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Archive for May, 2013

Grab a Slice of Boston’s Greatness

After 19 years, Boston’s North End Pizza Bakery continues to serve as Hawaii’s original home of the 19-inch, three-pound pizza in the heart of Kailua. President Mike Bianchi built the pizzeria two decades ago on the “three pillars” of quality, quantity and price, and the same values serve as the foundation of the business today….

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Chinese Specials Fit for Kings

Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant offers regal flavors without the royal price tag. Now through the month of June, two specials not offered on the menu are 50 percent off with the purchase of any other two entrees. Tee Par Duck ($21 with the promotion, $42 regular price) must be ordered at least one day in…

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May 26, 2013

Bringing Authentic Indian Cuisine to the Islands

While diners might not necessarily associate Waikiki with quality Indian food, that’s exactly what Monsoon India, located in the Discovery Bay building, serves up. “Not too many people on this island know about Indian food,” says owner and chef Imran Khan. “Indian food is something very new here,” he says. “But the trend is changing…

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May 26, 2013

Brasserie Du Vin

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: PAN ROASTED JIDORI CHICKEN BREAST ($19,ON DINNER MENU) The charming cafes of France collide with paradise at Brasserie Du Vin. With a full indoor bar and seating area, in addition to a quaint outdoor patio, this Bethel Street establishment boasts a plethora of French-inspired fare, including Pan…

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May 26, 2013

The Choice is Yours: Chopsticks or Fork

One of the best things about Hong Kong is the food, so when I heard Anytime Cafe owner Ken Wong speaking Cantonese, I had to ask if they are a Hong Kong-style restaurant. He said yes, and I immediately became excited. But the restaurant offers more than just Hong Kong-style cuisine. There also are burgers,…

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May 26, 2013

You Can’t Beat Ho Ho’s New Buffet Items

In the world of good eats, sometimes you really can have it all. Such is the case at Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine in Kapolei, where your dining experience will not only be filled with tasty, satisfying dishes, but it will barely make a dent in your wallet. What could be better? The buffet-style eatery brings…

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May 26, 2013

More at Max’s

It’s best known as the home of world-famous Max’s Fried Chicken, but Max’s of Manila is quite accommodating when it comes to meeting customer demands and expectations, and vegetarians are welcome. The dishes are cooked to order here, and several of them can be requested sans the meat (just ask your server), so you can…

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May 26, 2013

A Haven of Heavenly Starters

Who would think Shiro’s Saimin Haven would have appetizers? But, the fact they would have awesome homemade noodle dishes? Of course. Since 1969, the family-friendly eatery has dished out more than one million bowls of steaming broth and tender noodles, and with a massive menu of local favorites, the inclusion of pupus is obvious, but…

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May 26, 2013

Todai’s Take on the Sweetest Treats, Buffet Style

Locals know exactly where to head when that special occasion rolls around, especially if the number of guests is plentiful. Good thing Todai in Waikiki, which opened in 1999, seats more than 400 people and has a vast selection of food to choose from. And we’re not talking just any food. Todai has crab legs,…

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A Village Run on Big Flavors

Tucked away in the heart of Chinatown is a place of solitude, where the palate becomes one with authentic Chinese cuisine beyond compare. Here, at Little Village Noodle House on Smith Street, patrons are welcome into a rustic, open atmosphere that is an escape from the bustling city life just outside the doors. The sound…

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