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March 23, 2015

New Eagle Cafe

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S SPECIAL: Stuffed Cabbage ($12.50, only offered on the Thursday Special menu) If you’re a New Eagle Cafe veteran, you may recall the renovations that took place in November 2013. As the Nimitz Highway eatery’s ceilings and booths sparkle with luster, the food remains timelessly delicious. Locals are familiar with…

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March 15, 2015

Celebrating six years of breaded bliss

Perhaps the simplest gift of continued patronage is how customers are showing their affections for Fendu Boulangerie, a charming bakery cafe marking its sixth year of serving Oahu’s grateful gourmands. And if you ask owner and chef Niel Koep just what keeps his clientele coming back, he’ll tell you it’s Fendu’s high-caliber quality and uncompromising…

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March 15, 2015

Takoyaki Yama-chan Drums Up Flavor

Just listen for the familiar “thump-thump-thump” cascading rhythmically from the drum hanging in Takoyaki Yama-Chan’s window. Diners have come to recognize the restaurant’s iconic beat, which signifies that it is indeed time to eat. Takoyaki Yama-Chan opened a convenient second location in the bustling Don Quijote Kaheka food court after food fanatics discovered the traditional…

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March 15, 2015

Royal Palace Chinese Restaurant

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Beef with Asparagus ($8.95) Royal Palace Chinese Restaurant in Stadium Mall is the place to be when in the mood for delicious Chinese fare. Owned and operated by Jinhe Wu, who also serves as chef, Royal Place gives patrons the option to choose from close to 200…

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March 8, 2015

Stumbling upon something good

Where have you been all my life?” It’s a common question one asks after having discovered that one in a million diamond in the rough. And it’s the exact inquiry Dining Out demanded to know after having found Formaggio Wine Bar, a cozy restaurant tavern tucked within the lower level of Market City Shopping Center….

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March 8, 2015

More Than Just Great Bentos

With two establishments in Ala Moana and Pearl Kai, Mama-ya has made a name for itself with its affordable bentos and lunches. Now Downtown Honolulu also can enjoy the flavors of Mama-ya at its newest location on Bishop Street. Officially open March 16, Mama-ya is bringing its trademark dishes to the next level of convenient…

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March 8, 2015

Minamoto Kitchoan

A closer look at this week’s special: Usagisan ($24 for 10-piece set, $4.80 for 2 pieces) Through the glass doors hina-ningyo are on display at Minamoto Kitchoan in Ala Moana Center. The seven-tiered presentation is ladened with Japanese dolls and furniture in celebration of Girl’s Day. Aside from hina-ningyo, Minamoto Kitchoan celebrated Girls’ Day (March…

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March 1, 2015

Holy mackerel! It’s a seafood extravaganza

With the season of Lent upon us, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue is making its meat-free dishes the dining stars these days (the next 40 days to be exact). Although the beloved barbecue spot still will offer its classic, tried-and-true temptations, those eschewing meat in observation of this special season will be more than happy to hear…

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March 1, 2015

Shiro’s Saimin Haven

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Bento A ($9.95) The road to Shiro’s Saimin Haven may be a little bumpy, but customers still are flocking to the veteran establishment in Waimalu, despite the nearby road work. Nothing will get in the way of patrons’ love for Shiro’s. Local families have been coming to…

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March 1, 2015

Drink Tea Like a Boss

Those in search of premium beverages crafted with the utmost quality and taste in mind now have the opportunity to “drink tea like a boss” at one of Hawaii’s newest thirst-quenching destinations. Tea Boss opened its doors four months ago, and offers a host of bubble teas, signature drinks, milk teas, fruit juices and slushes…

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