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Archive for May, 2014

Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant

Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant has made its presence known to the vast majority of Oahu’s dining enthusiasts. Located in the heart of Chinatown on North King Street, the restaurant has earned a reputation for serving up some of the cheapest, but tastiest dim sum in town, in addition to a seemingly endless variety of genuine…

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May 25, 2014

Say ‘Bon Appetit!’ to fresh Italian fare

With a name that says it all, Fresco Italian Restaurant’s concept is easy to grasp with one quick glance of the menu. “We try to be as fresh as can be, using locally sourced ingredients and produce whenever possible,” says executive chef Rodhel Ibay. “While our execution is still very traditional Italian, we do so…

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Lounging around with late-night sushi

The friendliest — and tastiest — teppanyaki spot in town, better known as Kobe Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, thrills customers night after night as highly skilled chefs put an enticing Japanese twist on the best in fresh meat and seafood while grilling away on flat-tops placed at each table. To complement the excitement of the…

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May 25, 2014

Sunday mornings just got brighter

Defy the laws of space and time, and travel to France without having to purchase a plane ticket. Nestled in the middle of downtown, directly across from Hawaii Theatre, Brasserie Du Vin offers a luxuriously Parisian-inspired atmosphere, with palate-pleasing dishes to match. Indulge in some weekend fine dining that won’t break your budget with Du…

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May 25, 2014

GRYLT to perfection

GRYLT owner Allen Farinas stands behind the restaurant’s philosophy of “Good food that is good for you.” GRYLT has three locations: one in Ala Moana Center, another in Kahala Mall and its initial establishment in Manoa Marketplace. According to Farinas, the eatery combines the best of both worlds when it comes to dining. The walk-through…

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May 25, 2014

Million spices things up with fresh faves

Even after 26 years in business, Million Restaurant, the popular Korean yakiniku establishment, is still figuring out ways to freshen up its menu. Last week, the Sheridan Street eatery introduced three new dishes that are promising. Best known for its hotpot dishes, Million has now added Butterfish Soup ($19.95) to the mix. The sizzling bowl…

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Hung Won Seafood Restaurant

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: HONG KONG-STYLE ROAST DUCK ($24 FOR WHOLE, $12 FOR HALF) Hung Won Seafood Restaurant is one of the newest eateries to pop up in Kaimuki. With a drive to succeed and prosper in the industry, co-owner Kevin Li sat down with Dining Out to rave about…

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Young grasshopper gourmet

Long before Donald Trump (and his hair) began deciding who was fired and not fired on national television, the concept of The Apprentice was much more than a reality show — it was a way of life. Countless examples throughout history exist of this unique, symbiotic system of learning. When America was settled, the tradesmen…

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May 25, 2014

Asahi debuts new dishes for patrons

If you’re craving local home-style comfort food, but don’t have the time or energy to cook it yourself, Asahi Grill on Ward Avenue is the place to go. The locally owned and operated ohana-style restaurant is casual and family-friendly. Known for its mix of local and Japanese fare, the menu is constantly expanding, giving customers…

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May 25, 2014

Setting the stage for edible art

Situated in Honolulu Design Center, Stage Restaurant showcases contemporary Asian-American cuisine that is as much an eyeful as it is a mouthful. While seats by the window offer a view of bustling Kapiolani boulevard below, consider choosing one that faces into the eatery. The eclectic mix of trendy high-end furnishings, including sculptural lamps and cherry…

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