Essential O‘ahu Eats: Where to Get Your Manapua Fix

Because we really need soft, pillowy meat-filled buns right now.


Nothing embodies comfort like a fresh manapua. The soft, pillowy bun filled with savory-sweet pork is like a warm hug.


Clicking on each store’s name will take you to its Instagram page or website, where you can find updates and contact information. Please note that store hours are subject to change.


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‘Aiea Manapua & Snacks, ‘Aiea
Open weekdays 5 a.m.–2 p.m., Sat 6 a.m–2 p.m., Sun 8 a.m.–2 p.m.


Chun Wah Kam

‘Aiea: Open daily 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Kalihi: Open daily 6 a.m.–4 p.m.

Ala Moana: Open daily 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Kapolei: Open daily 8 a.m.–6 p.m.


Honolulu Kitchen, Waipahu
Open daily til 4 p.m., might close at 3 p.m. Sunday


Island Manapua Factory

Kalihi: Open daily 6 a.m.–2 p.m.

Mānoa: Mon–Fri, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sat, 8 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sun, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.


Royal Kitchen, Chinatown
Open daily until 1:30 p.m.


Sing Cheong Yuan, Chinatown
Mon, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.; Tue–Sun, 7 a.m.–4 p.m.


Times Beretania, Mō‘ili‘ili
Manapua found in little round steaming wooden containers available throughout the day at the deli, open daily 6:30 a.m.–8 p.m.


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