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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Late Night, 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
Breakfast at its best sourced local

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Regina L
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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

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SYDNEY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We were recommended to dine here by a few tour guides we met during our stay. Bookings are essential - especially as there was 10 of us! The decor is a little dated, so don't expect something flash & modern! The food was either a-la-carte or Buffet. We chose buffet as easier for a group of 10. There was lots... More 

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Salt Lake City, UT
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This restaurant at Pacific Beach Hotel offers buffets style meals, dinner time including Seafood buffets. There is a three stories Aquarium in the restaurant which has many different kind of fishes and the diver is feeding fishes in it sometime. It is a lot of fun to watching while you are having meals.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Wondered into this restaurant by chance. Seaford buffet! Thought what can be wrong? Food was mediocre at best, way over priced. Best part of dinner, the scuba diver that feeds the fish and plays with the sting rays

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Stony Brook
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The Oceanarium offers a buffet-style dinner with seating in front of a very large aquarium. Regular food offerings include sushi, saimin, various cold salads, crab legs, prime rib, different vegetables, seafood pasta made to order, and a dessert bar. My wife and I went on “Shrimp Night,” and thus there were also trays of coconut shrimp, a sweet and sour-style... More 

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Bellwood, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

If you like king and snow crab .. some traditional asian fare and a few select entrees and dont mind the cost you will need to stop here .. A reservation is preferred so you can get a sea right next to the HUGE water tank and fish .. Which features a very LARGE grouper and if your timing is... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The Oceanarium restaurant located inside the Pacific Beach Hotel is pretty good. A buffet style seafood(mostly) restaurant. Although, there is a chef on hand to carve the prime rib or cook up a couple dishes for you, such as clams Alfredo. I loved the coconut shrimp! Our waiter was very nice. There is a large aquarium for a background. The... More 

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Oceanarium R, Restaurant GM at Oceanarium Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha wutzup907, I'm very thankful you chose Oceanarium for your special occassion. We're pleased that you loved the coconut shrimp! It's my favorite item as well. We can't wait to hear from you soon. Mahalo, Frank N. More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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759 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 838 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We have enjoyed Pacific Beach Hotel's unique seafood restaurant several times in past years, because one wall of their dining room features a floor-to-ceiling aquarium with over 400 fish, and sea life. Occasionally you also watch scuba divers both feeding the fish, and completing maintenance inside the tank while your enjoying your meal! And often an attractive mermaid swimming about... More 

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Oceanarium R, Restaurant GM at Oceanarium Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha MTNClimber2013, Thank you so much for your comments. We hope to see you soon! A Hui Ho! Frank N. More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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212 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We stumbled upon this restaurant while we were out looking, and we were both pleasantly surprised at the quality and choose of seafood and other foods available at the buffet. Fish, crabs etc were all good and tasty, huge selection of foods to choose from. The aqua tank was great. Low ambience, but great place if you are hungry.

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Oceanarium R, Restaurant GM at Oceanarium Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha danjonelson, Thank you very much for review. We're excited to hear that you pleased with our offerings and overall experience. We offer a variety of menu items depending on the day of the week. Be sure to check us out again soon. A Hui Ho! Frank N - Restaurant GM More 

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We came here 6 years ago and back then I would've given this place 5 stars. It is nowhere near as good as it used to be. The crab legs, though tasted good, were small, the oysters were room temperature, and there were no chilled king prawns available. Sadly we won't be returning.

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

Aloha Tamara T, We sincerely appreciate your feedback and will use your experience as a tool to raise the bar. While we are continuing to strive to provide the best food and service possible, we seemed to have missed the mark with your experience. I hope that you will visit us again when your in town so that we can... 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: Entertaining clients, Large groups, Families with children

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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