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February 12, 2017

Fendu’s Love ‘A-Fare’

As all the sweethearts of the world prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day, the skilled bakers at Fendu Boulangerie will be pouring their own hearts into an impressive selection of European-style baked goods, just as they do not only on the Day of Love, but year-round. Owner and chef Niel Koep infuses his passion for quality…

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February 5, 2017

New Locals-Approved Menu Makes A Splash

Situated in a quiet corner of Kahala Avenue, away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, The Kahala Hotel & Resort has long been the retreat of choice for celebrities and VIPs alike who appreciate the private and peaceful ambiance of the oceanside sanctuary. Yet with its high-quality restaurants boasting locally inspired flavors and genuine…

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January 29, 2017

Tempura Has Never Tasted So Good

When seated at one of the countertops at Tempura Ichidai, which wraps around lively tempura-frying stations positioned right in front of you, you can hear the ultra-hot sizzle of the oil, erupting with bubbles as just-battered pieces of tempura are transformed into crispy morsels of joy. Then, all that’s left to do is devour them….

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January 22, 2017

Welcome the New Year With Cantonese Favorites

If you’re looking for the right spot to gather your loved ones for a special reunion dinner to ring in the Year of the Fire Rooster, House of Wong Restaurant promises to heat things up come Jan. 28 and the subsequent celebratory weeks. “Chinese New Year is a time for family reunions to celebrate and…

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January 15, 2017

This Seafood Is All The Rage

If you want your next dining experience to really make a splash, head to Oahu’s premier seafood-boil destination, Raging Crab, where you can roll up your sleeves, strap on a bib and go all out with an overflowing feast of shrimp, crab, lobster and much more. Before opening Raging Crab in 2012, co-owners JC “Moto”…

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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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