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Archive for March, 2017

March 26, 2017

Get whisked away by Wisp’s cuisine

With its stunning view of Diamond Head glistening in the afternoon sun, Wisp Restaurant & Lounge is located at the edge of Waikiki in the Lotus Honolulu boutique hotel. The eatery and bar opened Nov. 1 and has quickly become a go-to place for unwinding and dining. Though Wisp is relatively new, many kamaaina still…

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March 26, 2017

The Legendary Plate-Lunch Spot

Founded in 1976, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue has become an Island tradition for its tasty local-style plate lunches. Add convenience, generous portions, reasonable prices and friendly service, and it’s no surprise the local company has grown to more than 50 locations throughout Hawaii and approximately 184 around the world. Most recently, its newest branch opened in…

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March 26, 2017

We All Eat In A Yellow Submarine

For us seafood lovers, there’s something about chowing down on a meal filled with plump bites of fresh ocean treasures that transports us to a “foodie utopia” of sorts, where all of our worries seem to drift away. Perhaps it has something to do with the nautical theme of the song, but The Beatles’ “Yellow…

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March 26, 2017

Umami-ya Shabu Shabu

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: SUKIYAKI FIVE-COURSE DINNER SET WITH USD A PRIME RIB EYE ($3 9) There are moments when you sink your teeth into something so delicious that you’re almost at a loss for words. It’s during these times that you conjure up words such as sweet, salty, bitter and…

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March 26, 2017

Serving curry, spice and everything nice

When it comes to family-style dining at affordable prices, Asian Mix has you covered. According to owner and manager Daniel Leung, the eatery is great for both lunch and dinner. “Our customers who come for lunch often order an entrée with rice on the side, but people order take-out for dinner to share with their…

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March 26, 2017

Get the party started at Kozo

Kozo Sushi may offer Japanese fare in a quick and convenient fast-food setting, but that doesn’t mean the popular dining chain sacrifices quality to do so. As Kyle Higashide, store manager for the Keeaumoku branch, explains, it’s quite the opposite in fact. “What sets Kozo Sushi apart is our great-quality food and customer service,” he…

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March 26, 2017

Treating Administrative Professionals To A Flavorful Meal

Pomaikai Ballrooms serves as the ideal setting for the perfect Administrative Professionals Day, as a bounty of delicious offerings and entertainment will help attendees recognize the “most valuable players” in the office. Conveniently situated on the second floor of Dole Cannery in Iwilei, Pomaikai Ballrooms offers elegance and style, along with a warm, inviting atmosphere,…

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March 26, 2017

New Baked Treats To Try

What’s more exciting than the smell of freshly baked bread, croissants, pastries, Danishes and tarts? The frequent addition of new varieties of each, of course! Owner and chef Niel Koep makes sure to keep new menu items on the shelves for customers to try at his European-style bakery, Fendu Boulangerie. Although customers have their favorites…

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March 26, 2017

Pig Out On This Pork-Based Soup

When Eiji Kato moved to the United States from Japan as a teenager, he was really picky about food. Settling first into Vermont and Texas, he had trouble finding restaurants that served what he wanted to eat. The solution? He started cooking for himself. Later, after moving to Hawaii, he went on to work as…

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March 26, 2017

The Best In Japanese Goods

When Hawaii residents visit Japan, most often their favorite part of the trip is trying the food and picking out a variety of omiyage (gifts) that they can bring home for themselves and their loved ones. J-Shop gives its customers the option of saving a trip by delivering those Japanese goodies right to Hawaii. The…

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