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Happy Days Chinese Restaurant

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: CHICKEN CHOP SUEY ($10) There are many reasons to smile at Happy Days Chinese Restaurant in Kaimuki. Renowned for its Hong Kong-style cuisine and friendly service, this award-winning establishment takes home the prize for its assortment of dishes and ever-popular dim sum selection. Restaurant owner Lisa…

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July 6, 2014

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: WOLFGANG’S EGGS BENEDICT ($13.95) Since 2009, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse has made its presence known in Waikiki, as internationally-known restaurateur Wolfgang Zwiener sets high standards for the establishment, in regards to cuisine, customer service and, of course, the overall dining experience. Kamaaina and visitors alike have created lasting memories…

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June 29, 2014

Asahi Grill

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: ADOBO FRIED RICE ($8.75) Asahi Grill on Ward Avenue offers island-style grinds at your fingertips. We’re talkin’ local favorites done right! The majority of the restaurant staff have worked for the eatery for years, and the chefs have perfected the recipes down to a T. Restaurant manager…

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Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant

Take a look at this week’s house special: Fukin Tofu ($7.95) With its low prices and constant presence in the community for more than a decade, Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant is a legend in Hawaii’s dining scene. Located in the heart of Chinatown on North King Street, the restaurant has garnered a reputation, receiving high…

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June 15, 2014

Makino Chaya

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: MADE-TO-ORDER DINNER BUFFET SELECTIONS (MONDAY-THURSDAY, $27.98; FRIDAY-SUNDAY, $29.98) Let’s be real: Access to an all-you-can-eat buffet can be an amazing experience, and when you add a reasonable price to the equation, all can suddenly seem right in the world. Makino Chaya in Aiea’s Westridge Shopping Center leads…

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June 8, 2014

W Bistro at 1010

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: BEET AND PEAR SALAD ($10 LUNCH, $12 DINNER) For Richard and Judy Weinstein, owners of W Bistro at 1010, what began as a hobby quickly morphed into a full-fledged business venture. Now restaurateurs, this husband-and-wife duo with a pharmaceutical background have jumped feet first, and with…

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June 1, 2014

3660 On the Rise

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: MASAGO ARARE CRUSTED FILLET OF SALMON ($28.50) 3660 on the Rise ups its cuisine’s standards, where culinary craftsmanship and international flair make a perfect combination. Proprietor Gale Ogawa and executive chef/co-owner Russell Siu opened the restaurant in 1992, and chef de cuisine Lydell Leong has helped…

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Hung Won Seafood Restaurant

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: HONG KONG-STYLE ROAST DUCK ($24 FOR WHOLE, $12 FOR HALF) Hung Won Seafood Restaurant is one of the newest eateries to pop up in Kaimuki. With a drive to succeed and prosper in the industry, co-owner Kevin Li sat down with Dining Out to rave about…

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May 18, 2014

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: RAMEN BURGER ($5.95) This eye-catching creation utilizes ramen noodles produced here in the Islands. A special cooking technique allows the noodles to remain soft enough to bite into, while still retaining a structured “bun” form. “The ramen buns are grilled, not deep fried,” Andaya notes. With…

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May 11, 2014

Kau Kau Grill

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: BARBECUE BABY BACK RIBS ($12 REGULAR, $8 MINI) It’s almost impossible to not notice Kau Kau Grill, the food truck with a very loyal following. After all, notes of endearment from patrons adorn the truck as proof that this is a happening eatery on wheels. Founded…

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