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Where Stellar Steak, Service Reside

With the goal to be known as the best steakhouse in the world, Morton’s The Steakhouse serves up top-notch cuisine and unsurpassed customer service in an inviting atmosphere. These efforts go toward providing guests with an incredible dining experience. General manager Zyron Schoniwitz and restaurant manager Ryan Hisatake — a Kaneohe resident who was recently…

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April 27, 2015

Families find it all at Camellia Buffet

Camellia Buffet continues to attract generations of diners as the “thrill of the grill” satiates appetites of any size. The popular establishment has pleased patrons of all ages over the last three decades by serving up quality Korean-influenced cuisine prepared yakiniku style. “If you have a big appetite, you’ll get your money’s worth,” says manager…

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April 19, 2015

East Meets West at Chao Phya Thai

For generations, Mama Toy’s Chao Phya Thai restaurant in Kaneohe’s Windward City Shopping Center has dished out authentic and timeless Thai cuisine. In the last few months, Chao Phya Thai has had quite the makeover, while still retaining its from-scratch recipes, which patrons regularly seek out. With its new Thai Tapas Cafe outdoor seating area,…

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April 12, 2015

Chef Chai Explores the Depths of Culinary Creativity

There’s a certain atmosphere at Chef Chai, which sets the tone for what’s ahead. The ambiance at Chef Chai, located at Pacifica Honolulu on Kapiolani Boulevard, is one that’s elegant yet comfortable and convivial. And under owner and chef Chai Chaowasaree’s discerning eye, there is no detail that goes unnoticed. It’s Chaowasaree, for instance, who…

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April 5, 2015

Great Meals Built by GRYLT

As they prepare to welcome a new addition to their family, Allen and Mayu Farinas, husband-and-wife team and owners of GRYLT, also have bolstered their restaurant ohana, much to the delight of Windward residents. The Farinas are expecting the birth of their daughter in the coming weeks, but are focused on serving up “good food…

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March 15, 2015

Takoyaki Yama-chan Drums Up Flavor

Just listen for the familiar “thump-thump-thump” cascading rhythmically from the drum hanging in Takoyaki Yama-Chan’s window. Diners have come to recognize the restaurant’s iconic beat, which signifies that it is indeed time to eat. Takoyaki Yama-Chan opened a convenient second location in the bustling Don Quijote Kaheka food court after food fanatics discovered the traditional…

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March 8, 2015

More Than Just Great Bentos

With two establishments in Ala Moana and Pearl Kai, Mama-ya has made a name for itself with its affordable bentos and lunches. Now Downtown Honolulu also can enjoy the flavors of Mama-ya at its newest location on Bishop Street. Officially open March 16, Mama-ya is bringing its trademark dishes to the next level of convenient…

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March 1, 2015

Drink Tea Like a Boss

Those in search of premium beverages crafted with the utmost quality and taste in mind now have the opportunity to “drink tea like a boss” at one of Hawaii’s newest thirst-quenching destinations. Tea Boss opened its doors four months ago, and offers a host of bubble teas, signature drinks, milk teas, fruit juices and slushes…

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February 22, 2015

Hot for Nabe

Instead of a meal for one, Japanese nabe is custom for sharing. Nabeya Maido, accordingly, presents a clean and contemporary, family-style atmosphere. Specializing various hot pot options, Nabeya Maido is the place where “you choose what you want to eat and how much you want to eat,” says co-owner and general manager Kevin Suehiro. The…

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February 15, 2015

Heavenly Sushi Right Before Your Eyes

Sometimes when I dream, I dream about food magically appearing in front of me. No fuss, no waiting, just an endless array of dishes within reach. At Genki Sushi, my dream became a reality. Officially called kaiten sushi, or revolving sushi, Genki is famous for its conveyer belt of food. Some may call it genius…

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