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Archive for August, 2012

August 26, 2012

La Palme D’or

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 La Palme D’or executive chef…

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Indulging in Desserts at Jade

As any loyal reader will tell you, Dining Out has a serious sweet tooth, and this week it was out in full force, searching for a bite of Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant’s new dessert menu. While the eatery is known for its expansive menu of Hong Kong-style cuisine and delectable selection of dim sum, its…

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August 26, 2012

3660 Rises Above the Rest With Its Pacific Rim Perfection

Even if you have dined at 3660 On The Rise within the last few months, you’re about due for a repeat visit. Not only does the Kaimuki restaurant offer the best in Pacific Rim cuisine and an intimate, relaxing setting, but it also is constantly creating new dishes. Its newest batch of menu items are…

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August 26, 2012

Sekiya’s

Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen has been a staple in Kaimuki for decades, and owner Joy Morihara credits good food and loyal customers as the secret to its longevity. Best known for its saimin variations and other local favorites, including hamburgers, barbecue sticks and more, this eatery is a favorited hot spot. This family-owned business also…

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It’s a Nice Day for Fabulous Flavors

Where to go for lunch? A pretty common question that sometimes can take longer then you would expect in deciding. Obviously, for many (and I mean many), the answer is Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant. On a daily basis, Nice Day, located in Liliha Square Shopping Center is packed with hungry guests from construction workers,…

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August 26, 2012

Al Waterson

A top-notch dining experience consists of these essential factors: good food, an unforgettable ambiance, premier service and, most importantly, the best company. Therefore, we couldn’t ask for more this week when Dining with the Stars shone the spotlight on Brasserie Du Vin and professional singer, emcee, actor and recording artist Al Waterson. “This is my…

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August 26, 2012

Spice Up Your Life

Anytime Cafe is one hot spot with its East-meets-West menu that features everything from pasta and pizza to fried rice and oxtail soup, as well as lunchtime staples like burgers and salads. After all, “variety is the spice of life,” says the old adage. Why not try to please as many palates as possible, especially…

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August 26, 2012

Kenny’s Kicks It Up a Notch With Appetizers

I know what you’re thinking, Kenny’s doesn’t do pupus. Correction: Kenny’s didn’t do pupus, but thanks to the skill of sous chef James Drewery, and the tasting talents of 32-year veteran employee Erlene Hutchinson, diners at the popular family restaurant can get a little nosh with their oxtail soup. Can an appetizer be a dessert?…

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August 26, 2012

Morning Magic at Fendu Boulangerie

Start your day right at Fendu Boulangerie for only the best in morning fare. This premier bakery opened its doors in March 2009 in Manoa Marketplace, and thanks to owner and chef Niel Koep, and the rest of his team, the possibilities are endless. “There are many new and exciting things going on here,” Koep…

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August 26, 2012

Uncovering a Local Hot Spot

If you are breezing through Ward Avenue’s makai-bound lanes, it’s easy to miss Asahi Grill on your left as you approach Central Pacific Bank and Sports Authority. The charming hole in the wall gets lost among the mega stores and large buildings that surround it, but that’s exactly why it’s worth stopping into — quality…

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