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Paradise Premises Plenty Of Fresh Seafood

One term that’s often taken for granted here in Hawaii is “fresh seafood,” but at Paradise Seafood Market & Restaurant, the entire menu is centered on offering patrons the freshest foods that are maintained and prepared in the finest way possible. Step in to the Keeaumoku Street restaurant and you’ll find tanks with various types…

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August 25, 2015

Ethiopian Flavors Arrive In Honolulu

Nearly five months ago, husband-and-wife team Abraham and Fay Samuel embarked on a mission to transport locals’ taste buds to the streets of their homeland by opening the first Ethiopian eatery in the state. Aside from a daily coffee ceremony during lunchtime, Ethiopian Love Restaurant stays true to Ethiopian culture in that all dishes are…

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August 9, 2015

Floating on air with new buffet bites

While multiple generations of diners have grown up with the memorable weekend dinner and Sunday brunch buffets served up at Pagoda Floating Restaurant, local food fanatics will be thrilled to hear that the dining destination now offers a stellar lunch buffet throughout the week. After more than five decades of serving the community and visitors…

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August 2, 2015

Edible Japanese Treasures, Straight From The Source

National treasures are just the kind of cache that J-Shop specializes in. And although this specialty Japanese grocery store is a relatively new venture — the establishment has been at its current location on Young Street for one year — owner Hideyoshi Takasawa is a 50-year veteran when it comes to expertly navigating the world…

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July 26, 2015

A Colorful Take on Korean Cuisine

When Theresa Choi decided to change career paths, the former business executive in Korea made a bold foray into the Honolulu restaurant scene. Choi introduced Red Stand to diners June 1 and takes pride in serving up “simple, easy” menu items that are fresh and flavorful with local tastes in mind. Red Stand held its…

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You’re in Luck at Good Fortune

Since its opening nearly three weeks ago, Good Fortune Chinese Restaurant already has seen its fair share of new customers. But for owner Nancy Fujiwara, she’s also seeing plenty of familiar faces. Fujiwara spent 30 years as the owner of New Modern Hair Styling, a salon on Hotel Street. Many of her loyal customers from…

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July 12, 2015

A Royal Affair

As far as anniversaries go, few are as special as reaching that initial one-year milestone. And in the restaurant world, celebrating such an occasion signifies success — showing that customers have taken notice and like what they see and, in this case, taste. Embarking on its second year, Royal Thai Garden restaurant is excited about…

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July 5, 2015

A Carnivore’s Dream Restaurant

Any visit to Honolulu’s newest yakiniku destination, Japanese B.B.Q. Yoshi, will quickly reveal its undeniable motif: meat. And not just any meat — only the highest quality, premium kind. Whether it be U.S. Kobe kalbi or ascending grades of primo wagyu, Japanese B.B.Q. Yoshi caters to every diner’s true carnivorous side, the one that demands…

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June 28, 2015

Pounders Cooks Up Good Times, Great Food

July Fourth is just around the corner, and with it comes the chance to celebrate! And who doesn’t love a celebration? Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) agrees, and is excited to extend an open invitation to all kamaaina and visitors to spend this special holiday at its newest addition, Hukilau Marketplace, and in particular, its on-site…

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June 21, 2015

Tee Up for Tasty New Dishes

Whether one plans on hitting a bucket of balls, or desires a hearty meal before, during or after work, Newtown Drive Inn hits a hole in one with a stellar selection of plate lunches and freshly baked pizzas. The new dining destination can be found at Newtown Golf Driving Range in Aiea and offers abundant…

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