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Archive for July, 2012

July 29, 2012

Patisserie La Palme D’Or

Conveniently located in Ala Moana Center, Patisserie La Palme D’Or blends French flavors with Japanese craftsmanship to create tasty (and beautiful) pastries that tourists and locals adore. Executive chef Akiko Kimura and chef Hikaru Hatano concoct treats that will satisfy your sweet tooth, but taste just right. Since its opening in 2004, La Palme D’Or…

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July 29, 2012

Calling All Appetites to Camellia

Serving Hawaii for almost 30 years is Camellia Buffet on McCully Street. From the minute you walk in the delicious yakiniku aroma fills the room as guests cook their food at their table. Most popular at Camellia Buffet are its kalbi and orange chicken, and its sirloin steak and shrimp from the dinner buffet. “The…

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July 29, 2012

Breakfast Classics Take Flight at Plaza Cafe

It’s 7 a.m., you’ve made it to the airport in time to check in for your flight, but now you’ve got an hour and a half before your departure and those hunger pangs are starting to kick in. Sound familiar? Crowds of hungry travelers experience this scenario every morning at Honolulu International Airport. Thankfully, they…

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Jade Dynasty Introduces New Dishes

Located on the top floor of Ala Moana Center (just up the ramp from Mai Tai Bar), Jade Dynasty Seafood restaurant serves up authentic Hong Kong-style cuisine in a welcoming, elegant atmosphere. The restaurant has an extensive menu, which includes a wide selection of dim sum and entrees that reflects its ongoing efforts to reinvent…

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July 29, 2012

3660 on the Rise

Known for its Pacific Rim cuisine, 3660 on the Rise presents its patrons with exemplary fare. Most recently, celebrity chef Russell Siu held a cooking class with food enthusiasts on the premises. Together they created Salmon Carpaccio with Arugula and Shaved Fennel; Fire Roasted Breast of Chicken with Monterey Jack Cheese and House Made Salsa;…

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July 29, 2012

Steve Uyehara

Nothing says comfort food more than the scrumptious local grinds found at Nuuanu Okazuya. Open from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, many are waking up early to feast on the eatery’s renowned local and Japanese fare. No newbie to…

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Satisfying Chinese Food Cravings at Lung Fung

The next time it’s got to be Chinese food and nothing else, you’ll be more than satisfied with the selection at Lung Fung Chinese Restaurant. Tucked away in Niu Valley Center, the ornately decorated eatery — complete with dragon and phoenix murals as well as wood carvings — has been a part of the East…

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July 29, 2012

A Premier Voyage to Atlantis

Ross and Forever 21 opened, in part, to bring more locals into Waikiki. Here’s another reason, Atlantis Steak and Seafood for pupus. Well, anything, but this is an appetizer column, so I’ll leave the rest of the menu to my surprisingly never overfed colleagues. If you believe spice is nice, try Garlic Clams ($13.95). The…

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July 29, 2012

Macaroni Grill’s Sea of Flavors

Not for a minute should you overlook Romano’s Macaroni Grill when the idea for Italian comes to mind. New executive chef Nawai Kekoolani helped open Macaroni Grill before stepping aside as corporate chef of Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. Well, Kekoolani is back to give the kitchen and dishes at Macaroni Grill the detailed attention each guest…

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July 29, 2012

Hanaki Restaurant

Ever 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 day out to make sure Hawaii’s diners have a top-notch dining experience. This week, Dining Out got the inside scoops from Hanaki Restaurant’s general manager Mark…

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