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100 N Beretania St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-4712
+1 808-521-3826
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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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“dim sum” (33 reviews)
“mauna kea” (20 reviews)
“hotel street” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
100 N Beretania St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-4712
Downtown Honolulu
+1 808-521-3826
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Grocery stores with fruits and vegetables you've never seen. Fun souvenirs. Flower shops. Bars and restaurants. History are every turn. What a fun way to spend the afternoon, strolling up and down.

Thank Partypoodle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We head to Chinatown each time we visit Honolulu The market is one of the best places to buy produce, especially items you have never encountered before. It shows a way of life very different from the tourist glitz of Waikiki, with basic simple shops...More

Thank Terry E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fun place to spend an afternoon shopping and eating. Plenty to see with all the different stores and markets. Good dim sum and bakeries. Lots of inexpensive gifts stores and interesting buildings in the area.

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spread over a few streets and blocks but shops very basic and expensice. Fresh green grocers, butchers dominate but produce appears dead, or dying. No restrooms to be found. Dissapointing comparing to other Chinatowns we have seen around the world. During closing times, the place...More

1  Thank MN54542017
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Chinatown is worth a visit, surprised on how clean it was. Good cheap eats and plenty of picture moments.

Thank Teddy W
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We got there around 5:30 on a weekday and it was all dead and smelly. We drove through middle of the day and it was all lively.

Thank parbendra
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

When I am in Chinatown, I get my hair cut at Rainbow located on Bethel Street. Then I walk to Mauna Kea Market place for Asia street foods. A walk on Hotel St. leads you to Wing Cheung grocery store where you can get chinese...More

Thank Arnold C
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped here to kill some time on our way to pick up a family member at the airport on a Sunday evening. Where we ventured on that afternoon was rather quiet. We could it tell if the businesses were closed early or permanently closed....More

Thank jpanda168
Reviewed 28 April 2017

If you have the time, visit old Chinatown. Historic buildings, friendly people, and good restaurants. Easy walking tour.

Thank FLworldwanderer
Reviewed 27 April 2017

It's been cleaned up since i lived in the area. Well worth the visit. Good shopping, plenty of eating options. Re-live history.

Thank davidV1642TR
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Curtis M
Are most places open on Sunday in Chinatown?
24 July 2016|
Response from Donaldinc | Reviewed this property |
Yes but go there early as places will close earlier. Think of noon or 1pm when things start to wrap up.
hi i will be in honolulu on sunday, i want to go to Smiths union st bar as i have been on quest to visit oldest bars in every state, is it ok for 2 woman to visit? i get idea Chinatown is semi shady? we live near NYC, in NJ so have seen shady areas, just wondering if ok for 2 woman to visit, and should we go during day or is at night ok?? thanks
9 July 2016|
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Response from HGKCFP | Reviewed this property |
Looking for jewelry with olivine, black coral, peridot, obsidian
6 November 2015|
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Response from MrMouser | Reviewed this property |
Look at the Aloha swap meet. Y p u will get the exact same quality as in Chinatown much cheaper. For better quality jewelry look, at Nahaku jewelers. Alamo ana mall or on the ship next to cheesecake factory.