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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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Mimasuya’s happy hour hits

Happy hour presents a number of reasons to be joyful — namely, the end of a work-day and the opportunity to wine and dine at an affordable price. With the launch of Mimasuya Italiano of Kyoto’s new happy hour menu, available every day from 5 to 7 p.m., food enthusiasts everywhere are heading to the…

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Summer parties at Seafood Village

With summer vacation officially in full swing, many are heading to the highly-esteemed Chinese restaurant, Seafood Village, to kick off the good times ahead. Located on the lower level of Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort and Spa, Seafood Village welcomes friends and family, serving a vast array of authentic, Cantonese-style cuisine at its finest. “Usually during…

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May 25, 2014

Say ‘Bon Appetit!’ to fresh Italian fare

With a name that says it all, Fresco Italian Restaurant’s concept is easy to grasp with one quick glance of the menu. “We try to be as fresh as can be, using locally sourced ingredients and produce whenever possible,” says executive chef Rodhel Ibay. “While our execution is still very traditional Italian, we do so…

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May 18, 2014

Mixing high-quality Asian fare with affordable prices

As its name implies, Asian Mix caters to a variety of different Asian backgrounds — from Hong Kong-style cuisine to some of Northern China’s most celebrated eats, as well as a number of Taiwanese specialties. Yet, the common denominator that harmonizes every dish is the eatery’s dedication to using only the finest ingredients and putting…

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