Sign up for news and special offers from Dining Out

Columns

Eatery feeds appetite for quality dining

BY ELIMA PANGORANG When diners walk into a restaurant, more often than not it’s to satisfy their hunger. Well, at Sarento’s at the Top of the Ilikai, not only are customers hungry, but their staff is too. That is to say, the staff at Sarento’s is “young and hungry” with enthusiasm and open minds, according…

Continue »
April 16, 2017

You can’t go wrong with ‘local-kine grindz’

Kau Kau Grill serves great local grindz. And the eatery has received a lot of recognition, from both locals and tourists, for doing so. Restaurant manager Ryan Souza explains that some tourists even take a trip to the eatery “straight from the airport,” excited to try its offerings. And in spite of its strong following,…

Continue »
April 16, 2017

‘Prime’ For Fine Steaks

Morton’s The Steakhouse has provided the country’s taste buds with grade-A Prime steaks for nearly 40 years. Today, the steak masters are scattered throughout about 70 locations, each offering a divine menu and a sophisticated — yet comfortable — atmosphere. The elegant restaurant opened at Ala Moana Center in 2001, and has since been providing…

Continue »

Cozy Up To Comfort Food

Satisfy your appetite for the best home-style Ko rean eats at New Shilawon Korean Restaurant. Located near Ala Moana on Amana Street, the restaurant is loved for its all-you-can-eat yakiniku specials and traditional Korean foods. General manager Jandy Lee, whose parents are the eatery’s chefs and owners, notes that New Shilawon hosts a lot of…

Continue »

Get The Freshest Catch

Located at Pier 38, just footsteps away from Honolulu Fish Auction, Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill offers a unique ocean-to-table dining experience. Named after “The Uncles,” a group of legendary commercial fisherman whom founder Bruce Johnson credits as his heroes and mentors, the restaurant serves the freshest fish from Hawaiian waters, supplied by parent wholesale…

Continue »

Give Mom the ‘Royal’ treatment this year

You might still be in the midst of your Easter feast, but it’s not too early to start thinking about Mother’s Day. Calvin Wong, owner of Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant, encourages customers to make reservations in advance for the May 14 holiday. “Every year, we have a full restaurant one week before Mother’s Day, especially…

Continue »
April 16, 2017

Saying ‘Hola’ To Peruvian Food

While our islands are filled with restaurants with cuisines from around the world, some areas of the world are a bit under-represented. Peruvian food, for one, is pretty hard to come by. Enter Mimi’s Place, the cozy Waterfront Plaza eatery that serves up traditional Peruvian eats. The restaurant incorporates elements that are popular throughout the…

Continue »

Going All Out With Surf And Turf

Many of us try to stick to health-conscious diets in general, making an effort to eat well throughout the week, but on those special occasions when we get to go out for a nice meal, let’s face it — nobody wants to be stuck ordering from the salad section of the menu alone. Dining out…

Continue »
April 9, 2017

Mark special occasions with festive fare

When gathering family and friends to celebrate a special event, whether it be a union in marriage or a milestone birthday, it’s imperative to have a customized menu of delicious food to match the importance of the occasion. House of Wong Restaurant understands this, and that’s why the authentic Cantonese eatery has created five party…

Continue »
April 9, 2017

A comforting taste of old-school flavors

New Eagle Cafe may no longer be new, but its traditional local foods continue to whisk away guests to simpler, happier times. The eatery first opened in the 1950s and has been graciously serving generations of Hawaii’s families ever since. From the minute diners walk into New Eagle, they feel as though they’ve traveled back…

Continue »