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Archive for September, 2013

September 29, 2013

Tracking Kissaten’s Good Eats

Kissaten Coffee Bar is one of those places that has been popular and delicious since it opened in 2010. In that time period, the stylish 24-hour dining establishment has actually gained more and more attention for its flavorful and fresh twist on American comfort foods. And regulars who can’t get enough of Kissaten’s eats can…

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September 29, 2013

A Square Meal

While tackling demanding tasks at the office or at home, pausing to enjoy a midday meal can often-times seem like a luxury that time cannot afford you. But that doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, it shouldn’t be. Studies show that skipping meals during the day and making up for it at dinner…

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September 29, 2013

Finding Comfort in New Mui Kwai

One of the best feelings a restaurant can give you is a sense of hominess from the moment you walk through its door. Whether it’s the enticing aroma of freshly made eats that draws you in, or a friendly atmosphere created by both staffers and regulars, a cozy eatery can certainly put the “comfort” into…

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September 29, 2013

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

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 gets the inside scoop from L&L Hawaiian Barbecue owner and…

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September 29, 2013

Soar to Sweet Heights at New Eagle

It’s been nearly a year since Tae Im took ownership of New Eagle CafĂ©. Since then, he’s made every effort to ensure that all main entrees, breakfast items and desserts are infused with that classic comfort food taste. One dessert Im has added to the menu since the cafe opened last November, is Banana Cream…

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September 29, 2013

Desserts That Take the Cake

You should never have to justify indulging in sweets. Sugar makes everything better, after all. It’s the proverbial cherry on top when whatever confection you’re eating is just as appealing to look at. At Fendu Boulangerie, located in the Manoa Marketplace, you not only get all those things, but the bakery ensures that you treat…

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September 29, 2013

Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: “SPARE RIBS with LI HING MUI SAUCE” ($7.95 ALA CARTE ) “Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine is a place of happiness.” That is how general manager Armando Bauzon, describes his restaurant and explains its handle. “It’s a place of laughter and jolliness.” Indeed, Kapolei’s Cantonese-style eatery — with…

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September 29, 2013

Du Vin Dishes Out Creative Burgers

Since opening its doors nearly seven years ago, Brasserie Du Vin has become known as a fun, rustic eatery offering French countryside-inspired cuisine and a great selection of wines. They also, however, make a great hamburger prepared with ground ribeye, which is made in-house. So, last month, the restaurant started offering a burger of the…

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September 29, 2013

It’s a Toss Up

The delight of dining Japanese-style is in the details — and at Japanese Restaurant Aki, the presentation of the food is (to borrow a favorite adjective from my esteemed editor) exquisite. Attention to detail is a given here, as each dish is like a work of art. But no matter how well it’s presented, if…

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September 29, 2013

A Remarkable Dining Experience Awaits at The Mandalay

Nestled in the heart of downtown Honolulu, The Mandalay serves as an oasis, where customers can escape the hustle and bustle of the surrounding metropolis and enjoy fine Asian cuisine, including everything from Cantonese-inspired dishes to Hong Kong-style dim sum. The spacious Alakea Street restaurant features two floors of dining pleasure, including a main room…

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