Chinatown is Hawaii's most exciting and mysterious neighborhood. The historic district is located in downtown Honolulu, and has long been a popular gathering place for kama`aina and visitors. As a gateway to Hawaii for many immigrants, Chinatown is a colorful and eclectic blend of Southeast Asian cultures.

Vietnamese, Laotian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Filipino, Hawaiian, Korean and Caucasian merchants work harmoniously together, selling their wares and perpetuating respective cultural traditions. Daily, visitors and residents flock to Chinatown to buy fresh produce, fish, meat, manapua, candied fruits and vegetables, noodles, tea, duck eggs, char siu and other Asian delicacies. At noon, people in the downtown business community flock to the nearby area for dim sum, or lunch at one of the delicious and inexpensive specialty restaurants.

"Variety" best describes the visitor’s Chinatown experience. All within a fifteen-block area, one may consult an herbalist, view an art exhibit, and see a dragon procession, make an offering at a Buddhist temple, or buy precious jade and a cheong sam gown. Chinatown’s history is a rich part of Hawaii’s story.

The ARTS at Marks Garage

A key community project of Hawai‘i Arts Alliance, The ARTS at Marks Garage is a collaborative gallery, performance and office space for businesses and non-profit organizations aiming to transform downtown Honolulu with the power of the arts.

United Chinese Society

United Chinese Society of Hawaii represents over 100 Chinese societies, clubs, and organizations. It provides community service for the general health and welfare of the citizens of Hawaii, and promot

United Chinese Coalition

United Chinese Coalition (UCC) promotes awareness of Chinese culture and tradition in Hawaii. UCC sponsors the Chinese New Year Festival, Buddha’s Birthday Festival and the Chinese Moon Festival.

Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii

The mission of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii is to promote business and economic development with focus on China and Southeast Asia

Chinese Merchants Association

Chinatown Merchants Association (CMA) is comprised of volunteers who are dedicated to serving the Chinese community by perpetuating the Chinese heritage through our younger generations.


The Hawaii Medical Service Association is a nonprofit, mutual benefit society founded in 1938. We are the most experienced provider of health care coverage in the state, and are dedicated to helping c

Contact Information

HMSA Center, 818 Keeaumoku St.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Phone: (808) 948-6111
Fax: (808) 948-5567


Business Hours

Monday to Friday: 8am to 4pm

Next Door

Cinema Lounge and Concert Hall

Contact Information

43 N Hotel St.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Phone: 808-548 NEXT
Fax: none


Business Hours

The Art of Feng Shui

Feng Shui, pronounced "fung shway" is the ancient Chinese art of balancing the environment to remove and repel the unfavorable and to bring good fortune into the living and working spaces.
Private feng shui consultations are available for advice and remedies relating to your home or office. Contact one of Hawaii's Feng Shui experts, Mia Chen for information and pricing!

Chinatown Tales

The Emperor Of China's Cure For Common Colds
According to Alan Lau, eldest son, fifth generation herbalist, and direct descendant of the Emperor of China's very own doctor in the Ching Dynasty more than 100 years ago.

Hawaii Dragon Boat Festival 2005!

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