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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 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

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

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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March 1, 2015

Shiro’s Saimin Haven

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Bento A ($9.95) The road to Shiro’s Saimin Haven may be a little bumpy, but customers still are flocking to the veteran establishment in Waimalu, despite the nearby road work. Nothing will get in the way of patrons’ love for Shiro’s. Local families have been coming to…

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February 22, 2015

Big City Diner

LET’S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S SPECIAL: Hawaiian Island Fresh Fish, BCD Style ($14.99 lunch, $19.99 dinner) Speaking of fresh, the fish featured will be bought at the auction, ensuring that it is locally caught, and will vary according to what is available. Pictured is ahi, encrusted with furikake and seared to perfection….

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February 15, 2015

Fresco Italian Restaurant

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: COSTOLETTE DI AGNELLO ALLA GRIGLIA ($44.95, AVAILABLE FROM MONDAY, FEB. 16) Situated at Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Rainbow Bazaar, Fresco Italian Restaurant may be within walking distance for many tourists, but as scores of island locals are finding out, venturing to the Waikiki eatery is well worth the…

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February 8, 2015

Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen

LET’S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK A THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Sekiya’s Party Tray (price varies, as all items are sold a la carte) At Sekiya’s Restaurant and Delicatessen, the keiki are as excited about the koi pond as the adults are about the food. A Kaimuki staple, Sekiya’s has been serving up local Japanese food…

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February 1, 2015

Prince Court

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Chocolate Macadamia Nut Flan ($7.50 per slice, $52 for a whole pie or otherwise included in all of the buffets) Amid the buffet spread at Prince Court of The Hawaii Prince Hotel, laden with fresh fish, copious amounts of “Eurasian” dishes and trays full of desserts and…

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January 25, 2015

Plumeria Beach House

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Pipikaula Reuben ($16, lunch only) When greeted by breathtaking oceanfront views at Kahala Hotel and Resort’s Plumeria Beach House, you almost forget why you’re there; but then the pleasant aroma of delicious cuisine entices your taste buds. The casually chic restaurant boasts a beautiful indoor and outdoor…

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