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Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant

A feast for all senses

Step foot inside Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant and spend a moment taking it all in. Hands in motion lift long noodles out of steaming broths. A portable cook top hisses as one of the restaurant’s servers puts the final sear on dumplings table-side. Stacks of dim sum-filled baskets emanate enticing aromas. The lively atmosphere…

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Have a nice day, really

Growing up, nothing was handed to me. I was the daughter of a military father, and the first rule I learned was that if I wanted something, I worked for it. One of my very first jobs as a teenager was as a cashier at a grocery store. I remember ringing people up, one after…

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Nice Day’s the name of the game

It is often said that names match the personalities they accompany. Case in point: Cruella De Vil wasn’t exactly an admirable Disney character, was she? Well recently, I got to thinking that the same “rule” applies to restaurant names, as those bright, shiny signs hanging above the entrances can tell us a lot about the…

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It’s a Nice Day for good food

Red lanterns that hang from the ceiling add a burst of color to the spacious dining room at Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant. Tables equipped for smaller groups outline the restaurant, while larger round tables are situated in the center dining area, inviting groups of families and friends to gather and partake in a family-style…

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Local Favorite Ensures Every Day is a Nice Day

As Chinese New Year approaches and many in the Islands prepare for various celebrations Friday, one of Honolulu’s favorite Chinese restaurants is poised to ring in another year of pleasing local diners. Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant serves up more than 160 intriguing a la carte selections, including sizzling plates, appetizers, soups, seafood, pork, beef,…

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Decked Out Shrimp for a Festive Holiday

Some foods are just meant to go together. For example, there’s hot chocolate and marshmallows, and one of my ultimate weaknesses: creamy vanilla ice cream and crispy fries — a combination of sweet and salty that is to die for. And what about sweet apple slices sprinkled with sour li hing mui powder? Please don’t…

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Having a Nice Day

It’s busy at Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant with all the hustle and bustle of wait staff, and the lively chatter of customers. And that’s just the way it should be. It’s a testament to the food and the people who cook and serve it. But there’s another factor at work here: They really are…

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Feeling Good With Dim Sum, Chinese Favorites

It’s often said that the simple things in life bring the most joy. When it comes to the pure elation a warm, yummy meal brings, Lisa Lum and Sang Chun are clearly on to something. The co-owners opened Happy Day Chinese Restaurant in Kaimuki 12 years ago, only to watch their base of loyal patrons…

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A Gathering Place for Chinese Comfort Food

It’s 8 a.m. at Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant in Liliha Square Shopping Plaza and loyal patrons have already formed a line at the pick-up window outside the restaurant, all to get their hands on the restaurant’s impressive selection of dim sum dishes that are available for takeout daily. Fast-forward to noon, and the buzz…

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Starters for a Nice Day

To venture into Nice Day Chinese Restaurant during lunch or dinner is to be surrounded by boisterous diners clamoring for dishes both large and small. A line stretches out the door as the site of dim sum steamers and heaping plates of food go flying by and hungry patrons talk excitedly about the baskets piled…

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