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January 4, 2015

Welcoming a new year of prosperity

It’s wintertime here in the Islands, which calls for scarves, shivering and cozying up to aromatic, well-spiced Chinese food. Canton Seafood Restaurant’s Four Seasons Shabu Shabu ($49.99) is one heart warming dish to revel in. Even better for beating the blues, it’s meant to be shared among friends (the one pictured, feeds 2-3 people). Long-simmered…

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January 4, 2015

The best of both worlds at Formaggio

Formaggio Wine Bar is an adventure in opposites: Casual, yet classy; high-style delicious, yet affordable; adventurous, yet accessible. A perfect location for a date or ladies’ night out, this intimate wine bar indulges the senses and provides the perfect foil for great conversation. “A lot of married women come here for a night out,” says…

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January 4, 2015

Million Restaurant

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Nagasaki Jjampong Ramen ($11.95 small, $18.95 large) Authenticity is something to be achieved in the world of food, but seeing that innovation also is trending, diners are on the lookout for eateries that offer both. Here to satisfy is Million Restaurant, providing traditional Korean food and new…

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December 28, 2014

No place like House

To celebrate an anniversary, birthday, or any other special affair, Ocean House is a restaurant with a view as grandiose as the occasion. Kissing the Waikiki shoreline, the restaurant, located in Outrigger Reef on the Beach Hotel, serves up fantastic fare with a full ocean view. “This is the best place to eat and see…

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December 28, 2014

A Fresh Beginning to 2015

As one of downtown Honolulu’s culinary crown jewels, The Mandalay serves as an oasis where customers can escape the hustle and bustle of the surrounding metropolis and enjoy fine Asian cuisine, including everything from Cantonese-inspired dishes to delectable dim sum. With two floors of dining space, the Alakea Street restaurant is adept to host all…

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December 28, 2014

Kenny’s Restaurant

A Closer Look at This Week’s House Special Taco Salad, an established and permanent dish on the menu ($11.99) Locals light up upon hearing the nostalgic name of local favorite Kenny’s Restaurant. Although it’s been 47 years since it opened in Kalihi’s Kamehameha Shopping Center, Kenny’s continues to provide quality food in a family-friendly atmosphere…

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December 21, 2014

Little Village Noodle House

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL Garlic Butter Kauai Steamed Prawns ($18.95 regular price, $15.95 special price, available for a limited time only) Experience the exotic flavors of China in the heart of Chinatown at Little Village Noodle House, where the menu boasts authentic Northern-style Chinese cuisine with a local touch. Patrons love…

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December 21, 2014

Fresco serves up traditionally Italian, locally inspired dishes

Looking to experience Italian food with roots firmly planted in Hawaiian soil? Look no further than Fresco Italian Restaurant, where executive chef Rodhel Ibay serves up Italian food that pleases both Italians and kamaaina alike. Fresco Italian Restaurant in Hilton Hawaiian Village is a fresh face lift to the prior restaurant Sergio’s, retaining the same…

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December 21, 2014

A Top Taste of Vietnamese Dining

Tommy Dang and Lien Bui have worked diligently for decades to serve up delicious fare from their homeland of Vietnam at Pho My Lien. And satisfied diners continue to reap the rewards, as the delectable dishes offer incredible taste and value. Pho My Lien serves up fresh and fulfilling Vietnamese fare to its constantly growing…

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December 15, 2014

Irresistibly Italian

Surrounded by the lush greenery and towering mountains of Kaneohe, Zia’s Caffe is like something out of a painting. Its resemblance to an Italian trattoria is unmistakable and instantly charms. Inside, Zia’s walls are lined with vintage-inspired art that continues to transport diners to another place and time. But for all its whimsical appeal, what…

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