Where locals find their Chinese favorites

A La Carte Columns

September 4, 2016

Story By: Kelli Shiroma | Photos by: MISSY ROMERO

Stir Fried Eggplant ($10.95)

Stir Fried Eggplant ($10.95)

Whether you visit Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant for lunch or dinner, you’ll be sure to get a stellar deal on anything you order.

The morning crowd often comes to the Liliha eatery for dim sum, which is served from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to restaurant manager Shirley Cheng. But, locals also are pleased with the extensive menu selection available throughout the day.

Whether you’re in the mood for soup, seafood, noodles or poultry, there’s something for everyone.

“Lunch is especially crowded here,” Cheng confirms. “Local people like our restaurant because we give good value; our prices are reasonable.”

Vegetable Gon Lo Mein ($10.95) reigns as one of the most popular dishes, since it’s a healthy vegetarian option, according to Cheng. The dish features Hong Kong-style skinny noodles and vegetables like choy sum, onions and bean sprouts.

Vegetable Gon Lo Mein ($10.95)

Vegetable Gon Lo Mein ($10.95)

“(Vegetable Gon Lo Mein) is one of my personal favorites because it’s healthy and there’s lots of vegetables,” Cheng says.

Another customer favorite is Stir Fried Eggplant ($10.95). Cheng says this dish is especially well liked because it contains a hint of spice.

“The Stir Fried Eggplant is one of our healthiest dishes, and it’s a little bit spicy with sliced pork inside for extra flavor,” she says.

Finally, if you’re feeling under the weather, Cheng recommends Scallop Soup ($14.95). This option is just one of many soups on the restaurant’s expansive menu.

“The Scallop Soup is good for your stomach if you don’t feel well because it’s really healthy for you,” Cheng states.

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant

Liliha Square
1425 Liliha St., Ste. 2-5
Daily, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96817

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