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Oceanarium Restaurant

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2490 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3240 (Liliuokalani Avenue)
6:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Lanai City, Hawaii
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were greeted nicely and first impression was nice. We were walked to our table and then that was it. No idea if I could just got and start the buffet, since the person seating us knew that 1 was having buffet 1 ala carte it would have been nice for a little explanation or even asking if it was... More 

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Claremont, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Buffet was limited but everything I tried was good. The King Crab was delicious and the service was great!

Thank cheri558
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only dined there for breakfast. Food was good on the buffet. Even my picky eaters liked it. Some servers are more engaging than others. The aquarium was closed due to renovations until next year. I would definitely visit when the aquarium is open.

Thank cmcgirl
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the hotel and visited the restaurant for breakfast before we began our day of touring. The omelet station was a good feature. The breakfast buffet had fruit, baked Hawaiian pastries, bread selections, soup, sausage, bacon, scrambled, eggs, potatoes, pancakes, waffles, Hawaiian syrups. On the buffet was a fried rice dish. This was absolutely delicious. Overall, the breakfast buffet... More 

Thank divalicious1
Anaheim, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been there 3 times only because it is in the hotel. The aquarium is nice and divers are entertaining. Service is Not good. Food not good but overpriced.

Thank dunnachiem
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

We were in Waikiki as a "wish" for my daughter that she received from the Make a Wish Foundation. One issued she has is severe food allergies. The management was very accommodating In allowing us to bring in our daughters food so she could enjoy the experience with us. The buffet was fresh and had a wide variety. The staff... More 

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Oceanarium R, General Manager at Oceanarium Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha Lou v, It's so great that you folks came and Mahalo for sharing your experience with us. I'm glad we could accommodate your family's needs and would do it again without blinking. With Love and Aloha, Frank N. Restaurant GM More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

One of the best buffets in Waikiki. The Alaskan Crab Legs are the highlight. Amazing huge aquarium right there in the restaurant teaming with all varieties of fish, and if your lucky a cute mermaid.

Thank davidM972QQ
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We went here two years ago and the food was fresh and value for money and of course the aquarium was a great feature. Unfortunately the aquarium is under construction and is closed until 2017... They have however not reduced the price! The food tasted stale and was not fresh especially the crab and seafood. There was pork belly but... More 

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Mouth of Wilson, Virginia
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

They have a nightly Seafood buffet. (You can also order off a menu). The buffet is fabulous!!! Fresh Seafood and Prime Rib! Oh my, the variety of salads, vegies, rices and other Asian sides are amazing. Alaskan King crab legs as well as snow crab legs! The desserts and fresh fruit seems endless! Such a great deal!!! They also have... More 

Thank Brenda S
New Orleans, Louisiana
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98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Our hotel recommended this restaurant for its Thanksgiving buffet and they didn't go wrong. We also enjoyed the aquarium views - sorry to see that it is under refurbishment - but the food was really worth the price. Its large variety and unlimited trips were in line with the price.

Thank Grendyl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $50
Chinese, American, Sushi, Asian, Hawaiian, Seafood
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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
At Pacific Beach Hotel's Ilima award-winning Oceanarium Restaurant, 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. Nowhere else on the island will you find a dining experience quite like this. Oceanarium Tank Notice: We are no longer able to provide dive signs/message boards as our Oceanarium tank will be undergoing an extensive renovation. The Oceanarium is expected to re-open in 2017 with a completely new look, all new marine life, and coral reefs that replicate the waters of Waikiki. Mahalo.

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