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The way to a dad’s heart begins with a loaded buffet

A La Carte

June 9, 2019

Story By: Caroline Wright | Photos by: Pagoda Floating Restaurant

An aerial view of Pagoda Floating Restaurant’s pond and garden

All over town, restaurants are gearing up for Father’s Day, putting the finishing touches on special menus and stocking kitchens with everything they need for next Sunday’s big feast. Lucky for Dad, Pagoda Floating Restaurant is preparing for not one, but two elaborate Father’s Day buffets.

Manager Tracy Yadao excitedly welcomes guests to a vast selection of tasty eats. “We’ll serve brunch from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m.; dinner’s from 5 till 9:30 p.m. And how many items are on the buffet? Oh, a lot!” Yadao chuckles. “At least 40.”

Just a few options available at Pagoda’s Father’s Day buffets

The bounty begins with more than a dozen salads and appetizers, including a variety of fresh sashimi and sushi, fresh oysters on the half-shell, kim chee-style clams, and more.

Alaskan Snow Crab Legs (part of Father’s Day Buffet)

A variety of chefs’ and carving stations will serve items like Rosemary Roasted Prime Rib, Steamed Alaskan Snow Crab Legs, and Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura. Brunch features a station with island egg omelets made to order, plus Belgian waffles and breakfast meats.

Entrees include Steamed Molokai-Style Kona Kampachi, Osso Buco Beef Pot Roast, and Chicken Piccata. At dinner, Baked Teriyaki Furikake Fresh Salmon is added to the buffet.

Fresh Ahi Sashimi. Photo courtesy Pagoda
Floating Restaurant

For dessert, guests can look forward to Cinnamon Sweet Bread Pudding with Creme Anglaise, an ice cream station, and plenty of other sweet treats.

Surrounded by waterfalls, Japanese gardens, and ponds teeming with various fish, this very special restaurant is the perfect place to celebrate the island’s very special dads.

Brunch and dinner are the same prices: $60.95 for adults; $50.95 for seniors 60 and up; $30.95 for keiki 5-10. Reservations are highly recommended.

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