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Turn a Private Party Into a Festive Feast

By Yu Shing Ting Leah Friel
April 14, 2013

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The beginning of summer also marks the end of the school year for students, including many who are graduating.

Known for its delicious Hong Kong-style Chinese food with a modern twist, Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant in Ala Moana Center, has become a popular place to dine at on any occasion. And with seven private rooms, a 32-foot-wide stage and fancy interior, it’s also a great setting for private parties, such as weddings, birthday parties or business functions.

The restaurant recently launched its new Spring/Graduation Special Menus featuring many of its signature dishes, as well as some new creations. There are three set menus available for lunch or dinner.

• The $238 menu for a table of 10 includes the Roasted Meat Appetizer Platter, Seafood and Pumpkin Soup, Smoked Chicken with Chrysanthemum, Chef’s Special Black Peppered Beef Tender-loin, Fish Filets with Ham and Vegetable on Lotus Leaf, Tea Smoked Shrimp, Simmered Baby Pak Choy in Supreme Broth, House Fried Rice and Dessert of the Day.

• For an additional $3 more per person, the menu changes to Sugar Cane Shrimp, Dried Scallop and Shredded Chicken Soup, Smoked Chicken with Chrysanthemum, Signature Crispy Roasted Beef with Buns, Fish Filets with Ham and Vegetable on Lotus Leaf, Tea Smoked Shrimp, Braised Shiitake Mushrooms with Shanghai Pak Choy, Seafood Fried Noodle, Steamed Rice and Dessert of the Day.

• Or for an additional $5 per person, the menu changes to Deep Fried Crab Claws, Dried Scallop and Shredded Chicken Soup, Smoked Chicken with Chrysanthemum, Braised Pork Ribs in Chef’s Special Sauce, Deep Fried Whole Fish in Sweet and Sour Sauce, Tea Smoked Shrimp, Braised Shiitake Mushrooms with Shanghai Pak Choy, Seafood Fried Noodle, Steamed Rice and Dessert of the Day.

Jade Dynasty has been open for a little more than two years, serving fresh, quality Chinese food (as well as dim sum from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily). The restaurant’s chefs regularly travel to Asia where they exchange ideas with other top chefs. According to general manager Gary Chan, the chefs are in Hong Kong and China this month learning some new styles of cooking, including Sichuan which has a bit of spice to it.

Depending on the size of your party, there are different areas in the restaurant that can be sectioned off for privacy. The entire restaurant can seat 330 people, or you can reserve the open-middle portion which includes a stage for up to 130 people. There also are private rooms that can seat 12 to 60 people.

Audio/visual equipment and a projector screen also are available, and there’s plenty of free parking at Ala Moana Center. Reservations should be made early, especially for large parties.

Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant

1450 Ala Moana Blvd. Suite 4220
947-8818
10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
jadedynastyhawaii.com