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Coo Coo for Coconuts

My healthy obsession for coconut has reached its peak, Ono readers! Coconut milk, fresh coconut, coconut water, haupia — you name it, I love it. Found throughout the tropics and subtropics, coconut is renowned for its versatility, and it’s a lovely, healthy addition to your daily diet. Coo coo for coconut, I sought out a…

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February 15, 2015

New chef puts modern twist on top-of-the-line cuisine

Sarento’s at the Top of the Ilikai welcomes a new executive chef to its team. Edmond Kwok, a local boy who grew up in the restaurant business and has more than 15 years of culinary experience, started just a few weeks ago but has already brought much excitement to the kitchen, and has made noticeable…

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Fare for every palate

With Chinese New Year coming up, it’s the perfect time to entice your taste buds with Seafood Village’s traditional Chinese eats. But even if not everyone in your party is partial to Chinese food, Seafood Village will have something for them, too. “We are in the heart of Waikiki. We have people (come in) from…

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February 15, 2015

Fragrant fare worth getting to ‘nose’

Move over plain salad, Vietnamese restaurant Pho My Lien’s Lemon Beef Salad ($10.95), with its heavy dose of aromatics, is anything but boring. Mixed with chopped romaine, cucumber and tomatoes, and topped with crunchy toasted peanuts, fried onion flakes and parsley, thin-sliced tenderloin is first infused overnight in a potent puree of lemon-grass, garlic and…

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February 15, 2015 ,

Life of Pie

As you may know, this past Monday, Feb. 9, was National Pizza Day. Here at Dining Out, the holiday stretched out, much like a pliable piece of dough, into a weeklong pizza-devouring frenzy! You see, for foodies, few bonds are as strong as a mutual love for pizza. Those three magical words, “I love pizza,”…

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February 8, 2015

Feeling like one in a million

On Veg’n Out‘s recent visit to Million Restaurant, things got a little turned upside down, as Mike Lee, server and third generation member of the restaurant’s owner family, entertained us with his impressive break dancing skills. His slick moves, paired with the establishment’s equally impressive authentic Korean eats, proved to be a casual dining experience…

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February 8, 2015

An extra helping of New Year’s good luck

In celebration of Chinese New Year Feb. 19, Canton Seafood Restaurant is offering special deals on some of its most popular dishes throughout the month. Jai (on special for $9.99, regular price $11.99) is among the many traditional dishes enjoyed on Chinese New Year. This vegetarian dish is full of symbolic good-luck ingredients such as…

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February 8, 2015

An authentic Italian gem in Waikiki

Tucked away off a quiet garden path in Royal Hawaiian Center, Il Lupino Trattoria and Wine Bar is a tranquil slice of Italy right in Waikiki. Inspired by eateries in Italy, Il Lupino offers traditional Italian cuisine, which includes hand-made pasta. And recently, it unveiled a new pasta recipe that is more al dente. “It…

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An exciting new venture for Chef Chai

For decades, chef Chai Chaowasaree has slow cooked his reputation within the Islands’ restaurant industry to perfection, maintaining his roles as one of today’s most prominent figures in Hawaii Regional Cuisine as well as the executive chef for Hawaiian Airlines, among a long list of career accomplishments. In 2013, Chaowasaree opened Chef Chai on Kapiolani…

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February 8, 2015

Sushi that’s full of tasty surprises

At Kozo Sushi, you can have it all, with new makimono rolls that give you the best of everything the eatery offers. Besides brimming with well-loved favorites, the sushi mashups also showcase a yin and yang of flavors and textures: mild and spicy, creamy and crunchy, and sweet and savory. Tsunami Maki ($7.25) is an…

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