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Head Down for the Best

Story By Nicole Kato Photos By Nathalie Walker
May 20 - 26, 2012

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It’s been said that a tassle’s worth the hassle, and for many recent grads, this is a time to celebrate those years of hard work and dedication, and what better place to celebrate with family and friends than at Canton Seafood Restaurant?

The venue recently celebrated its “first birthday” in April, and it’s making strides to revamp the landscaping in the front area to reflect an atmosphere with an Asian influence.

According to assistant manager Elvin Man, the restaurant seats up to 130 people, which makes for a great venue for a get-together of any kind.

“The Chinese customers who come in say that we have the best Cantonese food around,” Man says.

Canton Seafood Restaurant also has pre-prepared menus that feed 10 to 12 people starting at $188, which includes Seafood with Fish Maw Soup, a whole Peking Duck, two Live Lobsters with Ginger and Onion, Shrimp Walnuts with Mayonnaise, Tenderloin Steak with Spring Beans, a whole Crispy Garlic Chicken, Chinese Broccoli with Dried Fish, Young Chow Fried Rice and the dessert of the day.

Other party menus that feed 10 to 12 are priced at $238, $288 and $388.

If your gathering is a tad bit smaller, there also is a menu that fits your needs. For $99 a small group of six to eight can get Seafood Tofu Soup, Fook Kin Tofu, Young Chow Fried Rice, Capital Pork Ribs, Sauteed Choy Sum with Garlic, half of the Crispy Garlic Chicken, two Live Lobster with Ginger and Onion, Deep Fried Flounder and the dessert of the day.

Canton Seafood is all about providing customers with the best deals and food possible.

“The Deep-Fried Flounder with Seasoning and Herbs ($9.99) is a favorite,” Man explains of the dish, which is regularly priced at $15.99. Another special customers should take advantage of is House Crispy Chicken ($4.99, half), which is normally priced at $15.99.

And, it wouldn’t be a seafood restaurant without Live Lobster ($12.99 each). Regularly priced at $18.99, this dish is truly a steal. The lobster is served with either ginger and onion, salt and pepper or black bean sauce. “They can choose how they want it prepared,” Man says.

Other seafood items include Steamed Fresh Fish ($18.99), and Live Crab, Shrimp Walnuts with Mayonnaise, Clams with Black Bean Sauce and Clams with Wine Sauce — all priced at $12.99. “A lot of people say that we have the best shrimp walnut dish,” Man says.

With reasonable prices, good-sized portions, a friendly staff and an interior adorned with beautiful artwork, Canton Seafood Restaurant is a great choice for a dinner for two or a big celebration.

Canton Seafood Restaurant

  • Where
    • 923 Keeaumoku Street
    • Honolulu, HI 96814
  • Call
    • (808) 955-3388
  • Hours
    • 10 a.m. – Midnight
    • Open daily
  • Notes
    • Free parking available behind restaurant. Street parking also available. Maui Divers’ parking lot available after 5:30 p.m.