It’s a Nice Day for good foodColumns Who's Counting?
May 18, 2014
Story By: Jaimie Kim Farinas | Photos by: Anthony Consillio
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 meal.
Nice Day, which also serves dim sum from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., offers an extensive menu comprised of more than 100 Cantonese-style dishes.
A favorite among loyal diners is Oyster Sauce Chicken Chow Mein ($9.95), featuring deep-fried chicken in oyster sauce placed atop a bed of Hong Kong-style chow mein. The noodles have a nice crisp and welcome texture.
Nice Day’s Mapo Tofu ($10.95) is another hit. Tofu is cooked with minced beef until it obtains a tenderness without being mushy. The sauce is slightly spicy, and those who can take the heat can request extra spice if desired.
For non-meat eaters, Stir-Fried Mixed Vegetables ($10.95) is a steal, and also high in nutritional value. A mix of vegetables, including broccoli, snow peas, bok choy and more, is lightly stir-fried in a traditional white sauce, and the veggies retain just the right amount of desired crunch.
Large parties are welcome, though manager Shirley Cheng recommends making reservations. For groups of 10, Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant also offers special dinner menus that allow guests to choose from a set list of items.
Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant
1425 Liliha St., Honolulu
Daily, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.