Imperial Chinese Restaurant in Aiea
I really like dim sum. And for those like me, there are two new places to go to in Aiea.
The first is Golden Lion in Waimalu (by City Mill and Safeway). I went here once for dinner several weeks after they hired their new dim sum chef. It was pretty good, but a bit cramped inside. The waitress we had was really nice though.
The second place in Aiea, the one I’ve been back to about 3 times already, is Imperial Chinese Restaurant. This one is located in Westridge Shopping Center (across the street from Circuit City and Anna Miller’s, near Central Pacific Bank).
Here are my photos from my very first visit…
Dim sum plates are either $2.75 or $3.75 and there is a picture menu. There aren’t any carts here, they are all made to order.
Bean Curd Roll
Steamed Char Siu Manapua
Mochi Rice with Chicken
Chicken and Vegetable Chow Mein
And of course for dessert…Custard Tart.
One other item that I’ve ordered on return visits, and that I really enjoy, is the fried taro, also called taro puffs at other places.
And the best part about this place (for me at least) is that they serve dim sum all day from 10:30 am to 9:30 pm! I like to sleep in on the weekends so this is perfect! Typically we get there around 1:30 or 2:30 pm.
My favorite items: Mochi rice with chicken and the noodle dishes
My husband’s favorite items: Taro puffs and custard tart
I won’t say that it’s as good as Legend’s or some of those other places…but the food is good, the restaurant is clean and spacious, the workers are really nice, and it is super convenient if you are around Pearlridge when you get a craving for dim sum!
Imperial Chinese Restaurant
98-150 Kaonohi St #C115, Aiea, Hawaii 96701