Golden Duck

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Service: The service is really good at Golden Duck Chinese restaurant in Kahala. The food comes out of the kitchen lightning fast so if you where planning a leisurely meal don’t order everything at once. The staff is very friendly,  attentive and make you feel welcome.

Food: The food is good at Golden Duck. If you enjoy fresh seafood then we definitely recommend going to this Chinese restaurant because its taste and its cheap at only $13.95 for live lobster and $20.95 for live crab! The other items are OK but don’t stand out like the crab and lobster. Golden Duck has typical Chinese food including Peking Duck, Stir Fried Green Beans & Pork, Noodles, Soups, Vegetables, and most likely anything you are craving / classic favorites.

Favorite Dishes: Fresh lobster with black bean sauce, Fresh crab with ginger and onions, Choy Sum with oyster sauce, Fried string beans with pork (Tip: order rise instead of noodles they are a little oily and overcooked)

Atmosphere: The ambiance isn’t anything exciting. The restaurant is big and has plenty of seating for all size parties which is great. The decor is very clean feeling because the wall and furniture are both bone white but they do have some plants and artwork which brighten it up a bit.

Consistency: We have been twice so far and both times the fresh seafood was delicious! similarly the noodles dishes were not so great.

Parking: One of the best things about Golden Duck is that it has tons of free parking located in the back of the restaurant.

Price Range: Low-Medium ($11-$30) per Entree
No Corkage Fee!
Reservations Accepted
Take Out Available

4230 Waialae Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
Tel: (808) 737-7188

Hours of Operation:
Open Daily for Lunch & Dinner
Sun – Thu: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Fri – Sat: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

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Mai Lan Vietnamese Restaurant

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Service: The service was pretty good at Mai Lan Vietnamese restaurant in Honolulu. It appears to be family owned (always nice touch!) and our waitress was full of smiles even as she told us they are open 365 days a year…now that’s service! Also the second time we went we brought our own wine and since we ordered the crab (the most expensive item on the menu and worth every dollar) they let us drink our wine for free (normally corkage fee of $8) which is really great service.

Food: Yummmmy is all that we can say about the fresh crab curry with french bread. It is $32 but incredibility delicious and enough for 2 people! I would go back in a heart beat for that crab and its always nice to see them catching your little crustaceans fresh from the tank. Items you can expect to find on the menu include Vietnamese cold noodles, broken rice dishes, curry, soup, specialties, entrees, salads, etc. The restaurant also gives you fresh Ramutan’s for dessert which is really a nice way to finish the meal.
Download Mai Lan Vietnamese Menu in Honolulu

Favorite Dishes: Fresh Crab Curry with French Bread, Ramutan’s (TIP: Don’t order the spring rolls we found to be little mushy inside)

Atmosphere: The ambiance could use some work at Mai Lan. Nothing really is very interesting on the inside and the restaurant has about 14 not to fancy tables plus a special room of to the side for larger parties. The artwork is pretty nice.

Consistency: Both times we have been the crab was so delicious we are already counting the days before we can return again for a fix.

Parking: Mai Lan does offer free parking next to the restaurant but the lot only has 6-8 spots. We recommend taking a taxi cab (the corkage fee is so cheap you can drink 2 bottles of wine!) or car pool with friends.

Price Range: Medium ($8.50-$32) per Entree
Corkage Fee ONLY $8 per Bottle!!
Reservations Accepted For Large Parties
Take Out Available

1224 Keeaumoku Street
Honolulu, HI 96814
Tel: (808) 955-0446

Hours of Operation:
Open Monday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m

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