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Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant

High on the ‘Peking’ Order

Peking duck is one bird Chinese chefs get persnickety about, and for good reason. Prized for its crisp, thin skin, the duck requires careful preparation to achieve its golden gleam. Anticipating a craving? Call Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant to place your order at least one day in advance. The restaurant serves the duck straight from…

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Stellar Cuisine Reigns Supreme

Cultural celebrations are often synonymous with not only rich historical context, but also the distinct dishes that multiple generations come to love and cherish year after year. Chinese New Year, regarded in the Chinese culture as the beginning of the new lunar calendar and recognized as the most important holiday, is one celebration that is…

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The Garden of Eatin’

Calling all veggie lovers. Join me on a voyage as we travel to the Far East — in search of the ultimate plant-lover’s paradise. We will journey to a garden filled with choice vegetables, earthy herbs and savory spices. Come along as we uncover this urban utopia — so impressive it was given the name…

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Chinese Delights Fit for Royalty

Two large lions flank the entrance to Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant, its name emblazoned on the wall in gold. It’s a sign for things to come once you step inside and discover that the ambiance is every bit as regal and indulgent as the flavors of its authentic Hong Kong-style dishes. The restaurant has been…

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Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant

Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant boasts rich history and flavor. “It is the food that keeps drawing people back,” owner Calvin Wong explains. The 30-year-old restaurant welcomes back second and third generations of repeat customers. Even those who have left Hawaii visit Royal Garden when they return on vacation. “Some of them even ask their mom…

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Good Moon Rising

Ala Moana Hotel is home to Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant, an oasis of superb cuisine centered around Hong Kong-style culinary craftsmanship. And from now through Sept. 19, Royal Garden is celebrating the Chinese holiday, affectionately termed Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Festival, in which the positioning of the moon is key. It’s believed that during this…

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Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant

Always wonder what goes on behind the scenes at your favorite restaurant? Well, much credit goes to the many chefs, owners and managers who work diligently day in and day out to make sure Hawaii’s diners have a top-notch dining experience. This week, Dining Out gets the inside scoops from Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant’s chef…

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Chinese Specials Fit for Kings

Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant offers regal flavors without the royal price tag. Now through the month of June, two specials not offered on the menu are 50 percent off with the purchase of any other two entrees. Tee Par Duck ($21 with the promotion, $42 regular price) must be ordered at least one day in…

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Royal Chinese Fare in Full Bloom

From when I was a little girl to now, Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant in Ala Moana Hotel continues to be one of my favorite Chinese restaurants. Known for its traditional Cantonese-, Hong Kong-style cooking, Royal Garden also has a reputation for serving food that is fresh, delicious, creative and beautifully presented. The restaurant itself is…

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From Ranch to Restaurant

BY RACHEL BREIT We all know that a delicious meal starts with quality ingredients. That’s why at Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant, owner Calvin Wong goes straight to the farm for fresh chickens. Free-ranging, ranch-raised chickens’ access to the outdoors encourages movement and pasture grazing, which produces a leaner, more meaty chicken that is higher in…

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