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July 26, 2015

Soothe Your ‘Seoul’

It’s time to fire up the grill — the yakiniku grill, that is — for a meat-filled dining adventure you won’t soon forget. Known as one of Hawaii’s premier places to barbecue Korean cuisine to perfection, Seoul Garden Yakiniku turns up the heat by offering the right combination of price, quality and location to its…

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July 26, 2015

Healthy, Tasty Choices Abound at zpizza

With a host of gluten-free and vegetarian pizzas gracing its extensive menu, zpizza continues to embody the mantra coined by founder Sid Fanarof: “The best-tasting food starts with ingredients that are naturally better for you.” Following a concept devised nearly 30 years ago in Laguna Beach, Calif., zpizza serves up mouthwatering cuisine that’s flavorful, but…

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July 26, 2015

A Colorful Take on Korean Cuisine

When Theresa Choi decided to change career paths, the former business executive in Korea made a bold foray into the Honolulu restaurant scene. Choi introduced Red Stand to diners June 1 and takes pride in serving up “simple, easy” menu items that are fresh and flavorful with local tastes in mind. Red Stand held its…

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July 19, 2015

Let’s Wine and Dine

If going to restaurants were only about the food, both eateries and diners could survive on takeout orders alone. But the truth is that patrons visit restaurants for much more than a gourmet menu. They desire a true dining experience that comes with a relaxing atmosphere and an attentive waitstaff that will help them make…

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Prince Court’s Bounty of Royal Feasts

By offering a bounty of contemporary island cuisine coupled with local favorites and familiar flavors, the Prince Court buffet reigns supreme with its award-winning feasts. Case in point, Prince Court recently was named “Best Buffet” as part of Honolulu Star-Advertiser‘s Hawaii’s Best 2015 people’s choice awards. The buffet has received so many awards in recent…

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You’re in Luck at Good Fortune

Since its opening nearly three weeks ago, Good Fortune Chinese Restaurant already has seen its fair share of new customers. But for owner Nancy Fujiwara, she’s also seeing plenty of familiar faces. Fujiwara spent 30 years as the owner of New Modern Hair Styling, a salon on Hotel Street. Many of her loyal customers from…

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July 12, 2015

Mastering Mango Season

Are you a Haden mango kind of person, or is your favorite variety the common mango? Perhaps you enjoy your yellowy orange fruit when it’s a little overripe, pickled or covered in li hing mui. Or maybe you’re like the talented chefs at Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, who can’t get enough of…

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July 12, 2015

A Korean Feast for the Whole Family

As summer heats up, Camellia Buffet continues to offer a scintillating array of local favorites on its all-you-can-eat buffet that has pleased patrons of all ages for three decades. The restaurant continues to attract generations of diners, as the “thrill of the grill” satiates appetites of any size. The popular establishment specializes in quality Korean-inspired…

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July 12, 2015

A Royal Affair

As far as anniversaries go, few are as special as reaching that initial one-year milestone. And in the restaurant world, celebrating such an occasion signifies success — showing that customers have taken notice and like what they see and, in this case, taste. Embarking on its second year, Royal Thai Garden restaurant is excited about…

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July 5, 2015

Cheers to Summer Beer Fest, Japanese Cuisine

Anyone who travels to Japan this time of year is likely to find rooftops buzzing with beer gardens and merriment, as residents partake in the local custom of cooling down, relaxing and having fun with ice-cold brewskis in hand. Right here at home, diners can tap into this culture and more at up-and-coming eatery Gokoku…

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