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April 30, 2017

Flourishing Flavors

Nothing says spring dining quite like the bright, invigorating flavors of Chicken Under a Brick ($21.95) from Romano’s Macaroni Grill. This sizzling roasted half chicken is served with irresistible roasted Parmesan potatoes and a light accent of seasonal vegetables. Romano’s also is the perfect place to indulge in all of your Italian comfort-food cravings, from…

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April 23, 2017

Pomaikai Ballrooms

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: MOTHER’S DAY PRIME RIB LUNCH BUFFET ($65 ADULTS, $32.50 KIDS AGES 6 -1 0 ) Pomaikai Ballrooms really is the perfect location to host any and all of your special events — after all, it is centrally located in Downtown Honolulu and occupies an expansive space in…

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April 16, 2017

IHOP

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: BIG STEAK OMELET ($16.99) WITH A SIDE OF THREE ORIGINAL BUTTERMILK PANCAKES, A CUP OF COFFEE ($2.99, ENDLESS REFILLS) AND ORANGE JUICE ($4.79 LARGE) Dining Out recently stopped into International House of Pancakes’ (IHOP) flagship restaurant located at Ohana Waikiki Malia by Outrigger hotel for a classic…

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April 9, 2017

Applebee’s

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: ($13.99) WITH BLUE HAWAIIAN LONG ISLAND ICED TEA ($9.29, MUCHO SIZE) Applebee’s remains a household name around the world, with top-notch American cuisine propelling its stellar reputation ever forward. And after what seems like a long time coming, the established dining chain has finally planted roots in…

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April 2, 2017

Seoul Garden Yakiniku

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: DINNER GARDEN BUFFET ($25.95 for adults, $16.95 for kids 8-14; all-you-can-eat for parties of 10 or more) Diners will be happy to hear that the original management at beloved yakiniku joint Seoul Garden Yakiniku has returned. Along with the changes, the Kapiolani Boulevard eatery — best known…

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March 26, 2017

Umami-ya Shabu Shabu

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: SUKIYAKI FIVE-COURSE DINNER SET WITH USD A PRIME RIB EYE ($3 9) There are moments when you sink your teeth into something so delicious that you’re almost at a loss for words. It’s during these times that you conjure up words such as sweet, salty, bitter and…

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March 12, 2017

Sweet Home Cafe

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: HEALTHY HERB AND HOUSE SPECIAL BROTHS with an assortment of meat, vegetables, noodles and seafood (broths are $8.95 each; sides are priced individually) There’s something magical and heart-warmingly communal about hovering around bubbling broths that fill the air with smells of exotic herbs and delicious seasonings. The…

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March 5, 2017

House of Wong Restaurant

The rounded exterior of House of Wong Restaurant is just one unique and memorable facet of the Kapahulu Chinese eatery. There’s also the expansive dining area, capable of hosting exclusive parties (up to 100 guests) and large family dinners, and the neatly arranged pastel green napkins that adorn each table. Most unforgettable, however, would have…

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March 5, 2017

This Place Is On Fire

If you venture to the revamped section of Waikiki off of Kuhio Avenue, where International Market Place now resides, you’ll find TR Fire Grill waiting to satisfy your cravings. Offering fire-roasted, grilled and smoked cuisine, the new eatery serves elevated comfort food with tons of flavor. Enjoy the restaurant’s “local” hour, or happy hour, daily…

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March 5, 2017

Loving The Taste Of Japan

It’s little wonder why locals and tourists quickly fall in love with the local Japanese culture. From the holidays and traditions to the tasty foods, Hawaii is heavily influenced by all that lies beneath the red sun. Enter J-Shop, a Japanese grocery store and small eatery, which takes pride in housing high-quality ingredients and food…

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