Booking Tickets

Do I have to purchase tickets in advance? Can I pay cash?
Tickets must be purchased in advanced as the Chinatown Tour typically sells out. To maximize your chances of getting the day, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.
If a food tour is sold out, can I get on a waiting list?
If a tour is sold out, we generally open additional tour times on that day. As such, we do not provide a waiting list. Please email us to let us know what date you are interested in if you do not see availability.
Are gift certificates available?
Yes, to purchase or learn more about our gift certificates, please contact us at (808) 447-9012
If I am bringing an infant/very young child, do I need to purchase a ticket for them?
If you are bringing an infant/very young child and they will not be participating in the tastings, you do not need to purchase a separate ticket.
Can I book a private tour?
Yes, private tours are available. To set up or learn more, please contact us at (808) 447-9012.
What about taking children on the tour?
While we offer both adolescent and children tickets, the tour is three hours long and some children have a limited attention span and therefore the tour may not be appropriate. Parents should assess the situation individually. Since there is a lot of standing and walking, please consider this when deciding whether the tour is appropriate for your child.







The Tours

How much walking is involved? Is it a fast-paced tour?
Tours generally last between 3 and 3.5 hours and participants can expect to be standing or walking for a majority of the time. We walk at a moderate pace and also provide a sitting break in the middle of the tour.
Does the tour leader accept gratuities?
Gratuities are greatly appreciated. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%.
Can I shop during the tour?
We ask that you please wait to shop until after the tour. We will provide you with directions and coupons to all of our stops after the tour is over. We will also give you the websites for our vendors in case you don't have time to return after the tour
When is the best time to take the tour?
We highly recommend taking our food tours at the beginning of your visit to Hawaii. This will give you plenty of time to revisit and explore the neighborhoods we visit. Since tours usually sell out well in advance, there is not a better day of the week versus another.
Is the tour wheelchair and baby stroller accessible?
Yes, our routes and tasting establishments are wheelchair and baby stroller accessible. However, it should be noted that Honolulu's Chinatown is a hustling bustling location and may require a bit of zig zagging
Does the tour end at the same place we meet?
Yes, we have designed our tours for ease of access. We start and stop at the same locations.
Are tours offered only in English?
Yes, at this time tours are only offered in English. However, we are perfectly happy to make arrangements for your translator, please contact us ahead of time.
What happens if it rains?
The tours are held rain or shine. Rain is a daily event in Hawaii, but thankfully it is generally short and light.
Are bathrooms available during the tour?
Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at selected food-tasting locations.
Are cameras allowed on the tour?
Yes. Cameras and filming are allowed during the tour. We strongly encourage our guests to take photos during the tour.
Is there parking near the tour meeting point?
Yes, there is both private and public parking located near the meeting point. Specific parking details are included in the meeting location directions that you receive after booking.

The Food

How much food is served on the food tour?
Our food tours serve enough food so that most visitors do not need to eat a late lunch. However, we do encourage all guests to have a breakfast before the tour. You will need a bit of morning energy for the walking.
What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?
When you purchase your ticket please specify if you have any eating restrictions. If we know in advance, we will do our best to accomodate you.
Are there vegetarian options on the tour?
As much as possible we have done our best to accommodate vegetarians. However, some of the stops do not have a vegetarian option
Are any beverages served on the tour?
Our food tour features two drink tastings and we will provide you with bottled water for the walk. There are also small shops along the way where you can purchase other beverages.
Is wine tasting included on the tour?
We do not currently have wine tasting on the tour. However, our ending destination does provide some free drink vouchers
What restaurants will we visit on the tour?
We do not visit any sit down restaurants. Instead, we use that time to visit many different restaurants, the tasting sized portions allow us go to many restaurants instead of just one or two.
Do we only walk around and sample food?
Unlike other tasting tours, we designed our tour to feed your body and your mind. We also learn about two hand crafted artisan goods as well as discuss the history of Hawaii and discuss architecture and trends in the culinary world.