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Inferno’s Wood Fire Pizza

Perfecting the Art of the Pizza Pie

There is nothing more creative than the craftsmanship of pizza. Like a piece of art, pizza dough is really just a canvas on which to make any flavor and topping combination conceivable become reality. It is for this reason alone that pizza is defined as a comfort food and perhaps one of the best meals…

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Inferno’s Fires Up Pizza, New Items

At Inferno’s Wood Fire Pizza, each pizza is hand-crafted with fresh local ingredients, as well as items imported from Italy, before it is placed in a Kiawe-wood oven. From this intricate process, you get things like the Lobster Pizza ($25), which is loaded with mozzarella, tomatoes, basil and lobster — all topped with a butter…

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February 9, 2014

Mamma Mia, This Pizzeria!

It all started with one man. A man who had a passion — a passion for pizza. From his very first blissful bite of wood-fire, oven-baked pizza, Inferno’s Wood Fire Pizza owner Kyle Okumoto recognized the superior taste and flavor that only true smoke and flames could produce. “It was the best. I had never…

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December 29, 2013

A Saucy Mix of Pizza and Cocktails

Inferno’s Wood Fire Pizza reignites a fire for wood oven-baked pizza right in the heart of Chinatown. Owner Kyle Okumoto has reopened his pizza kitchen inside The Corner Cafe and Bar, on the corner of North King and Smith streets. “My friend John Moore had the kitchen available,” Okumoto says. “It was perfect timing.” And…

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August 25, 2013

Last Chance to Enjoy Inferno’s Irresistible Pizza

While the flames in the large brick kiawe-wood-stoked oven at Inferno’s Wood Fire Pizza soon will be extinguished, customers still have time to enjoy the eatery’s fresh, hand-crafted pizza pies. As owner Kyle Okumoto looks for a new storefront location or mobile food truck, he invites diners to discover what loyal customers have come to…

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Inferno’s Ignites Hawaii’s Passion for Pizza

With a large brick oven stoked with kiawe wood and its resulting sweet, smoky aroma ready and rearing to go, 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…

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April 14, 2013

So Happy Together!

Milk and cookies, coffee and donuts, wine and cheese — these are golden gastronomic pairings of food and drink. Although at times helpful, you don’t need a sommelier to tell you what’s good: you’ll know. Which brings us to pizza and its perfect complement, beer. Aptly stated by Makayla Farley: “Pizza and beer were made…

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March 10, 2013

Inferno’s Wood Fire Pizza

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at your favorite restaurant? Well, much credit goes to the many chefs, owners and managers who work diligently day in and day out to make sure Hawaii’s diners have a top-notch dining experience. This week, Dining Out gets the inside scoops from Inferno’s Wood Fire Pizza owner…

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February 10, 2013

Inferno’s Pizza

The kiawe wood-fired brick oven (lovingly dubbed “The Beast”) and freshly made dough from Italian flour make this pizza a slice above the rest. Topped with ingredients both local and imported, the result is a sweet, smoky crust with a crisp on the outside and a nice chew on the inside. At Inferno’s Wood Fire…

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January 20, 2013

A Pizza for All Palates

Kyle Okumoto loves pizza, so much so that he quit his sheet metal construction job to open Inferno’s Wood Fire Pizza at Ward Centre. With no culinary background, Okumoto would make pizza from scratch at home for his friends to try, and eventually bought a wood oven which cooks the pizza in just 90 seconds…

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