Sign up for news and special offers from Dining Out

Archive for August, 2014

August 31, 2014

Nourishing the soul with nabe

In Japanese culture, partaking in the hot pot style of cooking known as nabe is like carving out a bit of one’s day to spend with family and friends while sharing in a single nourishing pot of warmth — the kind of warmth that not only comes from savory broths simmering away, but also from…

Continue »
August 31, 2014

Menu variety still rules at Sekiya’s

Sekiya’s Restaurant and Delicatessen has been serving up local-style Japanese eats since it opened in 1935. And for the families of many of those original customers, Sekiya’s is still a family favorite. “We’ve got people who have come in for four or five generations,” explains David Morihara, whose grandparents founded the restaurant and who is…

Continue »
August 31, 2014

Kicking off football season in a ‘Big’ way

With kids back in school and summer vacation but a mere memory, the start to another glorious football season is right around the corner. To prepare for the impending festivities, local favorite Big City Diner invites all to enjoy the game with some of the tastiest grinds on Oahu. “Around this time of year, we…

Continue »
August 31, 2014

Where bon appetit means wining, dining

Pairing great food with the right wine takes skill and talent, resulting in a harmonious culinary masterpiece. At Brasserie Du Vin in Downtown Honolulu, the food not only tastes good, it’s created with wine in mind. “What we do special here is we make the food and the wine go together,” says general manager David…

Continue »
August 31, 2014

JJ Bistro & French Pastry

JJ Bistro & French Pastry first opened its doors in 1995 in Aiea, and then four years later relocated to its current home in Kaimuki. Throughout the years, the establishment has developed a devout following thanks to owner and chef JJ Luangkhot, who has established himself in the restaurant industry with his decadent desserts and…

Continue »
August 31, 2014

Flavors that are ready to mingle

There are no mixed messages here. Asian Mix is the destination for high quality Asian fare that’s ready in a jiff. Its owner, the ever cheerful and amiable Daniel Leung, shares three of his customers’ favorites. Though the eatery is host to a variety of dishes, Roast Duck Hong Kong Style ($12, half) is a…

Continue »
August 31, 2014

Semantics snafu

When I first moved to Hawaii back in 2006, I wasn’t too hip with the local lingo (I still have nightmares of confusing the Hawaiian saying for brother with female underwear, ya’ll). I’m also painfully clear in my recollection of the very first time I was invited via email to go with some new friends…

Continue »
August 31, 2014

Autumn Evenings of Eternal Bliss

With summer’s heat dwindling and the beckoning of fall upon us, The Kahala Hotel and Resort celebrates with enchanting culinary soirees starting in September. This five-star, award-winning resort invites guests to delve into the lap of luxury with its plush amenities, world-class views and premier customer service. For the ultimate dining enthusiast, The Kahala Hotel…

Continue »
August 31, 2014 ,

It’s Always Better with Peanut Butter

Good old-fashioned peanut butter sandwiches were my saving grace during my awkward phases in elementary, middle school and high school years. They even got me through four years of college, when bouts of hunger and laziness would get the best of me. Although my college days are long gone, my obsession with peanut butter is…

Continue »
August 31, 2014

A ‘Story’ Worth Telling

While it is no longer a yogurt bar as the original owners had intended, YogurStory has turned the page with brunch, lunch, dinner and pupu selections that are quickly becoming known for their hearty portions and alluring flavors. Situated conveniently on Keeaumoku Street amid one of Honolulu’s bustling culinary hotbeds, the restaurant offers a bright…

Continue »