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March 19, 2017

Story By: Caitlin Basilio | Photos by: Anthony Consillio

Pancit Bihon, Pork Adobo, Pinakbet and Chicken Papaya Soup (selections from Tuesday's Asian Pacific-themed lunch buffet; items are subject to change)

Pancit Bihon, Pork Adobo, Pinakbet and Chicken Papaya Soup (selections from Tuesday’s Asian Pacific-themed lunch buffet; items are subject to change)

Lots of savings and specials are sailing your way at Pagoda Floating Restaurant.

For starters, try out the new Themed Lunch Buffets, which feature different food themes from Monday to Saturday.

Monday’s lunch buffet, for instance, boasts a mixed-plate-lunch theme, offering dishes such as Teriyaki Chicken and a variety of poke. Other themes include Asian Pacific, Oriental and Hawaiian cuisine.

General manager John Teruya says that Pagoda’s rotating buffet menus are a way to keep guests on their toes and to get them to come back for more.

The lunch buffets are offered Monday-Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and cost $17.95 for adults and $8.95 for keiki.

Another special currently available at Pagoda is Early Bird Spring Savings. The special offers patrons 20 percent off Monday through Saturday during a portion of lunch (10:30-11 a.m.), dinner (5-5:30 p.m.) and Sunday brunch (10-10:30 a.m.). Simply mention this article — then enjoy your feast.


Pay a visit to Pagoda Floating Restaurant for lunch on a Tuesday and you’ll dive in its Themed Lunch Buffet. Tuesday’s theme is Asian Pacific fare and highlights are Chicken Papaya Soup, Pork Adobo, Pancit Bihon and Pinakbet.

According to executive chef Michael Arita, Chicken Papaya Soup and Pork Adobo are packed with flavor, while, he explains, “I make the Pancit Bihon with a little bit of chicken stock, fish sauce and chicken. And the Pinakbet has bitter melon, long beans, eggplant, kabocha pumpkin and a little bit of fish sauce.”

Pagoda Floating Restaurant

1525 Rycroft St., Honolulu
Buffet hours: breakfast daily, 6:30-9:30 a.m.; lunch Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-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.

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