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March 30, 2014

Hokulani Bake Shop

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: PASSION AND GUAVA MARBLE WITH ORANGE CREAM CHEESE CUPCAKE ($3.50) Partake in the sweeter things in life at Hokulani Bake Shop, a leader in the island’s confectionary scene even before its win during the Food Network’s “Screamfest” episode of Cupcake Wars. Home to an assortment of avant-garde…

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March 30, 2014

Makino Chaya

As if Makino Chaya’s all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner buffets, complete with everything from king crab legs to teppanyaki-style steak, were not deals in and of themselves, the eatery now features a special happy hour menu available every Monday-Friday from 5 to 6 p.m. Priced at $19.98 per person, the happy hour menu features an array…

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March 23, 2014

Wine, Cheese Join Forces at Du Vin

While wine and cheese are no strangers to discerning diners, Brasserie Du Vin takes the palatable pairing to the next level with Wine-Cheese-Wine combinations. Situated in downtown Honolulu across from the historic Hawaii Theater, Brasserie Du Vin serves up a casual, rustic environment modeled after the inviting cafes and bistros found throughout the French countryside….

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March 23, 2014

Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant

There’s no more comforting cuisine than a steaming serving of Japanese hot pot. And at Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant, customers can get their fix of Sukiyaki, Shabu Shabu and an abundance of other original soups sure to satisfy all cravings. Keep it simple and dine on fresh vegetables, seafood, meat and flavorful broth — all…

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March 23, 2014

Formaggio Wine Bar

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: NEPALESE STYLE CHICKEN CURRY BOWL ($14.99; $7.50 HAPPY HOUR) Wine and dine at Formaggio Wine Bar in Market City Shopping Center. Owned and operated by Niraj Maskey, the restaurant lures in diners with its intimate setting and relaxing atmosphere, making it the perfect spot for a date…

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March 16, 2014

Shabu Shabu King Serves Up Fresh Fun, Fare

For nearly three years, Shabu Shabu King has treated Moiliili residents and visitors from around the island to the increasingly popular and interactive experience known as hot pot dining. “They can pick what they like, everything is fresh,” owner Michael Shi says of the 100-plus items guests may choose from when cooking atop ceramic hot…

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March 16, 2014

Pho My Lien

A LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: SHRIMP FRIED RICE WITH MIXED VEGETABLE SAUTEE ($16.95) For more than a decade, Pho My Lien, located at Westridge Shopping Center in Aiea, presents customers with home-style Vietnamese cooking that cannot be duplicated. The restaurant is known for its fresh ingredients and authentic cuisine. Not only is Pho…

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March 16, 2014

Cooked By the People for the People

Simply put, People’s Cafe is dedicated to its customers. “I can’t remember the last time I took a vacation or even had a day off,” says Thomas Ventura, co-owner and chef of People’s Cafe. Under normal circumstances, such a statement might evoke feelings of resentment or sympathy, but for Ventura, it warrants bragging rights. That…

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Kobe Japanese Steak House

Most people know Kobe Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar for its delicious teppanyaki cuisine, complete with dazzling culinary performances by a teppan chef right at your table. But what you may not know is that Kobe is also a perfect place to just hang out and relax with some lite bites and drinks after…

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Canton Seafood Restaurant

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: FRESH LOBSTER WITH BUTTER AND GARLIC ($11.99) What a catch! Currently, the dish is available for $11.99. The regular price for a one-and-a-quarter pound lobster is $18.99. The live crustacean is kept in a saltwater tank and presented to patrons before it’s wok-fried and topped with savory…

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