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Sunday, February 22, 2015

JADE DYNASTY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

JADE DYNASTY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
HONOLULU, HAWAII

JADE DYNASTY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
ALA MOANA SHOPPING CENTER
1450 ALA MOANA BLVD, #4220
HONOLULU, HI  96814
808-947-8818
HOURS:  Daily 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
                 Dim Sum 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

I have been wanting to return to Jade Dynasty since blogging about it in 2011.  My post at that time yielded the best comments ever on this blog from what seemed to be the owner, manager or cook.  I loved the comments and have posted them here again along with a link to the 2011 post.  On this visit we arrived at noon to find the restaurant jam packed with what seemed like mostly Chinese patrons.  Must be good Chinese food if the Hawaii Chinese community dines here in droves.  We had about a 15 minute wait and then were seated by a hostess wearing a red Chinese dress.  Water and Hot Tea came quickly but it took awhile to have one of the wait staff dressed in bright yellow visit our table.  This may have been our fault because we had not filled out the menu left on a small clipboard on the table.  To order the Dim Sum items you simply look up the item number and then write on the paper how many orders you would like.  The waitress then comes by your table and picks up the order and adds anything else you want on the side bar.  She writes the order in Chinese and then brings back a ticket that shows each item you ordered in Chinese and English.  This paper stays on the clipboard through your entire meal.  As dishes arrive at the table, the staff marks them off the paper so they always know what has been served.  This place is super busy and there are about a hundred items on the menu so this system is brilliant and it works.  The volume of food served here is staggering and I would love to spend time in the kitchen watching how the chefs pump out so many orders so quickly. We were in and out of Jade Dynasty in just over one hour and the place was at full capacity.  After we figured out the ordering system I quickly wrote in the number 1 and ordered some Dim Sum.  I don't know if I would call this a Seafood Restaurant as there are so many more non Seafood items on the menu.  Wait until the guy who wrote the comments reads that.  I will get a list of the Seafood items on the menu sent to me.  No need, I posted the menu pages here.  One thing I will say up front is that the prices here are very reasonable.  I admit that I was wrong saying they were high on my 2011 post.   Most Dim Sum orders are under $4 and entrees for $12.95 is a deal in Hawaii.  After paying much more than this at other local Chinese restaurants and P.F. Chang's in Waikiki I realize that for the quality, Jade Dynasty is a good deal.  We started with the Chiu Chow Dumpling ($3.60).  Nice flavor but did not like the peanuts.  The Signature Shrimp Dumpling ($3.60) was fantastic.  Everyone at the table loved these little Dumplings and all agreed it was the best of the meal.  The Pot Stickers ($4.50) were a bit dry but were good.  We all liked the Choy Sum with Oyster Sauce ($8.50).  Nice fresh vegetable dish that I really like.  The Sweet and Sour Pork ($12.95) was good.  I did not care for the spices on the Chef's Special Roasted Duck ($8.50).  My Wife commented that she would not order it again.  All in all this was a nice visit and meal.  I would return to Jade Dynasty and go for some Seafood.  I liked the service from the food runners.  They pronounced the name of each dish as they served them and thanked us numerous times.  
Click link below to view my 2011 post on Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant.  Comment below is from the 2011 post:

1 comment:
FullMetalFlame said...
I believe the dish is called "green beans with minced meat" and if u actually pay attention to the menu instead of looking for stuff to complain about u would notice that it says "chicken and pork" at the top of the page... meaning that there IS NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEF IN THE DISH JUST "MINCED MEAT (PORK)"... and yes, you can see "minced pork" in there with the beans, you'd have to be blind or almost blind to not be able to see pieces of pork in the dish...

as for high prices, did you even notice where the hell you were eating at?? you were in Ala Moana mall, and you weren't in the friggin food court, of course the prices is a bit higher. DUH! it's a "tourist mall", dumbass...

of course it tasted bland, EVERYTHING taste bland when you have a cold, not like the cooks know you have a cold and know that they would have to make the dishes have a stronger taste then what a normal, healthy human would want to eat...

and its called a seafood restaurant because it sells live seafood (crab/lobster/pawns/fish, etc.) and lots of other seafood dishes. why else would it be called a "seafood restaurant"?? it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out...
JADE DYNASTY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT IS UPSTAIRS IN THE HO'OKIPA TERRACE 
ENTRANCE TO JADE DYNASTY
HOSTESS STATION IN FRONT OF RESTAURANT
AWARD FOR BEST CHINESE RESTAURANT IN HONOLULU
TOP WRITE IN VOTE FOR OVERALL CHINESE FOOD IN HONOLULU MAGAZINE
LARGE RESTAURANT THAT REALLY JAMS OUT THE FOOD
FULL BAR AND LOTS OF CHINESE SPEAKING EMPLOYEES AND GUESTS
JADE DYNASTY DIM SUM MENU
TRADITIONAL AND SIGNATURE DIM SUM 
DIM SUM AND APPETIZERS
RICE AND NOODLE DISHES
SEAFOOD SPECIALTIES
COLD APPETIZERS AND SOUPS
POUTRY, BEEF AND PORK
SEAFOOD SPECIALS
VEGETABLES, TOFU AND RICE DISHES
NOODLES AND DESSERTS
SOY SAUCE AND HOT CHILI PASTE
HOT TEA WAS GOOD
DIM SUM ORDER SHEET - WRITE IN HOW MANY ORDERS OF EACH 
STEAMED DUMPLINGS - CHIU CHOW
LIKED EVERYTHING IN THIS DUMPLING BUT THE PEANUTS
POT STICKERS
CHOY SUM OYSTER SAUCE
SIGNATURE SHRIMP DUMPLING
THE SHRIMP DUMPLING WERE DELICIOUS AND A FAMILY FAVORITE

BBQ PORK LOOK FUN ROLL
CHEF'S SPECIAL ROASTED DUCK
SWEET AND SOUR PORK
EACH ITEM IS CHECKED OFF BY THE WAIT STAFF AS THEY ARRIVE AT YOUR TABLE

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