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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...more
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 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I decided to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Chinatown since they were having a large festival there. This will be a completely honest review and I will give you the good and the bad. First of all, we had a fun...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Catherine4290
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small shops with interesting finds. Many homeless people around. Lots of foot traffic and car traffic. Paid parking garages available. Handmade leis everywhere. Shops with lunch, tourist market shopping.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nancyw728
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband wanted to visit Chinatown even though our shuttle drive told us it was small and probably not the best food. We were shocked at how rundown and scary it felt there. Lots of graffiti, rundown and empty buildings and homelessness on the streets....More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank SpokaneRealtor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chinatown is always a fun place to visit, no matter what city you are in. The chinatown here is pretty small but it has a little bit of everything that your normal chinatown would have. The food here is more authentic and cheaper than Waikiki...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cruisetravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this Chinatown. It was not fancified, rather it seemed just as it might have been years ago. Sidewalk displays of produce make for great photos.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank JCBarker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were taking TheBus from Pearl Harbor to Waikiki and we’re interested that the #20 ran through Chinatown. However on arrival significant parts of it looked seedy and disreputable and we opted not to spend time here.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PMQuestions
Reviewed January 7, 2019

As we walked through China Town it was interesting to see all the different merchants selling their products. There was a lot of fruit, vegetables and fish for sale. The people were working hard preparing their products. No one was hassling people to buy things....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jerome M
Reviewed October 24, 2018

We were very excited to take this cultural glimpse and had planned to spend the day here while looking forward to some fresh cuisine. It wasn’t long before we ran into someone begging for money. . .people passed out or under the influence on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
7  Thank rhondan832
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Walking through China town was nothing spectacular, but very interesting to see how others live and support themselves. The market place (fresh produce) had some very strange animal parts on display for sale and obviously human consumption......Don't go if you have a weak stomach. No...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank Geoff G
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Chinatown Honolulu is both good and bad. Good because there are shops that offer pretty good deals. Lots of food and markets. Interesting shops. However, it is spread out over a large area, and is a little run-down. If you want to use a bathroom...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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652judyo
November 30, 2018|
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Response from MangAndres | Reviewed this property |
we went on Bus # 2 usually. I also think that Bus 13 also passes by China town. However, most of the times we were on a rental car. The rental mopeds is usually the easiest to go around Oahu.
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652judyo
November 30, 2018|
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Response from Geoff G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can’t tell you as we had a chauffeur
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Response from Arnold C | Reviewed this property |
Recommend bus or free shuttles. Renting Ann electric bike if you are up to it!!
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