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November 23, 2014

Kakaako Kitchen

Gourmet local delights have gained mass appeal at Kakaako Kitchen in Ward Centre. The restaurant’s commitment to quality is apparent by its farm-to-table concept and its support of local farmers. “We want to highlight the farmers of Hawaii because they do hard work,” says chef Anthony Phillips. Explore the vast selection of dishes, such as…

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November 16, 2014

The Sausage Link

Morsels of smoky deliciousness Redondo’s Sausage is locally known for its island favorites and its arabiki sausage, but you may have noticed a new, German-style sausage bearing its brand on the shelves. Schauessen is the newest member of the Redondo’s lineup — an all-pork sausage that’s wildly popular in Japan, and has just recently been…

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November 9, 2014

Uncle Bobo’s

A trip to Oahu’s windward side isn’t complete without a visit to Uncle Bobo’s. Located in Kaaawa across from Swanzy Beach Park, the barbecue hot spot has been an island staple since it opened nearly a decade ago. “I spent a lot of time living in the South, so it made sense to focus on…

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October 12, 2014

The Sausage Link

Island sausage company introduces German-style bratwurst If you’re biting into a sausage at a barbecue or in a restaurant in Hawaii, chances are good that you’re enjoying the work of Redondo’s. This food processing company began in 1949, from humble beginnings in Kapahulu, and went on to become the state’s largest sausage company. Redondo’s prides…

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August 3, 2014

People’s Cafe

People’s Cafe prides itself on its home-cooked Hawaiian grinds and authentic Filipino food. The restaurant has been in business for years, and in 2004, Tomas Ventura took ownership. The menu is impressive with a surplus of options, however, patrons always gravitate to the famous Hawaiian Plate, which is a top-seller. Recently, People’s Cafe surprised customers…

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July 27, 2014

Makino Chaya

At Makino Chaya in Westridge Shopping Center, why hold back when you can have it all? New and loyal patrons alike indulge in the restaurant’s all-you-can-eat Japanese seafood buffet, renowned for its endless seafood selections, teppanyaki station, full dessert bar and more. Better yet, the establishment offers separate made-to-order dinner options as well. The menu…

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July 20, 2014

Paul’s Poppers

As a close family friend, Sav-Mor Coffee Shop’s Robert Joseph Luke (known to many as “Grandpa Joe”) taught Paul Park how to create the perfect traditional Chinese won ton, which in turn, Park recreated and made into his Original Pork Popper. Today, the chef’s budding restaurant, Paul’s Poppers, boasts poppers of all varieties, from savory…

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July 6, 2014

Ocean Dim Sum

Patrons are eager to splash into a sea of flavors at Ocean Dim Sum in Waipahu. Owners Darren and Elaine Li recently opened the doors to this grab-and-go hot spot that’s quickly developing quite a fan base. Not your typical dine-in restaurant, Ocean Dim Sum offers dim sum available for takeout only. According to the…

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May 25, 2014

W Bistro at 1010

Who would have guessed for husband-and-wife duo Richard and Judy Weinstein — a power couple with a pharmaceutical background — that one day they would make a name for themselves in the restaurant industry? Well, the Weinsteins have done just that by opening the doors to W Bistro at 1010. Located in the Medical Arts…

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May 4, 2014

Pamper Mom with a tropic feast

Offering elegance and style alongside some of Oahu’s most sophisticated and succulent cuisine, Pomaikai Ballrooms presents patrons with a warm and inviting atmosphere where they can enjoy an elegant evening out while feasting on an eclectic and impressive menu filled with creative cuisine. Imagine one single night out amid an array of exquisite architecture, aesthetically…

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