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Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant

Taste ‘Jai-Gantic’ Flavors

The red and gold exterior of Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant has been standing tall on the streets of Chinatown since 2001. Owned and operated by father-son duo Howard and Gary Lam, the family-run eatery takes pride in serving traditional Chinese food. Howard has been cooking for most of his life, and it was his dream…

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Ginger Is The Spice Of Life

GOING INSIDE A GINGERBREAD HOUSE The earliest forms of gingerbread may date back to ancient Greece, but it was the Germans who first put gingerbread houses together in the 1500s, laying the foundation for the Brothers Grimm’s tale Hansel and Gretel. Happy Sunday, Ono readers! I hope you’re still feeling full hearted — and full…

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‘Golden’ opportunity for authentic cuisine

As soon as he learned of the Chinatown building’s vacancy, owner Howard Lam jumped at the opportunity to open Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant back in 2001. “Cooking is his life, his dream, and it makes him happy,” says Lam’s son and restaurant manager Gary Lam. “He always goes in and messes around and creates new…

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The bolder, the better at Golden Palace

Located in the heart of Chinatown on North King Street, Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant boasts bold and traditional Chinese flavors that leave locals and tourists alike yearning for more. This week, manager Gary Lam shares three customer favorites with Dining Out: Peking Duck ($13 for half, $25 for whole), Seafood and Tofu Casserole ($9.95) and…

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There’s Something About Dim Sum

A true staple of Chinese menus, dim sum is at the heart of the cuisine’s rich history, as it has long been closely associated with the practice of yum cha, or taking tea. Dim sum also is heartwarming because it provides bite-sized bundles of comfort food, all rolled up to welcome in feelings of satisfaction…

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Cooling off with cold noodle creations, more

It sure has been a hot summer so far. One way to beat the heat is with cool, refreshing dishes, such as Golden Cold Noodle ($6.50) at Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant in Chinatown (which, thankfully, also has air conditioning). Inspired by the season’s sweltering weather, this new dish was created by manager Gary Lam and…

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A ‘Golden’ plate of fresh delights

Although known for its Hong Kong inspired cuisine, Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant isn’t limited to serving one region of tastes. “We specialize in Hong Kong/Southern Chinese cuisine, but we also constantly experiment with new ideas and ingredients to offer new dishes to our customers,” says general manager Gary Lam. Deliciously proving the truth of this…

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Keeping it all in the family

In every ohana-run restaurant, each team player holds an important role in making sure the mom-and-pop business runs smoothly. This can be seen on a daily basis at Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant, where members of the Lam family work with other staffers in both the front and back of the house to ensure diners are…

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Unique Hong Kong-style eats exposed

Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant opens its doors at 7 each morning, often to a line of people who already are waiting outside. These dedicated diners — many of whom work in nearby offices downtown — come to get a dim sum breakfast, as well as to pick up lunch for later. Golden Palace serves up…

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This Soup Obsession is Real!

A new year always is refreshing. It’s literally 365 blank pages where you can continue to write your own story. I consider myself an outgoing optimist, so when I was hit with laryngitis and a Darth Vader-like voice on the second day of 2015, my promising year seemed to be in shambles. Imagine a self-proclaimed…

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