May brings fantastic deals on Canton’s healthy cuisineFeatures Inside Feature
May 10, 2015
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: Anthony Consillio
With an extensive menu showcasing more than 200 items and a clean, warm atmosphere that invites guests to feast in comfort, Canton Seafood Restaurant sets the tone for a memorable dining experience.
After opening its doors in Chinatown 11 years ago, the restaurant relocated to its current Keeaumoku Street locale in 2011. Manager He Gong explains that the restaurant’s Cantonese cuisine draws influence from the southern region of China, and features healthy preparation techniques coupled with fresh ingredients.
Gong credits executive chef Sou Keung Wong with designing and executing the flavorful menu selections available at Canton Seafood Restaurant. Wong brings 30-plus years of experience to the kitchen and creates a positive sense of teamwork while also emphasizing quality control to ensure each guest enjoys a tasty meal, time and time again. Wong incorporates the freshest vegetables and meats into each dish while also cooking with less oil and salt to create healthier options.
“He brings authentic, healthy items to our menu,” says Gong, when describing Wong’s extensive experience. “He’s very concerned with the continuity and quality of our food to ensure freshness in the various meats and vegetables.”
Crispy Gau Gee Mein ($6.99, normally $8.99) is just one of nearly 50 dishes that are specially priced throughout May. The “very popular” item includes a bed of noodles topped with shrimp, scallops, pork, fish fillet, broccoli, Chinese cabbage, carrots, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots and four pieces of gau gee — all served with a special house gravy.
Kau-yuk with Taro and Preserved Vegetables is now just $13.99 (normally $15.99) and features flavorful pork belly in a savory sauce. Another special for Dining Out readers to enjoy with the purchase of a regularly priced entree can be found in Canton Crispy Chicken (half) for just $4.99.
As its name suggests, Canton Seafood Restaurant offers a vast array of lobster, crab, shrimp, clam, oyster and fish dishes, including Steamed Sea Bass Fillet with Ginger and Onion ($9.99, regularly priced at $12.99). Also throughout May, diners may enjoy Steamed Prawns with Garlic and Look-Funn for just $12.99 (regularly priced at $15.99).
Additionally, a host of lunch and late-night specials are available daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 9 p.m. to closing. With specials ranging from $5.99 to $8.50, the restaurant is poised to satisfy diners with wide-ranging tastes and budgets. To sweeten the deal, lunch specials also include rice and soup. Diners can look forward to specially priced summer lunch specials including Oyster Sauce Crispy Chicken ($5.99) and Canton Fried Noodle ($5.99).
Just in time for graduation party season and those customers celebrating a birthday or other special occasion, Canton Seafood Restaurant offers multiple packages for 10 to 12 people. For just $188, groups can enjoy Seafood Tofu Soup, Peking Duck (whole), Live Lobster with Ginger and Onion (two), Steamed Sea Bass Fillet with Ginger and Onion, Tenderloin Steak with String Beans, Crispy Garlic Chicken (whole), Black Mushroom with Vegetables, Fried Rice “Young Chow Style” and a dessert of the day. Additional dining packages range from $238 to $398 and all are available with just a few days’ advance notice.
Canton Seafood Restaurant also offers a diverse catering menu — an ideal option for family parties, work functions or tailgate events. As part of an ongoing special, customers will receive 20 percent off all catering orders — call 955-3388 for more details and menu options. Diners also have the option of reserving the restaurant for parties of up to 140 people — at least a week’s notice is requested when planning large parties.
Guests at Canton Seafood Restaurant are treated to free parking behind the eatery and also may park in the Maui Diver’s lot adjacent to the restaurant any time after 5:30 p.m.
Canton Seafood Restaurant
923 Keeaumoku St., Honolulu
Open daily, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.