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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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September 14, 2014

A Royal Flush of Authentic Fare

Decorated with red lanterns, gold accents and a gargantuan moon cake — yes, it’s real — Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant welcomes diners to explore the culinary delights of Hong Kong. For more than 30 years, owner Calvin Wong has invested in Royal Garden to create both an authentic environment and menu. “A lot of other…

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September 7, 2014

Join Zippy’s Ultimate Tailgate Giveaway

With football season in full swing, Hawaii has kicked off the fall season in the most appetizing way. Last week marked the official start to Zippy’s annual Ultimate Tailgate Giveaway promotion, available at all 25 restaurant locations. Zippy’s Restaurants’ latest giveaway, valid now through Nov. 24, invites patrons to enter for a chance to win…

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August 31, 2014

Spreading Aloha with Comfort Food

When Gwen Alejo-Herring, owner of Queen Street Cafe & Grill, opened up shop more than three years ago, she cleverly let her kiawe grill do all the talking. “We constantly had it going to cook our Kiawe Grilled Steak ($8),” says Alejo-Herring. “To this day, that smoky aroma alone brings in so many customers.” Tucked…

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Lung Fung Hits the Spot

Sometimes there is nothing a tasty spread of Chinese food can’t fix. This holds especially true in the case of Lung Fung Chinese Restaurant, one of East Oahu’s most celebrated Chinese eateries, in operation for more than 30 years. Decked out in floor-to-ceiling Chinese decor, including a lavish array of Oriental wall fans and eye-catching…

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August 17, 2014

Spice Up Your Life

It is no secret that here in Hawaii we love a bowl of good ramen. So, when Sanji Ramen opened last May, food enthusiasts and fellow restaurateurs alike enthusiastically came to show their support and try some of the eatery’s palate-pleasing favorites. Not surprisingly, since its debut, one of Sanji’s most popular menu items has…

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