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Tango Contemporary Cafe

#175 of 1,846 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Ala Moana - Kakaako
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1288 Ala Moana Blvd, Hokua Bldg Ste 120, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4206
+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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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came to Tango on a recommendation from local guests at the restaurant I work at. I dined for dinner w a couple friends, we ate family style and particularly enjoyed the escargot, braised beef, and risotto. Service was attentive without being obtrusive. BONUS-they have a good wine selection at reasonable prices! Overall, we ordered one app, 3 entrees, 3 wines... More 

Thank Regina808
Santa Rosa, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tango is our favorite place for breakfast when we visi Oahu. We are always met with friendly staff and excellent attentive service. This place has one of the most addictive cups of coffee which is one of many reasons we return. The other reason we return..the food! Tango offers fresh fruit and excellent breakfast dishes. My favorite is a twist... More 

Thank evil-G-nius
Honolulu, Hawaii
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tango has been a favorite since the very beginning. Very consistent and excellent food year after year, an interesting and innovative wine dinner program, truly fair prices--and breakfast on New Years morning (yes, they are open bright and early January 1st) is a pricelessly enjoyable and restorative experience. One of the true gems in the otherwise still dull Kakaako dining... More 

Thank msakurai
Bend, Oregon
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 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 17 January 2017

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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125 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 7 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

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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, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
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 96814-4206
  • 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?