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July 23, 2017 ,

Falling For Lilikoi

The term “leaving a sour taste in one’s mouth” usually describes something undesirable, but the tangy zing of fresh lilikoi is here to turn that definition upside down. Nature hit it out of the park when creating the sweetly sour goodness of passion fruit, and though there are many varieties of this ripe, tropical masterpiece…

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May 28, 2017

Hoku’s Brings Back Star-Studded Dishes For Summer

By offering a breathtaking beachside setting complete with panoramic views of the Pacific from every table in the inviting dining room, Hoku’s at The Kahala Hotel & Resort is the ideal destination to relax and unwind with a host of fresh, light and innovative cuisine. And, as summer shifts into gear, Hoku’s is reintroducing some…

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March 19, 2017

First-Class Eats

Anchoring the cul-de-sac of palatial Kahala Avenue is the iconic Kahala Hotel & Resort, providing a luxurious hideaway and fine-dining oasis. Among the award-winning culinary experiences you’ll find on property is Hoku’s, known for its “innovative culinary style, breathtaking beach-side setting and outstanding service.” According to executive chef Wayne Hirabayashi, “We source the best products…

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June 26, 2016 ,

Wagyu Wonderment

In the world of carnivores, the latest craze is wagyu beef, one of the hottest imported items around that has been appearing in upscale yakiniku restaurants and top-notch steak houses here in the Islands. Wagyu translates to “Japanese cow,” and the variety we’re most familiar with is Kobe beef — although that is just one…

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March 21, 2016 ,

Calamari Makes A Splash

We know it best as one of our favorite deep-fried appetizers that makes an appearance on practically every restaurant’s menu, and it’s been heralded by Mediterranean and Asian cultures for ages — yes, I’m talking about squid, one of the most glorious edible treasures of the sea. Ono, You Know is ready to dive right…

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September 6, 2015

Hoku’s Debuts Whole New World Of Flavors

When dining at Hoku’s at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, it’s easy to be enchanted by the entire restaurant — from its décor, to the view, to its menu. It’s almost as if you’re transported to a far-away place where everything is, in a word, perfect. That’s exactly the ambiance newly appointed chef de cuisine…

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March 1, 2015

Star-Studded Fine Dining That’s ‘Localicious’

Let yourself fall into the lap of luxury at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, an oasis renowned for its sheer beauty, stellar service and award-winning dining. Arancino at The Kahala, Seaside Grill, The Veranda, Plume-ria Beach House and Hoku’s call The Kahala home. Under the direction of executive chef Wayne Hirabayashi, the noteworthy cuisine speaks…

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Brunchin’ It

Mornings and I don’t mix. It’s hard enough waking up to my alarm during the week, so when the weekend rolls around, I take full advantage to soak up every last minute of precious sleep. My body clock usually wants to go off at around 10:30 or 11 a.m. Now the dilemma is, do I…

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November 16, 2014 ,

Know That Ginger is All I Need

Since I’m open and honest with you, my OYK readers, I’ll fill you in on a little-known secret. I’m a “wannabe” pop star, who sings and dances around the house to my favorite jams at full blast. Embarrassingly enough, I don’t hold back. I’m a total diva (in my head, definitely not in reality). Recently,…

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August 31, 2014

Autumn Evenings of Eternal Bliss

With summer’s heat dwindling and the beckoning of fall upon us, The Kahala Hotel and Resort celebrates with enchanting culinary soirees starting in September. This five-star, award-winning resort invites guests to delve into the lap of luxury with its plush amenities, world-class views and premier customer service. For the ultimate dining enthusiast, The Kahala Hotel…

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