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October 12, 2014

To sushi and beyond at Genki

Got sushi on the brain? Genki Sushi has you covered. And, with more than 13 locations across the island and 200 different items on the menu, the popular chain offers so much more than its name implies. “We take a lot of pride in the dishes we put out, and a big part of that…

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October 12, 2014

The Sausage Link

Island sausage company introduces German-style bratwurst If you’re biting into a sausage at a barbecue or in a restaurant in Hawaii, chances are good that you’re enjoying the work of Redondo’s. This food processing company began in 1949, from humble beginnings in Kapahulu, and went on to become the state’s largest sausage company. Redondo’s prides…

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October 12, 2014

Dive into a sea of flavor

Those in search of quality dim sum selections made fresh daily are in store for a bounty of choices crafted to please at Ocean Dim Sum. The Waipahu eatery opened in March, and serves up an array of dim sum and other creations that draw inspiration from Cantonese-, Hong Kong-style and local cuisine. The family-run…

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October 5, 2014

Mamaya

Situated in Pearl Kai Shopping Center, Mamaya is your one-stop-shop for a quick lunch on the go. Specializing in freshly made bentos, Mamaya prides itself on convenience and customization, as it continues its tradition of offering tasty, local Japanese fare with freshly packed meals, such as Miso Butterfish Bento. Patrons also have the opportunity to…

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October 5, 2014

Bite-size delights pay homage to the Islands

While Hawaii may do its fair share of importing ingredients from far away places, the archipelago state does boast an impressive flavor profile of its own. Unique, tropical fruits and exotic ingredients are widespread, from high-end to hole-in-the-wall restaurants. So, of course, it was exciting when Hokulani Bake Shop released its newest creation Okinawan Sweet…

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September 28, 2014

Seoul Garden unveils buffet trifecta

Whoever said “less is more” probably has never tried Korean-style yakiniku before — certainly not at Seoul Garden Yakiniku, where copious amounts of beef, pork and chicken, seasoned to perfection, grill all day long. So, it comes as no surprise that diners are thrilled, as the restaurant’s owner Yun Hee Im added three new yakiniku…

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September 28, 2014

Nabeya Maido

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: OMAKASE PLATTER ($18.90) To celebrate fall’s arrival, warm up to Nabeya Maido in Market City Shopping Center. The restaurant, which opened in April, is renowned for its Japanese-style nabe. The method is simple: patrons choose their preferred soup base, then select from a range of assorted…

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September 28, 2014

Wailana gets fresh, new look

Last Friday marked the highly anticipated re-opening of Wailana Coffee House. This Waikiki eatery’s interior space underwent a major renovation for nearly three weeks. In addition to new carpeting and countertops, the restaurant’s new inventory of kitchen appliances are sure to significantly assist in preparing a wide array of local, comfort food. “Having been in…

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September 21, 2014

Lili’s BBQ

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: COUNTRY CHICKEN WITH CORN BREAD ($8.50) Lili’s BBQ in Kalihi marries aspects of Southern barbecue with localand Asian-inspired barbecue. Owned and operated by husband-and-wife duo Filipo and Sue Maiava, the clean and spacious eatery opened its doors to eager diners last December, offering dine-in, takeout and…

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September 21, 2014

Not your average cafe

Back in the day, coffee shops were a pretty simple operation, with menus consisting of little more than a handful of caffeinated drinks and some pastry goods. So when Kissaten Coffee Bar, whose name means “coffee shop” in Japanese, opened four years ago in Honolulu, the upscale eatery took Oahu’s dining scene by storm. “In…

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