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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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April 19, 2015

Mama Bui’s home recipes live on

Pho My Lien in Aiea’s Westridge Shopping Center is a popular dining destination made famous be-cause of its commitment to quality, quantity and affordability. As a result, the Vietnamese restaurant serves some 200 bowls of pho a day. But what truly makes Pho My Lien special, is the husband-and-wife culinary team of Tommy (My) Dang…

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Less is more at JJ Bistro

Today’s restaurants have quite the challenge: be tasty, healthy and Instagram-worthy. Since everyone with an appetite is calling themselves a “#foodie,” chefs sometimes compromise affordable prices and flavors to commodify presentation. An experienced chef, however, knows that taste and quality should always come first. On Waialae Avenue, Praseuth “JJ” Luangkhot, owner and chef of JJ…

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March 29, 2015

Makino Chaya serves up endless possibilities

With a bountiful buffet buoyed by a slew of local favorites and surf-and-turf selections, Makino Chaya truly offers a must-try dining experience for the entire family. And, with important holidays, including Easter and Mother’s Day approaching, as well as graduation season right around the corner, Makino Chaya serves as the go-to locale to satisfy any…

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