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July 26, 2015

Putting a creative twist on local favorites

There are many reasons to venture to Aiea’s Newtown Golf Driving Range, and some would say that hitting a few golf balls actually is second to the food at Newtown Drive Inn. “The golfers eat some, but most of our business comes from workers and residents around this area,” notes chef and owner Reid Matsumura….

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July 26, 2015

The Palace Makes for a Luxurious Summer Day

School’s out for summer, and Hawaii’s temperatures really are heating up, sending many Oahu families scampering for cooler climates. Day trips spent at Ice Palace swooshing around the rink with friends work up an appetite, and with all that exercise, one can literally two-step next door to Royal Palace Chinese Restaurant, where a feast fit…

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Hung Won Seafood Restaurant

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: HuNan Style Lamb ($12.95) If you’re ever driving down Waialae Avenue, cruise on down just past 8th Avenue, where you’ll find delectable dishes sure to rattle your taste buds. Hung Won Seafood Restaurant offers a colossal menu fit for anyone hankering for the best in Chinese cuisine….

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Brunch Fare That’s Made from Scratch

It’s the middle of the morning — not quite breakfast or lunch — but that hasn’t stopped a steady flow of eager diners from walking through the doors of Scratch Kitchen & Bake Shop. As some settle down at tables, others leave with leftovers or doggie bags full of fresh-baked pastries that Scratch also sells….

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Take your taste buds on vacation

You easily can take a trip to China without having to leave the island by stopping into Jade Dynasty. The hustle and bustle of this taste bud-awakening eatery will make you want to settle into one of its red-seated round tables with a group of friends, family or even a date. According to general manager…

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July 19, 2015

Ahi & Vegetable

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Sashimi Special ($16 regular, $17 with miso soup and rice) At the far end of Kapalama Shopping Center is a place where fresh fish meets spry vegetables. What is this place you ask? None other than Ahi & Vegetable. This eatery — with a second location in…

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July 19, 2015

Come on, get happy with Ichiriki’s specials

The clamor of cooking utensils dipping into pots of soy-based broths and the satisfied slurps of diners can be heard throughout the spacious and ethereal venue of Aiea’s Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant. As customers fish into their hot pots, treasures of delicious proportions emerge in the form of an assortment of veggies and thinly sliced…

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July 12, 2015

Cajun King spices up the dining experience

After patrons raved about their first culinary venture Lobster King, restaurant owners June Kim and Jay Chen decided to kick the dining experience up a notch with the establishment of another regal dining endeavor: Cajun King Kaneohe. The restaurant’s convenient Windward City Shopping Center locale next to American Savings Bank behind Foodland and Longs offers…

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July 12, 2015

Don’t worry, dine happy

Beloved Kaimana Beach was once — and still is — known as Sans Souci Beach by many. The French saying, translated as “no worries,” is fitting for the long stretch of golden sand, where generations of families continue to gather for the ocean’s comfort and the miraculous view of Diamond Head. It truly is easy…

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July 12, 2015

Ray’s BYOB Kitchen

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Tender Abalone with Boneless Chicken and Mushroom ($15 regularly, $5 with purchase of fish special) In the middle of the hustle and bustle of Honolulu’s Chinatown district, you’ll find Chinese Cultural Plaza, where in Suite 113 Ray’s BYOB Kitchen serves a hot pot full of exotic flavors….

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