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Archive for May, 2011

May 29 - June 4, 2011

Where Tried and True Meets a Dash of New

The couple decided to turn away from yesterday’s look and modernize every aspect of the typical saimin eatery by opening Tanaka Saimin.

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May 29 - June 4, 2011

‘Dare to Create’ at Hanaki

The locally owned restaurant first opened in Manoa Marketplace in 1996 as a Japanese all-you-can-eat buffet but switched to shabu shabu last year in order to accommodate customers’ changing tastes.

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May 29 - June 4, 2011

4Kings Kitchen

The throne awaits customers at 4Kings Kitchen, where owner and chef Kapo Kealoha knows exactly what it takes to feed royalty. The Honolulu eatery opened earlier this year, specializing in upscale plate lunches. Kealoha derived his menu from family recipes taught to him by his mother, and says customers can expect local favorites with a…

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May 29 - June 4, 2011

Pan-Seared Salmon with Coconut Ginger Rice and Pineapple Salsa

Ingredients: 6-8 ounces salmon filet seasoned with salt and pepper 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or butter 1/4 cup steamed broccoli 2 tablespoons diced pineapple 1/2 tablespoon diced red bell pepper 1/2 tablespoon chopped onion 1/2 tablespoon chopped Chinese parsley dash Tabasco sugar and salt, to taste 2 cups coconut ginger rice Coconut Ginger Rice Ingredients:…

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May 29 - June 4, 2011

Spice Things Up with Smoked Tea Duck

Schezuan-style cuisine meets contemporary elegance at Maple Garden Restaurant. Originally setting up shop within Kahala Mall, the Chinese eatery relocated to its current location on Isenberg Street in May 2002. Today, owners Richard and Janet Lam are busier than ever, serving up an array of melt-in-your-mouth appetizers, soups, entrees and more — which, to the…

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May 29 - June 4, 2011

3660 Rises Above the Rest

One doesn’t need to travel far to enjoy the bountiful flavors of Euro-Island cuisine at 3660 On the Rise. Located at the corner of Waialae Avenue and Wilhelmina Rise, the popular eatery has been serving loyal customers since the early 1990s with its award-winning menu. Chief among the number of dishes is the Ahi Katsu…

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May 29 - June 4, 2011

Awaken Your Senses with Panya’s Laksa

The Malaysian-style dish known as laksa is a comfort meal that is generally difficult to find outside of Southeast Asia. Providing the warmth of a herbal soup along with the robust satisfaction of a shrimp and noodle dish, laksa also serves up a kick of spice to consumers, thanks to an accompanying dash of curry…

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May 29 - June 4, 2011

Heard the Latest? Shakey’s Pizza Still ‘World’s Greatest’

There’s pizza, and then there’s pizza from Shakey’s Pizza Parlor. Touted as the “World’s Greatest Pizza,” a slice from the international chain tastes distinctly different from other major pizza brands. “The Shakey’s traditional thin crust is well-known, and the sauce is more on the sweeter side tomato sauce, which I think, with all the different…

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May 29 - June 4, 2011

Top of Waikiki

If a meal with a view is what you’re after, you’ll find it here at the Top of Waikiki. As Hawaii’s only revolving restaurant, located on the 18th floor of the Waikiki Business Plaza, this upscale establishment offers diners a breathtaking 360-degree view of beautiful Waikiki, as the restaurant revolves one floor rotation every hour….

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