Flavor Reigns At This Popular EateryFeatures Inside Feature
July 16, 2017
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: Anthony Consillio
Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant serves up an inviting atmosphere coupled with an eclectic menu bursting with stellar cuisine, whether one desires a quick meal on the go or a relaxing sit-down experience with friends and family.
Situated in downtown Honolulu at 111 N. King St., within the bustling Chinatown district, Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant has served up popular Hong Kong-style cuisine blended with Southern Chinese influences since 2001. The culinary team continues to introduce new dishes to complement a vast menu filled with customer favorites and extraordinary value.
“You can come in for a quick bite if you’re in a rush, sit down for a meal or enjoy a large get-together,” says general manager Gary Lam.
As its name suggests, Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant offers a multitude of seafood selections including Mixed Seafood in Taro Basket ($10.95). The restaurant’s chef hand-crafts the “basket” with pieces of taro that are cooked and fried to hold the right shape. Broccoli, snow peas, carrots, shrimp, squid, sea bass and scallops — which eventually fill the basket — are then stir-fried with garlic to build an incredible flavor profile.
“The basket is the favorite part of this dish for most diners,” says Lam, who notes that pieces of the basket resemble taro fries.
The wide variety of seafood options also includes Deep Fried Stuffed Tofu with Shrimp ($7.95), which are crafted in-house before being lightly battered and fried to perfection. The savory morsels are accompanied by a house-made soy sauce with notes of green onion and peppers, which add some heat to the experience.
Golden Palace has even put a twist on a local favorite with Snow Mountain Manapua ($2.69 per order of three). The baked manapua are prepared with the perfect balance of time and temperature, and shine with flavor as a black-sugar filling and haupia cookie crumbles complete the popular item.
Curry Chicken Casserole ($7.95) couples flavor and aroma as boneless chicken, onions, bell peppers and a light Chinese-style curry are cooked to create an “aromatic” dining experience.
In addition to the spacious dining room on the restaurant’s ground level, Golden Palace also offers a banquet room on the second floor capable of hosting upwards of 400 people. Lam explains that multiple groups have utilized the convenient space for a vast array of functions, including weddings, birthday celebrations, graduation parties and business gatherings.
“We have a stage and a sound system all set up — it’s a nice setting for all sorts of gatherings,” Lam explains. “We can also tailor menus for parties according to certain dishes and tastes that guests are looking for while also staying within their budget.”
Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant
111 N. King St., Honolulu
Open daily, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Note: Dim sum selections are available daily from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.