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Fans continue to ‘itch’ for chicken specialties

• Updated on  June 13, 2018 at 4:22 pm
It’s not like you want to see if you get an itch after a meal from a tiny Korean spot on Keeaumoku Street, but with a name like “Itchy Butt,” the curiosity factor is cause enough to check it out. Read More

Classic burgers are a smash at Chubbies

• Updated on  May 10, 2018 at 11:41 am
When Jeffrey Nedry came to Oahu six years ago, he was “disappointed that there was nothing similar to this style and surprised to see how little local ingredients were being used.” So he set out to open a classic burger joint with fresh, quality products. Read More

Andagi is only the beginning at Teruya

• Updated on  April 10, 2018 at 4:13 pm
Even if you’ve never stepped inside the tiny restaurant on Pensacola Street, there’s a good chance you’ve eaten the food from Teruya Andagi. Read More

Leahi Health dishes satisfy without meat

• Updated on  March 13, 2018 at 7:05 pm
Leahi Health may sound like the name of a hospital or medical clinic but that hasn’t stopped the tide of customers eager to throw back its green smoothies, mock tacos and vegan rice bowls. Read More

‘Maui-Mex’ puts tropical spin on tradition

• Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 10:16 am
The newest Maui Tacos restaurant, which recently opened in the Waipahu Town Center, is becoming the go-to place for those on the west side craving Tex-Mex with a tropical flair. Read More

Restaurant’s spirits are ‘Sunny Side’ up

• Updated on  January 9, 2018 at 3:59 pm
Sunny Side may not be your grandma’s kitchen, but it has been serving the same local, homestyle dishes at its current location in Wahiawa since 1977. Read More

Flavors of South found in Aiea

• Updated on  August 22, 2017 at 4:25 pm
Hawaii may be the southernmost state in the U.S., but when Southern food is contemplated, it is not kalua pork and poi that fire up the salivary glands. Rather, it’s dishes like fried chicken, smothered pork chops, collard greens and cornbread. Read More

Dean’s Drive Inn a family eatery

• Updated on  August 1, 2017 at 5:40 pm
“Local boy, local food,” is Dean’s motto, and the menu is chock-full of local favorites, from loco moco and teri chicken to burgers and salads. Read More

Macarons, more shine at La Tour

• Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 12:53 am
French dip sandwiches of wagyu beef served with a rich, beefy au jus; macarons reflecting the colors of the rainbow; and the popular whole-grain puffs are just a few reasons to frequent La Tour Cafe locations around Oahu. Read More

Papa Ole’s plates satisfy big appetites

• Updated on  July 5, 2017 at 11:34 am
You should be hungry when you go to Papa Ole’s Kitchen in Hauula. Really hungry. Read More

Fresh tofu-factory lunches pop up midweek at temple

• Updated on  June 13, 2017 at 5:29 pm
Aloha Tofu Factory Inc. has launched a Wednesday pop-up, offering to-go items at Shingon Shu Hawaii. Read More

Thai mom-and-pop cafe dishes up delicious spice

• Updated on  May 30, 2017 at 4:25 pm
The Thai food at S&P Kitchen is vibrant, colorful, flavorful and as mild or spicy as you want it. Read More

EARL serves up serious sandwiches

• Updated on  May 16, 2017 at 4:46 pm
The serious craft sandwich experience is what EARL seeks to give customers at its small Kaimuki space. Read More

Food trucks make a splash at Hukilau Marketplace

• Updated on  May 2, 2017 at 6:12 pm
Sam Choy’s famed poke, Tita’s Grill’s deeply flavored local favorites, thick, buttery Polynesian toast and more are featured at new food trucks in Hukilau Marketplace, open to the public at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Read More

Enjoy full flavors of ‘broken’ specialty

• Updated on  April 18, 2017 at 7:03 pm
Classic Vietnamese flavors and contemporary sensibilities combine in flavorful pho, beef, pork and chicken dishes at Broken Rice, which officially opened in Kaimuki on March 1. Read More

Kapolei mall vendors satisfy your cravings

• Updated on  April 4, 2017 at 4:50 pm
Dining choices at the new Ka Makana Ali‘i mall in Kapolei are many and growing. Read More

Butterfish is best at Teishoku

• Updated on  February 28, 2017 at 4:42 pm
Teishoku restaurant in Kapalama serves traditional Japanese dishes including curry, ramen, sushi, sashimi, nigiri and local favorites including poke bowls, as well as teishoku-style meals served with salad, appetizers, rice and miso soup. Read More

Swoop-worthy wings for all tastes

• Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 3:55 pm
When perusing the menu at Wingstop, it’s easy to understand why local diners have wholeheartedly embraced the Buffalo wing craze. Read More

Isle outpost of New Jersey chain redefines sub sandwiches

• Updated on  February 10, 2017 at 7:41 pm
Jersey Mike’s Subs has landed in the isles with a sammie-building style and ingredients unlike what you’re used to seeing at sub shops. Read More

Familiar favorites reign at restaurant

• Updated on  January 25, 2017 at 4:30 pm
The menu at Yen Yen Chinese Cuisine is like an old friend with whom you are comfortable. Read More

Grill cafe springs up at old garden shop

• Updated on  January 10, 2017 at 8:28 pm
You have to admire a business that sees the potential in setting up in the abandoned garden shop of a Kmart. Read More

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