Good and Plenty
Have your fill at these bountiful buffets.
Whether you choose to relish a feast amidst ocean creatures; enjoy a world of food in one sitting, or dig into a Japanese smorgasbord— Waikiki is chock-full of buffets and all-you-can-eats. The only requirement? Bring a big appetite!
2380 Kuhio Ave.
And you thought Hello Kitty was just a toy… Enter Makittii Hawaii, the American-Japanese buffet themed around the Sanrio star. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the ultra-family-friendly eatery is casual, fun and kitschy. Fill your plate with a wide array of foods, from tempura, pork ribs and much more. As for dessert—with over 30 varieties of sweets available, anyone craving a sugary treat will not be left wanting. Naturally, don’t forget to pick up a souvenir after your meal, Makittii has Hello Kitty keepsakes available for purchase as well.
FIVE STAR INTERNATIONAL BUFFET
Royal Hawaiian Center
2301 Kalakaua Ave., Ste. 208
Its first location outside of Japan, this gourmet buffet is open for lunch and dinner. Conveniently located in Royal Hawaiian Center, the restaurant is the perfect stop if you’ve worked up a post-shopping appetite. During lunch, you’ll come across teppan grill offerings, entrees such as kalua pig, chicken karaage and seared salmon. Come dinner, feast on additional selections including snow crab leg-tempura, fresh oysters and different cheeses. And if you’re looking to pair your meal with a glass of wine or cocktail, Five Star International Buffet also has a full bar.
2335 Kalakaua Ave., Ste. 116
If you’re an early riser and big on breakfast, Duke’s Waikiki should be on your list of places to visit. Not only does the restaurant offer pancakes, eggs benedict, spicy Portuguese sausage and all the sides you can imagine, but Duke’s is situated right in front of the beach—so you’ll get a feast for the eyes as well. In addition, omelettes are hot, fresh and made-to-order. The breakfast buffet begins at 7 a.m. and ends at 10:30 a.m. Missed breakfast? Don’t worry, Duke’s also has a lunch buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch offerings include a salad bar, chicken teriyaki and seasonal specials, just to name a few.
1910 Ala Moana Blvd.
A seafood and sushi lover’s dream-come-true, Todai offers some of the most diverse selection of rolls, hot entrees, desserts and more. It’s one of the more popular buffet spots in Waikiki, and with items like baked mussels, butterfish, fried blue crab and sukiyaki, it’s no wonder the restaurant draws a crowd on most nights. And if you happen to be there on your birthday, get ready to celebrate—your meal is on the house (proof of birthday required; must be accompanied by three paying adults)!
THE OCEANARIUM RESTAURANT
Pacific Beach Hotel
2490 Kalakaua Ave.
You may see hundreds of fish swimming back and forth at the Pacific Beach Hotel’s award-winning, aquarium-surrounded restaurant, but the unique setting is just part of the Oceanarium’s draw. The Euro-Asian Island buffet has everything from crab to prime rib to sushi. Additionally, there are pasta and dessert stations come dinnertime, and during the weekends, breakfast and brunch buffets are also available. For a little bit of underwater entertainment, regular and mermaid dives are scheduled several times throughout the day.