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Obama goes out to dinner in Waikiki on last night of vacation

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 1:07 a.m. HST, Jan 4, 2014

President Barack Obama went out to dinner with his wife and friends at Morimoto's in Waikiki on his last night of vacation.

White House officials say that the first family is expected to depart Hawaii tonight.

On Friday night the president and his wife dined with friends at Morimoto in Waikiki, his second visit to the restaurant, created by Masaharu Morimoto of "Iron Chef" fame, on this vacation. The first couple arrived at the restaurant at The Modern Honolulu hotel at 7:42 p.m.

The president's vacation, spanning Christmas and New Year's, is his longest to the islands during his presidency. He was born in Honolulu.

Obama has spent most of his vacation playing golf and staying in a rented home in the sleepy suburb of Kailua on Oahu's eastern coast.

He has taken his daughters to the zoo and for shave ice and watched Oregon State play in the first round of a basketball tournament.

Obama also has done some official business, signing a defense bill and a budget deal easing spending cuts.

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