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July 26, 2015

Three courses of true Italian flavor

Experience a taste of Italy in the heart of Waikiki at Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar. Conveniently located on the first floor of Royal Hawaiian Center, Il Lupino has become a favorite for visitors and locals seeking authentic Italian cuisine. Created by famed restaurateur Wolfgang Zwiener and his son Peter Zwiener, the restaurant was…

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Vegetarians luck out with fresh fare

Canton Seafood Restaurant is no stranger to vegetarian fare, and proudly makes it a point to provide a wide range of options for its clientele. “There are plenty of vegetarian choices here,” says manager He Gong. “Our vegetables are always fresh — never frozen — and no MSG is ever used either.” That assurance of…

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July 26, 2015

GRYLT expands with new locale

GRYLT’s healthy and delicious food was in such high demand that the local string of eateries had to open another location in Kailua. The venue, which opened in April, is GRYLT’s fourth and has been getting a warm welcome from its new neighborhood. “A lot of customers would ask us when we were going to…

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Jolly-Good Fish and Chips

Cheerio, Ono readers! In the past few days, we’ve had a full-blown British invasion here at Dining Out. One of the greatest comfort foods of all time has made its way across the pond and into our tummies, and as Austin Powers would put it, it’s groovy baby, yeah! That’s right, mates, the British are…

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July 19, 2015

Thai cuisine that caters to you

When one first thinks of catering, visions of pre-ordering endless pupu platters and hosting parties come to mind. But at one local eatery, the concept of catering has a whole new meaning. In a world where everyone wants to “have it your way,” Pearl City’s Thai Lao Restaurant knows the importance of offering an eclectic…

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July 19, 2015

There’s no match for Minamoto’s treats

There is something about Japanese sweets. Compared with their American counterparts, they tend to be lighter and not so overly sweet. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that they often are presented in a way that almost makes you not want to eat them at all. To get your fix without hopping on a plane, there’s Minamoto…

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July 19, 2015

PCC’s Pounders presents a mouthwatering matinee

Surf is up on Oahu’s North Shore, but waves aren’t quite what we’re hungry for. The clock’s cuckoo appears to say, “It’s noon, you’re famished — to Pounders in Laie!” Inside Polynesian Cultural Center is where you’ll stay, and we’ll hand you this ticket for today’s matinee. So cool your jets, and settle in tight,…

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July 19, 2015

Award-winning menu continues to gain recognition

Named one of the hottest restaurants in Hawaii by Zagat, Chef Chai offers exquisite Asian fusion cuisine in an elegant, modern and contemporary setting. From the stylish interior and exterior designs to the quality food and service, owner and chef Chai Chaowasaree tends to every detail of his restaurant, assuring a truly exceptional dining experience…

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Putting a Local Twist on Pork Adobo

As a food writer, I chat with restaurant owners, chefs and fellow foodies quite a bit. I often hear them describing those special comfort foods we all love to wolf down here in the Aloha State as “local-style” dishes. Earlier this week, I got to thinking — what does that really mean, anyway? “Local-style” is…

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Vegetarian eats that Popeye would approve of

What adult doesn’t remember constantly being commanded to “eat your vegetables!” as a child? From mothers clucking to cartoons coaxing (Popeye, anyone?), we were always reminded of the rewards for consuming all things green. And where some of these memories are marred by nightmarish meals filled with barely edible mush, Waikiki has one restaurant offering…

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