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November 9, 2014

Uncle Bobo’s

A trip to Oahu’s windward side isn’t complete without a visit to Uncle Bobo’s. Located in Kaaawa across from Swanzy Beach Park, the barbecue hot spot has been an island staple since it opened nearly a decade ago. “I spent a lot of time living in the South, so it made sense to focus on…

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November 9, 2014

Happiness is on the rise

As one of the island’s premier neighborhoods for dining, Kaimuki was abuzz last month, when 3660 on the Rise welcomed the launch of its first happy hour menu. “Many years ago, we had Martini Night Wednesdays, in which diners could enjoy premium drinks and appetizers at a reasonable price,” says chef Lydell Leong. “We wanted…

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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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November 2, 2014

Giving thanks at Hy’s

Ever since Hy’s Steakhouse began hosting its annual Thanksgiving dinner, locals and visitors agree that this traditional family meal has never felt more regal. Intertwining high-quality service with a charming aesthetic vis-a-vis an English men’s club, the steakhouse once again welcomes all to take part in this year’s special prix-fixe menu Thursday, Nov. 27. “For…

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November 2, 2014

Ocean House

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Ginger Steamed Monchong ($33.50) Ocean House wants nothing more than for its guests to feel right at home. Situated in Outrigger Reef on the Beach Hotel, this Waikiki establishment exudes casual elegance in its plantation-style dining room. Ocean House captivates all the senses with its classic…

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October 26, 2014

Kaneohe reels in quite a catch

Soon after the launch of Cajun King in Waimalu, it was apparent that co-owners Tony Siakkhasone Lai and Jay Chen had stumbled upon something great. “People started coming from all over the island, so it felt natural to expand,” explains Lai, who opened the restaurant’s second location in Kaneohe last month. Specializing in Cajun-style seafood…

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October 26, 2014

Chef Chai

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Oxtail a la Chai with Lemongrass Broth and Chinese Celery ($29 regular price, $15 during happy hour at the bar) You could say that for celebrity chef Chai Chaowasaree, his passion for cooking was instilled in him from an early age. Growing up in Bangkok, Thailand,…

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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 19, 2014

Shiro’s recipes stand the test of time

After nearly five decades in operation, Shiro’s Saimin Haven boasts a menu that reads unlike any other. With nearly 70 different types of saimin alone, the eatery offers truly endless options of local favorites. Founded by the late Franz Shiro Matsuo, known by locals simply as “Mistah Saimin,” Shiro’s invites all to try the classics…

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