Nothing Dim About Dim Sum

A La Carte Columns

July 3, 2016

Story By: Caitlin Basilio | Photos by: Lawrence Tabudlo

Salt & Pepper Calamari

Salt & Pepper Calamari

The literal translation of dim sum is “touch of the heart.” This type of cuisine is a favorite at Chinese restaurants around Hawaii, but at Seafood Village Chinese Cuisine, the heart of the eatery actually goes into every dim sum order made.

According to manager Yao Ming Guan, Seafood Village takes pride in making its dumplings to order. “Our dim sum chefs come in every day at 7 a.m., even before the managers,” he says. “They’re the first people here and they start preparing ingredients to make the day’s orders of dim sum.”

Four types of dim sum (above) are both part of the Kamaaina Lunch Party Menu ($11.95 per person).

Four types of dim sum (above) are both part of the Kamaaina Lunch Party Menu ($11.95 per person).

Located in Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa, Seafood Village has been serving locals and tourists alike for more than 20 years. With enough space for large parties, the restaurant even gives patrons the option of utilizing a private room to host a special gathering. The restaurant has various private dining areas that can accommodate up to 60 people.


One of the best deals at Seafood Village is its Kamaaina Lunch Party Menu. For $11.95 per person (minimum of 10 people), you can feast on Chicken Salad with oriental dressing, four types of dim sum (Steamed Barbecue Pork Bun, Shrimp & Chive Dumpling, Pork Hash and Seafood Dump-ling), Salt & Pepper Calamari, Stir Fried String Beans, Sweet & Sour Pork with Pineapple, Minute Chicken Fried Noodle and Mango Pudding for dessert.

Seafood Village Chinese Cuisine

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort And Spa
2420 Kalakaua Ave., No. 103, Waikiki
Daily, lunch: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; dinner: 5-10 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96815

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