Pikake Terrace’s new La Costa Italiano dinner buffet

Prime rib, charcuterie, tiramisu and more — plus an awesome kamaaina discount
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Walk past the Splash Bar on the hotel’s lobby level and you’ll see Pikake Terrace

A reasonably priced dinner buffet in Waikiki? Yes, such a creature exists — at Pikake Terrace, on the ground level of the casual-chic Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel. You get the al fresco ambience surrounded by greenery, and something new: This buffet is Italian.

You can sit in the outdoor patio area closer to the pool or closer to the buffet stations 

The La Costa Italiano dinner buffet is available daily from 5:30 to 9 p.m. for $34.95 per adult and $17.50 for children ages 6 to 12, with a generous 25 percent kamaaina discount that applies to the breakfast buffet as well as the dinner one. That comes out to about $26 for a dinner buffet in the heart of Waikiki.  

The salad bar lineup includes caprese salad, farfalle pasta salad, seafood salad and grilled vegetables
Caprese salad is one of most popular selections

The carving station features prime rib of beef with au jus and horseradish, fresh Manila clams in a white wine sauce and mushroom risotto. The prime rib easily steals the show — it’s tender and juicy and just yum.  

As tender and juicy as it looks: prime rib at the carving station

Hot entrees include seafood cioppino — a savory medley of squid, mussels, shrimp and crab in a tomato broth — plus mushroom chicken, fresh-caught local fish, steamed New Zealand mussels, pasta al forno and daily pasta with sauce on the side. Bonus: If you're there on a Saturday night, crab legs are included in the buffet.

Pasta al forno features a baked pasta of the day, but if you’re choosing a starch, go for the herb-roasted potatoes. The distinctive rosemary and garlic flavors make these carb bombs even more delicious. 

Hot entrees include seafood cioppino, mushroom chicken, roasted potatoes, steamed New Zealand mussels and pasta al forno

The array at the bread station features Hawaiian sweet rolls with maple butter, French baguettes with salted butter, artisan rolls with basil garlic butter and focaccia with EVOO and balsamic vinegar. The freshly made-in-house focaccia is so delightful it's easy to go overboard, but save room for the other buffet stations. 

The bread spread includes Hawaiian sweet rolls, French baguettes, artisan rolls and focaccia

Every night at the dessert table, you'll find tiramisu, panna cotta, chocolate pot de crème, chocolate mousse and more. Four other rotating specials like fresh banana tarts, bread pudding and chocolate cake will take their turn in the lineup. 

The dessert table has delicacies like tiramisu and panna cotta

Have family or friends in town who want dinner and a show? On Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani's post-dinner 'Te Moana Nui: Tales of the Pacific' show takes the stage. The hour-long performance transports you back in time with stories from cultures across Polynesia. Different dinner-and-show packages are available so you can indulge at the buffet, then head upstairs to watch the live performance. 

Pikake Terrace
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani 
120 Kaiulani Ave.
Waikiki
921-4600
Dinner buffet 5:30-9 p.m.
Make reservations via OpenTable
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/hnlks-sheraton-princess-kaiulani/
Validated self-parking for four hours