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Archive for July, 2016

July 31, 2016

Fresh tempura spot debuts new menu

Since opening in January, Tempura Ichidai has risen to the top of many locals’ list of favorite Japanese restaurants. As part of Ala Moana Center’s new Ewa Wing, the eatery is proud to offer the freshest tempura in the state. “Before Tempura Ichidai, there was no tempura bar in Hawaii,” explains vice president Masayoshi Kurita….

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This Menu Keeps Evolving

Golden Palace manager Gary Lam constantly has an eye on food trends. “I do a lot of research — I look around and see what’s out there, what people are into, what they are eating,” he explains. “And then I will build on that. Sometimes I will make something totally new, or I will try…

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The Pineapple of My Eye

Though pineapple is not native to Hawaii, it has become an unmistakable symbol of the Hawaiian Islands, playing a significant role in their history, economy and culture. And though the days of big-industry canning are over, the fruit remains embedded in the iconography associated with our paradise home and an essential part of its culinary…

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July 31, 2016

Sweet Home Cafe

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Spicy Miso ($9.95) and Healthy Herb ($8.95) Looking for some hot pot indulgences? You’ll find them along South King Street, where a beloved eatery keeps food enthusiasts coming back again and again. Sweet Home Cafe, a healthy and natural Taiwanese hot pot restaurant, first arrived on the…

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July 31, 2016

Riding a flavorful wave of kalua pork

Kono’s, the popular North Shore eatery known for its ono slow-roasted kalua pig, has expanded to Honolulu with a second location on Kapahulu Avenue next to Leonard’s Bakery. Since opening in Haleiwa 14 years ago, Kono’s has built a growing following of both locals and tourists, including many surfers across the island. Stop in for…

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July 31, 2016

Fun, Fare Come Together

Eye-catching, modern decor and tasty meals are what you can expect at Odori-ko since the Japanese restaurant moved from its former Waikiki location to its current spot on Kapiolani Boulevard. The eatery still serves a lot of its classic dishes, but has added some new favorites as well, such as Hamburger Steak. Odori-ko’s vibrant atmosphere…

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The Magic Is In The Details

A large menu doesn’t have to be intimidating, especially if you know that no matter what you order, each item will be as delectable as the next. That is just the case at Chinatown’s Little Village Noodle House. The extensive selection of Chinese fare goes beyond tradition at the beloved restaurant, with new recipes and…

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Come On Get Happy!

There are options for everyone at Happy Days Chinese Seafood Restaurant. Whether you’re a vegetarian, craving meat or in the mood for dim sum, something from the Kaimuki eatery’s extensive menu is sure to satisfy. Happy Days offers a variety of non-meat entrees — including Tofu with Twin Mushrooms and Vegetables ($11.95) and Spinach with…

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July 31, 2016

Dive into a prime-rib buffet, cocktail creations

Kuhio Beach Grill in Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa has both the essence of true vacation flair and the refinement of top-notch cuisine that Waikiki is famous for. One step into the establishment and you’ll forget that you’re in the middle of a loud, bustling town, and surrender to a chic yet casual venue…

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July 29, 2016

Summertime, and the Eating is Easy

In perfect harmony with its concept of offering fresh, farm-to-table cuisine, Bills Hawaii has revitalized its menu with a slew of dishes that are sure to bring the sunshine to your summer dining experiences. As one of 17 in Australian chef and food writer Bill Granger’s family of restaurants, Bills Hawaii in Waikiki has been…

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