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“Chinatown, my Chinatown”
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Chinatown
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 Market attracts locals recognizing it for savory selections of fresh meats, fish and produce. Remember to frequently look up from the street level while walking around the district since many of the old buildings that were renovated have retained their original façade and completion date on the second story.
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

It's a fun place to shop and eat. I like the variety and one of a kind shops here. The variety of restaurants is also a treat.

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Reviewed April 17, 2013

We always go to Chinatown, but you need to go during 10 to about 4, they seem to close early. We took the city bus. I find unique gifts there and not too bad money wise.

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

China Town has very intresting restaurants. Which does not limit to only asian food, but It has a very intresting and diverse excellent restaurants with cuisine from Paris to Cuban food.

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

Followed the walking tour in a certain Rough Plant guide book. Accurate enough and takes you through the whole of Chinatown. So far, so good. In reality, this is a rundown neighbourhood with many shops boarded up or burnt out or both. Clearly struggling, merchants are trying, but it doesn't have the feel of other major city's Chinatowns.

Although assured it is safe in the evenings, I would be cautious and would not take my children. A fair number of homeless people, and a fairly rundown indoor market - intended to show the kids alternative culture and they baulked at the chicken stall (so we skirted the toad and turtle stalls)!!

2  Thank LorenzoVisentin
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

There are cops on every corner for good reason. Lots of shady looking people and tons of homeless. The food sold on the street didn't look like it was kept at good temps for the fish. Saw a homeless guy whip out his junk to take a leak right on the sidewalk. Wasn't shy at all and seemed like he had done that for a while. Just gross dont waste your time unless your looking for a hooker that looks like she has a really bad disease.

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