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April 24, 2016

Spoil Mom With Glorious Seafood

When the time comes to honor mothers everywhere and thank them for all they do, Makino Chaya knows just the right way to pamper them with a special treat — one that involves sitting back, relaxing and feasting away on prime rib, seafood and much more. The popular all-you-can-eat buffet spot continues to be a…

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The Thrill of the Grill

Throughout Korean history, Shila was one of three ancient kingdoms, and one of the world’s longest-running dynasties at that. The kingdom is referenced in the name New Shilawon Korean Restaurant — a title that couldn’t be more fitting for the Honolulu eatery, seeing as it serves traditional cuisine that, like the dynasty, has plenty of…

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Ruling Over Banqueting Services, Island Cuisine

Whether planning a graduation celebration or retirement party, or seeking an ideal venue for a small office gathering, many kamaaina turn to Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki for its wide array of banqueting and event offerings — available with, of course, delicious dining options. The endlessly elegant hotel is a perfect locale for any special occasion,…

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April 3, 2016

Old Favorites, New Specials Inspire Patrons

Since December 2001, Hawaii residents have been able to “meat and greet” just what makes fine dining at Morton’s The Steakhouse so exceptional — that is, of course, superb steaks, but also an unrivaled blend of wine, upscale American cuisine and first-rate customer service. Upon entering the secluded restaurant in Ala Moana Center’s Ewa Wing,…

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Homemade Food Straight From The Heart

When was the last time you ate some Creole Shrimp n’ Grits? It probably wasn’t in the 808 State, but if it was, did it offer a sumptuous bed of creamy South Carolina grits topped with hearty chunks of andouille sausage and Kauai shrimp, all smothered in redeye gravy enriched with the flavor of the…

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March 15, 2016

A Taste Of The Pacific

Story by Maria Kanai At Pounders Restaurant, the food is all about the community. Located in the close-knit, intimate neighborhood of Laie, the restaurant reflects the cuisine most nearby residents are familiar with. Think recognizable flavors from Polynesia, from Tonga to Samoa, or Fiji given an upscale twist by Maori executive chef Felix Tai. Pounders…

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Where Kamaaina Dine Happy

Many island residents have long believed that finding an affordable and convenient place to dine in Waikiki is next to impossible, but in the case of Seafood Village Chinese Cuisine, that notion is nothing more than a myth. In actuality, the restaurant within Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa is home to a legion of…

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March 1, 2016

Wine and Dine in Comfort, Style

A host of delectable dishes and more than 350 bottles and vintages of wine have diners crying wolf — a positive side effect of the Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar experience. Appropriately, il lupino in Italian translates to “little wolf,” and is the childhood nickname of restaurant owner Wolfgang Zwiener. Il Lupino Trattoria &…

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February 23, 2016

Authentic Japanese Flavors Arrive In Honolulu

For most people in the importing business, price is a key factor when determining which products to ship from point A to B. Industry veteran Hideyoshi Takasawa is known to break away from the norm, however, holding on to a different set of priorities when choosing which edible goods to bring from Japan to sell…

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February 15, 2016

New Dining Menus Light Up At The Kahala

Just as some stars in the night sky shine brighter than others, Hoku’s at The Kahala Hotel & Resort outshines the competition in Oahu’s dining scene, like a shooting star amazing diners from near and afar with its top-tier, fine-dining experience. As the signature restaurant continues to move and evolve across the culinary cosmos with…

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