Jade Dynasty

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Service: The service was good at Jade Dynasty. Our waiter was a little pushy but in a nice way. He was attentive and went out of his way to let me know all the items on the menu that contained MSG which I really appreciated and made me trust this chinese restaurant above others in town. The last time we went , however, the food took forever to arrive! after about 50 minutes we had only recieved 2 dishes and had to ask for the rest in a doggy bag to make an appoinment.

Food: The food was good at Jade Dynasty overall. The vegetables where really well seasoned and cooked. For lunch they have traditional dim sum selections and you can also order off the menu. For dinner there is no dim sum but they have lots of  items include chicken (lemon, cold, general tao’s, kung po, etc), peking duck, noodles, rice, pork, seafood (fresh crab, shrimp, prawns, whole steamed fish, lobster etc) , tofu and of course chinese vegetable dishes! We found the food very tasty overall but the most memorable items where the Choy Sum and Stir-Fry String Beans as they where extra crispy and fresh. 

Favorite Dishes: Dim Sum – Fresh shrimp & spinach dumplings, signature shrimp dumplings, seafood bean curd roll, steamed BBQ pork buns, Dinner – Stir-fry minced meat with string beans and chii sauce (yummy!), Choy Sum with garlic sauce, and the curry Singaporean rice noodles.

Atmosphere: The restaurant is very clean and grand inside. The ceilings are extremely high and decorated with chandlers giving the restaurant an open feeling as well as reduce the noise factor when busy during the dim sum rush. The decor is black, gold and red and they have very limited artwork inside. The restaurant is large overall and has plenty of tables for larger groups as well as booth seating, in fact they have 7 private rooms available making this a great place to book a party!

Consistency: We have only been twice so far, once for dim sum and once for dinner… so far so good on the food! the owners of the Jade Dynasty also own 20 restaurants in Hong Kong so they must know what they are doing. However, the second time the service was super slow sooo hopefully that was just a fluke

Parking: Jade Dynasty is located at the Ala Moana shopping center so there is plenty of free parking at your finger tips. The restaurant is located close to Mai Tai bar and the parking right outside Norstroms on the third level. We recommend parking there and then taking the elevator or escalator next to Pearl to the restaurant on the fourth floor (3 above ground).

Price Range: Low-Medium ($2.95 – $7.95) for Dim Sum & ($11.95-$48.00 or Market Price) per Entree
Corkage Fee $5-$10 per Bottle
Reservations Accepted
Take Out Available
Happy Hour Drinks Till 6pm

Ala Moana Shopping Center 4th Fl
1450 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96814
Tel: (808) 947-8818

Hours of Operation:
10:30 a.m.- 5.pm for Dim Sum
5 p.m – 10 p.m for Dinner Daily
Happy Hour Drinks Half OFF Till 6pm

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Kirin Restaurant

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Service: The service at Kirin Restaurant on Beretania Street was ok. The staff was very friendly and curious but at times slow to respond. They never came around to refill our water glasses (the entire meal) even though they where completely empty. It also took a pretty lengthily amount of time to order and pay the check so if you go for lunch or dinner plan extra time before catching a movie or a plane.

Food: The Chinese food was good at Kirin Restaurant! the noodles and rice dishes where both very tasty and not oily. The dim sum was also pretty good but we thought the dumplings wrappers where way to thick (and the filling to little). The menu has both dim sum and the typical proteins, seafood, noodles, rice and vegetables such as Flat Noodles, Kao Bao Chicken, Tea Smoked Duck, Fried Rice, Dim Sum, etc. Something that makes Kirin Restaurant stand out is that they make the dim sum fresh to order (and without MSG should you ask).

Favorite Dishes: Stir fried rice noodle with shrimp and curry, Chinese style pickled cucumber, Tofu Dim Sum, and Chicken Fried Rice. (TIP: Don’t order dumplings they are extremely doughy)

Atmosphere: The atmosphere is very nice at Kirin Restaurant. The layout of the tables is very open so you are not to close to your neighbors and they have beautiful artwork on the walls. Even the tables are nice and made out of old wood giving this restaurant ambiance a warm homely feel.

Consistency: Both times we have been have been consistently good. Being a private chef in Hawaii I always appreciate good noodles & rice dishes because most places use to much oil or over cook the noodles. Both times we had items we where not crazy about but overall the food has been good and we are excited to go back.

Parking: Kirin restaurant on Beretania has some free parking outside about 9 spots. Or the new longs (old Star Market) is right across the street and you can park there (buy some wine) and walk across the street to dinner.

Price Range: Low ($8.95-$46) per Entree & ($2.95-$4.50) per Dim Sum
Corkage Fee only $2 per person!
Reservations Accepted
Take Out Available

2518 S. Beretania St
Honolulu, HI 96826
Tel: (808) 942-1888

Hours of Operation:
Lunch & Dim Sum Hours
Monday-Friday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sat-Sun: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Dinner Hours
Monday-Friday: 5 p.m. – 12 p.m.
Sat-Sun: 5 p.m – 10:30 p.m.

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