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May 10, 2015

Il Lupino

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Linguine del Pescatore ($30; add 6-ounce Maine Roasted Lobster Tail for $19) Upon entering Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar, you are immediately transported to a quaint Italian village, with moseying music, patio seating and alluring smells wafting from the kitchen. A glass wine cellar sits in…

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May 10, 2015

Making the yummiest new eats in town, ‘fare and square’

It’s been a little more than two months since Square Barrels first opened its doors. Now, aside from menu staples of burgers and beer, you’ll also be able to find a bevy of new inventions. Take, for example, Tats’s Poke (market price). Named after the restaurant’s sous chef, it’s served with pickled sea asparagus. Hawaiian…

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May 10, 2015

A near-endless buffet equates to paradise on your plate

For those lucky enough to call Hawaii home, the price of living (and eating) in paradise shouldn’t be an arm and a leg. Makino Chaya agrees, which is why the popular Aiea eatery provides a delicious break for Oahu diners with its buffet packed with near endless options — without the accompanying eye-popping price tag….

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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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May 6, 2015

Tasty triple-threat ushers in the ‘gourmet age’ of Honolulu

Remember the Golden Age of Hollywood, when performers like Gene Kelly and Judy Garland sang, danced and acted their way into our hearts as uber-talented “triple-threats?” Well, yet another talented star in the culinary world who is stealing our affections is Chef Rodhel Ibay of Fresco Italian Restaurant, whose newest menu sensation is a true,…

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A ‘Dynasty’ that rules over the realm of Chinese delicacies

Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant is known for taking the traditional culinary practices of Chinese cuisine and putting a spin on them. Located in Ala Moana Center’s Hookipa Terrace, the restaurant’s 8,000-square-foot dining area, with rich mahogany walls and sparkling crystal chandeliers, is a feast for the eyes that enriches the dining experience. The menu boasts…

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May 6, 2015

YuZu Ala Moana

Like the bright yellow citrus fruit, YuZu Ala Moana encompasses all that is fresh, vibrant and tasty. With menu items such as Lotus Root Pizza ($8.95), which features grilled lotus root smothered in four different types of cheese, and Temari Sampler ($14.95, 6 pieces), which includes round-shaped sushi, fashioned after the colorful temari ball of…

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May 6, 2015

A dining oasis in the heart of Downtown

For Honolulu’s professionals earning their bread and butter in the heart of the city’s Downtown district, dining at The Mandalay offers that one pleasant oasis in the midst of what often can be a bustling urban area. Regardless of the stresses any work day may bring along, when lunchtime rolls around, and that clock on…

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A Kailua bake shop that’s anything but vanilla

The self-professed “Home of Hawaii’s Best Malassadas,” Agnes’ Portuguese Bake Shop isn’t sugarcoating anything but these famous fried delicacies when it comes to delivering quality baked goods that more than live up to the moniker. Walk into Agnes’ and everything about its ambiance already sings of sweet goodness. From the dainty tablecloths paired with pretty…

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