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Pesca Restaurant, Honolulu, HI

Pesca Restaurant

4.2
4.2
216 Reviews
$50 and over
Mediterranean

PESCA WAIKIKI BEACH is located at the top of The Ilikai Hotel. At the top of this historic hotel, the restaurant is home to impressionable panoramic views of Honolulu’s coast line. amidst its fine cuisine.
A Mediterranean/Greek seafood restaurant specializing in whole cooked fish and Greek delicacies. we prepare each dish as simply and culturally authentic as possible.
Our main dining room hosts a magnificent fish display, allowing our guests to choose from the freshest selections flown in daily from the Mediterranean and various seas around the world.

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Booked 29 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Seafood, Greek

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 777-3100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Waikiki

  • Parking details

    **ILIKAI Hotel Valet parking available**There is yacht harbor free parking lot at behind ILIKAI Hotel.**MARINA PARKING GARAGE1785 Ala Moana Blvd Waikiki Honolulu HI 96815+1 808-971-7755Entrance is Hobron Ln (Behind RED LOBSTER) We able to validate for your parking ticket.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Special Happy Hour bar menu available between 3pm - 6pm specifically at the bar only.

Popular dishes

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 216 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Oahu

    Scenic View

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  1. CH

    CherylH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious and the staff were friendly, efficient and professional. I will make this one of my favorites!

  2. JS

    JenniferS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful time having breakfast at the Pesco. Very impressed with the food, coffee was yummy, service was superb and the view is magnificent.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    We were running late for our reservation so we called the restaurant to let them know & the manager said “We’ll try and hold your table.” Wasn’t warm and reassuring - we almost cancelled and didn’t come in. When we finally got to the restaurant, there were SO many empty tables. You would think they want people to come in! Our server and his assistant made up for the not-so-great intro though. Food was good but the views is what makes this restaurant!

  4. AS

    AngelaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome service. Big portion of foods. Definitely able to share sides and salad.

  5. RJ

    RuneJ

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    Waited 40 min after our reservation time to be seated. Almost no fishes left to choose from. Took far too long time to be able to order. Attitude not good! Failed completely

  6. AF

    AnnaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service with outstanding food and amazing views

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We picked up our daughter from UHM as she finished her first year. What a special treat to fabulous fresh fish, beautiful presentation, and incredible views.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing! Delicious food and great view.

  9. B

    Boots

    Milwaukee

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Amazing views, delicious meal. Service could have been a bit more attentive but overall a very pleasant experience.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food. Our mother thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

  11. AR

    AmberR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    We went for mothers Day. My son ordered fish tacos ( which were the best of the meals ) and we ordered the 3 course lunch for $95. 1st course was decent ( although they had to charge another $5 for the smoked salmon ). The main was just a nice piece of fish on the plate, but not with any vegetables around it which is not as good to eat and not good value for $. Desserts were very plain, two different cakes with two different kinds of frosting. Not bad but definitely not worth $95 and I have lived in hawaii for 33 years and done a lot of fine dining. We also weren't pleased that they took a long time for the mains esp our and brought our sons meal out about 15 minutes before ours.

  12. MB

    MilesB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a find - and what a view! We were pleasantly surprised to find that the former Top of the I is now Pesca. Nice place, nice people, great food. We went for breakfast and will try dinner next time.

  13. GS

    GeoffS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5

    Kind of a clown show. Had 5 people and was sat at 2 separate tables for 4. Asked to be moved and servers started to move us to a table for 5, which 2 people were seated at as we started to walk over. Was taken to another table that only fit 4. Then was taken to a table for 5 but no waters given, had to ask. Saw multiple tables where one person in the party did not receive their food until everyone else was almost done. Had a bunch of scales in my fish patty. Poached eggs were over cooked and yolk was hard. Managers not addressing any of the issues. Obvious disorganization between hostess, servers, kitchen, managers.

  14. AF

    AndreaF

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Extremely disappointing. After an hour and a half of waiting, we decided to cut our losses. We had received one single appetizer and we were still waiting on our drinks (90 minutes!) and remaining 4 items of our order. We informed a young staff member that we were done waiting. He was very helpful despite being a new employee. Neither the manager nor our actual waiter came out to handle the situation- they sent back the young and new employee to be the face of the rest of the interaction. The single appetizer we received in those 90 minutes (the oysters) were good.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding!!!

  16. J

    Jane

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent seafood and service with sweeping waterfront views.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5

    Great food

  18. G

    Goodservicegoodfood1

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Excellent atmosphere, great service and good fish. Suggest to go earlier the 8pm for the daylight view and greater range of fresh fish.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1

    the waiter was excellent, but I can't say the same about the food, we didn't like it; I asked for a surprise dessert for my husband's birthday and they never brought it. I really wouldn't recommend it.

  20. N

    Nate

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience that I would recommend to anyone looking for a nice spot to dine in the area.

  21. G

    Great

    SW Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It was absolutely the most amazing service that I have ever experienced in fine dining. I went before many times when it was sergios--- nothing compares to Pesca. Honestly the food was very good but I promise the service is what will bring us back again and again. What an absolutely amazing presentation from the time we sat down until the time we left. Thank you so much for making our evening beautiful and unforgettable..

  22. JW

    JohnW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service. Amazing fish options. If you’re looking for a good seafood meal, you have to try it

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4

    The food was very delicious but we ordered 2 sides and didn’t receive although we paid for them

  24. G

    Guammie

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were amazing. Definitely coming back.

