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October 26, 2014

Kaneohe reels in quite a catch

Soon after the launch of Cajun King in Waimalu, it was apparent that co-owners Tony Siakkhasone Lai and Jay Chen had stumbled upon something great. “People started coming from all over the island, so it felt natural to expand,” explains Lai, who opened the restaurant’s second location in Kaneohe last month. Specializing in Cajun-style seafood…

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October 26, 2014

Chef Chai

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Oxtail a la Chai with Lemongrass Broth and Chinese Celery ($29 regular price, $15 during happy hour at the bar) You could say that for celebrity chef Chai Chaowasaree, his passion for cooking was instilled in him from an early age. Growing up in Bangkok, Thailand,…

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October 26, 2014

A sustainable take on local cuisine

For two decades, Kakaako Kitchen has built a stellar reputation by offering tasty dishes crafted with fresh, locally grown and sourced ingredients to put a gourmet touch on local-style plate lunches and comfort food. Located on Ala Moana Boulevard in the Ewa end of Ward Center, the restaurant takes the concept of sustainability to the…

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October 19, 2014

Celebrate Halloween in style

Those hoping to celebrate Halloween with a fairy tale ending need look no further than Il Lupino’s Little Red Riding Hood and The Wolf-themed revelry. Appropriately, Il Lupino translates to mean “little wolf” in Italian, and bears the nickname of owner Wolfgang Zwiener. Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar offers stellar customer service and authentic…

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October 19, 2014

Shiro’s recipes stand the test of time

After nearly five decades in operation, Shiro’s Saimin Haven boasts a menu that reads unlike any other. With nearly 70 different types of saimin alone, the eatery offers truly endless options of local favorites. Founded by the late Franz Shiro Matsuo, known by locals simply as “Mistah Saimin,” Shiro’s invites all to try the classics…

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Seafood Village Chinese Cuisine

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Diced Pork Loin with House Black Pepper Sauce ($18.95) Nestled in Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort and Spa’s Ewa Tower, Seafood Village Chinese Cuisine caters to the appetites of those who adore traditional Hong Kong-style fare. The restaurant boasts elegant decor, and its spacious dining rooms are…

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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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