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July 5, 2015

Cheers to Summer Beer Fest, Japanese Cuisine

Anyone who travels to Japan this time of year is likely to find rooftops buzzing with beer gardens and merriment, as residents partake in the local custom of cooling down, relaxing and having fun with ice-cold brewskis in hand. Right here at home, diners can tap into this culture and more at up-and-coming eatery Gokoku…

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June 28, 2015

Color Your World with McCully’s Exotic Flavors

Getting a passport to explore the world may seem like a farfetched dream to many, but in reality, it can be as easy as visiting McCully Shopping Center. On a daily basis, the outdoor commercial structure allows guests to take their taste buds on a flavorful excursion to mingle with the cuisines of Japan, Thailand,…

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June 21, 2015

Wow Dad at Wailana

On this nationally recognized and widely adored day, families across the Islands will be celebrating dads, father figures and the important men in their lives. When honoring a holiday that at its root brings together cherished loved ones, few experiences pose a better way to spend it than sharing a meal at one of Hawaii’s…

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June 14, 2015

Nabe is Here to Stay

When Riki Kobayashi, one of Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant’s founders, decided to open an authentic nabe restaurant in 2006, he knew he was taking a risk. Just 10 years ago, there was nothing mainstream about nabe on Oahu. Even if patrons were familiar with the specialty, they would have been hard-pressed to find a restaurant…

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June 7, 2015

Taking Plate Lunch to the Next Level

Succulent slices of marinated pork tenderloin are brined for 12 hours and charbroiled until flawless. They’re presented to diners with a luscious orange demi glace and brilliant tomato chili jam. While this is the type of entree you’d expect to see in a fine dining restaurant, in actuality it’s one of many popular plate lunch…

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May 31, 2015

The Menu That Never Stops Blossoming

Mirroring the ethereal cherry blossom it is named after, Sakura Terrace started out as a seedling within Honolulu’s restaurant scene in November 2011, firmly planting its roots on King Street with an intimate dining space serving a small menu of donburi items. Over the next three and a half years, the restaurant steadily grew with…

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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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