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Archive for April, 2013

April 28, 2013

Tropics’ Revamped Menu Shoots to Thrill

Situated just a fork’s throw away from the picturesque golden sand and glittering waters of Waikiki Beach, Tropics Bar & Grill brings together extraordinary culinary inspirations with a relaxing open-air atmosphere and impeccable service. Located on the ground level of Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort’s Alii Tower, Tropics Bar & Grill serves up panoramic…

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April 28, 2013

Wings Within Reach

Swoop up these golden wings. Voted “best poultry” at the 2005 Taste of Honolulu, where they made their debut, The Mandalay’s Deep Fried Harm Ha Chicken Wings ($9.95) are still winners. Locals were so taken by the lightly battered and golden-fried wings served at Taste of Honolulu that they flocked to The Mandalay, prompting the…

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April 28, 2013

La Dolce Vita!

One of the best things about pasta is that it’s so versatile in its many shapes and forms, making it the base for myriad creative preparations in a variety of cuisines. But, really, for many of us, the best thing about pasta is wolfing it down. If you’re passionate about pasta, then why settle for…

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April 28, 2013

Menu Expands to Include Seafood and Tex-Mex Items

With a menu that serves up smoked meats, ribs, chicken, pork and brisket and more, Molly’s BBQ and Seafood has always been a meat lover’s dream come true. “All of our meats are cooked within direct heat using wood,” owner Margaret “Molly” Walker explains. But there are some big, exciting changes coming to Molly’s, and…

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April 28, 2013

Show-stopping Sweets Take Center “Stage”

Stage Restaurant in the Honolulu Design Center has a grand finale of desserts to choose from, and each dessert will not only please your palate, but your eyes as well. The Brown Butter Banana Tart ($9) is a melting pot of textures with an amaretto streusel topped with maple-glazed pecans. “I really like to pair…

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Little Village Noodle House

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: HOT AND SOUR SOUP ($8.50) Little Village Noodle House stands out among Chinatown restaurants for its modern take on Chinese fare presented in a fun, upscale setting. While the eatery has been located on Smith Street for 12 years, owner and chef Kenneth Chan brings more than…

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April 28, 2013

Where French Fare Meets Local Flair

If you’ve explored the nifty restaurant scene downtown, I’m sure you’ve already fallen madly in love with the rustic charm of Brasserie Du Vin. Its enchanting personality — visible in such details as a vintage upright piano nestled against the back wall or its cozy, tucked away lanai — is so reminiscent of eateries in…

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New Starters are “Shor” to Be a Hit

There is something special about dining at Shor. The decor is modern and clean, the view of Waikiki Beach is stunning and the appetizers, oh my, they are tasty. And things keep getting even better. For the past few weeks and ending mid May, the menu at the seafood grill is undergoing a change that…

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April 28, 2013

Keeping It Healthy While on the Go

When you think “fast food,” sushi probably doesn’t immediately come to mind. But forgo a burger and fries for something a bit more health-conscious that you’ll be able to eat just as quickly from Kozo Sushi. “We try to serve the food as quickly as possible because we are, in essence, a fast-food restaurant,” shares…

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Lung Fung Chinese Restaurant

We all have our standby, go-to dishes that never fail. But if your tired taste buds crave change, it’s time for something new. Lung Fung Chinese Restaurant is the place to go because manager Eddie Ma is always thinking of ways to make things new, something commendable for a restaurant that has been around for…

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