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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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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Great atmosphere....

I loved this restaurant in the Pacific Beach Hotel....very popular too with tourists as always a good crowd....loved eating with the fishes!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Ipswich, Australia
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  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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Ipswich, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I loved this restaurant in the Pacific Beach Hotel....very popular too with tourists as always a good crowd....loved eating with the fishes!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I went bye myself for an early dinner at 430 when they opened on Crab night. The food was great. The snow crab legs where served cold just.like I like them and had sweet succulent meat. The kind crab was served hot and was a lttle over cooked on some, but very good also. There are plenty of salads and... More 

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Cochran, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Food was terrible... Over Priced.... Cold food.... Took a long time for waiter to come by....Lady taking pictures no warning... she just snaps!!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Had their breakfast on our first morning in Waikiki. It was very early in the morning so we didn't have to wait to be seated or long for our food. The food and service was really good. For two, our breakfast came out to less than 40 bucks. The tank inside the restaurant was really cute. The different species are... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We have visited this restaurant on a previous visit and it was great. Not this trip, seafood was so so. Our little group of 4, were disappointed in this buffet. Being a vegetarian, I can normally work around the buffets and find plenty of wonderful salads and vegetables cooked in amazing herbs and spices. Sadly at the oceanarium any salads... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Did not eat there last trip.. But have eaten twice before.. Great food, plenty of it.. However the aquarium is amazing .. The mermaid who feeds the fish is wonderful

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Burnaby
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A tour guide recommended this place for the king crab legs. So I made a reservation and went. Food: It's an all-you-can-eat buffet with sushi, pasta, king crab legs and various other goodies. The food was only okay, and the king crab legs were definitely boiled in overly-salted water. Ambiance: Their schtick is the large aquarium in the dining area.... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We enjoyed the buffet which had a wide variety of foods, including all you can eat king crab legs. Also the inside aquarium had a diver feeding the fish, and then five minutes after they left, a mermaid came and did water acrobatics. Kids loved it.

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Robinson, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This place was recommended to us by the hotel concierge. We were informed that a mermaid would be swimming in the aquarium and that they had a wonderful buffet. The buffet was pricey, no buffet is worth nearly $50 per person. The mermaid swimming in the aquarium with the other fish was really odd. Overall, we spent a lot of... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

There were some really lovely choices available but not a huge variety. I did feel it was a bit too expensive for the buffet even though they has some seafood. The dining room is quite big so not many people got to sit near the aquarium.

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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, Doing business, Large groups

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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