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December 4, 2016

Feeling Festive At Pagoda

As you wander through the koi ponds and Japanese gardens that surround Pagoda Floating Restaurant, you’ll come across the charming local eatery with its halls decked for Christmas and plenty of holiday cheer to go around. In the spirit of the season, Pagoda is giving the gift of special deals and festive eats that are…

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November 27, 2016

Give A Holiday Box Of Wagashi

At Minamoto Kitchoan, the traditional Japanese culture of gift giving makes it easy to find the perfect omiyage (edible present) for everyone on your list. With a store in Ala Moana Center and a kiosk in Kahala Mall, this confectionery presents a variety of Japanese gourmet sweets called wagashi, flown in directly from the prefecture…

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November 20, 2016

How Sweet It Is

During the holiday season, families look forward to magnificent turkey feasts, family gatherings and gift-giving galore, but for many, the true highlight of this time of year is indulging in seasonal desserts from now until the new year. That’s where Napoleon’s Bakery comes in, making sure life is sweet during these festive months from its…

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November 13, 2016

Making It Easy To Give Thanks

Since the first Zippy’s opened on King Street 50 years ago, Hawaii’s “Restaurant of Choice” has become part of the family, so to speak, bringing together loved ones over shared meals of the most comforting variety. This Thanksgiving, you can welcome the popular local dining chain into your home once again with one of its…

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November 6, 2016

A Thanksgiving Feast With All The Trimmings

Turkey Day brings together family and friends for a variety of festive celebrations featuring food, football and merriment. Amid this warm and cozy fall season and the highly anticipated Thanksgiving holiday, visions of moist turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy shift into the spotlight. However, the annual celebration also tends to evoke moments of anxiety,…

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October 30, 2016

All Aboard For A New Dining Experience

Those who have been anxiously awaiting news on Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki’s ongoing renovation, which includes revamping its dining offerings, will be excited to hear that the hotel is just weeks away from opening its new restaurant space, 100 Sails, on Nov. 21. The unveiling of the brand-new dining venue, located in the former Prince…

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October 23, 2016

For The Love Of Ahi

If you’re a regular at Ahi & Vegetable in Kapalama Shopping Center, you’ve tasted the first-rate ahi and other delectable fish served up at the convenient take-out spot. And up until last month, you’ve also probably stood in line during the busy lunch rush with other folks who can’t believe how affordable the shop’s delicious,…

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October 16, 2016

Welcome To The ‘House That Fried Chicken Built’

There’s nothing like biting into a golden, crispy piece of fried chicken bursting with juicy, tender meat. If you feel a craving coming on, there’s no better place to get it than Max’s of Manila, especially during its 71st anniversary Chicken Blowout celebration Tuesday, Oct. 18. As part of the annual promotion, customers may enjoy…

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October 9, 2016

Island Steak House Hits a Hy Note

The iconic Hy’s Steak House in Waikiki is just shy of celebrating its 40th anniversary come Nov. 11. Not only is the eatery reaching a landmark moment few businesses in the restaurant industry achieve, but it’s doing so in style, having recently been voted the People’s Choice for Best Restaurant by Honolulu Star-Advertiser readers in…

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October 2, 2016

Hawaii’s Very Own Paradise City

The next time you want to take the whole family out for a satisfying meal, think big — as in, head to Big City Diner where you’ll find larger-than-life flavors and something for everyone. The locally owned and operated dining chain first debuted in Kaimuki in 1998 and has since grown to include five additional…

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