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Char Hung Sut Restaurant

Downtown Honolulu
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64 Pauahi St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
+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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Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
1 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

The Mau Family have kept this no frills great take out place for decades. Come early in the morning and load up for the beach. Manapua is like a chat sui bao but super sized. The pork is shredded and consistent in texture. Pork hash are like steamed Sui mae dumplings but the size of a baby's fist. It is... More 

Thank Chris F
Columbus, Ohio
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288 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

This is the best placed in town to get a Char Sui Bao with a lot of meat. All their other items are awesome too, but these stand out. I would make a special trip in town just to have this for lunch.

Thank Steinbrenner
Boulder, Colorado
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Char Hung Sut has been around for decades. I remember when the lines were out the door and a short line was when the line was at the door. Decades forward and there are many, many dim sum restaurants, however Char Hung Sut's dim sum's quality and taste is still unique and top notch. They produce their dim sum Hawaii... More 

Thank travelingsenior
Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

We were looking for good dim sum in Chinatown and hoped to find a great sit down restaurant but some online reviews directed us to this take-out only location. We had no idea what we were ordering but they helped us select a great lunch. They even pointed us to an outdoor shopping area where there were tables to sit... More 

Thank RickyD23
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Authentic Chinese dumplings and cakes and all lovingly hand made.They taste just as they did when my parents made them when I was a youngster. I love the 1/2 moons - outer steamed dough is nice and chewy and filling so delicious. Close rival is the water chestnut cakes. I have been to Hawaii three times and to this shop... More 

Thank Liz C
Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of what to bring to the office for coffee hour, potluck or a thank you is Char Hung Sut manapua. We came here this week shortly after 6:30 AM before the crowd descended and it really was a cool start to a workday morning! Picked up manapua ($1.70 each) and mai... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
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 Pauahi St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
  • 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?