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March 29, 2015

Fendu Boulangerie

In the heart of Manoa Valley, Fendu Boulangerie is a neighborhood bakery that’s become a gathering place for those craving everything from European-style confections, including pastries, oven-baked pizzas, sandwiches and soups. The bake shop opened its doors for business in 2009, and today, humble owner and baker Niel Koep continues to put smiles on patrons’…

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March 29, 2015

Genki Sushi

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Spicy Tempura Roll ($5) Claiming the top tier of kaiten-style sushi establishments, Genki Sushi continues to send the freshest and most tasty fare around the conveyor belt. The local eatery presents affordable options and efficient service, and patrons are given the freedom to create their entire meal,…

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March 29, 2015

Makino Chaya serves up endless possibilities

With a bountiful buffet buoyed by a slew of local favorites and surf-and-turf selections, Makino Chaya truly offers a must-try dining experience for the entire family. And, with important holidays, including Easter and Mother’s Day approaching, as well as graduation season right around the corner, Makino Chaya serves as the go-to locale to satisfy any…

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March 23, 2015

New Eagle Cafe

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S SPECIAL: Stuffed Cabbage ($12.50, only offered on the Thursday Special menu) If you’re a New Eagle Cafe veteran, you may recall the renovations that took place in November 2013. As the Nimitz Highway eatery’s ceilings and booths sparkle with luster, the food remains timelessly delicious. Locals are familiar with…

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March 15, 2015

Celebrating six years of breaded bliss

Perhaps the simplest gift of continued patronage is how customers are showing their affections for Fendu Boulangerie, a charming bakery cafe marking its sixth year of serving Oahu’s grateful gourmands. And if you ask owner and chef Niel Koep just what keeps his clientele coming back, he’ll tell you it’s Fendu’s high-caliber quality and uncompromising…

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March 15, 2015

Takoyaki Yama-chan Drums Up Flavor

Just listen for the familiar “thump-thump-thump” cascading rhythmically from the drum hanging in Takoyaki Yama-Chan’s window. Diners have come to recognize the restaurant’s iconic beat, which signifies that it is indeed time to eat. Takoyaki Yama-Chan opened a convenient second location in the bustling Don Quijote Kaheka food court after food fanatics discovered the traditional…

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March 15, 2015

Royal Palace Chinese Restaurant

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Beef with Asparagus ($8.95) Royal Palace Chinese Restaurant in Stadium Mall is the place to be when in the mood for delicious Chinese fare. Owned and operated by Jinhe Wu, who also serves as chef, Royal Place gives patrons the option to choose from close to 200…

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March 8, 2015

Stumbling upon something good

Where have you been all my life?” It’s a common question one asks after having discovered that one in a million diamond in the rough. And it’s the exact inquiry Dining Out demanded to know after having found Formaggio Wine Bar, a cozy restaurant tavern tucked within the lower level of Market City Shopping Center….

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March 8, 2015

More Than Just Great Bentos

With two establishments in Ala Moana and Pearl Kai, Mama-ya has made a name for itself with its affordable bentos and lunches. Now Downtown Honolulu also can enjoy the flavors of Mama-ya at its newest location on Bishop Street. Officially open March 16, Mama-ya is bringing its trademark dishes to the next level of convenient…

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March 8, 2015

Minamoto Kitchoan

A closer look at this week’s special: Usagisan ($24 for 10-piece set, $4.80 for 2 pieces) Through the glass doors hina-ningyo are on display at Minamoto Kitchoan in Ala Moana Center. The seven-tiered presentation is ladened with Japanese dolls and furniture in celebration of Girl’s Day. Aside from hina-ningyo, Minamoto Kitchoan celebrated Girls’ Day (March…

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