The Pagoda floating restaurant offers private dining for intimate gatherings and banquet rooms for large parties accommodating up to 400.
We had 4 people (Hawaiian couple with a son and grandson) visiting from HIlo and we wanted to let them have an ono buffet brunch before leaving at 3 pm to return home. They were so satisfied with all the choices and loved the prime rib (which was not dry and bland), crab legs, shrimp tempura and bread pudding! My boyfriend and I have dined there before and as usual, we are pleased with all the tasty entrees and love the desserts! My 9 yr. old granddaughter loved feeding the koi and my boyfriend and his friend noticed how big the ulua was!
Buffet was delicious. Nice local place with mainly Kamaaina customers. Roland was our server and a Japanese older male seemed to be the manager. He too was very nice and helpful. We love the crab, seafood and desserts. Will be there again!
Food was ok. I was expecting more Chinese’s food the. Just fried rice and chow main .. Buffet price was $20.99 and it was probably worth $16.99.
Overall great service, My friend loved the Crab legs but I was allergic to eat them so I could not enjoy.
Had fun celebrating both my dad and older sisters birthdays.
Not worth the Sunday Brunch price. Food was mediocre.
We ate at the buffet, which was very reasonably priced. Service was pretty good in the beginning. Salads and Poke we pretty good, as was some of the deserts. The rest was mediocre. The fish was a little better than the meat dishes. It is a very good value.
If you go on a big holiday, expect service to be slow. We've went on slower night and service was much better.
The food was delicious. Omelette station, crab legs and prime rib. Missed the old soft serve ice cream machine though.
quality of food was poor, server placed his fingers all over the ends of our straws, portions of food ran out & it took 15+ mins to replace, bathroom was a disaster
This review is coming some time after our dinner because I rarely share my thoughts even after an unsatisfactory experience. However, a little over a month later, I am still feeling disappointed! I searched for weeks for somewhere to take the family for my daughter's 17th birthday. Wrong decision for so many reasons. The hostess seemed polite while seating us, but later as the bartender and cashier, you could tell she was overwhelmed and rushed us when we had questions about our $500 bill. The service was mediocre because there were only two severs taking care of an almost full dining area. We had to wait quite a while for drink refills which could have been overlooked if the food was decent. We headed to the food line at about 6 pm and the fish and beef dishes were already empty. The salad and fruit dishes were full and looked the most appetizing in comparison to the rest of the selections that were still available, so we just ate that. Soon the fish and beef dishes were replenished and a mushroom chicken dish came out. A lot of the mushroom chicken was made of small bits and pieces and fat. The beef dish lacked seasoning for taste and the fish was cold although it was just replenished. We moved on to dessert quickly due to the main dish selections, but that was even more disappointing! The chocolate dipped strawberries were available once and when it ran out, it was not replenished, the bread pudding was cold and the cakes/pies lacked taste to meet anyone's sweet tooth. To search from a special place to celebrate an occasion, anticipate flavorful food and melt in your mouth baked goods, and hopes of satisfaction only to be disappointed in more ways than one really makes for a sad night! On a side note, to have a pond full of fish and no fish food at least according to the hostess when we tried to purchase some is disappointing! My family of 15 will not be returning!
A good place to celebrate special occassion. Customer service is commendable. Crew and staff were very friendly and hospitable. Stellar service.
Excellent service great staff ! Very nice local restaurant we have been coming to for years. Love the relaxed environment. The best crab and prime rib. Mahalo Pagoda for a awesome dinner!
After a few months we decided to dine at Pagoda again. The food was delicious and the variety made it hard to choose what to eat. We were fortunate to have Dennis, our waiter, again. This guy is awesome! Our ice tea glasses were never empty, always had a fresh supply of napkins on the table and checked-up on us every few minutes. With excellent food & great service we will definitely be coming to Pagoda regularly.
Our waitress did an awesome job accommodating our party of 25.
Forgot waitress name but excellent service and personality. Bubbly and always came to check to see that we were ok.
It is always a great experience to have dinner there. Friendly and courteous staff and Great table service
We made last minute reservation through Open table. The staff is very welcoming and pleasant. We came in on a Saturday so our server was open and honest. Said ordering off the menu would take a long time so buffet would be the best option. And she was right. There were a few big parties happening at once. Crowded but spacious. The food is good. A lot of option - cold dishes and hot dishes. The dessert bar was nice- cakes, pies, ice cream. The best part is getting to feed the koi fishes. Getting to see the water fall and garden area. I would recommend this restaurant. I would eat here again.
Average buffet. All you can eat of average food. Beautiful Koi ponds. Very casual dress. Nice server. We
Dinner buffet offered many selections. Food was great for the price. Prime rib and snow crab were excellent.
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.
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!!
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.
Enjoyed the ambiance of dinner in a ‘hut’; children entertained by feeding the koi. Great service from waiter Terry.
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.
Dan Coscina (Daga Hawaii)
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!
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.
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.
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!
just okay but then very few reasonable buffets left in Honolulu
Service was excellent and consistent . We love coming here on occasions.
Awesome food, atmosphere & Great Wait Staff. It was so easy to make reservations and they call to confirm.
Absolutely great food, awesome service and nice family gathering place.
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.
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.
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!
If I could give this restaurant a 0, I would.
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!
Great food. Service was outstanding, from host to waiter.