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Making Romano’s Part of Your Famiglia

When looking for the perfect spot to take out the whole family — kids and all — for a nice meal, most patrons agree it takes the right recipe of comforting cuisine, a warm atmosphere, friendly service and affordability to ensure everyone in your ohana goes home happy. Romano’s Macaroni Grill at Ala Moana Center…

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A Little Haven of Huge Flavor

When Oahu’s diners are in the mood for top-notch Chinese cuisine, they often head to renowned Little Village Noodle House on Smith Street. By the time their tummies are content, though, they leave the restaurant having enjoyed a completely comforting dining experience, filled with inspiring flavors and a welcoming atmosphere that far exceeded their expectations….

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How Sweet it is to Dine at JJ’s

Just a few months ago, JJ Luangkhot celebrated a very special birthday of sorts. The grand occasion was not for him, one of his friends or even a family member. Instead, it was a milestone marker for another very meaningful part of his life — JJ Bistro & French Pastry, his Kaimuki restaurant that’s embarking…

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May 6, 2015

A Bakery that goes Above and Beyond

From the moment Fendu Boulangerie debuted at Manoa Marketplace six years ago, diners have been captivated by the refreshingly simple concept of having a neighborhood bakery dedicated to providing an array of all-natural, freshly baked goods and pastries. Nowadays, as the years have progressed and the menu has evolved, customers across the island are realizing…

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April 27, 2015

New menu keeps it simple, but delicious

Kenny’s Restaurant at Kamehameha Shopping Center is everything you’d want from a neighborhood diner: an expansive dining room, counter seating, where you can see the cooks at work, and a friendly staff, many of whom have been with the establishment for generations. The Kalihi establishment was opened in 1966 by founders John Fujieki, Kenny Kaneshiro…

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Celebrating People and Momentous Occasions

The next time you find yourself in the middle of Waikiki, be it for work or for pleasure, pay a visit to Hawaii Prince Hotel, a favorite destination among kamaaina for its vast selection of international and island-style fare. Overlooking Ala Wai Harbor, Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki is home to premier buffets at Prince Court,…

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April 12, 2015

A Steak House With ‘Hy’ Standards

For the purist carnivores, Hy’s Steak House is an elite destination, renowned for its mouthwatering, award-winning selection of USDA prime beef and kiawe-broiled steaks. Situated within Waikiki Park Heights Hotel, the restaurant traces its roots back to the 1960s, when the original establishment opened in Calgary, Canada. It wasn’t until about a decade later, in…

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April 5, 2015

Dive into a Dining Adventure

For a dining adventure unlike any other, Oceanarium, located on the main floor of Pacific Beach Hotel is set to impress, as patrons are surrounded by a massive, state-of-the-art live aquarium, which encompasses the dining room. The three-story, 280,000-gallon aquarium is home to hundreds of fish and other marine life such as stingrays and Leopard…

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Chinese Flavors Draw Universal Appeal

Situated on the lower level of Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort and Spa is a hidden gem, boasting extravagant Hong Kong-style fare. Seafood Village Chinese Cuisine is an entity all its own, beckoning patrons from near and far, including many noteworthy guests, whose photos line the entrance walls. Kamaaina also count on Seafood Village for their…

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March 23, 2015

Contemporary Japanese Cuisine Just Got Real

There’s a new contemporary Japanese restaurant that’s popped up in the Islands, and it has been generating quite a buzz among Oahu’s dining culture. Rijo Restaurant opened Feb. 28 in the former Palomino space on the third floor of Harbor Court. Grandiose views of Honolulu Harbor set a stunning backdrop for the sizable 10,000-square foot,…

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