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February 12, 2017

A Tasty Legacy

Growing up, Russell Siu saw the way that his grandparents cooked. His grandfather, who had moved to Hawaii from China, had grown up without a refrigerator, so he became accustomed to getting fresh ingredients daily — whatever was available at the markets in Chinatown. And his grandmother, who had grown up here, often prepared local…

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February 12, 2017

Flavor-Packed Plate Lunches

Kau Kau Grill in Mapunapuna, and its original food truck in Honolulu, continues to build a following of customers, including many who are there daily for its tasty local-style plate lunches. Owners Miles Oyasato and Ty Takishita started their food truck operation in 2013 on Kapiolani Boulevard (now located at Hawaii Foreign Trade Zone, Pier…

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February 12, 2017

Everything You Need In One Meal

Best known for traditional Japanese cuisine, Teishoku Restaurant is your spot for delicious meal sets. Located in Kalihi at Kamehameha Shopping Center, guests can expect delectable fare served up in a casual setting for an affordable price. Having just opened last summer, the eatery already has catered to a wide range of locals and tourists…

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February 12, 2017

Breakfast that puts a smile on your face

Escape the rush of Downtown Honolulu by enjoying your next meal at Pagoda Floating Restaurant. As soon as you step into the Japanese-garden setting, you’ll feel relaxed thanks to its lush greenery and serene koi pond. Then, you’ll want to enter the restaurant to indulge in a wide array of allyou-can-eat local fare. In fact,…

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Keeping an island dining tradition alive

Locals truly are blessed to live in Hawaii, as good food can be found everywhere in the 50th State. And while there are countless eateries on the island, Laverne’s Hawaiian and Local Style Food is among the best. Laverne’s has been serving the community since 2000 and recently opened its newest location at New-town Driving…

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February 5, 2017

Going gaga over comfort food

Make this Valentine’s Day memorable for that special someone by celebrating at Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen. According to general manager Faye Hara, the eatery is featuring Steak & Tempura Combo ($23.95), which is available only Feb. 14. “Before, our steak combo featured an 8-ounce steak, but now it’s an 11-ounce portion,” Hara says. Aside from…

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February 5, 2017

Chai’s Choice

When you’re planning a night on the town, the last thing you want to do is stress over the details, such as where to eat before the nighttime festivities begin. Thankfully, Asian-fusion eatery Chef Chai is conveniently located right in the heart of Honolulu’s scene of events — whether you’re taking in a show at…

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February 5, 2017

New Menu Makes The Cut

Japengo at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa has updated its menu recently, focusing more on steaks and seafood. The upscale, elegant-casual restaurant, which also changed its name to Japengo Steak and Seafood, originally featured Hawaii regional cuisine and a sushi bar. “We’re trying to focus on wagyu steaks, so we get some locally,…

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The Coziest Korean Fare

There’s something about New Shilawon Korean Restaurant that just feels cozy. Walk in and immediately feel at home in its casual, welcoming atmosphere that makes you feel as though you’re going over to a friend’s house — if only your “friend” were a really, really good cook. Serving up traditional, home-style Korean eats, New Shilawon…

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February 5, 2017

New eatery thinks outside the ‘poke box’

Eating poke in Hawaii just became more fun than ever thanks to the new takeout spot Poke & Box, located in Makai Market Food Court at Ala Moana Center. Poke is the ultimate Hawaiian food, and while the 50th State is famous for its poke bowls, those who visit Poke & Box can now enjoy…

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