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Archive for January, 2014

January 26, 2014

Wailana Coffee House

Anytime is the right time when it comes to eating good food at good prices. And at Wailana Coffee House, a local favorite open 24 hours, you can always find just what you are looking for. Want breakfast at night? Wailana has it! Feeling like a burger at the break of dawn? No problem! Try…

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January 26, 2014

Hokulani Treats to Woo Your Sweetheart

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. Not because I expect it to be saturated with any romantic moments, but because it begs to be celebrated with decadent sweets. As we head into the second month of the new year, I think it’s time to let go of the resolutions and the delusion of…

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January 26, 2014

Parisian Treats, Island Inspired

JJ’s Bistro & French Pastry in Kaimuki has been providing its customers with amazing French-inspired pastries for 15 years, and executive pastry chef and owner JJ Luangkhot says that the more than 40 pastries available for purchase are the “all-star” team of desserts. “They are the most popular pastries,” he adds. “We don’t follow what’s…

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January 26, 2014

Living the Sweet Life at Cake Works

Cake Works is getting in the spirit of Valentine’s Day and has whipped up a number of sweet treats just for the occasion. Its cake of the month for February is Raspberry Decadence ($24), a rich chocolate cake layered with raspberry jam and chocolate ganache, and topped with a shiny ganache and raspberries. During February,…

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January 26, 2014

No Mix Ups Here, Just Good Eats

It’s no secret to owners in the restaurant industry that surviving the first year of business can be tough. Even with a delicious menu of eats to share with patrons, a world of variables will need fine tuning for any eatery to catch on. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Daniel…

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January 26, 2014

Local Culinary Delights Packed with Asian Flair

The fish labeled “fresh” on the menu at Kahala Hotel & Resort’s Plumeria Beach House is “the freshest you can get,” says executive chef Wayne Hirabayashi. But you don’t have to take his word for it; a restaurant situated within view of the ocean is no better indicator of freshness. The best of the land…

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January 26, 2014

Little Village Noodle House

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: JAI ($12.95) Delve into the exotic flavors of China at Little Village Noodle House on Smith Street, where the award-winning array of cuisine is welcomed by locals and tourists alike. Food enthusiasts from across the island flock to this rustic restaurant, in business for more than a…

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January 26, 2014

Morton’s Prevails Over Land and Sea

Since its 2001 opening, Morton’s The Steakhouse has maintained its reputation as one of the state’s best steakhouses — if not one of the best restaurants. In fact, when asked for his 15 second elevator pitch to describe what makes this Ala Moana Center restaurant special, general manager Zyron Schoniwitz answered in an instant. “It’s…

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January 26, 2014

Smile and Say ‘Cheese!’ in Italian

At the end of a long work day — or work week for that matter — nothing is more delightful than a glass of wine and a great meal. Enter Formaggio Wine Bar, an eatery generating quite the buzz (and not just from the feel-good grape juice) among locals looking for casual fine dining, and…

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January 26, 2014

Kobe Keeps the Pupus and Sushi Coming

Kobe Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar is famous for its Teppanyaki cuisine, as well as those sizzling culinary performances by a teppan chef at your table. But for those looking for a place to just hang out and relax with some “lite bites” and drinks, Kobe also has a nice lounge with two large…

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