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Siam Garden creates a splendid sequel

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 12:46 am
Siam Garden Cafe Thai Food on Waialae Avenue, sister restaurant to Siam Garden Cafe on Nimitz Highway, faithfully replicates the formula of the original with a few added costars. Read More

Korean fusion thrives at DB Grill

Updated on  July 11, 2017 at 5:07 pm
The pair behind Cafe Duck Butt has opened DB Grill at Kapolei Commons, and the difference between their two establishments is like night and day. Read More

Chef’s gamble pays off with second Scratch

Updated on  July 4, 2017 at 7:42 pm
At age 28, Brian Chan ran away to Las Vegas, intent on becoming a professional poker player. Read More

Restaurant fills teishoku void

Updated on  June 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm
While izakayas, ramen bars and sushi bars keep coming, it’s rare to see a new teishoku restaurant open. Read More

Yakiniku Korea House proves that change can be delicious

Updated on  June 20, 2017 at 3:58 pm
Yakiniku Korea House seems reinvigorated after a move into shinier new digs on South Beretania Street. Read More

The Street brings outdoor grinds indoors

Updated on  June 13, 2017 at 5:18 pm
The Street Honolulu: A Michael Mina Social House aims to bring the street-food party indoors. Read More

French toast beckons on the Leeward side

Updated on  June 6, 2017 at 4:32 pm
Button Up Cafe serves Korean-influenced plates and satisfying, homespun day-starters that exceed expectations for diner-style fare. Read More

Izakaya serves up favorites in cozy spot

Updated on  May 30, 2017 at 4:22 pm
For every hungry person who thrives on the culinary circus, noise and frenzy surrounding the latest restaurant sensations, there are probably dozens more who retreat from the crowds and lines in favor of quieter quarters and no-fuss meals. Read More

Octopus and squid star during Tako Tuesdays

Updated on  May 23, 2017 at 5:21 pm
There’s Taco Tuesday and Tako Tuesday, and you’ll never confuse the two at Okonomiyaki Chibo. Read More

Isle flavors display global flair at Hideout

Updated on  May 16, 2017 at 5:04 pm
The Hideout restaurant and lounge offers a casual Hawaii/Pacific Rim menu ending perfectly with a take on the retro pineapple upside-down cake. Read More

Dowon handles its hybrid heritage with delicious diplomacy

Updated on  May 9, 2017 at 5:54 pm
Dowon Chinese Restaurant made me wonder where we draw the line when it comes to a cuisine that developed at the border between two nations. Read More

Korea gains its own volume in Michelin’s lists of all-stars

Updated on  April 25, 2017 at 4:54 pm
This year Korea joined the ranks of its compadres in Asia — Japan, Singapore and China — in earning its own Michelin Guide, in which a three-star ranking hails exceptional cuisine “elevated to an art form.” Read More

Put an egg on it: 10 tasty posts on Instagram

Updated on  April 11, 2017 at 5:10 pm
Chefs punch up the Instagram quotient of a dish by putting an egg on it. In the question of which came first, the egg craze or Instagram, I suggest the latter. Read More

Farm-bounty izakaya offers fresh concept

Updated on  March 28, 2017 at 5:18 pm
Tsukada Nojo is a first for Hawaii, a farm-to-table izakaya. Read More

Lots of sizzle for your buck at new yakiniku spot

Updated on  March 21, 2017 at 7:13 pm
Gen Korean BBQ House just moved into the cavernous former Tsukiji Fish Market space at Ala Moana Center’s Ho‘okipa Terrace with an all-you-can-eat yakiniku concept. Read More

Vegan Hills proves virtues of fresh, mindful eating

Updated on  March 14, 2017 at 6:06 pm
Food writers are prone to overeating rich, fatty foods, so a day at rest for me often means retreating to the basics of hummus and crudites, or a homemade chicken soup with kale. Read More

Restaurant’s approach proves value of simplicity

Updated on  March 7, 2017 at 5:02 pm
Kuhio Beach Grill Restaurant & Bar serves universally recognized dishes that get the local right, without scaring off visitors, not an easy balance. Read More

Discover dim sum diversity

Updated on  February 28, 2017 at 4:40 pm
With its Western appeal, Yauatcha makes this most Chinese of traditions “safe” for the most timid diners. Read More

Maturing tastes embrace revolution in sushi

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 3:56 pm
Sushi as enjoyed in this country has long been an a la carte, all-American, personal choice proposition, but a sushi revolution is underway on Oahu. Read More

Hachibei luring a new crowd to Chinatown

Updated on  February 16, 2017 at 4:11 pm
If you happened to be dining at Yakitori Hachibei in recent weeks and spotted a stalkerish presence peering at you through the window, that could have been me or a hundred other souls unable to get a table yet unwilling to leave. Read More