Sign up for news and special offers from Dining Out

Archive for March, 2014

March 30, 2014

Not Your Average Sushi Spot

Whether the bells at school are ringing, the workday is finally pau, or a surf session is coming to an end, kamaaina turn to Genki Sushi when in need of an easy, affordable spot to find a quality meal. What started as a string of eateries in Japan more than 20 years ago has since…

Continue »
March 30, 2014

Go Big or Go Home at BCD

There is one mantra I earnestly try to live by when dining out: “Go big, or go home.” To attempt to enjoy a meal any other way would just be restrictive. It’s a relief then, to stop by Big City Diner, whose name brings to mind images of “big” dishes that embody the restaurant’s name….

Continue »
March 30, 2014

Gourmet Cuisine Arises at 3660

Since 1992, 3660 On The Rise has been treating customers to its creative Pacific Rim cuisine. “We present familiar flavors utilizing classic French techniques,” explains chef de cuisine Lydell Leong. For 3660, a crucial aspect of creating those familiar flavors is to integrate local products. “These products are so readily available,” Leong says. “We like…

Continue »
March 30, 2014

Fill Up on Local, Quality Ingredients

GRYLT is way more than just another eatery glorified for its steak plate. Here at this local hot spot, the combination of locally-sourced, organic and hormone-free ingredients turn simple favorites into mouth-watering meals. Even your vegan friends will be happy. GRYLT features a make-it-yourself menu that provides any number of combinations. Chose a vegetable option,…

Continue »

Order’s Up in this House!

Way back in 1974, with just one suitcase in hand, $100 to their names and a determined dream, a young couple journeyed from China to Honolulu — and what was born from that humble beginning has grown into a now healthy and thriving Oahu eatery. After diligently saving for 10 years, Kenneth and Jennifer Chan…

Continue »
March 30, 2014

Aloha in Every Bite

While eateries have made a habit of infusing local flavors and ingredients with traditional cuisine, the culinary team at Aloha Crepes has continued to roll out an array of innovative menu creations that take the concept of fusion to the next level. Aloha Crepes was introduced to the local market five years ago, when owner…

Continue »
March 30, 2014

Hokulani Bake Shop

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: PASSION AND GUAVA MARBLE WITH ORANGE CREAM CHEESE CUPCAKE ($3.50) Partake in the sweeter things in life at Hokulani Bake Shop, a leader in the island’s confectionary scene even before its win during the Food Network’s “Screamfest” episode of Cupcake Wars. Home to an assortment of avant-garde…

Continue »
March 30, 2014

Sandwich Fillings Find a Golden ‘Layer’

Buttery, flaky croissants that crunch when you bite them then yield to rich, soft chewiness are the best, n’est-ce pas? Just the thought of the French bakery staple is enough to send taste buds floating down the River Seine. Luckily, you don’t have to travel far for a bite of golden goodness. Ala Moana’s Patisserie…

Continue »
March 30, 2014

Makino Chaya

As if Makino Chaya’s all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner buffets, complete with everything from king crab legs to teppanyaki-style steak, were not deals in and of themselves, the eatery now features a special happy hour menu available every Monday-Friday from 5 to 6 p.m. Priced at $19.98 per person, the happy hour menu features an array…

Continue »
March 30, 2014

YogurStory in the Making

It’s always a good sign when another restaurateur frequents your restaurant. Sean Saiki, who owns several local businesses including Tsunami’s on South King Street, Blazin’ Steaks in Windward Mall and Raging Crab, was a longtime regular at YogurStory on Keeaumoku Street. So when he heard the owner was thinking of selling the popular eatery, he…

Continue »