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Pagoda Floating Restaurant
Pagoda Floating Restaurant

Pagoda Floating Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pagodahawaii.com
  • Phone: (808) 948-8356
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast Ala Carte: Daily : 6:30am - 1:00pm
    Brunch Buffet: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Lunch Ala Carte: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner Buffet: Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
    Dinner Ala Carte: Nightly 5:00pm - 9:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: International
  • Executive Chef: Jason Takemura
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Contact us for more information.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Frank De Lima Mother's Day Show
    Champagne Brunch & Dinner Show
    For More Info and Reservations, please call 948-8370

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Keeaumoku
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is $1.00 an hour managed by a company not associated with the restaurant.
A word from Pagoda Floating Restaurant
Escape and experience Pagoda's enchanting waterfall and serene Asian garden as you feast on one of our savory International dinner buffets, or our traditional menu infused with local favorites during breakfast or lunch.

The Pagoda floating restaurant offers private dining for intimate gatherings and banquet rooms for large parties accommodating up to 400.Continued

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Diner Reviews
  • "Good value - food/price. Friendly, accommodating staff."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We haven't been to Pagoda for awhile. We were very pleasantly surprised with the quality, flavor and presentation of our meals. We had rib eye, seafood linguini & butterfish. All excellent. The clam & taro chowder was superb with lots of clams. We felt the prices were also reasonable for what we received."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Deep frying the link sausage is not my idea of a good cook. Requested it grilled and it came back deep fried again."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Food quality was a lot better than before. However, they ran out of crab. For the high price of the buffet, all of the food served should be available to the end. Price is too high. Explains why the restaurant was empty on a Friday night."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "expensive with only passable service. "famous" for crab legs but had no implements to help w/the shells, the prime rib was tough and inedible, the fruit was hard and unripe, the noodles were tasteless and undercooked, and i could go on and on about the poor quality of food. for the exorbitant buffet price only a few bites were decent, if that. it's an interesting, if odd, place. so the only positive thing i can say is "been there, done that," because i will never willingly choose to eat there again."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Our experience there was excellent..the food and service was really good! The only thing I have to say though is that i don't think our teens should pay as much as an adult...kind of pricey."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food just can't be beat! It is great value for a dinner that is both quanitfiably and quantitatively superb."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Selection of food and server was great. Would be nice to bring back chocolate ice cream and cone."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I was looking for a place that was reasonably priced and this was not it. I think they jacked the price up for Mother's Day. Just for my husband and I, our bill was $100. They also did not have a menu, the only option was the buffet. The only thing on the buffet that we enjoyed was the crab legs. They also were hesitant on showing us the drink menu because they didn't have most of the items on it. We won't be going back."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The noodles was burnt :-( the host was accompdating, but our waiter had to be flagged down for service. I was sad that they didn't have Reisling and limited top shelf liquor."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We dined at the Pagoda for the first time. Actually my husband ate there 47 years ago when he was a marine on leave from the Vietnam War on R&R. It is a delightful neighborhood restaurant. The ala carte menu is well crafted and I enjoyed the butter fish. My husband enjoyed the buffet. Our waiter was a real GEM and we'd return just to see him again! "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The food is great with great selections. Crab for days!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Doesn't look like much from the outside and the inside was questionable too but the service was excellent and the food fabulous so I'd give this restaurant an enthusiastic "thumbs up"!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Great tofu watercress salad! Macadamia and chocolate mousse tarts were different! Salmon and menpachi were great! Tempura was excellent, as usual!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This is a must go to spot! The Butterfish. Is to die for! The server was outstanding and the blueberry mojitos were awesome!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We were a group of 4 senior ladies looking for a place where we could talk, have pleasant surroundings, tasty food, reasonable prices, and free parking. We found all these conditions at the Pagoda! We had the salmon belly, loco moco, braised short ribs loco moco, and furikake fresh catch...all delicious except short ribs was a little tough and needed more seasoning. The salmon belly was fantastic! We look forward to going again soon because there is so much more on the menu that we want to try."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Our Waiter Ro was awesome he attended to us like we was his only customer. Our drinks was always filled, table was cleared of used plates for us to bring back new plates to our table. Keep up the good work!!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Pagoda Restaurant was a nice experience with very good food and service. It is a nice "local" spot with great food with a flair. Reasonable prices too for a "hotel" restaurant."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We annually have a birthday party for five honorees, for a total of 20 people. We like it cause it is a kid-friendly place, yet not too loud. Servers are friendly and efficient."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "attractive price $37 per person. Great menu, unfortunately, several stations item not available. no sushi, missing some salads. staff were working hard, however very understaffed. kind of disappointed since this is suppose to be a revamp pagoda with a new chef."