Don’t Miss This Buffet

A La Carte Columns

July 30, 2017

Story By: Yu Shing Ting | Photos by: L. Tabudlo

With every purchase of two adult Summer Seafood Fest buffets, patrons receive a free Snow Crab Platter, while supplies last.

For more than 50 years, the landmark Pagoda Floating Restaurant in Honolulu has been an island favorite for its tasty food, family-friendly setting and all-you-can-eat buffet, which general manager John Teruya brought back a couple of years ago after the restaurant stopped offering it for a few years.

“Since then, generations of customers are coming back,” notes Teruya. “Pagoda has been known for good food at reasonable prices, and special occasions, such as graduation, retirement and birthday parties.”

The establishment offers a lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch buffet featuring a variety of rotating dishes, including Chinese, Filipino, American and Japanese food with local flair, plus a Poke Bar with eight types of poke, and a Molokai steamed catch.

There also is a Breakfast Buffet ($12.95 adults, $6.95 children ages 5-8) that is especially popular with groups and organizations, such as sports teams visiting from neighbor islands. The Breakfast Buffet features eggs, breakfast meats, pancakes, pastries and fruits.

Or try the Sunshine Breakfast ($5.99 7-8:30 a.m., $10.95 regularly) consisting of a whole grilled Hawaiian Portuguese sausage and two eggs any style over a bed of fried rice. “It’s served to look like a happy face to help you start your day feeling happy,” explains Teruya.


By popular demand, Pagoda Floating Restaurant has extended its Summer Seafood Fest buffet ($17.95 for lunch Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; $19.95 for dinner Monday-Thursday, 5-9 p.m.) through the end of August, which features Hawaiian Style Clam Bake (clams, mussels, ogo, Portuguese sausage and corn), Molokai Steamed Fish, a Poke Bar and more. Plus, with every purchase of two adult buffets, patrons receive a complimentary Snow Crab Platter, while supplies last.

Pagoda Floating Restaurant

1525 Rycroft St., Honolulu
Breakfast: Monday-Saturday, 7-10:30 a.m., Sunday, 7-9:30 a.m.; Lunch: Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Dinner: Monday-Saturday, 5-8:30 p.m.; Buffet hours: Breakfast daily, 7-10 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.

Honolulu, HI 96814

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