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Archive for January, 2012

January 29 - February 4, 2012

Ert’s Grill: Local Favorites Made & Served with Aloha

Looking for a family-friendly restaurant with a homey atmosphere, serving up some of Hawaii’s most sought-out local favorites? Check out the recently opened Ert’s Grill, located in Aiea Town Square. The eatery, which opened last August, is co-owned by Stephen (Steve) Ichioka and Clyde Higa, who highlight its originality. “The main thing that we emphasize…

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January 29 - February 4, 2012

Set Sights on Shiro’s

Since the 1960s, Shiro’s Saimin Haven has been the No. 1 pick among diners when it comes to classic comfort food such as saimin, sandwiches and more. And with close to 200 local delights on the menu, you’ll never tire of Shiro’s delicious fare. “Saimin is what we’re known for, in fact, we have 65…

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January 29 - February 4, 2012

Do-It-Yourself Dining

Although tucked away in quiet Manoa Valley, Hanaki Restaurant has been drawing in the customers with favorites like Chicken Udon ($11.95) and Shrimp Tempura Donburi ($11.95) and, of course, shabu shabu. Located in Manoa Marketplace, Hanaki is a great place to stop by for a lunch break or enjoy a family dinner. “We specialize in…

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January 29 - February 4, 2012

Jade Dynasty

It’s never too late to celebrate Chinese New Year, and Dining Out caught up with Vetta Yeung, Shelton Higa and Ashlee Matsui of SAH Inc. on their lunch break at Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant doing just that. Located in Hookipa Terrance, Jade Dynasty has wowed those who have walked past its doors with its beautiful…

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January 29 - February 4, 2012

Sakura Terrace in Bloom

Since Sakura Terrace opened on South King Street in November, it has already become a local hot spot known for fresh seafood and affordable yet upscale Japanese fare. Its name references the sakura, or cherry blossom, which blooms each spring for a fleeting moment, leaving many eager to catch a glimpse of the flower’s immense…

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January 29 - February 4, 2012

Reelin’ In the Pasta at Atlantis

The revitalization of Waikiki has brought new life to the bustling city by the sea. It’s been a boon for local businesses, and riding that wave is Atlantis Seafood and Steak, a charming aquatic-themed restaurant centrally located in the former Waikiki 3 Theatre spot. “There’s lots of people in Waikiki lately,” notes executive general manager…

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January 29 - February 4, 2012

Boiling Up Wailana’s Best Flavors

Omelettes and pancakes, burgers and fries, milkshakes and sandwiches — these seemingly have been the standards of the “old-school” American diner, those traditional 24-hour hangouts where the aroma of coffee hits your nose upon entering the eatery. At Wailana Coffee House, which opened in 1969 in the former home of Kapiolani Drive Inn, all your…

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January 29 - February 4, 2012

Pupus With a View at Tropics Bar & Grill

If the idea of pupus on the beach is not enough to entice a trip into Waikiki, the appetizer menu at Tropics Bar & Grill at Hilton Hawaiian Village just may do it. Poke, shrimp, nachos, whatever, just taste better when the view includes the glittering ocean, smooth trade winds, bikini and surf short-clad beachgoers,…

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January 29 - February 4, 2012

The Legacy Lives On at Sekiya’s

Sekiya’s was founded by Morihara’s grandparents Taisuke and Katsuko Sekiya, and today, Morihara, along with her aunt Doris Hara, spearhead this family-owned business, which comfortably seats 88 diners respectfully and has 40 employees on staff.

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January 29 - February 4, 2012

Love is in the Air at Hy’s Steak House

This Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14), treat your special someone to a romantic evening at Hy’s Steak House, where the atmosphere is intimate and the food, well, it’s love at first bite. Since opening its doors in 1976, Hy’s has become a favorite for fine-dining steak lovers. In addition to a Top Steak House Rating of…

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