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Ocean House

Let Them Eat Crab Cakes

If you must know one thing about me, it’s that I’m obsessed with cake. Literally. My obsession is on the verge of becoming a problem. If I correctly recall, it’s been about five weeks of cake mania. Cupcakes rock my world and pound cake is amazing. And ice cream cake? Well, ice cream cake not…

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March 9, 2014

A Sea of Flavors and Aloha Washes Ashore

Embrace the pure essence of Hawaii at Ocean House, a restaurant within Outrigger Reef on the Beach Hotel that embodies casual elegance amid an open-air, plantation-style atmosphere. Having opened its doors in 2002, Ocean House thrives on the philosophy of treating everyone like family, where diners are offered the finest cuisine and greeted with aloha…

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February 9, 2014 , ,

Edamame… My Endless Love

Recently, I’ve been adoring these little Japanese animated creatures — called Mameshiba — as their dog ears and animal-like faces always bring about a smile. Mameshiba has been a hit around the world, with numerous merchandising products, including stationery, plush toys, stickers, stamps and more. Of course, my favorite Mameshiba is Edamame who, aside from…

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January 12, 2014

Ocean House

An open invitation awaits at Ocean House — a picturesque oceanside eatery where not only your server, but relaxing waves welcome you to come and dine on delicious cuisine. Found within the beautiful Outrigger Reef on the Beach Hotel, right within the heart of Waikiki, Ocean House offers up a sea full of delightful dishes…

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December 8, 2013

Holiday Specials Almost Here

Ocean House vice president and general manager David Nagaishi describes a typical dining experience at the restaurant: “It is so welcoming and relaxed. And you get to listen to the waves crashing on the shore. And the next thing you know, you are smelling food going past you and the sound of corks popping, and…

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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 15, 2013

Reeling in a Memorable Dining Experience

As waves crash gently along the white, sandy beach below and light ocean breezes wisp through the open-air, plantation-style atmosphere, customers truly feel at home at Ocean House. Situated in the Outrigger Reef on the Beach Hotel along an alluring expanse of Waikiki Beach, Ocean House has provided memorable dining experiences for kamaaina and visitors…

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Livin’ for the Lobster Crawl

If the opportunity presents itself, I’ll travel to Maine in a heartbeat, all for the love of lobster. Now, let me explain: My affection for this crustacean (from a food enthusiast standpoint) is deeper than the New England waters where some of these critters tread. Once you break through the lobster shell, it’s as if…

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It’s Not a Party Without Prime Rib

Happy Sunday, Ono readers! Truth be told, I’m still bouncing off the walls with birthday bliss. I turned 21 all over again this past Tuesday, and celebrated big time with glorious food, food and more food! It was a day full of non-stop eating with no restraint. There were Cinnabon’s world-famous cinnamon rolls that were…

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July 21, 2013

Ocean House

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 Ocean House’s chef Aurelio Garcia,…

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