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It’s a Nice Day for good food

Red lanterns that hang from the ceiling add a burst of color to the spacious dining room at Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant. Tables equipped for smaller groups outline the restaurant, while larger round tables are situated in the center dining area, inviting groups of families and friends to gather and partake in a family-style…

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May 11, 2014

Downtown’s finest dishes

Take a departure from the usual downtown bustle and transport yourself to HASR Bistro’s cozy North Pauahi Street abode. There, restauranteur Terry Kakazu and executive chef Rodney Uyehara, who coown the eatery together, have created a luxuriously relaxed atmosphere and a menu that boasts some seriously delicious eats. During its lunch service, HASR offers a…

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May 4, 2014

Japanese eats made with heart

Indulgent eating isn’t about scarfing down everything in sight; sometimes, it means taking the time to savor the flavors and slowly satisfy your palate without over-doing it. Located in Pearl Kai Shopping Center, Mamaya offers an assortment of familiar okazu options and perfectly portioned meals that showcase Japanese favorites, all for very affordable prices. “We…

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It’s always good to the last bite

If you are anything like me, fantasies about what to order for dessert begin circling your mind before an appetizer has even arrived at the table. Don’t feel guilty. If a meal is like a sundae, then dessert is its proverbial cherry on top. But take a moment to enjoy the flavors of every course…

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April 20, 2014

Kau Kau’s Truckload of Grinds

I love a good barbecue and everything about it — the flavors, the textures, the ability to just dig in without caring about the sauce getting on my hands and face — I mean really, is there any other way to enjoy a barbecued feast? So, it’s definitely a treat to discover Kau Kau Grill,…

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April 13, 2014

Enticing Vietnamese Eats

There’s nothing quite like the comfort that Vietnamese food brings to the table. Uncomplicated flavors married with fresh ingredients truly make it the perfect choice for any time or occasion. Located in Aiea’s Westridge Shopping Center, Pho My Lien offers a menu of “pho-bulous” eats and more. Aside from its pho fare, the restaurant serves…

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Perfecting the Art of the Pizza Pie

There is nothing more creative than the craftsmanship of pizza. Like a piece of art, pizza dough is really just a canvas on which to make any flavor and topping combination conceivable become reality. It is for this reason alone that pizza is defined as a comfort food and perhaps one of the best meals…

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March 30, 2014

Go Big or Go Home at BCD

There is one mantra I earnestly try to live by when dining out: “Go big, or go home.” To attempt to enjoy a meal any other way would just be restrictive. It’s a relief then, to stop by Big City Diner, whose name brings to mind images of “big” dishes that embody the restaurant’s name….

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March 23, 2014

Satisfy Cravings All Day Long

I love going out to eat breakfast food. There’s just something about it that has the ability to completely satisfy my hunger and make my weekends feel complete. The only problem that arises is sometimes finding a place that is open beyond the early afternoon hours. Luckily, Eggs ‘n Things is open well past normal…

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March 16, 2014

Flavor ‘Meats’ Quality

Everything I like about food can be found in a steakhouse: prime meats, mouthwatering sides, indulgent desserts, etc. I mean really, the list goes on and on. At Wolfgang’s Steak-house, all this and more await those who walk through its doors into a low-key, relaxing atmosphere. “Although we’re a New York steakhouse, we’re not stuffy,”…

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