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Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Chinese, Seafood, Asian
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Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Reservations
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Reviewed June 19, 2022

Very good fresh seafood. I especially like the steamed fish! The waiter was very helpful and friendly!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed March 29, 2022

This was one of the best meals we had on the island! If you want authentic, delicious, reasonable food, look no further. A family with two teens, this restaurant gave us all that we were looking for and more. The sizzling shrimp were incredible, and...so was the lobster with black beans sauce. A must-do in Oahu!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 23, 2022 via mobile

We were experiencing a relatively pleasant evening with ok Chinese food that was literally ruined when the most unpleasant waiter award was given to the guy that served us. When we went to pay he insisted that our tip wasn’t adequate. As far as I...know, the customer is still in charge of tipping, not the waiter!! How dare them expect customers to tip them based on threatening behaviour. I mentioned this to the women who sits at the entry (owner)? and she made no attempt whatsoever to show understanding. Like I said in the heading, there are many better places to spend your hard earned money in Waikiki.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed September 6, 2021

Every. Single. Time. I go back home to visit, it's a tradition to wrap up the trip with a dinner at Fook Yuen...and it never disappoints. I am a huge lobster lover, which is the main draw here...you simply can't beat their lobster deal- it's...gone up in $ over the years but currently $19.99 I think? (with the purchase of another entree of course). But...everything else is just SO yummy here. This last dinner, we started with the seafood and tofu soup (ask for white pepper and red vinegar to drizzle on it...*chef's kiss*), followed by lobster (we went with the dry preparation: ginger/garlic/scallion), Pei-Pa tofu (one of their specialties, tofu braised or fried on top of spinach), and their sizzling beef tenderloin platter. Ended the meal with a almond tofu dessert. This was the perfect amount for 3 people - we ended up walking up stuffed but not to the point of being uncomfortably so/about to explode (we all know the feeling!) I'm drooling just thinking about the meal. THIS is how a Chinese restaurant should be, food-wise, always.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed February 22, 2020

A return visit to this popular seafood restaurant. Very crowded on Friday night but not overly noisy so it was possible to enjoy the meal and have a nice conversation. The service was very professional and helpful with dish selections. The mixed green dish in...garlic was cooked perfectly with no overpowering garlic taste. The lobster was done perfectly and had an excellent taste - highly recommended! The prawns with walnuts was also superb. Overall a most satisfying dinner.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 17, 2020

We. were hungry for Chinese food. I was close to our condo. It is in a strip mall on the second floor. Good parking and even an elevator. I swear that we were the only non Chinese and tourists in the place. We made reservations...and glad that we did. The place filled up fast and we know why! Good service and great food . There is an Lobster tank near the entrance that had more lobsters than I have ever seen! Try it!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed January 8, 2020 via mobile

Our go to spot. We had scallop soup, salt/pepper Dungeness crab, garlic better lobster, honey wall nut shrimp, peking duck, stir fry mixed veggies and spinach with garlic, mapo tofu and yang chow fried rice! We ate it all and will come back sgain. Warning...to call ahead for reservations becuase there's always a line waiting for a table.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

Decent flavors (compared to Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore) in most dishes. Cannot and should not be classified as Panda Express variety of Americanized Chinese food.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 26, 2019

If you need a local spot for late night eats, this is your place! We had the lobster, seafood noodles, fried rice, and ginger chicken and everything was delicious. The service is super fast and they are open 24 hours.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 22, 2019 via mobile

Recommend as a family restaurant and reasonably priced which it is. It was very busy and the service was poor. Not the cleanest place toilets disgusting. Lobster was OK the rest of the food passable.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 5, 2019

Great Chinese cuisine and seafood is their speciality. The lobster is to die for. Amazing food. Be prepared to wait for.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

Buffet has a decent array of food that gets replenished. menu items are delicious as well. The restaurant is very popular with locals and tourist alike.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

Get your Salt and Pepper Lobster on! Went there for a family dinner, it is always crowded so be prepared to wait. Ordered the lobster, chicken chow mien, fried rice and pork chops. Family enjoyed each dish and would definitely visit again

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 1, 2019 via mobile

Very close to where we stayed and recommended by our tour guide, as we bonded over Kung Po chicken. Putting our name on the list didn’t cause much of a wait despite seeming to be very busy. Lots of tables, families but also waiters. They...turn over the tables for new customers very efficiently. A mild wait as it seemed the local customers got their food first but after chatting to the waiter we were overwhelmed by the size of appetisers and soup. Not quite regretting ordering our main meals but well on the way to being full when they arrived. The Kung Po (not on the menu) was good as anticipated and generously sized. Around us fascinating to watch the duck being carved and the lobsters being served. Our waiter was friendly in the end, especially compared to waiters we’ve experienced elsewhere. Glad we went and would go again. My wife rates it her best Chinese restaurant ever.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

Sunday dinner and the restaurant was packed with both locals and tourists. The food we ordered was cooked perfectly but the flavoring was all very similar, the scallops were in pieces, and the vegetables were cut too big. On the positive side the pan fried...noodles were exquisite. Lobster in black bean sauce was good but the waiter had to be asked twice for something to crack the shell. The pieces were too big - would have been better cut smaller so the sauce would flavor it more. The white rice was very delicious and the very best I have had at any restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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FOOK YUEN SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, Honolulu - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Fook Yuen Seafood Restaurant offers takeout services.

Fook Yuen Seafood Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3