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Todai Restaurant

September 22, 2013

Todai’s Buffet Appeals to All

The beauty of buffets is in their massive selection of food for a single, affordable price. It doesn’t matter whether you favor proteins, vegetables or even desserts, with a buffet it’s all about one-stop shopping. Do you have a group to feed with various food interests? If so, a buffet is the way to go….

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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 28, 2013

Vegetarians Take to Todai

When vegetarians profess to loving sushi, their pescatarian counterparts are often surprised. After all, sushi is all about fresh fish, right? Historically, yes, seafood is a key ingredient, but the primary, can’t-do-without, base ingredient is rice, often wrapped in nori. Today, sushi has kept with the health trend favoring vegetable offerings by housing numerous varieties…

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June 30, 2013

Feast Your Eyes on Todai

Buffet buffs of Hawaii, take note: It’s time to rediscover Todai Restaurant on Ala Moana Boulevard. Entering the enormous Waikiki restaurant — which hosts up to 500 guests and houses endless buffet spreads — has always been as magical to seafood lovers as a candy store is to children. And with chef Toru Makino —…

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May 26, 2013

Todai’s Take on the Sweetest Treats, Buffet Style

Locals know exactly where to head when that special occasion rolls around, especially if the number of guests is plentiful. Good thing Todai in Waikiki, which opened in 1999, seats more than 400 people and has a vast selection of food to choose from. And we’re not talking just any food. Todai has crab legs,…

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April 21, 2013

Times They are A-Changin’ at Todai

Toru Makino is a legend in the dining scene, both here at home and across the globe. He opened Todai Restaurant, an upscale international sushi and seafood buffet establishment, in December 1999 in Waikiki and later ended up selling the eatery. Most recently, Makino reclaimed ownership of Todai, along with his business partner Han Kim,…

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