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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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May 26, 2015

Get into the ‘Mix’

Here in Hawaii, we work hard to afford the pleasure of living in paradise. So when it comes to dining out on our lunch breaks — or picking up some dinner to go — we want to make sure we get our money’s worth. Daniel Leung, owner of Asian Mix, understands this, and has made…

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May 18, 2015

On a Fast Track to Delectable Sushi

Multiple generations of local diners flock to Kozo Sushi, as the restaurant continues to dish out stellar sushi via a fresh approach to fast food. Kozo Sushi has grown to include five convenient locations, including its Keeaumoku locale adjacent to Walmart, and as the Kozo Sushi management team explains, “The fact that we started out…

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May 10, 2015

Sharing a Zest for Life and Flavorful Food

Raymond Chau believes that the key to remaining young and staying healthy is to simply follow his lead. The energetic 70-year-old chef and restauranteur is “still kickin’” and recently introduced a new Chinese restaurant that incorporates lighter styles of cooking and offers up a host of healthy yet flavorful menu selections. Conveniently located in downtown…

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May 6, 2015

Entering the newest “House” of fine seafood

After waiting patiently for years, local diners finally are able to enjoy a new, all-you-can-eat seafood extravaganza. It comes in the form of Crab House Makino, an experience previously available only to those traveling to the “Ninth Island.” After building successful buffet ventures in Hawaii, California and Las Vegas, restauranteurs Toru and Kaku Makino have…

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April 27, 2015

‘Inn’ troducing Barbecue Worthy of a Pint-Sized Princess

Strolling up to Sadie’s BBQ Inn, conveniently situated in Pearl City Shopping Center, the door swings open wide and we are greeted with an immediate welcome by none other than the owner herself, Chungae Chung. With a brisk and bustling gait, Chung ushers the Dining Out team to our seats and quickly — like a…

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