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Archive for December, 2011

December 25, 2011 - January 1, 2012

Keeping It Consistent At Kobe Steakhouse

When it comes to one of the highlights of Kobe Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, located in Waikiki, consistency is the first thing that comes to mind, according to restaurant owner and general manager Roy Nakamura. “We’re going on our 39th year,” Nakamura says. “This is the only Kobe Steakhouse on Oahu, and it hasn’t…

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December 25, 2011 - January 1, 2012

Healthy, Fresh Greek Eats

With its vibrant decor and authentic cuisine, The Fat Greek Waikiki is like being whisked away for a quick getaway to Greece. The Fat Greek restaurants, which include two other locations and another on the way, is quickly becoming a local favorite for Mediterranean eats. The Fat Greek Waikiki opened about a year ago, and…

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December 25, 2011 - January 1, 2012

New Beginnings For Saigon Pearl

The road to opening Saigon Pearl has been a long one. Back in 1982, within a building complex where Nordstrom now sits, Mai McDowell and her family opened a Vietnamese restaurant called Annam House. “Originally, we were one of the first Vietnamese restaurants on the island,” says McDowell. After a 15-year run, a few location…

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December 25, 2011 - January 1, 2012

Ichiriki

On any weekday around lunchtime, or weekend for that matter, you may have difficulty getting a table at Ichiriki without a reservation. That’s because the Japanese nabe restaurant is always filled with a bustling lunch crowd of hungry diners eager to participate in cooking a variety of fish, beef, chicken, pork and vegetables in hot…

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December 25, 2011 - January 1, 2012

Cheers for the Coffee Crowd

It could be the holiday spirit, but business is brisk these days at the chic, modern coffee bar Kissaten. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that it’s right across the street from Ala Moana Center, especially at this time of the year, but there has to be more than just convenience at play here. And there…

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December 25, 2011 - January 1, 2012

Sushi Ichiban Stays at the Top

Eight years ago Sushi Ichiban chef Marc Kusaka escaped from a life of graphic design and website creation for the subtle creativity of sushi. He hasn’t looked back, and the ever-growing list of patrons of the Kaimuki eatery couldn’t be happier. Sushi Ichiban has seen consistent growth since it opened in June of last year….

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December 25, 2011 - January 1, 2012

A “Refreshed” Look

Since opening its doors 31 years ago, Tony Roma’s in Waikiki recently “refreshed” its restaurant with an updated look and menu. “This refresh has brought the dining room from the 1980s into the 21st century,” says general manager Grace Villagracia. “Over the years and with changing tastes, we knew that our flagship restaurant needed to…

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December 25, 2011 - January 1, 2012

New Year, New Feast at Jade Dynasty

This acclaimed 8,250-square-foot establishment presents patrons with the tastiest morsels of avant-garde Hong Kong-style cuisine.

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Unwrapping the Joy of Shrimp Scampi

Merry Christmas, Ono readers! By now, you’re probably rubbing the sleep from your weary eyes ready to see what Santa left for you under the tree. Or perhaps the presents are already unwrapped and scattered remnants of wrapping paper lead a trail to smiles of loved ones enjoying their gifts. Above all else, I truly…

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