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July 20, 2014

Ocean Freshness You Can See and Taste

Just like the clean air we breathe and the awe-inspiring views we take in, there is something else we enjoy as residents of the beautiful 50th state: an endless supply of fresh, healthy fish. Home to the one and only Honolulu Fish Auction, it is no wonder why longtime ahi wholesaler Sam Seo decided to…

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July 13, 2014

Authentic Thai Fare Comes to the West Side

Proving that one does not have to travel all the way to town for scrumptious Thai cuisine, the grand opening of Royal Thai Garden in Ewa Beach last Tuesday left many in high spirits. “As one of the only Thai restaurants on this side, our aim is to provide customers with a superior dining experience,”…

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July 6, 2014

Pleasing the Palate with Italian Favorites

Dating back to the times of ancient Rome, Palatino was one of civilization’s most prosperous cities, a place where the rich and powerful lived in brazen luxury. So, when Waikiki’s Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar put out an Italian-inspired burger fit for royalty, its name came easily. Dubbed the “Palatino” Burger ($12 during July…

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June 29, 2014

Sharing is Caring at Ocean Dim Sum

In the fast-paced, competitive world that is today’s business climate, owning a successful restaurant can be a challenge unlike any other. Yet, with the right tools, namely a genuine love of food and desire to share that passion with others, culinary serendipity inevitably results. For Darren and Elaine Li, owners of the newly opened Ocean…

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June 22, 2014

There’s a New Udon Shop in Town

When Ala Moana Center’s Panya closed shop last year, many wondered what restaurant would take its coveted place. Eager and hungry diners finally received their answer last weekend, when the shopping mall unveiled Iyo Udon, the successful Japanese franchise that specializes in homemade, artisan Udon noodles. Made from 100 percent domestically produced wheat flour, Iyo…

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June 15, 2014

Larry’s Bakery Takes on a New Adventure

Hear the words “Larry’s Bakery,” and most likely your taste buds have already begun to salivate. For almost five decades, the family run business has served the community its specialty pastries, cakes, cookies, pies and more, all made from scratch. To make room for more opportunities to spread the sweetness, Larry’s Bakery will be closing…

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June 8, 2014

Bold Folds of Flavors

Thinking back more than five years ago to when Richard Monroe first opened Aloha Crepes at Waimalu Shopping Center , a humorous memory comes to mind. “We had not even officially opened yet and were struggling with what to name our crepes,” says the owner. “After hanging up a picture of one of our dessert…

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Hooked on Fresh Seafood Delights

As Ala Moana Center’s newest Makai Food Court addition, Blue Water Shrimp & Seafood Market is no rookie in Oahu’s dining scene. With more than 10 wagons across the island and several successful locations in Japan, the family-run establishment has been serving up fresh seafood for more than seven years. Despite being new to the…

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May 25, 2014

The Secret is in the Sauce

For the past four years, there have been many factors that led to popular eatery Anytime Cafe’s success. Dedicated to using the freshest ingredients with classic cooking methods, the restaurant also turns to Lee Kum Kee’s high-quality, Asian-inspired sauces to give its dishes just the right flavor. Based out of Hong Kong with a company…

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May 18, 2014

Everybody is Kung Fu Fighting for Kung Fu Tea

With more than 20 locations spread across the nation, and 20 more to come by the year’s end, Taiwanese-style teashop Kung Fu Tea has fast become one of the nation’s most successful and celebrated establishments. Specializing in an array of Taiwanese liquid confections including bubble tea and smoothies, Kung Fu Tea recently opened its first…

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