Pagoda Floating Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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International
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.

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OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to bring visitors, the food was great, great place to just eat and socialize.

g
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This Saturday's Lunch buffet was extremely popular with multiple diverse groups celebrating many occasions! Consequently, the normal transquil ambiance was booming with noise and activities from the larger parties which made our small table a bit ovewhelminly loud. The salad bar was depleted by the time we went to see, but overtime, the management and staff did an remarkable job trying to service so many people. Outstanding !

JR
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Took my husband for his birthday. We like to go there for their prime rib and crab. Their salad is pretty good too. They gave my husband a nice looking cupcake for his birthday and tasted good but rich. We will go there for their prime rib and crab when we have a craving because their buffet is affordable.

G
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!!! Also host Waitress , waiter was very friendly . They were on it, every time my drink was low , they came to fill it up . Also clean my dirty dish with crab shells etc.

CT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No better place in the Islands for a great all you can eat buffet with king crab legs, prime rib, poke,salads,sushi, ice cream, deserts galore the price will amaze you and affordable for the whole family. Love the Pagoda restaurant and Hotel for all of Honolulu visits from the Big Island of Hawaii.

MG
Hawaii
43 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We live here in Honolulu and had out of town guests to take to lunch. We wanted to go to a place that was close to where our guests were staying and that there was a variety of food in the buffet.

For the price, it was fine. The food at other places would cost alot more and for lunch, most people don't eat much.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed ourselves! It was just a little crowded. Overall we had a wonderful time!!!

K
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The breakfast buffet on a Saturday morning is always delicious. The price is right at $14.95/person, $11.95/senior. Basic breakfast (eggs, rice, waffles, pancakes breakfast meats, fruits, cereals) also has salad and my favorite Miso soup. Always after breakfast my friend likes to feed the koi. It is like a diamond in the rough or a nice spot in the middle of an urban jungle.

j
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food not as good as previous visits. Service and ambiance excellent.

DS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We truly appreciated the accommodations that Kevin made with adjusting our seating to the inside of restaurant instead of the rooms outside because of our seniors. And our server Lisa was fantastic!

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! ♥️♥️♥️

JR
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went there for their prime ribs and crabs. We were not disappointed. Surprised that their salads was also good. We'll go back again.

UG
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at the Pagoda Floating Restaurant was amazing. The food was delicious. The service was amazing. And the view was spectacular.

TT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The roast beef was quite tough and dry, the turkey was too salty and the stuffing was mushy, the fish had no taste, the noodles were dried out, the soup base had absolutely no flavor, the shoyu chicken was very dry in the center.

However the poke, icecream and dessert selection was very good. The servers were very attentive and quick at clearing our plates.

NF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real Waikiki gym, charming setting and excellent Hawaiian fare, especially ‘ono’ is the fish. Mahalo for a wonderful evening and excellent dining experience!

W
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

My first impression of the Pagoda was the ladies' restroom. It was horrible...2 out of 3 commodes were either not flushable or fill with toilet paper.
The ladies were very accommodating but the food was not too appetizing. We invited friends from the mainland and they were not planning to return to the restaurant.

g
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Today's visit at 12-noon was very busy as there were several groups of people celebrating events in addition to smaller parties. The food was excellent, but the service per table appeared to be a little overwhelmed considering the available staff and the large number of people. However, it seems everyone took it in stride as ordinarily, service is very good along with good food and a friendly ambiance. I will be back many times again!

SS
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Great food for the price! The atmosphere was wonderful although it smelled fishy as we entered but it was because we were surrounded by Koi swimming all around the restaurant! Very nice place to eat in Honolulu.

JL
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for the price we paid with the senior discount. Service was awesome!

g
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pagoda Floating Restaurant has a very reasonable lunch buffet with freshly made entrees, salads, and specials for the day! The parking is great for convenience, and very affordable. I always make a reservation even though it is for "two". Besides the food, the friendliness of the staff and the waitresses are what i look forward to in making my dining experience happy and welcoming. So I am a repeat customer, and all my guests remark how reasonable and good the restaurant is! Mahalo!

