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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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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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