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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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February 1, 2015

Bring Back that Lovin’ Fillin’

What if we told you that you could actually place an order for a life filled with endless “French Kisses,” hot “Strawberry Blondes” and devilishly delicious, rich “Italian Stallions”? And what if we told you that this delectable dream was not only well within reach, but also absolutely legal, mother approved and affordable for every…

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January 25, 2015

Premium EVOO Harvested At the Peak of Freshness

With its motto promoting a product line that is “A taste of paradise! A picture of health!,” it’s no surprise that trend-savvy shoppers have been flocking to Island Olive Oil Company, testing out its treasure trove of specialty products to see if this company truly is as heaven sent as it seems. And the unanimous…

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January 18, 2015

Taking Italian Fine Dining to New Heights

Boasting breathtaking views of Honolulu’s world-famous skyline, as well as an unbeatable bird’s-eye view of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head, Sarento’s, an Italian-inspired fine-dining establishment, proudly brings a taste of the old country to the Islands, with impeccable flavor and style. What sets Sarento’s apart from other eateries is not just its gourmet cuisine, but…

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January 11, 2015

Putting a Healthy Spin on Italian Classics

Following a concept devised nearly 30 years ago in Laguna Beach, Calif., zpizza continues to serve up tasty cuisine that, while flavorful, also features healthy recipes composed of fresh, natural ingredients. The restaurant made its way to the Islands in December 2008, and as local diners have discovered, zpizza cuisine tastes great and offers a…

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January 4, 2015

It’s Better to Give with ’12 Months of Giving’

While the 12 Days of Christmas have come and gone, Kakaako Kitchen is making sure that the holiday spirit continues on through 2015, as the popular dining destination celebrates its 20th anniversary. For two decades, Kakaako Kitchen has built a stellar reputation by offering tasty dishes crafted with fresh, locally grown and sourced ingredients to…

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December 28, 2014

Get Ready for the Royal Treatment

Situated in Stadium Mall, adjacent to Ice Palace and across the street from Aloha Stadium, Royal Palace Chinese Restaurant is forging a new identity while continuing to serve up Cantonese-style Chinese cuisine fit for a king and queen. While the eatery may be easily recognized by area residents and frequent visitors to the shopping center,…

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