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January 22, 2017 ,

Can you Feel The Heat?

If there’s one type of food that is a cure-all for everything from vog symptoms to those coughs and colds going around, it’s soothing, simmering soup. And as chilly evenings continue to settle in this time of year, we all could probably benefit from wrapping our hands around a hot bowl, being sure to slurp…

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Getting Festive In Chinatown

With Chinese New Year right around the corner, there’s no better place to celebrate the Year of the Rooster than Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant. Perfectly situated in Chinatown along North King Street, a red and gold restaurant has been standing tall since 2001. Father-son duo Howard and Gary Lam proudly serve traditional Chinese food at…

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January 15, 2017

Shop offers fresh selections from Japan

Have you had the opportunity to visit Japan? If you’ve ever wanted to or plan on going eventually, stop by J-Shop in the meantime. The grocery store/eatery will make you feel like you’ve stepped into “the Land of the Rising Sun,” as 95 percent of its products are from Japan. Owner Hideyoshi Takasawa, who has…

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January 15, 2017

Dine as the locals do at island mainstay

Since first opening 40 years ago, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue has become a cornerstone in local dining. Whether you’re looking for a hearty lunch during the work week or to cater a party, L&L is the local favorite — just look at the nearly 200 locations the company has around Oahu and worldwide. “The best thing…

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January 15, 2017

A Mix Of Old, New Flavors

Building upon their parents’ legacy, Hiro Takei and sister Rie Takei Akita have found a way to keep Odori-Ko restaurant traditional yet contemporary for the next generation. Originally located in King’s Village in Waikiki for more than 40 years, the siblings reopened the restaurant at 1680 Kapiolani Blvd. (across from Hawaii Convention Center) in the…

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January 15, 2017

Turning The Big 4-0 In Style

Those looking for the perfect steak with the most sizzle should head to Hy’s Steak House. As soon as guests walk into the elegant restaurant, they are transported from Waikiki to another place and time — as the interior resembles a stately English mansion with framed art, authentic Tiffany stained glass, dark mahogany paneling and…

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January 15, 2017

Get Your Sushi On The Fly

A plethora of the freshest sushi can be found at Kozo Sushi. With five locations on Oahu alone — Keeaumoku, Moiliili, Kahala Mall, Pearlridge and Pearl City — your seafood cravings will be quickly satisfied. The eatery first opened in 1972 in Osaka, Japan before expanding to Hawaii, where it continues to offer quick, quality…

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January 15, 2017

Tasting menu offers a little of everything

Whether you’re a regular customer or first-timer at Restaurant Epic, there’s no better way to sample the eatery’s best flavors than by opting for its tasting menu. For just $35, diners are treated to a meal of epic proportions — three different entrees, a starter and dessert. According to general manager David Chang, Restaurant Epic…

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Fresh, Homemade Korean Cuisine

It may be hidden from the main streets in Honolulu, but diners still find their way to beloved and trusted New Shilawon Korean Restaurant to satisfy their Korean-barbecue cravings. The eatery’s all-you-caneat sets ($34.95 for Set A; $29.95 for Set B) are unbeatable in taste and price, and include top-quality meats and sides of delicious…

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January 15, 2017

Keeping It Simple, Italian

When it comes to his philosophy on the food that he prepares at Zia’s Caffe in Kaneohe, executive chef Jesse Kila says this: “We try to keep it simple.” You won’t find anything too fancy on the eatery’s menu, just quality, tasty Italian-American eats that can be enjoyed in a comfortable setting. Kila has been…

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