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July 12, 2015

Fly like an eagle to this local-style diner

There’s no better way to stray away from crowds of tourists than to venture off the beaten path toward Nimitz Highway, where you’ll find the conveniently located New Eagle Cafe. This classic local eatery offers its guests a family-friendly, diner-style atmosphere and good food to go with it. According to owner Tae Im, three of…

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Where happiness is a warm dim sum

Obviously, there are many Chinese eateries through out the island. But what sets Happy Days Chinese Seafood Restaurant apart is right there in its name. “People gather here and get their whole family together. Everyone is so happy,” says owner Lisa Lum. “Our customers are just like family — they always come back,” she adds….

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Cooling off with cold noodle creations, more

It sure has been a hot summer so far. One way to beat the heat is with cool, refreshing dishes, such as Golden Cold Noodle ($6.50) at Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant in Chinatown (which, thankfully, also has air conditioning). Inspired by the season’s sweltering weather, this new dish was created by manager Gary Lam and…

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For the Love of Lychee

In a state that doesn’t define its seasons by snowfall and leaves that change colors, Hawaii’s dwellers turn to other signals to mark each time of year. Winter brings with it boisterous and barreling waves on the North Shore, while summer is all about the fresh fruits that start to ripen and enliven our hot…

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Steak, seafood steal the show at Morton’s

As its dedicated staff strives to present guests with the best dining experience possible, Morton’s The Steakhouse sets the table by serving up top-notch cuisine. Diners at Morton’s are treated to unsurpassed customer service within an inviting atmosphere that creates an out-of-this-world dining destination. General manager Zyron Schoniwitz and restaurant manager Ryan Hisatake — a…

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July 5, 2015

A different approach to Japanese fare

Named after a castle in Hiroshima, Japan, Rijo Restaurant seeks to bring contemporary, elevated Japanese cuisine to the Islands. “Our chef takes traditional Japanese dishes and infuses local ingredients, along with international cooking styles, to produce a unique and flavorful variety of dishes,” says manager Kelvin Nakahata. “(Chef Yao) has many years of cooking experience…

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July 5, 2015

A deep-sea world of magnificent flavors

Since opening in 1979, Oceanarium Restaurant in Pacific Beach Hotel has served nearly 15 million pounds of crab legs and serviced 535 million guests, according to general manager Franklin Nagamine. But it’s not just the tasty crustaceans that make this iconic Waikiki restaurant so popular. From the incredible wrap-around, floor-to-ceiling aquarium inside, to its flavorful…

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Summertime, and the Eatin’ is Easy

One of the best ways to embrace the spirit of the current season is to reflect it with the foods that we eat. This week, I literally am getting seasonal with my dining choices by seeking out lively summer rolls. Here to match the brightness of a sun-kissed July day, these healthy wraps are as…

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June 28, 2015

Say ‘happy birthday’ with chocolate, berries

Among the seemingly endless ways to indulge in the sweeter things in life, there is no other place that makes cake work like Cake Works. The bakery, located across the street from Hawaiian Humane Society, offers a multitude of sweet-tooth satisfying desserts including custom cakes — whether for a wedding, birthday, graduation or anniversary —…

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June 28, 2015

High-quality food with a tip-top view

With a name like Sarento’s At The Top of the “I,” located at the Ilikai Hotel, you go in there expecting a good view. But nothing really can prepare you for the breathtaking panorama overlooking the ocean on one side, and into the mountains on the other. So, what better setting to indulge in dishes…

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