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JJ Bistro & French Pastry

A closer look at this week’s house special: MANILA CLAM ($15.95) Got a craving for delec-table French food? How about Asian fusion? Luckily, at JJ Bistro & French Pastry, there’s no need to choose. Located right on Waialae Avenue, this Kaimuki eatery welcomes patrons to indulge in its signature French-Laotian cuisine. Within the eatery’s unique…

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April 10, 2016

Bills Hawaii

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Heirloom Tomato Flatbread Pizza ($16, $8 during happy hour) If customers first come to Bills Hawaii for its beautiful and cozy interior, they surely will stay for its un-forgettable cuisine from Down Under. Australian chef Bill Granger founded the first Bills Sydney restaurant in Sydney, Australia, before…

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April 3, 2016

Uptown Cafe

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Wasabi Salmon ($14.95, April special) In the middle of bustling Chinatown, Uptown Cafe is a cozy family-operated restaurant with a heart made up of three generations. Going on nearly 18 years at its River Street location, the eatery happily serves up appetizing dishes that won’t disappoint. Say…

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March 29, 2016

Noi Thai Cuisine

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Loco Moco Thai Style ($13.95) Eating like a king or queen is easy for patrons at Noi Thai Cuisine. Make your way to the third floor of Royal Hawaiian Center, where you’ll find the eatery serving delectable cuisine to guests — all of whom receive the ultimate…

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March 15, 2016

Far East Chop Suey

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Pan Fried Squid ($9.95) An authentic gem of Chinese cuisine conveniently sits along Farrington Highway in Waipahu town. Since opening in 1976, Far East Chop Suey has been proudly serving up delicious meals to locals far and wide. “A lot of people come here (from all over…

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March 8, 2016

Zippy’s Restaurants

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: KOKUA PAC ($8.45 takeout; $9.50 restaurant) When you’re craving some appetizing local comfort food, you simply can’t go wrong with longtime island favorite Zippy’s Restaurants. The next time you visit one of its convenient locations, you can take a bite out of its Kokua Pac and eat…

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March 1, 2016

Formaggio Wine Bar

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Barbecue Pork Belly Pizza ($15.50) If a quiet night in doesn’t suit you at the moment, opt for a delicious and lively night out at Formaggio Wine Bar. In addition to offering more than 60 different wines by the glass, the Kaimuki eatery makes for a perfect…

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February 23, 2016

Hot Pot Heaven

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Thai ($9.99) and Mushroom ($10.99) broths with appetizing accompaniments Aiea town recently has become even more hot pot-friendly. After debuting a little more than two weeks ago, the second Hot Pot Heaven location at Pearl Kai Shopping Center already is satisfying hungry customers. Once frequent visitors to…

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February 16, 2016

Chai’s Waikiki Hawaiian Fusion

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Ho Farms Heirloom Cherry Tomato Burrata Caprese Salad ($12) Tucked away at Canterbury Place along Ala Moana Boulevard is Chai’s Waikiki Hawaiian Fusion. Formerly known as Sing-ha Thai Cuisine, chef Chai Chaowasaree opened his newest establishment there just three months ago. All of Chaowasaree’s dishes are easily…

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February 9, 2016

Bella Bistro

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Oven Roasted Garlic Shrimp ($25) If you’re in Kailua town, you’re likely to find the delectable oasis Bella Bistro. Since opening in July 2013, the inviting eatery has been serving up the freshest of local ingredients, fused with an appetizing Mediterranean twist. Chef and co-owner David Kaminski…

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