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Take your taste buds on vacation

You easily can take a trip to China without having to leave the island by stopping into Jade Dynasty. The hustle and bustle of this taste bud-awakening eatery will make you want to settle into one of its red-seated round tables with a group of friends, family or even a date. According to general manager…

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July 12, 2015

Cajun King spices up the dining experience

After patrons raved about their first culinary venture Lobster King, restaurant owners June Kim and Jay Chen decided to kick the dining experience up a notch with the establishment of another regal dining endeavor: Cajun King Kaneohe. The restaurant’s convenient Windward City Shopping Center locale next to American Savings Bank behind Foodland and Longs offers…

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July 5, 2015

Providing guests with heavenly yet approachable cuisine

Boasting fine dining fare marked by a distinctly eclectic and refined aesthetic, 3660 On The Rise manages to offer its guests exquisite eats without falling prey to over-the-top elitism. “I believe what makes 3660 stand out is our cuisine itself,” says chef de cuisine Lydell Leong. “We try to serve excellent quality without being fussy…

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June 28, 2015

Restaurant brings bite of ‘Big Apple’ back to the Islands

After preparing a meal at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City last week, Japengo chef de cuisine Jon Matsubara is poised to “wow” local diners with a similar menu crafted to portray the unique flavors of the Islands. Like a finely tuned orchestra, the “Japengo at The James Beard” menu produces a…

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June 21, 2015

Yoshoku to revamp menu with hefty bentos

The term yoshoku translates to a fusion of Japanese food and western dishes, which is exactly what you can expect to find at takeout restaurant Yoshoku, located at 4561 Salt Lake Blvd. If you’ve been there already, you are familiar with the eatery’s assembly line-style order system. However, next month Yoshoku is changing its menu…

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Seafood Village makes a splash with its kamaaina specials

Summer has kicked off swimmingly, and never before has fresh seafood sounded so good. Located within the lower level of the beautiful Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort and Spa, Seafood Village Chinese Restaurant offers visitors and locals alike the best selections, all conveniently located in the center of where it’s all happening. Manager Yao Ming Guan…

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June 7, 2015

Indulge sweet and savory cravings with freshly baked goods

In French, a boulangerie is a bakery that specializes in bread. Fendu Boulangerie at Manoa Marketplace offers that and much more — from soups and desserts to pizzas and sandwiches — that are made fresh and delicious. The menu’s flavors, combining French, Asian and Hawaiian influences, make for a menu that is big on flavor…

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May 31, 2015

Fresh strands of udon, any way you’d like them

Aday of shopping surely can work up an appetite, and Iyo Udon at Ala Moana Center knows exactly what will hit the spot. Authentically Japanese, this cafeteriastyle eatery runs on the philosophy of speedy service without cutting corners. Upon entering the restaurant, Iyo Udon staffers welcome patrons with the traditional Japanese greeting “Irasshaimase!” Orders are…

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Courtly buffet ideal for families, large parties

By offering a bounty of contemporary island cuisine coupled with local favorites and familiar flavors, the Prince Court buffet serves up daily feasts that are truly fit for royalty. Situated on the third floor of Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki, Prince Court features a blend of culinary techniques and incorporates the talents of executive chef Kirby…

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May 19, 2015

Redefining fast food

It’s 6 p.m. and you’ve already put in an eighthour workday, followed by a fitness class that completely kicked your booty. By this time of night, you are past the point of hungry. You are “hangry” — and your appetite is demanding food, fast! Lucky for you, local eatery GRYLT supplies body-conscious bites that appease…

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