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February 16, 2016

Chai’s Waikiki Hawaiian Fusion

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Ho Farms Heirloom Cherry Tomato Burrata Caprese Salad ($12) Tucked away at Canterbury Place along Ala Moana Boulevard is Chai’s Waikiki Hawaiian Fusion. Formerly known as Sing-ha Thai Cuisine, chef Chai Chaowasaree opened his newest establishment there just three months ago. All of Chaowasaree’s dishes are easily…

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February 9, 2016

Bella Bistro

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Oven Roasted Garlic Shrimp ($25) If you’re in Kailua town, you’re likely to find the delectable oasis Bella Bistro. Since opening in July 2013, the inviting eatery has been serving up the freshest of local ingredients, fused with an appetizing Mediterranean twist. Chef and co-owner David Kaminski…

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February 2, 2016

Tony Roma’s

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Star-Studded Sampler ($28.99) If you’re looking for a family-friendly spot to enjoy finger-lickin’ fare, Tony Roma’s has you covered. Patrons can visit the Waikiki location, a longstanding resident since 1981, or the second branch in Aiea, both of which serve up the best in barbecue favorites to…

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Luibueno’s Mexican and Latin Cuisine

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Paella Valenciana ($28) After a day of enjoying the North Shore’s rolling waves and stunning sunsets, nothing beats a plate of muy bueno food from Luibueno’s Mexican and Latin Cuisine. Taryn Silva and husband Luis started Luibueno’s as a catering business in 2004 before expanding with a…

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January 19, 2016

Izakaya Restaurant Ko

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Omelet Rice Beef Stew Sauce ($11.50) Casual dining has been turned up a notch on Waialae Avenue, where Izakaya Restaurant Ko caters to dinner and late-night temptations. The cozy and charming Kaimuki hot spot is the sister eatery of Rinka Restaurant, and it opened in October of…

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January 11, 2016

Kogi Aina

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Shabu shabu broths: Kogi Aina Shoyu House and Oxtail ($4.95 per broth) The Windward side of Oahu has added a dash of shabu-shabu goodness to the neighborhood. Opened just last month, Kogi Aina aims to bring more Korean flair to the hot-pot scene in Kaneohe. This new,…

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January 5, 2016

Aja Sushi & Bento

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Two-choice Plate ($11.99) What started off 15 years ago as a small downtown shop now is an eclectic eatery that offers a menu anyone can enjoy. Aja Sushi & Bento has a total of three locations: Makai Market Food Court at Ala Moana Center, on the third…

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December 29, 2015

Pattaya Thai

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Yen Ta Fo Seafood ($24.95) If you’re ever tucked away in the Kakaako district looking for a unique place for a scrumptious meal, keep your eyes peeled along Queen Street. You’ll find Pattaya Thai, a friendly gathering place that offers tasty, authentic Thai cuisine. Favorites among customers…

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December 20, 2015

Hawaii Pot Shabushabu House

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Together Pot, Hawaii Original and Hot and Spicy ($11) Bountiful is the first of many adjectives to describe Hawaii Pot Shabushabu House. The delectable eatery opened its second location on Sheridan Street in mid-October (the first is in Kapolei). Complete with a sauce bar and tables with…

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December 15, 2015

Treetops Restaurant

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Irie Shrimp Plate ($12.95) If you’ve ever dreamt of dining in a tree house, see that dream come true at Treetops Restaurant. After being closed for some time, this Manoa eatery was reopened earlier this year by co-owners Michael Boersema and Robert Rabesa Jr. With small renovations…

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