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Archive for September, 2014

September 28, 2014

Seoul Garden unveils buffet trifecta

Whoever said “less is more” probably has never tried Korean-style yakiniku before — certainly not at Seoul Garden Yakiniku, where copious amounts of beef, pork and chicken, seasoned to perfection, grill all day long. So, it comes as no surprise that diners are thrilled, as the restaurant’s owner Yun Hee Im added three new yakiniku…

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September 28, 2014

Getting fresh in Waikiki

Growing up, whenever I — or either of my sisters — would “sass” my Nana, she’d promptly remind us just how little leniency she has for Southern ladies who don’t mind their manners. I seem to recall her exact words being something along the lines of, “Now Andrea Elizabeth Miller (the name reserved exclusively for…

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September 28, 2014

Nabeya Maido

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: OMAKASE PLATTER ($18.90) To celebrate fall’s arrival, warm up to Nabeya Maido in Market City Shopping Center. The restaurant, which opened in April, is renowned for its Japanese-style nabe. The method is simple: patrons choose their preferred soup base, then select from a range of assorted…

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September 28, 2014

Wailana gets fresh, new look

Last Friday marked the highly anticipated re-opening of Wailana Coffee House. This Waikiki eatery’s interior space underwent a major renovation for nearly three weeks. In addition to new carpeting and countertops, the restaurant’s new inventory of kitchen appliances are sure to significantly assist in preparing a wide array of local, comfort food. “Having been in…

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September 28, 2014

Raging seafood that’s quite a catch

If I could, I would eat crab every day. There’s just no other food that compares (except for maybe lobster) to that sweet, tender and juicy meat. My favorite part is to break open the pinchers, and then dip the meat in garlic butter sauce. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Since 2012,…

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September 28, 2014

Introducing new dinner favorites

Since 1974, Eggs ‘n Things has been synonymous with mouthwatering breakfasts here in the Islands. Currently home to two locations in Waikiki and one at Ala Moana Center on Piikoi Street, the mainstay is known for its blissful array of pancakes, crepes, loco mocos and yes, even eggs! In addition to satisfying breakfast cravings all…

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September 28, 2014

A dinner menu that’s happily ever after

Let’s start with dessert first this time, because it’s hard to ignore a purple pancake. YogurStory’s Ube Pancakes ($12) are uber purple. They are so eye-poppingly purple they deserve to be marveled at. Violet syrup enriched with ube (a Filipino yam) and coconut milk enrobes the fluffy cakes and forms bright pools. You’ll want to…

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September 28, 2014

Chinese Cuisine Gets Fancy

In 2006, husband-and-wife team Linda and Larry Chan opened the doors to The Mandalay in the heart of downtown Honolulu. Years prior, the couple owned Eastern Garden, and with decades of experience in the restaurant industry, they saw promise in the Alakea Street locale. Following a $1 million renovation, The Mandalay was open for business….

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Krazy for Kale

Living the good life sometimes comes back to haunt you. Darn! Recently, my visits to the gym have been nonexistent; instead, a few relaxing swimming sessions in my pool every week have sufficed. I spend my evenings in bed watching movies on LMN (Lifetime Movie Network) and relishing scoops of rocky road ice cream decked…

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September 28, 2014

The Ultimate Dining Adventure at Tony Roma’s

While its signature cuisine includes unforgettable ribs, steaks and seafood, Tony Roma’s also strives to provide stellar service and a fun atmosphere, which all combine to elevate the dining experience. For more than three decades, Tony Roma’s has served multiple generations of Hawaii’s families in its comfortable, casual setting. The restaurant features locations in Waikiki…

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