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100 N Beretania St Ste 175, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-4708 (Downtown Honolulu)
(808) 524-4461
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Ranked #76 of 1,956 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Fri 5:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighborhood: Downtown Honolulu
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Marietta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We were in search of great Char Siu Manapua and were not disappointed. We actually tried the Char Siu, Kahlua Pork and a few others. The staff was helpful and friendly and gave us delicious sweet rice cakes for the kids!

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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I always make a stop at Royal Kitchen when I'm on the island to pick up some of those yummy baked manapuas. My favorites are kalua pork, curry chicken, portugese sausage, and lup chong. I seriously miss that wonderful fluffy hawaiian bread that surrounds those fillings... it's the bread that makes all the difference. Please never go out of business!!... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you like Manapua as much as I do, this place is an absolute must. The Royal Kitchen is in a class of its own. I love bake Manapua. They have all kine. Can't visit outer islands without a few dozen. I grab 3, 1st dozen is mine.

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170 reviews 170 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

OMG, run down to Maunakea Street and park on the street (legally at a meter) and venture to the Cultural Plaza on the canal side to Royal Kitchen. They have the manapua to die for! I had never tasted Black Sugar before and now I am hooked! Pork Hash is very good there too. Wash it down with an Island... More 

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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The food was good. We got Kahlua Pig, vegeterian, and Char sui manapuas and Saimin. We were visiting my sister, and had read reviews on tripadvisor & Yelp and had heard good things about the food. What we didn't know was how bad the local area was. There are tons of homeless people, and going by ones self or with... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The only thing we ate here were the manapuas as we had been told by locals that this was their specialty. We tried the char sui, Kailua pig, and the sweet potato manapuas. All very tasty, but preferred the "meat" ones. The Hawaiian sweet bread was a great twist on the traditional manapua. Great value, great manapuas!

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Houston, Texas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

This is a great place to try. It is much like a kolache except that the bread is 10x better. The sweet Hawaiian bread makes this a great dish. We tried the Portuguese sausage, the Kailua Pig and another pork that had a sweeter taste, I just don't remember the name. The pig was the best and the Portuguese sausage... More 

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

If you like manapua, and want to take something back to where you are traveling from. Give this place a shot. Reasonably priced and easy to take home, it's a great treat to bring to your loved ones.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Great baked char sui bao manapua and pork hash for snacking! Reasonably priced plate lunches. Good roast pork, shoyu chicken, and roast duck sides.

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Keaau, Hawaii
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54 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I don't make manapua at home because of the amount of work it takes. Consequently, I appreciate that cheap dim sum of any kind comes at the price of exploited workers. The manapua at the Royal Kitchen are tasty, but they are not cheap. I hope that means that the workers get a wage more in keeping with the amount... More 

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Additional Information about Royal Kitchen

Address: 100 N Beretania St Ste 175, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-4708
Phone Number: (808) 524-4461
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Downtown Honolulu
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 5:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 5:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

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