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Archive for October, 2011

October 30 - November 5, 2011

Ichiriki: Healthy Nabe, Happy Customers

“We make peoplehappy.” At Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant, the mission statement is simple, according to owner Issei Kazama. “Our mission statement is just two Japanese words,” he says. “One is ‘kandou‘ and the other is ‘kansha.’ ‘Kandou‘ means to make people happy to the point where they’re moved emotionally. ‘Kansha‘ is gratitude. I don’t know…

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October 30 - November 5, 2011

Gravlax Salmon Roulade with Crab Mousse Garnished Tobiko Caviar & Fresh Dill

Serves 10 Ingredients: 3 pounds of salmon filet (remove skin and bones) 3 tablespoons freshly chopped dill 6 tablespoons sugar 3 tablespoons salt 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest Ingredients for crab mousse 1/2 pound crab meat 2/3 cup cream cheese 1/2 cup Mayonnaise 1 tablespoon chopped celery 1 tablespoon chopped onion 1 tablespoon chopped chive…

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October 30 - November 5, 2011

Quality Cuisine Means It’s Gonna Be a Nice Day

It’s just before noon on a week-day, and Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant is bustling with excited chatter from its lunchtime crowd. Dim sum carts filled with tasty treats like Steamed Char Siu Buns ($2.30), Bamboo Rolls ($2.50) and Look Funn Roll with Scallop ($3.75) roam the busy restaurant while servers deliver hot plates of…

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October 30 - November 5, 2011

Beyond Dumplings at Jin Din Rou

Jin Din Rou has garnered quite a following for its Shanghai soup dumplings or Xiao Long Bao, which are typically filled with pork and chicken. But that’s not all you’ll find at the modern, stylish Taiwanese-style eatery. After chatting up manager Bob Suzukawa, we learned that they’re quite accommodating at the South King Street eatery….

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October 30 - November 5, 2011

Beefin’ With Pho My Lien

When carnivores crave a tasty Vietnamese beef dish, pho often hits the spot. While this beloved dish is unquestionably delicious, Pho My Lien serves up many other mouth-watering beef dishes that meat eaters won’t be able to resist. For 10 years, this authentic Vietnamese restaurant enjoyed a long residency in Waikiki before moving to its…

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October 30 - November 5, 2011

Classics Deliver On Flavor At Paesano

While Italian food is often revered for its simplicity, the flavors produced are anything but simple. The authentic Italian cuisine at Paesano Ristorante Italiano is no exception, consisting of deeply flavorful and rich classics. The eatery has been a Manoa staple for decades, and since opening a second location in Aiea in 2008, the restaurant…

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October 30 - November 5, 2011

Camellia Buffet

A local favorite since 1985, Camellia Buffet in McCully has proven to be a valued Korean-style yakiniku restaurant. The eatery offers an irresistible all-you-can-eat buffet ($15.95 lunch, $23.95 dinner), in which diners pile on a variety of meats and vegetables to grill individually at each table. Assorted banchan, as well as soups, add variety and…

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October 30 - November 5, 2011

Viva la Mexico

Since its opening a little over a year ago, El Charro Mexicano Aiea Restaurant has been serving a full menu of flavorful Mexican dishes. But now, it also offers a full bar and dancing. In response to many customer requests, the restaurant recently got its liquor license and offers happy hour from 3 to 6…

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October 30 - November 5, 2011

Pupus On The Rise at 3660

After 19 years in business and more awards than you can count, 3660 On The Rise has distinguished itself as a Hawaii-dining landmark that offers fresh island products prepared with international flair. And that’s just the entrees. The “First Flavor” portion of the menu lists 19 items that run the gamut from fresh salads and…

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October 30 - November 5, 2011

Keeping Tradition Alive

Waimalu Chop Suey Chinese Restaurant is Chinese in theory, with an abundance of local flair and a bit of American accents surrounding this iconic establishment.

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