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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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May 10, 2015

Making the yummiest new eats in town, ‘fare and square’

It’s been a little more than two months since Square Barrels first opened its doors. Now, aside from menu staples of burgers and beer, you’ll also be able to find a bevy of new inventions. Take, for example, Tats’s Poke (market price). Named after the restaurant’s sous chef, it’s served with pickled sea asparagus. Hawaiian…

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May 6, 2015

A dining oasis in the heart of Downtown

For Honolulu’s professionals earning their bread and butter in the heart of the city’s Downtown district, dining at The Mandalay offers that one pleasant oasis in the midst of what often can be a bustling urban area. Regardless of the stresses any work day may bring along, when lunchtime rolls around, and that clock on…

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April 27, 2015

An oasis of ‘meltingly tender’ steaks and more

Waikiki is bustling with a variety of restaurants to satiate your appetite. When choosing the best steakhouse, however, nothing comes close to the sophisticated atmosphere and superior cuisine offered at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener. On the top floor of Royal Hawaiian Center, overlooking ever-busy Kalakaua Avenue, Wolfgang’s is an oasis of flavors. Since 2009,…

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