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“Breakfast: Excellent food, busy (expect a wait, worth it)”

Tango Contemporary Cafe
Ranked #185 of 2,370 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
Seattle, USA
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Breakfast: Excellent food, busy (expect a wait, worth it)”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

We went here for brunch sick of Waikiki prices and, well, you know...

This was an awesome choice. The brunch food was really good. We tried the loco-moco benedict (crazy rich, and delicious) and the Gravlax benedict (also awesome). Expect a wait as this is a local joint but easy parking makes it well worth it to get out of the fray of touristy Waikiki.

For the coffee lover, it is great coffee and the one refill is all you need!

Yum!

  • Visited June 2014
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MIDLAND
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Compliments to the Chef”
Reviewed March 17, 2014

Our four entrees very good. Boullabaise, a fish dish, chicken and mushroom roulade with shrimp. To supplement the meal soup or salad can be ordered with complimentary sorbet. Some in party felt entre course of modest size. Our server attentive and gracious.

  • Visited March 2014
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SF CA
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fine Dining in a Sleek Cafe”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

If you're just walking along Ala Moana Blvd. in the upscale area of Honolulu and you were to look at the bright orange marquis with "Tango" on it you'd never really think there was a fine dining restaurant behind those full plate glass windows--- but there is and it's fantastic! It doesn't scream fine dining at a glance in terms of stuffy or overdone--just sleek, simple Scandinavian and somewhat casual-looking yet pristine. The name, "Tango" has nothing to do with Argentina or the dance...it's a combination of first and last names familiar to the owners. One glance at the dinner menu has you thinking European at its best with brilliant application of local ingredients with fine touches of French, Italian and Scandinavian cuisine with words like "gravlax", "confit", "caramelized foie gras", "hand cut fettucini" jumping off the page at you. Their wine list is equally impressive with tasty choices from around the globe. Dinner prices are so reasonable it is almost startling. Our dinner choices leaned towards the Italian choices on the menu with a superb risotto, and the langoustine with home made fettucini which were off the charts. You cannot afford to miss this restaurant for dinner...and as I've read, you could have the same enthusiastic response to their breakfast and lunch menus!! Next time we're in town Tango will be at the top of the list for whatever meal is up next!!

  • Visited February 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Still love the food, staff and service!”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

I no longer live in Honolulu, but visit frequently and try to get over to Tango as often as possible. Last week, we were able to have dinner and breakfast there and - as usual - food was outstanding. Breakfast: swedish pancakes thin and ymmy with a wonderful fruit compote. Eggs florentine fantastic - the hollandaise was so good. Dinner was great - juicy steak and a lovely seafood "stew". All meals are plated beautifully. Coffee is delicious and the desserts are too good to resisi. I'm so glad that the great rating I gave almost 3 years ago is still correct. A great escape from Waikiki and all of the overpriced hotel meals and mainland chain restaurants. You will not be disappointed!

  • Visited February 2014
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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162 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Late lunch”
Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Open till 4pm for lunch and dinner starts from 5pm. This cafe is really convenient when I miss lunch hour around this area and offers good food. Price is not too expensive with fresh ingredients and quality. Will be back for trying for breakfast next.

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