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January 18, 2015

Roll the Dice and Win

When Hawaii’s choice for the best family dining partners with island residents’ favorite way to get to Las Vegas, local diners are sure to exclaim “Winner, winner, Zippy’s dinner!” For nearly 50 years, local diners have come to rely on Zippy’s for great tasting cuisine at affordable prices, ever since founders Charlie and Francis Higa…

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January 18, 2015

Come On, Get Happy!

Ever since its grand opening back in August 2001, Happy Days Chinese Restaurant on Waialae Avenue knows exactly what it takes to put a smile on your face, doing its part to ensure that your day is, indeed, a happy day. The establishment is synonymous with Hong Kong-style cuisine, and Hawaii’s dining community takes notice….

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January 18, 2015

Taking Italian Fine Dining to New Heights

Boasting breathtaking views of Honolulu’s world-famous skyline, as well as an unbeatable bird’s-eye view of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head, Sarento’s, an Italian-inspired fine-dining establishment, proudly brings a taste of the old country to the Islands, with impeccable flavor and style. What sets Sarento’s apart from other eateries is not just its gourmet cuisine, but…

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A Prosperous Feast for a New Year

Situated in Ala Moana Center’s Hookipa Terrace, Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant pushes the envelope with its signature five-star Chinese-style dining. From the grandiose 8,000-square-foot dining area with rich mahogany walls to the embellished crystal chandeliers and superior staff, you can bet it plans to ring in Chinese New Year in style. According to the Chinese…

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January 11, 2015

Keeping it Simple, Scrumptious

When chef Brian Chan opened Scratch Kitchen & Bake Shop in July last year, his goal was to create a brunch concept with food that was both “something I’d like to eat but couldn’t find anywhere else” and crafted, appropriately, from scratch. Legions of loyal diners have discovered Chan’s take on home-style comfort food at…

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January 11, 2015

Putting a Healthy Spin on Italian Classics

Following a concept devised nearly 30 years ago in Laguna Beach, Calif., zpizza continues to serve up tasty cuisine that, while flavorful, also features healthy recipes composed of fresh, natural ingredients. The restaurant made its way to the Islands in December 2008, and as local diners have discovered, zpizza cuisine tastes great and offers a…

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January 4, 2015

Tony Roma’s an All-American Classic

We live in a diverse food culture that’s expanding and transforming at the drop of a dime. Keeping up with the latest trends and “flavors of the week” can be a challenge, and amid the comings and goings of pop-up restaurants and hipster eateries, Tony Roma’s brings classic simplicity to the table. An all-American, family-friendly…

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January 4, 2015

Camellia Buffet Cooks Up Family Feast

Just in time for the turning of the calendar and the ushering in of a new year, Camellia Buffet is adding yet another must-try buffet item with a host of superb sushi. The “thrill of the grill” keeps generations of diners flocking to Camellia Buffet as they have done for the last 30-plus years, and…

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January 4, 2015

It’s Better to Give with ’12 Months of Giving’

While the 12 Days of Christmas have come and gone, Kakaako Kitchen is making sure that the holiday spirit continues on through 2015, as the popular dining destination celebrates its 20th anniversary. For two decades, Kakaako Kitchen has built a stellar reputation by offering tasty dishes crafted with fresh, locally grown and sourced ingredients to…

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December 28, 2014

A Waiter Works His Way to the Top

For Wolfgang Zwiener, his love affair with food is a committed one. Transforming and ever-growing, it stands strong, evolving and perpetuating with the times. Now a full-time New Yorker and legendary owner of Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, Zwiener, a German native, arrived in the Big Apple in 1960 — with possessions in hand and a completed three-year…

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