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September 27, 2015

A Hankering For Hung Won

Since taking over well-established Hung Won Seafood Restaurant a year and a half ago, Kevin Li and his uncles Guan Qiang Ruan and Ju Wei Ruan have become an unstoppable force in Canton-style dining. Customers from Kailua to Pearl City will travel to the Kaimuki eatery just to try its signature roasted meats, while other…

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September 20, 2015

Ray’s Fountain Of Youthful Eats

Anyone who meets Raymond Chau instantly will be struck by the chef’s youthful and friendly charm — so much so that you’d never believe he is almost 70 years old. At an age when his peers can be seen enjoying retirement and playing cards on River Street just outside his Chinatown Cultural Plaza restaurant, he’s…

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September 13, 2015

Island Comforts Made With Aloha

For nearly 40 years, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue has been spreading aloha through its classic and widely adored local comfort foods, which have remained simple and true to Hawaii’s roots since the very first eatery opened on Liliha Street in 1976. These days, the island-based franchise can still be found putting plate lunch on the map…

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September 6, 2015

Make Yourself at Home

Every community needs a feel-good family restaurant to call its neighborhood haunt, and for Oahu’s Windward residents, Zia’s Caffe lives up to that role with plenty of heart and soul. The eatery has been part of Kaneohe’s dining scape for nearly 15 years, but its roots go back even further than that. Late founder and…

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August 30, 2015

A Revamped Genki Pulls Into Kaneohe

Dedicated to following through on its vision to offer “better sushi today,” Genki Sushi continues to enhance the quality of each menu item it serves, starting with the innovation and convenience offered at its newly renovated Windward City Shopping Center location. Reopened for three months now, the revamped Kaneohe branch falls in line with the…

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Royal Palace Has It All

When taking over a restaurant that has been part of a community for more than two decades, it’s quite a tall order to keep the patronage of longtime customers yet also draw in new diners with a fresh set of offerings. As Jin He Wu comes up on his first year of assuming ownership of…

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The Delicious Side Of the Moon

When the full moon rises into the mid-autumn night sky next month, families in China will come together to celebrate the annual Moon Festival. While spending valuable time together, they’ll honor the harvest, the full moon and all the rejuvenation and symbolism that come along with them. In the months leading up to this joyous…

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August 9, 2015

A Family That Cooks Together

Though it’s hidden away on Sheridan Street, Million Restaurant has no problem getting scores of patrons to line up for a taste of its authentic Korean cuisine. In addition to its main base of local clientele, the eatery serves many diners from Korea, as well as groups of tourists who have heard that the quaint…

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August 2, 2015

Let The Festivities Begin

With an expansive dining space, customizable menu of traditional Chinese cuisine and host of event-friendly amenities, The Mandalay is proving to be the life of the party, serving as Honolulu’s most ideal restaurant to host special occasions. THE MANDALAY 1055 Alakea St., Honolulu 525-8585 Daily, open from 10:30 a.m., order until 8 p.m. Dim sum…

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July 26, 2015

Soothe Your ‘Seoul’

It’s time to fire up the grill — the yakiniku grill, that is — for a meat-filled dining adventure you won’t soon forget. Known as one of Hawaii’s premier places to barbecue Korean cuisine to perfection, Seoul Garden Yakiniku turns up the heat by offering the right combination of price, quality and location to its…

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