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Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant

A Golden Opportunity

Growing up, my Nana was my very best friend. Every Monday through Friday, the minute the school bell rung for dismissal, bystanders would witness a flash of rainbow tassels and the blurred streak of my ten-speed Schwinn as I peeled out of the parking lot — to Grandmother’s house I’d go! And without fail, like…

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The Golden-ticket Fare

Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant may be the most recognizable eatery in Chinatown. Its large, red pillars have been used as a meeting place and geographical landmark for decades. Golden Palace has also been a hot spot for diners in the mood for dim sum and other Hong Kong-style delicacies. With three generations of family ownership,…

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Chinese Cuisine That’s as Good as Gold

Located in the heart of Chinatown, it’s difficult to miss Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant — red pillars line its entrance, embla-zoned with golden dragons dancing toward the sky. It’s a grand entrance paired perfectly with its regal name. And once inside, you also will discover that Golden Palace’s dishes have just as much to offer….

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Hankering After Hong Kong Cuisine

Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant specializes in traditional Hong Kong-style fare, which houses a diverse range of eats according to manager Gary Lam. “Historically, with Hong Kong being a harbor, you would have a lot of people coming and going from different countries. So you would have different types of cuisines and tastes. Some of it…

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Golden Palace Gives the Royal Treatment

In discovering any great restaurant, one rule of thumb generally comes to mind: Eat where the locals eat. Following such a rule in Hawaii, a state known for its diversely Asian roots, usually leads to one place: Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant. A family-run business that specializes in dim sum and Cantonese-style cuisine, the eatery has…

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Sweets as Good as Gold

Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant has been known for its elaborate outer decor featuring giant red pillars, lanterns and golden dragons, which symbolize wealth and prosperity in Chinese culture. In addition to the noble ornamentation, the establishment serves up amazing Chinese food, including dim sum. While Chinese restaurants are known for savory dishes, Golden Palace Seafood…

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A Palace of Feasts Awaits

It’s difficult to drive through Chinatown on King Street and not notice Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant. Its regal red columns with golden dragons dancing toward the ceiling are certainly eye-catching. Step through Golden Palace’s door, and find yourself met with a feast fit for a king, or queen — without the price tag. “We want…

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Eat Like a King at Golden Palace

With a name like Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant, you’re, of course, wondering what it feels like to dine like royalty. Well, prepare to have your expectations exceeded with a menu that boasts more than 100 items. If you’re dining with a restrictive diet, the restaurant has you covered, as well. “I know there are a…

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Find “Shelter” in These Creature Comforts

Golden Palace Restaurant in Chinatown introduces three new dishes for a limited time. Known for its Hong Kong-and Southern China-style cuisine, the landmark eatery located next to Bank of Hawaii has been a longtime local favorite. Available for about a month, guests can enjoy Typhoon Shelter Crab ($30), Cucumber with Lup Cheong ($7.95) and Curry…

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Happy New Day

The first day of the Chinese New Year (falling on Feb. 10 this year, ushering in the Year of the Snake), is celebrated with rich traditions, festivities and best of all, special menus. Jai, or monk’s food, for example, is eaten on the first day of the new year to cleanse the body and to…

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