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Pagoda Restaurant

December 20, 2015

Pagoda Brings Back The Good Old Days

For 51 years now, Pagoda Floating Restaurant has remained a relaxing oasis within bustling Honolulu, where kamaaina can dine on their favorite local foods in a picturesque Japanese-inspired setting. Though the establishment has evolved over the last five decades, newly appointed executive chef Michael Arita is helping to unearth the roots of the iconic eatery…

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November 1, 2015

Pagoda gets festive with holiday eats

At Pagoda Floating Restaurant, it’s all about making memories while dining on some of Hawaii’s best buffet options. Pagoda strives to offer Hawaiian and Japanese buffet dining options to its patrons, but mostly, it aims to perpetuate the importance of spending time with family and those you love during the holiday season. Book a lunch…

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September 20, 2015

Feast on local favorites, enter to win trip to Vegas

Dora Higa of Moanalua Valley won a free trip for two to Las Vegas, simply by dining at one of her favorite restaurants — Pagoda Floating Restaurant & Catering in Honolulu. A longtime customer of the landmark restaurant, she recalls many fond memories of the place, including attending countless baby showers, weddings, birthday parties, Christmas…

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August 9, 2015

Floating on air with new buffet bites

While multiple generations of diners have grown up with the memorable weekend dinner and Sunday brunch buffets served up at Pagoda Floating Restaurant, local food fanatics will be thrilled to hear that the dining destination now offers a stellar lunch buffet throughout the week. After more than five decades of serving the community and visitors…

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September 14, 2014

Pagoda Enters a New Era of Dining

Through 50 years of serving the community and visitors alike, Pagoda Floating Restaurant represents a local icon known for its fusion of stellar cuisine and unforgettable oasis-like ambience. Surrounded by koi ponds, lush gardens and cascading waterfalls, Pagoda offers up a wide range of Asian-, American- and Hawaiian-influenced local-style comfort food enveloped by a tranquil,…

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Avocado Aficionado

Cravings. This thing called cravings seems to have taken over my life. I eat in hope of feeling satisfied. My tummy is content for a minute, and then sooner or later, another craving strikes — and it strikes hard! Oh, the agony! One day this week, I consumed a banana, Pop Tarts (strawberry-flavored with sprinkles,…

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July 6, 2014

Pagoda keeps it nice and local

A few years ago, Pagoda Floating Restaurant expanded its hours and started offering sit-down service for breakfast, lunch and dinner, giving kamaaina and visitors even more reason to visit this landmark restaurant, known for its dinner and Sunday brunch buffets that have been a family-favorite, local tradition for the past 50 years. On the menu…

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June 8, 2014

Dessert for breakfast

There’s no better time to indulge than the moment you wake up. Why not, right? Treating yourself to something a little special will give you just the right boost you need to tackle the day. With this in mind, the best breakfast indulgence are dishes that mimic popular desserts. Pagoda Floating Restaurant’s executive chef Jason…

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April 20, 2014

Pagoda Floating Restaurant

Pagoda Floating Restaurant is a legend in the local dining scene, having served generations of families since 1964. Located on Rycroft Street, the establishment originally offered patrons a buffet-style meal centered around Japanese-American fare. Fast-forward to 2010 when Pagoda began providing daily sit-down service for breakfast, lunch and dinner, which specifically catered to the tastes…

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March 23, 2014

‘Floating’ on Air with Shrimp, Pork Belly and More

The last time we visited Pagoda Floating Restaurant, executive chef Jason Takemura was in the process of updating the classic menu by introducing more fresh and local ingredients. The remake has continued with impressive results, which isn’t easy. Restaurants must adapt without alienating longtime customers. Takemura has done just that by reinventing old favorites while…

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