We are a few weeks away from opening our new bar! We’ve launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for equipment and remodeling at our new space! We’re getting a Bigger Wang! You can visit our Indiegogo page here.
Little Wang. BIG DREAMS. The story of my life.
Hi, I’m Dan Chang, owner of Wang Chung’s Karaoke Bar. 5 years ago, I opened a teeny tiny karaoke bar in the heart of Waikiki. An engineer by trade, I never thought I would ever open and operate a bar, let alone start up my second one. I think an episode of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations back in 2006 featuring the tiny hidden bars in Japan called nomiyas planted a seed somewhere in my subconscious.
So five years later, Wang Chung’s has become the Cheers of Waikiki. The team and I have met so many amazing people, that we truly call our friends and family. It has organically grown to become this special place, because of you. Your hugs. Your aloha. Your good energy. When we put this much love into it, we put our mana in it. And it becomes more than the sum of us, it is the sum of every smile, every person and every happy moment that comes through these doors. Wang Chung’s becomes a place where the mana of the people is infused and permeated in the atmosphere. It truly becomes something else.
Wang Chung’s at it’s current space is probably the smallest bar in Waikiki. And though I joke that “it’s not size that matters,” I’ve always wanted to have a bigger space to accommodate our growing ohana.
I’m incredibly excited to announce that we’re getting a bigger Wang!
For a Happy Time. Make it Wang Time.
The new bar will be a one-minute walk away from the current location. Located in the lobby of the Stay Hotel at 2424 Koa Ave, we’ll be able to feature karaoke, 12 draught beers on tap, an open kitchen, and just a lot more of the Wang special sauce that you’ve come to know and love.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for your support for these past five years! I’m positive that all the good energy that you’ve brought with you will outgrow our new space too.
We’re doing a small IndieGogo campaign to raise funds for equipment and remodeling at the new space.
We can’t wait to show you our bigger Wang!
Spread a little #aroha around the world!
New Wang Chung’s Aroha t-shirts are now available in delicious oatmeal flavor. It’s going to be your favorite shirt! They’re ultra-soft, premium tri-blend shirts (from American Apparel). Made and printed in America. Hand folded and packed locally into retro Wang Chung’s packaging by this Chinese man.
The shirts are available in men’s and women’s sizes at Wang Chung’s.
One free hug with purchase!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US! Wang Chung’s Karaoke Bar has hit four years today and we want to celebrate our extreme happiness with you. Come join us this weekend as we host a three day anniversary party. We’ll have new drink specials, giveaways, SPECIAL GUESTS, and as always, free bear hugs!
Wang Chung’s Karaoke Bar is located in beautiful Waikiki! We’re on a little side street called Koa Avenue filled with small local businesses and quaint walk-up apartments. It’s behind the Hyatt Regency Hotel and just past King’s Village located on the corner of Koa Avenue and Ka’iulani Avenue.
Once you reach Odoriko Japanese Restaurant in King’s Village, take a look down the marble-clad alley and you’ll see Wang’s. We are listed on the directory and you’ll see our little sign in the grass. Head towards the lighted Open sign and you’ll see beautiful Futoko’s face on our sign!
Don’t be intimidated by our size or location. We may be a little hard to find, but it’s a gem worth searching for! Come on in and “hunnay, whatever you like, we do for you!” We are the Friendliest Bar in Waikiki with Kick-Ass Karaoke and always free hugs!