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December 1, 2013 , ,

Ramen’s All the Rage

Happy Sunday, Ono readers! It’s the first day of December and an exciting time of year, marked by holiday celebrations and a growing number of romantically rainy days and chilly nights. During such times, there’s no better way to cozy up to that blissful wintery feeling than sipping from a steaming hot bowl of ramen….

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October 6, 2013

Every Day Brings Something Special

As the inaugural Heijouen location outside of Japan, Heijouen on Kapahulu offers an authentic taste of Japanese yakiniku. “We have a Japanese chef here, and he has worked in the Heijouen in Tokyo, so he has a lot of experience with traditional Japanese yakiniku,” explains general manager Masataka Takeshita, who moved to the Islands about…

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Let the Beef Tongue Do the Talking

Last week, it was burgers that captivated my being, and truth be told, my meat cravings have not subsided. Nope. In fact, I’ve been grilling up a storm at my favorite yakiniku hot spots — seasoned beef, short ribs and ribeye are my top picks. However, during a recent conversation with my co-worker about our…

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May 12, 2013

The Best of Both Worlds at Heijouen

As any fan of yakiniku cuisine will tell you, both Japan and Korea have strong traditions in the distinct style of dining in which customers grill their own meats and vegetables at the table. Luckily for Hawaii’s hungry consumers, Heijouen has combined the two savory traditions into one ultimate yakiniku experience. Located on Kapahulu Avenue,…

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April 14, 2013

Japanese Yakiniku With a Korean Twist

Take traditional Japanese yakiniku and add some of Korea’s favorite home-cooked dishes, and the result is Heijouen, one of the newest additions to Hawaii’s dining scene. Part of a chain of restaurants, Heijouen is the first one of its kind to open in the United States. Currently, the restaurant-powerhouse has more than 20 locations in…

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