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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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November 16, 2014

Kalapawai Cafe and Market Does Kailua Proud

With a history that stems as far back as the 1920s, Kailua’s Kalapawai Cafe and Kalapawai Market truly have become neighborhood gems through the years. Operating from two locations, the cafe and market unite to offer a restaurant, wine bar, bakery, gourmet deli and coffee bar. “My father, Don, initially purchased the shop from the…

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November 9, 2014

A Grand Meal for All

When it comes to Thanksgiving, as much as everyone looks forward to spending time with family and friends over a bountiful feast, it’s no secret that preparing a large-scale meal is not an easy task. To alleviate any undue stress, Pacific Beach Hotel’s award-winning Oceanarium restaurant invites all to take advantage of its to-go gourmet…

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November 2, 2014

A Rainbow of Healthy and Happy

While maintaining a healthy diet may seem relatively easy to do in Hawaii, oftentimes kamaaina simply are too busy to devote any time to preparing a hearty, let alone nutritious meal or snack. So when Yilisha Yin, owner of Aiea’s Rainbow Tea House, moved to the Aloha State, she saw a need for affordable, healthy…

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October 26, 2014

Nothing Beats a BBQ at Uncle Bobo’s

While Oahu’s Windward side may be known for its pristine beaches and clear skies, Uncle Bobo’s has long been attracting both tourists and locals with its authentic barbecue fare. Situated across from Swanzy Beach Park in Kaaawa, the charming beachside eatery offers high-quality smoked meats, as well as local favorites. “Because I am originally from…

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October 19, 2014

A Bakery That’s Back and Bigger Than Ever

When Larry’s Bakery closed its storefront last June, the decision was bittersweet. After all, the family-run pastry shop had gained quite a loyal following throughout its nearly five decades of operation. But it wasn’t long before owner Iris Yafuso-Toguchi, daughter of the late Larry Yafuso, announced the bakery would soon return to its original shop…

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October 12, 2014

Artisan Pizzas Turn Up the Heat

It’s no secret that not all pizzas are created equal. This is because of the simple fact that it takes a certain degree of expertise to produce a truly authentic Italian pizza. While many have tried, few have successfully crafted the Neapolitan-style pies with such accuracy and creative integrity than Inferno’s, Oahu’s up-and-coming artisan pizzeria….

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October 5, 2014

Diners Treated to Peak of Flavors and Freshness

In addition to multiple pieces of art that depict the Himalayas and surrounding regions, diners at Himalayan Kitchen are transported across the globe via Nepalese and Indian cuisine that doesn’t require a Mount Everest expedition to enjoy. Chef and owner Suman Basnet opened Himalayan Kitchen in 2009, and explains that the restaurant serves as a…

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September 28, 2014

A Blending of Asian Fusion

With an alluring combination of Japanese and Chinese cuisine, Chukaya Sea Dragon Table offers a wide array of seafood and noodle dishes, as well as tasty appetizers and delectable desserts making up a well-rounded menu. The restaurant’s name means “Chinese restaurant” in Japanese, and incorporates the sea dragon in its moniker because three of the…

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September 21, 2014

Where Locals Go to Grind

Tucked away at the end of a small shopping center along Nimitz Highway sits New Eagle Cafe, a place residents have turned to for almost two decades for some of Oahu’s most celebrated island favorites. From Hawaiian cuisine to Filipino- and Korean-inspired classics, the eatery boasts an impressively diverse menu ideal for any appetite. With…

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