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Archive for November, 2016

November 27, 2016

Namioto

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Kushikatsu Combination B ($9) and Grilled Combo of Two ($13.95) On the bottom floor of the shiny, new 808 Center is Namioto, emenating aromas of grilled meats and fried goodies just waiting to be devoured. The irresistible smells will transport passersby to the streets of Japan, as…

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November 27, 2016

This shabu shabu is not too shabby

Hawaii’s newest shabu shabu restaurant is heating up as it offers delectable hot-pot dishes in addition to tasty local-style Japanese meals. Located in Pearl City Gateway Shopping Center, Rokaru Shabu Shabu is where everyone comes hungry and leaves satisfied. Co-owner Reid Watanabe encourages guests to try his specialty hot-pot creation Chicken Hekka ($14.95 lunch, $16.95…

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November 27, 2016

A Taste Of Japan

Ever since Teishoku Restaurant opened at Kamehameha Shopping Center in June, diners in the Kalihi area haven’t had to travel far to satisfy their cravings for authentic Japanese food. True to its name, the eatery specializes in teishoku, or traditional Japanese set meals, served up affordably in a casual setting. Customers enjoy their entree of…

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November 27, 2016

This Stollen Will Steal Your Heart

Walk into The Kahala Hotel & Resort and you immediately get a sense of hale, or home. Forrestgreen wreaths line the banister of the main staircase that descends alongside a wall of live plants, all of it decorated in sparkly Hawaiian-print bows, big candy canes and shiny holiday trinkets. Christmas trees decked in ornaments are…

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November 27, 2016

Award-Winning Flavors

Hy’s Steak House in Waikiki, which celebrated its 40th anniversary this month, continues to be a top favorite for locals and visitors alike. The iconic fine-dining eatery was recently recognized at the Ilima Awards, winning “People’s Choice for Best Restaurant” by Honolulu Star-Advertiser readers. According to assistant manager Jonah Galase, what sets Hy’s apart from…

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November 27, 2016

Come on, get happy with new bar, pupus

Regular and first-time customers at Japengo are in for a treat, as the restaurant recently incorporated some changes. For instance, Japengo recently launched a new menu that’s more focused on seafood and steak. Customers can enjoy specialties like Scallops Truffleyaki ($16) and Pier 38 Fresh Fish ($35), complete with tatsoi (Chinese flat cabbage), tomato and…

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November 27, 2016

Give A Holiday Box Of Wagashi

At Minamoto Kitchoan, the traditional Japanese culture of gift giving makes it easy to find the perfect omiyage (edible present) for everyone on your list. With a store in Ala Moana Center and a kiosk in Kahala Mall, this confectionery presents a variety of Japanese gourmet sweets called wagashi, flown in directly from the prefecture…

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November 27, 2016

You can have your ‘steak’ and eat it, too

With all the poultry from Thanksgiving fresh in your memory, maybe it’s time for a nice break. And what better way to change up the turkey routine than with a nice, juicy steak? Wailana Coffee House — the iconic family restaurant situated in Waikiki, across from Hilton Hawaiian Village — offers not just one delectable…

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November 27, 2016

Keep On Feasting

When the Lee family took over a longtime Korean restaurant and put the “New” in New Shilawon in 2014, they made some changes. Here’s one: Whereas the old restaurant was BYOB, New Shilawon offers a selection of beer, soju, Korean raspberry wine and Korean Makgulri (rice wine). Known for its home-style Korean cuisine, the menu…

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Nothing Short Of Wonderful Short Ribs

Happy Sunday, my fellow foodies! I hope you all had a marvelous Thanksgiving filled with family, love, gratitude and last, but certainly not least, a delicious gobble-fest of epic proportions. Now that I know all of us have found some extra space in our tummies to accommodate holiday feasting — and I salute you for…

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