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April 23, 2017

‘Dough-licious’ bites are waiting for you

BY CAROLINE WRIGHT Few scents are more enticing than the mouthwatering fragrance of freshly baked bread. Every day the irresistible scent of Fendu Boulangerie’s authentic French loaves attracts customers to the bustling café in Manoa Marketplace. Now in its eighth year, Fendu has become a beloved fixture in the community. This month, Fendu’s menu will…

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April 23, 2017

All the flavors you want in one tasty spot

One of the best things about Hawaii is its food, so why not go to a restaurant that serves it all? At Makino Chaya, diners can dive into seemingly endless buffet lines that offer all the local dishes you could want in one convenient location. Over the years, the locally owned and operated eatery has…

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April 23, 2017

Pamper Mom’s Taste Buds

The Kahala Hotel & Resort can be described as the perfect balance between city and country. It offers guests relaxation in paradise with the option of being minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu. And for locals, visiting the hotel feels like a neighbor-island getaway. In addition to all of that bliss, The…

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April 23, 2017

Don’t hesitate to catch this flavorful wave

Drop into Kono’s and take taste buds on the wave of their life with its quirky menu. The eatery, known for its logo depicting the silhouette of a pig on a surfboard, continues to trot higher in popularity as its diners “pig-out” on award-winning, 12-hour slow roasted kalua pork, and so much more. The menu’s…

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April 23, 2017

New Locale Stands Out

To say that the new L&L Hawaiian Barbecue location in Downtown Honolulu’s First Hawaiian Center is unique is an understatement — which of its other locales has a cascading waterfall at the entrance? Opened in the beginning of March, the newest L&L on the island sports more than just elaborate décor, however. (Look for the…

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April 23, 2017

Plate-Lunch Royalty

Named after its original location in Kalihi, Kahai Street Kitchen relocated to the corner of S. King and Coolidge streets in Moiliili last year, serving its signature gourmet Pacific comfort food. “I try to kick it up a notch and make (the food) a little different,” says head chef David Yamamoto, who has more than…

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April 23, 2017

Still Sizzling 50 Years Later

It probably seemed like a pretty big risk when Ruth Fertel, a woman with no restaurant experience, mortgaged her New Orleans home in order to buy a steak house. But her steaks were so good that not only did her restaurant see success, but she also turned it into a widely recognized chain: Ruth’s Chris…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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