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April 27, 2015

The mother of all meals

If you’re still looking for a special spot to take Mom to this Mother’s Day, why not try something a little different than the standard buffets and go for an intimate and handcrafted dining experience? Sakura Terrace on King Street provides just that, and has been doing so since it opened in Novem-ber 2011. The…

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Keeping it all in the family

In every ohana-run restaurant, each team player holds an important role in making sure the mom-and-pop business runs smoothly. This can be seen on a daily basis at Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant, where members of the Lam family work with other staffers in both the front and back of the house to ensure diners are…

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April 12, 2015

Calling all seafood lovers

Are plump and juicy morsels of shrimp your ultimate craving? Or perhaps tender pieces of fresh fish speak to your seafood devotion. Regardless of which treasures of the sea you adore munching on, Canton Seafood Restaurant is ready to serve them up to your liking in traditional Chinese fashion. The Keeaumoku Street eatery houses classic…

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April 5, 2015

A gathering place you can count on

Sekiya’s Restaurant and Delicatessen is approaching its 80th anniversary as an authentic house of convenient, affordable and freshly made Japanese fare and local comfort foods. One of the most heartwarming achievements that has come from maintaining a successful business for decades on end, is playing home to multiple generations of families who have grown alongside…

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March 23, 2015

An elegant spot for Chinese favorites

Since 2006, The Mandalay has stood out as a glowing beacon of Chinese cuisine situated within the action and excitement of Downtown Honolulu. Hong Kong-style entrees and dim sum service are presented in a clean, elegant and spacious environment, giving patrons a delicious escape from the hustle and bustle of the city located just outside…

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Jet-setting to brunch heaven

When Scratch Kitchen & Bake Shop owner and executive chef Brian Chan spends time away from the Islands, he loves to soak up different cultures by trying various regional cuisines. Much like having a virtual recipe book stashed away in his mind, he then can tap into the plethora of flavors he’s picked up over…

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March 8, 2015

Whatcha want to eat

We’ve all had that conversation at some point or other with our significant others when trying to pick a place to eat. It goes something like this: “Whatcha fillin’ like tonight?” “I don’t know, whatcha fillin’ like?” “I don’t know, you pick a place.” “No, you choose one.” Thankfully, these lovers’ quarrels are being squashed…

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March 1, 2015

Oh, happy day

After a long day at work, there’s nothing quite like meeting up with some friends, grabbing a drink and gradually letting go of the day’s worries with each outburst of laughter. Even better is when you add a handful of pupus to the mix, maybe even a light meal, and the total price comes out…

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February 22, 2015

Getting fresh with Zia’s

Italian cuisine accomplishes something that most other types of food could only attempt to replicate. It’s marked by very simple recipes — often containing just a handful of ingredients — that manage to deliver incredibly rich and layered flavors. The trick to all this lies in bringing these recipes to life with quality that comes…

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An exciting new venture for Chef Chai

For decades, chef Chai Chaowasaree has slow cooked his reputation within the Islands’ restaurant industry to perfection, maintaining his roles as one of today’s most prominent figures in Hawaii Regional Cuisine as well as the executive chef for Hawaiian Airlines, among a long list of career accomplishments. In 2013, Chaowasaree opened Chef Chai on Kapiolani…

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