Here Comes The Royal Treatment

A La Carte Columns

March 5, 2017

Story By: Caitlin Basilio | Photos by: Caitlin Basilio

Boneless Short Rib with Black Pepper Sauce ($18.95)

Boneless Short Rib with Black Pepper Sauce ($18.95)

The minute diners enter Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant, they feel as if they are transported to China for an elegant dining occasion. Located on the third floor of Ala Moana Hotel is the restaurant’s vast dining room. Serving both the local community and tourists for more than 30 years, Royal Garden aims to satisfy customers with its shareable platters of noodles, seafood and meats, and the always delicious and mouthwatering dim sum.

According to owner Calvin Wong, guests especially love Fresh Kahuku Shrimp on Bamboo Stick ($18.95). “No other Chinese restaurant in town serves shrimp like this,” he says. Additionally, visitors may take advantage of Royal Garden’s coupon found in Dining Out (page 10) that offers free Crispy Stuffed Tofu with Shrimp Paste ($12.95 regular) with a purchase of $50 or more. Wong reminds readers that only one coupon may be used per group during dinner only. The offer expires March 31.


Royal Garden’s owner Calvin Wong invites diners to sink their teeth into something sizzling hot. Boneless Short Rib with Black Pepper Sauce is known to leave guests both full and satisfied since the dish was added to the menu about two years ago. For $18.95, this noteworthy dish features delectable boneless short ribs seasoned with onions, bell peppers and black pepper sauce, and is topped off with fresh basil.

Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant

Ala Moana Hotel, Third Floor
410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu
Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96814

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