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Char Hung Sut Restaurant

Downtown Honolulu
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64 N Pauahi St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-5138
+1 808-538-3335
05:30 - 14:00
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Sun 05:30 - 13:00
Mon 05:30 - 14:00
Wed - Sat 05:30 - 14:00
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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145 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Other spots have some good Manapua (Steamed Bun with Shredded Park), but when you talk to locals, this is THEE SPOT! A great treat to take to friends and former residents of Hawai'i on the mainland, just let them know so they can prepare the boxes for the plane ride! Prices have gone up considerably for the Manapua from $0.75... More 

Thank Will G
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Talk about a hole in the wall. I walked by twice before i figured out the entrance was actually the entrance and not the kitchen... even though it was the kitchen. Food was GREAT.

Thank Mike M
Bloomington, Illinois
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99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We came to Chinatown in search of manapua and rice cake. Char Hung Sut was recommended. The manapua were huge and less than $2 each. But I thought there was too much bread. And the meat was good but it was dry. I like it when the meat part of the manapua is jucier. The rice cake was either the... More 

Thank DeborahH167
Seattle, Washington
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The best pork hash! A Must Stop whenever we come home to the islands! Same ppl working there since I can remember! This is one place that the food has never changed since I was child! Its Always a Must for us to get some manapua & pork hash to bring back to Seattle.

Thank Jill K
Sydney, Australia
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212 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The hours here are a bit odd (5:30am to 2pm) so consider this when planning to stop by. We came here for a quick breakfast one morning and it was really good. The manapua (pork buns) were the size of softballs and really yummy – quite doughy and flavourful. The service was quick and the prices were very reasonable, which... More 

1 Thank Emma W
San Francisco, California
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218 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Very local stop in China town for seamed buns and my favorite mai tai su. A backed bun on the sweet side.

Thank dougrh
Portland, Oregon
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My first time coming here, I thought I was in the wrong place. It seemed like an open kitchen, not a place to buy food from, since there is no display and the menu is very high up on the wall on the far side of the place. But once I was helped by the friendly owners, I felt very... More 

Thank misskimcao
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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117 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

As a Chinese person, I had to check out what was so unique about Hawaiian-style manapuas (char siu bao.) To start, they're HUGE. Secondly, the pork was pulled and soft, and sweet. Be prepared for lines - I thought this was a tourist attraction, but it's clearly frequented by tourists and locals alike. Don't be scared off by the lines... More 

Thank K T
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

went to have a nice early breakfast to found a sign saying closed until further notice. I drove to this location to try the nice budget price but really disappointed to see the notice. The décor is really old at the front of the shop.

Thank kam l
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This is truly an awesome fine! The char siu bao is very delicious as well as the pork hash and rice cake! Da Bomb!!!!

Thank Lisa D

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Restaurant Details

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Asian, Chinese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
05:30 - 13:00
05:30 - 14:00
05:30 - 14:00
05:30 - 14:00
05:30 - 14:00
05:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 N Pauahi St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-5138
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Downtown Honolulu
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-538-3335

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?