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Kissaten Coffee Bar

January 12, 2014

Kissaten Gives Good Reason to Indulge

Two weeks into the new year, and I’m sure most of you are still holding on to diet-related resolutions. I, of course, quickly succumbed shortly after downing a celebratory glass of champagne at midnight, prompting my stomach to beg for just one more musubi. I’m not here to provide moral support — please, this column…

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December 8, 2013

Kissaten Keeps the Good Times, Tastes Coming

Nearly three years after launching its popular concept of gourmet comfort food served around the clock, Kissaten Coffee Bar continues to offer great cuisine and satisfying beverages in a full-service restaurant setting that meets the tastes of such a diverse local population. The 24-hour eatery draws its name from the Japanese term for “coffee shop,”…

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Can’t Help Falling in Love With Frittatas

From the green smoothie craze to a growing number of gluten-free menus popping up in restaurants, it’s clear that eating healthy is all the rage these days. Now, I know what you’re probably thinking: If it’s healthy, how tasty can it be? But let me reassure you that there’s no need to sacrifice flavor and…

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September 29, 2013

Tracking Kissaten’s Good Eats

Kissaten Coffee Bar is one of those places that has been popular and delicious since it opened in 2010. In that time period, the stylish 24-hour dining establishment has actually gained more and more attention for its flavorful and fresh twist on American comfort foods. And regulars who can’t get enough of Kissaten’s eats can…

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August 11, 2013

Kiss and Tell

There’s a plethora of establishments that offer gourmet food and drinks around the island these days. But quick, can you name one that’s there for you 24/7? Kissaten Coffee Bar is. And although the coffee is top-notch here, with freshly brewed Hawaii blend coffee drinks and espresso, it’s what’s coming out of the kitchen that’s…

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July 21, 2013

Cuisine Sandwiched Between Good and Great

In celebration of National Sandwich Month in August, Kissaten serves up a special menu of tasty sandwiches available now through the end of August. The specials, created by executive chef Edison Ching, includes a light and refreshing Caprese Panini with pesto aioli, fresh Italian basil, mozzarella cheese and Kamuela tomatoes on ciabatta bread and a…

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June 30, 2013

Kissaten Coffee Bar

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: SUMMER TOMATO SALAD ($8) Kiss away the hunger pains at Kissaten Coffee Bar, a contemporary establishment that always has its doors open to patrons for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining. Conveniently located on Piikoi Street, Kissaten prides itself on classic comfort food with a gourmet twist,…

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June 2, 2013

Guilt-free Indulgences at Kissaten

Kissaten Coffee Bar makes sure its sweet treats are perfect for any meal of the day. That means the dishes are not only relatively healthy, but they’re also delicious through and through. The Homemade Oat Cake ($2.75) is made up of rolled oats, cranberries, brown sugar and almonds. Its flower shape comes from partner Jon…

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May 12, 2013

Savory Cinco de Mayo Specials

You may think of Kissaten Coffee Bar with fond memories of finals week and pulling all-nighters at the 24-hour restaurant. But what you may not have expected is the full-fledged menu with dishes that will make you realize the eatery is far more than a source of caffeine. “We’re not just a coffee shop,” says…

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The Ultimate Mac Attack

Raised in a family with food-forward parents such as mine, who served dinners comprised of Caprese salad, ravioli, gnocchi, rack of lamb with rosemary and watercress soup, dishes such as macaroni and cheese seemed surprisingly exotic. I probably can count on one hand how many times my mom served this old-fashioned American classic. To be…

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