You voted, here are the winners!

Voting ran from August 28–September 15, 2017.

Top 8 Best Restaurant: Livestock Tavern

Best Coffee: Local Joe

Best Dim Sum
Mei Sum

Best Coffee
Local Joe

Best Art Gallery: The ARTS At Marks Garage

Best Art Gallery
The ARTS at Marks Garage

Best Way To Get To Chinatown

Best Store/Boutique: Fighting Eel

Best Lei Stand
Lin’s Lei Shop

Best Boutique/Store
Fighting Eel

Best First Friday Venue
Bar 35

Best Pau Hana Venue
JJ Dolan’s

Best Music Venue

Top 8 Best Restaurant, Best Pau Hana Venue: JJ Dolan's

Best Historic Building: Hawaii Theatre Center

Best Chinatown Block Party
Chinese New Year

Best Historical Building
Hawaii Theatre Center


Winning businesses were contacted on Monday, 10/2/17, and have received an award decal, as well as a courtesy sponsored Instagram post, to promote their business.




Contest Winners

Check your Instagram messages! Our five lucky contest winners were contacted on 9/15/17, each winning a $50 gift card to one of the top voted restaurants! To enter, all they had to do was share this post (left) on their Instagram!



The Best of hiChinatown 2018

Voting for The Best of hiChinatown 2018 will be held in February 2018. What can we do to make next years’ better? Do you have an idea for a new category? Let us know! Feel free to send us an email with any ideas on how we can make this a better experience in the future.