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Royal Kitchen

#213 of 1,838 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Honolulu
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100 N Beretania St Ste 175, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-4708
+1 808-524-4461
06:30 - 14:30
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Sun 06:30 - 14:30
Mon - Fri 05:30 - 16:30
Sat 06:30 - 16:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Convenient location (on the way to airport, Nimitz hwy, take smith st exist). Made a quick stop here to bring back baked manapuas (char siu and lueop Chong) for family on the neighbor islands. They have other options too, but as far as I know this is the location for the baked manapuas. Parking free with validation. Be sure to... More 

Thank 808BV
Sunnyvale, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff with a good selection of manapuas. We came in just before closing and got a couple of chicken and cha siu manapuas and a coconut one. Too bad we were too late as they had run out of some of the others. They take credit cards. There is a set of outdoor tables by the river street side... More 

Thank ECL
Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Really good Manapau. We were told the locals all believe the manapau here are the best on the island. The traditional is the charsiu pork but they also offer sweet options. Every flavour we tried was great!

1 Thank gcb21
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I have had the managua at Royal Kitchen for over 30 years. It is amazing that I still like it very much. Of course, the char siu baked managua is the best. However, the purple sweet potato baked managua is a very close second. I have analyzed all of the flavors. I think the purple sweet potato baked managua is... More 

Thank Terese H
Burlington, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We sample 3 different Manapua after taking a number and waiting several minutes on a Thursday morning. It was worth the wait. Sweet and savoury charsiu pork and chicken curry and purple sweet potato were the flavors that we tried. All excellent!! Highly recommended.

Thank JALToronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

This place was on our food tour. We never would have stopped here on our own. So, I wanted to alert all my Trip Advisor friends not to miss this unique and so yummy food experience! Little puffed pockets of portable and hearty goodness.

1 Thank sweetbaboo04
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Manapua and roast pork and duck are the reasons to visit Hawaii!! Royal Kitchen has the most wonderful fragrant foods...it's a true Asian experience and the most explosive time your mouth will have!!

Thank 1Aleya
Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

ROYAL KITCHEN : MEANING OF MANAPUA Baked little wonderful bready pillows of savory morsels of goodness. I cannot wait till the next encounter . they also have plates that you can get , noodles, Chinese roast pork with that crunchy skin, oh my I think I went to heaven, all at a very reasonable price. There is a sticky pudding... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

If you want a manapua this is the place to go. Lines can go out the door, but it moves fast. A hearty good and inexpensive meal awaits. The only thing holding this place back is that the filling seems a bit skimpy.

Thank David N
Camarillo, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Royal Kitchen's baked manapua are the Hawaiian-Chinese version of Chinese steamed cha shu bao (chopped BBQ pork). There are several fillings to choose from. We chose the char siu (BBQ pork) filling which was finely shredded and the texture was a little mushy, but tasted good. We stopped here as the first stop on the Hawaii Food Tour (which is... More 

Thank KonaMom2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:30
05:30 - 16:30
05:30 - 16:30
05:30 - 16:30
05:30 - 16:30
05:30 - 16:30
06:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 N Beretania St Ste 175, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-4708
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Downtown Honolulu
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-524-4461

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