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September 18, 2016

Catering To Family-Style Dining

Aja Sushi & Bento has made its name on creating local, home-style cuisine. So it’s no wonder that one of its best sellers is its Garlic Chicken, which is derived from a longtime family recipe. “This is the third generation making this chicken in our family — my grandma has been making this forever,” explains…

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One Dining Venue, Multiple Cuisines

If options and value are what you’re looking for when dining out, swing by Fairwood Drive Inn & Pho 27 Cafe. Conveniently located in Kaimuki Shopping Center on Waialae Avenue, this eatery has a little something for everyone, seeing as it offers up four different types of cuisine. Diners in the mood to sit down…

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Gourmet flavors from both land and sea

Featuring picturesque views of the ocean and harbor, Sarento’s at the Top of the Ilikai is known for its classic Italian cuisine. According to head chef Chris Mcallaster, Lobster Seafood Risotto ($54) and 8-ounce Filet Mignon ($44) are two of the restaurant’s most popular entrees. He says the former features a 7-ounce Maine lobster tail,…

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September 18, 2016

Going the distance for ramen perfection

When it comes to talking about Junpuu’s “wow” factor, owner Eiji Kato doesn’t hesitate to speak up. “We make everything from scratch and we go the extra mile,” he says. Junpuu, known for its unique ramen dishes, boasts many customer favorites. Patrons often order Spicy Cheese Gyoza ($6), for instance, as an appetizer. “It features…

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September 18, 2016

Dining Spot Gets Personal

Authenticity and friendly service are what diners will find at New Shilawon Korean Restaurant. The eatery became “new” after the Lee family took over in December 2014. Today, New Shilawon is most loved for its all-you-can-eat yakiniku and shabu shabu. “We’re the only Korean restaurant that does all-you-can-eat shabu shabu,” confirms general manager Jandy Lee….

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September 18, 2016

A-List Abalone

For today’s conscious consumers, there’s more to enjoying good food than simply reveling in delicious flavors. There’s also the added satisfaction that comes from eating high-quality meat, seafood and produce sourced responsibly from sustainable and ethical operations. And if those products happen to come from a local vendor — you’ve really hit the jackpot! Kona…

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September 9, 2016

Celebrate your kupuna with diner classics

As an iconic staple of Waikiki, Wailana Coffee House is a favorite among locals and tourists alike, offering taste bud-friendly fare like no other. The local-style diner’s menu features something for everyone to enjoy, such as fried saimin, loco moco, roasted chicken and steak dishes. According to owner and manager Kenton Tom, giving menu items…

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September 9, 2016

New Creations To Savor

Fans of JJ Bistro & French Pastry’s Euro-Asian cuisine and fine desserts will be happy to know that this month, head chef and owner JJ Luangkhot is introducing three new dishes to his fusion-filled menu. Feeling it was time to bring in fresh flavors for his loyal customers of more than 15 years to enjoy,…

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September 9, 2016 ,

Spice Up Your Life

Many of us will come together today by taking the time to reflect on the Sept. 11 attacks. Amid the complex thoughts and emotions the event’s anniversary spurs, one of the things I am reminded of during this time is what I am grateful for as an American. Near the top of that list is…

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September 9, 2016

‘Meat Your Match’ This Week

If elegance and quality are what you’re looking for in a dining experience, head to Morton’s The Steakhouse at Ala Moana Center. The restaurant has been serving both locals and tourists in Hawaii for 15 years, and continues to serve up the best in steak house fare. Whether you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion…

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