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A Perfect Pairing of Italian Fare and Japanese Flair

Mimasuya Italiano of Kyoto is a traditional Italian restaurant, but with a Japanese twist. On the menu are classic Italian dishes including pasta and risotto, however popular Japanese ingredients such as uni, kabocha, sansyo peppers and various Japanese seasonings and sauces are incorporated into the dishes as well. “Japanese fusion is integrated into our appetizers…

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April 20, 2014

Good Ramen Isn’t So Hard to Find

If you’re under the impression that you have to fly all the way to Japan to have an authentic taste of ramen, think again. Much more convenient in mileage, Keeaumoku Street is as far as you’ll have to go to get the real deal at Kiwami Ramen. It’s all in the details at this eatery…

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April 20, 2014

Kau Kau’s Truckload of Grinds

I love a good barbecue and everything about it — the flavors, the textures, the ability to just dig in without caring about the sauce getting on my hands and face — I mean really, is there any other way to enjoy a barbecued feast? So, it’s definitely a treat to discover Kau Kau Grill,…

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April 20, 2014

Fine Wines and Fare at Formaggio

Within an intimate, casual setting, Formaggio Wine Bar in Market City Shopping Center offers stellar Italianand French-inspired cuisine — and, of course, a wide selection of wine. While the menu focuses primarily on European eats, owner Niraj Maskey says there are a variety of fusion creations spotlighted as well. Crispy Pork Belly Tacos ($13.99), served…

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April 20, 2014

Kit n Kitchen Makes its Mark

Dining options have expanded for foodies who frequent Pearl City. Kit n Kitchen, the popular Eurasian restaurant that originated on University Avenue, has opened a second location near Walmart offering up the same great food and service. For first-timers to the restaurant, things can seem a bit overwhelming, as the menu options are as immense…

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April 20, 2014

This Epic is Poetry

One of the first things I was ever taught by my favorite college professor — a lesson I will never forget — was the weight and power of words. Potent and poised for impact, one single word has the capacity to tell an entire story, paint a complete picture — even change the whole world….

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Noontime Noodles

Noodle enthusiasts have long turned to Chinese cuisine for their fill of the stringy food. How long exactly? Scientific evidence indicates nothing short of 4,000 years. Archeologists’ discovery of ancient noodles preserved in a sealed bowl in northwestern China suggest Asia, not Italy, as the birthplace of the dish. The delicate process required to make…

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Down for Donburi

Happy Sunday, Ono readers! Get ready for rice! Yeah, you’re probably thinking, “Who gets this excited about rice?” Well, I do — when it’s incorporated into donburi! Donburi is a Japanese dish diverse in types and flavors, but all-encompassing in terms of comfort. So whether you prefer your bowl of rice topped with chicken and…

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April 13, 2014

Enticing Vietnamese Eats

There’s nothing quite like the comfort that Vietnamese food brings to the table. Uncomplicated flavors married with fresh ingredients truly make it the perfect choice for any time or occasion. Located in Aiea’s Westridge Shopping Center, Pho My Lien offers a menu of “pho-bulous” eats and more. Aside from its pho fare, the restaurant serves…

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April 13, 2014

Hoku’s Five-star Celebratory Feast

Located ocean-front at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Hoku’s has an unparalleled view. Guests can enjoy the tranquil, picturesque ocean vista while dining in an upscale atmosphere. Hoku’s is just as pleasing to the palate as it is to the eye, with a menu that features a range of flavors including Asian, European and local-inspired…

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