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“best cantonese chinese food in town”

Legend Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #133 of 2,389 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Chinese, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Honolulu
honolulu
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“best cantonese chinese food in town”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

This has always been the best dim-sum and cantonese diiner for our family.
Every dish is fresh from the kitchen and the favors are just right.
We had many special dinners with friends/family here.

  • Visited July 2012
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
San Jose, California
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

A group of us went there on our mopeds for dim sum. Food was average. Service was average. Price is average. Restaurant needs remodeling.

  • Visited September 2011
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Chicago
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“good dim sum”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

Dim sum was very fresh, and they do push carts here (vs ordering off a menu). Especially enjoyed the scallop funn rolls (not available in our Chicago's Chinatown) and beef meatballs. Don't get the fried taro dumplings though (no flavor at all). The regular fried "football" dumplings were also too sticky. Overall, more expensive than what we're used to paying but good food. Also, they validate parking in their own lot but we had unknowingly parked in the municipal lot (reasonable cost of $3 for about 2 hours).

  • Visited July 2012
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2 Thank EBMDD
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Seoul
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Unknown Gem for Dinner”
Reviewed July 27, 2012

I raved about this restaurant before and since then we have been coming to this restaurant every year for our summer trip to Hawaii. I cannot say enough good things about this place. I noticed many of the reviews relate to the dim sum lunch at this place. We've never had that. We've always come here for dinner. It's never crowded, and the few tables that are occupied are comprised mostly of Chinese and Koreans.

The mandatory orders here are the crab, lobster and the steamed fish. But the other orders - the look fun (chow fun), fried rice, seafood casseroles, oyster sauce beef, are all REALLY good. My son ate his dinner in almost complete silence -- that's how good the food was.

  • Visited July 2012
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Indianapolis
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
“Decent Food, Ordering is a Challenge”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

This was my first "dim sum" dining experience. I'd give it 3.5 stars. We had lunch there. Fairly typical Chinese food with lot of dumplings and egg rolls, some of it with interesting combinations. The food was generally good, though one thing I bit into tasted for all the world like urine smells.

The ordering procedure was a bit baffling. We were there with a local who knew what to do, but otherwise it would have been a bit stressful. The servers come around with carts of food and sort of tell you in broken Engrish what the offerings are. Sometimes they just roll past you, other times it seems like they are hard-selling you. You have to sort of guess at what you're getting.

Each dish has two or three of the item. In a way, ordering dim sum is sort of ilke ordering sushi -- every dish is a different taste treat with different pricing and you get several dishes to comprise a meal. They seem sort of designed for sharing.

The service system was a little odd. It wasn't clear who to go to if, for example, you should want something to drink, which was not offered. The total cost for 5 people was only $38 so it is really not too expensive.

Overall, I wasn't bowled over but it is maybe just not my style. It is probably worth a try but again, try to go with someone who knows what's going on.

Hope this helps.

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  • Visited July 2012
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