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Canton Seafood Offers Quite a Catch

Canton Seafood on Keeaumoku Street is celebrating its third anniversary and has created some impressive money-saving menu items to help spread the news. According to manager Peng Gong, “The specials are a way to thank our customers for their support over these first three years.” Dinner specials include Lobster (prepared five different ways), flounder, salmon,…

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March 30, 2014

Fill Up on Local, Quality Ingredients

GRYLT is way more than just another eatery glorified for its steak plate. Here at this local hot spot, the combination of locally-sourced, organic and hormone-free ingredients turn simple favorites into mouth-watering meals. Even your vegan friends will be happy. GRYLT features a make-it-yourself menu that provides any number of combinations. Chose a vegetable option,…

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March 23, 2014

‘Floating’ on Air with Shrimp, Pork Belly and More

The last time we visited Pagoda Floating Restaurant, executive chef Jason Takemura was in the process of updating the classic menu by introducing more fresh and local ingredients. The remake has continued with impressive results, which isn’t easy. Restaurants must adapt without alienating longtime customers. Takemura has done just that by reinventing old favorites while…

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Simply Satisfying Cuisine

At first glance, Mimasuya Italiano of Kyoto may seem like a strange moniker. What, after all, does the Japanese city of Kyoto have to do with Southern European cuisine. A lot, actually. Japanese and Italian food share a basic culinary philosophy. Each is based on the belief that good food comes from great ingredients that…

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March 2, 2014

Sekiya’s Spotlights New Offerings

Generations of Oahu diners have been attracted to Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen because of its simple and tasty menu. There is also something comforting about recipes that have been handed down since 1935, when Taisuke and Katsuko Sekiya opened their first establishment. It gets even better when old favorites are paired with new items geared…

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February 23, 2014

Fare Making Mouths Water

For years, The Mandalay on Alakea Street has been a go to place for large groups looking to enjoy tasty Cantonese cuisine. But while the restaurant is large enough to accommodate 320 people, it’s also comfortable enough for an intimate date or a small family dinner. What more can one ask for? The expansive menu…

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February 16, 2014

Eat, Drink Up at New Eagle

It’s a fact. New Eagle Cafe is new. Well, at least its beer and wine selections are new. After months of anticipation, the familiar and comfortable Nimitz Highway restaurant has its liquor license and is pouring drinks to accent its menu of local comfort food. It’s a good thing, too. After all, what is poke…

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February 9, 2014

Sold on These Saimin Burgers

Who knew lunch could be dangerous? The typical midday repast remains relatively calm unless one enters the dining hall with saimin burgers … then everything goes out the window and the chaos begins. It’s true. I’ve witnessed this myself. For whatever reason, meat sandwiched between crispy patties of Asian noodles creates sudden popularity and the…

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The Golden-ticket Fare

Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant may be the most recognizable eatery in Chinatown. Its large, red pillars have been used as a meeting place and geographical landmark for decades. Golden Palace has also been a hot spot for diners in the mood for dim sum and other Hong Kong-style delicacies. With three generations of family ownership,…

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January 26, 2014

Morton’s Prevails Over Land and Sea

Since its 2001 opening, Morton’s The Steakhouse has maintained its reputation as one of the state’s best steakhouses — if not one of the best restaurants. In fact, when asked for his 15 second elevator pitch to describe what makes this Ala Moana Center restaurant special, general manager Zyron Schoniwitz answered in an instant. “It’s…

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