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CHINESE MENU

Dim sum style and regular menus

Dim sum means literally, "touched by the heart." Dim sum dining emerged from the leisure class of Cantonese society in the 10th century. Today, everyone enjoys dim sum (also called yum cha when eaten at teatime). Dim sum offers the diner a chance to slow down and enjoy the finer things in life. Much of dim sum features bite sized dumplings and pastries stuffed with meats and vegetables.

Ruby Restaurant & Bakery (21)
119 N. Hotel Street across from Maunakea Market Place. Popular with residents and Chinatown habitues. One of Chinatown's most reasonably priced menus, featuring delicious jook (rice soup), some of the best fried rice in Honolulu and many other favorite Chinese dishes. Ask for the “rice casserole” (not on menu) with black mushroom and chicken or lap-chong (Chinese sausage). Ruby’s is well known for authentic Hong Kong-style baked goods. Open every day 6:30 am to 8:30 pm.

Mei Sum Dim Sum (27)
65 N. Pauahi Street. Hong Kong style dim sum and regular menu items. Sit down and take out, lunch and dinner.

Char Hung Sut Manapua (28)
64 N. Pauahi Street across the street from Mei Sum Dim Sum. Popular takeout for manapua, char siu, noodles, pork hash and other Chinese delicacies.

Legend Seafood Restaurant (19)
100 N. Beretania Street next to Sun-Yat Sen statue in the Chinese Cultural Plaza. Some say the best dim sum in Chinatown. A local favorite for Sunday brunch and lunch during the week. Wide variety of dim sum and bar. Open every day.

Buddhist Restaurant (19)
Across from legends in the Chinese Cultural Plaza. Vegetarian dim sum. Closed Wednesdays.

Little Village Noodle House
1113 Smith Street. This trendy restaurant offers an extensive selection on menu, and denotes spicy from milder dishes. Cuisine includes traditional as well as surprisingly new Chinese specialties. Be sure to check the daily specials board. Available parking on the side and behind the restaurant for guests only. Don't be disappointed, call for reservations at 545-3008.

China House Restaurant (20)
100 N. Beretania Street in the Chinese Cultural Plaza. Featuring dim sum, fresh lobster, crab and fish. Full bar.

Forum (20)
100 N. Beretania Street in the Chinese Cultural Plaza

Empress Restaurant (21)
115 N Hotel Street, second floor of Wo Fat Building. Featuring dim sum, lobster and various dishes. Full bar.

Ken Fong (6)
1030 Smith Street. A popular restaurant for people working in the downtown Chinatown area. Best duck noodle in Chinatown.

Maunakea Market Place Food Court (12)

1120 Maunakea Street.
K & W delicious lop cheung sausage and other Chinese food. Triple OneChinese Singaporean dishes, vegetarian and nonvegetarian. Noodle HouseJook (rice soup) and other Chinese food.

Double Eight Chinese Restaurant (22)
1113 Maunakea Street across from Maunakea Market Place.

Glowing Dragon (7)
On Maunakea Street next to Shung Chong Yuen.

Ting Yin Chop Suey (4)
125 N. King Street. A favorite stop for dim sum and other traditional Chinese menu items. Gaze through the window at the trays filled with different types of dim sum and manapua.

Sea Fortune Chinese Restaurant (4)
111 N. King Street. Reasonably priced luncheon buffet and dim sum served daily on ground floor location, and second floor dining room features dim sum and Chinese menu. Bar.

JAPANESE MENU

Yasura Japanese Restaurant (26)
53 N. Beretania Street, on corner of Smith & Beretania. Mon-Fri 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-9 p.m. A pleasant addition to the area featuring home-style Japanese food plus some popular Chinese dishes. Very reasonably priced, clean and newly decorated. Take out available. 599-8838.

Maunakea Market Place Food Court (12)
1120 Maunakea Street.
Paradise Platebento, plate lunch.
Masa’s Bentookazu, plate lunch.

