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Oceanarium Restaurant

February 9, 2016

Dine ‘Undah Da Sea’

As “The Little Mermaid’s” famous crustacean Sebastian sings, life is better “undah da sea.” So why not head over to Ocean-arium Restaurant for an underwater-inspired dining experience like no other? Located at Pacific Beach Hotel, the eatery offers breakfast and dinner buffets daily, a brunch buffet each weekend, as well as a la carte options…

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January 5, 2016

Plenty Of Fish In The Sea

Dive into Oceanarium Restaurant, where you can indulge in a seafood paradise — with a view, too, as patrons dine next to a massive, live aquarium. Located on the main floor of Pacific Beach Hotel, the eatery’s aquarium is three stories tall, holds 280,000 gallons of water and is home to hundreds of fish of…

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September 13, 2015

Oceanarium Restaurant

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Oceanarium Cioppino ($28) Take a dive into Waikiki at Pacific Beach Hotel, where a marine myriad awaits patrons in more ways than one. Diners at Oceanarium Restaurant are welcomed not only with a seafood-filled menu, but also with a breathtaking floor-to-ceiling indoor aquarium, giving a spectacular view…

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August 9, 2015

Dine with the fishes at Oceanarium

Almost three years ago, hand-in-hand with a handsome man, I first stepped into an underwater seascape, ate platefuls of king and snow crab while a giant fish swam past me, and watched a mermaid wave while holding a personalized sign. With my red dress and my equally red hair, I felt like Ariel as I…

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July 5, 2015

A deep-sea world of magnificent flavors

Since opening in 1979, Oceanarium Restaurant in Pacific Beach Hotel has served nearly 15 million pounds of crab legs and serviced 535 million guests, according to general manager Franklin Nagamine. But it’s not just the tasty crustaceans that make this iconic Waikiki restaurant so popular. From the incredible wrap-around, floor-to-ceiling aquarium inside, to its flavorful…

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May 26, 2015

Oceans of fresh seafood, worldly cuisine to explore

In 1979, restaurateur H.T. Hayashi had a brilliant idea: build a giant aquarium and have it serve as a backdrop to a dining room. “The concept came about because of (his) lifelong fascination for aquatic environments,” Pacific Beach Hotel director of food and beverage Patrick Faas says. “He set out to build one of the…

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April 5, 2015

Dive into a Dining Adventure

For a dining adventure unlike any other, Oceanarium, located on the main floor of Pacific Beach Hotel is set to impress, as patrons are surrounded by a massive, state-of-the-art live aquarium, which encompasses the dining room. The three-story, 280,000-gallon aquarium is home to hundreds of fish and other marine life such as stingrays and Leopard…

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January 25, 2015

All hail the aquatic imaginarium

I can still hear her stern voice ringing in my ears, “Careful now, Miss Miller, you don’t want to let your imagination go getting the better of you, now do you?” Ms. Gray was her name, and she was my elementary school librarian. I was convinced it was her life’s work to ruin my fun,…

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November 9, 2014

A Grand Meal for All

When it comes to Thanksgiving, as much as everyone looks forward to spending time with family and friends over a bountiful feast, it’s no secret that preparing a large-scale meal is not an easy task. To alleviate any undue stress, Pacific Beach Hotel’s award-winning Oceanarium restaurant invites all to take advantage of its to-go gourmet…

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June 15, 2014

Thousands of delicacies in this ocean

For a restaurant to truly stand out these days, it requires much more than just great food. At Oceanarium, where diners get to feast on fresh seafood, dinner comes hand-in-hand with a show that highlight’s some of the island’s most unforgettable marine life. Located on the main floor of Waikiki’s Pacific Beach Hotel, Oceanarium is…

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