Honolulu’s Best Chinese Restaurants:
The top rated Chinese Restaurants in Honolulu, HI are:
- House of Wong Restaurant – is a locally owned authentic Cantonese-style restaurant
- Lam’s Kitchen – is a family-owned and operated Chinese noodle shop in Honolulu
- Legend Seafood Restaurant – offers a Hong Kong Cantonese style dining experience
- P.F. Chang’s – is an Asian restaurant concept founded on making food from scratch
- Little Village Noodle House – provides the best of Northern Chinese cuisine in Hawaii
House of Wong Restaurant
House of Wong Restaurant is a family-owned and operated traditional Cantonese restaurant in Honolulu. General Manager Michael Wong created the House of Wong in Kapahulu in 2015, renaming the restaurant China Garden, which was previously housed in the lobby of the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel near the Old International Marketplace. House of Wong continues to serve the inhabitants and visitors of Hawai’i with the same passion for exceptional service as it did with Michael’s 26 years of management expertise from China Garden.
Over 10,000 international tour groups and locals have been treated by Michael and his staff, and they continue to add to their list of millions of delighted consumers. Michael’s concentration on offering top-notch service and developing individualized experiences for each guest that traveled through each of these restaurants was the key to their success, ensuring that each visit to Hawai’i was memorable. The objective of House of Wong is to deliver an authentic Chinese dining experience while also establishing lasting memories of Hawai’i. Its top chefs prepare family-style meals from recipes passed down through generations in the motherland using locally obtained products that benefit the local Hawai’i community.
Appetizers, Soups, Chicken, Duck, Seafood, Beef, Pork, Vegetable, Rice, and Noodle
“Had an early lunch and I think was the first customer of the day. Really nice service and some of the best Chinese food I’ve had in a while. The star of the day was the Orange Peel Beef. Just perfect. One of the best versions I have ever had. We also loved the whole shrimp roasted with garlic and pepper, Kung Pao Squid, and BBQ Pork Fried Rice. But the winner was the orange beef. This is now our go-to Chinese place on O’ahu.” – John E.
Lam’s Kitchen is a Chinese noodle shop in Honolulu’s Chinatown that is operated by a family, specializing in beef chow fun, won ton min, Cheong fun rolls, and beef flank and tendon look fun. The family missed the nostalgic taste of beef flank steak from Guangdong, China, after relocating to Hawaii. They wanted to convey the original flavor and texture of the fun to everyone in Hawaii. In 2002, the family opened Lagoon Chinese Restaurant near the airport, which was its first restaurant. They were able to open their second family restaurant, Lam’s Kitchen, in Honolulu’s Chinatown, in 2009 after years of hard work and learning via experience. To please its loyal customers, they continue to make it look fun every day.
Rice Soup, Chow Fun, Side Orders, Rice Dishes, Noodles
“The best beef and tendon soup ever. I get the dish without soup because it has more flavor but the beef is so soft it melts in your mouth. They look funny, which is a must-order with your dish, is homemade, super soft, and seriously the best. Also, add wontons to the dish if you’re not allergic to shrimp because their wontons are so simple yet so good. Best wontons I’ve had in Hawaii.” – Amy G.
Legend Seafood Restaurant
Legend Seafood Restaurant, which opened in 1990 at Chinatown Cultural Plaza, provides a Hong Kong Cantonese dining experience in a simple and casual setting at an affordable price. At Legend a prominent Honolulu dim sum restaurant during the day and a seafood restaurant at night, Legend provides full-service casual dining, take-out, group, and party dining, with a commitment to exceptional service, superior food quality, and a clean, welcoming environment. Its Chinese cuisine is always fresh and prepared to utilize traditional Chinese flavors and methods.
You’ll appreciate the classic, modern, and seasonal Chinese meals at this authentic Cantonese-style Chinese restaurant in Honolulu. Dinner at Legend Seafood Restaurant is reasonably priced, so bring a special someone or the whole family. In this welcoming Chinese restaurant, you’ll enjoy the atmosphere and service. Their menu includes several vegetarian, seafood, and meat alternatives. For lunch, they’re known for their extensive menu of dim sum items.
Seafood, Vegetarian, Pork, Beef, and Chicken
“Visited here twice. Once for dinner and once for dim sum. The dinner I had was okayish, but the dim sum was absolutely delicious. Must visit for dim sum here! The experience is also great, traditional style with the carts driving around and you can point and pick.” – Jordi M.
P.F. Chang’s is an Asian restaurant chain that prides itself on cooking meals from scratch every day. P.F. Chang’s is the first multi-unit restaurant concept in the United States to honor and promote wok cooking’s 2,000-year-old legacy as the centerpiece of the dining experience. Philip Chiang and Paul Fleming launched the company in 1993. Since its founding, every day in every restaurant, Chang’s has been hand-rolling dim sum, hand-chopping and slicing all veggies and meats, scratch preparing every sauce, and wok-cooking every dish. P.F. Chang’s now has over 300 locations throughout the world.
Appetizers, Dim Sum, Sushi, Salads & Soups, Main Entrées, Dessert, Lunch, Beverages
“This is the nicest P.F. Chang’s we’ve been to. Two floors and spectacular decor and Asian fusion music with a view and outdoor/indoor seating choices. Our server Brianna was outstanding and an exceptional guide through this gustatory adventure. Comprehensive drink menu; soups made to perfection; entrees sizzling good with photogenic displays of freshness. It’s worth the price point if you’re on Waikiki. Delicious.” – Tom A.
Little Village Noodle House
Little Village Noodle House serves Hawaii’s greatest Northern Chinese cuisine. From 2007 to 2018, it won the renowned Hale Aina award for the best Chinese restaurant for 11 years in a row. Little Village, led by culinary masters and located in the heart of Honolulu Chinatown, delivers award-winning cuisine in a relaxing setting, making it the ideal spot to gather friends and family together to create amazing, lasting memories over unforgettable food.
Honey Walnut Shrimp, Special Fried Rice, Pot Stickers, Orange Chicken, Garlic Eggplant, Salt & Pepper Pork Chop, Lettuce Wrap, Crispy Wonton, Mu-Shu Roll, Green Onion Pancake
“One of the best I’ve tried in Chinatown, and that’s saying something. While the surrounding area is rather dingy, the restaurant is clean and bright. A friend arranged dinner for a group of 20 of us, and so we took up two tables with no issue. The menu selection was pre-arranged and everything I tasted was awesome, favorites were the lettuce wrap and fried pork chops.” – Therese H.
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