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September 28, 2014

Chinese Cuisine Gets Fancy

In 2006, husband-and-wife team Linda and Larry Chan opened the doors to The Mandalay in the heart of downtown Honolulu. Years prior, the couple owned Eastern Garden, and with decades of experience in the restaurant industry, they saw promise in the Alakea Street locale. Following a $1 million renovation, The Mandalay was open for business….

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September 28, 2014

The Ultimate Dining Adventure at Tony Roma’s

While its signature cuisine includes unforgettable ribs, steaks and seafood, Tony Roma’s also strives to provide stellar service and a fun atmosphere, which all combine to elevate the dining experience. For more than three decades, Tony Roma’s has served multiple generations of Hawaii’s families in its comfortable, casual setting. The restaurant features locations in Waikiki…

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September 28, 2014

A Blending of Asian Fusion

With an alluring combination of Japanese and Chinese cuisine, Chukaya Sea Dragon Table offers a wide array of seafood and noodle dishes, as well as tasty appetizers and delectable desserts making up a well-rounded menu. The restaurant’s name means “Chinese restaurant” in Japanese, and incorporates the sea dragon in its moniker because three of the…

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September 21, 2014

Hung Won has its Ducks in a Row

Does the name Hung Won Seafood Restaurant ring a bell? It should if Cantonese-style cuisine intrigues your senses in any way. Although the Kaimuki restaurant, located between 8th and 9th avenues, has been a mainstay on Oahu’s dining scene for years, this March, Hung Won gained new ownership when Kevin Li and his uncles Guan…

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September 21, 2014

Steak & Sizzle Steal the Show

Simply follow the “sizzle,” and one is bound to find the home of superb steaks: Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Diners at Ruth’s Chris are treated to exceptional steaks selected from the top two percent of the country’s beef, which are broiled in 1,800-degree ovens and served sizzling on 500-degree plates — this ensures every bite…

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September 21, 2014

Where Locals Go to Grind

Tucked away at the end of a small shopping center along Nimitz Highway sits New Eagle Cafe, a place residents have turned to for almost two decades for some of Oahu’s most celebrated island favorites. From Hawaiian cuisine to Filipino- and Korean-inspired classics, the eatery boasts an impressively diverse menu ideal for any appetite. With…

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September 14, 2014

Pagoda Enters a New Era of Dining

Through 50 years of serving the community and visitors alike, Pagoda Floating Restaurant represents a local icon known for its fusion of stellar cuisine and unforgettable oasis-like ambience. Surrounded by koi ponds, lush gardens and cascading waterfalls, Pagoda offers up a wide range of Asian-, American- and Hawaiian-influenced local-style comfort food enveloped by a tranquil,…

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September 14, 2014

A People-Pleasing Pair of Hawaiian, Filipino Fare

There’s something inherently comforting about Filipino and Hawaiian foods. They both share a commonality in that they’re no fuss, no muss — just some seriously delicious eats with a focus on enhancing signature flavors in each unique dish. People’s Cafe expertly combines these two culinary influences with a friendly staff and relaxed familial environment to…

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September 14, 2014

A Royal Flush of Authentic Fare

Decorated with red lanterns, gold accents and a gargantuan moon cake — yes, it’s real — Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant welcomes diners to explore the culinary delights of Hong Kong. For more than 30 years, owner Calvin Wong has invested in Royal Garden to create both an authentic environment and menu. “A lot of other…

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September 7, 2014

Nabe for a Happy Soul

For Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant owner Issei Kazama, the vibe at this 8-year-old restaurant is easy-going, lively and fun. “It’s as if you’ve stepped foot into the living room at a friend’s house party. We want our guests to feel like they’re at home.” Kazama and Riki Kobayashi opened the Piikoi establishment in an effort…

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