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Mina’s Fish House at Four Seasons Oahu takes its mission seriously


Updated on  April 18, 2018 at 4:32 pm
We have sushi and poke bars, but an all-encompassing, comprehensive and high-quality seafood restaurant is a rare entity, at least on Oahu. Read More

Humble Saigon’s yields rewarding experience


Updated on  April 10, 2018 at 4:07 pm
Diners are obsessed with “best of” lists, but how often can people follow those leads? For most people, dining choices are more a matter of cost and convenience. Read More

Hawaii Sushi offers quick, high-quality sushi fix


Updated on  April 10, 2018 at 4:08 pm
Sometimes when that sushi craving hits, you want it fast and that often means hitting up a convenience or grocery store for something ready-made, quick and inexpensive. Read More

New brunch options abound for Oahu residents


Updated on  April 3, 2018 at 9:30 pm
Today there are plenty of brunch options for early birds. The morning market is still nowhere near as saturated as the evening market for dinner, but the fuller scene calls for more creativity to lure diners that crucial first time. Read More

Chongqing Style: What’s new in noodles


Updated on  March 27, 2018 at 5:36 pm
Move over, ramen, there’s a new kind of noodle shop in town, poised to win hearts if diners are willing to give it a try. Like sister restaurant Chengdu Taste, Mian is quickly becoming known for its Sichuan-accented fare. Read More

Waiahole Poi Factory offers only-in-Hawaii treat


Updated on  March 27, 2018 at 5:37 pm
Beyond the scenery, beyond the Hawaiian plates, you’ll find an only-in-Hawaii dessert at the Waiahole Poi Factory in Windward Oahu. Read More
 

Italian eateries poised to stir up scene


Updated on  March 20, 2018 at 4:11 pm
Essentially, there are two kinds of Italian restaurants on Oahu, neither involving Italians in the kitchen. Read More

UH med school finds right mix


Updated on  March 13, 2018 at 4:23 pm
Until recently, Kakaako was mostly known as a work hub, home to auto shops, warehouses, small businesses and the cheap-eats restaurants that serve this community. Since being designated the coolest work-live community in Honolulu, that is changing. Read More

A doubtful debut for Morimoto Asia


Updated on  March 6, 2018 at 5:16 pm
I typically write 1,000 words about a restaurant, carefully weighing the pros and cons of every encounter to back up my ratings. Without burden of responsibility, my friends can be much more succinct in expressing their opinions with a few simple words. Read More
 

Square Barrels introduces new burger choices


Updated on  March 6, 2018 at 5:17 pm
Burgers and beer have always had a happy marriage, but such couples can grow apart when one keeps evolving and the other stays the same. A craft brew needs a partner who can keep up, and at Square Barrels, that means the introduction of a couple of new artisan burgers. Read More

Bouharkat revives Le Crepe Cafe in Kaimuki


Updated on  February 27, 2018 at 6:12 pm
Having built up the Le Crepe Cafe brand successfully once, you’d think it would have been relatively easy for Soufiane Bouharkat to reboot his business after spending just a year away, trying to establish a similar business in California. But after leaving Hawaii for a year, he became viewed as a risk to landlords and lenders. Read More

Veteran sushi chef Misawa steps out on his own


Updated on  February 20, 2018 at 3:43 pm
Yoshinobu Misawa, former sushi chef at the popular and highly rated Sushi Izakaya Gaku, has branched out on his own to open Izakaya Uosan in the Blackfield Building on Kapiolani Boulevard, in the space formerly occupied by Shabu Shabu House. Read More

Roy’s celebrates 30th anniversary with food tour


Updated on  February 15, 2018 at 4:28 pm
Thirty years later, I’m still writing my column and it just may be because of Roy Yamaguchi, who helped create a state full of foodies. Read More

Food delivery service still offers personal touch


Updated on  February 6, 2018 at 4:03 pm
Quick Cuisine is a locally owned and operated delivery service that accepts orders via app and website but still takes old-fashioned phone calls, just as it did when Alex Hendry launched the service from his home in Wahiawa in 2006. Read More

Filipino foods find home at Pho My Duyen


Updated on  February 6, 2018 at 4:02 pm
Pho My Duyen is at the west end of North King Street, where anyone without business in the area is just passing through en route to the freeway from Middle Street. Read More

Restaurant delivery success requires patience, attention to detail


Updated on  January 31, 2018 at 10:31 am
The main difference between today’s delivery services and yesterday’s simple pizza delivery is accountability. With today’s services, restaurants and drivers are unaffiliated; add customer error and traffic, and you have a four-part equation with plenty of room for error. Read More

National restaurant delivery companies arrive on Oahu in big way


Updated on  January 31, 2018 at 10:30 am
Technology has ushered in a new era in home delivery, with everything from ramen to couscous available via a few clicks on your computer or phone to services such as Bite Squad, Postmates and Uber Eats. Read More

New concepts at ‘Alohilani Resort cover basics for locals, guests


Updated on  January 24, 2018 at 11:18 pm
Outside the ‘Alohilani Resort at Waikiki Beach it looks like a construction zone, but inside visitors and kamaaina are getting a taste of things to come as, one by one, dining concepts spring to life, ahead of the resort’s grand opening celebration slated for March. Read More

Salad-bar approach puts mainland spin on Hawaii-style poke


Updated on  January 16, 2018 at 5:04 pm
Part of the reason the pseudo poke operations have been so successful across the country is that they are more cost-effective than the local way, which is to have rows of dozens of different kinds of ready-made fresh-catch poke available every day. It’s a highly perishable product, and if one doesn’t sell, it can be a big loss. Read More

Aki’s new Kaimuki location turns heads with sushi and more


Updated on  January 9, 2018 at 3:54 pm
Like people who thrive after a move, Aki is one of those restaurants that was underappreciated at its old home in the Ala Moana vicinity, but bustling at its new venue in Kaimuki. Read More

New Ono Hawaiian owners maintain tasty traditions


Updated on  January 2, 2018 at 5:44 pm
After two months of renovations, sisters Leah Park Kim and Joanna Park, and Joanna’s husband, Nolan Uehara, reopened Ono Hawaiian Foods in Kapahulu as Da Ono Hawaiian Food, with Ono co-founder Auntie Vivian Lee’s blessing. Read More

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