Choices Abound at Golden Duck
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Choices are fairly simple when it comes to lunch or dinner at Golden Duck Chinese restaurant on South King Street, as those who have trouble deciding are helped considerably by signs throughout the restaurant suggesting daily specials and house signature dishes.
With more than 200 items on the menu, the specials, house suggestions, and lunch and dinner plate options help even the most indecisive diner. Lunch plates of Sweet Sour Spare Ribs, Pot Roast Pork, Pork Chop Suey and Crispy Won Ton, for example, are just $7, and a dinner plate of Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs, Cold Ginger Onion Chicken, Beef Broccoli, Crispy Won Ton and rice costs just 75 cents more.
“On any day when we feature the specials, we always sell plenty,” says owner Aaron Fong.
House specialties include Lamb Stew, Orange Pork Chops, Seafood with Fish Maw Soup, and daily specials include Duck Noodle Soup, Chicken Chow Funn, Roast Duck Wo Mein, Roast Duck and Ginger on Rice, and Chicken with Oyster Sauce Noodle. Go any rainy Monday and you’ll find almost every table with at least one order of Boneless Minute Chicken Cake Noodle ($7.50).
“It’s very popular on Mondays,” says Fong of the dish that comes with a choice of noodles. “Customers can choose the boneless chicken with Hong Kong-style, saimin or regular chow mein-style noodles.”
Open for more than 50 years, Golden Duck now has a new location in Kahala ( on the site formerly occupied by Tony Roma’s). Similar specials and an equally diverse menu of Chinese favorites are available daily.
Golden Duck Chinese Restaurant
- 1221 South King Street
- Honolulu, HI 96814
- (808) 597-8088
- Open daily from
- 10:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.