ROCK LOBSTER (OOOH!) : Steamed Whole Lobster Now Available at Award-Winning Tim Ho Wan Waikiki


(Honolulu, HI)— What’s better than affordable Michelin-starred Hong Kong style dim sum? Affordable steamed whole lobster served at said award-winning dim sum restaurant perched on the third floor of Royal Hawaiian Center. The recipient of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser ’Ilima Award for 2018 Critic’s Choice “Best Lunch Restaurant,” Tim Ho Wan Waikiki now offers steamed whole lobster at $29.99 per order.

 Presented in an oversized zh­englóng (bamboo steamer), the fresh Maine lobster is made flavorful with the Tim Ho Wan signature homemade soy sauce, green onions and ginger; the result is a mouthwatering lobster that’s full of umami. The lobster with “the best price in Waikiki” is also cut in half, making it easy for guests to enjoy the meal without much fuss.

 “There are many customers that travel to Waikiki from abroad looking to enjoy seafood in Hawaii, especially lobster,” says Head Chef Jean-Pierre ‘J.P.’ Choy. “I wanted to offer a delicious and tasty lobster at a reasonable price, which is why we’ve decided to add this to our grand menu.”

 The steamed whole lobster is a Waikiki exclusive menu item and available to order all day, from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily. Reservations are available from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, daily for parties of six or more, and can be made by phone at (808) 888 – 6088. Deposits will be required for parties over 20 people. Validated self-parking is available at Royal Hawaiian Center for all guests.


About Tim Ho Wan Waikiki

Founded in 2009, Tim Ho Wan is widely known as “the World’s Most Affordable Michelin-Starred Restaurant.” As Dim Sum Specialists, Tim Ho Wan is committed to the quality of flavor, texture, and freshness of each made-to-order dish. Serving gourmet-style dim sum at reasonable prices and delivered at an energetic pace, the menu highlights authentic Cantonese flavors, reminiscent of Hong Kong. Signature items include BBQ Pork Buns, Sticky Rice, Steamed Rice Rolls, Har Gow, and Siu Mai.

Tim Ho Wan Waikiki features exclusive dishes like Steamed Fish Bundle with Pineapple, Pan Fried Black Rice Mochi with Pineapple, and Rainbow Mango Slush. Originally from Hong Kong, with over 45 locations across Southeast Asia including Macau, Taiwan, Singapore and Japan, as well as Australia, and most recently in the U.S. with two locations in New York (East Village and Hell’s Kitchen), Las Vegas, Irvine, California, and Honolulu, Hawaii.

Tim Ho Wan Waikiki

Address:                         Royal Hawaiian Center

              2233 Kalakaua Ave., Building B, Level 3, B303

           Honolulu HI 96815

Phone:                             (808) 888 – 6088

Business Hours:            10:00 AM – 10:00 PM, daily



Instagram:  @timhowanwaikiki