THAI MENU

Maunakea Market Place Food Court (12)
1120 Maunakea Street.
Great Thai Spice
D’Luck Thai

Krung Thai (11)
1028 Nuuanu Avenue. Dine in historic courtyard. M-F lunch.

Indigo Restaurant (16)

1121 Nuuanu Street. Thai and Pacific Rim menu, beautiful setting, where Hawaii elite meet for lunch, pau hana cocktails and dinner. Live entertainment and garden bar, indoor and outdoors dining. Valet parking.

KOREAN MENU

Theatre Café (17)
Bethel Street across the street from Hawaii Theatre Center. Be sure to try Theatre Cafe's multiple selection of spicy-hot kim chee. Featuring local Korean food and plate lunch specials. Open for breakfast and lunch.

Maunakea Market Place Food Court (12)
1120 Maunakea Street.
Korean Kitchen

FILIPINO MENU

Nayong Filipino (14)

Corner of Hotel and Nuuanu streets, next to Mr. C’s Bar. Sit-down and take-out menus for lunch and dinner. Specialties include Halo-halo, Miki-bihon, Pancit Palabok, Crispy Pata.

Maunakea Market Place Food Court (12)
1120 Maunakea Street.
The Filipino food stalls are turo-turo (point point) style eateries featuring basic Filipino fare - pancit, lumpia, adobo, tinola.

- Two Sisters Filipino Fast Food
- Naty’s Filipino Foods
- G & M

Mubahay Café and Restaurant (3)
Corner River and Hotel streets across from Asian Express. Known for pork gisantes, balut, kure-kure. Open for lunch and dinner.

VIETNAMESE MENU

Asian Express (3)
Corner River and Hotel streets. Freshly prepared, fast and delicious.

Ba-Le Sandwich & Bakery (25)
150 North King Street. Reputed to have the best French bread in Honolulu. Features sandwiches, Vietnamese-style manapua, tapioca and taro pudding, and other delicacies.

Maunakea Market Place Food Court (12)
1120 Maunakea Street
Malee Thai Plate lunch
Vientiane Fast Food
Duc’s Bistro (13)

Top of Maunakea in first block before Beretania Street. Vietnamese/French menu, full bar and late night jazz. Casual elegance.
Pho '97 Restaurant Maunakea market Place, #176,

1120 Maunakea Street. Complete pho menu plus other delicious dishes. family style dining, take-out.

HAWAIIAN MENU

Punani's Bar & Cafe (21)
1041 E. Nuuanu Avenue. Featuring traditional Hawaiian food, and live Hawaiian-style entertainment in evenings.

LOCAL & AMERICAN MENU
Hank's Cafe Honolulu (11)

1038 Nuuanu Avenue across street from Punani's Bar & Cafe. Colorful and friendlyPacific ambience and art gallery featuring artwork by the owner. Light menu includes ono-licious Chinatown-style chili rice, pita-deli sandwiches with kalua pig & cabbage and Italian meatball, focaccio bread sandwiches, and pupu selections. Full bar and live entertainment.

PACIFIC RIM MENU
Indigo Restaurant (16)
1121 Nuuanu Street. Thai and Pacific Rim menu, beautiful setting, where Hawaii elite meet for lunch, pau hana cocktails and dinner. Live entertainment and garden bar, indoor and outdoors dining. Valet parking.

PLATE LUNCH

Maunakea Marketplace Food Court (12)
1120 Maunakea Street

TEA & LUNCHEON MENU
TEA at 1024,(35)

1024 Nuuanu Avenue. This charming tea room is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Walk through the boutique to the tea room, select your own special cup and saucer from Michelle’s beautiful collection of English china, and take a break for afternoon tea or lunch. TEA at 1024 sets the mood in its calling card with a quote from Henry James’ The Portrait of a Lady: “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” Luncheon and tea service available Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm. Validated parking from municipal parking garage on Bethel Street.


 
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