Big flavor, ‘Little Village’

Inside Feature

June 2, 2019

Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: File photos

As graduation season provides memories for diploma recipients and their families that will last for a lifetime, Little Village Noodle House continues to cook up memorable meals as the ideal gathering place for multiple generations of diners.

Whether it’s recent high school or college grads enjoying a celebratory meal, or students and young professionals returning home for a summer trip, Little Village continues to build a loyal following of more than17-plus years of serving delicious cuisine in a welcoming family-style atmosphere.

From its home in the heart of Chinatown — tucked away in downtown Honolulu — Little Village Noodle House offers an award-winning Northern Chinese approach to cooking, and the restaurant cuts useless calories by focusing less on thick gravies that mask natural flavors, and instead creates stellar sauces and bold flavors throughout each meal. A good example of this is the Pan Fried Beef ($11.50), which serves crispy-yet-tender beef slices tossed in a tangy, spicy garlic sauce that brings all the bold flavors together.

“Our customers can bring their kids and pass on the tradition of dining here to the next generation for them to enjoy,” says David Chang, general manager. “If they hold on dearly to something like visiting our restaurant, it’s important to pass that feeling on. We cook everything to order, and if you haven’t had a chance to try our dishes, now is a great time to check us out. You’re always going to get a good meal here!”

Father’s Day is coming up, and diners are reminded to make reservations now! Check out the Little Village advertisement in Dining Out for more information, and act quickly, because this popular celebration for dads will fill up quickly.


A beloved choice, this is one of the top-sellers at Little Village Noodle House, and the signature dish continues to bring guests back for more. The large shrimp are tossed in a garlic and green onion cream sauce and cooked to perfection before being topped by oh-so-sweet honey walnuts.


This dish is another must-try creation that is wok-fried under high heat with Little Village’s chili garlic sauce, and the tasty dish is available with minced pork as well if guests prefer.


Little Village Noodle House is known for its savory chicken, beef, pork, seafood and noodle dishes; however, the restaurant also offers a wide selection of vegetarian options and can accommodate requests to replace meat with tofu or extra vegetables for most menu offerings. Little Village’s popular Eggplant with Garlic Sauce ($10.25) features tender eggplant that is stir-fried with chilis and a special garlic sauce resulting in a dish that is as beautiful as it is tasty.


Diners will recognize Orange Chicken as an iconic Little Village favorite as the award-winning entree features a tangy sauce made from real orange juice. Chang notes that “We sell a ton of orange chicken, and everyone from children to grandparents really enjoys it!”

Honolulu, HI 96817

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