When Chinese-Food Cravings Hit

A La Carte Columns

November 6, 2016

Story By: Lynsey Beth Futa |

Stir-fried Green Beans with Minced Pork ($10.95)

Stir-fried Green Beans with Minced Pork ($10.95)

Step up to the side window of Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant in Liliha for fresh dim sum, roast pork, roast duck and char siu. Or opt to eat inside the eatery’s large dining space, perfect for parties and celebrating special occasions with loved ones.

The friendly staff at Nice Day is quick to suggest dishes to share, such as Kao Yuk with Taro ($11.95), which serves up ultra-tender cuts of pork belly that have been cooked for hours in a red bean-curd and oyster-sauce mixture. The addition of steamed taro adds even more depth and flavor to the dish, which is best devoured over hot rice.

And while the side window, perfect for meals on-the-go, is only open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the restaurant continues to serve customers until 10 and is ready to cater to your every craving.


Nice Day offers a lot with its Cantonese-style cuisine, including all of the sensory elements you’d want in food, but don’t always get. Stir-fried Green Beans with Minced Pork ($10.95), for example, presents a delicious crunch from quickly wok-fried green beans. The savory flavor of minced pork in the dish comes from stir-frying the meat with garlic and green onions, and that little kick of spice is thanks to thinly diced green peppers.

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant

1425 Liliha St., Kalihi
Daily, 8 a.m-10 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96817

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