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Royal Kitchen

#260 of 1,859 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Honolulu
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100 N Beretania St Ste 175, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-4708
+1 808-524-4461
05:30 - 16:30
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Sun 06:30 - 14:30
Mon - Fri 05:30 - 16:30
Sat 06:30 - 16:30
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

SO YUMMY. Must go early before they sell out. I fly from Kauai to get my fix here. make sure to grab a number.

Thank Brittany R
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the stops of the food tour with Aloha Plate. We had the manapua and a type of dumpling/dimsum that I forgot the name of. The manapua was so delicious!!! Soft fluffy bread stuffed with char sui flavored pork. So good!!! Best pork bun I have ever had! The dumpling was pretty good too, and it went... More 

Thank Rubyburke123
Palo Alto, California
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99 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I never go to Oahu without a stop for the best stuffed buns (manapua)...And now that I've been there at different times of the day, I know why the bus load of tourists stop here at store opening... it's when the buns come out of the oven and melt in your mouth. A 6am bun is better tasting than an... More 

Thank suraimcfly
San Francisco, California
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218 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Great place for baked bau and other buns. Very local place. No place to eat inside. Homeless neighborhood.

Thank dougrh
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Convenient location (on the way to airport, Nimitz hwy, take smith st exist). Made a quick stop here to bring back baked manapuas (char siu and lueop Chong) for family on the neighbor islands. They have other options too, but as far as I know this is the location for the baked manapuas. Parking free with validation. Be sure to... More 

Thank 808BV
Sunnyvale, CA
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426 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff with a good selection of manapuas. We came in just before closing and got a couple of chicken and cha siu manapuas and a coconut one. Too bad we were too late as they had run out of some of the others. They take credit cards. There is a set of outdoor tables by the river street side... More 

Thank ECL
Saskatoon, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Really good Manapau. We were told the locals all believe the manapau here are the best on the island. The traditional is the charsiu pork but they also offer sweet options. Every flavour we tried was great!

1 Thank gcb21
1 review
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I have had the managua at Royal Kitchen for over 30 years. It is amazing that I still like it very much. Of course, the char siu baked managua is the best. However, the purple sweet potato baked managua is a very close second. I have analyzed all of the flavors. I think the purple sweet potato baked managua is... More 

Thank Terese H
Burlington, Canada
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621 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We sample 3 different Manapua after taking a number and waiting several minutes on a Thursday morning. It was worth the wait. Sweet and savoury charsiu pork and chicken curry and purple sweet potato were the flavors that we tried. All excellent!! Highly recommended.

Thank JALToronto
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

This place was on our food tour. We never would have stopped here on our own. So, I wanted to alert all my Trip Advisor friends not to miss this unique and so yummy food experience! Little puffed pockets of portable and hearty goodness.

1 Thank sweetbaboo04

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Chinese, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
06:30 - 14:30
05:30 - 16:30
05:30 - 16:30
05:30 - 16:30
05:30 - 16:30
05:30 - 16:30
06:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 N Beretania St Ste 175, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-4708
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Downtown Honolulu
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-524-4461

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?