Legend Seafood was established in 1990 at Chinatown Cultural Plaza; offers a Hong Kong Cantonese style dining experience in a modest and relaxed ... More
Legend Seafood Restaurant
Legend Seafood was established in 1990 at Chinatown Cultural Plaza; offers a Hong Kong Cantonese style dining experience in a modest and relaxed atmosphere along with reasonable price. Legend offers full service of casual dining, take out, group and party dining, with a commitment to provide excellent services, superior food quality, and a clean, friendly environment. Pulse, Honolulu Star Advertiser says: "It can get kind of crazy dining at Legend, but the crowds and noise are worth it for a reliably fresh and delicious dim sum and Chinese classics. Especially popular with a large families on weekends, but pretty much busy all the time. Recommended: bao (steamed, stuffed dumplings), joong (sweet rice richly laced with roast pork), look fun (pork-flecked rice noodle roll), egg custard tart."
Just went back after a ten year lapse and found the dim sum as tasteless as it was when the restaurant first opened. The teapot was was already on the table and the tea was just warm (as probably were the rest which were sitting already filled). The fried taro was greasy and contained very little filling and was room temperature. As for the steaming offerings they too were not hot except for the chicken feet. While I advocate the use of less salt, Legends could afford to beef up the flavors. The number of offerings is limited and ordinary-nothing more than the usual-and much less than smaller, less pricey close by dim sum restaurants. It is sad when expectations and prices are both high to be so sorely disappointed. I will not return ever again.
Ask any real chinese in Hawaii where to go for dim sum and they'll say go to Legends. Try their spare ribs and cold cut pig feet(trust me this one is good if you didn't know what it was). The usual things are also good too.
I went to the Legend in Chinatown. There are several buses that go to Chinatown from Kuhio. It was quiet for a Saturday morning or maybe I was just too early. The prices were higher than the others in Chinatown. The service on the other was great, the people were very nice.
I loved the food!!!! The atmosphere was superb. The design of the restaurant was excellent, and the service was quick. One of the best dishes there was the honey walnut prawns. The lobster was excellent as well. There are many different choices to choose from on the menu.
The Dim Sum was great. The prices were very reasonable and the service was excellent. We have eaten dim sum all over Oahu and this was some of the best. Our bill was about $10.00 less than we would normally spend anywhere else and we were satisfied. As for the guy complained about the price, he must be really cheap.
I always order the crab. Its great. The whole area sadly is like all Chinatowns in the mainland...kinda sketchy, dirty, and crowded. The restuarant itself is ok...wouldnt' hurt to remodel the bathroom but the staff is nice. Although I am half Asian, I look white. Unfortunately, the crowd that hangs in Chinatown could afford to stare less.
This is where all the locals go for dim sum; can't go wrong with that! Prices are affordable too. However, waiting times during their dim sum hours in the morning and lunch are at least 30 minutes so be ready for that. If you've never had dim sum, you need to try it! Waitstaff dont' really speak English, but all the food is pushed around to your table in carts so you can just look and point at what you want.
The dim-sum was ok. Because of all the reviews I read, I had a high expectation on the food. But it turned out very disappinting. We order a mushroom and chicken noodles dish. There was a little bit mushroom and chicken on top of the noodles. This dish was over $10. This is so not worth it! Plus the service was poor! I will definitely never go back and never recommend people to go there.
This place really packs em in. The dim sum is pretty good but I've had much better. Prices are higher then what they should be, but maybe its the rent and the cost of table cloths (I cannot remember a dim sum restaurant in Hong Kong with tablecloths). There are some better dim sum restaurants real close by.
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