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Oceanarium Restaurant

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Waikiki
Japanese, American, Seafood, Hawaiian
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2490 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3240 (Liliuokalani Avenue)
18089221233
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat - Sun 6:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
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
Foid

Has breakfast here yesterday. The food was average and the tables need replaced with new ones. Servers were very pleass

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Brandi1970
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North Rustico, Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband & I ate here every morning with the breakfast package, very good buffet. also the all you can eat king crab was Awesome! the mermaid show was very nice.

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Thank Cheryl B
Winnipeg, Canada
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127 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I brought my daughter here. Last time I was here is 6 years ago. Book ahead. Quality was just as good. Quality of food and service was worth the price. Something you should spoil yourself at least once. I will "always" try to get into this place.

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Thank SIG521
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Has breakfast here yesterday. The food was average and the tables need replaced with new ones. Servers were very pleass

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Thank Brandi1970
Oceanarium R, Manager at Oceanarium Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha Brandi, Glad to hear you are pleased with our servers. We are currently in the process of renovating our entire property and very excited to see the outcome. Thank you for your time to review our restaurant. Kelly A. More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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115 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is definitely a child friendly place to eat and if you don't have children, you might be bothered by the noise. Our kids loved the giant fish tank in the middle of the restaurant. The have fish feedings at 5, 7, 9pm and a mermaid around 7:30. The buffet was excellent with a large selection of soups, salads, seafood,... More 

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1 Thank kmack143
Oceanarium R, Manager at Oceanarium Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha Kmack, I am happy to hear that your family enjoyed yourselves here at Oceanerium. Thank you for your feedback and please come visit us again. Kelly A. More 

Secret Harbour, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was amazing so much to choose from! The snow crabs were delicious. We went on pork night and it was cooked perfect. Only down side is I ate too much and could hardly move after!

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

Aloha Tynielle, Thank you very much for your review. We're happy to hear that the food was amazing. Please visit us again. Kelly A. More 

Newcastle, Australia
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was a little deceived to find that the food didn't meet my expectations for the photos I had seen on web site. To get the all you can eat king crab you have to ask the chef and he will hand you some on a plate and every time you want more you have to ask. I find this... More 

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Thank Colmich
Victoria, Canada
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389 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Located in the Pacific Beach Hotel. Wide selection on the buffet or order off the menu. It might be tasty and filling but at $48 plus tax and tip per person a family can easily pay over $200 for a meal Not including drinks.Menu items can cost a lot more. Just beware of the price.

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Thank dennisjoanna
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

For our last day in Hawaii we decided to splurge on Christmas brunch. We got one of the last available reservations. The food was delicious.

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Thank Jennifer C
Oceanarium R, Manager at Oceanarium Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha Jennifer, I'm glad we were able to accommodate you with a seating on one of the busiest holidays of the year for us and the food was delicious. Hope you visit us again on your next vacation. Kelly A. More 

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

this place was a little hard to find form my gps but we did find it. the food was fresh and lots of it. the giant aquarium was cool to watch and the diver that was feeding the fish was a nice added touch. The price was a bit on the high side but then again not so bad for... More 

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Thank Steve H
Oceanarium R, Manager at Oceanarium Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha Steve H., I'm happy you were able to find us and experienced our wide array of items. We can also make that special day more memorable with a dive sign set before you in front of the aquarium. Thanks again for sharing your visit with us. A Hui Ho! Frank N. Restaurant GM More 

Edmonton, Canada
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We chose this restaurant to celebrate a family member's big birthday. It was a Monday and the all you can eat buffet featured king crab legs. The price tag for adults is set high at $50.00, but overall it was worth it. The selection and quality of the food was very good even though they were very quick at replenishing... More 

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Thank YEG111
Oceanarium R, Manager at Oceanarium Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for choosing Oceanerium to celebrate your family member's special day. I am glad you enjoyed our quality of great food. We hope to see you soon! Kelly A. More 

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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: 18089221233

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 50
  • Cuisine: Japanese, American, Seafood, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, 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
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Dallas, Oregon
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