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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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March 30, 2014

A Melting Pot of Pacific Rim Cuisine

As Hawaii’s melting pot of cultures embodies various concepts and tastes from around the Pacific Rim, Asian Mix incorporates a multitude of flavors and cooking techniques as customers are treated to a vast array of cuisine infused with local essence. Situated conveniently at the corner of Beretania and Piikoi streets on the ground level of…

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Mastering the Perfect Roast Duck

Complete with a festive lion dance, elaborate fireworks and plenty of appetizing Cantonese-style dishes to go around, last Sunday’s grand opening of Hung Won Seafood Restaurant created quite the scene in an otherwise quiet Kaimuki neighborhood. Hung Won’s recent relaunch comes as part of a new culinary venture between brothers Ju Wei Ruan and Quan…

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March 23, 2014

Asahi Grill is in it for the Long Haul

The foundation of the menu at Asahi Grill is island-style fare accentuated by Asian influences. And for those familiar with brok-da-mout local grinds, it’s clear that this Ward Avenue establishment is here to stay. For the past seven years, Asahi Grill has had a diversity of patrons come through its doors, as this 50-seat eatery…

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