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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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November 9, 2014

A local-style food truck on the go

Miles Oyasato, co-owner of the popular food truck Kau Kau Grill, has been a longtime veteran of the food industry. He started as a waiter, but followed his passion to become a cook. “I always liked cooking, so I kind of worked my way into the kitchen,” he recalls. Kau Kau Grill opened in 2013….

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November 2, 2014

Newly inspired dishes on the horizon

Known for its pancakes, crepes, and, of course, its eggs, Eggs ‘n Things has been pleasing palates since 1974. Even with such a legacy, the restaurant has hit its stride in the last few months. In March, it opened a fourth location in Guam. Plus, a number of new items recently have hit the menu….

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October 26, 2014

Delivering the best

Other than its delicious offerings, Romano’s Macaroni Grill also takes extreme pride in offering excellent service to its patrons. “We want to make sure that we take care of our guests, and they come back for more,” says executive chef Nawai Kekoolani. “I have a family, so when we go out to eat, I want…

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October 19, 2014

A fresh, new take on tasty Chinese cuisine

While there is certainly a fair share of Chinese eateries around town, Canton Seafood aims to serve up something a little different. Take Golden Garlic Flounder ($17.99), for example. According to assistant manager Helen He, this is something that you won’t typically find elsewhere. Here’s the deal: The meat from a whole flounder is fried…

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October 12, 2014

Longtime Kalihi diner shines with specials

For nearly 50 years, Kenny’s Restaurant in Kalihi has been a neighborhood hangout with all the markings of a classic diner — it has an expansive dining room, complete with counter seating and the menu is filled with plenty of comfort food, along with local favorites. “There’s a little bit of everything for everybody,” explains…

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