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La Hiki elevates buffet to glorious levels

Updated on  September 13, 2017 at 12:23 am
Buffets have been a vanishing breed of restaurants in Hawaii over the past 15 years. Yet even the most jaded diner would feel like a kid in a candy store when faced with a fabulous food spread such as the brunch at La Hiki Kitchen. Read More

Casual dining a short walk away for some neighborhoods

Updated on  September 8, 2017 at 12:02 am
As we try to wean ourselves away from fossil fuel, it’s almost impossible to get what we need without getting in a car. I envy the people who live in neighborhoods where there are still corner stores and small community-driven eateries just a walk away. Read More

Herringbone makes flavorful splash in Waikiki

Updated on  August 29, 2017 at 4:29 pm
Feasting on seafood is enjoyable at Herringbone, which brings California chic to Waikiki via “Top Chef” alumnus Brian Malarkey’s ocean-to-table menu. The restaurant is the second from the Hakkasan Group to open at the International Market Place following upscale dim sum house Yauatcha; both combine style with some serious eats. Read More

Nico’s Kailua has feel, favorites first loved at beginning

Updated on  August 8, 2017 at 6:11 pm
The new Nico’s Kailua menu isn’t as extensive (yet) as that of Nico’s Pier 38 at Honolulu Harbor, but owner Nico Chaize has brought all the essentials — that is, the best of the original Nico’s, when it was just a small, unassuming, mostly takeout spot. Read More

Brazilian chef Alex Atala woos isle foodies

Updated on  August 1, 2017 at 5:23 pm
Hawaii has all the right ingredients to spark the next global culinary revolution, according to chef Alex Atala of Sao Paolo, Brazil’s D.O.M. restaurant, who dropped the gauntlet while here, challenging local chefs to make it happen. Read More

Secret spot turns humble chicken into delicious bites

Updated on  July 25, 2017 at 4:51 pm
Whether you want to know about Toridokoro Matsumoto presents something of a red pill/blue pill dilemma. Read More

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

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