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Chinatown

100 N. Beretania Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817 (Downtown Honolulu)
808 521 3826
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Ranked #97 of 123 Attractions in Honolulu
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Buzzing with vendors, shoppers, business people and tourists, this sliver of Downtown Honolulu is...
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Attraction details
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Went here with my aunty who is a local. I wasn't impressed. Considering that Oahu has so many beautiful places to visit, i wouldnt place this place on my to do list. It was a little bit seedy.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I went on a Saturday and parking wasn't too hard to find. Traffic was bumper to bumper though. Honestly it's more like an open market with a lot of fruits, veggies, and fish/meats for sale and a couple of stores where you could purchase neat things. If you like Pho, you will have a lot to choose from, as it... More 

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California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Love what I've seen happening in the Chinatown area lately. Seeing places transform from a place I'd prefer to avoid at night, to a thriving foodie scene is great. Lot's of small and fantastic food and drink places in the area and I suspect more to come. During the day, this can be a fin place to explore as well... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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156 reviews 156 reviews
64 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Chinatown offers another look at Hawaii and it's diverse culture! It is an older part of town but there are so many cool, unique and little shops that specialize in the Asian flare! Here, you'll find things (some exotic) that you can't find at your local grocery store that will spike your interest.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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489 reviews 489 reviews
119 attraction reviews
704 helpful votes 704 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We had been here on our own about 10 years ago. I remember it pretty dirty and were not too impressed. This time we took a tour and really enjoyed it. The area looked much, much cleaner but there are many homeless people. We were not bothered by anyone. Cute shops, the historic Oahu Market, Hawaiian lei shops, bakeries, statues,... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is not your local mall or 5th Ave to go shoping. If that is what you want check out the glitzy Malls. If you want a place for adventure. Cute shops and restaurants for a feel of being in the Orient, grab your wallet and go to Chinatown. It is a great place and an enjopyable time for all.

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Brewster, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The area was deserted and appeared run down and derelict. We were very disappointed. This was the middle of the day and should have been busy.

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

You won't see many of the charter tourist here since downtown is still sketchy and has lot's of homeless but for the few who want great Vietnamese food (any of the many have great food) or visit some of the newer trendy restaurants and shops.

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Tampa ,Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Very surprised to see so many different shops. Looks like you are in China, prices are better than in Waikiki .Food was better also. You don't have eat at restaurants, we love to eat where the locals eat.

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Ajijic
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I was on a bus heading back to Waikiki when I realized I was going through Chinatown so I exited the bus. It let me off in the commercial area. There were a few restaurants,one was a very good Vietnamese restaurant, and most everything else was produce stores. I wandered around the area and found a few souvenir shops but... More 

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