What to Expect
This historic 15-block district is reported to be the oldest "Chinatown" in the United States, dating back 120 years. This is Hawaii's most exciting and mysterious neighborhood with a fascinating collection of specialty shops and restaurants. Chinatown is a colorful and eclectic blend of Southeast Asian cultures working together and perpetuating their cultures.
Visitors and residents can buy fresh produce, fish, meat, noodles, tea, candied fruit, and a multitude of other Asian delicacies. There are art exhibits, herbalists, fine jewelry stores, and temples. "Variety" best describes the Chinatown experience.
Located in downtown Honolulu between North Beratania Street and North Nimitz Highway to the north and south and between River Street and Bethel Street to the east and west.
Parking is available along the street where parking meters are present or in several convenient municipal parking garages.
Chinatown Walking Tour - two-hour tour operated by the Chinatown Historical Society; price is $4 per person; call 808-521-3045 for reservations and times