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March 1, 2015

Star-Studded Fine Dining That’s ‘Localicious’

Let yourself fall into the lap of luxury at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, an oasis renowned for its sheer beauty, stellar service and award-winning dining. Arancino at The Kahala, Seaside Grill, The Veranda, Plume-ria Beach House and Hoku’s call The Kahala home. Under the direction of executive chef Wayne Hirabayashi, the noteworthy cuisine speaks…

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February 22, 2015

A Bakery Gets a Little Sweeter

Tracing back to the 1960s, Larry’s Bakery in Waimalu carved its niche with something sweet. Founded by Larry Yafuso, this family-run bakery, dedicated to scratch baking, operated from a window-front shop for years. Currently, Yafuso’s children — the brother-and-sister duo of Lance Yafuso and Iris Yafuso-Toguchi — run the business in honor of their late…

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February 15, 2015

Getting to the Root of Today’s Island Fare

With so many restaurants offering farm-to-table cuisine in line with the mainstream trend, the culinary wizards at Sheraton Waikiki Resort have taken the concept to a grassroots level by, appropriately, connecting intriguing menu offerings back to their sources. As part of the revolutionary Table to Farm Wine Dinner Series, Sheraton Waikiki Resort’s senior executive sous…

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February 8, 2015

A Place Where Brunchers Live Happily Ever After

Over time, brunch has revolutionized America’s dining scene. But much too often, the perfect brunch experience has turned into a buffet of endless choices, where you don’t even know where to start and sometimes not knowing when to put down the fork. Luckily, YogurStory brings a fresh revelation to the mid-morning meal by offering a…

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February 1, 2015

Fall in Love at Japengo

Spice up your love affair with food and fall in love all over again at Japengo, a contemporary, avant-garde establishment within Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, where you’ll experience the splendor of Hawaii regional cuisine intertwined with a melange of other cultural and culinary mediums. Under the direction of renowned chef de cuisine…

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A New Year in Full Bloom

When observing Hawaii’s culturally diverse restaurant scene, Royal Garden in Ala Moana Hotel ranks high on the list of Chinese eateries serving the most authentic Hong Kong-style cuisine, bar none. The food really is authentic. In China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Chinese New Year is the biggest holiday of the year. Many businesses close throughout…

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January 18, 2015

Roll the Dice and Win

When Hawaii’s choice for the best family dining partners with island residents’ favorite way to get to Las Vegas, local diners are sure to exclaim “Winner, winner, Zippy’s dinner!” For nearly 50 years, local diners have come to rely on Zippy’s for great tasting cuisine at affordable prices, ever since founders Charlie and Francis Higa…

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A Prosperous Feast for a New Year

Situated in Ala Moana Center’s Hookipa Terrace, Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant pushes the envelope with its signature five-star Chinese-style dining. From the grandiose 8,000-square-foot dining area with rich mahogany walls to the embellished crystal chandeliers and superior staff, you can bet it plans to ring in Chinese New Year in style. According to the Chinese…

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January 4, 2015

Tony Roma’s an All-American Classic

We live in a diverse food culture that’s expanding and transforming at the drop of a dime. Keeping up with the latest trends and “flavors of the week” can be a challenge, and amid the comings and goings of pop-up restaurants and hipster eateries, Tony Roma’s brings classic simplicity to the table. An all-American, family-friendly…

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December 28, 2014

A Waiter Works His Way to the Top

For Wolfgang Zwiener, his love affair with food is a committed one. Transforming and ever-growing, it stands strong, evolving and perpetuating with the times. Now a full-time New Yorker and legendary owner of Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, Zwiener, a German native, arrived in the Big Apple in 1960 — with possessions in hand and a completed three-year…

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