Honolulu Chinatown

Welcome to Chinatown

Honolulu is home to many historic and fascinating neighborhoods, but Chinatown is surely one of the most vibrant and exciting.  Located at the western edge of the Honolulu financial district, the Chinatown Historic District is a mixture of Chinese and Japanese buildings and influences, with a bit of Vietnam, Korea, Thailand and Malaysia thrown in for good measure!  Despite the damage caused by two devastating fires over the years, the District boasts ornate temples, historic buildings, and colorful shops and businesses.

By day you can shop in the many markets, or stop in a small restaurant for dim sum or baked treats.  Visit the historic Lai Fong Department Store, known as “shopping heaven.”  If you’re hesitant to find your way around on your own, there are guided walking tours available.

At night Chinatown is known as a center of Oahu’s nightlife, with excellent restaurants (where fresh seafood is a specialty), clubs, music and entertainment.

Chinatown is also known for its galleries and art scene.  On the first Friday of every month, dozens of galleries have extended hours and participate in an “art walk.”

Top Chinatowns

Every Chinatown has its own distinctive flavor. The Chinatown Directory provides detailed historical information, cultural information, and pictures for the biggest and best Chinatowns.

Top Chinatowns in the United States:

• Boston China Town   • Chicago China Town   • Honolulu China Town   • Los Angeles China Town   • New York / Manhattan China Town   • Oakland China Town   • Philadelphia China Town   • San Francisco China Town   • Seattle China Town

Top Chinatowns in Canada:

• Calgary China Town   • Edmonton China Town   • Ottawa China Town   • Toronto China Town   • Vancouver China Town   • Victoria China Town

Top Chinatowns (Outside of North America):

• London China Town (England)   • Sydney China Town (Australia)