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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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July 5, 2015

The perfect ‘Mix’ of quality fare, convenience

Nestled beneath Safeway on South Beretania Street is the perfect spot for a quick lunch or dinner. Presenting an inviting atmosphere, Asian Mix serves up a menu that includes just that: a mix of Asian goodies influenced by Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese and local cultures. Two very popular dishes at Asian Mix right now are its…

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July 5, 2015

Providing guests with heavenly yet approachable cuisine

Boasting fine dining fare marked by a distinctly eclectic and refined aesthetic, 3660 On The Rise manages to offer its guests exquisite eats without falling prey to over-the-top elitism. “I believe what makes 3660 stand out is our cuisine itself,” says chef de cuisine Lydell Leong. “We try to serve excellent quality without being fussy…

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July 5, 2015

Sakura Terrace

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Deluxe Sakura Chirashi ($26) Japanese cuisine is awaiting you on South King Street, and those who can’t wait to try it won’t be disappointed. Diners walking into Honolulu’s Sakura Terrace are greeted with a modern-chic ambience that lets all guests enjoy their meals in its contemporary indoor…

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July 5, 2015

Welcome to Fabulous Champs

If you just can’t wait for your next trip to Las Vegas, you’re in luck because Kaimuki’s newest business venture is bringing all of the excitement of the Ninth Island right here to Hawaii in a fun and legal adult-centric venue. Champs is Honolulu’s brand-new sports bar located in the space formerly occupied by WZ…

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July 5, 2015

There’s no place like Zia’s

Even with rain rolling off the roof, customers continue to linger at the entrance of Zia’s Caffe, and Now Plating can’t blame them, for the aromas wafting from the kitchen are enough to lure diners into the restaurant in the midst of a lightning storm. Owner Lindsey Dymond would not wish for any other location…

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You’ll Want to be Served at this ‘Court’

In this day and age, hearing that one is being “taken to court” is a declaration normally met with an ominous sense of doom, elevated blood pressure and sheer panic. But when Dining Out got the call informing us of our own upcoming day at court — Prince Court, that is — we couldn’t have…

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June 28, 2015

Restaurant brings bite of ‘Big Apple’ back to the Islands

After preparing a meal at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City last week, Japengo chef de cuisine Jon Matsubara is poised to “wow” local diners with a similar menu crafted to portray the unique flavors of the Islands. Like a finely tuned orchestra, the “Japengo at The James Beard” menu produces a…

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June 28, 2015

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Beef Carpaccio ($21) This week, elegance meets versatility in Restaurant Row and Waikiki Beach. Ruth’s Chris Steak House welcomes its diners to an exquisite ambiance where fine dining is seen from corner to corner. Customers anticipating a worthwhile meal won’t be disappointed with its top-notch courses. Already…

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The lighter side of Chinese food

In the kitchen of Little Village Noodle House, it has been proven that simplicity is best. With each bite of fresh, clean-flavored food, comes a minimal list of ingredients used and steps for preparation taken — as it should be. The restaurant’s choice to avoid cooking complexities is not a reflection on its dedication to…

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