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Archive for March, 2016

March 29, 2016

Noi Thai Cuisine

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Loco Moco Thai Style ($13.95) Eating like a king or queen is easy for patrons at Noi Thai Cuisine. Make your way to the third floor of Royal Hawaiian Center, where you’ll find the eatery serving delectable cuisine to guests — all of whom receive the ultimate…

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March 29, 2016

Enjoy fine dining in a relaxed environment

If you haven’t been to Ruth’s Chris Steak House within the past year, you’re in for a treat. The restaurant renovated its entire interior, floor to ceiling. There’s also new artwork and chairs, but one still can expect the same great dining experience. “We always try to exceed expectations for our guests. It’s not the…

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March 29, 2016

Here To Stay

For those driving along Waialae Avenue, the spot where Izakaya Restaurant Ko now sits has frequently evolved over the years from various restaurants to sporadic endeavors. Still, Izakaya Restaurant Ko — which now is under new ownership (also the owners of the Japanese restaurant Rinka off Kapiolani Boulevard) — is here to stay because of…

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March 29, 2016

An Old Favorite

Serving Hawaii since 1960, New Eagle Cafe has become an Island favorite known for its tasty local-style dishes and comfortable, family-friendly setting. Also perfect for staying away from crowds of tourists, the eatery conveniently is located along Nimitz Highway. Owner Tae Im took over operations in 2012 and has continued the restaurant’s legacy of serving…

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March 29, 2016

There’s Always Time For A ‘Mac’ Attack

Judging by the creative energy emanating from its kitchen and bar all day, every day, it’s easy to see why kamaaina and visitors alike enjoy the MAC 24/7 experience around the clock. Situated on Kuhio Avenue in the lobby level of the inviting Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel, MAC 24/7 serves up “modern American cuisine” and…

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Gorgeous Food, Flavors

As Dining Out enters four-month-old Chai’s Waikiki Hawaiian Fusion, owner and renowned chef Chai Chaowasaree is trimming red ginger flowers, which will be on display throughout the restaurant that night. The vibrant red stands out against the establishment’s classically simple d├ęcor, which perfectly mirrors the elegance and precision of Chef Chai’s cuisine. “Everything we do…

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Eatery continues to keep diners happy

At Happy Days Chinese Seafood Restaurant, the establishment takes its name very seriously. For owner Lisa Lum, making customers happy was the main reason why she wanted to open the place. “I wanted to see the customers enjoy their food,” Lum says with a smile. And if longevity is any indication, she’s achieved just that:…

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Homemade Food Straight From The Heart

When was the last time you ate some Creole Shrimp n’ Grits? It probably wasn’t in the 808 State, but if it was, did it offer a sumptuous bed of creamy South Carolina grits topped with hearty chunks of andouille sausage and Kauai shrimp, all smothered in redeye gravy enriched with the flavor of the…

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March 29, 2016

Stir up your own mix of broths, fillings

Hot Pot Heaven has opened a second location in Aiea, offering a variety of tasty homemade broths and a wide selection of meat, seafood and vegetables, which can be cooked to your liking at your table. Owners Cosme and Violeta Rivera retired a few years ago, but enjoyed eating hot pot so much that they…

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March 29, 2016

A Dining Legacy

House of Wong Restaurant has served Hawaii for nearly 30 years. Previously located in Waikiki, the Cantonese eatery currently sits proudly on Kapahulu Avenue and is known for its quality cuisine and customer service. House of Wong strives to keep that reputation and cater even more to locals, now that it no longer is in…

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