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Archive for September, 2015

September 27, 2015

House Of Wong Restaurant

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Dungeness Crab, fried with pepper and spicy salt ($23.95 per pound) There’s a new restaurant in the neighborhood, and with it comes well-seasoned menus and experience. House of Wong Restaurant made its culinary debut on Kapahulu Avenue earlier this month, serving up the finest in authentic Chinese…

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September 27, 2015

All you need is ‘Love’

Nestled along bustling Smith Street in Chinatown, Ethiopian Love is a peaceful oasis amid the hubbub. Step inside this soothing enclave, and you are met with warm smiles and aromatic essences — both tell-tale signs of authentic Ethiopian culture and cuisine. Owner and partner Abe Samuel shares a small background on why quality and wholesomeness…

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September 27, 2015

Something Special

Asian Mix, Honolulu’s most convenient venue for fresh Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese and local flavors, is ready to soup up your dining routine with its weekly special. From now until Oct. 3, slurp away on Deep Fried Pork Chop with Noodles in Soup ($6.95), simmering with choy sum and crisp meat in a savory chicken-based broth….

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September 27, 2015

Pine After Pasta

When Romano’s Macaroni Grill first opened at Ala Moana Center in 2005, a unique and authentic brand of Italian food was introduced to Hawaii. Ten years later, regional corporate chef Nawai Kekoolani continues to strive to make his guests happy. “I really like having interactions with the guests and seeing their happy faces, especially when…

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September 27, 2015

Thai Lao makes itself at home

Thai Lao Restaurant’s second location has been making an impression on Pearl City natives, and the consensus is that the eatery — which serves a combination of Laotian, Thai and Vietnamese foods — is welcomed and here to stay. Having opened their double wooden doors in February of this year, co-owners Victor Chaleunxay and his…

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September 27, 2015

A Hankering For Hung Won

Since taking over well-established Hung Won Seafood Restaurant a year and a half ago, Kevin Li and his uncles Guan Qiang Ruan and Ju Wei Ruan have become an unstoppable force in Canton-style dining. Customers from Kailua to Pearl City will travel to the Kaimuki eatery just to try its signature roasted meats, while other…

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September 27, 2015

Life Of The Lunch Party

Sarento’s At the Top of the Ilikai is known for its panoramic, picturesque views of ocean and mountains, as well as its classic Italian cuisine. However, the restaurant offers its customers more than just an enjoyable dinner experience. According to special functions coordinator Adam Miller, Sarento’s lunch program is expanding. During midday meals, the venue…

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September 27, 2015

You can have your steak and eat it, too

When it comes to serving the mightiest of meats, Morton’s The Steakhouse proves itself second to none. Since opening at Ala Moana Center in 2001, the restaurant has given customers the highest quality to no exception. Morton’s proudly uses USDA prime steaks, ranging from ribeye to New York to filet mignon. The rich marbling, savory…

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September 27, 2015

Flock To Food

New Eagle Cafe has been a staple place to eat a mixture of comfort foods best known to Hawaii locals. It is in this simple establishment where one will find Stuffed Cabbage, Oxtail Soup and Kimchee Fried Rice all on the same menu. First opened in the ’50s, the restaurant moved to its present location…

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September 27, 2015

One In A Million

Million Restaurant has been treating customers to authentic Korean eats since 1989, created by five siblings and their mother. The family all had previously been in the restaurant industry and decided that they wanted to open their own joint. As manager Mike Lee — son of one of the founders — explains, his grandmother hails…

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