Chinatown Honolulu: Walk on the Wild Side!

Apr 9, 2015

Sandy Pohl, owner of Louis Pohl Gallery on Bethel, says Hawai'i Theatre has been sporting lines around the block for its shows.
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Barrio co-owner, Jonathan Jared, says with the theatre and restaurant activity, they will probably be open longer hours in the near future.
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   This Saturday, you’re invited for a “Walk on the Wild Side” in Chinatown--- part of a National Kidney foundation effort to get people out walking.  Boutiques and restaurants are offering discounts and Art and Flea will fill Fort Street Mall with artisans and designers. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

The number of new boutiques and restaurants will surprise you if you haven't been in the area lately.   Grondin on Hotel is recommended and the new Livestock restaurant across Lucky Belly, owned by the same people, has been getting good reviews.  Fresh Cafe is ever popular, as is the homey Downbeat Diner for vegan options and chili fries.  For wearables, Barrio Vintage has expanded and moved across the street, Roberta Oaks is looking smart or check the new Ginger 13 shop on Pauahi or Blank Canvas on Bethel.  In4mation and Owens and Co. are great for browsing.  There's a new watering hole on Chaplain Lane, Proof, which is proud of its pizza, though right around the corner, JJ Dolan's is tough to beat.  

Don't miss the open studios and demonstrations in the Mendonca Artist Lofts.

“Walk on the Wild Side” in Chinatown Honolulu from 11 to 4 this Saturday, April 11.  Art and Flea artisans will make a rare appearance in the area.  A lot of the restaurants, galleries, bars and boutiques in the area will be offering specials.  Bring your pedometer for extra discounts.