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Archive for April, 2012

April 29 - May 5, 2012

Taormina Sicilian Cuisine

Always wonder what goes on behind the scenes at your favorite restaurant? Well, much credit goes to the many chefs, owners and managers who work diligently day in and dayut to ensure Hawaii’s diners have a top-notch dining experience. This week, Dining Out got the inside scoop from Taormina Sicilian Cuisine’s executive chef Hiroyuki Mimura,…

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April 29 - May 5, 2012

Taking on a Taste for Nabemono

Allow your taste buds to transcend great distances at Odoriko Japanese Restaurant, located in King’s Village Shopping Center in Waikiki, where locals and tourists alike enjoy the true concept of izakaya dining. “Odoriko is not just a dining establishment, it’s a place for socializing over drinks,” says general manager Hiro Takei. “We have a full…

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April 29 - May 5, 2012

Homestyle Cooking Makes Clients Feel Like a Million Bucks

Even if you have never been to Million Restaurant before, you’re sure to feel right at home from your very first meal here — a notion that certainly is drawing customers in. On one recent afternoon, a few various parties gathered together for a late lunch. And when one pair of clients walked in —…

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April 29 - May 5, 2012

A Menu Above the Rest

Since 1965, Top of Waikiki has been the site of countless magical evenings filled with upscale Island-fusion cuisine enjoyed amid starlit views of Waikiki. The revolving restaurant, located at the top of Waikiki Business Plaza, is ready to seize the day as well, with its Mother’s Day lunch menu available from noon to 3 p.m….

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April 29 - May 5, 2012

Joys of JJ’s Creations

As soon as JJ Luangkhot debuted his Chef’s Tasting Menu ($28 per person) as part of JJ’s Bistro & French Pastry’s Easter special, it was an instant hit among holiday diners. The owner and executive pastry chef has served his captivating five-course meal ever since, with a few more devourable bites added to the menu….

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April 29 - May 5, 2012

Wake Up to Pineapple

Feeling a bit sluggish this morning? Well, Eggs ‘n Things is just the place to go to help shake the sleepiness away! A breakfast staple in Waikiki since the mid-’70s, this specialty breakfast nook has the right combination of menu medley and shining staff to get your day off to a fantastic start. Host Eddie…

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April 29 - May 5, 2012

Kissaten Coffee Bar

Whatever the time of day, Kissaten Coffee Bar caters to you. Open 24/7, this popular hangout never disappoints with its morning, afternoon, evening and late-night menus that feature local comfort food with a gourmet twist. And thanks to a full coffee bar, you’ll never have to worry about getting your caffeine fix. Tea and hot…

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April 29 - May 5, 2012

Royal Palace Restaurant

There are many choices to satisfy your Chinese food cravings at the buffet line of Royal Palace Restaurant in Stadium Mall. Indeed, this prized eatery serves up fantastic options for lunch ($10.50) and dinner ($10.95, weekdays). Dining Out caught up with Adrian, Winona and Landon Hedge for lunch earlier this week. While Landon is still…

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April 29 - May 5, 2012

Village Versatility

This place has it all Thai’d up for veggie lovers. “We can accommodate people who don’t eat meat or fish,” says Thai Village owner Mang Sisounthone. “They just have to let us know.” Yes! At versatile Thai Village, nearly everything can be meatand fish-free (although, heads up, the soups contain chicken broth). And if you’re…

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April 29 - May 5, 2012

A Breath of Fresh Air

The best thing on Keo’s menu isn’t really on the menu. Yes, the curry is award-winning, its vegetarian options are impressive and the peanut sauce can turn a paper napkin into a satisfying meal, but all that takes second place to the real star of the show — freshness. Admittedly, it sounds like a cliche….

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