  25. MK

    MamaKawaiola

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    the views are exquisite and the service was friendly. The food was tasty but highly over priced.

  26. AL

    AnneL

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great time. Our waiter Paul was really helpful and friendly. Excellent service. We are very happy! I will come again! The view is wonderful! I love it!

  27. SM

    ScottM

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So, the ride up to the restaurant was a bit uncomfortable. Hot and humid as it is a glass elevator with sun glaring. Once the door opens you are transported to an amazing place. Bright, modern and very welcoming. After an amazing dinner, we all left raving about the experience and planned our return. Leo is a most attentive and knowledgeable server. He definitely made the entire experience a level above an already great experience. Food preparation from cocktails to dessert were nothing short of delicious!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    And birthday!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We decided to do a night out together and made reservations at the new Pesca restaurant at the top of the Ilikai. I cannot write this review from the perspective of going out for dinner, because that would diminish all that is Pesca. Pesca is a transcendental adventure through the art of the culinary world. You are greeted with sprawling views of the Waikiki skyline, as your hostess brings you past a veritable selection of the best fish this planet has to offer, all in an open forum. Our waitress was quite simply, a master of her craft. Hailing from Mongolia, she was the highlight of our evening, and her knowledge of the food, the various cooking processes we could request, along with essential pairings of wine and other accoutrements for each dish was the pinnacle of perfection. And then the food came out. There are not enough stars to be given for the flavor profiles, cooking execution, timing of our meals…etc. Pesca had done what no restaurant in Hawaii in all of our years of visiting has done. From start to finish, flawless display of cooking excellence and perfect ambience. 5+ stars!

  30. TH

    TinnaH

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The people sitting next to us were loud! The choices on Happy Hour are very limited, not worth it!

  31. k

    kjtripper

    Baltimore

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's rare to find a restaurant with awesome views and good food. Pesca has both. We loved the fresh fish display and the side dishes. The waitstaff was excellent and knew the wine list well.

  32. TL

    TonyL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    atmosphere is very nice , wonderful view, service is perfect, food is great ! Would absolutely return here again, the only downside was they were out of lobster, had to downgrade to jumbo shrimp. Which was a surprise for such a nice place.

  33. CZ

    CatalinaZ

    Orange County

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    We had previously experienced Happy Hour at Pesca, celebrating our son’s birthday in January. The service, drinks & appetizers were all great and the price point was good for the amazing views, etc. We decided to try Pesca for dinner on this trip and were a bit shellshocked by the prices on the dinner menu. Our final bill was almost $700 for 4 adults, including tip. The soup of the day, cream of mushroom, was not hot enough and had uncooked flour lumps, etc.. The veggie tower appetizer was also below average. The drinks were generously sized, although pricey (beware of accidentally ordering the $60 margarita!). The real stinger is that all of the fish entrees force you to buy whatever weight they are whole (bones they made up for them in a complimentary dessert, etc. Final verdict: If you’re not price sensitive, give them a try for dinner at sunset so you get the full impact of the ambiance and be aware that you need HALF the amount of fish they recommend! 5 stars for the Happy Hour menu & pricing, 3 1/2 for the dinner experience.

  34. LD

    LyndaD

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food, good ambience, but pricey. Good views of the Marina and Waikiki.

  35. EC

    EligioC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Very nice setting, great views. Staff was super polite although a bit disorganized, but not enough to be an issue. The seafood platter was excellent, the prime rib eye steak was tasty but closer to medium than medium rare. The presentation of the steak was quite boring though, just kind of thrown on a plate without any garnish to make it look more appealing.

  36. MC

    MCJJ

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    The server Devin totally ignored us but served other table customers, we have to pour the wine by ourselves as he did not come back to our table, this is not what we're expected in such a high class restaurant.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent all around with a stunning view of Waikiki. We had oysters, quinoa salad, lamb chops and the wagyu filet mignon. Complemented by Silver Oak CS. Everything was perfectly cooked, the service was friendly and prompt, and overall a wonderful experience. Highly recommend.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    Went there for our anniversary was asked what’s the occasion when I booked our dinner then again by the hostess when we were checked in server’s doesn’t know about it until we mentioned (not asked) if they can do special dessert…so what’s the use of being asked before dinner when it won’t be acknowledged by servers much less know about it??!! We were not explained what’s popular there nor unique experience that we can enjoy We asked about fish selections & how it can be prepared we were told it can fried, grilled, or steamed…sounds nothing special So we opted to have our usual dinner picks..streak & crab Then we saw tables next to us having great presentations on their fish…table side!! We were not given that option!! We had to ask what was that presentation is called Was disappointed we haven’t got to try Acqua Pazza and be felt special on our Anniversary that night😞

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Nice atmosphere but over 3.5 hour dinner? We asked for entree 3 times and groups after us got their food first. Dessert was the best (apple and cheese cake) and mushrooms

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Pesca Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 216 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 29 times today
Google Map for Pesca Restaurant

1777 Ala Moana Blvd Honolulu, HI 96815-1603

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Waikiki

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Seafood, Greek

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    **ILIKAI Hotel Valet parking available**There is yacht harbor free parking lot at behind ILIKAI Hotel.**MARINA PARKING GARAGE1785 Ala Moana Blvd Waikiki Honolulu HI 96815+1 808-971-7755Entrance is Hobron Ln (Behind RED LOBSTER) We able to validate for your parking ticket.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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