't work together. The... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The crab was plentiful, but was a bit too salty. The prime rib was excellent. Mahi Mahi was not good at all and sushi was decent. The desserts were fair, but kids seemed to love the chocolate fountain and ice cream machine. Be sure to book a reservation during a time when they feed the fish, that was fun to... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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60 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

we had early seating for the all you could eat buffet. Had it not been for the Alaskan King crab and the peel and eat shrimp I don't think we would've gotten our moneys worth on this very expensive meal. The majority of the items they had were mediocre, and the servers merely cleaned plates off the tables until you... More 

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Pitman, New Jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Went for the evening buffet and was overwhelmed by the variety of selection. The seafood was excellent. King crab legs, shrimp, mussels etc. all delicious. Large Asian selection which was superb. Salads were fresh and were a meal in themselves Of course, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the scenery, which includes a 300,000 gallon two story aquarium... More 

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Bolivar
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

On our first night in Honolulu our family of 10 enjoyed this experience. Fun for all ages to eat, and watch diver, mermaid, and fish. Buffet is pricey and we had to ask for a children's menu, but we had ample food. They were gracious to seat us near the aquarium. I think it is more about the experience than... More 

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Chicago
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

It was so nice and surprising to see the aquarium while we were eating. The buffet is great too. A bit pricey if you are not going to take advantage of all it has to offer. But for young kids (less that 4) are free and well worth it. All of the food we tried was phenomenal. They have different... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We loved the aquarium . Also enjoyed the seafood selection especially the crab. My daughter loved the fresh seafood pasta that was made while we waited along with the ribeye.

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Rising Sun, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Love watching the fish in the 280,000 gallon acquarium while you eat, even stingrays. The mermaids go in and feed them at certain times. And, the food and service are very good!

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North Pole, Alaska
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I love breakfast buffets and this one did not disappoint at all. My 5 year old daughter even went back for seconds which doesn't happen very often. There was a huge selection of food and all of it was great.

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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: Families with children, Large groups, Entertaining clients

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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