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Panya Bistro & Bakery

August 18, 2013

A Fresh Start for Panya

It’s 7 a.m., liquid sunshine beams through Kakaako and Panya Bistro & Bakery at Hokua is ready to start a new day. Statement lighting brightens the trendy eatery, as natural light pours through the glass windows. Tables are set and the restaurant’s signature elements: mirrored walls, dangling medallions and full bar are nothing but pristine….

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February 17, 2013

Burgers and Cheesecake… for the Win!

BY RACHEL BREIT Panya Bistro’s got great buns. Panya started as a bakery before evolving into a bistro, so it’s no wonder that baking pastries, sandwich bread and burger buns is still one of its strengths. The burger buns are sprinkled with sesame seeds and made fresh daily. They are generously portioned, soft, chewy and…

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Paninis With Pizazz!

Sandwiches are the standard for an easy and filling lunch option, but this week, Ono readers, I’ve upped my expectations and a good old-fashioned sandwich just won’t do the trick this time. It’s time to elevate the everyday sandwich with a little heat and the perfect combination of ingredients. The following restaurants have certainly paved…

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January 27, 2013

Ringing in the Chinese New Year

One recent afternoon when Dining Out dropped into Panya Bistro in Ala Moana Center, a woman at a nearby table approached us. Looking at one of the dishes on our table, she says, “I have never seen that one. It must be new.” This scenario is a perfect example of two truths about Panya —…

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December 30, 2012

Garry Moore

Good Golly, Miss Molly … Little Richard is back in the Islands, thanks to impersonator, tribute artist and entertainer Garry Moore. A local boy raised in Haleiwa, Moore currently resides in Mililani and takes the stage in Legends in Concert Waikiki tonight and tomorrow night performing as the outrageous “Architect of Rock ‘n Roll.” In…

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Uncovering the Perfect Panna Cotta

Happy Sunday, Ono readers! Get your sweet tooth ready because I’ve cracked the code on desserts! Yup! And you can bet your bottom dollar that panna cotta is one of the most exquisite, visually appealing, yet adaptable delights to ever hit the dining scene. The word panna cotta means “cooked cream” in Italian, and when…

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