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January 8, 2017

Where Kamaaina Win Big

In the local community, there are some things that most people have in common, two of them being a love for island comfort food and a desire to go to “Fabulous Las Vegas.” Zippy’s Restaurants, in partnership with Vacations Hawaii, is making it possible to enjoy both of them with its annual Las Vegas Giveaway…

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January 1, 2017

Savoring A Tasty Tradition

In Japan, the culture of teishoku, or meal sets, enlivens dining experiences by offering an array of small bites — and a diverse range of flavors — in one well-rounded meal. To get a taste for this classic style of Japanese dining right here in Hawaii, head to Teishoku Restaurant. “Teishoku sets offer one main…

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December 25, 2016

The Perfect Bowl Of Ramen

You can recognize a good bowl of ramen by its many dimensions. There’s depth of flavor in the broth, the condiments give character, and the noodles, if properly cooked, give texture. The protein, be it char siu, chicken or ground meat, lend volume, and everything has to come together for a bowl to be worth…

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December 18, 2016

Making Diners Feel Right At Home For The Holidays

While its convenient locations serve as go-to dining destinations throughout the year, Zippy’s Restaurants also is poised for the bustling holiday season with a host of special offerings and gift ideas. Zippy’s has built its stellar reputation over the past 50 years by serving up ono local-style comfort food, and those same flavors and iconic…

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December 11, 2016

Chef Chai Brings Cheers To The Season

For a dining experience that exemplifies modern elegance, one must head to Chef Chai on Kapiolani Boulevard. The one-of-a-kind restaurant seamlessly blends inspiring Asian fusion cuisine with top-notch service and a host of special menus throughout the year, all in a chic and contemporary setting. Though Chef Chai, which opened in 2013, feels brand new,…

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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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