Swimming in seafood options

A La Carte

September 3, 2017

Story By: Stephanie Kim | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO

Ahi belly served on a sizzling platter with teriyaki sauce ($6 with buffet, $12 a la carte)

Surround yourself with the tranquil sight of hundreds of fish, mostly koi, swimming in harmony, and a pristine waterfall flowing endlessly, all from the comfort of your seat at Pagoda Floating Restaurant.

The establishment is a staple in the community, known for serving local favorites, as well as an array of delectable dishes spread out on the allyou-can-eat buffet line that’s available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Butterfish fillet served misoyaki-style ($8 with buffet, $16 a la carte)

Restaurant manager Tracy Yadao shares that guests should take advantage of special discounts, such as the early bird buffet special (offered till the end of the month), which gives diners 20 percent off the buffet. It’s available for lunch Monday-Saturday, 10:30-11 a.m.; brunch on Sunday, 10-10:30 a.m.; and dinner, served nightly from 5 to 5:30 p.m. He also suggests trying the new enhancement menu that’s sure to boost your meal.

Starting Sept. 4, Pagoda will be offering a special seafood enhancement menu that’ll accompany the lunch buffet (Monday-Saturday) and select dinner buffets (Monday-Thursday). After the purchase of a buffet, customers are welcomed to scrumptious seafood items, such as garlic-butter shrimp or butterfish fillet served misoyaki-style.

Garlic-butter shrimp ($9 with buffet, $15 a la carte)

Yadao recommends the ahi belly, his favorite, which is fried before coming out on a platter. “It’s served on a sizzling platter; there’s a nice teriyaki sauce on it,” says Yadao. “It comes out sizzling and it’s just really tasty.”

Guests also can “catch” a deal on butterfish with a coupon for a complimentary misoyaki butterfish platter. Just simply bring in the coupon found on this page to partake in this free item (with purchase of two adult lunch or dinner buffets).

Dive into these special items and deals while supplies last. Because, at this restaurant, they’re sure to swim away fast.

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