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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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February 10, 2013 , ,

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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December 2, 2012 , ,

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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October 28, 2012

Diners Continue to Enjoy Evolving Menu at Panya

Annie and Alice Yeung have worked for more than 15 years to build and improve Panya Bistro, Bakery and Bar, constantly adding dishes to their eclectic menu that features a wide variety of “comfort food.” The siblings aim to create a “delicious and memorable experience,” and take pride in pleasing all diners, from first-time customers…

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August 5, 2012


When it comes to freshness and quality, Panya Bakery, Bistro & Bar has the recipe for success. Owners Annie and Alice Yeung work diligently day-in and day-out providing its local diners with an eclectic Euro-Asian fare. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Panya is known for its noodle and rice dishes, sandwiches, burgers and more….

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July 1, 2012

Panya’s Feast of Festive Eats

There’s always a celebration in order at Panya, where the bistro, bakery and bar’s slew of gourmet delights, both sweet and savory, are toast-worthy any day of the week. During the month of July, you’ll find some extra helpings of festivity that only prove Panya knows how to bring the party in its own tasty…

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May 27 - June 2, 2012

Party On, Panya!

It’s another birthday bash for the chic bistro, bakery and bar known as Panya, where food, drinks and desserts are incomparably prepared and always worth toasting. Celebrate good times with Panya Bistro & Bakery, as this one-of-a-kind eatery that’s trendy and modern, while still comfortable and casual, is getting a head start on its birthday…

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