Float On With Local Fare

A La Carte Columns

January 8, 2017

Story By: Lynsey Beth Futa |

Alaskan snow crab legs. L. Tabudlo photo

Alaskan snow crab legs. L. Tabudlo photo

You know the name and you probably remember the place: Pagoda Floating Restaurant continues to be the No. 1 destination for all-you-can-eat local fare and the most unforgettable oasis — thanks to the establishment’s thriving koi pond — in the heart of Honolulu.

Take a stroll around the restaurant and marvel at the colorful koi swimming happily underneath, or reserve one of the outdoor tea houses for a unique dining experience.

However you choose to spend your time at Pagoda, make sure to get in a trip, or two, to the buffet line, which always features fresh and cooked seafood, a carving station for roasted meats and a smorgasbord of other local and Asian-inspired favorites for you to savor and remember.

Pagoda's koi pond surrounds the eatery. A. Consillio photo

Pagoda’s koi pond surrounds the eatery. A. Consillio photo

And when you’re away from the eatery, think of Pagoda for your catering needs, as the business will happily bring the goods (food goods, that is) to you.


You might want to hold off on your New Year’s diet for just a little longer, as Pagoda Floating Restaurant isn’t done celebrating the holidays just yet. The establishment is still offering its “Be My Guest” special, which includes a complimentary Snow Crab Leg Platter with the purchase of two adult buffets (per adult: $17.95 lunch, $19.95 dinner). The offer expires Jan. 31, and is good for lunch (Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) and dinner (Monday-Thursday, 5-9 p.m.) buffets. Be on the lookout for the ad coupon in Dining Out before the end of the month to bring with you to the restaurant and/or feel free to mention the special to your server.

Pagoda Floating Restaurant

1525 Rycroft St., Honolulu
Buffet hours: breakfast daily, 6:30-9:30 a.m., lunch Monday-Saturday, 11 am-2 p.m., dinner nightly, 5-9 p.m., Sunday brunch, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; A la carte hours: breakfast Monday-Saturday, 6:30-11 a.m. and Sunday, 6:30-9:30 a.m., lunch Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., dinner Monday-Saturday, 5-8 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96814

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