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September 14, 2014

Pagoda Enters a New Era of Dining

Through 50 years of serving the community and visitors alike, Pagoda Floating Restaurant represents a local icon known for its fusion of stellar cuisine and unforgettable oasis-like ambience. Surrounded by koi ponds, lush gardens and cascading waterfalls, Pagoda offers up a wide range of Asian-, American- and Hawaiian-influenced local-style comfort food enveloped by a tranquil,…

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September 7, 2014

Nabe for a Happy Soul

For Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant owner Issei Kazama, the vibe at this 8-year-old restaurant is easy-going, lively and fun. “It’s as if you’ve stepped foot into the living room at a friend’s house party. We want our guests to feel like they’re at home.” Kazama and Riki Kobayashi opened the Piikoi establishment in an effort…

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August 31, 2014

Autumn Evenings of Eternal Bliss

With summer’s heat dwindling and the beckoning of fall upon us, The Kahala Hotel and Resort celebrates with enchanting culinary soirees starting in September. This five-star, award-winning resort invites guests to delve into the lap of luxury with its plush amenities, world-class views and premier customer service. For the ultimate dining enthusiast, The Kahala Hotel…

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August 24, 2014

A Local Bake Shop is in it for the Long Haul

The “M word” strikes again. Moderation: The avoidance of extremes. For a food enthusiast who wants to eat anything and everything, is that the answer to all of life’s daunting questions? If so, then that pesky “M word” is easier said than done, especially if your sweet tooth is a feisty one. And this is…

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August 17, 2014

GRYLT: What’s Good for You

Healthy fast food: a pairing like oil and water. The irony, right? Well, think again. We’ve reached a day and age of no surprises, a time in which anything goes and one innovative idea supersedes the next. For Allen and Mayu Farinas, owners of GRYLT, it was time to breathe new life into an industry…

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August 10, 2014

Eat, Drink & Be Merry

Forget everything you thought you knew about wine, bars and European cuisine because Formaggio Wine Bar changes all that. The restaurant’s cozy and intimate vibe is respected by many, and holds the reputation as a prime spot for winers and diners in pursuit of a chic but low-key eatery that’s perfect for ladies’ night out…

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August 3, 2014

Say Yes to YuZu

Ask any legitimate restaurateur: they’ll tell you innovation is a critical component to ensure longevity in today’s ever-expanding, highly competitive restaurant industry. At Sushi YuZu Ko Olina, owners Isamu and Moco Kubota have attuned themselves to this mentality. This West Side establishment is the sister restaurant of YuZu in Ala Moana Hotel. Having expanded its…

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July 27, 2014

More Than Just Bread on the Rise

When your job requires you to rise before the sun, a whiff of freshly baked bread straight from the oven is more than enough to snap you out of your groggy state of mind and into reality. Fortunately for Niel Koep, owner and chef of Fendu Boulangerie, 6 a.m. on the dot is the time…

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July 20, 2014

Makino Chaya Unveils Appetizing Deal to Patrons

This summer, where will the temperature rise the highest? Well, if we’re talking in terms of food, then Makino Chaya is hot, hot, hot with its Japanese seafood buffet. During a season where a fast-paced lifestyle seems to slow down a bit to allow for some fun, it’s also the perfect time to open yourself…

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July 13, 2014

A Neighborhood Gem

Sometimes in life you have to take the plunge into new adventures. And while it may be risky, if you do it right, you just may succeed. Richard and Judy Weinstein know this first-hand. Earlier this year, this husband-and-wife team with a pharmaceutical background opened the doors to W Bistro at 1010 in Honolulu’s Medical…

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