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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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June 14, 2015

Where Cultures, Cuisine Converge

By offering an eclectic menu composed of Thai, Vietnamese and Laotian favorites, Thai Lao Restaurant is the ideal dining destination with selections the entire family will enjoy. The sibling ownership team of Victor and Wince Chaleunxay first opened Thai Lao in Kapolei four years ago and recently launched their second location along Kamehameha Highway in…

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June 7, 2015

A Traditional Taste of Tokyo Served with Aloha

Imagine enjoying authentic Japanese cuisine while scanning the skies from one of the most spectacular seaside views available on Oahu. Here, at Miyako Restaurant, located on the second floor of The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel, a radiant blue ocean view beckons diners to delve deep into the culinary delights before them, all amid an…

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May 31, 2015

Bringing a Taste of Italy to the Islands

Nestled in the shadows of the Koolau Mountains, Zia’s Caffe continues to deliver delectable Italian cuisine with a touch of island flair as a Kaneohe mainstay. Chef Jesse Kila and his heart-of-thehouse team bring a wealth of experience to each expertly prepared dish. The culinary wizard emphasizes fresh products — including locally sourced options like…

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