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Archive for October, 2015

October 25, 2015

Tropical Tribe

What once was a lunch wagon, now operates as a full-service shop serving the very best of sweet acai bowl specialties to locals and tourists alike. Named after native Brazilian tribes that first created the acai bowl, Tropical Tribe has been in business for three years now. Andre Alves de Moraes, owner and a native…

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October 25, 2015

Chinese cuisine that comes with a smile

With his first anniversary of as suming ownership of Royal Palace Chinese Restaurant right around the corner, Jin He Wu is giving customers something to celebrate: 10 percent off everything (except special menu items) until Nov. 15. Wu took over Royal Palace after it had been part of the Aiea community for more than two…

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October 25, 2015

Chef’s passion, limitless cuisine

Chef de Cuisine Lydell Leong is one of those creative geniuses that dispels anything close to pretentiousness, even as 3660 On The Rise off of Waialae has maintained a high-class reputation for fine dining. Chef Lydell describes Masago Arare Crusted Fillet of Scottish Salmon ($29.75) with passionate detail and vigorous hand gestures, riling up Dining…

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October 25, 2015

Celebrating A Decade Of Quality Dining

Located just across the street from Aiea’s popular Pearl-ridge Mall in West ridge Shopping Center, Makino Chaya has become a mainstay in the minds of local Oahu residents. Known for its bountiful buffet — an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of savory, sweet and sumptuous selections — the restaurant offers a huge selection of delicious dishes to choose…

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October 25, 2015

New Home, Old Faves

Known for its authentic Thai cuisine, Malee Thai Restaurant moved from Chinatown to Keeaumoku Street about a year ago to better serve its customers. The new location, which is part of Samsung Plaza (across from Walmart), has longer hours (open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.) and dine-in space (the old location was a…

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October 25, 2015

Where loco mocos, burgers become one

Oahu residents and visitors alike have come to see Pounders Restaurant as being synonymous with hearty, island-inspired fare and an abundance of aloha spirit. As newly appointed manager at the Polynesian Cultural Center eatery, Losa Moors is anything but a novice when it comes to knowing her way around the Laie destination, having been a…

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October 25, 2015

Take Your Thanksgiving Feast To Go

Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki is undoubtedly a first-rate resort to visitors from around the world, but it also is known as a premier dining destination for droves of locals who frequent its numerous restaurants. With a full program already lined up for Thanksgiving, the elegant hotel assures all its guests that it’s never too early…

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October 25, 2015

Go For family-style dining

According to Canton Seafood Restaurant manager He Gong, the Keeaumoku Street eatery seeks out the highest quality produce and meats that it can find to create its Chinese cuisine. Gong explains that the restaurant prepares its dishes in the traditions of southern China — which he says tends to be milder, less oily and generally…

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October 25, 2015

Making It Just Like Mom

Mama knows best, especially when it comes to food. In Pearl Kai Shopping Center, the Japanese bento and musubi shop Mamaya literally translates to “Mama’s house.” The title is fitting, as the eatery’s recipes, flavors and cooking styles are reminiscent of the comfort of Mom’s cooking. Enjoy the combination of fresh protein, pickled vegetables and…

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October 25, 2015

Excite Your Palate

Oahu’s Waipahu town has its own take on light meals and tasty drinks, and they can be found right in Kunia at Island Café. The eatery stands out for its use of natural ingredients from Boar’s Head deli products and its freshly baked bread, which is made daily. Among its palate-pleasing offerings are scrumptious Ube…

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