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March 1, 2015

Star-Studded Fine Dining That’s ‘Localicious’

Let yourself fall into the lap of luxury at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, an oasis renowned for its sheer beauty, stellar service and award-winning dining. Arancino at The Kahala, Seaside Grill, The Veranda, Plume-ria Beach House and Hoku’s call The Kahala home. Under the direction of executive chef Wayne Hirabayashi, the noteworthy cuisine speaks…

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March 1, 2015

Introducing Freshness to Fast Food

Nearly half a century after Kozo Sushi first opened its doors in Osaka, Japan, the restaurant continues to roll out favorites, as its fresh approach to fast food satiates diners in their pursuit of stellar sushi. Kozo Sushi has grown throughout the island with five convenient locations, including at Kahala Mall, and as Kozo Sushi…

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March 1, 2015

A Place to Eat for Everyone

After a long day at work, sometimes the last thing you want to do is spend quality couch-time cooking a meal. That’s when Willu Diaz comes to the rescue. Chef and “dishwasher,” as he modestly titles himself, Diaz owns, operates, cooks and serves at his restaurant: A Place to Eat. “I wanted a restaurant that…

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February 22, 2015

A Bakery Gets a Little Sweeter

Tracing back to the 1960s, Larry’s Bakery in Waimalu carved its niche with something sweet. Founded by Larry Yafuso, this family-run bakery, dedicated to scratch baking, operated from a window-front shop for years. Currently, Yafuso’s children — the brother-and-sister duo of Lance Yafuso and Iris Yafuso-Toguchi — run the business in honor of their late…

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February 22, 2015

Pacific Rim Flavors Converge at Asian Mix

Hawaii is recognized as a unique melting pot of cultures and cuisines, and as diners at Asian Mix can attest, a multitude of tastes and flavors from around the Pacific Rim are similarly blended to craft delicious fare infused with local essences. Situated conveniently at the corner of Beretania and Piikoi streets on the ground…

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February 22, 2015

The Best of Japanese Flavors Served in Casual Elegance

Along busy South King Street, hidden behind a secluding fence made of palms, is a Japanese restaurant that specializes in fresh, healthy and delicious dishes. Sakura Terrace Japanese Cafe, named after the symbolic and picturesque cherry blossom, serves nourishing and delectable meals that are full of flavor and artfully crafted. “Sakura takes the flavors of…

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February 15, 2015

Getting to the Root of Today’s Island Fare

With so many restaurants offering farm-to-table cuisine in line with the mainstream trend, the culinary wizards at Sheraton Waikiki Resort have taken the concept to a grassroots level by, appropriately, connecting intriguing menu offerings back to their sources. As part of the revolutionary Table to Farm Wine Dinner Series, Sheraton Waikiki Resort’s senior executive sous…

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February 15, 2015

Welcome to ‘The Breakfast Club’

The yellow signage of Eggs ‘n Things is ubiquitous in Honolulu for locals and tourists alike. During its 40 years of operation, the island business has expanded from its humble beginnings to embrace three locations in Honolulu, a retail line and partner restaurants in Japan. Despite growing in size and refining its menu to suit…

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February 15, 2015

Adored Windward Eatery Enters a New Chapter

Teamwork. It’s a concept that unifies the world’s entire society. From workplaces to schools, and even in marriages and family, we as humans have learned that working together can accomplish far more than an individual alone ever could. Dining Out had the privilege of seeing this in action at a local Windward restaurant this week,…

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February 8, 2015

A Place Where Brunchers Live Happily Ever After

Over time, brunch has revolutionized America’s dining scene. But much too often, the perfect brunch experience has turned into a buffet of endless choices, where you don’t even know where to start and sometimes not knowing when to put down the fork. Luckily, YogurStory brings a fresh revelation to the mid-morning meal by offering a…

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