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Oceanarium Restaurant

2490 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3240 (Waikiki)
808-922-1233
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Ranked #526 of 1,923 Restaurants in Honolulu
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Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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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
Neighborhood: Waikiki
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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Good food, staff and a beautiful aquarium. Mermaid and divers, were entertaining at night during dinner. Buffet looked great, but we chose to eat off the menu. The pan seared chicken was very good.

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PHOENIX
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We have been going to this restaurant for many years. We always thought that it was a great deal even though it costs $50 per person. The food had always been excellent. My daughters always loved the crab legs and I went for the shrimp tempura. This year it all changed. It was so different that we asked our waiter... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had to do it once.....my wife wanted some tableside pics with the grouper etc...Makitti Polynesian Buffet for $20 (vs. $55 here) was just as good!

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Wytheville, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband, daughter, and I ate here upon the recommendation of our group's tour director. The aquarium atmosphere is fun without feeling like eating inside a theme park, though the restaurant does welcome you with a "mermaid." We had just arrived from Sydney that morning (a 10-hour redeye flight) and probably looked as zoned-out as we were feeling, so we... More

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Medford, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This buffet would be great for about $30 but we paid $50 each. The prime rib was good and they had a nice mixture of oriental and American foods. Service was good. I resented having to walk by a photographer hawking photo poses with a "mermaid" photos- there was no other way into the restaurant.

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