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Archive for October, 2013

Chinese Delights Fit for Royalty

Two large lions flank the entrance to Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant, its name emblazoned on the wall in gold. It’s a sign for things to come once you step inside and discover that the ambiance is every bit as regal and indulgent as the flavors of its authentic Hong Kong-style dishes. The restaurant has been…

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October 27, 2013

Here Comes a Burst of Fusion Flavors

Combining European fare and Asian flair, Kit n Kitchen has been known for its well-balanced fusion of flavors since opening on University Avenue 13 years ago. The restaurant has become so popular that it recently opened a second location in Pearl City, near Walmart. One of the restaurant’s most popular dishes is the Seared Scallop…

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October 27, 2013

Taste What All the Buzz is About

Duck in from the bustle of Honolulu and tuck into French and Mediterranean flavors at Brasserie Du Vin, even if you only have a half hour. While the bistro’s menu is wine-friendly, a glass is not necessary come lunch time. Executive chef Marco Elder’s dishes provide ample comfort and enjoyment. Having started cooking at 4…

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October 27, 2013

Reel in Flavor, Fun at Crab Bucket

With a family-friendly atmosphere, excellent customer service and enthralling interactive dining experiences served daily, Crab Bucket is quickly becoming the go-to spot for succulent seafood and Southern-style cuisine. The former owners of Kickin’ Kajun have reintroduced the popular seafood dining adventure featuring fresh shellfish, vegetables and zesty seasonings prepared in a large pot. The aptly…

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October 27, 2013

Champions Debuts Winning Breakfast, Lunch Items

At Champions Sports Bar & Grill, sports fans and food enthusiasts alike can be found getting their fill of a memorable dining experience. Complete with 14 large televisions and six smaller screens at individual tables, the Keeaumoku Street restaurant is often packed on game day with hungry patrons rooting for their teams while nibbling on…

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October 27, 2013

Cajun King

By Serena Valdez A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: COMBO NO. 2 ($55) Cajun King may be one of the newer restaurants on the island, opening its doors in June, but the eatery does not disappoint in the quality and taste of the seafood it serves. Located at the Waimalu Shopping Center, Cajun…

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Having a Nice Day

It’s busy at Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant with all the hustle and bustle of wait staff, and the lively chatter of customers. And that’s just the way it should be. It’s a testament to the food and the people who cook and serve it. But there’s another factor at work here: They really are…

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October 27, 2013

Wolfgang’s Beguiles the Inner Carnivore

So, I have a confession to make. I don’t normally eat meat, but during a recent visit to Wolfgang’s Steakhouse in Waikiki, I just couldn’t resist. First off, the restaurant’s No. 1 appetizer, the Sizzling Canadian Bacon, extra thick, by the slice ($4.95) was simply amazing. Cut a quarter-inch thick, it’s cooked at 1,600 degrees…

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October 27, 2013

Perfect Treats for all Hallows’ Eve

Family-run business Larry’s Bakery has been known to generations of locals as the go-to spot for excellent baked goods fitting for any special occasion. This year, Halloween is no exception. The staff at Larry’s Bakery knows that Halloween wouldn’t be complete without a few scary treats to top it all off. Pumpkin Butter Mochi ($2…

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October 27, 2013

Comfort ‘Meats’ Flavor at Asahi

Perhaps the most surprising thing about Asahi Grill is that it’s not as old as you think. For whatever reason, Asahi is the sort of restaurant that just seems to have been around forever, even though it served its first plate just six years ago. Maybe it’s the timeless combination of local and Asian flavors…

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