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The Weekly Eater: Good food, friendly service abound at Ripple of Smiles

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Owners Huyen Le and her husband, Frank Nguyen, hold plates of spring rolls and oxtail pho.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The Ripple of Smiles house special, left, is kho, a stone pot of fish, pork or chicken with caramelized sugar. Next to it is a plate of grilled pork vermicelli topped with ultra-crisp spring rolls.

In an age when customer service is in short supply, owners Hung “Frank” Nguyen and Huyen Le are charming, gracious and humble hosts at The Ripple of Smiles in Kaimuki. Read more

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