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was mine and my moms first time going there and it was the best. No waiting. The food was awesome. The waiters kept checking on us making sure we were ok and cleaned the plates and refilled our drinks.

K
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I would not recommend the lunch buffet. It was less than half of the offerings we had for the brunch buffet. Granted it was half the price but not satisfying at all. My pasta was cold and the salad choices were negligible

RM
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great. Noise level was very low so we could hear each other speaking. The garden was beautiful. Koi pond was very clean snd had vast amount of Kois. Our guest from Japan really enjoyed the food snd restaurant.
I for got to use my Japanese Chamber of Commerce (JCC) 10% discount card.
Thank you for the great dinner for our Japanese visitor friend.
Roy Matsuo. 351-7505

K
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family was very happy with the quality of the food, the excellent service and the wonderful table we had. I would definitely return for another occasion. In fact I’m coming back for lunch on Thursday.

WM
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The atmosphere was great. Severs provided friendly service. My seating was at 1pm and by the time we got to the dessert table most of the dessert on the table were completely gone. It would have been nice to have the dessert bar partially refilled for the late patrons. My suggestion would be to go at least 2 hours prior to closing of the buffet.

i
Hawaii
85 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Birthday brunch for eight! Fabulous!

k
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still maintains a local atmosphere.
Service very good..
Food sekection very good. Something for everyone.

OT
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They must have

VM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, customer service, and friendliness!

WP
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh yes-great staff, wonderful service, and onolicious food!

DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value, food and service! Would highly recommend for special gatherings and occasions

OB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Surprisingly good food and selection for the price but no breakfast items for the brunch.

S
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to eat and friendly staff. I love their koi fish as their attraction for the guest. They are giving a free meal for every birthday celebrants.

LM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had a dinner with our son and his children, aged 14 and 9. We all enjoyed the Friday night buffet immensely. The buffet choices suited everyone's taste and we were all very satisfied. Our waiter was cheerful and engaging. Feeding the koi after dinner made it a special ending. On Saturday morning the noise level was a little high for my husband with his hearing aids and the waitress seemed a bit stressed, maybe because we ate around 8? Sunday morning we tried breakfast at 7 and it was so quiet and peaceful--a nice last morning for our stay. We enjoyed eating from the menu better for breakfast!!

CA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience1

No prime rib, no crab legs. The food that they have is average at best. Used to be awesome.

KT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anna, our waitress knows us and remembers our preferences and always gives us good service. The other staff members were also very helpful. Enjoy going to Pagoda for our very special occasions.
Thank you.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!!! Best staff...awesome for kids!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

J'en ai fait des buffets, celui-là est celui que je déconseil le plus. La nourriture n'était pas bonne : pomme de terre pas cuite, saumon très sec, sushi difficile à manger. Pour les desserts, seul la crème glacée était bonne. Le service n'était pas mieux : un jus d'ananas qui piquait la langue et avait un arrière-goût, heureusement que nous avons réussi à le faire changer....le nouveau était mieux mais sans plus, ce qui est un comble avec toute la pub que l'on peut voir à Hawaii sur l'immense champs d'ananas Dole. Le sprite n'était pas du sprite. La table n'était pas vite débarrassé et les boissons n'étaient pas vite rechargés ( je veux dire par là, au vu du nombre de personne que nous étions dans cette partie de la salle, il était très facile de voir les assiettes sur la tables ainsi que les verres vides). Et à la fin, pour un groupe de 6, ma note fut très salée pour ce niveau médiocrité et le serveur qui s'est mis un pourboire de 15% sur la note finale. Lorsque le service le vaut, je ne dis rien, mais dans ce cas précis, il ne méritait pas du tout ce pourboire. Alors que d'autres serveurs que je pouvais voir de ma place, valaient les 15% de pourboire.
En conclusion, le décor extérieur est magnifique, mais l'intérieur est à éviter. Pour notre dernier soir à Hawaii, nous avons été plus que déçu de ce buffet.

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TJ
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous! The group enjoyed the food and service. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful.

JB
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic value! Lunch buffet exceeded our expectations!