Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant

Posted on | Monday, May 9, 2011 | 3 Comments


This past weekend, our family was shopping at the Ala Moana Mall and decided to try out Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant. The sign advertised dim sum, which we all enjoy, so we went to check it out. Its located on the 4th floor next to Island Burgers and California Pizza Kitchen.


Out side the restaurant they have some live abalone, Maine Lobster, and Dungouness crab on display for curious on lookers.


The main entrance seemed extravagant enough to warrant the claim of "affordable elegance."





We were excited to try out as everything we ordered looked good on the menu. The plate ware looked like it came from Ross, and seemed out of place for this kind of place.



My wife is from Taiwan so she naturally orders unique things like this Minced beef soup w/ barley. She also ordered a crab and shrimp souffle style dish with broccoli.

The soup reminded me of gruel and was barely edible. As for the Souffle: it tasted like an egg white omelet with crab and shrimp. The broccoli was good at least.




I played it safe with the BBQ meat combination for $12.95. This dish came with charsiu pork, pressed duck, cucumbers, and some kind of wet noodle concoction.  


The  duck was very good. Unfortunately, for this combo the duck was the pinnacle for the following reasons:

1.The char siu was tough and overcooked. That is blasphemy in Honolulu where the bar is set very high. Try the Char Siu House in Chinatown and you will see what I mean.

2. Wet noodle concoction was unnecessary and unwelcome.

3. cucumbers could use some culinary prep work to at least present themselves as appealing.


Verdict: 2 pineapples which is being very generous. For authentic Chinese food we will stick to Chinatown. To be fair this place is advertised heavily  for their dim sum. Perhaps by some miracle their dim sum may bring us back to give it a try, but even then I am sure Chinatown is better and cheaper.

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