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April 13, 2014

Happiness Abounds at Nabeya Maido

Walking into Nabeya Maido, adorned with its charming wooden wall decor and rustic handmade tables, one cannot help but feel at home. As Honolulu’s newest hot pot restaurant, Nabeya Maido celebrated its official grand opening last Friday, eager to introduce diners to a new kind of nabe dining experience. “Our vision was to have a…

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April 6, 2014

Happiness Comes by the Slice at Kaimuki’s Boston Pizza

When it comes to authentic, Neapolitan-style pizza, Kaimuki’s Boston Pizza stands a few pies above the rest. For more than 14 years, the pizzeria has served customers with its hand-crafted, savory pies, made completely from scratch. Owned by self-proclaimed pizza connoisseur Shawn Rubert, the family-friendly eatery has quickly become the gold standard for pizzerias across…

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Mastering the Perfect Roast Duck

Complete with a festive lion dance, elaborate fireworks and plenty of appetizing Cantonese-style dishes to go around, last Sunday’s grand opening of Hung Won Seafood Restaurant created quite the scene in an otherwise quiet Kaimuki neighborhood. Hung Won’s recent relaunch comes as part of a new culinary venture between brothers Ju Wei Ruan and Quan…

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Travel to Korea and Back at Chogajib

It’s no secret that as consumers, we like when things are real. From designer handbags to diamond rings, the authenticity of a product is often one its most valuable assets. Nowhere does this hold especially true than the culinary world. Equipped with recipes that date back to the Joseon Dynasty, Chogajib offers customers the quintessential…

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March 16, 2014

A Graduation Feast That Passes With Flying Colors

Although cap-and-gown season still may be more than two months away, like all momentous events, graduation parties have been the topic of conversations all year long. Often the drawing of big crowds and even bigger appetites, graduation parties long have relied on the services of A Catered Experience to take care of all its food-related…

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March 9, 2014

Nobody Leaves Hungry

When Mike Hickey, along with his brother Jim, first entered the ever-expanding restaurant industry, deciding on a menu concept came easily. “Growing up, eating Korean cuisine was a huge part of our family dinners,” says Hickey, owner of Pearl’s Korean BBQ. “There was always so much to look forward to in terms of flavor and…

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March 2, 2014

Bold Flavors in Full Bloom

Tucked away in a private community alongside East Oahu’s breathtaking coastline sits award-winning restaurant Plumeria Beach House. Part of The Kahala Hotel and Resort, the eatery is truly a paradise within a paradise, celebrating a variety of flavors and cultures through fresh ingredients and creative dishes. “Being that we are a little outside of Waikiki,…

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February 23, 2014

Kit n Kitchen’s Labor of Love

Ask May Yiu, chef and co-owner of Kit n Kitchen, what her favorite type of food is, and she probably wouldn’t be able to give you a straight answer. “Every country in the world has something special and tasty to offer,” says Yiu. “Great food knows no boundary.” In harmony with Yiu’s thinking, it is…

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February 16, 2014

Farm-to-Table Fare Scores a ‘Perfect 1010′

With more than 30 years’ experience running a successful pharmaceutical operation both on the wholesale and retail spectrums, Richard Weinstein was by no means in need of another job. But after learning that the eatery in his work building would be closing down, he decided to try his hand as a restaurateur. Soon thereafter, W…

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February 9, 2014

Fresh Cajun-style Seafood is All the Rage

In a world where eating with your hands and making a mess are generally frowned upon, Cajun-style restaurant Raging Crab offers a dining experience so refreshingly different and satisfying, it’s no wonder patrons keep coming back for more. Co-owned by business partners JC “Moto” Chow and Steven Sean Saiki, the eatery quickly has become Hawaii’s…

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