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April 12, 2015

3660′s new menu rises to new heights

Created by noted local chef Russell Siu, 3660 On The Rise has been a go-to for Euro-Asian island cuisine since it opened in 1992. Patrons keep coming back — and the Kaimuki eatery keeps giving them new reasons to. Just a few months ago, for instance, 3660 revamped its menu. “We have brought in some…

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April 5, 2015

Gokoku expands its repertoire

Gokoku Sushi hit Hawaii’s dining scene late last year, but chef Katsuhisa Inoue already had been crafting new culinary creations. The Koko Marina restaurant in Hawaii Kai features Japanese-European fusion, which is further explored in its new, expanded menu, which unveiled April 1. The new menu features three specific elements, including dishes that represent traditional,…

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March 29, 2015

A shop that bottles ‘liquid gold’ EVOO

Here’s a confession: My go-to move on nights when I don’t want to make dinner is to get some French bread and goat cheese, and generously dip the pairing into a mixture of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. It’s delicious. And, my takeaway from my conversation with Kevin Aboud, sales and brand manager of Island…

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March 23, 2015

Udon on the run

With those thick, cooked-to-perfection noodles bathed in hot broths, Iyo Udon is so good that many of its customers wish they could take it with them wherever they go. Well, now they can. Iyo Udon recently presented takeout options, so you can take your udon with you on the run. The takeout selection doesn’t include…

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March 15, 2015

A new ‘BAE’ to brunch with

Even if you’ve brunched at YogurStory countless times, you might be missing out on some of its newer items, including BAE ($14). This alternative eggs Benedict is loaded with huge slices of seared pork belly instead of ham. “I braised the pork belly with soy sauce, maple syrup, a little bit of salt and water….

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March 8, 2015

The luck of the Irish at Wailana

Like many holidays that originated with religious significance, St. Patrick’s Day has been appropriated to be a celebration of less pious things. Namely, in this case, beer. But let’s not forget that there also is a lot of great food associated with this holiday — and you can get a sampling of it at Wailana…

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Unique Hong Kong-style eats exposed

Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant opens its doors at 7 each morning, often to a line of people who already are waiting outside. These dedicated diners — many of whom work in nearby offices downtown — come to get a dim sum breakfast, as well as to pick up lunch for later. Golden Palace serves up…

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February 22, 2015

Tasty treats for just about any occasion

You know those baking shows where they have those impressive, huge cakes that somehow, miraculously take on all kinds of different shapes? Well, at Cake Works, those culinary miracles are commonplace. Chef and owner Abigail Langlas is a pro at concocting the towering treats. After growing up on the Big Island, Langlas attended culinary school…

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Fare for every palate

With Chinese New Year coming up, it’s the perfect time to entice your taste buds with Seafood Village’s traditional Chinese eats. But even if not everyone in your party is partial to Chinese food, Seafood Village will have something for them, too. “We are in the heart of Waikiki. We have people (come in) from…

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February 8, 2015

An authentic Italian gem in Waikiki

Tucked away off a quiet garden path in Royal Hawaiian Center, Il Lupino Trattoria and Wine Bar is a tranquil slice of Italy right in Waikiki. Inspired by eateries in Italy, Il Lupino offers traditional Italian cuisine, which includes hand-made pasta. And recently, it unveiled a new pasta recipe that is more al dente. “It…

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