South O’ahu / Chinatown
A few blocks from Downtown Honolulu is Chinatown where you can find steaming dim sim, char sui, manapua, and pork hash as well lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, and daily baked goods. Some places include the O’ahu Market on North King Street, and the Maunakea Marketplace on Maunakea Street. There are more than 100 Chinatowns in the United States, but none like Hawaii’s Chinatown. Located in the financial and political center of the state, Honolulu’s Chinatown is an upscale, Asian-inspired arts district blended with traditional Chinese bazaars and family-owned stores, plus the best Asian restaurants this side of Hong Kong.
Honolulu’s Chinatown is diverse with Pan-Asian and Pacific Islander businesses – porcelain shops, bakeries, herbal remedy shops, art galleries, etc. When the businesses and farmers’ markets close, the bars and restaurants open to happy hour and karaoke. It’s located at the intersection of Hotel and Bishop Streets.
Additionally, you can learn about the 1800s Honolulu, the Bubonic Plague and the Honolulu Fire and Human Sacrifice years on the $20, 75-minute Devil’s Den Tour. For more information, call 808-670-7090 or check out www.honoluluexposed.com
Cites: O’ahu This Week; Welcome to O’ahu