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Chinatown

Neighborhood: Downtown Honolulu
As featured in 3 Days in Oahu and 4 other guides
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Address: 100 N. Beretania Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
Phone Number: 808 521 3826
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Description: 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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Very typical china town with typical shops etc. Roads and area were relatively clean. Shops small and filled with goods.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I love Chinatowns the world over. This one's no different. Great selection of fruits and veg, fresh meats and fish, and basic junk stores to buy anything and everything you don't need. Also a great place to eat from many different Asian cuisines. Lots of good bakeries too. Take a walk through Chinatown. It's fun and you'll likely find something... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Super cool area in downtown honolulu. I like the open markets and i usually go down there to buy groceries. Also the Chinese and PHO is excellent!! Go down there for some good eats!!!

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Los Angeles, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Used to work in Honolulu on Bishop Street right next to the start of Chinatown (main area about eight square blocks), so I spent a lot of time there. Fun to wander around, especially on shopping days as folks come to town to pick up meat (Peking Duck), fresh fruits & vegetables. You will see a lot of Chinese produce... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

was disappointed and sad...we had the idea of stopping on the way to airport to pickup some goodies, snacks, and food to take on our flight out of Honolulu, but unfortunately it was late in the afternoon. Apparently most of the store were closed or in the process of closing- all along King St. The streets an sidewalks definitely needed... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

great CHinatown larger than some others. Interesting stores and merchants. Nice day trip away from the beach

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Heber City, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Cheap papayas, mangoes and lychee. Hayden and Piries are the best mangoes. Parking is a hassle, but the best place I have found is the municipal parking off of Smith street. You can usually shop in less than an hour and your parking bill will only be about $1. Good char siu, and roast pork vendors as well. Also good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

When I visited Honolulu the first place I went to was the historical ChinaTown. This area wasn't that bad if it weren't for so many homeless and "shady" people that lurks around there, hence it isn't very safe to wandered out at night. But overall, I rate this place a very cool place to hang out. It has many shops... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Went for Chinese New Years so it was crowed but, so much fun and excitement. There were stalls selling all kinds of food and trinkets. We saw the Lion and Dragon dances from lots if different dance groups. We had such a great time. During normal hrs there's lots of souvenirs type stores and really authentic restaurants that are really... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Very typical china town with typical shops etc. Roads and area were relatively clean. Shops small and filled with goods.

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Honolulu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

A blast from the past. Now basically Vietnames, Loation and Cambodian. Great shopping and restaurants. Worth a visit.

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Address: Address: 100 N. Beretania Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
Phone Number: 808 521 3826
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Downtown Honolulu

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