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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / FEB. 16
                                Chef Colin Hazama hosts Epicurean Journeys at the Royal Hawaiian hotel.

Royal Hawaiian launches this year’s Epicurean Journeys

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / FEB. 16
                                Chef Colin Hazama hosts Epicurean Journeys at the Royal Hawaiian hotel.

Updated on  March 22, 2017 at 9:09 pm
Each quarter, the Royal Hawaiian hotel presents Epicurean Journey, a two-day event featuring a wine dinner followed by a cooking demonstration and lunch the next day. Read More
COURTESY SANSEI
                                Chef Axelrod Colobong’s seared day-boat scallops, with cauli­flower puree, tomato ragout and tatsoi, are on the menu at a “Sake-licious” dinner at Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar. The dish will be paired with a sake cocktail called Doozo, which includes kaffir lime, calamansi and ginger beer.

Sansei dinner to showcase sake

COURTESY SANSEI
                                Chef Axelrod Colobong’s seared day-boat scallops, with cauli­flower puree, tomato ragout and tatsoi, are on the menu at a “Sake-licious” dinner at Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar. The dish will be paired with a sake cocktail called Doozo, which includes kaffir lime, calamansi and ginger beer.

Updated on  March 14, 2017 at 5:58 pm
Sake takes center stage, served in cocktails paired to a four-course menu, during “Sake- licious” at 6 p.m. March 30 at Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar in Waikiki. Read More
COURTESY BEACHHOUSE
                                A dish of abalone with sunchokes, chicken skin, wild rice and sea asparagus is on the menu at the March 25 “Pairings” dinner at Beachhouse at the Moana.

New vegan option in Kaimuki

COURTESY BEACHHOUSE
                                A dish of abalone with sunchokes, chicken skin, wild rice and sea asparagus is on the menu at the March 25 “Pairings” dinner at Beachhouse at the Moana.

Updated on  March 7, 2017 at 4:39 pm
Vegan Hills restaurant opened Monday in Kaimuki, the latest vegan restaurant by Megumi Odin. Read More
COURTESY LOCALICIOUS HAWAII
                                The annual Localicious campaign aims to raise awareness of locally produced food, while raising funds for agriculture education. Alan Wong’s will donate $1 for every tomato, beet and avocado salad sold in March to the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation.

Localicious launches annual campaign

COURTESY LOCALICIOUS HAWAII
                                The annual Localicious campaign aims to raise awareness of locally produced food, while raising funds for agriculture education. Alan Wong’s will donate $1 for every tomato, beet and avocado salad sold in March to the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation.

Updated on  February 28, 2017 at 4:56 pm
It’s time to dine out and do good for isle food security, via the annual Localicious Hawaii campaign. Read More
COURTESY DAVE & BUSTER’S HONOLULU
                                Crispy Nashville-Style Hot Chicken is new at Dave & Buster’s Honolulu.

New grinds to go with games

COURTESY DAVE & BUSTER’S HONOLULU
                                Crispy Nashville-Style Hot Chicken is new at Dave & Buster’s Honolulu.

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 3:58 pm
Crispy Nashville- Style Hot Chicken — fried chicken breasts served over creamed spinach and mashed potatoes, with biscuits and a pickle speared on top — has been added to the Dave & Buster’s Honolulu menu. Read More
COURTESY SALT AT KAKAAKO

Kakaako’s got it going on

COURTESY SALT AT KAKAAKO

Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 5:48 pm
Kakaako’s Salt complex continues to be a hub of activity as the burgeoning food and drink scene expands. Here’s the latest. Read More
COURTESY SHERATON MAUI
                                A vegetable medley and garlic fried rice are on the ‘Ohana Table menu at Black Rock Kitchen.

Family-style dining at Black Rock Kitchen

COURTESY SHERATON MAUI
                                A vegetable medley and garlic fried rice are on the ‘Ohana Table menu at Black Rock Kitchen.

Updated on  February 10, 2017 at 7:55 pm
Large parties at Black Rock Kitchen in the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa can opt for family-style dining from an ‘Ohana Table menu. Read More
 
COURTESY TSUJITA WAIKIKI
                                Tsujita’s Ajitama Tsukemen comes with thick slices of char siu.

Tsujita joins Yokocho lineup

COURTESY TSUJITA WAIKIKI
                                Tsujita’s Ajitama Tsukemen comes with thick slices of char siu.

Updated on  February 1, 2017 at 4:46 pm
Tsukemen — think of it as dipping ramen — has come to Waikiki Yokocho with the opening last week of Tsujita Ramen. Read More
ERIKA ENGLE / EENGLE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Yellow Cab Pizza’s vegetarian Garden Special includes fresh tomatoes, olives, mushrooms, onions and bell peppers.

Yellow Cab drives into Iwilei

ERIKA ENGLE / EENGLE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Yellow Cab Pizza’s vegetarian Garden Special includes fresh tomatoes, olives, mushrooms, onions and bell peppers.

Updated on  January 25, 2017 at 5:03 pm
Philippines-based Yellow Cab Pizza Co. officially launched its first U.S. location last week in Iwilei. Read More
 
STAR-ADVERTISER / MARCH 2016
                                Hana Ranch Provisions, the restaurant that closed in September, will not reopen.

Lauded Maui eatery forced to close

STAR-ADVERTISER / MARCH 2016
                                Hana Ranch Provisions, the restaurant that closed in September, will not reopen.

Updated on  January 18, 2017 at 7:36 pm
Hana Ranch Provisions, which closed abruptly in September due to building structural problems, will not reopen. Read More
COURTESY MALIE KAI
                                Malie Kai Chocolates has expanded its shop at the Royal Hawaiian Center.

