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Hung Won Seafood Restaurant

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: HuNan Style Lamb ($12.95) If you’re ever driving down Waialae Avenue, cruise on down just past 8th Avenue, where you’ll find delectable dishes sure to rattle your taste buds. Hung Won Seafood Restaurant offers a colossal menu fit for anyone hankering for the best in Chinese cuisine….

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July 19, 2015

Ahi & Vegetable

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Sashimi Special ($16 regular, $17 with miso soup and rice) At the far end of Kapalama Shopping Center is a place where fresh fish meets spry vegetables. What is this place you ask? None other than Ahi & Vegetable. This eatery — with a second location in…

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July 12, 2015

Ray’s BYOB Kitchen

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Tender Abalone with Boneless Chicken and Mushroom ($15 regularly, $5 with purchase of fish special) In the middle of the hustle and bustle of Honolulu’s Chinatown district, you’ll find Chinese Cultural Plaza, where in Suite 113 Ray’s BYOB Kitchen serves a hot pot full of exotic flavors….

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July 5, 2015

Sakura Terrace

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Deluxe Sakura Chirashi ($26) Japanese cuisine is awaiting you on South King Street, and those who can’t wait to try it won’t be disappointed. Diners walking into Honolulu’s Sakura Terrace are greeted with a modern-chic ambience that lets all guests enjoy their meals in its contemporary indoor…

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June 28, 2015

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Beef Carpaccio ($21) This week, elegance meets versatility in Restaurant Row and Waikiki Beach. Ruth’s Chris Steak House welcomes its diners to an exquisite ambiance where fine dining is seen from corner to corner. Customers anticipating a worthwhile meal won’t be disappointed with its top-notch courses. Already…

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June 21, 2015

Max’s of Manila

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Beer-Braised Pata Tim ($15.95) Yearning for a feast of Filipino flavors? Look no further than Max’s of Manila, where Honolulu Star-Advertiser has called it “Hawaii’s Best Place for Filipino Food” three years in a row. The restaurant serves up a colossal menu of pure, authentic Filipino cuisine…

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June 14, 2015

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Surf and Turf ($84.95) Passersby walking through the third floor of Royal Hawaiian Center would find Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener a hard-to-miss dining destination. Diners are greeted with an impressive staff and an even more impressive menu. If the clinking of fine wine-filled glasses or sophisticated…

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Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Summer Sandwich ($13.95) If Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant’s name doesn’t ring a bell, the two horse statues in front of the eatery are sure to jog your memory. Upon entering the favored Chinese eatery, you are met with high ceilings, vibrant colors of reds and yellows and…

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May 31, 2015

Sarento’s at the Top of the “I”

An elevator whisks patrons straight to the top of Ilikai Hotel, where the window-lined restaurant Sarento’s at the Top of the “I” resides, showcasing stunning landscapes of Diamond Head and Waikiki. There, you can’t help but feel on top of the world, and if the view isn’t enough to wow you, the food certainly will….

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May 26, 2015

Five Star Shrimp

With the food truck scene still booming, Five Star Shrimp delivers a menu that exceeds the expectations of its small cooking quarters. The bright blue mobile kitchen, parked at the corner of Kapahulu and Kaimuki streets, stands out almost as much as the establishment’s delicious plate lunches. With the recent addition of its delivery services,…

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