Benjamin Franklin theorized that taking in a good view while eating aided in digestion and granted you the ability to squeeze milk out of coal. Prove him half-right with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $25 for $40 worth of pan-Pacific cuisine for dinner
- $12 for $25 worth of pan-Pacific cuisine for lunch
- $10 for $20 worth of pan-Pacific cuisine for breakfast
Peruse the menus, which include a Japanese breakfast of teriyaki-glazed fish with an omelet ($12), as well as lunch dishes such as the restaurant's signature garlic chicken ($9.50). Dinner features sake-braised Big Island beef short ribs ($21) and misoyaki butterfish with steamed rice and stir-fried veggies ($19).
Pagoda Floating Restaurant
Though we can't know for sure, H.T. Hayashi likely had the local landscape on his mind when he built Pagoda Floating Restaurant and its accompanying hotel in 1964. The restaurant’s tall windows provide 360-degree views of the city and peaceful natural landscape, which includes a calming waterfall and Japanese koi pond filled with synchronized swimming fish.
Inside the kitchen, executive chef Jason Takemura celebrates the cuisine of Japan, Korea, and Hawaii with dishes that feature the fruits of the Pacific Ocean. He designs Japanese breakfasts of teriyaki-glazed fish, miso soup, and Japanese-style omelets, as well as lunches of oxtail ramen and garlic chicken. In the evening, he prepares signature dishes such as sake-braised Big Island beef short ribs, pan-roasted kona kampachi, and seafood linguine.