Craving Chinese? Try This Eatery

A La Carte Columns

October 16, 2016

Story By: Yu Shing Ting |

Sweet and Sour Seabass ($7.95)

Sweet and Sour Seabass ($7.95). File photo

The holiday season is fast approaching, and Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant in Chinatown is ready for the rush. “Reservations are rolling in already,” shares manager Gary Lam. “So, we’re already preparing for the holidays.”

Serving traditional Hong Kong-style cuisine with a “local kick,” the popular Chinese eatery is conveniently open early and late every day, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Guests also can enjoy dim sum from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Since opening 15 years ago, Golden Palace has built a growing following of customers, including a regular office crowd from nearby businesses that often grab breakfast on-the-go each morning and then return for lunch later on in the day.

There also is a spacious party room upstairs available for private functions of up to 450 people. “We also have a sound system,” adds Lam. “And we can cater to (a party’s) specific needs.”


At Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant, you’ll find many “golden oldies” such as Minute Chicken Cake Noodle ($6.95). The classic hit features bite-sized pieces of boneless minute chicken that are first marinated and slowly fried until golden brown, then stir-fried with minced garlic and served with choy sum, pan-fried cake noodles and a light gravy sauce. Another customer favorite is Sweet and Sour Seabass ($7.95), a traditional Chinese dish consisting of lightly battered fish that is fried and then cooked with onions, bell peppers and sour cabbage, and served in a tasty sweet and sour sauce — which goes really well over steamed rice.

Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant

111 N. King St., Chinatown
Daily, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; dim sum, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96817

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