We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Oceanarium Restaurant

$$$$
Waikiki
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
2490 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3240 (Liliuokalani Avenue)
808-922-1233
Website
Today
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
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.
read more
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Large groups
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 402 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 119
    Excellent
  • 112
    Very good
  • 93
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 47
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
It's all about the CRAB

This restaurant was in walking distance of the Hyatt Regency. We fell in love with the fact it was all you can eat King Crab Legs. Oh! Yep! And Prime Rib, and all the rest of the buffet. Well I can only review the legs as we ate our weight in them. Delicious is all I can say. We our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
SVANTHOFF
,
Henderson, Nevada
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

402 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Henderson, Nevada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This restaurant was in walking distance of the Hyatt Regency. We fell in love with the fact it was all you can eat King Crab Legs. Oh! Yep! And Prime Rib, and all the rest of the buffet. Well I can only review the legs as we ate our weight in them. Delicious is all I can say. We our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Daventry, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Sounds romantic. Dining in an aquarium while mermaids and scuba divers swim and feed manta rays. Well, it would be, if it wasn't for the scores of screaming kids and with them, pissed off waiters, sticky tables and substandard buffet style dining experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Worst dinner experience ever.I'm sorry that I didn't do a better researh before I went.I feel like I threw $100 in the garbage tonight (this is for buffet only for 2 people,no drinks),totally not worth it.Service was horrible,the athmosphere is like in the cheapest buffet you can imagine and food too.They didn't want to seat us next to the fish... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rogers, Texas
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Aquarium glass was dirty and the food was just average. Not bad but very overpriced for what you get.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mission Viejo, CA
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My second time at Oceanarium and it didn't disappoint. Buffet has a wide variety of food (primarily seafood oriented, naturally), but there's also a carving station. Great selection on the buffet, including some surprisingly REALLY good poke, which is atypical of buffets (ate tons of it, too!) The fish/rays/etc in the aquarium are mostly the kind you'd see in any... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canton, Ohio
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The best part of this restaurant is the giant aquarium. This is a buffet style service. I attended on seafood night. The food was okay. I wasn't thrilled about eating seafood served from warming trays. There are not a lot of options for families with picky kids. I would not eat here again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
penna.
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Despite reading several bad reviews about here,we went back for another visit.( we ate here last time 2 yrs ago). We were greeted nicely,seated promptly,an given water upon being seated.Shortly the waiter was there an off we went.Sunday nite5pm dinner.We found all items ready an proper.Alaskian king crab nite was an awsome feast,as was snow crabs,mahimahi ,coconut shrimp,and much more.The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alberta
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The food was average and a bit cold. We were astonished when we realized that it was $45 per person!!! When you add in exchange rate, it was even worse. Certainly not the best. Service was good and the views of the aquarium were cool.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This was a nice place for dinner. Buffet or menu option. Kids love the buffet (not cheap, but pretty good food). The aquarium is fun for kids and adults alike.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The staff was amazingly friendly! We walked in and greeted immediately by the host (Shelly). She immediately showed us to our seats and offered the choice to dine from the buffet or the a la carte menu. I have to say their a la carte menu was excellent even though we came for the Thursday night King Crab Legs buffet.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Oceanarium Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Oceanarium Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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, Large groups, Entertaining clients

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Oceanarium Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?