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January 18, 2015

Come On, Get Happy!

Ever since its grand opening back in August 2001, Happy Days Chinese Restaurant on Waialae Avenue knows exactly what it takes to put a smile on your face, doing its part to ensure that your day is, indeed, a happy day. The establishment is synonymous with Hong Kong-style cuisine, and Hawaii’s dining community takes notice….

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January 11, 2015

Keeping it Simple, Scrumptious

When chef Brian Chan opened Scratch Kitchen & Bake Shop in July last year, his goal was to create a brunch concept with food that was both “something I’d like to eat but couldn’t find anywhere else” and crafted, appropriately, from scratch. Legions of loyal diners have discovered Chan’s take on home-style comfort food at…

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January 4, 2015

Camellia Buffet Cooks Up Family Feast

Just in time for the turning of the calendar and the ushering in of a new year, Camellia Buffet is adding yet another must-try buffet item with a host of superb sushi. The “thrill of the grill” keeps generations of diners flocking to Camellia Buffet as they have done for the last 30-plus years, and…

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December 28, 2014

A Fantasyland of Culinary Riches

Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki may be renowned for many things — having its own 27-hole golf course, for example — but one of the best is its unparalleled all-you-can-eat seafood buffet. The hotel offers a wide variety of restaurant offerings, including a lobby lounge, Japanese restaurant and poolside snack bar. Its third-story restaurant Prince Court…

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December 21, 2014

Diners Net a Fresh Catch

With fresh ingredients and gourmet preparation techniques playing prominent roles in each dish, Blue Water Shrimp & Seafood Market continues to amaze diners with a wide variety of delicious surf-and-turf selections. The restaurant made its debut at Ala Moana Center’s Makai Market Food Court in April under the direction of the same culinary team that…

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December 14, 2014

Go ‘Big’ This Season

Serving as Oahu’s “Hawaiian-style diner” for nearly two decades, Big City Diner continues to carry the banner as the go-to destination for fresh, hearty meals served in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. As the holiday season remains in full swing with the new year right around the corner, Big City Diner is standing by to assist…

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December 7, 2014

Local Tastes Made Healthy, On the Go

Ahi and Vegetable, the Japanese bento and sushi restaurant on Fort Street, has been a longtime favorite for students and downtown’s business crowd who seek nourishing food on a quick lunch break. Offering a wide selection of poke, sushi, donburi and more, the eatery features local fast food that’s fresh, healthy and well-priced. Owner Sam…

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November 30, 2014

Savor it All at Sekiya’s

When looking for a place to chow down, it can be difficult to decide on a restaurant unless you’ve already tried the food or know some one who has. You want something relatively affordable with good-sized portions, tasty and, if you have keiki, kid-friendly. In a world full of weird sauces and unpronounceable ingredients, it’s…

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November 23, 2014

Oodles of Noodles

Upon entering Iyo Udon, diners are promptly treated to a wave of greetings from the friendly staff behind the service counter and surrounding dining area. “Irasshaimase!” The traditional Japanese greeting and welcoming statement meant to honor and show respect to an entering guest sets the table perfectly for the delicious meal that awaits patrons at…

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November 16, 2014

Seasonal Flavors that Take the Cake

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the talented team of culinary wizards at Cake Works has crafted a host of sweet treats inspired by iconic holiday flavors for customers to ring in the joyous season. While painters transform canvas and sculptors mold clay and stone, the team at Cake Works incorporates quality ingredients, skilled craftsman-ship…

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