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About 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.

1525 Rycroft St.
Honolulu, HI 96814
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
International

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

Cross Street:
Keeaumoku

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 948-8356

Website:
http://www.pagodahawaii.com/

Catering:
Contact us for more information.

Parking Details:
Parking is $1.00 an hour managed by a company not associated with the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Jason Takemura

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Frank De Lima Mother's Day Show
Champagne Brunch & Dinner Show
For More Info and Reservations, please call 948-8370

Private Dining

The restaurant offers private dining in our outdoor teahouses that are located outside on the pond. There are three available that seats from 8-20 people.

Pagoda Floating Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (23)
Special Occasion (17)
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Comfort Food (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Fun (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Waterfront (5)
Authentic (5)
Business Meals (4)
Disabled Access (4)
People Watching (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Seasonal (3)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Romantic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

It was a most enjoyable Saturday night buffet. Our server was friendly and the food was exceptional for a buffet at that price. Food was not salty and was served in smaller dishes that were replenished often to keep everything fresh. Great all around.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 3 days ago

Celebrated a birthday there. Main reason was for the snow crab. The rest of the buffet is a bonus. Since we had a large party, we got the private tea house. This was our first time in the tea house. It was perfect for our party. Our waiter was awesome. Food was great as usual!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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·Dined 6 days ago

To me, the best part of the buffet was the poke. I also liked the sliced tako and the salads. The meat was really fatty, though tasty, and the lemon chicken had no taste! Please pour more sauce on the chicken. However, the sautéed fish was good, and I liked the zenzai. People were disappointed that you no longer have the soft-serve ice cream.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Enjoyed the ambiance of dinner in a ‘hut’; children entertained by feeding the koi. Great service from waiter Terry.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Aloha, we had our company party in one of the outriggers and was excellent. All could converse easily - service was excellent - food was very tasty - lots to choose from.

A wonderful party for all. We will recommend and return for another event.

Mahalo,
Dan Coscina (Daga Hawaii)

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We enjoyed the Pagoda Floating Restaurant's Friday Hawaiian lunch buffet, which included kalua pig, laulau, lomi-lomi salmon, poi, and haupia. Server Keith Kawahara was cordial and attentive throughout our meal, and, later, willingly accommodated our request to take group photos in the garden above the koi pond. Delicious dishes and excellent service amid beautiful surroundings made our early New Year's family celebration a special one. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Kudos to the great service. Felt like family. Free crab platter didn’t have the same quality crab legs as the regular platter. Understood if was smaller but not difference in quality. Otherwise excellent and would highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The staff was friendly and attentive. My husband ordered the crab leg buffet and I ordered the regular buffet. Although the price is reasonable I was very disappointed in the quality and selection of the food available on the buffet. It was also bland and tasteless. We asked to be seated near the window and was cheerfully moved to the last remaining table for two with a view of the koi ponds. Unfortunately it was the closest table to the kitchen which produced a terrible smell. This meal out was to celebrate my husband’s birthday and I chose the Floating Pagoda because he wanted crab legs. With a little care and finesse in the kitchen this could be a great restaurant. Until then we won’t return.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

It was my moms Birthday and she loved it. Spending time with the family and enjoying an overall wonderful meal was the highlight of her stay at the Pagoda. Thank you!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 20, 2017

just okay but then very few reasonable buffets left in Honolulu

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Service was excellent and consistent . We love coming here on occasions.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Waterfront, People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Awesome food, atmosphere & Great Wait Staff. It was so easy to make reservations and they call to confirm.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Absolutely great food, awesome service and nice family gathering place.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My wife & I always enjoy eating at Pagoda restaurant. The food was great and our server, Dennis, went above & beyond in providing us an excellent dining experience. He always kept our ice tea glasses full, provided us a constant supply of napkins, removed used plates immediately and checked with us constantly if we needed anything. We will definitely be going back to Pagoda again in the near future.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Very attentive service. Dennis, our waiter made sure we had plenty to eat. Also, made sure our drink orders were correct and ordered when wanted. Food great. Out of town friends very happy with Pagoda. They want to come back during next visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Casual, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Got there early, seat myself at the bar. Was greeted by bartender. I ordered a drink.
To start the evening right she made a perfect drink.
Party arrived, my family and grandkids total 7 of us. We were seated early and began at our own pace.
Everything was perfect. The taste and offerings you can't go wrong for the price. My fav were prime rib, crab legs, tempura, oysters, sashimi. It's divide into separate buffet islands. Salad bar, seafood bar, hot buffet and carving station. I'm not a dessert person but dessert selections was minimal.
Waiter was joking and attentive. Hostess welcomed us wit aloha!
The place needs a face left.
The food and atmosphere, casual and relaxing,island style dining.
I'll be back!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 23, 2017

If I could give this restaurant a 0, I would.

1 person found this review helpful.
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a great time. It was our Thanksgiving dinner due to we all work on that day every year. Service and food was fantastic. My grandchildren loved the colorful koi and big ulua fishes. Our server Van was friendly and attentive which made our evening even better. Thank you again!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food. Service was outstanding, from host to waiter.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

When our party of 7 arrived for our 5:30 reservation (on time) we were greeted by the host who was quick to tell us we needed to be done by 7:00 because he had another large group coming in. The restaurant tables were only 1/4 occupied at that time & we were sitting inside. Our server was fantastic & very attentive. My kids loved the Koi ponds & enjoyed feeding the fish. The food was not worth the price of $39.99 per person. If you can dine there during the week when the buffet is cheaper I would say give it a try. The atmosphere is unique & watching the fish was cool. On a side note when we left there were still many empty tables available for the next large party.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

One of the best places to eat!!!!

