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Hong Kong delicacies for the holidays

Shopping can work up quite an appetite, and lucky for the weary holiday hunters, Jade Dynasty serves up dim sum and Chinese favorites. Located in Ala Moana Center’s Hookipa Terrace, the restaurant is flanked by two iron horses, and the glass portal doorway gives way to a spacious dining room with elaborate Hong Kong-style decor….

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November 23, 2014

YogurStory

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: UBE PANCAKES ($12) When it’s time to gather everyone together for a good meal, there’s no better place to bring friends and family than YogurStory. Conveniently located on Keeaumoku Street, this contemporary eatery boasts a cafe-like atmosphere with menu offerings that make mouths water. A popular favorite…

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November 23, 2014

Specials Galore at Tony Roma’s

While the holidays typically evoke feelings of joy, togetherness and the spirit of giving, such festivities can sometimes mean paying top dollar for a meal with friends and family. From baby back ribs to mouthwatering steaks, Tony Roma’s invites all for a dining experience designed to leave both the stomach and wallet full. “This season,…

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November 16, 2014

Tin Hut BBQ commands attention

As a military worker who grew up hosting barbecues across the Mainland, Frank Diaz dreamed of starting his own barbecue business one day. So it came as no surprise when he launched Tin Hut BBQ, a barbecue-inspired food truck, after relocating to the Islands. “After a few years working here, I transitioned over as a…

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November 16, 2014

Locally inspired offerings

In a time when many are cautious about the origin of their food, Kakaako Kitchen continues to rely on locally sourced ingredients to masterfully create a number of flavorful dishes. “(We want to) highlight the farmers of Hawaii because they do work hard,” says chef Anthony Phillips. The result is an extensive menu of specials…

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November 16, 2014

Living Up to Its Name

Have you ever had an alcoholic beverage that is low in calories, has zero sugar, gives you less of a hangover and tastes good? While this may sound too good to be true, Iichiko has taken it upon itself to introduce its revolutionary shochu to Hawaii. Sanwa Shurui co., ltd, has crafted Iichiko since 1979,…

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Fairwood Drive-Inn & Hi Yip Cuisine

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Stir Fry Shanghai Shredded Beef ($12.50) Earlier this year, restaurant owner Tiffany Ko capitalized on Fairwood Drive-Inn & Ramen Diner, where local classics and healthy alternatives to ramen were on the menu. Nowadays, loyal patrons of the Kaimuki Shopping Center establishment can expect something new; the…

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November 16, 2014

The Sausage Link

Morsels of smoky deliciousness Redondo’s Sausage is locally known for its island favorites and its arabiki sausage, but you may have noticed a new, German-style sausage bearing its brand on the shelves. Schauessen is the newest member of the Redondo’s lineup — an all-pork sausage that’s wildly popular in Japan, and has just recently been…

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November 9, 2014

A Home Away from Home for Hawaiian Comfort Food

Tucked away in the heart of Kakaako is an eatery serving up traditional local grinds. Deeply rooted in its community, Cooke Street Diner has a menu packed with dishes that take your palate back to childhood in Hawaii. The second you step into the eatery, you’ll immediately feel right at home, as CSD’s menu offers…

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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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