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Tango Contemporary Cafe

#185 of 1,838 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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Ala Moana - Kakaako
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1288 Ala Moana Blvd, Hokua Bldg Ste 120, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
+1 808-593-7288
07:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 21:30
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Bend, Oregon
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner with dear friends could not have been better. Every dish was perfect. I had the lamb (to die for) and Jan had the filet (wow)! And SAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT! Parking is validated! Service is the best.

Thank 20744
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157 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a very homey, casual restaurant with a long menu that they can actually do. I've been there for lunch and dinner, and the last time was brunch. It was brunch with a menu, not a buffet, and while they had Swedish pancakes and Eggs Benedict, they also had salads, sandwiches, and more. I had a huge Cobb salad... More 

Thank susanmccallum
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We both had Eggs Benedict. Mine with crab hash and his with home made smoked salmon. Nix the English Muffin forever! This homemade bread was tender and perfect between crab hash, salmon, eggs and hollandaise topping. Easy and free parking. $13-$14 for Benedict. $2.50 for espresso. Quick and attentive service

Thank sdavid614
Kailua, Hawaii
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121 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a smallish restaurant near Ward Center in the Kakaako district of Honolulu. There are new condos sprouting up all over the neighborhood, so this restaurant will undoubtedly part of the neighborhood scene. We were here for dinner with old friends who moved away from Honolulu and were looking for something new. Tango was it. Innovative - if not... More 

Thank Auwaiku
Beijing, China
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

And come here several times over several years. They are always willing to make a different noodles for the kids. Food is good but not amazing. Wine list is very reasonable.

Thank Medtoad
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Happy to report that I live around the corner from Tango. Very reasonably priced and the quality is consistently excellent. Great service and wonderful wine list.

Thank Muriel S
Newport coast
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Service was excellent and the place is charming -- not in a country way, but in a contemporary way. Very stylish and the food is just as good as the decor. The miso soup was delicious, the bread was very good and I had the risotto with the shrimp; everyone at the table said mine was the best. One of... More 

Thank quikwhit
Honolulu, Hawaii
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126 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Came here a few times for dinner and each time we really enjoyed the tasty food and excellent service. Although the restaurant was very busy last night, which was a Wednesday night, our server did not rush us at all and was very good in always checking up on our table. The food was very delicious, we tried on more... More 

Thank olollyberry
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I came here for a late lunch with a friend of mine. I ordered the classic burger (medium) and seafood chowder. She ordered the beet salad with chicken. My burger was not much to speak of. The meat wasn't seasoned particular. The oat grain bun was hearty and tasty. The salad and pickles vegetables were a great accompaniment. Fresh and... More 

Thank Asya M
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Very small restaurant. Seating is crowded. Food presentation is very nice but food itself is anticlimactic. Too expensive for what you get. Corkage fee is $25.00 per bottle.

Thank Mia B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1288 Ala Moana Blvd, Hokua Bldg Ste 120, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Ala Moana - Kakaako
  • Neighbourhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
  • Phone Number: +1 808-593-7288

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?