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was ono and the service was supah good! I would highly recommend Pagoda to friends and co-workers for get together parties.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 22, 2017

They have spruced up the place with paint, new carpeting etc. so it is looking much better than the last time I was there! The food quality is still good and the staff keeps all the dishes replenished regularly. It is a great setting during the day and we had a wonderful time.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary there, the food was exceptional, lots of delicious choices for any and every palate. Waiter was very attentive.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Had my son’s birthday dinner at Pagoda and it was fabulous! Got there a bit before the reservation time and they had our table reserved and sat us down right away. We got to eat at the buffet; with it’s many choices everyone was happy! And the desert table was awesome! At the end my son was presented with a “happy birthday” slice of strawberry cheese cake and everyone sang him happy birthday! Loved it!

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Casual, Authentic
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food and staff were awesome. I will be back to dine there again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, People Watching, Spicy, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Live Sports
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was a little disappointing, nothing special. Like the location, central to most places, the kids enjoyed watching and feeding the carps. The staff was excellent, very responsive and pleasant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Flavorful food. Delicious prime rib and crab legs. Staff was very friendly, caring and attentive. Would recommend it to anyone. Sweet waitress gave my children Koi food after dinner. I can’t remember her name but she was awesome (local Filipina 30-40ish years old)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Their Sunday Brunch Buffet has a wide variety of foods! A lot of local favorites as well as prime rib, crab legs, and even an omelette station. After brunch, our kids enjoyed walking around outside and feeding the fish and turtles.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Went for the weekend buffet. Pagoda was a tradition till Todai and Makino came.
But the food and service at Makino has degraded so badly, the $39 price and service makes me return to Pagoda.
The prime was delicious, but I fault it because they had no rare, only medium to well-done. Kept running out of steam clams. And the sushi bar only had California Rolls.
Even if the Crab legs were cold, and was immersed in the water on the steam server, it was flavorful and sweet. On some of the legs, when they were cracked open, the meat stuck to the shell.
Thought I could slip under the radar, but I got my birthday song and Cheese cake. Grand daughter was entertained by the strawberry made into a flower. Got upset when I ate it.
Little shy, but was fun.
Since the secret was out, I asked for a Senior discount. Nope... Not old enough... Yet! But I'll be back to claim it.
Later they gave my granddaughter some food to feed the Koi. It was the highlight of the evening for her. She never seen so many colorful fish in a feeding frenzy before.
She even had a chance to have the Koi kiss her hand.
Despite the few flaws on the food line, it was a very enjoyable.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

It was my first time there and it was an interesting experience. Some foods were really great. Others, I could barely touch. The price was basically $40 per person for the buffet. However, there were 8 of us, and some of my friends were charged $62. Way more than what was advertised. No explantion was also given to why some got charged even more.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Very poor customer service. Checked-in on time for reservation, waited outside and was called 10 minutes after reservation time. Restaurant was not near full capacity during entire visit. Upon being shown to the table, wait staff took about 15 minutes before asking party of their desired drinks. The food in the buffet area appeared to be appetizing but the taste was very bland with what was selected for consumption. Selection at the dessert station was very limited and did not appear to be maintained for presentation. The assorted fruits appeared to have been sitting for a while and tasted exactly as that. Wait staff stopped once at the table to check on drink refills 15 minutes after completion of meals. The value of the food and overall experience was a bit substandard and I would definitely not recommend to anyone who would be interested in enjoying an unforgettable experience in celebrating or commemorating a special occasion.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Milky bykh

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Good weekday buffet for a fast good cheap meal with friends.

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·Dined on September 19, 2017

We enjoyed the various choices of buffet dishes, particularly the poke & roast pork. The apple pie was very good. And the zensai was a good reminder of traditional times past. The special coupon misoyaki butterfish was very good, according to my dining partner. I was a bit disappointed that it was not the butterfish steaks I had envisioned. Overall, we appreciated the casual atmosphere & informality during this hot summer season. Dining partner said he's looking forward to dining there again. We agreed the price was reasonable & choices advantageous. Nothing much has changed in the interior décor, so it has an old & yet comfortable feeling, which is rather unusual with competitions today.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

I have been coming to the Pagoda for many years, and the food value and quality is excellent.

The Early Bird special 5-5:30pm saves you 20%, good deal.

Enjoy

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Pagoda Food, Service and Atmosphere has always been great. My family and I have been coming here for years and it has always been a super enjoyable restaurant to dine. Being local, the food has always been what locals enjoy, a great mix of dishes to include seaffod, salads, great meat items (prime rib), tempura, noodles and don't forget the variety of desserts. All you can eat for a good price. The servise has always been great, always polite and present when needed. We chose Pagoda over other restaurants simply because it's always good food, service and an enjoyable atmosphere for all ages. Many Mahalo's to John and the staff.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

There were not as many food options as advertised to be a true buffet. The entries were not labeled at all so you had to guess what was in some dishes and that would be a problem for people with food allergies. The outdoor surrounding the restaurant was a unique twist which was great for sightseeing.

Tags: Scenic View, Quick Bite, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Facilities/decor look like they haven't been updated in 40 years. We used to go there a lot for family celebrations in the 70's and it looks exactly the same. Looks like it could use a good cleaning as the carpet and furniture looked a little scummy. Had to wait for about 10 minutes before the hostess even came to check us in. We had a 7:00 pm reservation. Looks like they were running out of food, but nothing ran out ran out. We just had to scrape the bottom of the pot for the soup and rice. The food was decent buffet food. The crab was pretty good as it was hot. The maki sushi was too big though and the nori was on the inside and chewy so it was hard to eat. The shrimp tempura was good, not too oily and pretty crunchy. Overall, it was a decent meal, but I probably wouldn't come back for another special occasion.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Overall I felt the experience at the pagoda restaurant was exceptional. I would recommend it to others.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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