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April 17, 2016

The ‘scoop’ on frosty treats

BY ELLISE KAKAZU Hukilau Marketplace is home to many food and shopping destinations, but one place that makes every visitor feel at ease is Island Scoops. This ice cream stand will make your wallet and opu (stomach) happy, with large portions and pint-sized prices. Many reference Island Scoops as the “home of the $2 scoops,”…

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Tasty Deals for Locals

As you head down the stairs in Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa to Seafood Village Chinese Cuisine, you instantly are transported into a bright scene of color, healthy chatter and wafting smells of authentic Hong Kong-Style fare. With space to accommodate small and large parties alike — through an expansive dining area, plus…

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April 17, 2016

The Sweet Spot

Minamoto Kitchoan opened its doors at Ala Moana Center in 2013 offering its famous wagashi, or Japanese-style sweets, including candies, cookies, mochi and cakes. Everything is made in Japan using high-quality ingredients and presented exquisitely, making for great gifts, favors or simply for you to enjoy anytime of the year. The store also has its…

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April 17, 2016

‘Local Potluck’ of Flavors

Not only does the Yoo family run Aja Sushi & Bento, but most of their menu is derived from recipes they have long enjoyed in their own kitchen. “All the recipes are basically our own,” explains owner Lauren Yoo, adding that some dishes also come from things that friends and employees have shared with them….

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Sea of Green

A huge component of living a healthy lifestyle is eating well, and today’s health-conscious foodies are always looking for the latest and greatest ways to go green. Kale has been all the rage for a while now, so I think a lot of us are ready to freshen things up and make room for a…

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April 10, 2016

The Sweet Life

Standing out on King Street is a sweet oasis that offers an array of taste bud-friendly treats. Custom delights and desserts come in epic style and flavor at Cake Works, where talented professionals have been baking luscious delicacies every day since opening in 2008. “We have a lot of unique and custom items available,” says…

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April 10, 2016

New Menu Boasts Italy

You know his steak houses, but have you explored Wolfgang Zwiener’s Italian-food venture? In the middle of bustling Waikiki, Il Lupino stands as a breath of fresh air, thriving on unique dishes based on regional cuisine from Italy. With its new spring menu, expect items like Filetto di Maia Lino Piccata ($30), showcasing sauteed Kurobuta…

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April 10, 2016

Celebrate your co-workers with fine fare

April 27 is Administrative Professionals Day, and in honor of the occasion, Pagoda Floating Restaurant and Catering is hosting a special buffet in its C’est Si Bon Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The buffet will feature dozens of appetizers, entrees and desserts to choose from, as well as live entertainment — music by…

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April 10, 2016

Good to the Max

With Filipino favorites such as Pancit Bihon ($9.50) and Beef Sinigang ($10.95), it’s no wonder why Max’s of Manila is one of Hawaii’s most beloved Filipino restaurants. What started 70 years ago in Maximo Gimenez’s Philippines home as a place for yummy fried chicken and good company has evolved into a worldwide eatery offering delicious…

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Keeping it old-school, delicious

As Waialae Avenue proceeds to evolve into an epicenter of trendy restaurants and cafes, there still are tried-and-true establishments that continue to thrive after decades of business. Because of these culinary gems, Kaimuki remains very much vintage and every bit authentic. Even though Hung Won Seafood Restaurant has taken new ownership in the last two…

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