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Kissaten Coffee Bar

November 23, 2014 ,

I’m Talkin’ Tiramisu

I’m going to keep this short and sweet, because to be honest, I’m pretty sure you couldn’t care less about this intro. Why read when you could be stuffing your face with tiramisu? Legit tiramisu, at that! It’s all or nothing, right? And being that Italy is an absolute favorite travel destination of mine, I…

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October 19, 2014

Kissaten has Diners Covered Around the Clock

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

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September 21, 2014

Not your average cafe

Back in the day, coffee shops were a pretty simple operation, with menus consisting of little more than a handful of caffeinated drinks and some pastry goods. So when Kissaten Coffee Bar, whose name means “coffee shop” in Japanese, opened four years ago in Honolulu, the upscale eatery took Oahu’s dining scene by storm. “In…

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A Sprouting of Tomato Temptations

You say “tomayto,” I say “tomahto” … Call it whatever you want, the fact of the matter is that tomatoes are wonderful! Just the other day my friends and I were having a serious discussion about food. The topic: Foods we can eat every single day, and never tire of. Such a simple, yet passionate…

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Fancy Fries

I must have been a saint in my past life, because who gets to take time out of their work week gorging on french fries? Me! These glorious golden strips of potato have turned me into a certified french-fry junkie. My entire life thus far seems to be one big french-fry frenzy. This week was…

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July 13, 2014

Spice up your lunch break at Kissaten

The typical work lunch hour, at least for me, consists of spending five minutes heating up some sort of pre-packaged frozen entrée, 10 to 15 minutes mindlessly shoving said entrée into my mouth and the last 45 minutes having food envy over Facebook friends posting pictures of delicious lunches out. But, what if someone told…

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June 15, 2014

Wining and dining at Kissaten

Since December 2010, the Kissaten name has become synonymous with upscale comfort food here in the Islands. The venture’s original Piikoi Street location first gained attention for its range of soups, sandwiches, cafe beverages and more that are available to patrons 24 hours a day. And while the cafe continues to serve its signature dishes…

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May 18, 2014

Kissaten Coffee Bar

Exciting new adventures are underway at Kissaten Coffee Bar. The local hot spot has expanded its enterprise with a hip, new location at Waterfront Plaza, offering an eclectic mix of local comfort food and traditional fare — even a soon to be expanded breakfast spread. Stop by and see what the new kid on the…

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May 11, 2014

Kissaten Opens New Locale at Restaurant Row

Following the success of the hugely popular Kissaten, a full-service café and haven for students, the company has launched a new venture of the same name at Restaurant Row’s Waterfront Plaza. More than just a café, the new Kissaten comes equipped with a full bar and restaurant, bringing creative, top-notch dishes at prices all can…

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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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