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Chinese Fare With Unique Flair

Little Village Noodle House may be the place to go to satisfy your Chinese cravings, but it’s not your average Chinese restaurant. Many locals agree there’s something special about the Northern Chinese-inspired fare served up at the Chinatown eatery, even if they can’t quite put their finger on it. Dining Out recently sat down with…

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May 15, 2016

Fendu’s Lucky No.7

Fendu Boulangerie has entered its seventh year of business, and it’s feeling like lucky No. 7 indeed for owner and chef Niel Koep. His bakery has reached that sweet spot where it has numerous signature menu items, an adoring legion of regulars and a gradually expanding menu that offers a surprisingly diverse range of fine…

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The Season’s Best

People often say there’s no time like the present, and at Sakura Terrace Japanese Cafe, that translates to dining on ingredients that are at their peak this time of year, all tied together in a delicious and elegant seasonal special. Hot off its fourth anniversary last month, the savory sanctuary of ethereal Japanese cuisine just…

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May 1, 2016

All Sizzle, All The Time

THERE’S NO MI-‘STEAK’ING HY’S SUPERIOR BEEF The centerpiece of Hy’s Steak House’s Broiler Room is a custom-made brass and copper cauldron, which plays host to the restaurant’s stellar steaks as skilled chefs turn the heat up to 800 degrees and broil the beef to perfection over kiawe wood. These USDA Prime-grade cuts, which include New…

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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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