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Archive for April, 2011

April 24 - 30, 2011

Spicing Things Up with Thai Curry

Trying to narrow the origin of curry down to any one country can be a difficult endeavor, but there’s no disputing the spicy dish enjoys a firm foundation in Indian and Pakistani cuisines, and is a common delicacy in Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. Historically, curry, with its zesty…

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April 24 - 30, 2011

Large Appetizers to Satisfy Appetites of ‘Fat’s’ Patrons

Ever get tired of restaurants that offer up appetizers that end up being appe-teasers? Whether it’s a lack of quality, or small portion size, a poor pupu can ruin one’s dining experience. Fortunately at The Fat Greek, diners won’t run into the aforementioned dilemma. The cozy eatery nestled in Kaimuki near the intersection of Saint…

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April 24 - 30, 2011

More Than Just Tacos at Wahoo’s

Wahoo’s Fish Taco is making a splash when it comes to serving up the best in “California-Mex” fare. Sisters Stephanie Gambetta and Noel Pietsch brought this California-based chain to the islands in 2006 with the opening of their first location at Ward Gateway Center. Today, Gambetta and Pietsch are busier than ever, having opened the…

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April 24 - 30, 2011

Hanaki Does It All with Shabu Shabu, Combos

You don’t have to travel far to experience all your Japanese favorites, as they can all be found right here at Hanaki Restaurant in Manoa Marketplace. The restaurant first opened its doors in 1996 as an all-youcan-eat buffet, before embarking on a new journey — one of oishi shabu shabu creations and other local Japanese…

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April 24 - 30, 2011

Making the Rounds at SushiSan

With its recent grand opening March 6, SushiSan might be considered the “new kid on the block” in the neighborhood of Kaiten-style sushi restaurants. However, owner Jay Kim has wasted no time bringing new features and flavors to create a unique sushi dining experience for his customers. SushiSan is similar to other Kaiten-style sushi diners,…

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April 24 - 30, 2011

Catering Made Easy

As the spring graduation season approaches, so does the season for planning and attending these type of ceremonies. Graduation parties are part of local tradition— the perfect way to celebrate the official end of one’s high school or college days with family, friends and great food. A Catered Experience specializes in coordinating these events and…

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April 24 - 30, 2011

Saigon’s Delightful Veggie Pho

One key ingredient to a great experience when dining out is whether or not the establishment is willing to catering to your specific needs and tastes. It’s a no-brainer: Treat your customers well. Give them what they want — within reason, of course — and they will appreciate the extra effort. It keeps them coming…

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April 24 - 30, 2011

Tanaka Saimin

At Tanaka Saimin on North Nimitz Highway, you’ll find diners slurping up a storm, all thanks to the eatery’s mouth-watering saimin. According to owners Joan and Paul Watanabe, noodles are Tanaka’s specialty, from traditional saimin and won ton min to udon and hoso udon. Other local favorites grace the menu as well, including shrimp tempura,…

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I Totally Ate It After Falling for Burritos

Lately, I’ve been falling hard for burritos — literally. There’s just something about this tantalizing Mexican creation that takes my feet right out from under me. Let me explain. This past week, the klutz in me was on full display after I had just feasted on an amazing burrito. While descending a staircase, I missed…

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