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July 16, 2017

Wolfgang’s Leads The Pack

When it’s time to mark a milestone, America loves its beef. The pursuit of a perfect steak is reason enough to book a table at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse in Waikiki. The Royal Hawaiian Center eatery, opened by famed restaurateur Wolfgang Zwiener, has been pleasing guests since it came to the Islands in 2009. For a trio…

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July 9, 2017

‘Slide’ Into Fresh Flavors Of Molokai

It’s a glorious Friday evening on Oahu. After a busy week, our dinner party is weary and hungry. Even more, we yearn for a relaxing, delicious experience in a spectacular setting. We consider our options. One restaurant is too far; another too fancy. Another has great food, but no atmosphere. Finally, somebody comes up with…

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Exploring The Flavors

Osaka has long been considered the “food capital” of Japan, with its bustling city streets packed with shokudo (diners), ramen shops and street vendors cooking up takoyaki (octopus meatballs) and kushikatsu skewers for millions of inhabitants. In fact, the city’s motto is kuidaore, meaning “eat till you drop.” Hungry kamaaina eager to indulge in all…

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June 25, 2017

A Winning Selection Of Local Favorites

By providing ono food with excellent customer service and affordable prices, Laverne’s Hawaiian and Local Style Food is dedicated to adding the aloha spirit to each dish prepared for diners and their ohana. Laverne’s was launched in 2000, and the family business continues to please hungry customers under the guidance of owner and general manager…

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June 18, 2017

It’s Time To Grind

At Kau Kau Grill, the concept is simple: serve ono food coupled with quick, friendly service and without any unnecessary frills. Manager Ryan Souza explains that the restaurant takes pride in “making the best food around, from ribs to shrimp. We’re a small hole-in-the-wall, so we have to prove ourselves with great food.” The eatery…

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June 11, 2017

Dining Oasis Keeps It Tasty, Friendly

On a recent weekday morning, a trio of box turtles basks in the sun as the staff of Pagoda Floating Restaurant scurries about, prepping for lunch. A duo of ducks, perched atop one of the bamboo pavilions that flank the dining room, placidly observes the activity. In the pond surrounding the restaurant, hundreds of fish…

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June 4, 2017

Kamaaina Love These Classic Korean Flavors

With traditional menu items, scintillating specials and engaging tabletop cooking options, New Shilawon Korean Restaurant offers everything from a la carte dishes to allyou-can-eat feasts that are fit for the entire family. Situated in Honolulu’s bustling culinary hotbed just north of Ala Moana Center, New Shilawon Korean Restaurant features a bright, clean and inviting atmosphere…

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May 28, 2017

Where Dad Wants To Dine

On Father’s Day weekend, some of Hawaii’s luckiest dads will enjoy a spectacular all-you-can-eat feast at Chef Chai. If you’re fortunate enough to be one of those dads, you might want to devise a game plan. Eat sparsely a few days before your reservation. Step up your workout in anticipation. Study the menu carefully. And…

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May 21, 2017

Applebee’s is Right at Home in the Islands

For years, Hawaii residents have watched commercials on television promoting Applebee’s Grill & Bar and were left wondering, “When are we getting an Applebee’s?!” Local diners can now see why “Celebration is a dish best served with good people,” as Applebee’s has come to Oahu with locations in Ewa Beach and at the vibrant Ka…

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May 14, 2017

Uncovering A Hidden Gem

One recent afternoon, a Japanese food writer sat at the sushi bar at Honolulu’s Sakura Terrace Japanese Cafe and finished his lunch with delight. The writer, who spoke little English, said he was working on a book about Hawaii’s sushi restaurants for readers in Japan. Through a translator, he explained that this was his first…

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