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3102 Van Horn Rd, Trenton, MI 48183-4000
734-676-8980
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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We have been going to Hawaiian Island for years. The food is very good, and large portions. The restaurant itself is clean, but needs a bit of a facelift. The waitresses are always good. Their soups are delicious. This is the only Chinese food restaurant we frequent downriver.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2012
barongsd
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Detroit, Michigan
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Flat Rock, Michigan
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Their foods are cooked in animal bi-products, so impossible for vegetarians to eat there. It's dark and quite, so very private if that's what you are looking for.

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Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We have never dined in. We always order carry out. One of our favorite dishes is sweet-and-sour chicken. The sauce is more of a pineapple base. The portions are large, great value.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Don't let the name fool you ... this is just another Chinese Restaurant. Menu is sit-down carry out. Nothing Fancy. Food is average ... salty and in some cases mushy. In spite of all this, service is good, price is right and location is easy to get to.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Yes a Flaming PuPu Platter a Polynesian treat loaded with egg rolls,ribs,shrimp,and crab rangoon that's on a rotating wooden platter topped with a fiery live fire cast iron pot that you can warm your goodies. The very best ever Hot n Sour soup make this a super place to eat at. Simply Amazing for 37 Years,,, great Food,, Low Prices... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

We have been going to Hawaiian Island for years. The food is very good, and large portions. The restaurant itself is clean, but needs a bit of a facelift. The waitresses are always good. Their soups are delicious. This is the only Chinese food restaurant we frequent downriver.

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Monroe, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I've gone to a lot of Chinese restaurants in the USA and this is the gold standard. I could be biased, sure, I've eaten here since I was a wee little child. The eggrolls use bean sprouts (just the way I like them!), they don't but random stuff in the egg drop soup, and the breading is just right on... More 

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Brownstown, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

You know how you always have that one chinese restaurant that is your favorite? Well this one is mine. I get the almond chicken, or fried shrimp. all of their food is delicious.

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Detroit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

We usually get take out, but have eaten in the dining room. Its clean but has been around a while. Food is great, the Sweet and Sour Sauce has pineapple chunks and carrot slices and the chicken that comes with it isn't strange. Take out seems a bit faster than dining in.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

...and I've had alot of crappy Chinese. Get the Chicken Rice Soup, great rice, not weird chicken, and a great price. i could eat gallons of it.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

They do a great deal of carry out so the dinning room is never overly crowded. The decor is a little out-dated but the food is G-O-O-D good. I especially like the pressed duck, and the almond chicken is also quite good. The rice is always cooked perfectly, and of course you get LARGE portions. If you've not been, then... More 

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Additional Information about Hawaiian Island

Address: 3102 Van Horn Rd, Trenton, MI 48183-4000
Phone Number: 734-676-8980
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Trenton
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3102 Van Horn Rd, Trenton, MI 48183-4000
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Trenton
  • Phone Number: 734-676-8980

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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