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May 19, 2015

‘Caps off’ to Shiro’s catering

Graduation commencement ceremonies are on the horizon, which means parties and well-wishes will abound as students begin new chapters of their lives. Thankfully, Shiro’s Saimin makes catering for celebratory gatherings easy, and offers delicious food options for extremely reasonable prices. According to general manager Bryce Fujimoto, many people already have placed catering orders and the…

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May 19, 2015

Where cuisine tastes as good as it looks

An elegant world away from the whirlwind pace of pedestrian Honolulu, Chef Chai transports its patrons through the magic of taste, featuring five-star cuisine and a style-savvy ambiance that exudes effortless chic. Ever the gracious host, owner and chef Chai Chaowasaree welcomed Dining Out into his upscale establishment with a kind hug and welcoming smile…

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May 19, 2015

Japengo

After making the switch from Pacific Rim fare to Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Japengo has never been better. Under the direction of chef Jon Matsubara, the Hyatt Regency restaurant now focuses on what’s locally available, appealing to tourists and locals alike. The word “extravagant” doesn’t even begin to describe Japengo’s menu, with dishes that call for…

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May 19, 2015

Add some spice to your seafood routine

For nearly two years, Cajun King has made a name for itself as one of the go-to spots for locals to enjoy amazing, finger-lickin’-good seafood — so much so that Kaneohe became home to a second Cajun King location just this past September. Now, more locals can get down and dirty while eating with their…

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May 19, 2015

Redefining fast food

It’s 6 p.m. and you’ve already put in an eighthour workday, followed by a fitness class that completely kicked your booty. By this time of night, you are past the point of hungry. You are “hangry” — and your appetite is demanding food, fast! Lucky for you, local eatery GRYLT supplies body-conscious bites that appease…

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Filling up on Cantonese favorites

If good food at reasonable prices is what you seek, checking out Royal Palace Chinese Restaurant is a must. Open for more than 20 years, the Stadium Mall eatery offers a la carte and buffet Cantonese-style cuisine that will fill your stomach without emptying your wallet. Perhaps no better example of the restaurant’s affordable approach…

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May 10, 2015

Il Lupino

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Linguine del Pescatore ($30; add 6-ounce Maine Roasted Lobster Tail for $19) Upon entering Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar, you are immediately transported to a quaint Italian village, with moseying music, patio seating and alluring smells wafting from the kitchen. A glass wine cellar sits in…

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May 10, 2015

Making the yummiest new eats in town, ‘fare and square’

It’s been a little more than two months since Square Barrels first opened its doors. Now, aside from menu staples of burgers and beer, you’ll also be able to find a bevy of new inventions. Take, for example, Tats’s Poke (market price). Named after the restaurant’s sous chef, it’s served with pickled sea asparagus. Hawaiian…

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May 10, 2015

A near-endless buffet equates to paradise on your plate

For those lucky enough to call Hawaii home, the price of living (and eating) in paradise shouldn’t be an arm and a leg. Makino Chaya agrees, which is why the popular Aiea eatery provides a delicious break for Oahu diners with its buffet packed with near endless options — without the accompanying eye-popping price tag….

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May 10, 2015

Pizza’s never been so healthy, savory

Pizza: it comes in many different shapes and sizes. From an impressive array of crust types — thin, deep dish, stuffed, pretzel, hand tossed — to a seemingly never-ending list of toppings, cheeses and sauces, pizza is a staple in the culinary arena. No person is left behind when it comes to pies, and at…

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