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May 26, 2015

Popular Menu Helps L&L Grow

As it continues expanding to keep up with customer demand, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue serves up local favorites — including healthier options — both in the 50th State and around the globe. The ever-evolving restaurant chain has flourished throughout its nearly 40-year history, and now includes approximately 60 Hawaii franchises, restaurants in multiple states along the…

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May 19, 2015

Add some spice to your seafood routine

For nearly two years, Cajun King has made a name for itself as one of the go-to spots for locals to enjoy amazing, finger-lickin’-good seafood — so much so that Kaneohe became home to a second Cajun King location just this past September. Now, more locals can get down and dirty while eating with their…

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May 10, 2015

Pizza’s never been so healthy, savory

Pizza: it comes in many different shapes and sizes. From an impressive array of crust types — thin, deep dish, stuffed, pretzel, hand tossed — to a seemingly never-ending list of toppings, cheeses and sauces, pizza is a staple in the culinary arena. No person is left behind when it comes to pies, and at…

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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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