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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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July 20, 2014

A hot pot full of love and flavor

One of my favorite childhood memories is eating hot pot with my family at home. My mom would have all the ingredients plated separately, and we would cook it in an electric hot pot at the table. There would be sliced chicken and beef, shrimp, fish balls, tofu, mushrooms and vegetables, along with some dipping…

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July 13, 2014

A celebration of mangoes

Calling all mango lovers! Mangoes at the Moana returns Saturday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa in Waikiki. The sixth annual event, held in partnership with Makaha Mangoes, invites locals and visitors to a full day of mango fun, including a mango recipe contest, the…

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July 6, 2014

Pagoda keeps it nice and local

A few years ago, Pagoda Floating Restaurant expanded its hours and started offering sit-down service for breakfast, lunch and dinner, giving kamaaina and visitors even more reason to visit this landmark restaurant, known for its dinner and Sunday brunch buffets that have been a family-favorite, local tradition for the past 50 years. On the menu…

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