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Archive for December, 2014

December 28, 2014

No place like House

To celebrate an anniversary, birthday, or any other special affair, Ocean House is a restaurant with a view as grandiose as the occasion. Kissing the Waikiki shoreline, the restaurant, located in Outrigger Reef on the Beach Hotel, serves up fantastic fare with a full ocean view. “This is the best place to eat and see…

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December 28, 2014

A Fresh Beginning to 2015

As one of downtown Honolulu’s culinary crown jewels, The Mandalay serves as an oasis where customers can escape the hustle and bustle of the surrounding metropolis and enjoy fine Asian cuisine, including everything from Cantonese-inspired dishes to delectable dim sum. With two floors of dining space, the Alakea Street restaurant is adept to host all…

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December 28, 2014

A new year means new and improved dishes

For many of us, each new year symbolizes the chance to start anew in one form or another. On a recent visit to Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Ali Carte discovered that the same mentality holds true within the restaurant industry, as the eatery is preparing to turn over a new leaf in 2015, complete with a…

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December 28, 2014

Kenny’s Restaurant

A Closer Look at This Week’s House Special Taco Salad, an established and permanent dish on the menu ($11.99) Locals light up upon hearing the nostalgic name of local favorite Kenny’s Restaurant. Although it’s been 47 years since it opened in Kalihi’s Kamehameha Shopping Center, Kenny’s continues to provide quality food in a family-friendly atmosphere…

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December 28, 2014

Your last chance for holiday eats

According to Max’s of Manila Dillingham branch manager Elizabeth Joven, the restaurant really prides itself on being a family-friendly eatery. Because of such ethos, Max’s of Manila likes to create a special menu just for the holiday season. The restaurant also will be open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. “We always are here…

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December 28, 2014

Chinese dining gets personal

Though we’ve never met, Kevin Li immediately bids me a warm welcome as soon as I enter his Chinese eatery. And as I take a seat at one of the tables next to the window that’s filling the clean, spacious dining room with Kaimuki sunshine, he asks if he can get me something to drink….

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Not just one direction

If variety is the spice of life, then that explains why food from Fairwood Drive-Inn & Hi-Yip Cuisine is chock-full of vitality and flavor. Ever the picture of versatility, the Kaimuki eatery — previously known as Fairwood Drive Inn & Ramen Diner — has been attracting customers with its chameleon-like cuisine for years. And throughout…

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December 28, 2014

L&L takes the Islands by storm

Since its opening in 1995, Windward City Shopping Center’s L&L Hawaiian Barbecue in Kaneohe has become a generational favorite for many families in the neighborhood, much like it is at other L&L locations throughout the state. “I’ve watched a lot of kids grow up,” says owner Jennifer Cheung. “When they were small, they would come…

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December 28, 2014

A Waiter Works His Way to the Top

For Wolfgang Zwiener, his love affair with food is a committed one. Transforming and ever-growing, it stands strong, evolving and perpetuating with the times. Now a full-time New Yorker and legendary owner of Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, Zwiener, a German native, arrived in the Big Apple in 1960 — with possessions in hand and a completed three-year…

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December 28, 2014

A Fantasyland of Culinary Riches

Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki may be renowned for many things — having its own 27-hole golf course, for example — but one of the best is its unparalleled all-you-can-eat seafood buffet. The hotel offers a wide variety of restaurant offerings, including a lobby lounge, Japanese restaurant and poolside snack bar. Its third-story restaurant Prince Court…

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