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La Hiki’s burgers and shakes are tantalizing treats

Updated on  July 7, 2017 at 3:01 pm
The drive to Ko Olina from town via H-1 might not be the most pleasant experience during commuting hours on a weekday, but once you take the resort exit, you feel as if you’re on vacation. Read More

Beachy keen happy hour awaits at renovated Waikiki resort bar

Updated on  June 30, 2017 at 4:37 pm
Kuhio Beach Grill isn’t set up to be a hoppin’ happy hour destination — instead, it’s a dignified spot to sample finer offerings from the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort. Read More

The new LuiBuenos in Kapolei is off to a good start

Updated on  June 23, 2017 at 5:40 pm
The new mall in Kapolei, Ka Makana Ali‘i, is going gangbusters, with several new stores and eateries opening up this year. One choice is LuiBuenos, an offshoot of the popular Latin restaurant in Haleiwa. Read More

Yauatcha serves a classy version of Chinese dumplings

Updated on  June 15, 2017 at 6:24 pm
Yauatcha Waikiki at International Market Place offers intriguing cocktails and dim sum during Flow & Prosper. Read More

Diners will be in heaven at Golden Pork ramen bar

Updated on  June 12, 2017 at 2:01 pm
Golden Pork Tonkotsu Ramen Bar is an addictive happy hour choice — with tasty, affordably priced options in a cozy, colorful eatery. Read More

The Hideout is a mellow spot for drinks and a quick bite

Updated on  June 2, 2017 at 5:44 pm
The Hideout restaurant and lounge at The Laylow hotel offers a basic set of happy hour options in a laid-back yet stylish atmosphere. Read More

Plates and pours are a cut above at Vino

Updated on  May 26, 2017 at 4:51 pm
Waterfront Plaza used to be called Restaurant Row, and when Vino Italian Tapas & Wine Bar was first established, there might have been some competition. Read More

Splash Bar displays its vintage natural assets

Updated on  May 17, 2017 at 8:37 pm
This spacious poolside haven serves up tropical cocktails and a nice variety of small plates. Read More

P.F. Chang’s Waikiki spot provides good respite

Updated on  April 27, 2017 at 5:45 pm
P.F. Chang’s is a well-known chain of restaurants that serves up Asian-style food in a casual yet stylish way. At the P.F. Chang’s in Waikiki, definitely a cut above the greasy-spoon Chinese restaurant on the corner, one could have a nice pau hana. Read More

Harborside hideaway a winning way to end day

Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 4:14 pm
You may not yet be familiar with Harbor Restaurant at Pier 38, which opened above Nico’s on the waterfront in May 2016 — but I’m here to suggest you check it out. Read More

Pupus at Noi Thai in Waikiki whet the appetite

Updated on  April 14, 2017 at 5:28 pm
The notion of an upscale Thai restaurant is a novel one for Honolulu, which has long had a handful of places ranging from hole-in-the-wall to mid-range and white tablecloth. Read More

Smith & Kings delivers in all the right ways

Updated on  April 7, 2017 at 5:30 pm
Smith & Kings is another indication of the blossoming of Chinatown. The restaurant/bar has that funky, urban-hipster feel but doesn’t go overboard with it. Read More

Rain’s tasty creations will whet your appetite

Updated on  March 29, 2017 at 10:45 pm
Word is getting out about Rain, a cozy new-ish restaurant at the corner of Fort Street Mall and Pauahi Street that opened to the public in December. Read More

TR’s Fire Grill does well with ‘Local Menu’ dishes

Updated on  March 8, 2017 at 9:09 pm
One new eatery you’ll want to try around pau hana time is TR Fire Grill on Kuhio Avenue right behind the new International Market Place. Read More

Bakery & Table offers urban oasis, new happy hour

Updated on  March 2, 2017 at 5:11 pm
The unique setting offers a sophisticated respite from the urban rat race. It’s worth a visit just to see that fire-water wall. Especially if you like beets. Read More

Neapolitan pizza sets Brick Fire Tavern apart from isle competition

Updated on  February 24, 2017 at 8:40 pm
There’s a lot of eatery action and a lot of competition with Brick Fire Tavern rising above the fray with a better bite — and one-of-a-kind pizza in Honolulu. Read More

Stripsteak welcomes in taste and surroundings

Updated on  February 15, 2017 at 8:21 pm
The meticulously prepared happy hour plates here offer a taste of the approach and flavors that have made James Beard award-winning Mina a celebrity in the field. Read More

Happy-hour deals join Prima’s new liquor offerings

Updated on  February 10, 2017 at 5:17 pm
Prima in Kailua is one of those places that made a little buzz when it opened about six years ago, but it’s proven to have staying power in a town undergoing transformation. Read More

Wisp, in the Lotus Honolulu, has good happy-hour prices

Updated on  February 4, 2017 at 4:29 pm
Waikiki’s Gold Coast is not where one would expect to find a convenient, inexpensive happy-hour spot, but Wisp, a new bar/lounge/restaurant, fills the bill on both counts. Read More

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