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April 20, 2014

A Bounty of Chinese Fare Floods the Village Gates

With enticing new shops, restaurants and entertainment popping up in Waikiki, visitors clamor to be part of the excitement — some even traveling from half a world away to reach paradise. And while some establishments flaunt their prestige situated in big, lavish buildings and over-the-top decor to attract the crowd, others eateries, such as Seafood…

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April 20, 2014

A Mac Attack of Classic Comfort Food

Local diners don’t need to travel half a world away to enjoy a true taste of Italy, as hearty portions of incredible Italian cuisine reside right here at home at Romano’s Macaroni Grill. Located in Ala Moana Center’s inviting Hookipa Terrace, Macaroni Grill’s skilled chefs and friendly service staff strive to provide a memorable dining…

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April 20, 2014

Delicious Fare Knows No Boundary at Anytime Cafe

When Ken and Cindy Wong, owners of Anytime Cafe, first opened shop a little more than four years ago, their unique menu concept took many by surprise. “To us, it made a lot of sense,” says Cindy, referring to the eatery’s mix of Chinese, Italian and local-style dishes. “Since Hawaii embraces so many different cultures,…

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April 13, 2014

Hats Off to Sweet Success

To the Class of 2014, Larry’s Bakery salutes you. As one of life’s many chapters draws to a close, graduates are left to relish the glory of accomplishment before embarking on new paths ahead. Simply put, sweet success is divine, to which Larry’s Bakery is no stranger. Dating back to the 1960s, local boy Larry…

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April 13, 2014

Camellia Buffet Cooks Up Feast Fit for Family

The “thrill of the grill” keeps generations of diners flocking to Camellia Buffet as they have done for the last 30-plus years, and the popular establishment continues to attract customers of all ages with quality Korean-influenced cuisine prepared yakiniku style at every table. The spacious restaurant, which is appropriately named after a stunning flower that…

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April 13, 2014

Happiness Abounds at Nabeya Maido

Walking into Nabeya Maido, adorned with its charming wooden wall decor and rustic handmade tables, one cannot help but feel at home. As Honolulu’s newest hot pot restaurant, Nabeya Maido celebrated its official grand opening last Friday, eager to introduce diners to a new kind of nabe dining experience. “Our vision was to have a…

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April 6, 2014

Sharing an Abundance of Aloha With the World

Two scoops of aloha go into every creation at L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, a restaurant chain that has flourished for nearly four decades and is still going strong. With approximately 60 Hawaii franchises, L&L has expanded to the Mainland and has gained universal appeal with restaurants in Japan, China and New Zealand, to name a few….

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April 6, 2014

Swim Continues to Raise the Bar

By offering a menu crafted around locally sourced ingredients, Swim pool bar and restaurant’s stroke of genius has paid dividends for guests visiting from around the island and across the globe. Situated on the third floor of Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa’s Ewa Tower adjacent to the inviting, expansive pool, Swim serves up…

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April 6, 2014

Happiness Comes by the Slice at Kaimuki’s Boston Pizza

When it comes to authentic, Neapolitan-style pizza, Kaimuki’s Boston Pizza stands a few pies above the rest. For more than 14 years, the pizzeria has served customers with its hand-crafted, savory pies, made completely from scratch. Owned by self-proclaimed pizza connoisseur Shawn Rubert, the family-friendly eatery has quickly become the gold standard for pizzerias across…

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March 30, 2014

‘Seoulful’ Korean Eats

Release your inner carnivore at Seoul Garden Yakiniku, an authentic Korean establishment on Kapiolani Boulevard. Since owner Yun Hee Im opened the restaurant for business a little more than a decade ago, both locals and Korean natives alike have been in awe of the vast menu complete with more than 100 options, as well as…

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