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Chinatown

Neighbourhood: Downtown Honolulu
As featured in 3 Days in Oahu and 4 other guides
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Address: 100 N Beretania St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-4712
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+1 808-521-3826
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Buzzing with vendors, shoppers, business people and tourists, this sliver...

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.

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Chinatown is worth a visit, surprised on how clean it was. Good cheap eats and plenty of picture moments.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Teddy W
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chinatown is worth a visit, surprised on how clean it was. Good cheap eats and plenty of picture moments.

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Sydney
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got there around 5:30 on a weekday and it was all dead and smelly. We drove through middle of the day and it was all lively.

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Thank parbendra
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I am in Chinatown, I get my hair cut at Rainbow located on Bethel Street. Then I walk to Mauna Kea Market place for Asia street foods. A walk on Hotel St. leads you to Wing Cheung grocery store where you can get chinese snacks. A must, they use to have 2 store fronts but consolidated into one front.

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Thank Arnold C
SF Bay Area
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here to kill some time on our way to pick up a family member at the airport on a Sunday evening. Where we ventured on that afternoon was rather quiet. We could it tell if the businesses were closed early or permanently closed. Of the ones that were opened, when some in our party needed to go, they... More 

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Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have the time, visit old Chinatown. Historic buildings, friendly people, and good restaurants. Easy walking tour.

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Thank FLworldwanderer
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's been cleaned up since i lived in the area. Well worth the visit. Good shopping, plenty of eating options. Re-live history.

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Traralgon, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a few hours in China Town while staying in Honolulu, went out and back by the local bus, good value. Walked around a couple of market areas , plenty of fresh food to take home and cook and a few eating places at the market areas.. Plenty of intriguing little shops but there also seemed to quite a few... More 

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Thank roy v
Toronto, Ontario
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Not the best Chinatown that I've been to, however there are some hidden gems. There is a very cool Confucius statue in the courtyard just behind the food court. The food court / market had some good food at cheap prices. If you plan to purchase anything, make sure you bargain and bring cash!

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Reviewed 25 March 2017

total waste of time shops full of junk nothing of any interest filthy streets and eateries do not go there at night and dont waste you valuable vacation time going to that part of town

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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I usually do any sightseeing in the morning before it gets too hot and crowded. We were intrigued by some recent travel pieces about how much Chinatown has changed and is becoming hipster-fied. All this may be true, we saw some evidence of nicer boutiques and restaurants. But at 10 am on a Tuesday all that was... More 

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