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To Crepe Or To Pancake? That Is The Question

If you venture to Paris, you’ll find on virtually every street corner a mesmerizing crepe stand luring you closer with the spellbinding aroma of a classic French treat griddle-cooked on the spot and oozing with warm Nutella and the like. Truly, what could be better? Unless, of course, thicker, spongier, syrup-drenched American pancakes strike your…

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December 4, 2016

Plan Your Sweet Escape

Feel right at home with the abundance of broths, sides and sauces that Sweet Home Cafe has to offer. This Taiwanese-style, hot-pot dining destination is perfect for enjoying endless flavor combinations with friends and family. Sweet Home Cafe opened in 2008 and is located in Moiliili on South King Street, across from Old Stadium Park….

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December 4, 2016

Authentic Ramen For The Slurping

When Junpuu owner and chef Eiji Kato moved to Hawaii in 2000, he had a hard time finding something familiar to eat, so he started cooking his own food remembering what his mom, a cooking teacher in Japan, taught him. “I was so picky about food and I always liked cooking,” he explains. “I wanted…

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December 4, 2016

Roasted Meats Attract Diners

Since opening in 2012, Asian Mix has aimed to bring high-quality food to customers at a quicker, more convenient pace — basically meaning that you get gourmet-style cuisine at a casual dining price. Over the years, it has become particularly known for its signature smoked meats. Two of its most popular items are the Roast…

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December 4, 2016

Anchored In Local Flair

You’ve all been waiting for it, and now it’s here: 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar at Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki. The newly renovated space, which was formerly Prince Court, now is a completely different venture with freshly installed wood floors, a chic island bar and a revamped buffet area toward the back of the restaurant….

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December 4, 2016

Cruise on over to the pier’s newest eatery

Set sail to Harbor Restaurant at Pier 38, the newest eatery located off of Nimitz Highway. Adding some diversity to the famed Pier known for seafood restaurants such as Nico’s Pier 38 and Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill, Harbor Restaurant is situated right above Nico’s. Although Harbor Restaurant just opened this past May, it is…

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December 4, 2016

Good food, luck in your future

It’s never too early to start preparing for the new year. With 2017 right around the corner, Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen general manager Faye Hara encourages customers to place orders early for their New Year’s parties. “New Year’s Eve is our busiest day,” she says. “We’re open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on New…

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December 4, 2016

Fresh ahi shop gets the party started

What does one bring to a holiday party? Here in Hawaii, the answer is poke. Ahi & Vegetable is the place to get it, as the eatery provides locals with quality, fresh seafood at an affordable price. Owner Sam Seo unveiled his second location in Kapalama Shopping Center two years ago, and since then residents…

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November 27, 2016

This shabu shabu is not too shabby

Hawaii’s newest shabu shabu restaurant is heating up as it offers delectable hot-pot dishes in addition to tasty local-style Japanese meals. Located in Pearl City Gateway Shopping Center, Rokaru Shabu Shabu is where everyone comes hungry and leaves satisfied. Co-owner Reid Watanabe encourages guests to try his specialty hot-pot creation Chicken Hekka ($14.95 lunch, $16.95…

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November 27, 2016

A Taste Of Japan

Ever since Teishoku Restaurant opened at Kamehameha Shopping Center in June, diners in the Kalihi area haven’t had to travel far to satisfy their cravings for authentic Japanese food. True to its name, the eatery specializes in teishoku, or traditional Japanese set meals, served up affordably in a casual setting. Customers enjoy their entree of…

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