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August 13, 2017

Fendu Boulangerie

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: BASIL PESTO CHICKEN PANINI ($9.75) The front half of Manoa’s Fendu Boulangerie is spotless and pristine, presenting display cases of endless sweet treats, including cheesecakes, fresh fruit tarts, panna cotta desserts and so much more. Additionally, there always is a heap of homemade bread options, which vary…

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August 6, 2017

Flour & Barley

Flour & Barley’s concept is simple: The International Market Place eatery specializes in pizza and beer — but not just any pizza and beer, mind you. The restaurant, which opened last December, goes above and beyond to offer the universally beloved food-and-drink combo in exceptional ways. Add other Italian comfort foods to the menu, and…

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July 30, 2017

New Eagle Cafe

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: SPICY PORK ($14.75) On a typical weekday in a corner restaurant off of Nimitz Highway, you’ll find groups being seated for casual lunchtime work meetings, others enjoying a meal with the entire family and a few pairs of old friends just catching up. There’s something magical about…

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July 22, 2017

Wailana Coffee House

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: OXTAIL SOUP ($15.75) As the lunch crowd shuffled in and out of Wailana Coffee House when Dining Out stopped in one day, the faithful and prompt servers hustled from table to table collecting orders, refilling coffee cups and greeting diners with never-ending smiles. All the while, the…

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Fairwood Drive Inn & Pho 27 Cafe

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: MIXED GRILL STEAK ($15.95) For many folks, there’s always that one neighborhood eatery that you find yourself frequenting throughout the week because, when it comes down to it, simple, quality comfort food will always trump the latest and over-the-top food trends. For Fairwood Drive Inn & Pho…

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July 9, 2017

Ramen Manichi

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: MANICHI SPECIAL ORIGINAL RAMEN ($13.25) AND MANICHI GYOZA ($5.50 REGULAR, 50-PERCENT-OFF WITH COUPON UNTIL JULY 23) The kitchen wall at Ramen Manichi on Kona Street across from Ala Moana Center reads, “One heart, one soul, one bowl,” which accurately sums up what the humble gyoza and ramen…

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July 2, 2017

Max’s Of Manila

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Summer Treat to Go ($29.95) Summer gives way to many activities that people aren’t normally able to indulge in during the other seasons of the year. Now that school’s out and the Hawaiian sun is beaming down with particular ferocity, families and friends are heading to the…

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Mac 24/7 Restaurant & Bar

The term “American Cuisine” tends to evoke deli cious thoughts of homemade apple pies, Mom’s meatloaf, crispy fried chicken and, of course, good old-fashioned burgers. When you throw the word “Modern” into the mix, however, you get the menu at MAC (Modern American Cuisine) 24/7 Restaurant & Bar — all made with a hint of…

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June 18, 2017

Tsukada Nojo

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: BIJIN NABE ($25, WITH MINIMUM OF TWO ORDERS PER TABLE) To describe newly opened Tsukada Nojo as merely a hot pot and nabe restaurant would be robbing it of its refreshing uniqueness. The establishment is held up by its farm-to-table concept and cuisine — with the help…

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Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant

LET’S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Pork Belly Bun ($7.75) Walking around Ala Moana Center really can work up one’s appetite. And while there are many dining options to choose from at the mall, Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant remains the perfect place to satisfy one’s hunger. Whether you want to feast…

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