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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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100 N Beretania St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-4712
Downtown Honolulu
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

We were very excited to take this cultural glimpse and had planned to spend the day here while looking forward to some fresh cuisine. It wasn’t long before we ran into someone begging for money. . .people passed out or under the influence on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
5  Thank rhondan832
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Walking through China town was nothing spectacular, but very interesting to see how others live and support themselves. The market place (fresh produce) had some very strange animal parts on display for sale and obviously human consumption......Don't go if you have a weak stomach. No...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank Geoff G
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Chinatown Honolulu is both good and bad. Good because there are shops that offer pretty good deals. Lots of food and markets. Interesting shops. However, it is spread out over a large area, and is a little run-down. If you want to use a bathroom...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Dave C
Reviewed October 2, 2018

On business you always find small time periods to be used for something special away from the tourism main attractions and into a local historical loaded experience, and that is Chinatown with its fantastic markets for fruits, vegetables, fish and meats. The feeling to back...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank pirotta2015
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Chinatown is defiantly worth a look while your in Honolulu great food very historical the people we met were very hospitable.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 57chevycustom
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

When I read the negative reviews on visiting China Town my motivation and desire to visit was dampened a bit - but still wanted to check it out myself. Well I can tell you it was absolute let down. Waste of an Uber fee and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank ShadiS90
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

A few streets in a grid area makes up China Town. There are lots of shops and markets selling fresh vegetables, meat and fish. The markets give you a taste of the real town as your mixing with locals just going about their day buying...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Gerbra_10
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Interesting to walk through and see the buildings and the Asian markets and shops. You can think back to when this was a busy part of the Honolulu culture.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank maroisd
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Before you decide if you want to visit this area, you MUST realize that you will see, smell and experience things that you may never have experienced before..... you should look at your visit as an adventure, one of discovery of a different culture. It...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank lwj
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Very sketch area of Honolulu. We planned to have dinner there but the area was so dark and dirty with people lying on the streets and/or pushing grocery carts full of stuff that we kept driving right back out. No thanks China Town!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank LMyles
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652judyo
November 30, 2018|
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Response from MangAndres | Reviewed this property |
we went on Bus # 2 usually. I also think that Bus 13 also passes by China town. However, most of the times we were on a rental car. The rental mopeds is usually the easiest to go around Oahu.
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652judyo
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Response from Geoff G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can’t tell you as we had a chauffeur
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Response from Arnold C | Reviewed this property |
Recommend bus or free shuttles. Renting Ann electric bike if you are up to it!!
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