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Royal Palace lays out the red carpet for fish filet

Story By Chris Fleck Photo By Chris Fleck
May 27 - June 2, 2012

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What a menu the management and chefs at Royal Palace have put together! They have covered nearly every inch of Chinese cuisine from seafood to noodles, beef, duck, chop suey, vegetarian and more. A grandiose restaurant, dining at Royal Palace surrounded by its traditional tapestry and high ceilings, can harness feelings of eating within the walls of a king’s manor. An easy introduction to the Royal Palace menu is to sample Sweet and Sour Fish Filet, Steamed Fish Fillet or Salt and Pepper Fish Filet – each priced at $9. The three dishes are prepared with sea bass, and Steamed Fish Filet is steamed gently with shoyu, ginger and onion.

“It’s one of our most popular dishes. It’s great for young people, old people and everyone in between,” says Judy Hwang, daughter of owner Cary Lee.

Sweet and Sour Fish Filet, on the other hand, is deep-fried first and then drizzled with Royal Palace’s sweet-and-sour sauce, and pickled vegetables are added to the mix.

Steamed Fish Filet ($9)

“All the fish dishes go so well with rice. Then Salt and Pepper filet is always a good pupu and goes great with beer,” adds Hwang.

Just across the street from Aloha Stadium and in the same shopping mall as Ice Palace, Royal Palace also encourages takeout orders from its buffets and lunch or dinner menus.

Royal Palace Restaurant

  • Where
    • 4510 Salt Lake Boulevard
    • Honolulu, HI 96818
    • Across from Aloha Stadium
  • Call
    • (808) 487-6662
  • Hours
    • Open Daily
    • 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Notes
    • Additional parking by the bridge area.