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Honolulu’s Chinatown

Chinatown in Honolulu is a hot place to eat, party or just people-watch. Now refurbished, the area lures a new generation of diners, clubgoers and shoppers to Hawaii’s 140-year-old neighborhood. (Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times)
The Mini Garden on Hotel Street is one of about 50 restaurants in Chinatown that serves visitors looking for ethnic food. (Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times)
The First Friday street fair in Chinatown lures crowds to see the many art galleries that stay open late for the event. Street musicians perform as visitors poke into shops and restaurants. (Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times)
Patrons can view local art and Hawaiian themes in Chinatown’s many galleries such as the Pegge Hopper Gallery on Nuuanu Avenue. (Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times)