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100 N Beretania St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-4712
+1 808-521-3826
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Buzzing with vendors, shoppers, business people and tourists, this sliver of Downtown Honolulu is an exciting mix of history, mystery and fun. Amid the lei stands, noodle factories, hole-in-the-wall eateries and herbal medicine shops, the Oahu Market attracts locals recognizing it for savory selections of fresh meats, fish and produce. Remember to frequently look up from the street level while walking around the district since many of the old buildings that were renovated have retained their original façade and completion date on the second story.
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“hotel street” (9 reviews)
“flower shops” (6 reviews)
“noodle house” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
100 N Beretania St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-4712
Downtown Honolulu
+1 808-521-3826
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You would think that the predominantly Asian heritage abounding on the island would beget a thriving Chinatown but no , it's rundown , hurting and poor. There comes a point when neglect and poverty overrides antiquity and this place has reached that point. The stores...More

Thank William C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took an Uber there as quite a distance from hotel and then quartered the streets to make sure we missed nothing. There were some interesting shops with a variety of items for sale and a number of restaurants. We also found a market there...More

Thank HK2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is always challenging to cherish a place that is facing decline. The poverty and homelessness present around Chinatown creates a seedy feel to the neighborhood, but there are still gems throughout the region. We like shopping here, for fresh fruit and vegetables, noodles, and...More

1  Thank Kimberley42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would not travel to this area as a destination, but if already in the vicinity, it might be worth stopping. It is a pretty small area and if you have seen Chinatown in NY or LA, or another large city this is no different....More

1  Thank Travel R
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Only 5 minutes on foot from the downtown with a lot of business landmarks was the Chinatown with many nice local restaurants serving ethnic food of Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, China. It was nice to walk around the Chinatown but there was also homeless people, trash,...More

3  Thank Kiet Q
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We were shocked to see filthy streets, people out of their skulls on meth, trash, homeless people and more - not safe to go IMHO and definitely do not go at night!

2  Thank mwooduk
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The stops are announced so all you need to do is catch a bus that goes through Chinatown and get off at the stop. Our stop was opposite Kekaulike Mall and from there it was a short walk through various fruit, meat and fish stalls...More

1  Thank Llewellyn53
Reviewed 26 September 2017

I wanted to see China Town but had a very hard time finding a parking spot. I chose the municipal china town parking on Smith street and I wish I had not. The parking spots are so small and coming out is a nightmare. Put...More

Thank Ginger B
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Very walkable and super close to downtown hnl. Mix of old (wet markets, open air fresh veggies and fruits) and new (upscale eateries like Lady and the Pig). Very cheap food court inside the main terminal building, perfect for budget people and students.

Thank robby321
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I don't understand why people are so disgusted with this Chinatown. I have never seen one that was not bad... At least here and in San Francisco. It is dirty and it does smell. The locals there are extremely mean and we'll stare at you...More

2  Thank InnoAvenue
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Curtis M
25 July 2016|
Response from Donaldinc | Reviewed this property |
Yes but go there early as places will close earlier. Think of noon or 1pm when things start to wrap up.
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Response from MrMouser | Reviewed this property |
Look at the Aloha swap meet. Y p u will get the exact same quality as in Chinatown much cheaper. For better quality jewelry look, at Nahaku jewelers. Alamo ana mall or on the ship next to cheesecake factory.