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September 28, 2014

Raging seafood that’s quite a catch

If I could, I would eat crab every day. There’s just no other food that compares (except for maybe lobster) to that sweet, tender and juicy meat. My favorite part is to break open the pinchers, and then dip the meat in garlic butter sauce. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Since 2012,…

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September 21, 2014

Kobe steals the show with teppan-style dining, sushi

For more than four decades, Kobe Japanese Steak House in Waikiki has been a local favorite for special occasions or simply a nice evening out with family, friends or a special someone. Well, I’ve just found another reason for you to head to Kobe. The restaurant currently is running a Hot Deals Hawaii promotion, where…

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September 14, 2014

Applying the Golden Rule to good eats

In the Bible, the well-known excerpt from Luke 6:31 says, “Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.” At Ahi & Vegetable, owner Sam Seo applies this Golden Rule to his menu, and says he won’t serve food to customers that he wouldn’t eat himself. “If I cannot eat it, I cannot…

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Vegan fare that’s non-vegan approved

No doubt, the opening of Greens & Vines two years ago was a dream come true for many vegans here. However, it also has become a favorite for countless non-vegans. Locally owned and operated, the upscale, raw, vegan gourmet restaurant is conveniently located at 909 Kapiolani Blvd. (across from Neal Blaisdell Center), and offers lunch…

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August 31, 2014

Where bon appetit means wining, dining

Pairing great food with the right wine takes skill and talent, resulting in a harmonious culinary masterpiece. At Brasserie Du Vin in Downtown Honolulu, the food not only tastes good, it’s created with wine in mind. “What we do special here is we make the food and the wine go together,” says general manager David…

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August 24, 2014

Korean eats worth a million bucks

Delicious, hot and spicy kimchee dishes are standard Korean staples. But there’s also something offered at Yakiniku Million that’s so much cooler. It’s called Mool Naeng Myun, a chilled Korean soup made with beef broth, and features buckwheat (black) noodles, cucumber, turnip, apple, sliced beef and a boiled egg. Yakiniku Million serves this traditional dish…

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August 17, 2014

Home-cooking in the kitchen

Since opening 13 years ago on University Avenue, Kit n Kitchen has built a loyal following of customers. Many of its patrons dine-in daily, and some eat there multiple times a day. The locally owned, family-friendly neighborhood restaurant offers a unique menu of Eurasian dishes. “My background is spaghetti and pizza, that is what I’m…

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August 10, 2014

Agnes’ sweetest of deals

One of my favorite things to bring to any potluck is a box of hot malassadas. These pillows of dough always are a hit — everybody loves them, especially me. Dining Out readers, here’s a deal you don’t want to miss. Through Aug. 12, take advantage of a Hot Deals Hawaii offer where you can…

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August 3, 2014

Grab-and-go bowls of udon

For me, the opening of Iyo Udon in Ala Moana Center is a dream come true. First of all, I love udon noodles. Secondly, its self-serve cafeteria-style dining is perfect for my on-the-go lifestyle. Plus, the noodles are made fresh daily, taste authentic and are cooked just right — not too soft or too hard….

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Dim sum from the heart

Dining on dim sum is one of my favorite cultural traditions — sitting in a loud, crowded Chinese restaurant, with servers maneuvering food carts in between tables and chairs, while we order baskets and baskets of steamed dumplings, along with other tasty dishes, such as baked manapua, custard tarts and more. At Golden Palace Seafood…

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