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July 20, 2014

Paul’s Poppers

As a close family friend, Sav-Mor Coffee Shop’s Robert Joseph Luke (known to many as “Grandpa Joe”) taught Paul Park how to create the perfect traditional Chinese won ton, which in turn, Park recreated and made into his Original Pork Popper. Today, the chef’s budding restaurant, Paul’s Poppers, boasts poppers of all varieties, from savory…

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July 20, 2014

Shiro’s legacy lives on

For a restaurant, there is perhaps nothing more rewarding than the sight of customers leaning back in satisfaction after ravaging their plates down to the very last morsel. Such is often the case at Shiro’s Saimin Haven, where saimin and local favorites of the highest quality dominate the menu. Founded by “Mistah Saimin,” Franz Shiro…

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July 20, 2014

Seafood Frenzy is all the Rage

After capitalizing on the Cajun-style seafood-boil craze that is sweeping the culinary landscape, Raging Crab continues to serve up waves of flavorful favorites for local diners. Raging Crab was introduced by co-owners J.C. “Moto” Chow and Steven “Sean” Saiki as a destination for families and friends alike to embark on a true “hands-on” dining experience….

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July 13, 2014

Love at first popping bite

Before opening Paul’s Poppers, owner Paul Park spent much of his time apprenticing at Sav-Mor Coffee Shop, then owned by the late Robert Joseph Luke. “I remember visiting Grandpa Joe and being completely mesmerized by how good his crispy pork wontons were,” Park recalls. “After his passing, I made it my goal to recreate that…

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Happy Days Chinese Restaurant

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: CHICKEN CHOP SUEY ($10) There are many reasons to smile at Happy Days Chinese Restaurant in Kaimuki. Renowned for its Hong Kong-style cuisine and friendly service, this award-winning establishment takes home the prize for its assortment of dishes and ever-popular dim sum selection. Restaurant owner Lisa…

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July 13, 2014

Turn back the clock with can’t-miss, super savings

As Eggs ‘n Things celebrates a monumental 40th anniversary of providing pancakes, omelets, crepes and other desirable dishes to both local residents and visitors alike, the eatery presents a week’s worth of specially-priced throwback menu items that are sure to invoke recollections of memorable dining experiences at the iconic restaurant. Eggs ‘n Things is serving…

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July 6, 2014

Camellia Buffet

The options are endless at Camellia Buffet, a Honolulu restaurant renowned for its all-you-can-eat Korean buffet. Patrons take on the role of chef, and cook their favorites on a tabletop yakiniku grill. The buffet spread features all of the savory meats you could ask for, from chicken and kalbi to beef ribeye and hot spicy…

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July 6, 2014

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: WOLFGANG’S EGGS BENEDICT ($13.95) Since 2009, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse has made its presence known in Waikiki, as internationally-known restaurateur Wolfgang Zwiener sets high standards for the establishment, in regards to cuisine, customer service and, of course, the overall dining experience. Kamaaina and visitors alike have created lasting memories…

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July 6, 2014

Ocean Dim Sum

Patrons are eager to splash into a sea of flavors at Ocean Dim Sum in Waipahu. Owners Darren and Elaine Li recently opened the doors to this grab-and-go hot spot that’s quickly developing quite a fan base. Not your typical dine-in restaurant, Ocean Dim Sum offers dim sum available for takeout only. According to the…

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Straight from Italy’s rustic kitchen

With more than 200 locations worldwide, the Italian eatery, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, operates two locations among the Hawaiian Islands in Honolulu and Waikoloa. Famous for fare that embraces both the traditional and modern aspects of Italian cooking, Macaroni Grill’s newly revamped menu is sure to please. “Running a restaurant is a huge responsibility that I…

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