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Oceanarium Restaurant

2490 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3240 (Waikiki)
808-922-1233
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Ranked #493 of 1,918 Restaurants in Honolulu
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Neighborhood: Waikiki
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Liliuokalani Avenue
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.
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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

As you probably know Waikiki can be a bit touristy and restaurants are a bit variable too and sometimes expensive. By chance I happened on the Oceanarium at Pacific Beach hotel which was really good. They do a different main course as a special during their buffet each night, ours was King Crab which was excellent but there was also... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews 95 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had a great time at this restaurant. We visited on a night when they had the prime rib and crab legs buffet. Personally, I am not much of a seafood eater, but I still enjoyed it thoroughly. The variety was fantastic and all the food was great. We had cocktails that were fabulous. I had a Lava Flow which... More

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perth
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Good value, good food. Loved the variety. Nothing to dislike. There's also a ceiling to floor aquarium and there were divers feeding the fish...great viewing.

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Pittstown, NJ
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

We made reservations for our family at six for 4:45pm. The hostess mentioned that the mermaid and diver are at 5pm, so that worked for us. The buffet is excellent with king crab legs, seafood pasta chef, sushi, and plenty of other dishes. The tables wrap around the aquarium and some of the fish are immense! The mermaid dove down... More

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Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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112 reviews 112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We were invited by friends who live in Honolulu to go to this restaurant. The food was nothing more than mediocre. The service was just about average. The decor was dated. I have to say watching the marine life in the two-story aquarium was quite interesting. Seeing the scuba divers feeding the fish and stingray entertaining. I felt it was... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

an oldie but still goodie ... with the large aquarium as the centerpiece ... at the pacific beach hotel in waikiki 3 nites a week - king crab legs but there are other good tastes to please you ... soups .... salads .... sushi .... sashimi .... oysters .... shrimp .... prime rib .... mahi mahi .... assorted desserts ........ More

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New City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The huge fish tank was awesome. Good selections at the large buffet. A bit pricey, but everything is in Waikiki.

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Great restaurant, a must visit for all ages, kids and adults alike will be amazed by aquarium which is floor to ceiling along one wall. Prices reasonable for buffet style eating. Atmosphere is calm, quiet and relaxed. Staff friendly and attentive. It was my birthday so staff gathered around table and sang happy birthday and provided A piece of birthday... More

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Coral Springs
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was a nice evening. My husband loved the aquarium and the fish swimming around as one has an awesome view from just about anywhere. They feed the fish three times a day and send a person in the tank and they will even swim with signs with a message such as happy birthday or anniversary. It was fun. I... More

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Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I've been here about 10 years ago and remembered it being good. This time I found for the price it was disappointing. The buffet had a selection, but the quality of the food was not there. The food we tried like prawns, didn't seem fresh, roast was dry, Crab claws the best, the ocean tank is lovely and we were... 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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