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Rijo Restaurant

October 18, 2015

A Tasty Mix

The elegant dining locale locals remember as Palomino and then Cassis now is Rijo Restaurant, an upscale Japanese establishment. Unlike many chain options on the island, Rijo is one of a kind, and specializes in traditional Japanese offerings, but with a fusion flair. From an assortment of contemporary sushi dishes, to appetizers, soups, salads and…

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September 6, 2015

Rijo’s new ‘ahi-mazing’ buffet makes a splash

Something fishy is going on at Rijo Restaurant, but in this case that’s a good thing, because seafood-lovers absolutely are loving it! New to the eatery this summer is the Fresh Island Ahi Lunch Buffet, serving up to 20-30 pounds of ahi daily, and it’s here to stay through the month of September. The lunch…

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August 2, 2015 ,

Ka Boom! It’s A Flavor Explosion

Every once in a while, our ordinary dining routines need a nice, big jolt of excitement to keep our taste buds interested. If you’re ready to spice things up at the dinner table, I’ve got just the dish for you. One bite of seafood dynamite and — POW! — your palate is exploding with flavor….

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July 5, 2015

A different approach to Japanese fare

Named after a castle in Hiroshima, Japan, Rijo Restaurant seeks to bring contemporary, elevated Japanese cuisine to the Islands. “Our chef takes traditional Japanese dishes and infuses local ingredients, along with international cooking styles, to produce a unique and flavorful variety of dishes,” says manager Kelvin Nakahata. “(Chef Yao) has many years of cooking experience…

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Hooked on Chilean Sea Bass

From fresh poke and world-class sushi to grilled mahi mahi, hamachi, onaga, you name it, we are no strangers to incredible fish here in the Islands. To all my fellow seafood lovers out there, I’m calling on you to join me in an exciting culinary challenge this week. Let’s get creative and forego our usual…

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April 27, 2015

A modern spin on Japanese fare

Since opening February 28, Rijo Restaurant at Harbor Court (in the former Palomino space) continues to grow in popularity, especially with the Downtown business crowd during lunch. The spacious restaurant overlooking Honolulu Harbor serves contemporary Japanese cuisine created by chef Yoichi Saito. “It’s more modern. We’re taking Japanese flavors and putting a twist to it,”…

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March 23, 2015

Contemporary Japanese Cuisine Just Got Real

There’s a new contemporary Japanese restaurant that’s popped up in the Islands, and it has been generating quite a buzz among Oahu’s dining culture. Rijo Restaurant opened Feb. 28 in the former Palomino space on the third floor of Harbor Court. Grandiose views of Honolulu Harbor set a stunning backdrop for the sizable 10,000-square foot,…

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