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April 13, 2014

HASR Bistro

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: SEAFOOD PAN ROAST ($28 DINNER) A feast from the sea, this dish wows diners with a symphony of scallops, prawns, crab, calamari, mussels, clams and the catch of the day. Chef sautees the seafood separately to guarantee perfection in both texture and taste. For foodies and…

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April 6, 2014

Fendu Boulangerie

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: VALRHONA CHOCOLATE DOME ($5.75) Fendu Boulangerie in Manoa Marketplace breaks the mold when it comes to sweet nothings. Owner and chef Niel Koep opened this top-tier bakery in March 2009 determined to offer quality baked goods and sinfully delicious desserts to his patrons. Fast-forward to today,…

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March 30, 2014

Hokulani Bake Shop

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: PASSION AND GUAVA MARBLE WITH ORANGE CREAM CHEESE CUPCAKE ($3.50) Partake in the sweeter things in life at Hokulani Bake Shop, a leader in the island’s confectionary scene even before its win during the Food Network’s “Screamfest” episode of Cupcake Wars. Home to an assortment of avant-garde…

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March 23, 2014

Formaggio Wine Bar

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: NEPALESE STYLE CHICKEN CURRY BOWL ($14.99; $7.50 HAPPY HOUR) Wine and dine at Formaggio Wine Bar in Market City Shopping Center. Owned and operated by Niraj Maskey, the restaurant lures in diners with its intimate setting and relaxing atmosphere, making it the perfect spot for a date…

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March 16, 2014

Pho My Lien

A LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: SHRIMP FRIED RICE WITH MIXED VEGETABLE SAUTEE ($16.95) For more than a decade, Pho My Lien, located at Westridge Shopping Center in Aiea, presents customers with home-style Vietnamese cooking that cannot be duplicated. The restaurant is known for its fresh ingredients and authentic cuisine. Not only is Pho…

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Canton Seafood Restaurant

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: FRESH LOBSTER WITH BUTTER AND GARLIC ($11.99) What a catch! Currently, the dish is available for $11.99. The regular price for a one-and-a-quarter pound lobster is $18.99. The live crustacean is kept in a saltwater tank and presented to patrons before it’s wok-fried and topped with savory…

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March 2, 2014

Kozo Sushi

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: CHICKEN KATSU BENTO: $6.99 Fulfill all sushi cravings at Kozo Sushi, a beloved eatery that traces its roots to Osaka, Japan. Fast-forward more than 40 years later, and Kozo Sushi has grown to include a slew of convenient locations across Oahu, and has established itself as a…

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February 23, 2014

Cake Works

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM CAKE: ($18 FOR 6-INCH, $30 FOR 8-INCH, $4 PER SLICE) You can have your cake and eat it too at Cake Works, an award-winning patisserie that offers specialty cakes, cupcakes, French-style macarons and more. Chef and owner Abigail Langlas has always had an…

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February 16, 2014

Fairwood Drive Inn & Pho 27

THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: SINGAPORE NOODLE ($8.75) Fairwood Drive Inn & Pho 27 Vietnamese Cuisine in Kaimuki Shopping Center presents food-natics with Chineseand local-style favorites at the front of the house (known as Fairwood Drive Inn), which features a fast-food, takeout concept. Then, as you make your way toward the back of the establishment, you’ll…

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February 9, 2014

Anytime Cafe

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: FRESH CLAMS SPAGHETTINI WITH WHITE WINE SAUCE ($11.95) Since its debut in February 2010, Anytime Cafe in Market City Shopping Center has mastered the art of integrating the unique flavors of East meets West with an array of Eurasian fare. Owned and operated by the husband-and-wife duo…

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