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August 30, 2015

A value-packed buffet awaits you down by the sea

Since opening in May, Crab House Makino has been drawing crowds to Waikiki to experience the great value offered in its All You Can Eat buffet. The spacious restaurant features separate food stations, including a main buffet line, a sushi and poke bar, ramen and udon counter, tempura bar, salad bar, dessert area and more….

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Sizzling new specials

By now, you’ve likely tried the flavorful nabe at Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant that comes stocked with an array of meat, seafood and vegetables. But the eatery always is rolling out something new, and starting Sept. 1, it’s got some exciting offerings on the menu. To start, for every $50 you spend during one meal,…

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August 30, 2015 ,

Keeping Up With Kaiseki

When we go out for a traditional meal — be it for a special occasion or otherwise — we’re doing much more than merely satisfying hunger pangs. There’s an intangible, but very special, nourishment that comes from connecting with time-honored cooking techniques and cultural meanings that link us to generations past. I get a strong…

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August 30, 2015

Veggie dishes rule over this Dynasty

A calming oasis amid the bustling mecca of Honolulu’s Ala Moana Center, Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant welcomes hungry diners to stop in and enjoy a welcomed reprieve from the shopping madness. Located at Hookipa Terrace, Jade Dynasty ushers clientele into its elegant dining room amid a lovely atmosphere marked by sparkling chandeliers and refined decor….

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August 30, 2015

From the Big Apple to Waikiki

Music pumping, diners chatting, flavorful food being devoured — all are ingredients to a classic New York-style steakhouse. Wolfgang’s Steakhouse exudes New York elegance and flavor, but this restaurant rests atop Royal Hawaiian Center in the heart of Waikiki. “Wolfgang Zwiener opened his steakhouse with inspiration from the famous Peter Luger’s Steakhouse in New York,…

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August 25, 2015

Discover the lesser-known joys of authentic Lao cuisine

Southeast Asia long has been a popular tourist destination — and I would presume that the region’s food plays a big role in that. But even if you can’t make it there for a vacation any time soon, you can go visit Thai Lao Restaurant. The eatery was created by Victor Chaleunxay, who is originally…

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August 25, 2015

The perfect place to ‘meat’ up

Living in paradise has its perks, but residing in the Aloha State also brings with it a pretty hefty price tag. That’s why Camellia Buffet, a McCully Street establishment known for its Korean cuisine and yakiniku-style dining, offers patrons its all-youcan-eat buffet daily. Filled with local favorites, the buffet is available for lunch ($18.95) from…

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August 25, 2015

Prime pupus for your steak dinner

It’s no secret that Ruth’s Chris Steak House serves the finest USDA Prime steaks and fresh seafood, complemented with an award-winning wine list. But the renowned restaurant also has impressive appetizers and side dishes, including some that are on the “lighter” side. Chef’s Poke ($12) — which is not on the menu but is an…

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August 23, 2015

You’re Mine, Minestrone!

At the very first sign of rain, one of the things I instantly love to do is get ahold of my favorite warm and snuggly foods that I can curl up with on the couch and savor with a good movie, as the raindrops fall outside. Mexican hot chocolate? Check! Piping-hot ramen? Check! And in…

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Fortune favors these bold Chinese flavors

There might be a lot of Chinese eateries around town, but the newly opened Good Fortune stands out from the moment you walk in the door: White table cloths, a clean dining room and a friendly server greet you. Plus, is there even such a thing as too much Chinese food? Not as far as…

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