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April 13, 2014

Hoku’s Five-star Celebratory Feast

Located ocean-front at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Hoku’s has an unparalleled view. Guests can enjoy the tranquil, picturesque ocean vista while dining in an upscale atmosphere. Hoku’s is just as pleasing to the palate as it is to the eye, with a menu that features a range of flavors including Asian, European and local-inspired…

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Tasty Cuisine That’s Sure to Satisfy Every Appetite

At Fairwood Drive Inn and Pho 27 Vietnamese Cuisine, diners get a great two-in-one deal. While Fairwood Drive Inn offers Chinese and local cuisine, Pho 27 serves up Vietnamese eats. “When a family comes in, they each can eat whatever they want,” says owner Tiffany Ko. “That way, they don’t need to go to all…

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March 30, 2014

Gourmet Cuisine Arises at 3660

Since 1992, 3660 On The Rise has been treating customers to its creative Pacific Rim cuisine. “We present familiar flavors utilizing classic French techniques,” explains chef de cuisine Lydell Leong. For 3660, a crucial aspect of creating those familiar flavors is to integrate local products. “These products are so readily available,” Leong says. “We like…

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March 23, 2014

Raving About Barbecue Ribs, More

Tony Roma’s is best known for its barbecue items — especially its ribs, and more so, its Original Baby Back Ribs. With so much attention focused on these items, it could be easy to overlook the other dishes on the menu, which would be a mistake. Tony Roma’s also is stocked full of steaks, seafood…

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March 16, 2014

Indulge in an All-New Bali Experience

This past September, Bali Steak & Seafood briefly closed its doors, and when it re-opened in late December, it emerged as something that longtime patrons may not even recognize — in a good way. Now, with new decor and a revamped menu, Bali is back with innovative new features, without ditching its dedication to quality…

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Inferno’s Fires Up Pizza, New Items

At Inferno’s Wood Fire Pizza, each pizza is hand-crafted with fresh local ingredients, as well as items imported from Italy, before it is placed in a Kiawe-wood oven. From this intricate process, you get things like the Lobster Pizza ($25), which is loaded with mozzarella, tomatoes, basil and lobster — all topped with a butter…

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‘Sea’ What’s Cookin’ Inside This Village

As Seafood Village Chinese Cuisine manager Yao Ming Guan explains, Cantonese-style cuisine typically comes to mind when you think of the broad spectrum of Chinese food, such as roast duck and dim sum. At Seafood Village Chinese Cuisine in Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort and Spa, diners can get a taste of what traditional Cantonese fare…

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February 23, 2014

Local Faves with a New Twist

Growing up, when Jason Takemura’s family had a special occasion to celebrate, Pagoda Floating Restaurant was their go-to spot. In 2010, When Takemura took over as executive chef and partner of the restaurant, he sought to bring it back to its roots, serving local-style favorites from his youth. Serving up what he calls “local comfort…

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February 16, 2014

Giving Diners a Winning Combination

Mimasuya Italiano of Kyoto offers the best of both worlds in a couple of different ways. Firstly, with its reasonable prices, it is more akin to a casual restaurant. But with its excellent service and elegant decor, you’re sure to get the fine dining experience. Secondly, it serves up a mix of Japanese and Italian…

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February 9, 2014

Satisfy Your Plate Lunch Cravings, Gourmet Style

It’s likely that you have sampled Kahai Street Kitchen’s cuisine at an office party, graduation party, wedding reception or another gathering, as the Kalihi-based eatery, since 2006, has established itself as a popular catering service. But even for those who have enjoyed Kahai Street Kitchen’s catering items in the past, you’re in for a whole…

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