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December 8, 2013

Chef Chai

With all the shopping, wrapping and holiday hosting you will be doing this month, why not let someone else handle the cooking? Chef Chai is rolling out the red carpet this Christmas season with its Special Christmas Eve Dinner ($67, Early Bird Special $55 before 5 p.m.). Whet your appetite with Fresh Corn and Green…

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August 25, 2013

Saint-Germain’s Bakery

Living in a melting pot of cultures, we already understand how mixing two different things together often results in something better. Enter the croissant doughnut, a hybrid (or “hybread,” if you will), which is the latest craze in the world of pastry. In this case, the “hole” is greater than the sum of its parts….

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August 11, 2013

Korean Hibiscus BBQ

For any business, repeat customers are a sign that it’s doing something right. At Korean Hibiscus BBQ, in Kaimuki, the repeat customers can attest to good food and friendly service. The entire menu is a mix of local favorites, Korean staples and a combination of both. All and all, the choices include 50 combination plates…

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June 16, 2013

Wailana Coffee House

Treat dad to a Father’s Day toast — whether it’s actual toast (as in toasted English muffin halves in an eggs benedict) or a glass of vino (Chablis, please). Break your fast with Wailana’s Eggs Benedict Royal ($10.50), a combination of smoked ham, turkey and poached eggs smothered in hollandaise sauce. Or for dinner, choose…

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Lung Fung Chinese Restaurant

We all have our standby, go-to dishes that never fail. But if your tired taste buds crave change, it’s time for something new. Lung Fung Chinese Restaurant is the place to go because manager Eddie Ma is always thinking of ways to make things new, something commendable for a restaurant that has been around for…

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April 8, 2013

Chinpei Ramen

Monkey see monkey do at Chinpei Ramen, who’s mascot is a monkey, and that means a round of ramen is in order. Choose from nearly 30 ramen options. Tan Men ($10.80 for a large), swimming with bean sprouts, green onions, Chinese cabbage and pork is among the most popular. But there is more to enjoy…

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March 24, 2013


Surfers know the Hawaiian scale of wave measurement: the actual wave height is almost twice as what’s quoted. At Tsunami, it’s no different. The flavors are maximized. “Before, we used to offer bar-style food,” Rick Shibasaki, manager of Tsunami explains. “Now we have a much more refined menu.” With chef Wade Ueoka at the helm…

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March 17, 2013

Crab City

Scuttle into Crab City before it closes at the end of the month for a finger-licking seafood feast. You can’t beat the taste of butter-infused lobster, Dungeness crab, king crab, snow crab, blue crab, crawfish or shrimp! Bring the whole family for a seafood picnic experience where you are encouraged to get messy and use…

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March 3, 2013

Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine

Renowned for its buffet and dim sum takeout, Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine serves delicious traditional Cantonese-style food. Take advantage of dine-in buffets featuring more than 30 different items, including Salt & Pepper Shrimp for lunch and Steamed Snow Crab for dinner. Dine-in hours are 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 10:30 a.m….

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February 10, 2013

Yakiniku Million

For the month of February, Yakiniku Million features a special lunch menu available daily from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that includes four satisfying dishes all for only $5.95 dine-in or $6.95 to go. The namesake special Million, served ice-cold, is a light, yet substantial buckwheat noodle soup. If you need some warmth, go for…

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