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November 16, 2014

Locally inspired offerings

In a time when many are cautious about the origin of their food, Kakaako Kitchen continues to rely on locally sourced ingredients to masterfully create a number of flavorful dishes. “(We want to) highlight the farmers of Hawaii because they do work hard,” says chef Anthony Phillips. The result is an extensive menu of specials…

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A Palace of Feasts Awaits

It’s difficult to drive through Chinatown on King Street and not notice Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant. Its regal red columns with golden dragons dancing toward the ceiling are certainly eye-catching. Step through Golden Palace’s door, and find yourself met with a feast fit for a king, or queen — without the price tag. “We want…

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June 9, 2013

Languish in Larry’s Sweets

A visit to Larry’s Bakery is like visiting a family member or friend — you look forward to sampling their best baked goods and, in this case, receive customer service that makes you feel like part of the family. Which makes perfect sense, since Larry’s Bakery, in business since the mid-’60s, has remained a family…

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June 2, 2013

Get Your Ducks in a Row

Crispy, crunchy and glazed in tangy sauce, orange chicken is well loved by most. Asian Mix has the glistening American-Chinese favorite perfected down to a fine science. “People just love it,” says Daniel Leung, Asian Mix co-owner. Leung and his team have been making the recipe since even before Asian Mix opened. While the sweet,…

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Chinese Specials Fit for Kings

Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant offers regal flavors without the royal price tag. Now through the month of June, two specials not offered on the menu are 50 percent off with the purchase of any other two entrees. Tee Par Duck ($21 with the promotion, $42 regular price) must be ordered at least one day in…

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May 19, 2013

Magoo’s Mouthwatering Pizza

Long before food trucks became a fad, one mobile-based eatery staked its claim on Honolulu’s food scene: Magoo’s Pizza. Family-operated since it first opened in 1967, Magoo’s Pizza recently opened its newest location on Kapahulu Avenue. You’re more than welcome to create your own pizza. Consider, however, the notion of simply selecting from a list…

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May 12, 2013

Savory Cinco de Mayo Specials

You may think of Kissaten Coffee Bar with fond memories of finals week and pulling all-nighters at the 24-hour restaurant. But what you may not have expected is the full-fledged menu with dishes that will make you realize the eatery is far more than a source of caffeine. “We’re not just a coffee shop,” says…

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Eat Like a King at Golden Palace

With a name like Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant, you’re, of course, wondering what it feels like to dine like royalty. Well, prepare to have your expectations exceeded with a menu that boasts more than 100 items. If you’re dining with a restrictive diet, the restaurant has you covered, as well. “I know there are a…

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April 28, 2013

Keeping It Healthy While on the Go

When you think “fast food,” sushi probably doesn’t immediately come to mind. But forgo a burger and fries for something a bit more health-conscious that you’ll be able to eat just as quickly from Kozo Sushi. “We try to serve the food as quickly as possible because we are, in essence, a fast-food restaurant,” shares…

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A Savory Fusion of Chinese and Local Flavors

When it comes to food, it’s always easy to get too comfortable with ordering the same dishes from the same restaurants. Luckily, Lung Fung Chinese Restaurant currently has three specials that will re-awaken your taste buds. “I’m always thinking of ways to make things new … to make sure customers aren’t feeling bored,” says manager…

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