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Royal Kitchen

#201 of 1,773 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Honolulu
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100 N Beretania St Ste 175, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-4708
(808) 524-4461
5:30 am - 4:30 pm
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All hours
Sun 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Fri 5:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 6:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Burlington, Canada
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438 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We sample 3 different Manapua after taking a number and waiting several minutes on a Thursday morning. It was worth the wait. Sweet and savoury charsiu pork and chicken curry and purple sweet potato were the flavors that we tried. All excellent!! Highly recommended.

Thank JALToronto
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

This place was on our food tour. We never would have stopped here on our own. So, I wanted to alert all my Trip Advisor friends not to miss this unique and so yummy food experience! Little puffed pockets of portable and hearty goodness.

Thank sweetbaboo04
San Antonio, Texas
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Manapua and roast pork and duck are the reasons to visit Hawaii!! Royal Kitchen has the most wonderful fragrant foods...it's a true Asian experience and the most explosive time your mouth will have!!

Thank 1Aleya
Honolulu, Hawaii
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

ROYAL KITCHEN : MEANING OF MANAPUA Baked little wonderful bready pillows of savory morsels of goodness. I cannot wait till the next encounter . they also have plates that you can get , noodles, Chinese roast pork with that crunchy skin, oh my I think I went to heaven, all at a very reasonable price. There is a sticky pudding... More 

Thank HULA2613
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84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

If you want a manapua this is the place to go. Lines can go out the door, but it moves fast. A hearty good and inexpensive meal awaits. The only thing holding this place back is that the filling seems a bit skimpy.

Thank David N
Camarillo, CA
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133 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Royal Kitchen's baked manapua are the Hawaiian-Chinese version of Chinese steamed cha shu bao (chopped BBQ pork). There are several fillings to choose from. We chose the char siu (BBQ pork) filling which was finely shredded and the texture was a little mushy, but tasted good. We stopped here as the first stop on the Hawaii Food Tour (which is... More 

Thank KonaMom2
Honolulu, Hawaii
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183 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

When you last this long in Chinatown, there's a simple explanation for their success: good food at reasonable prices. Walk up, point and pay. Each lunch has lots of rice (brown or white, thank you) and several entrees and veggie choices. Most offerings have meat in them (much like most Chinese places) but there's always one or two non-meat choices... More 

Thank singabob
Mililani, Hawaii
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

If you are ever in the Chinatown Area, you have to go to Royal Kitchen to get the Baked Charsiu Manapua. The Manapua here at Royal Kitchen are so good because they are light,Fluffy, and so full of flavor. They do have other types of Baked Manapua but the real draw is the Baked Charsiu Manapua. You won't regret it,... More 

Thank Ramfis B
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Another place we stopped by while riding around on our scooters. This is another hole in the wall spot that by the looks most would keep riding past. But after you taste their manapua you will change your mind. Manapua are sweet soft puffy bread filled with many things depending on what you like. We ordered the chicken and Kalua... More 

Thank Marc A
Manhattan, Kansas
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Royal Kitchen is a hole in the wall, but they have a great Hawaiian food called baked manapua. It is a stuffed Hawaiian bun. The bread is slightly sweet and they stuff them with things like pork, chicken, and purple sweet potato. This is real Hawaiian food.

Thank Gary S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Hawaiian, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:30 am - 4:30 pm
6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 N Beretania St Ste 175, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-4708
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Downtown Honolulu
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Honolulu
  • Phone Number: (808) 524-4461

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