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November 22, 2015

Sing Cheong Yuan Bakery

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Char Siu Manapua ($1.65 each) If authentically made Chinese goodies are what you crave, you’re in luck! You can find them right in the heart of Chinatown at Sing Cheong Yuan Bakery. Since Mei and Wesley Fang opened the eatery in 2008, they have been offering everyone’s…

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November 15, 2015

Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Kurobuta Pork Loin Katsu ($36 with miso soup, cabbage salad, pickles, toasted sesame seeds and rice; $32 a la carte) Kick it with some katsu down at Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin, where an abundance of unique katsu specialties can be found. Serving authentic Japanese cuisine, the restaurant has…

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November 8, 2015

Guava Smoked

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Smoked Mixed Plate, with Smoked Pork and Smoked Butterfish Collars ($13; all salad or fried rice, additional $2; add an egg or extra dressing additional $1) When things “go up in smoke,” throw some meat in there! That’s the daily routine at Guava Smoked, where delicious smoked…

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Paradise Seafood Market & Restaurant

As the saying goes, “There are plenty of fish in the sea.” Well the same applies to Paradise Seafood Market & Restaurant here on land, where you’ll be greeted with a seafood-filled menu waiting to relieve your deep-sea cravings. Complete with indoor and outdoor seating, the best of live seafood awaits you for any quality…

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October 25, 2015

Tropical Tribe

What once was a lunch wagon, now operates as a full-service shop serving the very best of sweet acai bowl specialties to locals and tourists alike. Named after native Brazilian tribes that first created the acai bowl, Tropical Tribe has been in business for three years now. Andre Alves de Moraes, owner and a native…

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October 18, 2015

Cinnamon’s Restaurant

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Eggs Benedict with Kalua Pork & Crabcake ($19.95) What could be better than soaking in a Hawaiian sunset overlooking a boat harbor? Enjoying it along with a delicious meal! You can’t go wrong when choosing Cinnamon’s at the Ilikai to cater to your lingering appetite. Situated on…

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October 11, 2015


A new location calls for a celebra-tory grand opening at Odori-ko — which is owned and operated by the dynamic sibling duo of Rie Akita and Hiro Takei. The pair assumed control of the eatery from their father, who first opened the establishment at King’s Village in 1978. Today, the restaurant welcomes hungry customers to…

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October 4, 2015

Cafe Grace

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Paniolo Pork ($10.45) As the expression goes, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” Well, at Cafe Grace, where there’s a plate, there’s a bagel — the eatery’s main attraction — and lots of will to make an array of enticing eats. The cafe opened August of…

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September 27, 2015

House Of Wong Restaurant

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Dungeness Crab, fried with pepper and spicy salt ($23.95 per pound) There’s a new restaurant in the neighborhood, and with it comes well-seasoned menus and experience. House of Wong Restaurant made its culinary debut on Kapahulu Avenue earlier this month, serving up the finest in authentic Chinese…

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September 20, 2015

Tita’s Grill

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Garlic Shrimp Combo ($16.50) Trekking through the scenic, north countryside of Oahu offers historical experiences to more senses than one. Tucked among the stunning, panoramic horizons and twisting, winding roads sits Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC), where locals and visitors can get a glimpse — and taste —…

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