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May 22, 2016

Introducing New A-La-Carte Musts

Although Prince Court is situated in Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki, the majority of the restaurant’s clientele is not traveling guests, but rather locals that have fallen in love with the restaurant’s renowned buffet. It’s easy to see why patrons continue to return, for upon entering Prince Court, you’re immediately greeted by ex p a n…

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Our Very Own Peanut Gallery

Happy Sunday, Ono readers! I give you permission to call me the Nutty Professor this week, but it’s not because I’ll be doing wacky experiments like Eddie Murphy did in the movie. Instead, I’m going nuts with good eats — peanuts, to be exact. The protein-rich ingredient is worthy of applause, seeing as it works…

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May 22, 2016

Uncovering a new dish, upcoming specials

The Mandalay introduces a new dish this week: Steamed Fresh Scallops with Tofu ($15.95), which features jumbo scallops on large cubes of soft tofu with a tasty Chinese-style black bean sauce. “A lot of people now are health conscious and want something lighter, with less oil and not fried,” explains manager Linda Chan. “That’s why…

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May 22, 2016

It’s a family ‘a-fare’ for local bento shop

After Lauren Yoo had been working in in vestment banking for about a decade, she began to grow tired of the industry. Thinking about what she’d like to do next, her thoughts returned to the restaurant that her parents had founded: Aja Sushi & Bento. “I thought it would be really great if I could…

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May 22, 2016

Sweet Updates

After a delightful meal at Japanese BBQ Yoshi, make sure to indulge in its new dessert menu. In an attempt to utilize kitchen manager Ryan Lai’s extensive pastry background, the restaurant has introduced the new selection, which features sweets such as Creme Brulee Bread Pudding ($4), Creme Brulee ($3.50) and Panna Cotta in various flavors…

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Italian-inspired appetizer is ‘ahi-mazing’

Starting today, May 22, customers dining at Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar are in for a special treat. Tuna Bruschetta ($12.95), a new appetizer, is making its debut. According to executive chef James Donahue, this dish brings a fresh approach to the menu. “It features sashimi-grade ahi and it’s combined with shallots, chives, ginger…

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Buffet Line Offers Lots Of Seafood

Through the doors of Pagoda Floating Restaurant, a thriving koi pond, intimate bungalows and a buffet line filled with fresh, locally inspired fare awaits diners. The oasis-like establishment almost seems out of place in the middle of bustling Honolulu, but it actually has become an escape for hungry tourists and locals. With popular buffet selections,…

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May 15, 2016

It’s Dessert Time

Best known as a family favorite on the Windward side of Oahu, Zia’s Caffe has become a staple for its authentic Italian food and exceptional customer service. The eatery first opened in 1998 at its former location in Kailua, and then expanded to Kaneohe in 2001. Family-owned and operated, Zia’s Caffe has a lot of…

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Indulge In Island Comfort Food

Simplicity and longevity at their finest are offered at Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen. For 80 years now, the establishment has withstood the test of time, and has proven itself to be an island-wide favorite among locals and tourists alike. The tastiest of Japanese fare can be found here, with something for customers of all ages….

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Eggplant, Please

By Ellise Kakazu If you find yourself strolling through the streets of Kaimuki and discover Hung Won Seafood Restaurant, make a stop for some old-school Chinese food. Hung Won has stood the test of restaurant-time, as it has been in the same spot for decades. But with bright tablecloths and decorative fans adorning the walls,…

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