A world-class dim sum restaurant is now open in Waikiki.
Tim Ho Wan, the famed and popular “Dim Sum Specialists” from Hong Kong, opened its first Hawaii restaurant Thursday morning at Royal Hawaiian Center.
Tim Ho Wan Dim Sum Specialists was founded and is owned by Chef Mak Kwai Pui, formerly
the chef at Lung King Heen, a Michelin three-star restaurant, and at Four Seasons Hotel Hong
Kong, along with partner Chef Leung Fai Keung.
In 2010, it was awarded a Michelin star, making it one of the most affordable Michelin-starred restaurants in Hong Kong.
Chef Mak developed two dishes exclusive to Hawaii that combine traditional dim sum with Hawaiian
cuisine: steamed fish bundle with pineapple and pan-fried black rice mochi with pineapple.
“Hawaii is well known for its pineapples, and we are trying to use local products and support
local vendors,” said Anna Tam, general manager of Tim Ho Wan Hawaii.
Tim Ho Wan’s dim sum menu features dishes like BBQ pork buns, rice rolls, pan-fried turnip cake, sui mai, har gow, and steamed egg cake. Each dish is made to order to ensure quality and freshness.
Tim Ho Wan is located at Royal Hawaiian Center, Building B, Suite B303, 2233 Kalakaua Avenue. It is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.