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Archive for June, 2016

Chef shares passion for fusion cuisine

At JJ Bistro and French Pastry, according to chef and owner JJ Luangkhot, “Dessert comes first.” And indeed, when you walk into the Kaimuki bistro, the first thing you’ll notice is a tantalizing display case filled with various pastries. But to overlook the rest of the menu — the restaurant also boasts pizza, sandwiches, pasta,…

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Feeling At Home With Hung Won

No neighborhood in the Islands would be complete without the comfort of a mom-and-pop Chinese restaurant, and for many families in Kaimuki, Hung Won Seafood Restaurant has been filling that niche for years on end. The eatery, which is located on the Waialae strip between Eighth and Ninth avenues, makes patrons feel at home with…

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Dine away on delectable duck

Located on the third floor of Ala Moana Hotel, Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant has made its mark in the local community for more than 30 years, with its shareable platters of noodles, seafood and meats, along with craveable dim sum. “We see a lot of Hong Kong VIPs dining at our restaurant, and local Chinese…

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June 26, 2016

Summertime, And The Eating Is Easy

Summer has officially started, and although that might mean time off for keiki, parents may be getting busier as they chauffeur their kids to and from sporting events and other activities. Max’s of Manila is making mealtime a little easier for everyone with its Summer Treat To Go special. Available now until the end of…

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June 26, 2016 ,

Wagyu Wonderment

In the world of carnivores, the latest craze is wagyu beef, one of the hottest imported items around that has been appearing in upscale yakiniku restaurants and top-notch steak houses here in the Islands. Wagyu translates to “Japanese cow,” and the variety we’re most familiar with is Kobe beef — although that is just one…

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June 26, 2016

Zia’s Caffe

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Gnocchi Primavera ($16.50) After you’ve spent a day on Oahu’s scenic Windward side, come on in to Zia’s Caffe for a delizioso meal everyone can partake in. Since opening in 2001, the Kaneohe eatery has been serving families its quintessential cuisine, authentically made with heart and soul….

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Hotel to undergo exciting renovations

Starting this week, Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki will begin renovations to Prince Court restaurant, as well as its guest rooms, lobby and public areas. Its ballrooms also are scheduled for renovations starting early 2017 and are slated to be finished in mid-March. The hotel will remain open during renovations, and when completed, guests can enjoy…

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June 26, 2016

A Kalua-Pig Haven

Two customers walk into Kono’s Honolulu location, which just opened a couple of months ago in Kapahulu, and say, “We needed to come in here because it smells so good!” It’s the 12-hour, slow-roasted kalua pig that they smell, and it tastes as good as its smoky aroma suggests. The establishment, which began in Haleiwa…

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June 26, 2016

Enjoy A Little Bit Of Everything

Find serenity amid the hustle and bustle of Chinatown at Restaurant Epic, located on Nuuanu Avenue. And if you’re looking for a contemporary and upscale yet affordable dining experience, you’ll get a generous serving of that, too. In an effort to keep patrons on their toes, general manager David Chang often changes up the menu….

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June 26, 2016

Cuisine Fit for Royalty

Noi Thai Cuisine quickly is developing a reputation for serving up the finest in authentic Thai dishes while also presenting an un-forgettable all-around experience. The restaurant opened its 50th State locale in the beautiful Royal Hawaiian Center in October, and both kamaaina and visitors continue to marvel at the stellar cuisine served amid awe-inspiring d├ęcor…

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