Ilima Awards 2017 Archives
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Publisher’s Pick: Hoku’s


Updated on  October 9, 2017 at 6:35 pm
When it comes to entertaining mainland guests, the first restaurant that comes to mind is often Hoku’s. Read More

10 foods we love


Updated on  November 19, 2015 at 7:26 pm

Honolulu’s newest restaurants


Updated on  October 15, 2017 at 7:08 am
Every year, restaurants open too late to make the cut for Ilima Award consideration, but deserve to be recognized. Here are a few you may see in next year’s listings. Read More

At Hy’s, a millennial chef maintains the legacy


Updated on  October 9, 2017 at 11:42 pm
As a millennial leading the kitchen of a classic restaurant guided by tradition, Justin Inagaki, executive chef at Hy’s Steak House, has an interesting perspective. He takes pride in the kiawe-grilled prime cuts of beef his restaurant ages in-house, the ones customers return for year after year from all over the country. Read More

Rave Reviews: Nadine Kam


Updated on  October 5, 2017 at 7:06 pm
Since the restaurant’s opening four years ago, chef Daisuke Hamamoto has been able to differentiate this location from its Waikiki siblings by wowing diners with an upscale experience. Read More

People’s Choice


Updated on  October 15, 2017 at 7:07 am
Selected by readers of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Read More
 

Rave Reviews: Radley Kanda


Updated on  October 5, 2017 at 7:06 pm
Chef Kevin Lee, former sous-chef of the Michelin-starred Dovetail in New York, is executive chef and owner of one of Honolulu’s most long-awaited restaurants, Pai Honolulu. Read More

Pau Hana Patrol Top 5


Updated on  October 8, 2017 at 3:45 pm
Excerpts from “Pau Hana Patrol” in the Star-Advertiser’s TGIF weekly entertainment guide. See full reviews at staradvertiser.com/TGIF. Read More

Rave Reviews: Joleen Oshiro


Updated on  October 5, 2017 at 7:07 pm
At Nanzan Giro Giro, the focus is seasonal Kyoto cuisine, presented in a six-course set menu that changes monthly. Read More
 

Critics’ choice


Updated on  October 8, 2017 at 3:29 pm
Selected by Honolulu Star-Advertiser writers Read More

Rave Reviews: E. Clarke Reilly


Updated on  October 5, 2017 at 7:07 pm
Orchids at the Halekulani has become a special-occasion favorite of mine for an elegant, open-air dinner overlooking the ocean. Read More

2017 Top Restaurants A-I


Updated on  October 5, 2017 at 7:09 pm
Star-Advertiser food critics recognize the best restaurants on Oahu, from the tiniest mom-and-pops to the most exclusive special-occasion destinations. Read More

Rave Reviews: Betty Shimabukuro


Updated on  October 5, 2017 at 7:07 pm
Better not to try to fit Fete in a box. Just show up with an appetite, which chef Robynne Ma‘i will more than satisfy. Read More

2017 Top Restaurants J-R


Updated on  October 8, 2017 at 10:54 pm
Star-Advertiser food critics recognize the best restaurants on Oahu, from the tiniest mom-and-pops to the most exclusive special-occasion destinations. Read More

Grab and Go Top 5


Updated on  October 8, 2017 at 3:48 pm
The Crave section of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser includes a regular “Grab and Go” feature that focuses on takeout food, convenience meals and other quick bites. This section covers some of our most tasty food finds. Read More

2017 Top Restaurants S-Z


Updated on  October 5, 2017 at 7:10 pm
Star-Advertiser food critics recognize the best restaurants on Oahu, from the tiniest mom-and-pops to the most exclusive special-occasion destinations. Read More

Senia chefs driven to daily revision


Updated on  October 8, 2017 at 7:01 pm
The past 10 months have been a whirlwind for chefs Chris Kajioka and Anthony Rush, owners of Senia, Honolulu’s hottest restaurant. Read More

Producer’s pick: Diamond Head Market & Grill


Updated on  October 5, 2017 at 7:18 pm
To say that we at Diamond Head Theatre go to Diamond Head Market & Grill often, is kind of an understatement. Read More

Rave Reviews: Elizabeth Kieszkowski


Updated on  October 5, 2017 at 7:32 pm
BLT Market caught our attention while helmed by chef Johan Svensson, who departed for a Florida kitchen. Read More

10 foods we love


Updated on  October 10, 2017 at 5:17 pm
Food-obsessed Honolulu Star-Advertiser staffers pick their gastronomic must-haves Read More

‘Ilima Awards winners to be named Oct. 8


Updated on  October 4, 2017 at 3:17 pm
If dining out is a big part of your life, you’re going to want to dig into Sunday’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser and separate out the ‘Ilima Awards restaurant guide. Read More

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