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February 19, 2017

Kozo Sushi

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Udon Salad ($6.60) The gastronomic blessing that is sushi, which originated in the eighth century in Japan, has evolved into something completely different today. The once exclusive delicacy of raw fish and rice now comes in many forms and is accessible to everyone. Sushi is served on…

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February 12, 2017

Canton Seafood Restaurant

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Fried Fish with Sweet Vinegar & Onion ($12.99 special, $18.99 regular) Coming up to its sixth anniversary, Canton Seafood Restaurant off Keeaumoku Street is celebrating in its usual giving way — with tons of entree specials and discounted prices. When you’re in the Cantonese-style eatery, you’re home,…

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February 5, 2017

Mimi’s Place

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Jalea De Mariscos ($20 personal, $28 family-style) It’s perfectly normal to instantly feel like family at Mimi’s Place. As soon as you walk into the music-filled, fiery red-accented establishment, you’re greeted with friendly personalities and an uplifting atmosphere. You may even want to start dancing on the…

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January 29, 2017

Minamoto Kitchoan

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Grace Dew and Grace Dew Chocolate (prices vary) Resembling the dew that forms overnight on plant life, Minamoto Kitchoan’s Grace Dew jellies offer delicately juicy bites of fruit-shaped confections, made from Mother Nature’s best. And while these irresistible sweets are at the top of most patrons’ lists,…

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January 22, 2017

Cajun King

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Combo No. 3 ($56) with a side order of Stir-fried String Beans with Garlic ($12) Meat lovers have their slabs of steaks, chops and ribs, satisfying their cravings with roasted, grilled and smoked selections of every variety. But while products from the land are highly coveted, to…

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January 15, 2017

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: STEAK FOR TWO WITH CREAMED SPINACH ($11.95) AND MASHED POTATOES ($11.95) Have you ever had a meal so unforgettable that you dream about the next time you’ll be able to enjoy it again? A dish so tasty and out-of-this-world delicious that you salivate remembering each bite? Such…

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January 8, 2017

Kau Kau Grill

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: “Trust Us Special” ($16, pictured with substituted Krazy Rice) Kau Kau Grill’s menu is by no means long. Nevertheless, customers may still find it hard to decide what to eat, seeing as the eatery’s offerings are stacked with the Islands’ ultimate local favorites. Thankfully, options such as…

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Laverne’s Hawaiian and Local Style Food

You may have seen Laverne’s Hawaiian and Local Style Food truck cruising around Waipio or Mililani, or you may even be a regular at its Waikele food trailer, which has a permanent spot next to Leonard’s Bakery (behind Petco). In any case, the beloved eatery will have you instantly hooked, as it serves up an…

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December 25, 2016

Poke & Box

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Shoyu Poke bowl ($9.99 each; prices vary with toppings) Poke bowls are nothing new to the Islands, and they’ve become so popular that they’re currently trending on the Mainland, too. But soon-to-open — scheduled for Wednesday — Poke & Box in Makai Market Food Court in Ala…

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December 18, 2016

Sakura Terrace

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Deluxe Sakura Chirashi Don ($27) It’s no secret that the Japanese are experts when it comes to fine details, whether it be the intricate patterns of a silk kimono or always perfectly packaged omiyage, or gifts. So it’s no surprise that Japanese cuisine is just as elaborate,…

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