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Archive for May, 2015

May 31, 2015

Spreading the love with Korean classics, local favorites

Soonkil Chung celebrates 33 years of marriage to his wife, Chungae, in June, and proudly admits she’s an “awesome cook.” Well, last November Chungae opened Sadie’s BBQ Inn in Pearl City, giving everyone a chance to taste her amazing recipes. “She’s good at cooking everything, not just Korean food,” says Soonkil. “That’s one of the…

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May 31, 2015

Fresh strands of udon, any way you’d like them

Aday of shopping surely can work up an appetite, and Iyo Udon at Ala Moana Center knows exactly what will hit the spot. Authentically Japanese, this cafeteriastyle eatery runs on the philosophy of speedy service without cutting corners. Upon entering the restaurant, Iyo Udon staffers welcome patrons with the traditional Japanese greeting “Irasshaimase!” Orders are…

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A ‘Golden’ plate of fresh delights

Although known for its Hong Kong inspired cuisine, Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant isn’t limited to serving one region of tastes. “We specialize in Hong Kong/Southern Chinese cuisine, but we also constantly experiment with new ideas and ingredients to offer new dishes to our customers,” says general manager Gary Lam. Deliciously proving the truth of this…

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May 31, 2015

Sarento’s at the Top of the “I”

An elevator whisks patrons straight to the top of Ilikai Hotel, where the window-lined restaurant Sarento’s at the Top of the “I” resides, showcasing stunning landscapes of Diamond Head and Waikiki. There, you can’t help but feel on top of the world, and if the view isn’t enough to wow you, the food certainly will….

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May 31, 2015

Steak house upholds ‘Hy’ standards

Things have remained consistant at Hy’s Steak House. For 38 years, the Waikiki eatery has been serving healthy portions of premier steak and seafood to generations of local and visiting customers. It’s that commitment to high standards that makes Hy’s an outstanding dining experience. What to chose is a matter of preference and familiarity. But…

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Climbing the ranks of fine dining

Just five years ago, David Lukela was working his way up the ranks in the science field. As a lab tech at Hawaii Center for AIDS, he spent his days doing medical research and soon was promoted to lab supervisor. But he yearned for something more and, on a whim, enrolled in culinary classes at…

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May 31, 2015

Plumeria’s Strong Current of Island Cuisine

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, The Kahala Hotel & Resort’s Plumeria Beach House is the epitome of tranquility and peace, lending stunning views of the ocean. The open-air restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, catering to the expansive palates of the hotel’s guests. “We like to cater to all guests by…

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May 31, 2015

Sweet deals, without the sugar

Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes the pressure to squeeze ourselves back into our swimsuits. Lucky for us, Kenny’s Restaurant, located in Kalihi’s Kamehameha Shopping Center, is helping us prepare for those sizzling summer days in delicious style. “In April, we streamlined our menu, lowering prices pretty much across the board…

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Hooked on Chilean Sea Bass

From fresh poke and world-class sushi to grilled mahi mahi, hamachi, onaga, you name it, we are no strangers to incredible fish here in the Islands. To all my fellow seafood lovers out there, I’m calling on you to join me in an exciting culinary challenge this week. Let’s get creative and forego our usual…

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May 31, 2015

The Menu That Never Stops Blossoming

Mirroring the ethereal cherry blossom it is named after, Sakura Terrace started out as a seedling within Honolulu’s restaurant scene in November 2011, firmly planting its roots on King Street with an intimate dining space serving a small menu of donburi items. Over the next three and a half years, the restaurant steadily grew with…

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