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September 20, 2015

Indulging your sweet tooth

In the adapted word of Julie Andrews, macarons and cupcakes and cookies and cakes, these are a few of my favorite things. And the place to get these cherished items is Cake Works, where Chef Abigail “Abi” Langlas bakes up daily delicacies, as well as custom cakes with style and flavor. Ranging from uncomplicated sugar…

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September 13, 2015

Escape the heat with lighter fare

Hot, humid days and heavy meals do not make the best combination, and can leave us feeling lethargic — especially when getting through rush-hour traffic. To help its customers fill up and satisfy their taste buds, yet not feel “gravy-loaded,” Shiro’s Saimin Haven is serving up weekly specials that opt for more vegetables and lighter…

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September 6, 2015

Can you feel the love in this bite?

When lunchtime rolls around or that dinner bell’s ringing, your stomach is more than likely giving you that none-too-subtle signal that it’s ready to be fed. Perhaps it’s in the way of a low growl (if you’re lucky) or even a full-on ferocious howl. That’s why, when naming his world-renowned trattoria and wine bar Il…

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August 30, 2015

King Street restaurant offers an idyllic date night out

Imagine dining al fresco upon an open-air terrace, feasting on selections that go above and beyond the usual local fare. Now combine that delicious vision with the knowledge that this dream can be a reality at Sakura Terrace, conveniently located on King Street. Choosing among the myriad of menu options may just be the only…

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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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