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Grab Turkey To Go At Pagoda

By Maria Kanai
November 6, 2016

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Pagoda Floating Restaurant  A. CONSILLIO PHOTO

Pagoda Floating Restaurant A. CONSILLIO PHOTO

On Thanksgiving Day, many of us celebrate by going house to house, leaving our slippers piled up at the front door and bringing food served potluck-style. But for the host, organizing and cooking all that food can take forever. From the thawing and stuffing to roasting, the turkey alone can be a long process to cook — and since it’s the Thanksgiving meal centerpiece, it has to taste good.

That’s why Pagoda’s Catering & Banquets department offers Thanksgiving Feasts “To Go” ($165 each) as a great way to have a stress-free holiday. Hot and ready to serve, the turkeys range from 12 to 14 pounds and are cooked to perfection. Each feast serves six to eight people, and comes with giblet gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing with Portuguese sausage, fresh cranberry relish, yams with marshmallows and macadamia nuts, pumpkin pie and a dozen Punaluu sweet bread rolls.

John Teruya, general manager of Pagoda, says, “We wanted to offer these ready-made feasts so that it makes it easy for people to celebrate Thanksgiving.”

Don't miss the restaurant's Thanksgiving buffets; or take a Thanksgiving Feast "To Go." PHOTOS COURTESY OF PAGODA FLOATING RESTAURANT

Don’t miss the restaurant’s Thanksgiving buffets; or take a Thanksgiving Feast “To Go.” PHOTOS COURTESY OF PAGODA FLOATING RESTAURANT

He suggests ordering by Friday, Nov. 18 (call 948-8370) because the packages tend to sell out quickly. You also can add on more mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy, yams, prime rib (half or whole), ham, guava-glazed potatoes, delicious pies and rolls. Customers can pick up the feast Thursday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pagoda Floating Restaurant’s entrance on Kanunu Street.

There also will be a Thanksgiving brunch and dinner buffet at the restaurant on Thanksgiving day, featuring prime rib, snow crab, miso butterfish, turkey, ham, a poke bar and much more. During brunch, customers can enjoy a made-to-order omelet station, chirashi sushi and breakfast meats, and dinner includes a sushi station, oysters on the half shell and kaisen butteryaki.

Brunch will be served from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (at $23.95 for keiki 5-8 years old, and $48.95 for adults), while dinner is from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. ($24.95 keiki, $50.95 adults).

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Open for 53 years, Pagoda Floating Restaurant is known for its local-style buffet spread, a la carte items and unique ambiance. The eatery is designed to look like it is floating on koi ponds, and is surrounded by cascading waterfalls and beautiful gardens. It’s the perfect place for all of us to remember what we’re thankful for.

Pagoda Floating Restaurant

1525 Rycroft St., Honolulu
948-8354
Breakfast daily: 6:30-9:30 a.m. (buffet) and until 11 a.m. (a la carte); Lunch Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (buffet and a la carte); Sunday brunch, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (buffet); Dinner nightly, 5-9 p.m. (buffet and a la carte)