Movin’ On Up To A New Locale

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November 8, 2015

Story By: Christina O Connor |

If you’ve been wondering where China Garden Restaurant in Waikiki went, we found it: It reopened as House of Wong Restaurant and set up shop on Kapahulu Avenue about two months ago.

Roast Honey Glazed Spare Ribs ($15.95). Nathalie Walker photo

Roast Honey Glazed Spare Ribs ($15.95). Nathalie Walker photo

At the new eatery, owner Michael Wang says you still can expect to find its traditional Chinese cuisine.

One significant difference at the new location is a good one: There’s plenty of parking, both in a small parking lot, as well as on the street nearby.

“I hope customers will come try our food and our service at this brand new restaurant,” says Wang, who had been running the Waikiki restaurant for more than 20 years.


Although House of Wong has three decades worth of dishes, it’s also been coming up with some new ones for its recently debuted location. One of those is Roast Honey Glazed Spare Ribs ($15.95), which Wang says has been one of the most popular menu items so far. One order typically can feed three or four people.

The slightly sweet ribs are marinated in a special sauce for about an hour — so, if you are planning to enjoy this at your next meal, call the restaurant to pre-order at least four or five hours ahead of time. “We want to make sure that it is always freshly made,” Wang says.

House Of Wong Restaurant

477 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu
Daily, 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96815

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