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August 19, 2012

Shabu Shabu House

At Shabu Shabu House, customers take their meals seriously, and it’s no wonder why. From the curry to the shabu shabu, this establishment does everything right. For David Toguchi and Iris Yafuso Toguchi, they normally snag a counter seat at Shabu Shabu House, conveniently located on Kapiolani Boulevard. Why, you may ask? “That way we…

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August 12, 2012

Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine

Take your whole family and make your way to Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine in Kapolei for great Chinese food at amazing prices. And from August to October, the establishment is helping those who enter its doors celebrate birthdays. If you’re planning on celebrating a birthday, bring in a party of eight or more and the…

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August 5, 2012

Wailana Coffee House

Who can ask for anything more than a 24-hour restaurant in Waikiki that serves up great local favorites that residents and visitors enjoy? No one, that’s who — and at Wailana Coffee House they do just that. The establishment is always bustling with customers who stop in for a delicious bite to eat, and with…

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July 29, 2012

Patisserie La Palme D’Or

Conveniently located in Ala Moana Center, Patisserie La Palme D’Or blends French flavors with Japanese craftsmanship to create tasty (and beautiful) pastries that tourists and locals adore. Executive chef Akiko Kimura and chef Hikaru Hatano concoct treats that will satisfy your sweet tooth, but taste just right. Since its opening in 2004, La Palme D’Or…

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July 22, 2012

Shochan Hiroshimayaki

Shochan Hiroshimayaki first opened its doors on University Avenue five years ago, when head chef Shinji Yamamoto moved to Hawaii. Since its beginnings, Shochan has provided customers with delicious Hiroshima and Kansai-style (or Osaka-style) Okonomiyaki ($8). The Hiroshima style differs from the Kansai as the ingredients are layered rather than mixed together. But it doesn’t…

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July 15, 2012

Hinone Mizunone

Hinone Mizunone, a Japanese home-style restaurant, provides customers with plenty of Japanese favorites, as well as kamadakigohan, a traditional way of cooking rice that takes a lot of dedication to make. Dining Out caught up with Brant Yamamoto and Wayne Tanaka for lunch one day at Hinone Mizunone. Both have their regular dishes that they…

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July 1, 2012

Kakaʻako Kitchen

It’s Midsummer Foodie’s Dream at Kaka‘ako Kitchen’s picnic on the lanai happening July 29 at 6:30 p.m., where partons can wine (BYO wine and beer with no corkage fee) and dine in the heart of Kaka‘ako. May’s event completely sold out, so make sure to call or visit the website soon to make your reservations….

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June 24 - 30, 2012

Fukuya Delicatessen & Catering

Fukuya Delicatessen & Catering has made Moiliili its home for more than 75 years, and it has provided customers with quick on-the-go lunches and extensive catering options since its beginning. What started out as a small okazuya restaurant has become an island favorite and now includes items such as bentos, mochi and homemade cookies on…

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June 17 - 23, 2012

Nagoya Ramen

Dining Out recently caught up with Shizuko Moore and Makiko, Mayuko and Alejandro Serrana at Nagoya Ramen in Mililani, where these happy customers were enjoying both shelter and lunch on a rainy afternoon (perfect weather for a bowl of hot ramen). We asked what they were eating and Makiko said “ramen” while Mayuko and Alejandro…

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Shore Bird Restaurant & Beach Bar

Nick and Bridget Trautz tied the knot in beautiful Hawaii nei this past week, and Dining Out was fortunate enough to catch up with them during a beautiful morning at Shore Bird Restaurant & Beach Bar at the Outrigger Reef Hotel. Both were feasting on the expansive breakfast buffet ($13.95) while gazing out toward the…

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