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Archive for January, 2013

January 27, 2013

Max’s of Manila

Got the munchies? Max’s of Manila can satisfy your cravings. This premier establishment has been serving up authentic Filipino cuisine for the last 67 years. At Max’s, you can find Adobo, Kare-Kare, Pancit and, of course, its customer favorite: Max’s Fried Chicken. With more than 100 branches throughout the Philippines and the world, local diners…

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January 27, 2013

When at Fendu, Do as the Hungry Do

Don’t let the elegance of Fendu Boulangerie’s name intimidate you from stepping through its doors. With an extensive offering of French-inspired delicacies, it doesn’t really matter what you choose; everything will leave you wanting more. Plus, all pastries and breads are fresh-baked each morning. “There are no hydrogenated shortenings,” says chef and owner Niel Koep….

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January 27, 2013

Ringing in the Chinese New Year

One recent afternoon when Dining Out dropped into Panya Bistro in Ala Moana Center, a woman at a nearby table approached us. Looking at one of the dishes on our table, she says, “I have never seen that one. It must be new.” This scenario is a perfect example of two truths about Panya —…

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January 27, 2013

Ichiriki

Have friends and family gather around the hot pot and enjoy a steamy, heart-warming meal at Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant. With locations in Aiea and Honolulu, Ichiriki specializes in the interactive dining experience known as hot pot cooking. Many different types of soups, from mild to spicy, will strike a cord with all. Appetizers such…

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January 27, 2013

Swimming in Broth and Feeling Ducky

BY RACHEL BREIT For this item at Little Village, don’t pick up a menu — look up at the chalkboard. Duck Leg Ramen ($10.95) is waiting there for you. Order it and relax at a table. Listen to the overhead sound of chirping birds and escape from your downtown cubicle. Get hit in the face…

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January 27, 2013

A Calling for Calamari

It’s often said that one never forgets an evening spent at Kobe Steakhouse & Sushi Bar. From the excitement of teppanyaki dining, in which culinary masters fire up alluring entrees on flattop grills in front of patrons, to the warmth of this cozy Japanese inn-style eatery, Kobe offers more than just a meal — it’s…

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January 27, 2013

Starr Kalahiki

If you’re a big-time fan of local grinds with an American twist, then a paradise on earth is at your fingertips at Big City Diner — your one-stop shop for all of your mouth-watering favorites. Dining Out recently visited the restaurant at Ward Centers, and brought along award-winning vocalist Starr Kalahiki for this week’s Dining…

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January 27, 2013

Atlantis Seafood & Steak

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at your favorite restaurant? Well, much of the credit goes to the many chefs, owners and managers who work diligently day in and day out to make sure Hawaii’s diners enjoy a memorable experience. This week, Dining Out talks story with Atlantis Seafood & Steak’s executive chef…

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January 27, 2013

Genki Keeps It Sweet and Very Satisfying

The kaiten-style sushi served at Genki Sushi has long been a local favorite in the islands, but did you know that the restaurant also has an array of desserts that everyone from keiki to kupuna will love? The Cupcake Red Velvet ($3.80), Cupcake Peanut Butter ($3.80) and bitesized Sesame Balls ($2.20 for three) have been…

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January 27, 2013

Veggie Power

There’s been so much talk about equality these days — whether it’s women in the military, same-sex marriage … people want equal rights. But what about equal eats? A lot restaurants out there still don’t have anything to offer non-carnivores. How hard is it, really, to come up with just one meat-free plate? But just…

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