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September 20, 2015

Wailana Spreads Aloha

At the root of Aloha Week and the larger-encompassing Aloha Festivals is celebrating Hawaii’s rich culture, traditions and, of course, the food that helps make the 50th state so unique. As one of Hawaii’s iconic dining destinations situated at the gateway to Waikiki, Wailana Coffee House has served up local favorites for both kamaaina and…

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September 13, 2015

Dine Like A Champ

As summer fun comes to a close, this year’s fall chapter still is a delight for one purpose: football. We’ve reached the first Sunday of professional football season, where friendships are put on hold and relationships are tested, as everyone’s favorite team competes for greatness. To help you get through the highs and lows of…

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September 6, 2015

Hoku’s Debuts Whole New World Of Flavors

When dining at Hoku’s at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, it’s easy to be enchanted by the entire restaurant — from its d├ęcor, to the view, to its menu. It’s almost as if you’re transported to a far-away place where everything is, in a word, perfect. That’s exactly the ambiance newly appointed chef de cuisine…

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August 30, 2015

A ‘Little’ Goes A Long Way

Nestled in the heart of Chinatown is Little Village Noodle House, a place known for its high-quality foods, fresh ingredients and simplicity. “We’ve been serving at this location for 13 years. We’re very popular among the local people because we serve a lot of signature comfort-food dishes,” explains general manager David Chang. Offering local favorites…

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August 25, 2015

Bakery Whips Up An Assortment Of Dough-lightful Bites

When venturing to Fendu Boulangerie in Manoa Marketplace for rustic eats, it’s all about the bread. Everything from its sandwiches to its pastries and pizzas have one thing in common: downright delectable dough. Take its Fuji Apple Brioche ($3.85), for example. Rather than serving a traditional pastry-like base, owner and chef Niel Koep utilizes brioche…

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Going To The Hukilau

Polynesian Cultural Center long has been revered as a hub of island culture and entertainment, but did you know that it also is a place where kamaaina and visitors alike may have unforgettable dining experiences? Within Hukilau Marketplace, the Laie destination’s newest venture, guests are enjoying free admission and parking, complimentary WiFi, and an array…

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August 2, 2015

It doesn’t get more convenient than Kozo

DURING THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE of the daily grind, there’s no better quick stop for a bite to eat than Kozo Sushi. For sushi afficionados and novices alike, the string of eateries surely knows how to serve up a fusion of tasty flavors. Known for its fast service and fresh, quality fare, Kozo Sushi initially…

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July 26, 2015

The Palace Makes for a Luxurious Summer Day

School’s out for summer, and Hawaii’s temperatures really are heating up, sending many Oahu families scampering for cooler climates. Day trips spent at Ice Palace swooshing around the rink with friends work up an appetite, and with all that exercise, one can literally two-step next door to Royal Palace Chinese Restaurant, where a feast fit…

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Brunch Fare That’s Made from Scratch

It’s the middle of the morning — not quite breakfast or lunch — but that hasn’t stopped a steady flow of eager diners from walking through the doors of Scratch Kitchen & Bake Shop. As some settle down at tables, others leave with leftovers or doggie bags full of fresh-baked pastries that Scratch also sells….

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July 12, 2015

Take a Long Lunch Break, Italian-style!

Going to Ala Moana Center can often cause patrons to work up quite an appetite. After a busy day completing shopping errands with your family, you’ll need a peaceful place to sit down with a nice meal. Romano’s Macaroni Grill (RMG), perched on the top level of the shopping center, is your break from the…

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