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Where the locals go for Chinese fare

Although Waikiki may be stereotyped as a tourist attraction, many hidden gems in the bustling area have become a haven for both visitors and locals alike. Case in point: Seafood Village. Tucked away in Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort and Spa, this Cantonese-style restaurant brings some of China’s most authentic and appetizing dishes to the island….

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August 10, 2014

Chow down with Camellia

As one of the area’s most frequented all-you-can-eat buffets, Camellia Buffet has always insisted on cooking Korean cuisine the traditional way. “We try to keep everything as authentic as possible, using recipes that have been passed on for generations,” says floor manager Kelly Park. With almost 30 successful years behind its operation, the restaurant continues…

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August 3, 2014

Out to lunch at Anytime Café

Sometimes, deciding what to eat for lunch feels like the most difficult choice to make. For the hungry and indecisive, Anytime Café offers a tasty means to a satisfying end with its newest line-up of lunch specials served daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Ever since we launched our original set of lunch specials,…

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July 27, 2014

Get your grill on

Nothing says summer quite like the aromatic, smoky char of well-seasoned meat. Such an inviting scene is common at Asahi Grill on Ward Avenue, where locals have been feasting with friends and family for years. “It’s all about cooking with love here,” says manager Victoria Sayno, who has been with the eatery for almost 25…

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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 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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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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June 29, 2014

YogurStory adds another chapter with dinner

In a story that keeps getting better. YogurStory welcomes all to sample its newest dinner menu, featuring creations inspired by some of Italy’s most classic dishes. “We wanted to branch out into the dinner world by incorporating a lot of local favorites into Italian cuisine,” says Brandon Stover, executive chef of YogurStory. “The combination of…

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June 22, 2014

Get bubbly about Kung Fu Tea

To set things straight, “There is an absolute difference between good and great bubble tea,” confirms Kevin Yang, partner and manager of Honolulu’s Kung Fu Tea. “Even one sip can reveal a lot.” With more than 20 locations nationwide, and considered by many to be the “Starbucks of bubble tea,” Kung Fu Tea is the…

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June 15, 2014

Thousands of delicacies in this ocean

For a restaurant to truly stand out these days, it requires much more than just great food. At Oceanarium, where diners get to feast on fresh seafood, dinner comes hand-in-hand with a show that highlight’s some of the island’s most unforgettable marine life. Located on the main floor of Waikiki’s Pacific Beach Hotel, Oceanarium is…

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