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October 19, 2014

Vibrant Vietnamese Favorites from the Homeland

Delve into the exotic essence of Saigon at Pho My Lien Vietnamese Restaurant. Owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Tommy Dang and Lien Bui, this Aiea eatery abounds with authentic Vietnamese favorites. All restaurant creations are derived from Bui’s family recipes. Dining Out recently paid a visit to Pho My Lien and caught up with…

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October 19, 2014

Kissaten has Diners Covered Around the Clock

Nearly four years after launching its popular concept of gourmet comfort food served around the clock, Kissaten Coffee Bar continues to offer great cuisine and tasty beverages in a full-service restaurant setting that meets the tastes of Hawaii’s diverse population. The 24-hour dining destination draws its name from the Japanese term for “coffee shop,” and…

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October 19, 2014

A Bakery That’s Back and Bigger Than Ever

When Larry’s Bakery closed its storefront last June, the decision was bittersweet. After all, the family-run pastry shop had gained quite a loyal following throughout its nearly five decades of operation. But it wasn’t long before owner Iris Yafuso-Toguchi, daughter of the late Larry Yafuso, announced the bakery would soon return to its original shop…

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October 12, 2014

Celebrating 69 Years of Max’s Famous Fried Chicken

FOR MAXIMO GIMENEZ, an unrivaled recipe for chicken is all it took to take his modest Philippines cafe and turn it into the modern-day restaurant chain Max’s of Manila, which over the years has become a worldly empire for exceptional Filipino dining. With approximately 130 establishments in the Philippines alone, Max’s has rapidly spread its…

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October 12, 2014

A Fresh Take on Fusion

While fusion cuisine is nothing new to Hawaii’s culinary scene, Fresco Italian Restaurant has taken the concept to the next level by incorporating fresh, local flavors with traditional Italian dishes. Perched atop Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Rainbow Bazaar, Fresco features an airy, open dining space complete with views of the resort’s lagoon and vibrant outdoor landscaping….

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October 12, 2014

Artisan Pizzas Turn Up the Heat

It’s no secret that not all pizzas are created equal. This is because of the simple fact that it takes a certain degree of expertise to produce a truly authentic Italian pizza. While many have tried, few have successfully crafted the Neapolitan-style pies with such accuracy and creative integrity than Inferno’s, Oahu’s up-and-coming artisan pizzeria….

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October 5, 2014

Join Mac 24/7′s Dining Revolution

Let’s go back to the year 2007, when Hawaii’s dining adventure would turn over a whole new leaf with the opening of MAC 24/7 Bar & Restaurant in Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel. The restaurant has received international acclaim, as its popular Mac-Daddy Pancake Challenge was featured on the hit TV series, Man vs. Food. Executive…

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Great Taste, Good Value are as Good as Gold

Whether one desires a quick lunch on the go or a relaxing sit-down meal with friends and family, Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant serves up a warm, inviting atmosphere coupled with an eclectic menu bursting with stellar cuisine. Conveniently located in downtown Honolulu at 111 N. King St. amid the bustling Chinatown district, Golden Palace Seafood…

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October 5, 2014

Diners Treated to Peak of Flavors and Freshness

In addition to multiple pieces of art that depict the Himalayas and surrounding regions, diners at Himalayan Kitchen are transported across the globe via Nepalese and Indian cuisine that doesn’t require a Mount Everest expedition to enjoy. Chef and owner Suman Basnet opened Himalayan Kitchen in 2009, and explains that the restaurant serves as a…

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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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