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May 11, 2014

Get the party started with a bit of Aloha

With graduation season in full swing, celebratory cookouts with friends and family seem to be a common occurrence all across the island. For a buffet lineup that is sure to please the proud graduates-to-be, Aloha Catering features a medley of Korean, Chinese and local favorites equipped to satisfy any appetite. Completely homemade, Aloha Catering’s dishes…

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May 4, 2014

Finding comfort in Max’s famous Filipino soups

Many would agree that there are few things as soothing as a good bowl of soup. Paying homage to one of the world’s most “souped-up” countries, Philippines, Max’s of Manila recently debuted a series of hearty, healthy Filipino stews that hit it big with the locals. “For quite a long time, our customers have been…

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April 27, 2014

The Mandalay Congratulates the Class of 2014

As high school seniors count down the days before graduation, caps and gowns are not the only thing in high demand. For a celebratory meal that satisfies any appetite, fine Chinese cuisine restaurant, The Mandalay, offers a variety of lunch and dinner buffets complete with the island’s most popular Hong Kong and Canton-style dishes. “Our…

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Chef Ha Returns to Hawaii with a Bang

Just in time for summer festivities to begin, Kobe Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar welcomes the return of Chef Il-Chong Ha, known affectionately by all as “Mr. Ha” after his stint at Sushi Roku in Las Vegas’ famed Caesar’s Palace. “We are very excited to have him (Ha) back,” says Roy Nakamura, owner of…

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April 13, 2014

Let Them Eat Wedding Cake

In the world of patisserie, nothing is as highly regarded as one’s wedding cake. Often planned months in advance, the sugary confection has come a long way in recent years. With wedding season upon us, famed pastry shop Cake Works invites all to bring their best and brightest ideas for a sweet collaboration of a…

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April 6, 2014

Getting a Mouthful of Fresh Poke, Donburi

When Mamaya opened its second location at Pearl Kai Shopping Center, a fitting follow-up to the eatery’s widely successful Shirokiya location at Ala Moana Center, diners everywhere breathed a sigh of relief knowing they now could answer the daunting question, “What should we eat for lunch today?” Comprised of fresh, made-to-order Japanese fare, Mamaya’s menu…

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March 30, 2014

Makino Chaya

As if Makino Chaya’s all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner buffets, complete with everything from king crab legs to teppanyaki-style steak, were not deals in and of themselves, the eatery now features a special happy hour menu available every Monday-Friday from 5 to 6 p.m. Priced at $19.98 per person, the happy hour menu features an array…

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March 23, 2014

Wine, Cheese Join Forces at Du Vin

While wine and cheese are no strangers to discerning diners, Brasserie Du Vin takes the palatable pairing to the next level with Wine-Cheese-Wine combinations. Situated in downtown Honolulu across from the historic Hawaii Theater, Brasserie Du Vin serves up a casual, rustic environment modeled after the inviting cafes and bistros found throughout the French countryside….

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March 16, 2014

Cooked By the People for the People

Simply put, People’s Cafe is dedicated to its customers. “I can’t remember the last time I took a vacation or even had a day off,” says Thomas Ventura, co-owner and chef of People’s Cafe. Under normal circumstances, such a statement might evoke feelings of resentment or sympathy, but for Ventura, it warrants bragging rights. That…

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March 9, 2014

Saimin Burger Craze Lives on

As it continues growing to keep up with customer demand, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue now features a hybrid menu item that has caught the attention of diners around the Pacific Rim. The ever-expanding restaurant chain has blossomed throughout its nearly 40 year history to include approximately 60 Hawaii franchises, restaurants in multiple states along the West…

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