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June 25, 2017
Story By: Yu Shing Ting | Photos by: L. Tabudlo
After nearly 30 years in Waikiki, China Garden Restaurant moved to Kapahulu Avenue in September 2015 and was renamed to House of Wong. The business brought with it its menu of traditional Cantonese-style cuisine, while adding some local Chinese favorites, such as cake noodle.
Conveniently located on the outskirts of Waikiki and the Kapahulu neighborhood, the restaurant has seen an increase of local customers, including many area residents who have become regulars, while also continuing to serve tourists from around the world.
There are more than 100 items on the menu, including many vegetable dishes, but the restaurant is best known for its seafood.
House of Wong’s name comes from its business partners — Michael Wang (pronounced Wong), Joe Wong, Ryan Wang (pronounced Wong) and Randy Chang — who all worked many years in the restaurant business, including at China Garden.
“Customers say they like our restaurant because it’s clean, our food is fresh and we give good service,” says Michael. “Also, our food is authentic. Our chef is from Hong Kong and our cooking style is how you would find (it) in Hong Kong.”
House of Wong in Kapahulu offers about a dozen vegetable options, including Assorted Vegetables ($10.95), a simple yet tasty stir-fry dish with broccoli, green peas, Chinese cabbage, mushroom and carrots seasoned with garlic. Also popular is Braised Tofu with Two Kinds of Mushroom ($10.95), and a favorite, especially with locals, is Ong Choi with Garlic Sauce ($10.95).
House Of Wong Restaurant
477 Kapahulu Ave., Kapahulu
Daily, 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.