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June 29, 2014

Zia’s Caffe

When hunger calls for some legitimate Italian fare, Zia’s Caffe in Kaneohe is the elite destination. Spotlighting authentic Italian cuisine with touches of local flair, the restaurant caters to those desperate for a taste of Italy. Open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9…

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June 29, 2014

Asahi Grill

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: ADOBO FRIED RICE ($8.75) Asahi Grill on Ward Avenue offers island-style grinds at your fingertips. We’re talkin’ local favorites done right! The majority of the restaurant staff have worked for the eatery for years, and the chefs have perfected the recipes down to a T. Restaurant manager…

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June 29, 2014

YogurStory adds another chapter with dinner

In a story that keeps getting better. YogurStory welcomes all to sample its newest dinner menu, featuring creations inspired by some of Italy’s most classic dishes. “We wanted to branch out into the dinner world by incorporating a lot of local favorites into Italian cuisine,” says Brandon Stover, executive chef of YogurStory. “The combination of…

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June 22, 2014

Get bubbly about Kung Fu Tea

To set things straight, “There is an absolute difference between good and great bubble tea,” confirms Kevin Yang, partner and manager of Honolulu’s Kung Fu Tea. “Even one sip can reveal a lot.” With more than 20 locations nationwide, and considered by many to be the “Starbucks of bubble tea,” Kung Fu Tea is the…

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Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant

Take a look at this week’s house special: Fukin Tofu ($7.95) With its low prices and constant presence in the community for more than a decade, Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant is a legend in Hawaii’s dining scene. Located in the heart of Chinatown on North King Street, the restaurant has garnered a reputation, receiving high…

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June 22, 2014

Cupcakes Reign Supreme at Sweet Downtown Destination

At one of downtown Honolulu’s increasingly popular sweet spots, patrons can indeed have their cupcakes and eat them, too. Let Them Eat Cupcakes continues to unwrap success, as throngs of sweet-seeking enthusiasts flock to the quaint South Beretania Street location in the midst of the bustling Chinatown district. The store’s “friendly cup-cake specialists” carry out…

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June 15, 2014

Thousands of delicacies in this ocean

For a restaurant to truly stand out these days, it requires much more than just great food. At Oceanarium, where diners get to feast on fresh seafood, dinner comes hand-in-hand with a show that highlight’s some of the island’s most unforgettable marine life. Located on the main floor of Waikiki’s Pacific Beach Hotel, Oceanarium is…

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June 15, 2014

Cake Works

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at your favorite restaurant? Well, much credit goes to the many chefs, owners and managers who work diligently day in and day out to make sure Hawaii’s diners have a top-notch dining experience. This week, Dining Out gets the inside scoop from Cake Works chef and owner…

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June 15, 2014

Makino Chaya

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: MADE-TO-ORDER DINNER BUFFET SELECTIONS (MONDAY-THURSDAY, $27.98; FRIDAY-SUNDAY, $29.98) Let’s be real: Access to an all-you-can-eat buffet can be an amazing experience, and when you add a reasonable price to the equation, all can suddenly seem right in the world. Makino Chaya in Aiea’s Westridge Shopping Center leads…

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Chinese Cuisine in Full Bloom

Don’t let the name deceive you. Here at Mini Garden Orient & Vegetarian Cuisine, the eatery is big on taste and value, as customers have come to appreciate its excellent customer service and memorable dining experience. Conveniently located on South Beretania Street, Mini Garden is surrounded by ample parking, including stalls in an adjacent lot…

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