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August 25, 2015

Ethiopian Flavors Arrive In Honolulu

Nearly five months ago, husband-and-wife team Abraham and Fay Samuel embarked on a mission to transport locals’ taste buds to the streets of their homeland by opening the first Ethiopian eatery in the state. Aside from a daily coffee ceremony during lunchtime, Ethiopian Love Restaurant stays true to Ethiopian culture in that all dishes are…

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August 25, 2015

Where Meetings are Made Easy

Situated conveniently on the second floor of Dole Cannery in Iwilei, Pomaika‘i Ballrooms offers elegance and style in a warm, inviting atmosphere — without the stress associated with fighting traffic into and out of Waikiki. Business leaders and their dedicated staffers will be pleased to hear that Pomaika‘i Ballrooms features state-of-the-art amenities and exquisite cuisine,…

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Royal Palace Has It All

When taking over a restaurant that has been part of a community for more than two decades, it’s quite a tall order to keep the patronage of longtime customers yet also draw in new diners with a fresh set of offerings. As Jin He Wu comes up on his first year of assuming ownership of…

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August 18, 2015

Family Dining Reaches New Heights

As multiple generations of local diners can attest, New Eagle Cafe continues to serve up an alluring array of local-style comfort food favorites at affordable prices. The popular dining destination is located in Nimitz Center, conveniently situated along Nimitz Highway in the heart of one of Honolulu’s bustling business districts. Owner Tae Im took over…

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The Delicious Side Of the Moon

When the full moon rises into the mid-autumn night sky next month, families in China will come together to celebrate the annual Moon Festival. While spending valuable time together, they’ll honor the harvest, the full moon and all the rejuvenation and symbolism that come along with them. In the months leading up to this joyous…

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There’s Something About Dim Sum

A true staple of Chinese menus, dim sum is at the heart of the cuisine’s rich history, as it has long been closely associated with the practice of yum cha, or taking tea. Dim sum also is heartwarming because it provides bite-sized bundles of comfort food, all rolled up to welcome in feelings of satisfaction…

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August 9, 2015

Floating on air with new buffet bites

While multiple generations of diners have grown up with the memorable weekend dinner and Sunday brunch buffets served up at Pagoda Floating Restaurant, local food fanatics will be thrilled to hear that the dining destination now offers a stellar lunch buffet throughout the week. After more than five decades of serving the community and visitors…

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August 9, 2015

A Family That Cooks Together

Though it’s hidden away on Sheridan Street, Million Restaurant has no problem getting scores of patrons to line up for a taste of its authentic Korean cuisine. In addition to its main base of local clientele, the eatery serves many diners from Korea, as well as groups of tourists who have heard that the quaint…

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August 2, 2015

Edible Japanese Treasures, Straight From The Source

National treasures are just the kind of cache that J-Shop specializes in. And although this specialty Japanese grocery store is a relatively new venture — the establishment has been at its current location on Young Street for one year — owner Hideyoshi Takasawa is a 50-year veteran when it comes to expertly navigating the world…

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August 2, 2015

Blues, Bourbon and BBQ Make a Comeback

Three of America’s best inventions — blues music, Kentucky bourbon and barbecue cuisine — go hand-in-hand and also come together harmoniously at The Kahala Hotel & Resort later this month. “Blues, Bourbon and BBQ” returns to the spectacular resort Saturday, Aug. 22, from 6 to 9 p.m., in what is billed as a Southern-style barbecue…

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