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August 21, 2016

Scratch Kitchen & Bake Shop

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: “Milk and Cereal” Pancakes ($10) There are so many elements that build upon Scratch Kitchen & Bake Shop’s cool-factor. Like a perfected recipe, the eatery has a collection of well-thought-out “ingredients” that make it truly special, including a collective music playlist that spews out classics from Al…

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August 14, 2016

Teishoku Restaurant

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Broiled Misoyaki Butterfish Teishoku ($12.95) The beauty of teishoku, or set meals, presents itself in each refined dish that is placed before diners. One part of the set can be a handful of pickled radish, or takuan, and another, steamy miso soup. The elegance of this traditional…

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August 7, 2016

Raging Crab

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: The Captain’s Special (with lobster, $73 or market price) Fans of Raging Crab’s beloved Cajun-style seafood will want to be among the first to dine at its second location at Aiea Town Square, set to open tomorrow (Aug. 8). Since the eatery’s Southern flavors washed ashore on…

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July 31, 2016

Sweet Home Cafe

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Spicy Miso ($9.95) and Healthy Herb ($8.95) Looking for some hot pot indulgences? You’ll find them along South King Street, where a beloved eatery keeps food enthusiasts coming back again and again. Sweet Home Cafe, a healthy and natural Taiwanese hot pot restaurant, first arrived on the…

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July 24, 2016

Fendu Boulangerie

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Lychee Caramel Flan ($4.60) Life is sweet at Fendu Boulangerie, the charming Manoa Marketplace bakeshop offering an array of appetite-pleasing fare. Since opening in 2009, the neighborhood eatery has been catering locals with the best of European-style eats ranging from pastries, breads and sandwiches to pizzas and…

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July 17, 2016

Junpuu

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Tantan Men Special ($13.50) Patrons may remember Junpuu from the old Shirokiya. Rather than move with the popular Japanese food court to its new location, Junpuu owner Eiji Kato decided to branch out instead with his own larger venue, now located off of South King Street. Junpuu…

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July 10, 2016

Makino Chaya

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Warm Cinnamon Bread Pudding (part of buffet) A buffet is a nice concept because it offers customers a little bit of everything. A good buffet, however, goes above and beyond simple satisfaction and fulfills one’s wildest food cravings. At Makino Chaya in Westridge Shopping Center, its buffet…

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Morton’s The Steakhouse

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Miso Marinated Sea Bass ($48) There is much to be said about a steak house that keeps the quality of its entire menu up to par with its steak. And while Morton’s The Steakhouse’s USDA Prime aged beef is unlike any you’ve ever had, a selection such…

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June 26, 2016

Zia’s Caffe

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Gnocchi Primavera ($16.50) After you’ve spent a day on Oahu’s scenic Windward side, come on in to Zia’s Caffe for a delizioso meal everyone can partake in. Since opening in 2001, the Kaneohe eatery has been serving families its quintessential cuisine, authentically made with heart and soul….

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June 19, 2016

Tempura Ichidai

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Tokusen Course ($25) Tempura lovers can rejoice once they step into Tempura Ichidai at Ala Moana Center. Besides the authentic and modern Japanese ambiance, the invigorating aroma of crunchy temptations welcomes hungry diners into the spacious eatery. Since opening this past January, the restaurant has showcased a…

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