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Archive for December, 2016

December 25, 2016

Poke & Box

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Shoyu Poke bowl ($9.99 each; prices vary with toppings) Poke bowls are nothing new to the Islands, and they’ve become so popular that they’re currently trending on the Mainland, too. But soon-to-open — scheduled for Wednesday — Poke & Box in Makai Market Food Court in Ala…

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December 25, 2016

Enjoy seasonal Filipino faves

One thing many of us look forward to during the holidays is enjoying a festive meal with loved ones. And Max’s of Manila is the perfect place to do so. The eatery offers an array of beloved Filipino dishes, and now offers a few seasonal items until Jan. 5. The first is Embutido ($11.95 per…

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December 25, 2016

Kalua Pig, Any Way You Like It

For years, Kono’s has been a go-to spot on the North Shore — known particularly for its kalua pig. “Our 12-hour slow-roasted kalua pig is the star of the Kono’s show and is featured throughout the menu in a variety of different options, ranging from breakfast bombers (burritos), deli-style sandwiches, tacos and even salads,” says…

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December 25, 2016

Riding The Sushi Train

First it was the revolving conveyor belt, now it’s the Bullet Express — known for its kaiten-sushi dining concept, customers love Genki Sushi’s fast, convenient and fun approach to dining. Add quality and taste to the mix, and it’s no wonder the Japan-based food chain has become a family favorite around the world. The first…

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December 25, 2016

Taking Dining To New Heights

Much like its position atop the iconic Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites, Sarento’s is at the top of its culinary game. Sarento’s blends stellar cuisine and excellent customer service, and with its prime location at the gateway to Waikiki, the popular restaurant — complete with a full bar and lounge — serves up a breathtaking…

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December 25, 2016

Bite Into A Sweet Piece Of Japan

Take a brief trip to Japan when you step into Minamoto Kitchoan. With locations at Ala Moana Center and Kahala Mall, guests immediately forget they are in Hawaii the minute they see all of the Japanese gourmet sweets, also known as wagashi, beautifully presented in glass cases throughout the confectionery. Minamoto Kitchoan makes it easy…

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December 25, 2016

Diner serves up comfort food with aloha

New Eagle Cafe is known for its great customer service, welcoming aloha spirit and comfort food. Established in 1930, the cafe moved to its current location along N. Nimitz Highway in 1988 and has been dishing out delicious entrees for breakfast, lunch and dinner ever since. Breakfast starts at 8 a.m. daily and at 6…

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December 25, 2016

The Perfect Bowl Of Ramen

You can recognize a good bowl of ramen by its many dimensions. There’s depth of flavor in the broth, the condiments give character, and the noodles, if properly cooked, give texture. The protein, be it char siu, chicken or ground meat, lend volume, and everything has to come together for a bowl to be worth…

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Party on with these shareable favorites

Take one thing off your to-do list for the rest of the holiday season and turn to authentic Hong Kong-style cuisine at Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant. Golden Palace has several party platters to choose from for your Christmas and New Year’s get-togethers. Each one serves about 20 people, making it the perfect choice for office…

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December 25, 2016

A Dining Dream Come True

Nearing its second anniversary at Royal Hawaiian Center is Noi Thai Cuisine, a sophisticated restaurant that prides itself on treating its guests like royalty. Noi Thai celebrated its grand opening in January of this year — its Waikiki location being the first outside of its home base in the Pacific Northwest. According to PR and…

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