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January 18, 2015

Shrimp to savor

As a signature staple offered at almost every Chinese restaurant, honey walnut shrimp is pretty ubiquitous. But if you haven’t tried the version at Little Village Noodle House in Chinatown, you’re missing out. “Honey Walnut Shrimp is a must-have dish here,”says restaurant owner and general manager David Chang. “We use quality shrimp — when you…

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January 11, 2015

China meets Japan at this table

While Chinese and Japanese fare both are frequent favorites among diners in the Islands, it’s not often that you see them both on the same menu. But when Chukaya Sea Dragon Table opened two years ago, that is exactly what it sought to do. “We have a mix of Chinese and Japanese styles,” explains manager…

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January 4, 2015

Top-quality cuisine at unbeatable prices

Typically, when looking for a place to eat, you have to think in terms of tradeoffs. If you want something fast, the quality might not be up to par. And if you want a truly high-quality meal, time shouldn’t be of the essence. Yet, Asian Mix manages to be quick and convenient, while also serving…

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December 28, 2014

Your last chance for holiday eats

According to Max’s of Manila Dillingham branch manager Elizabeth Joven, the restaurant really prides itself on being a family-friendly eatery. Because of such ethos, Max’s of Manila likes to create a special menu just for the holiday season. The restaurant also will be open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. “We always are here…

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December 21, 2014

Go the Cajun way for seafood

Tucked away in Windward City Shopping Center, Cajun King is quite an unusual catch. You just have to know where to look: It’s right next to Genki Sushi (where Joyful Garden used to be). When you arrive, you’ll be greeted with what co-owner and vice president Tony Siakkhasone Lai describes as fresh seafood with Cajun…

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December 14, 2014

Have your fill of surf, turf and more

Makino Chaya draws in patrons from near and far with its promise of an allyou-can-eat, seemingly endless buffet stocked with seafood. Restaurant president Jo Makino is responsible for concocting many of the delicious buffet items. A chef since he was 18, Makino enjoys sharing his culinary passion with his customers. What does Makino like best…

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December 7, 2014

New specials make lunchtime wonderful

While Anytime Cafe has dishes that are good for, well, any time of day, lunchtime got even more enticing when the eatery rolled out a lunch special menu several months ago. In an effort to keep lunchtime exciting, Anytime Cafe changes the offerings regularly — and a new set is slated to be unveiled today….

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November 30, 2014

Comforting local fare takes flight

New Eagle Cafe has cultivated a tradition of serving up quality, local comfort food since the 1950s — a tradition that current owner Tae Im has been continuing for the last couple of years. Im got his start working at his family’s restaurant, which specialized in Korean fare. “I wanted to strike out on my…

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November 23, 2014

Go ahead and start with Scratch

Every now and then, a new restaurant pops up that everyone seems to be talking about — the latest of which surely is Scratch Kitchen and Bake Shop. Opened just a few months ago, Scratch has attracted quite a bit of buzz — and understandably so. For starters, owner and chef Brian Chan is the…

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November 16, 2014

Falling into fall fare

With fall in full swing, who doesn’t love getting a little festive? One of the best ways to do that is with fall flavor-infused food, and Fendu Boulangerie has you covered. At the European-style bakery in Manoa Marketplace, Fuji Apple Danish ($2.35), which is available all year, is one of the most popular items during…

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