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December 14, 2014

The Gift of Giving Comfort Food

HOT OFF A SUCCESSFUL THANKSGIVING, the holiday rush doesn’t stop for Zippy’s Restaurants. Since 1966, “Hawaii’s restaurant of choice” has proven time and time again that it indeed is the go-to place for comforting island favorites. Now, with multiple establishments across the state and a vastly large staff of employees, it’s crazy to think that…

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December 14, 2014

Go ‘Big’ This Season

Serving as Oahu’s “Hawaiian-style diner” for nearly two decades, Big City Diner continues to carry the banner as the go-to destination for fresh, hearty meals served in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. As the holiday season remains in full swing with the new year right around the corner, Big City Diner is standing by to assist…

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December 14, 2014

Cinnamon’s shares its Aloha in Waikiki

For locals or adventurous tourists, Cinnamon’s restaurant has been a well-loved breakfast-andlunch establishment in Kailua for more than 30 years. Now, it’s closer to home for those of us in town hungry for this mix of well-priced, traditional Hawaiian favorites with a twist. “We’re bringing the Windward side across the mountain,” says Alika Nam, who’s…

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December 7, 2014

Making Christmas Merry

Every December, Chai Chaowasaree spends his workday making sure everything from the atmosphere to the food is perfect at his namesake restaurant Chef Chai, located on the ground level of Pacifica Honolulu on Kapiolani Boulevard. Enter the 4,100-square-foot establishment, and along with Swarovski crystal pendants, glass bubbles and chandeliers, you’ll be greeted by a giant…

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December 7, 2014

Local Tastes Made Healthy, On the Go

Ahi and Vegetable, the Japanese bento and sushi restaurant on Fort Street, has been a longtime favorite for students and downtown’s business crowd who seek nourishing food on a quick lunch break. Offering a wide selection of poke, sushi, donburi and more, the eatery features local fast food that’s fresh, healthy and well-priced. Owner Sam…

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December 7, 2014

Ring in the Holidays with Kit n Kitchen

This holiday season, it’s tempting to jettison the stress of holiday cooking and leave it to the professionals: namely, Kit n Kitchen. Its dependably delectable food always is a surefire bet, but its festive menu specials are the perfect way to ring in the holidays. Kit n Kitchen has a long history of success, with…

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November 30, 2014

Home Cooking for the Holidays

So just what makes Shiro’s Saimin Haven a household name? Perhaps it’s the restaurant’s philosophy “to serve not too skimpy, plenty tasty homestyle cooking that is priced right for guests near and far.” According to restaurant manager Bryce Fujimoto, the restaurant strives to take care of the community, but treat out of town guests with…

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November 30, 2014

Savor it All at Sekiya’s

When looking for a place to chow down, it can be difficult to decide on a restaurant unless you’ve already tried the food or know some one who has. You want something relatively affordable with good-sized portions, tasty and, if you have keiki, kid-friendly. In a world full of weird sauces and unpronounceable ingredients, it’s…

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November 30, 2014

Family Meals at The Pig & The Lady

As an American-born food aficionado with strong ties to his mother’s Vietnamese heritage, chef Andrew Le desired to share his love for Southeast Asian cuisine with the general public. Soon after graduating from the famed Culinary Institute of America in New York, and working as Chef Mavro’s sous chef for several years, Le eagerly opened…

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November 23, 2014

Adding a Sweet Touch to the Holidays

With the countdown to Thanksgiving Day now in the single digits, you are one of two things: cool as a cucumber or running around like a chicken without a head, scrambling to finalize last-minute Turkey Day details. Come Nov. 27, you will stuff yourself silly with turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes — the works —…

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