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Archive for March, 2015

March 29, 2015

A shop that bottles ‘liquid gold’ EVOO

Here’s a confession: My go-to move on nights when I don’t want to make dinner is to get some French bread and goat cheese, and generously dip the pairing into a mixture of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. It’s delicious. And, my takeaway from my conversation with Kevin Aboud, sales and brand manager of Island…

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March 29, 2015

Fendu Boulangerie

In the heart of Manoa Valley, Fendu Boulangerie is a neighborhood bakery that’s become a gathering place for those craving everything from European-style confections, including pastries, oven-baked pizzas, sandwiches and soups. The bake shop opened its doors for business in 2009, and today, humble owner and baker Niel Koep continues to put smiles on patrons’…

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March 29, 2015

Genki Sushi

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Spicy Tempura Roll ($5) Claiming the top tier of kaiten-style sushi establishments, Genki Sushi continues to send the freshest and most tasty fare around the conveyor belt. The local eatery presents affordable options and efficient service, and patrons are given the freedom to create their entire meal,…

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March 29, 2015

The beauty of Japanese cuisine

With a combination of outdoor seating and chic interior, including a large bar, Sakura Terrace Japanese Cafe offers patrons the best of both worlds, casual pau hana haunt and special date night destination. So grab a drink — from sweet and savory cocktails to sake samplers — and take a look at the enticing menu….

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March 29, 2015

A pizza pie, that’s amore

For nearly two decades, Kaimuki’s Boston Pizza has been luring customers in with its hand-stretched, traditional Italian-American-style pizza. “Our whole focus is on the product,” says owner Shawn Rubert, noting that the landmark Kaimuki eatery celebrates 20 years next year. “We make sure we have the original dough, and the dough is one of the…

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March 29, 2015

Makino Chaya serves up endless possibilities

With a bountiful buffet buoyed by a slew of local favorites and surf-and-turf selections, Makino Chaya truly offers a must-try dining experience for the entire family. And, with important holidays, including Easter and Mother’s Day approaching, as well as graduation season right around the corner, Makino Chaya serves as the go-to locale to satisfy any…

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Chinese Flavors Draw Universal Appeal

Situated on the lower level of Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort and Spa is a hidden gem, boasting extravagant Hong Kong-style fare. Seafood Village Chinese Cuisine is an entity all its own, beckoning patrons from near and far, including many noteworthy guests, whose photos line the entrance walls. Kamaaina also count on Seafood Village for their…

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Eat Cheesecake, and Swoon!

Few things tempt me more than a luscious slice of heaven: cheese-cake. Hands down, this sinful dessert always sends surges of goodness to my palate. The crust must be of perfect consistency, texture and taste (crumbly, but still intact), and the interior should be dense and cool, boasting an assertive flavor. Although varieties of cheesecake…

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March 29, 2015

A ‘Rib-licious’ Haven for Carnivores

For more than three decades, Tony Roma’s has served multiple generations of Hawaii’s families in its comfortable, casual setting, while serving up signature cuisine, including unforgettable ribs, steaks and seafood. Tony Roma’s also strives to provide stellar service and a fun atmosphere, which along with the popular cuisine, elevate the dining experience. The restaurant, with…

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March 29, 2015

What’s Hot About Sizzling Sisig

Fried chicken is a staple for many fast-food establishments. Often featured as an element of tacos, burgers sandwiches and more, fried chicken is an American staple. And Max’s of Manila, a world-famous Filipino restaurant, wants you to experience fried chicken like you never have before. And yes, Max’s spectacular chicken recipe is a secret —…

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