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“Love the dim sum”

Legend Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #177 of 2,438 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Chinese, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Honolulu
Reviewed August 10, 2014

You know this place has great dim sum because the restaurant is always full until 2:00 with local families enjoying turnip cakes, mochi pork, manapua, & shrimp fried dumplings. We go here whenever we visit Honolulu.

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Reviewed August 7, 2014

Legends Seafood Restaurant is located in the Chinese Cultural Plaza and during the lunch hour is usually packed with people who love to eat dim sum. This is not a quiet or calm place to eat with the cacophony of the diners filling the room. Servers go from table to table with their carts of yummy delicacies. I don't know enough about dim sum to know the names of the dishes but we chose things that looked appealing.The all time favorite was the chicken feet, flavored well and so tender. I also liked the mochi puffs which were like balls of fried rice cake filled with pork and mushrooms. We had shrimp dim sum, cold ginger chicken, Singapore style long rice noodles, steamed vegetables. It is easy to rack up a big bill. Each server will mark what you order on a card which serves as the bill.

Don't be afraid to use the parking structure in the building. It looks very dark and creepy but we ended up paying $1 for parking which was a deal indeed.

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Thank Mrl84
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Reviewed July 30, 2014

The food is wonderful but the service leaves much to be desired. For dim sum, the carts start at one end and run out before they get to the other end. Instead of refilling and then starting where they left off or at the other end, they start at the same place again and run out again in the middle. You have to flag down a manager to get them to go to other tables. They turn over tables pretty quickly so don't be daunted by a wait.

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Thank susan w
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

Known for their dim sum for good reasons. Great. Other dishes that we ordered, included duck, noodles, spare ribs. All tasty!
Known as one of the better Chinese (authentic) restaurants in Honolulu. As busy as it was (huge waiting line), service was great.

1  Thank itaewon-mickey
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Reviewed July 4, 2014

The hosts were more pleasant than usual at dim sum places. The food seemed saltier that elsewhere. Service was quick and variety, adequate. The best part is the bill, which lets you know as you go along how much you are spending. After dim sum in a couple of dozen restaurants, in several cities, this one seems to differ little from others with a high rating, except in the speed of service. Most tables were speaking Chinese, and that is what we consider when selecting dim sum.

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1  Thank LuViPortland
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