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March 1, 2015

Holy mackerel! It’s a seafood extravaganza

With the season of Lent upon us, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue is making its meat-free dishes the dining stars these days (the next 40 days to be exact). Although the beloved barbecue spot still will offer its classic, tried-and-true temptations, those eschewing meat in observation of this special season will be more than happy to hear…

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March 1, 2015

Shiro’s Saimin Haven

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Bento A ($9.95) The road to Shiro’s Saimin Haven may be a little bumpy, but customers still are flocking to the veteran establishment in Waimalu, despite the nearby road work. Nothing will get in the way of patrons’ love for Shiro’s. Local families have been coming to…

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March 1, 2015

Drink Tea Like a Boss

Those in search of premium beverages crafted with the utmost quality and taste in mind now have the opportunity to “drink tea like a boss” at one of Hawaii’s newest thirst-quenching destinations. Tea Boss opened its doors four months ago, and offers a host of bubble teas, signature drinks, milk teas, fruit juices and slushes…

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February 22, 2015

Big City Diner

LET’S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S SPECIAL: Hawaiian Island Fresh Fish, BCD Style ($14.99 lunch, $19.99 dinner) Speaking of fresh, the fish featured will be bought at the auction, ensuring that it is locally caught, and will vary according to what is available. Pictured is ahi, encrusted with furikake and seared to perfection….

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February 22, 2015

Hot for Nabe

Instead of a meal for one, Japanese nabe is custom for sharing. Nabeya Maido, accordingly, presents a clean and contemporary, family-style atmosphere. Specializing various hot pot options, Nabeya Maido is the place where “you choose what you want to eat and how much you want to eat,” says co-owner and general manager Kevin Suehiro. The…

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February 15, 2015

‘Un-baa-lievable’ eats for Year of the Sheep

As this week’s Chinese New Year celebration ushers in the Year of the Sheep, Little Village Noodle House has created a special menu designed specifically to help diners get a fresh start in the lunar-calendar year. As proof to the saying that good things come in small packages, some of Hawaii’s best, award-winning Chinese cuisine…

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February 15, 2015

Heavenly Sushi Right Before Your Eyes

Sometimes when I dream, I dream about food magically appearing in front of me. No fuss, no waiting, just an endless array of dishes within reach. At Genki Sushi, my dream became a reality. Officially called kaiten sushi, or revolving sushi, Genki is famous for its conveyer belt of food. Some may call it genius…

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February 15, 2015

Wagyu beef: It’s what’s for dinner

One can’t make a trip to any local Oahu supermarket these days without being welcomed by the sight of a whole savory selection of Redondo’s brand name favorites in the meat aisle. Starting out as a relatively small food processing company in 1949, Redondo’s has seen great success, becoming a trusted household name for providing…

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February 15, 2015

Fresco Italian Restaurant

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: COSTOLETTE DI AGNELLO ALLA GRIGLIA ($44.95, AVAILABLE FROM MONDAY, FEB. 16) Situated at Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Rainbow Bazaar, Fresco Italian Restaurant may be within walking distance for many tourists, but as scores of island locals are finding out, venturing to the Waikiki eatery is well worth the…

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February 8, 2015

Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen

LET’S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK A THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Sekiya’s Party Tray (price varies, as all items are sold a la carte) At Sekiya’s Restaurant and Delicatessen, the keiki are as excited about the koi pond as the adults are about the food. A Kaimuki staple, Sekiya’s has been serving up local Japanese food…

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