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December 15, 2014

The Main Squeeze

Like the sought-after fruit for which it is named, YuZu Ala Moana serves up a unique and memorable culinary experience sure to have diners longing for another squeeze. Owner and chef Isamu Kubota opened YuZu Ala Moana three years ago at its convenient locale on the first floor of Ala Moana Hotel’s Kona Tower. Kubota…

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December 7, 2014

Get Into the Mix

There appears to be a mystery around town. Asian Mix on South Beretania Street is mixing things up with stellar fare that can be missed if not on the lookout. Are shenanigans at play? Has the Illuminati infiltrated Honolulu’s restaurant scene? Probably not. While it is true that Singapore Style Rice Noodles ($7.95) is not…

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November 30, 2014

A Million New Tastes of Asian Fusion

Palates will prosper as Million Restaurant shovels out more bang for your buck. The Sheridan Street eatery is no-holds-barred when it comes to serving the most authentic Korean cuisine, and recently has stepped up its game with a myriad of new dishes. Having established a loyal fan base throughout its more than 20 years in…

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November 23, 2014

Specials Galore at Tony Roma’s

While the holidays typically evoke feelings of joy, togetherness and the spirit of giving, such festivities can sometimes mean paying top dollar for a meal with friends and family. From baby back ribs to mouthwatering steaks, Tony Roma’s invites all for a dining experience designed to leave both the stomach and wallet full. “This season,…

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November 16, 2014

Living Up to Its Name

Have you ever had an alcoholic beverage that is low in calories, has zero sugar, gives you less of a hangover and tastes good? While this may sound too good to be true, Iichiko has taken it upon itself to introduce its revolutionary shochu to Hawaii. Sanwa Shurui co., ltd, has crafted Iichiko since 1979,…

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November 9, 2014

A Home Away from Home for Hawaiian Comfort Food

Tucked away in the heart of Kakaako is an eatery serving up traditional local grinds. Deeply rooted in its community, Cooke Street Diner has a menu packed with dishes that take your palate back to childhood in Hawaii. The second you step into the eatery, you’ll immediately feel right at home, as CSD’s menu offers…

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November 2, 2014

A Bakery with Hot Pot

From burgers and breakfast items to delectable desserts, including freshly-made doughnuts and cakes, plate lunches and tasty beverages, Regal Bakery Cafe is poised to satisfy any appetite and corresponding cravings. Regal Bakery Cafe is conveniently located in Chinese Cultural Plaza (ground level facing Beretania Street) in the heart of downtown Honolulu’s Chinatown district. The eatery…

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October 26, 2014

A sustainable take on local cuisine

For two decades, Kakaako Kitchen has built a stellar reputation by offering tasty dishes crafted with fresh, locally grown and sourced ingredients to put a gourmet touch on local-style plate lunches and comfort food. Located on Ala Moana Boulevard in the Ewa end of Ward Center, the restaurant takes the concept of sustainability to the…

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October 19, 2014

Celebrate Halloween in style

Those hoping to celebrate Halloween with a fairy tale ending need look no further than Il Lupino’s Little Red Riding Hood and The Wolf-themed revelry. Appropriately, Il Lupino translates to mean “little wolf” in Italian, and bears the nickname of owner Wolfgang Zwiener. Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar offers stellar customer service and authentic…

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October 12, 2014

Dive into a sea of flavor

Those in search of quality dim sum selections made fresh daily are in store for a bounty of choices crafted to please at Ocean Dim Sum. The Waipahu eatery opened in March, and serves up an array of dim sum and other creations that draw inspiration from Cantonese-, Hong Kong-style and local cuisine. The family-run…

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