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January 8, 2017

Saimin Shop Still Growing

Ever since Franz Shiro Matsuo opened Shiro’s Saimin Haven in the late ’60s, it has become a go-to spot for local favorites. But just because the eatery has such a long legacy, that doesn’t mean that it has stopped innovating. In fact, Shiro’s is coming up with new ideas all the time. General manager Bryce…

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January 8, 2017

Have Your Cake And Eat It, Too

Heads up: Cake Works on South King Street is temporarily closed through Jan. 19 because of structural renovations. Not to worry, though — you can still find its popular cupcakes, French macarons, decorated cookies, bars and more at its Navy Exchange (NEX) Mall location at Pearl Harbor (the food court is open to the public)….

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Going Green in 2017

With the new year already off to a great start, many of us are on a mission to make healthy dining choices in 2017. Whatever your motivation for this may be — whether it’s shedding some excess holiday weight or simply leading a healthy lifestyle overall — there’s no harm in filling your opu with…

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January 8, 2017

It’s smooth sailing with these bites

Fresh island cuisine makes its home at the new 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar, the signature dining venue of Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki. Serving both buffets and a la carte menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 100 Sails opened Nov. 21 and is spearheaded by the culinary expertise of chef de cuisine Joseph Almoguera. “We’re…

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January 8, 2017

Nothing Does It Quite Like Nabe

Lately, days and nights have been much cooler here in Hawaii, giving hungry diners plenty of reasons to stop by Ichiriki, where pots filled with simmering nabe quickly heat things up. With four locations on Oahu — Piikoi, Aiea, Kaneohe and its newest spot in Kaimuki — Ichiriki offers guests the ultimate hot-pot experience with…

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January 8, 2017

Float On With Local Fare

You know the name and you probably remember the place: Pagoda Floating Restaurant continues to be the No. 1 destination for all-you-can-eat local fare and the most unforgettable oasis — thanks to the establishment’s thriving koi pond — in the heart of Honolulu. Take a stroll around the restaurant and marvel at the colorful koi…

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January 8, 2017

81 Years’ Worth Of Flavor

Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen has been sharing its ohana values with Hawaii since 1935. The business first was located on School Street, where twin sisters Taisuke and Katsuko Sekiya opened School Delicatessen to sell various okazu (Japanese-style deli fare), shave ice and ice cream. Fast-forward 81 years and the family’s legacy lives on at Sekiya’s…

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January 8, 2017

From the auction to your plate in no time

When it comes to fresh fish, Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill is quite the catch. Customers can expect the freshest seafood possible, since Uncle’s gets their fresh fish right next door from the fish auction. “The auction starts at 5:30 a.m. every day — the boats are coming off the Pacific and selling there,” explains…

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January 1, 2017

Chai’s Choice

World-renowned chef Chai Chaowasaree surely lives up to his reputation as one of Hawaii’s top Hawaii Regional Cuisine chefs. At his restaurant, Chef Chai, you can get a taste for his innovative fare, which is always perfected with a plethora of fresh ingredients. Located on Kapiolani Boulevard near Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Chef Chai is…

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January 1, 2017

Ringing In Fresh Flavors

MAC 24/7 in Waikiki recently welcomed executive chef Rey Baysa to its kitchen, and introduced an updated menu featuring brand-new dishes, slight changes to some old favorites (such as using Hawaiian sweet bread for its French Toast) and a convenient Build Your Own Pasta option. Don’t worry, you’ll still find signature items like its famous…

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