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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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February 8, 2015

Perfecting Edible Art

What happens when you combine French culinary techniques and presentation with home-style, Laotian-inspired recipes? Art. Maybe not art in the traditional sense, but culinary art — crafted and catered to please its hungry audience. Praseuth “JJ” Luangkhot, chef and owner of JJ Bistro & French Pastry, is both creator and curator of this culinary art,…

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February 1, 2015

A One-Stop Shop for Bentos, Catering

Ahi & Vegetable has long been a go-to option for those craving healthy Japanese food in a hurry. The establishment has been dishing out bentos, donburi and sushi at its Fort Street locale for more than 10 years, and recently has expanded to a new location on Dillingham Boulevard. Patrons rave about Ahi & Vegetables’…

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January 25, 2015

Hung Won’s Winning Recipe for Success

By offering a host of time-tested family recipes coupled with homemade sauces and authentic preparation techniques, Hung Won Seafood Restaurant continues to delight new and loyal customers in the heart of Kaimuki. Situated on Waialae Avenue, between 8th and 9th avenues, Hung Won Seafood Restaurant serves up delicious Cantonese-style cuisine in a clean, inviting setting….

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January 18, 2015

Spice Up Your Life

For those who love to cook, dining out is a luxury that allows one to avoid doing dishes and having to prep the food. For those who are less skilled in the kitchen, eating out can be hard on the wallet if made a habit. However, at Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant, both amateur chefs and…

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January 11, 2015

All Roads Lead to Shiro’s

While the new year just barely has begun, it may be difficult to find reprieve from the inconvenience of roadwork, the cold weather and the threat of illness. In the midst of construction along Kamehameha Highway is longtime local favorite Shiro’s Saimin Haven. Since 1969, this local favorite has been doing its part to feed…

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