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April 13, 2014

Hats Off to Sweet Success

To the Class of 2014, Larry’s Bakery salutes you. As one of life’s many chapters draws to a close, graduates are left to relish the glory of accomplishment before embarking on new paths ahead. Simply put, sweet success is divine, to which Larry’s Bakery is no stranger. Dating back to the 1960s, local boy Larry…

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April 6, 2014

Sharing an Abundance of Aloha With the World

Two scoops of aloha go into every creation at L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, a restaurant chain that has flourished for nearly four decades and is still going strong. With approximately 60 Hawaii franchises, L&L has expanded to the Mainland and has gained universal appeal with restaurants in Japan, China and New Zealand, to name a few….

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March 30, 2014

‘Seoulful’ Korean Eats

Release your inner carnivore at Seoul Garden Yakiniku, an authentic Korean establishment on Kapiolani Boulevard. Since owner Yun Hee Im opened the restaurant for business a little more than a decade ago, both locals and Korean natives alike have been in awe of the vast menu complete with more than 100 options, as well as…

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March 23, 2014

Asahi Grill is in it for the Long Haul

The foundation of the menu at Asahi Grill is island-style fare accentuated by Asian influences. And for those familiar with brok-da-mout local grinds, it’s clear that this Ward Avenue establishment is here to stay. For the past seven years, Asahi Grill has had a diversity of patrons come through its doors, as this 50-seat eatery…

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Paving the Way for JJ

The restaurant industry is comparable to the stock market in that it’s constantly fluctuating with the comings and goings of establishments hoping to hit an all-time high in an eclectic dining scene. At times it can be a competitive field, but for those like restaurant owner and chef JJ Luangkhot, who possess a genuine passion…

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March 9, 2014

A Sea of Flavors and Aloha Washes Ashore

Embrace the pure essence of Hawaii at Ocean House, a restaurant within Outrigger Reef on the Beach Hotel that embodies casual elegance amid an open-air, plantation-style atmosphere. Having opened its doors in 2002, Ocean House thrives on the philosophy of treating everyone like family, where diners are offered the finest cuisine and greeted with aloha…

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March 2, 2014

Waking Up to ‘Z’ Best in Italian Cuisine

A piece of Italy is tucked away in the mist of Kaneohe’s majestic Koolau Mountains, as Zia’s Caffe is home to Italian favorites that never fail to please diners. Owner Don Dymond has been an active part of Hawaii’s restaurant scene for more than two decades and, in 1998, first opened Zia’s Caffe in Kailua….

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February 23, 2014

Sugar-free Again

Comfort food for the soul is what Kenny’s Restaurant does best. On any given day, this Kalihi establishment is flooded with local patrons who all crave the kamaaina classics and American staples that warm the heart and put the mind at ease. Located at Kamehameha Shopping Center, Kenny’s entered Oahu’s dining scene in 1966, thanks…

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February 16, 2014

All ‘Things’ Worth Waking Up For

For the ultimate breakfast enthusiast, Eggs ‘n Things is golden. This hot spot for both locals and visitors alike has gained quite a fan base since its inception in 1974, when founders Jan and Jerry Fukunaga opened the first establishment on Ena Road in Waikiki. With nearly four decades to its name, continuity and commitment…

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February 9, 2014

HASR Surprises and Spoils with New Enhancements

HASR BISTRO has established quite a following since its inception in October 2012, and its loyal followers are well-aware of the backstory behind the restaurant’s unique name. In fact, “HASR” is an acronym for “Highly Allocated Spoiled Rotten,” a phrase that restaurateur, wine purveyor and co-owner Terry Kakazu established in 1989, shortly after her interest…

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