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January 25, 2015

Premium EVOO Harvested At the Peak of Freshness

With its motto promoting a product line that is “A taste of paradise! A picture of health!,” it’s no surprise that trend-savvy shoppers have been flocking to Island Olive Oil Company, testing out its treasure trove of specialty products to see if this company truly is as heaven sent as it seems. And the unanimous…

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January 18, 2015

Taking Italian Fine Dining to New Heights

Boasting breathtaking views of Honolulu’s world-famous skyline, as well as an unbeatable bird’s-eye view of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head, Sarento’s, an Italian-inspired fine-dining establishment, proudly brings a taste of the old country to the Islands, with impeccable flavor and style. What sets Sarento’s apart from other eateries is not just its gourmet cuisine, but…

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January 11, 2015

Putting a Healthy Spin on Italian Classics

Following a concept devised nearly 30 years ago in Laguna Beach, Calif., zpizza continues to serve up tasty cuisine that, while flavorful, also features healthy recipes composed of fresh, natural ingredients. The restaurant made its way to the Islands in December 2008, and as local diners have discovered, zpizza cuisine tastes great and offers a…

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January 4, 2015

It’s Better to Give with ’12 Months of Giving’

While the 12 Days of Christmas have come and gone, Kakaako Kitchen is making sure that the holiday spirit continues on through 2015, as the popular dining destination celebrates its 20th anniversary. For two decades, Kakaako Kitchen has built a stellar reputation by offering tasty dishes crafted with fresh, locally grown and sourced ingredients to…

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December 28, 2014

Get Ready for the Royal Treatment

Situated in Stadium Mall, adjacent to Ice Palace and across the street from Aloha Stadium, Royal Palace Chinese Restaurant is forging a new identity while continuing to serve up Cantonese-style Chinese cuisine fit for a king and queen. While the eatery may be easily recognized by area residents and frequent visitors to the shopping center,…

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December 21, 2014

A New Sushi Spot Rolls Out in Hawaii Kai

Looking out on the beautiful Hawaii Kai marina, Pierthirty — a Japanese restaurant company — has established the prime location for its flag-ship restaurant: Gokoku Sushi. Potentially the first of a fleet of 20 more restaurants under the Pierthirty name, Gokoku Sushi’s traditional and contemporary Japanese dishes already are becoming a local favorite. “We only…

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December 14, 2014

Cinnamon’s shares its Aloha in Waikiki

For locals or adventurous tourists, Cinnamon’s restaurant has been a well-loved breakfast-andlunch establishment in Kailua for more than 30 years. Now, it’s closer to home for those of us in town hungry for this mix of well-priced, traditional Hawaiian favorites with a twist. “We’re bringing the Windward side across the mountain,” says Alika Nam, who’s…

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December 7, 2014

Ring in the Holidays with Kit n Kitchen

This holiday season, it’s tempting to jettison the stress of holiday cooking and leave it to the professionals: namely, Kit n Kitchen. Its dependably delectable food always is a surefire bet, but its festive menu specials are the perfect way to ring in the holidays. Kit n Kitchen has a long history of success, with…

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November 30, 2014

Family Meals at The Pig & The Lady

As an American-born food aficionado with strong ties to his mother’s Vietnamese heritage, chef Andrew Le desired to share his love for Southeast Asian cuisine with the general public. Soon after graduating from the famed Culinary Institute of America in New York, and working as Chef Mavro’s sous chef for several years, Le eagerly opened…

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November 23, 2014

Where Comfort Meets Gourmet

On the makai side of Nimitz Highway, among warehouses and car dealerships, is a hole-in-the-wall takeout restaurant with distinctive local style and gourmet flair. Kahai Street Kitchen, at the corner of Kalihi and Kahai streets, started catering by 2006. Only three months later, however, the surrounding neighborhood persuaded the eatery to sell its food to…

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