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November 27, 2016

Award-Winning Flavors

Hy’s Steak House in Waikiki, which celebrated its 40th anniversary this month, continues to be a top favorite for locals and visitors alike. The iconic fine-dining eatery was recently recognized at the Ilima Awards, winning “People’s Choice for Best Restaurant” by Honolulu Star-Advertiser readers. According to assistant manager Jonah Galase, what sets Hy’s apart from…

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November 27, 2016

Come on, get happy with new bar, pupus

Regular and first-time customers at Japengo are in for a treat, as the restaurant recently incorporated some changes. For instance, Japengo recently launched a new menu that’s more focused on seafood and steak. Customers can enjoy specialties like Scallops Truffleyaki ($16) and Pier 38 Fresh Fish ($35), complete with tatsoi (Chinese flat cabbage), tomato and…

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November 27, 2016

You can have your ‘steak’ and eat it, too

With all the poultry from Thanksgiving fresh in your memory, maybe it’s time for a nice break. And what better way to change up the turkey routine than with a nice, juicy steak? Wailana Coffee House — the iconic family restaurant situated in Waikiki, across from Hilton Hawaiian Village — offers not just one delectable…

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November 27, 2016

Keep On Feasting

When the Lee family took over a longtime Korean restaurant and put the “New” in New Shilawon in 2014, they made some changes. Here’s one: Whereas the old restaurant was BYOB, New Shilawon offers a selection of beer, soju, Korean raspberry wine and Korean Makgulri (rice wine). Known for its home-style Korean cuisine, the menu…

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Nothing Short Of Wonderful Short Ribs

Happy Sunday, my fellow foodies! I hope you all had a marvelous Thanksgiving filled with family, love, gratitude and last, but certainly not least, a delicious gobble-fest of epic proportions. Now that I know all of us have found some extra space in our tummies to accommodate holiday feasting — and I salute you for…

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November 20, 2016

When You Can’t Wait For Sushi

Sushi is one of those foods where, even if you constantly want it, you can’t always indulge your cravings without having to wait to sit down for a lengthy meal at a dine-in sushi restaurant. That doesn’t have to be the case, however, thanks to Kozo Sushi. With various locations throughout the island, Kozo is…

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November 20, 2016

Spinning Fresh Flavors

When founder and owner Darien Provenza put his passions for hip-hop and making burgers together, out sprung Franky Fresh, Kaimuki’s newest spot for burgers and milkshakes. Provenza grew up in the food industry, and at just 28 years old, he has more than a decade of experience in restaurants, including his family’s Fat Greek eateries….

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November 20, 2016

Old favorite remains No. 1 spot for families

BY KAREN IWAMOTO As the holidays approach, thoughts turn to familiar meals with an emphasis on tradition. While not quite Mom’s home cooking, a spread from a community institution that has served generations of Hawaii’s families certainly does the trick. New Eagle Cafe, which has been in business since the 1950s, is that kind of…

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November 20, 2016

Your Party-Ready Eatery

The high ceilings and elegant decor at The Mandalay in downtown Honolulu help to create the sophisticated feel that the Chinese restaurant is going for. As for the food, it’s also nothing but top-notch. With a second level perfect for holding large, private events, as well as various sliding doors downstairs capable of sectioning off…

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November 20, 2016 ,

My Main Squeeze

About a month ago, my coworker brought in a basket overflowing with fresh calamansi from her mom’s tree in Wahiawa, and ever since I’ve been on a diehard, Vitamin C-charged citrus kick, dipping into much more than my fair share of the juicy little gems. It’s so easy to become obsessed with all things citrus,…

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