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“One of the best buffets in Waikiki” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Oceanarium Restaurant

Oceanarium Restaurant
2490 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3240 (Waikiki)
808-922-1233
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Ranked #525 of 1,940 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.
Honolulu
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17 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“One of the best buffets in Waikiki”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This restaurant has a great variety of foods to choose from. Seafood buffet is excellent. Waiter was very courteous and attentive to our needs . Reservations are highly recommended and can be done online. Fish tank offers a great scenic view while you dine. Kamaaina rate offered, but it is pricey but good to splurge on that special someone once in awhile. Great seafood, prime rib, sushi, and great dessert selection as well. But do come hungry to get your money's worth!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Westerville, OH
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“Extensive buffet - but a few negatives”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Prime Rib and Crab Legs all you can eat for $45 right on Waikiki Beach - seems fairly reasonable. Food was good - not great. Seating was too cramped - too many tables in to small a space. Pushy fellow diners ... to point of being rude and the cramped quarters plus lack of sufficient prime rib temperature selections ... not everyone likes it the same - a couple roasts at same time with temp selections would make sense. Crab legs were, like the rest of the meal. okay. Overall the aquarium was neat especially at feeding time, but I question if this really offers a fair return - with drinks and tip, well over $100 for two ... I think I could find a better place to spend that.

Visited January 2013
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Moline, Illinois
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“Come hungry”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

The food was really good. Large variety and lots of it. Get a coupon from the conceire desk on 2nd floor or a free magazine (found everywhere) as this place is somewhat pricey.

Visited August 2012
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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“Watching the sting rays”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

It's a great place to meet with friends and family. The huge water tank was fun for the kids. The buffet line offered prime rib, crab legs, sushi, etc. Good value.

Visited November 2012
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“Food was good but pricey”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

The food was good but it was expensive. There were not many fish in the aquarium and it could do with a renovation. There are better restaurants around for less money.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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