There’s a lot of Chinese restaurants on Oahu, and downtown Honolulu has a gem called Little Village Noodle House. It’s been named Best Chinese Restaurant for 11 years (!!) and one bite of any of their Northern Chinese dishes and you’ll agree.
My standout dishes are…
Orange Chicken – This is NOT like Panda Express’ one, for sure! One of Little Village’s popular dishes, fried, boneless chicken are coated with a sweet and tangy sauce that’s not overwhelming of orange.
Honey Walnut Shrimp – Another popular dish. A good portion of shrimp topped with a garlic and cream sauce, and finished with honey walnuts. The shrimp is perfectly cooked and the sauce is tasty with a balance of flavors.
Black Pepper Beef – Don’t let the red chili pepper next to its name on the menu scare you, it’s not spicy. The pepper makes the beef flavorful and it’s hard to not eat only a few slices. The beef is tender and juicy.
Minute Chicken Pan-Fied Egg Noodles – Chicken is bite-size and flavorful, the noodles don’t taste like egg and has the flavor of regular Chinese wet noodle. The sauce is not dripping off the strands. It clings to the noodles to create a tasty dish.
(I have to start taking food photos when at family gatherings!!)
It was pricey but worth it. Downtown is notorious for limited parking, but Little Village has their own tiny parking lot right next to the restaurant, with a helpful attendant.
Stop by here for a taste of Chinese cuisine, and explore Downtown afterward!
1113 Smith St, Honolulu, HI 96817