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Oceanarium Restaurant

2490 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3240 (Waikiki)
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Ranked #407 of 1,885 restaurants in Honolulu
Price range: $31 - $50
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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58% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We were looking for a memorable place to dine on our one day visit to Waikiki, but the various restaurants we had wanted to go to were fully booked. Oceanarium was available, so we went there. It is a large open dining area in the ground floor of the Pacific Beach Hotel with a large fish tank in the middle.... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Great variety; fresh selections; biggest crablegs; every night is a different theme; from shrimp night to hog heaven to kamaaina fridays.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

ok - it's a BUFFET. all you can eat bland seafood. your paying for the VIEW - which is awesome. Make this your last night, special dinner.

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Eugene, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Lovely restaurant in Pacific Beach Hotel has an excellent breakfast buffet. We enjoyed this unique experience - watching fish swim by our table.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This place is mostly known for its buffet, but even I couldn't pay the discounted rate of $42 (reg. $48) for my family of 4 to dine here. After walking around the block looking for a place to eat brunch, we were turned-off by the long-lines and high-prices of Eggs'n Things across the street, and ended up back at the... More

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Ottawa, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We were there on seafood buffet night. $46 per plate for adult, $19 for a child. The food was delicious. You can see the aquarium from any table. It is pricey, but really fun for a special occasion.

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The Nutmeg State
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Lots of choices and variety. Went there on Monday night which was "All you can eat Crab Legs". The place was very busy but the waiter kept coming and cleaning the table. Food is average to good. Pricey a bit $50 per person for the type of food and quality. Overall it was good. Big aquarium with divers feeding fish.

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Ogden, Utah, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The Sunday brunch buffet that we had was great!! All you could eat everything. Crab legs, shrimp several different ways, sushimi, salmon, and a lot of other great food that they kept fresh and hot. Very well worth the price, and i recommend for all.

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Chico, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Our local friend brought us to his favorite Oahu buffet for dinner. The spread was very generous with seafood, prime rib, etc. Plenty of wait-staff to remove our plates & provide utensils for crab-leg cracking. Had to get up several times to take pictures of the activities in the aquarium: a scuba-diver feeding the creatures, a mermaid, a giant garoupa... More

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Quispamsis, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Dinner for two. Loud, crowded,bad low quality buffet food. Disappointed to say the least. Service was rushed and fair. Expected much more for price. Will not return for sure and recommend you save your dollars and go to McDonald's for a fish sandwich.

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