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The Weekly Eater: Honolulu Skewer House offers Beijing-style fare

With the abundance of Japanese and Thai restaurants here, we’re most familiar with yakitori and satays. Honolulu Skewer House introduces something new to the scene with its Chinese-style feast of skewered foods, called lu chuan. Read More
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The Weekly Eater: Cafe Asia pulls off fine fusion cuisine

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Many people would trade places with us to live in Hawaii, so we’re familiar with the story of vacationers eventually setting down roots here. But few have made the decision as quickly as Chen Pan and Kylee Lin. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Shabu shabu comes to Ala Moana

Those in need of a break from holiday shopping at Ala Moana Center will find Shabuya open in the mall’s Ewa end, in the spot that formerly housed Magnolia Bakery and Cafe. Read More

Stripsteak introduces new holiday menu

Entering the holiday season, Stripsteak in the International Market Place has launched a sunset supper menu for diners who need a break from the season’s stresses. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Yakitori Ando celebrates all things chicken

Nobody likes to experience sticker shock at a restaurant, that feeling of being gouged for no apparent reason. You’ll have the opposite experience at Yakitori Ando. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Garden Island Cafe offers big taste at a small price

Longtime fans of Garden Island Cafe make the long drive to Waipahu to feed their cravings, now that the restaurant has moved from Manoa. Read More
 

The Weekly Eater: Oahu poke shops deliver tradition, innovation

Poke has made international headlines for about five years, though news of how this quintessential Hawaiian dish is presented beyond our shores is often greeted with dismay. Read More

The Weekly Eater: K-pop stars draw focus to Seoul Jung

It all started with a “When Harry Met Sally”-style, “I’ll have what he’s having moment.” That’s how I ended up at Seoul Jung, not exactly a top-of-mind Korean restaurant for locals. Read More

Bite Size: Mediterraneo’s new pizzas

Pizza is new at Il Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano, where chef Fabrizio Favale has installed a pizza oven in his outdoor patio, with former Maui Four Seasons chef Mauro Gramuglia on board creating Napoli-style pizzas. Read More
 

The Weekly Eater: Akira’s kaiseki fascinates from start to finish

Several great Japanese restaurants opened this year, but Akira is proving to be the best of the bunch. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Hamjipark serves dishes with greater subtlety

After four years of planning, Hamjipark has opened in our own mini version of Koreatown near Ala Moana Center. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Waioli’s Grill and Cafe offers unique tapas

Restaurant Wada closed its doors not for lack of popularity, but because its namesake chef sought more opportunity in New York City. The space remained vacant for a while, but has sprung to life again with the emergence of Waioli Grill and Cafe. Read More
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The Weekly Eater: Sheldon Simeon’s new Maui restaurant will take cues from past

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“Top Chef” alum Sheldon Simeon is slated to open Lineage at The Shops of Wailea on Oct. 15. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Megumi Odin reopens Vegan Hills in Kaimuki

It’s nearly impossible to call yourself a vegetarian or a vegan in Hawaii without knowing the work of Megumi Odin. Since opening Peace Cafe a decade ago Odin has been one of Oahu’s leading proponents of green eating. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Rangoon Burmese Kitchen finds home downtown

Khun Sai graduated into the early 1990s recession, so never had the opportunity to put his degree in electrical engineering to work. That was our gain after he eventually found his way into the food industry. Read More

Burger Hale goes global at International Market Place

Burger Hale recently introduced a new menu lineup that includes a sukiyaki burger, Hawaiian BBQ burger with kalua pork and a crispy cheddar cheese “hula skirt,” plus options of strawberry, pineapple or mocha shave-ice shakes. Read More
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The Weekly Eater: Best of France, Hawaii meet in Waikiki

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Paris Hawaii is an intimate restaurant that weds the best of local ingredients and contemporary French culinary philosophy and techniques. Read More
 

Kamana meets need for Indian cuisine

Kamana Kitchen is a small local chain that has a proven track record, with two restaurants on Hawaii island and one in Kihei, Maui. Read More

Shingo Katsura updates menu at Azure

New additions are coming to the menu at Azure restaurant, where Shingo Katsura has been appointed chef de cuisine. Read More

Sweet Home Glad fosters joy in Moiliili

Some people must experience an endorphin rush at Sweet Home Glad. How else can I explain my experiences with the restaurant’s friendly customers? Read More

Cultures converge on Monsarrat at Cafe Morey’s

More fine-tuning is likely over time, but even as is, the varied menu plus inviting dining room make Morey’s a great addition to Monsarrat Avenue. Read More

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