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Honolulu Food Tour: Best of Chinatown

Highlights
  • 2.5-hour walking food tour of Chinatown in Honolulu, Oahu
  • Try innovative dishes inspired by culinary traditions from Hawaii, China, Korea, Vietnam and others
  • Visit 4-5 establishments and sample 6-7 delectable dishes
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Honolulu Food Tour: Best of Chinatown
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Honolulu Food Tour: Best of Chinatown
From US$138.38
Overview
Explore the classic tastes and cutting-edge flavors of Honolulu’s Chinatown on a 2.5-hour food walking tour of this historic cultural crossroads. Follow your guide along a 1.5-mile (2-km) route, and pause for a series of tastings at locally-loved restaurants and cafés. Learn how Oahu’s colonial and immigrant histories shaped Chinatown's culinary traditions, fill up on island flavors that meld Asian cuisines with American classics, then finish your tour in the heart of the city. 
What to Expect
Meet your guide at one of Honolulu’s most celebrated new restaurants, the Pig and the Lady, opened by a young Vietnamese chef who was born and raised in Honolulu. Hear the story of the family-run restaurant as you slurp delectable smoked bacon pho (Vietnamese noodle soup) and plunk a French dip sandwich into their signature pho au jus.

During the 2.5-hour stroll, your guide shares facts about Honolulu's Chinatown, one of the oldest in the United States. Stop into local eateries to sample an award-winning pizza topped with Hawaiian flavors followed by a tasting of garlic chicken and Thai fried chicken with a sweet-and-sour sauce. Try a Korean twist on a Hawaiian favorite loco moco, a dish where white rice is usually topped with hamburger patty, fried egg and gravy. Then finish off with one of the most decadent cheesecakes to be found on Oahu.

After a delectable array of tastings, your tour ends in Chinatown where you can explore further on your own or make your way to your next destination.

Please note: This is a sample itinerary. The dishes might change due to availability. If you have food allergies, please specify them at the time of checkout in the "special requirements" field.
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Reviews (10)
1 - 5 of 6 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Ceased Operations

On the day of our tour, we got a text and email that our tour was cancelled because they "recently ceased operations". I don't understand how that can be when we got a confirmation the day before AND an email to review the tour afterwards....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank l3tang
Reviewed 8 August 2017
Foodie Fun in Chinatown

We had a great time in Chinatown with Ryan. Lots of food to enjoy and good conversation. This is our "go-to" activity when we visit a new city and this food tour (#8 for our family) was one of the best. There was definitely an...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Brayball
Reviewed 15 June 2017
Awesome Tour!

This was a highlight of our trip! The tour was a unique Food Tour of Chinatown in Honolulu. Ryan was an awesome tour guide! Our favorite stop was The Pig and the Lady. It was a great way to see Chinatown and taste a wide...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Kandi-Eddie
Reviewed 25 April 2016
Local Food - Outstanding and Fun

This is a great tour. There also is a sister tour - Best of Chinatown by the same company. We did both and had a great time. The food was outstanding and the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. Great local haunts and interesting cuisine. Top...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Philip H
Reviewed 19 August 2014
Great time

Had a wonderful time exploring some of the Honolulu food scene near the Ala Moana area. Good mix of sweet & savory, including local faves. I think my favorite of the day was the red velvet waffle with taro cream topping. Hope to go on...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank kyt2013
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