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Archive for July, 2015

July 26, 2015

Three courses of true Italian flavor

Experience a taste of Italy in the heart of Waikiki at Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar. Conveniently located on the first floor of Royal Hawaiian Center, Il Lupino has become a favorite for visitors and locals seeking authentic Italian cuisine. Created by famed restaurateur Wolfgang Zwiener and his son Peter Zwiener, the restaurant was…

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July 26, 2015

Putting a creative twist on local favorites

There are many reasons to venture to Aiea’s Newtown Golf Driving Range, and some would say that hitting a few golf balls actually is second to the food at Newtown Drive Inn. “The golfers eat some, but most of our business comes from workers and residents around this area,” notes chef and owner Reid Matsumura….

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Vegetarians luck out with fresh fare

Canton Seafood Restaurant is no stranger to vegetarian fare, and proudly makes it a point to provide a wide range of options for its clientele. “There are plenty of vegetarian choices here,” says manager He Gong. “Our vegetables are always fresh — never frozen — and no MSG is ever used either.” That assurance of…

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July 26, 2015

The Palace Makes for a Luxurious Summer Day

School’s out for summer, and Hawaii’s temperatures really are heating up, sending many Oahu families scampering for cooler climates. Day trips spent at Ice Palace swooshing around the rink with friends work up an appetite, and with all that exercise, one can literally two-step next door to Royal Palace Chinese Restaurant, where a feast fit…

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Hung Won Seafood Restaurant

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: HuNan Style Lamb ($12.95) If you’re ever driving down Waialae Avenue, cruise on down just past 8th Avenue, where you’ll find delectable dishes sure to rattle your taste buds. Hung Won Seafood Restaurant offers a colossal menu fit for anyone hankering for the best in Chinese cuisine….

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July 26, 2015

GRYLT expands with new locale

GRYLT’s healthy and delicious food was in such high demand that the local string of eateries had to open another location in Kailua. The venue, which opened in April, is GRYLT’s fourth and has been getting a warm welcome from its new neighborhood. “A lot of customers would ask us when we were going to…

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Jolly-Good Fish and Chips

Cheerio, Ono readers! In the past few days, we’ve had a full-blown British invasion here at Dining Out. One of the greatest comfort foods of all time has made its way across the pond and into our tummies, and as Austin Powers would put it, it’s groovy baby, yeah! That’s right, mates, the British are…

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July 26, 2015

Soothe Your ‘Seoul’

It’s time to fire up the grill — the yakiniku grill, that is — for a meat-filled dining adventure you won’t soon forget. Known as one of Hawaii’s premier places to barbecue Korean cuisine to perfection, Seoul Garden Yakiniku turns up the heat by offering the right combination of price, quality and location to its…

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July 26, 2015

Healthy, Tasty Choices Abound at zpizza

With a host of gluten-free and vegetarian pizzas gracing its extensive menu, zpizza continues to embody the mantra coined by founder Sid Fanarof: “The best-tasting food starts with ingredients that are naturally better for you.” Following a concept devised nearly 30 years ago in Laguna Beach, Calif., zpizza serves up mouthwatering cuisine that’s flavorful, but…

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July 26, 2015

A Colorful Take on Korean Cuisine

When Theresa Choi decided to change career paths, the former business executive in Korea made a bold foray into the Honolulu restaurant scene. Choi introduced Red Stand to diners June 1 and takes pride in serving up “simple, easy” menu items that are fresh and flavorful with local tastes in mind. Red Stand held its…

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