CRAZY AFFORDABLE YUM CHA: Award-Winning Tim Ho Wan Waikiki Celebrates the Holiday Season

(Honolulu, HI)— The famed Michelin-starred Hong Kong style dim sum restaurant perched on the third floor of Royal Hawaiian Center just opened six months ago but already has captured the hearts of international and local fans of the Tim Ho Wan brand. In celebration of its first holidays in the islands, the affordable yet upscale Tim Ho Wan Waikiki will offer up very merry deals for the season of giving.

Recently featured in various local and Japanese television shows and recipient of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser ’Ilima Award for 2018 Critic’s Choice “Best Lunch Restaurant,” will offer a limited time promotion on its gift card. Starting Friday, November 16, patrons will receive $10 “Wan Dollars” for every $50 spent on gift cards. Ideal for those eager to try the famed Michelin-starred Hong Kong style dim sum restaurant and its world-famous BBQ Pork Buns, this gift card promotion will be on-going from Friday, November 16, through Monday, December 31, 2018. “Wan Dollars” will be redeemable starting Wednesday, January 2, through Sunday, March 31, 2019.

In the days leading up to the Christmas, Tim Ho Wan will also do a Red Envelope raffle for dine-in guests. The Cantonese custom of gifting Lai See, or “red envelope” during the holidays is the venue’s way of thanking customers for their support over the holiday season. While traditionally, red envelopes contain monetary gifts, Tim Ho Wan offers one of four complementary items, redeemable during the guest’s next visit:


•    One Signature Hong Kong Milk Tea

•    An order of BBQ Pork Buns

•    A choice of dessert

•    $20 gift card


The Red Envelope raffle will be available Monday through Thursday, from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM for seated guests that spend over $50 per table.

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


Grand Opening Date:      April 2018

Restaurant Type:             Cantonese Style Dim Sum, Affordable Upscale Dim Sum

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