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On the hunt for cheap eats in Honolulu

Updated on  November 28, 2017 at 7:27 pm
Everybody could use a little extra cash for Christmas, and if you’re not earning it you’d better be saving it from somewhere else in your budget — like food. Read More

Job changes bring tasty dishes to 808 Center

Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 6:43 pm
Recent changes at the Four Seasons Ko Olina resulted in Fish House chef Eric Oto stepping into the position of chef de cuisine at the Kahala Hotel and La Hiki chef Jobbie Domemden trying his luck with a startup, a casual and relatively affordable restaurant in the heart of Honolulu. Read More

Appetito’s menu limited, but still exhilarates

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 5:45 pm
Most restaurateurs take a cautious approach to opening. No one wants to face hungry masses before they’re ready. Not so Appetito. Read More

Nin Nin adds pop of pink to curry

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 5:44 pm
As if acknowledging there’s more to dining than an endless pool of brown, Nin Nin curry house has introduced a vivid pink curry. Read More

Restaurants offer up specialties of Mexico

Updated on  November 7, 2017 at 4:31 pm
South-of-the-border food is a category diners seem to love and restaurateurs want to deliver. These eateries focus on stateside variations of two Mexican classics. Read More

Lisa’s House evokes memories of earlier days

Updated on  October 31, 2017 at 4:11 pm
At Lisa’s House, the uniform of choice is a hoodie and a beefy T — and that’s for the women. The food at this sports bar reminds me there’s more to life than a Michelin or Gayot rating, and of course, there’s no place like home. Read More

Family continues success with third Thai restaurant

Updated on  October 24, 2017 at 6:14 pm
One family’s recipes have proved successful three times over at the Pearl Kai Shopping Center, where Thai Bistro Suksabay is the third in a line of Thai restaurants passed from one family member to another, beginning with Champa Thai, then Thai Issan Cuisine. So if anyone feels a sense of deja vu looking at the menu, there’s a reason. Read More

Sichuan pepper fuels Spicy Pavilion dishes

Updated on  October 17, 2017 at 4:05 pm
Family dining rituals can be so ingrained that they can get in the way of discovering new venues. Read More

Baku is playing with fire with its quirky concept

Updated on  October 11, 2017 at 11:34 am
Baku was a curiosity from the start. Read More

Yauatcha turns to tea

Updated on  October 18, 2017 at 3:49 pm
Since opening last fall, Yauatcha has consistently found a place on top of best new restaurant lists. If you haven’t yet visited, the all-day dim sum restaurant offers an easy introduction with its Yum Cha afternoon set menu. Read More

Poke master Guzman takes act to Waikiki

Updated on  October 4, 2017 at 5:21 pm
Since opening his first Poke Stop shop, Elmer Guzman has certainly earned his place in the pantheon of Hawaii poke masters. But, as with any other career, do one thing too long and the heart and spirit do start to wander. It’s human nature to wonder what lies beyond the next hill. Read More

Artistry of Pai Honolulu on display with 3 distinct concepts

Fall has arrived and Pai Honolulu chef/restauranteur Kevin Lee is ready, having recently debuted a new seasonal tasting menu to go with separate bar/lounge and prix fixe menus. Read More

Aloha Beer Co. offers perfectly balanced bar grinds

Updated on  September 20, 2017 at 11:10 pm
Aloha Beer Co. merits a look, despite the limiting format of a food truck that serves as kitchen here. The thought process and work behind the menu many would simply describe as classic brewery fare instead features the same artisanal quality as their craft brews, giving this beer-friendly menu a luxe vibe. Read More

Cinnamon’s launches new pupu menu

Updated on  September 19, 2017 at 5:16 pm
Cinnamon’s at the Ilikai has introduced a new pupu menu for those who prefer grazing on multiple dishes over the single-entree format of traditional dining. Read More

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

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