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Year-old Kapahulu eatery is here to stay

A La Carte Columns

October 2, 2016

Story By: Ellise Kakazu |

Roast Honey Glazed Spare Ribs ($15.95) and Crispy Gaugee ($7.95 for eight pieces)

Roast Honey Glazed Spare Ribs ($15.95) and Crispy Gaugee ($7.95 for eight pieces)

Here in Hawaii, food is more than just a necessity — it’s a part of the local culture.

Good food brings families, friends and the community together to celebrate life. And House of Wong Restaurant is one spot locals can count on for just that, which is why patrons keep coming back for more.

“We are lucky,” general manager Michael Wang says. “We are stable and have a lot of repeat customers.”

House of Wong Restaurant marked its one-year anniversary last month, and the restaurant plans to continue providing the community with authentic Chinese cuisine for years to come.

As customers turn into family, the restaurant becomes the perfect place to celebrate birthdays, weddings, graduations and other milestones. House of Wong can accommodate any party with customizable or preset menus that serve up to 110 people. (Prices range from $200 to $500 per table, which seats about 10 guests.)

The bright, open interior of House of Wong Restaurant

The bright, open interior of House of Wong Restaurant

“We can be really flexible,” Wang shares. “We work with customers regarding their budget.”

If one decides to customize a banquet menu, keep the following favorites in mind:

Crispy Gaugee ($7.95 for eight pieces) — a warm plate of dumplings stuffed with minced pork and served alongside house-made sweet and sour sauce — is one of the top choices for local diners. After all, who doesn’t love fried food, right?

Another popular selection is Roast Honey Glazed Spare Ribs ($15.95). This dish requires a little more TLC. The pork ribs are seasoned and marinated in the eatery’s homemade sauce for about two hours, and then it is placed in the oven to cook for approximately 45 minutes to an hour.

House Of Wong Restaurant

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

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