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Archive for June, 2015

June 28, 2015

Say ‘happy birthday’ with chocolate, berries

Among the seemingly endless ways to indulge in the sweeter things in life, there is no other place that makes cake work like Cake Works. The bakery, located across the street from Hawaiian Humane Society, offers a multitude of sweet-tooth satisfying desserts including custom cakes — whether for a wedding, birthday, graduation or anniversary —…

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June 28, 2015

High-quality food with a tip-top view

With a name like Sarento’s At The Top of the “I,” located at the Ilikai Hotel, you go in there expecting a good view. But nothing really can prepare you for the breathtaking panorama overlooking the ocean on one side, and into the mountains on the other. So, what better setting to indulge in dishes…

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You’ll Want to be Served at this ‘Court’

In this day and age, hearing that one is being “taken to court” is a declaration normally met with an ominous sense of doom, elevated blood pressure and sheer panic. But when Dining Out got the call informing us of our own upcoming day at court — Prince Court, that is — we couldn’t have…

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June 28, 2015

Restaurant brings bite of ‘Big Apple’ back to the Islands

After preparing a meal at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City last week, Japengo chef de cuisine Jon Matsubara is poised to “wow” local diners with a similar menu crafted to portray the unique flavors of the Islands. Like a finely tuned orchestra, the “Japengo at The James Beard” menu produces a…

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June 28, 2015

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Beef Carpaccio ($21) This week, elegance meets versatility in Restaurant Row and Waikiki Beach. Ruth’s Chris Steak House welcomes its diners to an exquisite ambiance where fine dining is seen from corner to corner. Customers anticipating a worthwhile meal won’t be disappointed with its top-notch courses. Already…

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The lighter side of Chinese food

In the kitchen of Little Village Noodle House, it has been proven that simplicity is best. With each bite of fresh, clean-flavored food, comes a minimal list of ingredients used and steps for preparation taken — as it should be. The restaurant’s choice to avoid cooking complexities is not a reflection on its dedication to…

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June 28, 2015

Enjoying plate lunch for less than a dollar

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue is again offering its 76-cent plate lunch promotion June 30 from 10 a.m. to noon at its Keeaumoku location (inside Walmart). This is L&L’s 10th year doing this, which is a way for them to give back to the community, as all of the proceeds from this event will be donated to…

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June 28, 2015

Decadent fare for the sweet and the savory

Located on Keeaumoku street in a bustling parking lot is the famous YogurStory, one of Hawaii’s favorite brunch spots. Whether you’re just starting your day or taking a break from shopping at nearby Ala Moana Center, make sure you visit this eatery on an empty stomach, because you definitely will leave stuffed and ready for…

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June 28, 2015

Color Your World with McCully’s Exotic Flavors

Getting a passport to explore the world may seem like a farfetched dream to many, but in reality, it can be as easy as visiting McCully Shopping Center. On a daily basis, the outdoor commercial structure allows guests to take their taste buds on a flavorful excursion to mingle with the cuisines of Japan, Thailand,…

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June 28, 2015

Fresco Celebrates Anniversary with Special Summer Menu

Like the 100-plus selections of wine available in its vast collection, Fresco Italian Restaurant has consistently strived to improve with age. The restaurant celebrates its third anniversary in style as diners are invited to enjoy a special summer-themed menu that showcases Fresco’s diverse menu and incorporates fresh, local flavors with traditional Italian cuisine. Perched atop…

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