For locals, this 60-year-old Chinatown institution is synonymous with manapua, Hawaii’s version of Chinese char siu bao. At Char Hung Sut, they’re big, fluffy steamed buns stuffed with slightly sweet, shredded pork. Go early and watch them being made right in front of you. It’s takeout only here—the shop is more factory than restaurant. Also try the pork hash (also known as siu mai on the Mainland)—juicy ground pork steamed in wonton-style wrappers.
Char Hung Sut
64 N. Pauahi St., Honolulu
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown/Chinatown Hours Mon and Wed–Sat 5:30am–2pm; Sun 5:30am–1pm Phone 808/538-3335 Prices Under $10 Cuisine Type Local Chinese Other Cash only
Map64 N. Pauahi St., Honolulu Oahu
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