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Something for everyone

We all know that deciding where to eat can be a real struggle. Mom and Dad want Chinese food, but the kids are craving Japanese. “It’s a situation all too familiar to many families, which is why we decided to open up a restaurant that could satisfy a variety of tastes,” says Tiffany Ko, owner…

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August 24, 2014

Romano’s Macaroni Grill

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: MAMA’S TRIO ($21) Romano’s Macaroni Grill in Ala Moana Center’s Hookipa Terrace knows a thing or two about Italian cuisine. We’re talkin’ authentic Italian eats — that hearty, rustic goodness — straight from mama’s kitchen. To achieve such immaculate fare, chefs simply rely on the freshest ingredients…

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Where the locals go for Chinese fare

Although Waikiki may be stereotyped as a tourist attraction, many hidden gems in the bustling area have become a haven for both visitors and locals alike. Case in point: Seafood Village. Tucked away in Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort and Spa, this Cantonese-style restaurant brings some of China’s most authentic and appetizing dishes to the island….

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August 17, 2014

Fresco Italian Restaurant

Take a closer look at this week’s house special: Cacciucco di Mare ($39.95) Fresco Italian Restaurant gives patrons the opportunity to bask in the bountiful flavors of Italy without having to travel across the globe. Situated within Hilton Hawaiian Village in the heart of Waikiki, Fresco pays it forward with uniquely local nuances paired with…

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August 17, 2014

Kobe grills to thrill

Through five decades of pleasing multiple generations of diners, the skilled staff at Kobe Japanese Steak-house & Sushi Bar continues to dazzle diners with menu creations that keep the eating experience fresh, fun and entertaining. Kobe is situated conveniently at the gateway to Waikiki on Ala Moana Boulevard between the iconic Ilikai and Hilton Hawaiian…

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August 10, 2014

Max’s of Manila

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at your favorite restaurant? Well, much credit goes to the many chefs, owners and managers who work diligently day in and day out to make sure Hawaii’s diners have a top-notch dining experience. This week, Dining Out gets the inside scoop from Max’s of Manila chef Gregorio…

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August 10, 2014

Chow down with Camellia

As one of the area’s most frequented all-you-can-eat buffets, Camellia Buffet has always insisted on cooking Korean cuisine the traditional way. “We try to keep everything as authentic as possible, using recipes that have been passed on for generations,” says floor manager Kelly Park. With almost 30 successful years behind its operation, the restaurant continues…

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August 10, 2014

Blue Water Shrimp and Seafood

Take a closer look at this week’s house special: Double Combo with Furikake Ahi and Salmon with Dill Butter ($14.95) Blue Water Shrimp and Seafood offers quite a catch with its made-to-order, island-style plate lunches with a gourmet twist. Earlier this year, this former food truck relocated to a spot in Ala Moana Center’s Makai…

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August 3, 2014

People’s Cafe

People’s Cafe prides itself on its home-cooked Hawaiian grinds and authentic Filipino food. The restaurant has been in business for years, and in 2004, Tomas Ventura took ownership. The menu is impressive with a surplus of options, however, patrons always gravitate to the famous Hawaiian Plate, which is a top-seller. Recently, People’s Cafe surprised customers…

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August 3, 2014

A First-Class Doughnut Destination

There’s something about Regal Bakery Airport’s delectable doughnuts that give the tasty treats an addictive quality that has diners from around the island, as well as visitors from around the world, flocking to fulfill their doughnut fix. Regal Bakery’s doughnuts are baked fresh daily at its in-house kitchen facility that opened in 2011 amid the…

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