Chocolate shop expands

COURTESY MALIE KAI
                                Malie Kai Chocolates has expanded its shop at the Royal Hawaiian Center.

Updated on  January 10, 2017 at 8:29 pm
Malie Kai Chocolates has reopened at the Royal Hawaiian Center with a store twice its original size. Read More
COURTESY BOB’S BIG BEAR
                                The hot fudge cake with ice cream ($5.95) is a classic dessert at Bob’s Big Bear.

Bob’s Big Bear comes to Kalihi

COURTESY BOB’S BIG BEAR
                                The hot fudge cake with ice cream ($5.95) is a classic dessert at Bob’s Big Bear.

Updated on  January 3, 2017 at 4:57 pm
Bob’s Big Bear Restaurant — a spinoff of the old Bob’s Big Boy chain — has opened on Dillingham Boulevard, in the former Sizzler steakhouse location. Read More
COURTESY CHEF MAVRO
                                Jeremy Shigekane is executive chef at Chef Mavro.

Spice it up with arboretum classes

COURTESY CHEF MAVRO
                                Jeremy Shigekane is executive chef at Chef Mavro.

Updated on  December 27, 2016 at 5:57 pm
Take a culinary journey along the Spice Route at Lyon Arboretum with chef Vikrant Bhasin, who will present the spices of Mexico and the Caribbean in January, and North Africa in February. Read More
COURTESY RAVISH
                                A specialty of Ravish at The Modern Honolulu is poisson cru, fresh fish marinated in lime juice and coconut milk.

Ravish opens at the Modern

COURTESY RAVISH
                                A specialty of Ravish at The Modern Honolulu is poisson cru, fresh fish marinated in lime juice and coconut milk.

Updated on  December 20, 2016 at 6:23 pm
The Modern Honolulu has filled the restaurant space left vacant by the departure of Morimoto’s with Ravish, featuring a Pacific Rim menu designed by executive chef Fred DeAngelo. Read More
COURTESY AUNTIE’S KITCHEN
                                Tutu’s Big Fat Pigs is a twist on poke, made with crispy pork belly and served at Auntie’s Kitchen.

A tasty 12 days of poke

COURTESY AUNTIE’S KITCHEN
                                Tutu’s Big Fat Pigs is a twist on poke, made with crispy pork belly and served at Auntie’s Kitchen.

Updated on  December 13, 2016 at 6:46 pm
Auntie’s Kitchen on Maui is counting down the last 12 days until Christmas with a poke celebration for a cause. Read More
COURTESY DK RESTAURANT GROUP
                                Shearwater Tavern’s beer-braised oxtail poutine.

First there were 7, and then a gastropub

COURTESY DK RESTAURANT GROUP
                                Shearwater Tavern’s beer-braised oxtail poutine.

Updated on  December 6, 2016 at 5:53 pm
Restaurateur D.K. Kodama opens his eighth restaurant Tuesday, a gastropub called Shearwater Tavern in Kihei, Maui. Read More

Bar Elixrs enters Chinatown scene

The first Friday of the month marks the first formal day of operation for Bar Elixrs, Chinatown’s newest watering hole. Read More
Updated on  November 29, 2016 at 4:17 pm
CRAIG GIMA / CGIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Wisp’s opah is wrapped in kataifi and served in a coconut curry sauce with vegetables and Okinawan sweet potatoes.

Wisp opens in Waikiki

CRAIG GIMA / CGIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Wisp’s opah is wrapped in kataifi and served in a coconut curry sauce with vegetables and Okinawan sweet potatoes.

Updated on  November 26, 2016 at 5:02 pm
Wisp Restaurant & Lounge has taken over the space in the Lotus Hono­lulu hotel formerly occupied by the Park and Diamond Head Grill restaurants. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER
                                NEW IN KAPOLEI: Roy Yamaguchi’s Eating House 1849 opened in Kapolei over the weekend, just outside the RegalKapolei Commons theater. The menu includes a lump crab salad, left, and roasted Brussels sprouts with cauliflower. Eating House is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Call 447-1849.

Made-in-Hawaii items named among Good Food finalists

STAR-ADVERTISER
                                NEW IN KAPOLEI: Roy Yamaguchi’s Eating House 1849 opened in Kapolei over the weekend, just outside the RegalKapolei Commons theater. The menu includes a lump crab salad, left, and roasted Brussels sprouts with cauliflower. Eating House is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Call 447-1849.

Updated on  November 15, 2016 at 5:55 pm
Hawaii chocolate, candy and honey are among 291 finalists in the Good Food Awards 2017, a national competition to be held inJanuary in San Francisco. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER / MAY 30, 2014
                                Happy Hour at Hy’s Steak House in Waikiki is offered Monday through Friday from 5-6 p.m.

Hy’s makes list of 100 best in steaks

STAR-ADVERTISER / MAY 30, 2014
                                Happy Hour at Hy’s Steak House in Waikiki is offered Monday through Friday from 5-6 p.m.

Updated on  November 11, 2016 at 7:46 am
Hy’s Steak House in Waikiki has been named among the 100 best steakhouses in America by OpenTable.com. Read More
COURTESY WESTIN
                                Aunty’s Kitchen has opened at the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas, providing poolside dining and such local-style favorites as this haupia French toast. Aunty’s Kitchen is open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 667-3254.

A Brando affair

COURTESY WESTIN
                                Aunty’s Kitchen has opened at the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas, providing poolside dining and such local-style favorites as this haupia French toast. Aunty’s Kitchen is open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 667-3254.

Updated on  November 1, 2016 at 4:35 pm
In Tahiti the memory of actor Marlon Brando still looms large, as evidenced by The Brando, a French Polynesian-themed resort. Read More

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