Nearly 60 years ago... an oasis was built to welcome folks away from the bustle of downtown and to the wonder and splendor of a retreat in the Ala Moana Area. Home to beautiful fish and other sea life the Pagoda Floating Restaurant was born. Over the years this eatery (and hotel) became a staple for the local community. After covid the restaurant chose to revamp its concept, menu and offerings. Instead of the iconic daily buffet they opted to go ala carte and focus on creating new, locally sourced and fresh breakfast items for all guests to enjoy. The decision to highlight local farmers, purveyors and Hawaiian products stems from wanting to support local and offer the best quality available to guests.
The reformat and change in the menu is wonderful. Dishes are vibrant, perfectly prepared and full of local flavors with a delightful twist. With so many memories of how Pagoda once was the expectations were rather low and the gourmet cuisine that followed was a true delight to all the senses. Everything was thoughtfully crafted and brought out the best in all the local ingredients.
Some of the standouts include: Coconut Pancakes, Kalua Pork Omelette, Granola & Yogurt Bowl, Fresh Muesli, Avocado Toast, Loco Moco and the Egg Foo Young.
The delicious and absolutely divine breakfast menu was artfully crafted by consulting Chef Jeff Vigilla who has a laundry list of fantastic experiences and accolades prior to venturing off to offer his own consulting business. With the collaboration of Chef Vigilla and the talented chefs and cooks at the Pagoda these dishes are mouthwatering. Be sure to check out their new breakfast menu daily 7am-11am.