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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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April 13, 2014

Hoku’s Five-star Celebratory Feast

Located ocean-front at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Hoku’s has an unparalleled view. Guests can enjoy the tranquil, picturesque ocean vista while dining in an upscale atmosphere. Hoku’s is just as pleasing to the palate as it is to the eye, with a menu that features a range of flavors including Asian, European and local-inspired…

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February 23, 2014 , ,

Fancying Foie Gras

One of the best things about my job is the fact that I’m constantly exposed to a flood of good eats. From traditional American classics, such as burgers and hearty chili, to authentic Brazilian acai and an assortment of ethnic fare, I’m privileged to say I’ve had the opportunity to try it all. I’m pretty…

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