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Tony Roma’s

September 28, 2014

The Ultimate Dining Adventure at Tony Roma’s

While its signature cuisine includes unforgettable ribs, steaks and seafood, Tony Roma’s also strives to provide stellar service and a fun atmosphere, which all combine to elevate the dining experience. For more than three decades, Tony Roma’s has served multiple generations of Hawaii’s families in its comfortable, casual setting. The restaurant features locations in Waikiki…

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March 23, 2014

Raving About Barbecue Ribs, More

Tony Roma’s is best known for its barbecue items — especially its ribs, and more so, its Original Baby Back Ribs. With so much attention focused on these items, it could be easy to overlook the other dishes on the menu, which would be a mistake. Tony Roma’s also is stocked full of steaks, seafood…

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Hopelessly Devoted to Barbecue Pork Ribs

Happy Sunday, Ono readers! My love affair with food continues, this time with barbecue pork ribs — such a simple American classic, or so you would think. This week, however, with a serious need for ribs (not just any ribs, though, as my taste buds were being more selective than usual), I needed to get…

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There’s No Way Around Onolicious Onions

Generally speaking, I like to keep a positive attitude about most things in life and tend to be a glass-half-full type of person. One of the things I use to fuel my positivity is the joy of culinary adventures, as they’re always a source of excitement in a world undeniably filled with ups and downs….

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September 29, 2013

Food, Fun for All

While its signature cuisine includes unforgettable ribs, steaks and seafood dishes, Tony Roma’s serves up a side order of fun that truly sets the dining experience apart from the average meal. For more than three decades, Tony Roma’s has served multiple generations of Hawaii’s families in its comfortable, casual dining atmosphere. The restaurant resides in…

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September 15, 2013

Tony Roma’s Search for Sibling Artistry

Almost 30 years ago, casual dining restaurant chain Tony Roma’s began an annual artist contest among elementary schools across the island. Interested pupils could participate by drawing their own creative rendition of Tony Roma’s famous menu items. Prizes included computers and encyclopedia sets as well as seeing their work hung upon the restaurant’s walls. “Since…

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June 30, 2013

Tony Roma’s Finds Its Long-lost Artist

In 1989, when Waimalu Elementary School fifth-grader Jillian Tamashiro found out she had won the Tony Roma’s art contest, there was only one way the unsuspecting winner could aptly describe her emotions. “I felt like a little rock star,” says Tamashiro. Initially hesitant to the idea of applying, she received encouragement from her mother, who…

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May 19, 2013

Art Comes Full Circle at Tony Roma’s

In the fast-paced, ever-changing world we live in, it is rare to come across something truly timeless. Many long for “the good old days” when people were nicer and life was simpler. Thankfully, Tony Roma’s is an exception to the rule. Since the restaurant first opened its doors in 1972, Tony Roma’s has been serving…

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March 24, 2013

Tony Roma’s Artist Found After 25 Years

In May 1988 when Pearl Ridge Elementary School teacher Mrs. Kohara announced to her sixth grade class everyone would be entering Tony Roma’s statewide drawing contest, one shy but bright student reluctantly obliged. “I never liked to draw,” explains Dawn Tsue. One month later, the restaurant chose her delightful rendition of its menu as the…

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February 17, 2013

Follow Your Art to Tony Roma’s

By Rachel Breit An artistic look back in time Remember being a kid at Tony Roma’s? You received your own, special menu that came with a small box of crayons and a blank space to fill. You would pick out your favorite dish, then get lost with your crayons and imagination — buying your parents…

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