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April 12, 2015

A Steak House With ‘Hy’ Standards

For the purist carnivores, Hy’s Steak House is an elite destination, renowned for its mouthwatering, award-winning selection of USDA prime beef and kiawe-broiled steaks. Situated within Waikiki Park Heights Hotel, the restaurant traces its roots back to the 1960s, when the original establishment opened in Calgary, Canada. It wasn’t until about a decade later, in…

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April 12, 2015

Say ‘Yes’ to Tax Relief

While rapidly approaching tax deadlines may have some stressed about filing their returns on time, Zippy’s is featuring a special giveaway geared toward providing diners with much-appreciated monetary relief. Zippy’s, the reigning winner of Star-Advertiser‘s annual Hawaii’s Best People’s Choice Awards for “Best Family Dining,” “Best Late-Night Eatery” and “Best Bento” categories, continues to offer…

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April 12, 2015

The Many Flavors of Plate Lunch

Local comfort food can come in many different flavors, but the one form we all know and love is the simple white container that signifies one thing: plate lunch. Yoshoku, located in Stadium Marketplace, only has been serving up hot entrees since January, but its food is timeless and consistently delicious. “Yoshoku means Western cuisine…

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April 5, 2015

Dive into a Dining Adventure

For a dining adventure unlike any other, Oceanarium, located on the main floor of Pacific Beach Hotel is set to impress, as patrons are surrounded by a massive, state-of-the-art live aquarium, which encompasses the dining room. The three-story, 280,000-gallon aquarium is home to hundreds of fish and other marine life such as stingrays and Leopard…

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April 5, 2015

Makai Tasting Menu Hits the High Notes

Like a finely tuned orchestra, Japengo’s popular Makai Tasting Menu is crafted to produce a crescendo of flavor, as the seafood symphony brings forth some of the best fare Hawaii’s waters have to offer. By working with local fisheries, farmers, dairies and ranchers, Japengo has elevated the notion of crafting sustainable Hawaii regional cuisine, taking…

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April 5, 2015

Food That Shapes Up

Burgers and beer — ask anyone at Square Barrels to explain the restaurant’s concept and that’s the answer you’ll get. It’s a new restaurant that owner Hideo Simon unveiled about a month ago in Bishop Square. So new, that its grand opening has yet to take place (scheduled April 11). Simon, executive chef Noah Blair…

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Chinese Flavors Draw Universal Appeal

Situated on the lower level of Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort and Spa is a hidden gem, boasting extravagant Hong Kong-style fare. Seafood Village Chinese Cuisine is an entity all its own, beckoning patrons from near and far, including many noteworthy guests, whose photos line the entrance walls. Kamaaina also count on Seafood Village for their…

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March 29, 2015

A ‘Rib-licious’ Haven for Carnivores

For more than three decades, Tony Roma’s has served multiple generations of Hawaii’s families in its comfortable, casual setting, while serving up signature cuisine, including unforgettable ribs, steaks and seafood. Tony Roma’s also strives to provide stellar service and a fun atmosphere, which along with the popular cuisine, elevate the dining experience. The restaurant, with…

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March 29, 2015

What’s Hot About Sizzling Sisig

Fried chicken is a staple for many fast-food establishments. Often featured as an element of tacos, burgers sandwiches and more, fried chicken is an American staple. And Max’s of Manila, a world-famous Filipino restaurant, wants you to experience fried chicken like you never have before. And yes, Max’s spectacular chicken recipe is a secret —…

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March 23, 2015

Contemporary Japanese Cuisine Just Got Real

There’s a new contemporary Japanese restaurant that’s popped up in the Islands, and it has been generating quite a buzz among Oahu’s dining culture. Rijo Restaurant opened Feb. 28 in the former Palomino space on the third floor of Harbor Court. Grandiose views of Honolulu Harbor set a stunning backdrop for the sizable 10,000-square foot,…

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