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Going To The Hukilau

Polynesian Cultural Center long has been revered as a hub of island culture and entertainment, but did you know that it also is a place where kamaaina and visitors alike may have unforgettable dining experiences? Within Hukilau Marketplace, the Laie destination’s newest venture, guests are enjoying free admission and parking, complimentary WiFi, and an array…

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August 11, 2015

An unexpected beachside eatery

Opened a little more than a month ago, with plans to launch a second beach park location soon, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue at Ala Moana Beach Park is ready to cater to hungry vacationers and locals. And, after a day at the beach, complete with basking in the hot Hawaiian sun and wading in crystal clear…

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August 9, 2015

3660 On The Rise

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Roast Rack of Macadamia Nut Crusted Lamb ($40) On your next drive down Waialae Avenue, you’ll find a corner building home to a restaurant that perfectly suits its name. Rising with culinary heights is 3660 On The Rise, a staple eatery that offers the best of Euro-Asian…

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August 9, 2015

Need dessert? Superhero macarons come to the rescue

Cake Works, a baked-goods sanctuary located right across the street from Hawaiian Humane Society, is everything its name suggests and more. As a team, chef and owner Abigail Langlas and her staff work together to create all things sweet, including cakes, French macarons, cookies and cupcakes. Their latest venture? Character-inspired French macarons ($4 each). “We’ve…

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August 2, 2015

Praising 70 years of Filipino classics

Of the several options you have to fulfill your Filipino food cravings, there is no better choice than Max’s of Manila. The establishment is known for its central Tagalog cooking style, which, for many, brings a taste that’s closer to home. As Max’s of Manila celebrates 70 years of serving a complete line of Filipino…

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August 2, 2015

Wailana Coffee House

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Eggs Benedict ($11.90) Whether you’re a diner person or not, you will not be able to resist a well-known morning favorite from Wailana Coffee House. Take a stroll down to this legendary Waikiki eatery, where it offers its own take on a breakfast classic. The Eggs Benedict…

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August 2, 2015

Reaching new culinary heights

It’s easy to become mesmerized when listening to chef Edmond Kwok talk about food. His mind constantly is churning with original recipes and new ideas, such as what vegetable to pair with what reduction, and so on and so forth. Kwok brings his artistic creativity to the kitchen of Sarento’s at the Top of the…

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August 2, 2015

It doesn’t get more convenient than Kozo

DURING THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE of the daily grind, there’s no better quick stop for a bite to eat than Kozo Sushi. For sushi afficionados and novices alike, the string of eateries surely knows how to serve up a fusion of tasty flavors. Known for its fast service and fresh, quality fare, Kozo Sushi initially…

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July 26, 2015

Putting a creative twist on local favorites

There are many reasons to venture to Aiea’s Newtown Golf Driving Range, and some would say that hitting a few golf balls actually is second to the food at Newtown Drive Inn. “The golfers eat some, but most of our business comes from workers and residents around this area,” notes chef and owner Reid Matsumura….

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July 26, 2015

The Palace Makes for a Luxurious Summer Day

School’s out for summer, and Hawaii’s temperatures really are heating up, sending many Oahu families scampering for cooler climates. Day trips spent at Ice Palace swooshing around the rink with friends work up an appetite, and with all that exercise, one can literally two-step next door to Royal Palace Chinese Restaurant, where a feast fit…

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