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Tango Contemporary Cafe

#182 of 1,773 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Ala Moana - Kakaako
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1288 Ala Moana Blvd, Hokua Bldg Ste 120, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Came here a few times for dinner and each time we really enjoyed the tasty food and excellent service. Although the restaurant was very busy last night, which was a Wednesday night, our server did not rush us at all and was very good in always checking up on our table. The food was very delicious, we tried on more... More 

Thank olollyberry
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

I came here for a late lunch with a friend of mine. I ordered the classic burger (medium) and seafood chowder. She ordered the beet salad with chicken. My burger was not much to speak of. The meat wasn't seasoned particular. The oat grain bun was hearty and tasty. The salad and pickles vegetables were a great accompaniment. Fresh and... More 

Thank Asya M
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Very small restaurant. Seating is crowded. Food presentation is very nice but food itself is anticlimactic. Too expensive for what you get. Corkage fee is $25.00 per bottle.

Thank Mia B
Honolulu, Hawaii
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This has fast become my favorite breakfast place on Oahu, though I wish it opened earlier as most of us have to work earlier( opens at 7 AM). Menu for breakfast is outstanding with its variety ; but my favorites are the Loco Moco with its braised beed and fried rice that is as complex as it is scrumptious. Though... More 

Thank saffronsantorini
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

My Aunt brought me here for breakfast, Its a cute place, Setup was very casual and service was good, Ruben was polite and helpful. I ordered the fresh fruit platter along with the Breakfast Danishes, and a Eggs Benedict, Loco Moco and Crab. it was really tasty. I prefer the crab over the Loco Moco.

Thank kboy75
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

I had gone to Tango to have breakfast, and ordered the Eggs Benedict! The food was fabulous! They offer a few varieties of Eggs Benedict so you can't go wrong!

Thank Duke C
Lake Forest, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Very attractive spot (plus adjacent self-parking garage). Excellent food, creative choices, artfully presented (yet priced right!). Delicious European-style coffee. The four of us were consistently pleased on our repeat visits. Truly looking forward to enjoying this new all-day dining favorite in Honolulu.

Thank edw-ww
Ottawa, Canada
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

A symphony of flavors for your taste buds. Everything about this place points to quality - from the service on through to the exceptional food. Order Wine and get to use some amazing high tech German wine glasses... You'll be amazed at how much better the wine tastes. Worth the visit for that alone.

Thank Spartan61
Ban Patong, Phuket, Thailand
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176 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

Average price for food. Nice looking restaurant with around 16 tables. Polite wait staff. The food, however, is lacking. I ordered duck confit with eggs. I requested poached eggs, which were cooked hard. I prefer firm whites but runny yolks. The rest of the dish was comprised of fried duck confit with diced potatoes and onions. Very bland. Needs much... More 

Thank Tim K
Honolulu, Hawaii
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

This is a cute cafe with an interesting mix of Swedish and Italian. Yeah, that's right! They had a fair rendition of plättar and pytt i panna, but nothing to write to Sverige about. Overpriced and very inefficient and cool service both make it doubtful I'll return any time soon.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1288 Ala Moana Blvd, Hokua Bldg Ste 120, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Ala Moana - Kakaako
  • Neighborhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
  • Phone Number: 808-593-7288

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?