Our family will be visiting Honolulu in June and I'm looking for an inexpensive place in Honolulu that can serve traditional, banquet-style Chinese dishes for a small group (8-10 people). Decor is not important, but quality and price are. We would be ordering traditional delicacies such as bird's nest soup, peking duck, abalone, etc. We also speak Chinese if that helps.
Our hotel is in Waikiki but we will have rental cars. So far I've read suggestions for Happy Days and Hee Hing in Kaimuki, as well as Legend and Golden Palace in Chinatown. Are there any hole-in-the-wall joints that are capable of whipping up a good Chinese banquet? I've read of a place called Moon Garden in Kalihi but wasn't sure exactly what their kitchen was capable of.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.