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May 19, 2015

Where cuisine tastes as good as it looks

An elegant world away from the whirlwind pace of pedestrian Honolulu, Chef Chai transports its patrons through the magic of taste, featuring five-star cuisine and a style-savvy ambiance that exudes effortless chic. Ever the gracious host, owner and chef Chai Chaowasaree welcomed Dining Out into his upscale establishment with a kind hug and welcoming smile…

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Filling up on Cantonese favorites

If good food at reasonable prices is what you seek, checking out Royal Palace Chinese Restaurant is a must. Open for more than 20 years, the Stadium Mall eatery offers a la carte and buffet Cantonese-style cuisine that will fill your stomach without emptying your wallet. Perhaps no better example of the restaurant’s affordable approach…

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May 6, 2015

Tasty triple-threat ushers in the ‘gourmet age’ of Honolulu

Remember the Golden Age of Hollywood, when performers like Gene Kelly and Judy Garland sang, danced and acted their way into our hearts as uber-talented “triple-threats?” Well, yet another talented star in the culinary world who is stealing our affections is Chef Rodhel Ibay of Fresco Italian Restaurant, whose newest menu sensation is a true,…

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A Kailua bake shop that’s anything but vanilla

The self-professed “Home of Hawaii’s Best Malassadas,” Agnes’ Portuguese Bake Shop isn’t sugarcoating anything but these famous fried delicacies when it comes to delivering quality baked goods that more than live up to the moniker. Walk into Agnes’ and everything about its ambiance already sings of sweet goodness. From the dainty tablecloths paired with pretty…

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April 19, 2015

Inferno’s fires up irresistible pizza

With a large brick oven stocked with kiawe wood, which results in a sweet, smoky aroma, Inferno’s Wood Fire Pizza has ignited Hawaii’s hunger for quality pizza pies. Each pizza at Inferno’s is hand-crafted and prepared with the finest, freshest ingredients, and baked to crispy perfection at 800 degrees in the distinctive dome-shaped oven dubbed…

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April 12, 2015

Nothing says saimin quite like Shiro’s

For nearly 50 years, Shiro’s has continually set and surpassed the standard for all things saimin. Since serving up its first piping-hot bowl of saimin in 1969, Shiro’s Saimin Haven has become a mainstay for multiple generations of Hawaii families. Shiro’s features convenient locations in Aiea at Waimalu Shopping Center. While many who live around…

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March 15, 2015

Celebrating six years of breaded bliss

Perhaps the simplest gift of continued patronage is how customers are showing their affections for Fendu Boulangerie, a charming bakery cafe marking its sixth year of serving Oahu’s grateful gourmands. And if you ask owner and chef Niel Koep just what keeps his clientele coming back, he’ll tell you it’s Fendu’s high-caliber quality and uncompromising…

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March 8, 2015

Stumbling upon something good

Where have you been all my life?” It’s a common question one asks after having discovered that one in a million diamond in the rough. And it’s the exact inquiry Dining Out demanded to know after having found Formaggio Wine Bar, a cozy restaurant tavern tucked within the lower level of Market City Shopping Center….

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March 1, 2015

Holy mackerel! It’s a seafood extravaganza

With the season of Lent upon us, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue is making its meat-free dishes the dining stars these days (the next 40 days to be exact). Although the beloved barbecue spot still will offer its classic, tried-and-true temptations, those eschewing meat in observation of this special season will be more than happy to hear…

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February 15, 2015

‘Un-baa-lievable’ eats for Year of the Sheep

As this week’s Chinese New Year celebration ushers in the Year of the Sheep, Little Village Noodle House has created a special menu designed specifically to help diners get a fresh start in the lunar-calendar year. As proof to the saying that good things come in small packages, some of Hawaii’s best, award-winning Chinese cuisine…

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