A Village Full of Good EatsColumns Who's Counting?
February 2, 2014
Story By: Jaimie Kim Farinas | Photos by: Lawrence Tabudlo
At Seafood Village Chinese Cuisine in Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort and Spa, the overall dining experience is as much a priority as its stellar cuisine. A large, bronze buddha at the entrance of the restaurant is an indicator of the opulence awaiting in the dining room.
After traveling down a flight of stairs, take a moment to admire those who have previously dined at the restaurant — snapshot testimonials feature celebrities, such as actor Owen Wilson, and even President Barack Obama.
All of this takes place before you are even seated and marvel at a menu of extensive offerings.
Popular with diners is the restaurant’s Fresh Live Seafood (market price, per pound). Choose from Kona Cold Lobster, to Dungeness Crab, Hawaiian Prawns or Hawaiian Sunfish, fetched directly from the restaurant’s tanks.
From there, select your desired sauce to accompany the seafood: Chinese Scampi Style; Hawaiian Ginger and Scallion; Chili and Garlic; Black Bean; Spiced Salt and Pepper, and more.
Seafood Village also offers Deep Fried Crispy Chicken ($19.95) made with half of a chicken, along with Signature Roasted Crispy Beef Tenderloin ($25.95).
As one of the restaurant’s best-sellers, the beef tenderloin is roasted until the exterior is crispy, and is served with a flavorful house-made sauce.
Reservations are recommended, as both visitors and locals alike flock to the restaurant on a daily basis.
Seafood Village Chinese Cuisine
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort and Spa
2424 Kalakaua Ave. #103, Waikiki
Lunch: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Dinner: 5–10 p.m.
Note: $3 validated self-parking and $4 valet parking at Hyatt.