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Ali Carte

April 13, 2014

A Feast to Celebrate Administrative Staffers

Whether planning a wedding reception or hosting a business meeting, more and more kamaaina are catching on to Pomaikai Ballrooms, where special events receive the special treatment they deserve. Located on the second level of Dole Cannery in Iwilei, the facility occupies the space formerly known as Dole Ballrooms. Under new management, the venue underwent…

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April 6, 2014

Morning Glory

Few dining experiences are as cozy and satisfying as starting the day off right at your favorite breakfast nook. Until recently, Kaneohe residents had to venture outside of their zip code to find a mom ‘n’ pop shop with a killer brunch menu. That all changed last November, when Zia’s Caffe added a full feast…

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March 30, 2014

Not Your Average Sushi Spot

Whether the bells at school are ringing, the workday is finally pau, or a surf session is coming to an end, kamaaina turn to Genki Sushi when in need of an easy, affordable spot to find a quality meal. What started as a string of eateries in Japan more than 20 years ago has since…

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March 23, 2014

A Restaurant that Means Business

For those who are serious about the search for high-quality Chinese food in Honolulu, it’s time to get down to business at The Mandalay. Since 2006, the restaurant has been the go-to spot for business people downtown seeking a bite of Hong Kong-style dim sum, Szechuan flavors and more during their lunch hour. So what…

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March 16, 2014

You’re in Luck at Wailana

For the past 45 years, locals and tourists alike have adored Wailana Coffee House, where a treasured brand of American diner fare accented with a distinct island twist bears no comparison to other dining establishments around town. In addition to providing hearty helpings of comfort food 24 hours a day, the Waikiki mainstay has made…

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March 9, 2014

A Restaurant that Defines Sensational Seafood

Have you ever thought about what makes a dining experience truly epic? I’ll venture to say that if you’re a seafood lover like me, freshness and bold flavors that complement each piece of shrimp, fish, or whatever sea treasure it may be, are undoubtedly part of the equation. A visit to 1131 Nuuanu Avenue ensures…

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March 2, 2014

A Refreshing Burst of Flavors

For nearly a year now, Sushi YuZu has brightened Ko Olina’s blossoming dining scene with a contemporary take on Japanese fare. Known for its effort to use local and organic ingredients whenever possible, the restaurant boasts healthy, colorful and bursting flavors — just like the yuzu citrus fruit itself, which the eatery is named after….

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February 23, 2014

Busting Out the Barbecued Goods

When it comes to the flavorful, saucy realm of barbecued fare, styles vary across the board. Journey to North Carolina and you’ll taste mouthwatering pulled pork enlivened with vinegar-based barbecue sauce. Meanwhile, a visit to Tennessee will prompt a slathering of sweet sauce spiked with a splash of whiskey over your ribs. Luckily, you don’t…

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February 16, 2014

Hot Pots That Hit the Right Spot

If you want to know what traditional nabe is all about, just keep the phrase “sharing is caring” in mind. For centuries, the Japanese cooking style has brought families and friends together, not only to spend quality time with one another over a meal, but also to join in simmering a nourishing variety of meat,…

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February 9, 2014

All You Need is Love-filled Eats

As Valentine’s Day nears, thoughts of sweet nothings and classic love songs to the tune of “All My Lovin’” or “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” come to mind. In addition to giving and receiving tokens of affection and heart-shaped chocolate boxes, families, friends and couples alike will be sharing love-filled meals together during the holiday….

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