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Feeling At Home With Hung Won

No neighborhood in the Islands would be complete without the comfort of a mom-and-pop Chinese restaurant, and for many families in Kaimuki, Hung Won Seafood Restaurant has been filling that niche for years on end. The eatery, which is located on the Waialae strip between Eighth and Ninth avenues, makes patrons feel at home with…

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June 19, 2016

Getting In Touch With The Flavors Of Hawaii

Culinary wizard Joseph Rose may be new to the Islands, but the recently appointed chef de cuisine at Japengo certainly delivers like a seasoned pro, when it comes to keeping the restaurant’s new menu firmly rooted in the flavors of Hawaii. At the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa eatery — which offers contemporary…

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June 12, 2016

Staying On Top of Fine Fare

Since 1994, Sarento’s at the Top of the Ilikai has helped define the top tier of approachable fine dining and exemplary service, all presented in an inviting setting complete with a five-star panoramic view. As part of the restaurant’s current mission to reintroduce itself to island diners, the kitchen team is excited to bring a…

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June 5, 2016

Hearty Meals Just For Dad

Kenton Tom, vice president and general manager at Wailana Coffee House, knows a thing or two about giving a nod to dads on their special day. After all, it doesn’t have to be Father’s Day for him to tell you about his pops, Francis, and his inspiring journey to open the family restaurant 47 years…

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May 29, 2016

A Feast for All Fathers

Following the success of a sold-out Mother’s Day program, Chef Chai is gearing up to offer the same beloved spread to Oahu’s families with a Special Father’s Day all-you-can-eat Lobster and King Crab Legs Buffet the evening of Saturday, June 18, as well as for brunch and dinner Sunday, June 19. The holiday feast fit…

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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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May 8, 2016

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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