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Archive for January, 2016

Luibueno’s Mexican and Latin Cuisine

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Paella Valenciana ($28) After a day of enjoying the North Shore’s rolling waves and stunning sunsets, nothing beats a plate of muy bueno food from Luibueno’s Mexican and Latin Cuisine. Taryn Silva and husband Luis started Luibueno’s as a catering business in 2004 before expanding with a…

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January 25, 2016

Pagoda gets the party started

Nestled within the hustle and bustle of Honolulu is Pagoda Hotel, a classic retreat that has been serving Oahu’s kamaaina and tourists for 51 years. Adjacent to the hotel sits Pagoda Floating Restaurant & Catering, known for its superb local foods presented in a beautiful Japanese-inspired setting. The restaurant continually strives to please its customers…

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January 25, 2016

Seriously Fresh Cuisine

Located in Chinatown on Smith Street sits down town’s most beloved brunch spot — Scratch Kitchen & Bake Shop. The eatery, which opened in July 2015, boasts lots of eclectic flavors, especially Southern-style dishes inspired by the travels of owner and executive chef Brian Chan. The eatery got its unique name because everything is made…

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January 25, 2016

Still The One

Famously known as “The House that Fried Chicken Built,” Max’s of Manila offers Filipino cuisine using the same foundation that restaurant creator Maximo Gimenez utilized 70 years ago. Gimenez started the restaurant in Quezon City, Philippines, laying down the groundwork for a successful business with good food and a great dining atmosphere, which the Iwilei…

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Celebrate Chinese New Year With Good Eats

A month after celebrating its fifth anniversary, Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant has reintroduced its popular Chinese New Year menu just in time for the important celebration tied to the lunar calendar. Jade Dynasty, located at the Hookipa Terrace on Ala Moana Center’s fourth floor, makes it a priority to satisfy its growing customer base by…

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January 25, 2016

‘Hy’ Standards

Sighs of satisfaction come aplenty at Hy’s Steak House, Waikiki’s premier location for the best in kiawe-broiled USDA Prime steaks, seafood and more. Hungry locals and tourists alike have been dining the night away at the long-standing establishment for decades, and thanks to its commitment to high standards and top-notch service, it’s not hard to…

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January 25, 2016

Local shop offers exclusive Japan treats, eats for all cravings

At J-Shop in Honolulu, you’ll find some of the most highly desirable Japanese meats, seafood, vegetables and other food items, including many products not available anywhere else on the island. Located on Young Street in Makiki (between Keeaumoku and Punahou streets), the Japanese grocery store opened about a year-and-a-half ago and receives shipments by air,…

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Ring In The Year Of The Monkey at Royal Garden

With Chinese New Year approaching, Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant is ready to help customers celebrate in memorable fashion with a slew of traditional favorites. During the week leading up to, and the week of, the Feb. 8 holiday, the Ala Moana Hotel eatery will offer a number of highly sought-after specials that no festive feast…

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January 25, 2016

Here’s The Newest Way To Hot Pot

It’s an interactive hot pot experience you can look forward to at Hawaii Pot Shabu Shabu House. Here, you’ll find fresh vegetables, seafood and more traveling on a conveyor belt, asking to be plucked and placed into a simmering broth of your choosing. Broth, by the way, is kept heated on burners built into the…

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January 25, 2016

Fresh Island Fare Makes A Splash

Imagine sitting poolside with the Hawaiian sun warming your skin and a cold one in your hand. All that’s missing is good food to snack on. Well, Swim has you covered, especially with the eatery’s list of happy hour specialties. Highlighting local and fresh ingredients, the happy hour menu is sure to please tourists and…

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