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You’ll Want to be Served at this ‘Court’

In this day and age, hearing that one is being “taken to court” is a declaration normally met with an ominous sense of doom, elevated blood pressure and sheer panic. But when Dining Out got the call informing us of our own upcoming day at court — Prince Court, that is — we couldn’t have…

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June 28, 2015

Restaurant brings bite of ‘Big Apple’ back to the Islands

After preparing a meal at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City last week, Japengo chef de cuisine Jon Matsubara is poised to “wow” local diners with a similar menu crafted to portray the unique flavors of the Islands. Like a finely tuned orchestra, the “Japengo at The James Beard” menu produces a…

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June 28, 2015

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Beef Carpaccio ($21) This week, elegance meets versatility in Restaurant Row and Waikiki Beach. Ruth’s Chris Steak House welcomes its diners to an exquisite ambiance where fine dining is seen from corner to corner. Customers anticipating a worthwhile meal won’t be disappointed with its top-notch courses. Already…

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The lighter side of Chinese food

In the kitchen of Little Village Noodle House, it has been proven that simplicity is best. With each bite of fresh, clean-flavored food, comes a minimal list of ingredients used and steps for preparation taken — as it should be. The restaurant’s choice to avoid cooking complexities is not a reflection on its dedication to…

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June 28, 2015

Decadent fare for the sweet and the savory

Located on Keeaumoku street in a bustling parking lot is the famous YogurStory, one of Hawaii’s favorite brunch spots. Whether you’re just starting your day or taking a break from shopping at nearby Ala Moana Center, make sure you visit this eatery on an empty stomach, because you definitely will leave stuffed and ready for…

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June 21, 2015

Yoshoku to revamp menu with hefty bentos

The term yoshoku translates to a fusion of Japanese food and western dishes, which is exactly what you can expect to find at takeout restaurant Yoshoku, located at 4561 Salt Lake Blvd. If you’ve been there already, you are familiar with the eatery’s assembly line-style order system. However, next month Yoshoku is changing its menu…

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June 21, 2015

Healthy never tasted so good

Summertime is upon us, and what better time of year for feasting on food? Backyard barbecues and sunny picnics at the beach call for burgers and hot dogs or ice cream cones and popsicles. Yet, for those health-conscious diners who crave more nourishing bites, sometimes the foods that are good for us are nowhere in…

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June 21, 2015

Max’s of Manila

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Beer-Braised Pata Tim ($15.95) Yearning for a feast of Filipino flavors? Look no further than Max’s of Manila, where Honolulu Star-Advertiser has called it “Hawaii’s Best Place for Filipino Food” three years in a row. The restaurant serves up a colossal menu of pure, authentic Filipino cuisine…

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June 21, 2015

Catering to the Hungry Crowd

LONG KNOWN AS THE GO-TO SPOT for heart-soothing neighborhood comfort food that somehow finds that perfect balance between authentic Japanese inspiration and unique Hawaiian flair, Sekiya’s Restaurant and Delicatessen doles out steaming bowls of goodness alongside affordably delicious okazu offerings that simply hit the spot. When dining at the family-friendly eatery, which has been a…

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Yummy fare with a side of kindness

At Canton Seafood Restaurant, Helen He’s voice rings out, “How is everything?” The dining customers reply unanimously, “Very good!” The answer always is the same at the Keeaumoku Street eatery, where He is a server and her friendly attitude is shared by all of Canton’s staff. With more than 200 menu items, the Chinese restaurant…

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