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April 12, 2015

The Many Flavors of Plate Lunch

Local comfort food can come in many different flavors, but the one form we all know and love is the simple white container that signifies one thing: plate lunch. Yoshoku, located in Stadium Marketplace, only has been serving up hot entrees since January, but its food is timeless and consistently delicious. “Yoshoku means Western cuisine…

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April 5, 2015

Food That Shapes Up

Burgers and beer — ask anyone at Square Barrels to explain the restaurant’s concept and that’s the answer you’ll get. It’s a new restaurant that owner Hideo Simon unveiled about a month ago in Bishop Square. So new, that its grand opening has yet to take place (scheduled April 11). Simon, executive chef Noah Blair…

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March 29, 2015

What’s Hot About Sizzling Sisig

Fried chicken is a staple for many fast-food establishments. Often featured as an element of tacos, burgers sandwiches and more, fried chicken is an American staple. And Max’s of Manila, a world-famous Filipino restaurant, wants you to experience fried chicken like you never have before. And yes, Max’s spectacular chicken recipe is a secret —…

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March 23, 2015

Setting The Stage For Grads

As high school and college seniors pick up their cap-and-gown sets and fend off cases of “senior-itis,” families and friends of the graduates-to-be are ramping up preparations for memorable graduation celebrations to signify such a momentous occasion. A Catered Experience brings nearly four decades of experience to the table, and the excellent food quality and…

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March 15, 2015

‘Yu-nique’ Sushi Sensations

Tucked away within Ala Moana Hotel, YuZu restaurant offers its customers a generous helping of impeccable taste — and not just from the items on its menu. The appealing aesthetics of yuzu are what truly make this establishment unique, from its delightful decor, right down to the delicious dishes it serves daily. Step inside YuZu…

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March 8, 2015

Grad Parties that Deserve an A-plus

As high school and college seniors wrap up their final semesters on campus, families and friends are ramping up preparations for memorable graduation celebrations to signify the momentous occasion. Nearly two years after undergoing a host of upgrades and renovations, Pomaikai Ballrooms serves as an ideal locale for any graduation celebration, and offers an enhanced…

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March 1, 2015

A Place to Eat for Everyone

After a long day at work, sometimes the last thing you want to do is spend quality couch-time cooking a meal. That’s when Willu Diaz comes to the rescue. Chef and “dishwasher,” as he modestly titles himself, Diaz owns, operates, cooks and serves at his restaurant: A Place to Eat. “I wanted a restaurant that…

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February 22, 2015

The Best of Japanese Flavors Served in Casual Elegance

Along busy South King Street, hidden behind a secluding fence made of palms, is a Japanese restaurant that specializes in fresh, healthy and delicious dishes. Sakura Terrace Japanese Cafe, named after the symbolic and picturesque cherry blossom, serves nourishing and delectable meals that are full of flavor and artfully crafted. “Sakura takes the flavors of…

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February 15, 2015

Adored Windward Eatery Enters a New Chapter

Teamwork. It’s a concept that unifies the world’s entire society. From workplaces to schools, and even in marriages and family, we as humans have learned that working together can accomplish far more than an individual alone ever could. Dining Out had the privilege of seeing this in action at a local Windward restaurant this week,…

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February 8, 2015

The Beauty of Japanese Confections

In addition to serving up delicious Japanese-style treats, Minamoto Kitchoan strives to share its confectionary works of art and culture with customers around the globe. The dessert destination serves up hand-crafted wagashi, or sweets, which feature flavors and cultural accents within edible sculptures — it’s no wonder they are displayed and served out of glass…

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