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was decent. They did a poor job at keeping the food stocked on the bar and our waiter checked on us oncr and wasn't very pleasant ehen he did. Our table was broken to were it wobbled every time we would cut our food. I told the hostest and asked her to move us but she just stuck a napkin under the table after my second complaint. It was FREEZING in the restaurant your food wouldn't stay hot for long. My husband and I will probably not go back even though the food was decent it's not worth the money or the service you receive."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Everything was great, however one thing that bothered us was how little of the wine they served us. That was disappointing but other then that I LOVED DINING THERE. FOOD WAS GREAT! Atmosphere was great! thank you"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Mostly seafood. Salmon, shoyu poke, inamona poke, tofu salad and tempura were the standouts."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A nice selection of food for breakfast and lunch. Enough to satisfy my hunger. I liked the salad bar and sushi. Everything was fresh and tasty"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "I enjoyed the seafood. Our server made us feel comfortable and the waterfall and the koi pond was beautiful."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We've been to Pagoda many times, enjoying the unique foods & beautiful surroundings. As former locals, we frequented this old establishment back in the "old days" & now every time we visit Honolulu, we will stop by to enjoy the moment that Pagoda offers."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "Haven't been to Pagoda in 25 years and been there twice in 2 months. Food & service was good and the atmosphere was awesome. Noise level very quiet. I would recommend Pagoda to my friends. Enjoyed watching the fish in the ponds."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "My only complaint is the price for kids. The age ends at 8 so I won't be returning because a grandchild turns 9 soon and definitely can't eat the adult price. I would come back if kid price was up to 10 at least. The food was great for our family. The server was excellent removing plates and providing water and other beverages."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "I must say I was a little disappointed. Super long line at the buffet due to parties coming from the banquet room upstairs. The food was really meh and the selection was nowhere near what there should be for the price you are paying. The main attraction here is the koi pond and that's about it. You are better off going to the Oceanarium at the Pacific Beach Hotel. They have a pretty big selection of food and deserts plus if you go there before 5:30 locals get 15% off plus you don't have to go outside and look over the railing to see any fish they are right there looking at you instead. I grew up coming here as a child for many family functions and im glad this place hasnt lost its charm so Pagoda still holds a place in my lineup."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Don't know why we couldn't get a 1930 seating since the place was empty when we got there. No dress code -- can wear party or casual clothes. Big eaters will like the buffet which has a good selection of different foods -- salad portion good, hot entrees lean toward Asian cuisine, desserts are western. One of the few places that has soft vanilla ice cream as part of the dessert section--unusual in a buffet. Food was slightly better on Xmas Day although the oysters were fresher this time on New Year's day. The roast beef was very dry and excessively salty. Steamed fish was very good as was the sashimi. Liked the nalo greens. Would have been nice to have olives in the salad line. Ozoni soup was a nice touch."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "It was the first time in years that I have visited the Pagoda Floating restaurant. The food and place was as good as I remembered it. However, one thing changed that I think is very unnecessary for your business. Charging people to park their vehicles in your structure is kind of ridiculous when you're charging about $40/person for their meals. If this charge is meant to prevent unauthorized parking by people in the surrounding area, I'm another method could be devised."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We should have known that it was not going to be a good experience when we walked in and it smelled bad. The good was mediocare at best."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "I was there in the old HT days when everything was clean and elegant so I planned this event for a family birthday. As it turned out, it was very disappointing. No table cloths, very noisy, The tables were mot clean, the flooring grimy and The place smelled fishy. I am sorry but I shall not go back again"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Was very disappointed as the dessert selection was almost none. Just a pie and fudge sundae?!!! We had to sneak in a few bites from our guests who opted for the buffet. Otherwise it was an okay experience dining at your restaurant."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "I was excited to try the buffet but was very disappointed. The prime rib had no flavor, the tempura batter was thick and hard, the bbq chicken had barely bbq flavor, they were no utensils by the buffet line i needed to ask someone for a knife and waited while she went in the kitchen to get one, no one knew which way the buffet line was going. The only positive was the wait staff was very friendly. The three other people I was with felt the same and was totaaly disappointed in the food. We all would not recommend this buffet to family or friends."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "It was a perfect spot for our reunion of friends. The location of the restaurant (away from the bustle of Waikiki), the location of our table (away from the main entry area), the personal attention by the staff with delicious food topping it all, just made for a wonderful celebration."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Made an online reservation for 6:30 pm and didn't get seated till after 7:05 and we arrived at 6:20. Then only after I asked a second time. Host asked for my name for a second time to look up reservations again, but don't think he ever found it. So he seated us immediately when I told him how long we were waiting. Waiter not especially attentive to serving drinks and clearing table."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Came in for thanksgiving brunch....great attentive and friendly service. Food was tasty, just wish there were more options. Great for kids as they can feed the koi fish surrounding the restaurant."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "The brunch buffet for Thanksgiving was okay. The watercress tofu salad was yummy. Pancakes were average. Nice selection of usual brunch hot items. Good selection of poke & tempura. Waiters were friendly & checked on us regularly despite the holiday rush."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Service was friendly & attentive. Food variety was awesome & great value! Server Ro was spectacular - made us feel like we were the only table in his section, although the room was filled and busy. Definitely made our holiday and made us feel special!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013