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January 13, 2013

An Oasis for Oxtail

By Rachel Breit Find peace and comfort while looking out over the placid koi ponds and waterfall, and tucking in to a steaming benedict, soup or juicy burger. At Pagoda Restaurant you can feed the fish, and you can feed yourself with fresh, local favorites homemade from scratch using no frozen ingredients. For a hearty…

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Good Fortune Abounds

By Rachel Breit Greet the Chinese New Year and encounter happiness at Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant with two traditional dishes. Enjoy a vegetarian dish brimming with colors and auspiciousness. Jai ($6.95) is traditionally prepared on the first day of Chinese New Year (Feb. 10) and features symbolic ingredients. Eat the flavorful and varied dish to…

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December 23, 2012

Kobe Keeps It Deliciously Real

By Rachel Breit Even the timid will succumb to Kobe Japanese Steak house’s Sixty-Nine roll ($18), a California roll aptly named for the “position” of a filleted unagi. The rolls — creamy crab and avocado rolled up with crunchy cucumber and topped with the tender baked eel — need little coaxing from plate to mouth….

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Be Jolly With Christmas Buffets

As the everyday family man, how could we expect anything else from Sam Choy then a Christmas buffet fit for any family. Whether you and your loved ones would like to enjoy a Christmas brunch or dinner, Sam Choy’s Breakfast, Lunch & Crab is a festive place to share in conversation, laughs and gratitude this…

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December 9, 2012

All About Tasty Choices

Is it life or lunch that is all about choices? Well, why can’t it be about both? At Camellia Buffet there’s lunch ($17.95) and dinner (25.95) buffets, which give guests a variety of choices as you put together a delicious, personalized meal. The restaurant offers tasty meat and seafood selections of Kalbi Short Ribs, Spicy…

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December 2, 2012

Now That’s a Salad!

Let me just tell you, Kenny’s Restaurant has a salad option that goes way beyond lettuce and few veggie sprinklings. Kenny’s Chinese Chicken Salad ($11.45) is chock-full of tasty ingredients. As a top-seller of the 46 year-old Honolulu dining establishment, Kenny’s Chinese Chicken Salad mixes lettuce, Chinese parsley, peanuts, won ton chips, shoyu chicken and…

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November 25, 2012

Showered With Gravy

It seems that gravy is ever-popular on Thanksgiving and throughout the New Year. Continuing on this gravy train I present one of Hawaii’s most popular known dishes, which, of course, is oozing with gravy. Loco Moco Drive-Inn offers a homemade take on the loco moco. Staying away from gravy powders or any ingredients that include…

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November 11, 2012

In the Mix

Oh, the choices, the choices, the choices! With a variety of Asian cuisine on the menu, Asian Mix owner Daniel Leung is now promoting a weekly, well-sized plate option with enough choices that it would be extremely hard not to find a combination you’ll love. This week, Asian Mix features a Salmon or Chili Shrimp…

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November 4, 2012

Make Time for Million

By Rachel Breit Whether joining coworkers for lunch or family for dinner, a friendly greeting and dishes both refreshing and hearty can be found at Million Restaurant at a reasonable price. “Our food tastes good and the price is really good, too,” says co-owner Diana Paik. Besides serving delicious Korean food at a palatable price,…

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October 28, 2012

Savor Sekiya Favorites

Sekiya’s Restaurant and Delicatessan owner Joy Morihara has plenty of customers who know exactly what they will be having the moment they walk through the door. “That is what people like about us. Everybody has their favorites, so some people come in all the time and eat the same thing,” says Morihara. If you are…

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