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The Weekly Eater: Rinka worth a second look at new Ward Village location

Rinka has always been a sleeper restaurant, but there’s no hiding now that, after 5 and a half years near Ala Moana Center, they’ve moved to much more prominent digs at Ward Village. Read More

The Weekly Eater: The Elephant Shack’s small menu features tasty treasures

I would normally balk at making the drive to Pearl City, but I was happy to head out to Pearl Highlands Center to sample the food at The Elephant Shack. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Honolulu’s first vegan izakaya Tane offers sushi that satisfies

Diners are becoming more health conscious, reading ingredient labels, green-juicing and insisting on more transparency in the food chain. With that comes Tane, Honolulu’s first vegan izakaya. Read More

The Weekly Eater: A perfect fit for Liliha Bakery

All the elements come together perfectly at the newest, third branch of historic Liliha Bakery. Read More

The Weekly Eater: 5 buffets in Hawaii to satisfy a big appetite

The closure of the Willows at the start of the new year left a void for all who had enjoyed the open-air ambiance of its Hawaiian-style buffet. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Olena’s move to Kalihi proves wise

If you liked chef Ron Simon’s food at the UH Medical School, chances are you’ll like it even more at Olena’s new location in Kalihi. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Seoul Tofu House stew warms the soul

Most of our experience with Korean food in Hawaii has come via plate-lunch culture. Seoul Tofu House is the latest restaurant to ask us to think beyond that format in favor of the Korean bansang tradition. Read More

The Weekly Eater: New Vietnamese-inspired restaurants offer different takes

The opening of two Vietnamese-inspired restaurants — one contemporary in style, one more traditional — suggests a split personality on my part, as I equally prize comfort, history and respect for the roots of cuisines. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Dana’s in Waipahu offers Filipino ‘kamayan’ feast

The Filipino-style “kamayan” meal offered by Dana’s Restaurant and Catering in Waipahu is a bountiful spread of food laid out over foil and banana leaves, with diners invited to grab and devour all that catches their eye. Read More

The Weekly Eater: King Restaurant offers clay-pot delicacies

A rare wave of nostalgia hit me while dining at King Restaurant & Bar, where King Kan is at the helm. Fans have followed him over 30 years from such restaurants as Legend Seafood, Kirin in Waikoloa and Jade Dynasty. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Maui Brewing arrives at Lau Hala Shops in Kailua

The new Maui Brewing Co. is in the Lau Hala Shops complex in Kailua, formerly home to Macy’s. The gastropub brings a lively, fun vibe that includes live music daily. Read More

Bite Size: Korean street dogs make debut at MyungRang Hotdog

The little booth capturing a lot of attention at Ala Moana Center’s Makai Market Food Court belongs to MyungRang Hotdog Hawaii, which brings the popular South Korean street dog to the islands. Read More

The Weekly Eater: O’Kims finds showcase for unique Korean fusion

Hyun Kim’s unique style of Korean fusion gets more than box-lunch treatment in the former Kan Zaman space on Nuuanu Avenue. Read More

Bite Size: Raising Cane’s, ChiChop bring chicken fight to Oahu

If you’re outside of Honolulu, you may be unaware of the chicken fight soon to arrive at a neighborhood near you. Read More

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

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

The Weekly Eater: Joy Cup Noodles Mean

In many Asian families, noodles are a must for the holiday table as a symbol of one of the great blessings for a new year, a promise of longevity. Joy Cup Noodles Mean fits the bill of offering bowls of long Chongqing-style noodles in mild to Sichuan hot versions. Read More

The Weekly Eater: 2018 a year of dining ups, downs

The year in restaurants got off to a tepid start in 2018. Read More

The Weekly Eater: 2 new choices for Moiliili dining

A spate of newcomers has entered the dining scene in the Moiliili area. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Honolulu Skewer House offers Beijing-style fare

With the abundance of Japanese and Thai restaurants here, we’re most familiar with yakitori and satays. Honolulu Skewer House introduces something new to the scene with its Chinese-style feast of skewered foods, called lu chuan. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Cafe Asia pulls off fine fusion cuisine

Many people would trade places with us to live in Hawaii, so we’re familiar with the story of vacationers eventually setting down roots here. But few have made the decision as quickly as Chen Pan and Kylee Lin. Read More

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