Canton Seafood Restaurant Offers Great Taste, ValueFeatures Inside Feature
June 15, 2014
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: Rachel Breit
With more than 200 menu items to choose from and a clean, warm atmosphere inviting guests to dine in comfort, Canton Seafood Restaurant sets the tone for a flavorful foray.
After initially opening in Chinatown 10 years ago, in 2011, the restaurant relocated to its current 923 Keeaumoku St. locale. Manager Peng Gong explains that the restaurant’s Cantonese cuisine draws influence from the southern region of China, and features healthy preparation techniques coupled with fresh ingredients.
Gong credits executive chef Sou Keung Wong with designing and executing the flavorful menu selections available at Canton Seafood Restaurant. Gong applauds Wong and his 30-plus years of experience for creating a good sense of teamwork within the staff, while also emphasizing quality control to ensure each guest enjoys a tasty meal time and time again.
“He brings authentic, healthy items to our menu, and uses less oil and salt in the preparation,” says Gong, when describing Wong’s extensive experience. “He’s very concerned with the continuity and quality of our food, to ensure freshness in the various meats and vegetables.”
Crispy Gau Gee Mein ($6.99) is just one of more than 40 specially priced dishes, and features a bed of noodles topped with shrimp, chicken, char siu pork and fresh vegetables, along with four pieces of gau gee.
Deep Fried Flounder with Lemongrass ($9.99 with purchase of accompanying entree) is a popular seafood selection — the chef prepares tender fish in a zesty garlic sauce, and the succulent morsels fall right off the bones. This dish is normally priced at $15.99.
Live Maine Lobster ($11.99 with purchase of accompanying entree, originally $19.99) is another customer favorite, and is steamed and prepared with your choice of sauce: salt and pepper, ginger and green onion, black bean or butter garlic Canton Seafood Restaurant recently introduced two new specials that are quickly becoming customer favorites. Shanghai-Style Sauteed Mochi ($6.99) features thinly-sliced mochi with Chinese cabbage, sliced pork, green onions and preserved vegetables all tossed in a special house sauce. Duck Feet in Soup ($6.99, also available on Gon Lo Mein with gravy) includes baby bok choy and Hong Kong-style thin noodles incorporated in a chicken and pork broth that is made fresh in-house and simmered for hours to lock in flavor.
Additionally, a host of lunch and late-night specials are available daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 9 p.m. to closing. With specials ranging from $6.99 to $7.99, the restaurant is poised to satisfy diners with diverse tastes and budgets. To sweeten the deal, lunch specials also include rice and soup.
Diners also may enjoy happy hour from 2 to 5 p.m. and again from 9 p.m. to closing, during which all bottles of beer are half price.
Just in time for graduation party season and those customers celebrating a birthday or other special occasion, Canton Seafood Restaurant offers multiple packages for 10 to 12 people. For just $188, groups can enjoy Seafood with Fish Maw Soup, Peking Duck (whole), Live Lobster with Ginger and Onion (two orders), Shrimp Walnuts with Mayonnaise, Tenderloin Steak with String Beans, Crispy Garlic Chicken (whole), Black Mushroom with Vegetables, Fried Rice “Young Chow Style” and dessert of the day.
Canton Seafood Restaurant also presents a diverse catering menu — an ideal option for family parties, work functions or tailgate events. Customer favorites include Canton Chow Mein ($18.99 small, $28.99 large), Chicken Wings with Pepper and Salt ($29.99 small, $39.99 large) and Canton Crispy Chicken ($19.99 small, $29.99 large).
Guests at Canton Seafood Restaurant are treated to free parking behind the eatery, and also may park in the Maui Diver’s lot adjacent to the restaurant anytime after 5:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended for larger parties.
Contact the restaurant for more information and special deals.
Canton Seafood Restaurant
923 Keeaumoku St., Honolulu
Daily, 10 a.m.-midnight