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March 12, 2017

Sweet Home Cafe

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: HEALTHY HERB AND HOUSE SPECIAL BROTHS with an assortment of meat, vegetables, noodles and seafood (broths are $8.95 each; sides are priced individually) There’s something magical and heart-warmingly communal about hovering around bubbling broths that fill the air with smells of exotic herbs and delicious seasonings. The…

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March 5, 2017

House of Wong Restaurant

The rounded exterior of House of Wong Restaurant is just one unique and memorable facet of the Kapahulu Chinese eatery. There’s also the expansive dining area, capable of hosting exclusive parties (up to 100 guests) and large family dinners, and the neatly arranged pastel green napkins that adorn each table. Most unforgettable, however, would have…

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March 5, 2017

This Place Is On Fire

If you venture to the revamped section of Waikiki off of Kuhio Avenue, where International Market Place now resides, you’ll find TR Fire Grill waiting to satisfy your cravings. Offering fire-roasted, grilled and smoked cuisine, the new eatery serves elevated comfort food with tons of flavor. Enjoy the restaurant’s “local” hour, or happy hour, daily…

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March 5, 2017

Loving The Taste Of Japan

It’s little wonder why locals and tourists quickly fall in love with the local Japanese culture. From the holidays and traditions to the tasty foods, Hawaii is heavily influenced by all that lies beneath the red sun. Enter J-Shop, a Japanese grocery store and small eatery, which takes pride in housing high-quality ingredients and food…

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February 26, 2017

TR Fire Grill

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: WONUTS ($10) If you’ve traveled to Waikiki lately, a few things might look unfamiliar to you. With the exquisite and bustling International Market Place (IMP) now open, as well as various shops and eateries popping up alongside Kalakaua and Kuhio avenues, the once mostly tourist destination now…

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February 19, 2017

Kozo Sushi

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Udon Salad ($6.60) The gastronomic blessing that is sushi, which originated in the eighth century in Japan, has evolved into something completely different today. The once exclusive delicacy of raw fish and rice now comes in many forms and is accessible to everyone. Sushi is served on…

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February 19, 2017

Poke & Box

Everyone has their own preference for which style of poke they love most, and now diners can customize the poke meal of their dreams with a wide selection of island-style seafood, toppings and sauces at Poke & Box. At the new takeout eatery, located within Ala Moana Center’s Makai Market Food Court, choose from small…

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February 12, 2017 ,

Love Is All Your Need

LAVERNE’S Opt for some good ol’ local-style comfort food on the day made for love with Laverne’s succulent shrimp cooked in a garlic butter sauce and served over a bed of pasta ($11). And for an additional $2, treat yourself and your loved one to Strawberry Cheesecake for that extra-sweet finish. Laverne’s Newtown Golf Driving…

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February 12, 2017

Canton Seafood Restaurant

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Fried Fish with Sweet Vinegar & Onion ($12.99 special, $18.99 regular) Coming up to its sixth anniversary, Canton Seafood Restaurant off Keeaumoku Street is celebrating in its usual giving way — with tons of entree specials and discounted prices. When you’re in the Cantonese-style eatery, you’re home,…

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February 5, 2017

Mimi’s Place

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Jalea De Mariscos ($20 personal, $28 family-style) It’s perfectly normal to instantly feel like family at Mimi’s Place. As soon as you walk into the music-filled, fiery red-accented establishment, you’re greeted with friendly personalities and an uplifting atmosphere. You may even want to start dancing on the…

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