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Chinatown

100 N Beretania St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-4712
+1 808-521-3826
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Buzzing with vendors, shoppers, business people and tourists, this sliver of Downtown Honolulu is an exciting mix of history, mystery and fun. Amid the lei stands, noodle factories, hole-in-the-wall eateries and herbal medicine shops, the Oahu Market attracts locals recognizing it for savory selections of fresh meats, fish and produce. Remember to frequently look up from the street level while walking around the district since many of the old buildings that were renovated have retained their original façade and completion date on the second story.
  • Excellent13%
  • Very good30%
  • Average33%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible9%
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“hotel street” (9 reviews)
“flower shops” (6 reviews)
“noodle house” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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100 N Beretania St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-4712
Downtown Honolulu
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+1 808-521-3826
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only 5 minutes on foot from the downtown with a lot of business landmarks was the Chinatown with many nice local restaurants serving ethnic food of Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, China. It was nice to walk around the Chinatown but there was also homeless people, trash,...More

2  Thank Kiet Q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were shocked to see filthy streets, people out of their skulls on meth, trash, homeless people and more - not safe to go IMHO and definitely do not go at night!

1  Thank mwooduk
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The stops are announced so all you need to do is catch a bus that goes through Chinatown and get off at the stop. Our stop was opposite Kekaulike Mall and from there it was a short walk through various fruit, meat and fish stalls...More

1  Thank Llewellyn53
Reviewed 26 September 2017

I wanted to see China Town but had a very hard time finding a parking spot. I chose the municipal china town parking on Smith street and I wish I had not. The parking spots are so small and coming out is a nightmare. Put...More

Thank Ginger B
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Very walkable and super close to downtown hnl. Mix of old (wet markets, open air fresh veggies and fruits) and new (upscale eateries like Lady and the Pig). Very cheap food court inside the main terminal building, perfect for budget people and students.

Thank robby321
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I don't understand why people are so disgusted with this Chinatown. I have never seen one that was not bad... At least here and in San Francisco. It is dirty and it does smell. The locals there are extremely mean and we'll stare at you...More

2  Thank InnoAvenue
Reviewed 29 August 2017

If the purpose of your trip to Chinatown is to get a very good meal, then go for it. This small area of the city has very little left over of the Chinese base and shops. This small area had many trinket shops, but did...More

Thank Alan L
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

If you like the old ambience of Chinatowns throughout the world then this is a must see. Many stores are vacant but the flavor of buying your fresh groceries pervade!!

1  Thank Arnold C
Reviewed 22 August 2017

More than 100 years ago !can you believe that ? I have seen China town in NY , San Francisco and........ but it was more original . I lived in Oahu for 2 months and this place was the best place for shopping my vegetables...More

2  Thank kokab u
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Compared to other Chinatowns not one bit impressive. Had difficulty finding a toilet. Very few eating places too. There were fruit and vegetable stalls. Only very few people spoke English. Nothing attractive or eye catching.

1  Thank danp2
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Curtis M
25 July 2016|
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Response from Donaldinc | Reviewed this property |
Yes but go there early as places will close earlier. Think of noon or 1pm when things start to wrap up.
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Response from HGKCFP | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely!
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Response from MrMouser | Reviewed this property |
Look at the Aloha swap meet. Y p u will get the exact same quality as in Chinatown much cheaper. For better quality jewelry look, at Nahaku jewelers. Alamo ana mall or on the ship next to cheesecake factory.
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