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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

The Weekly Eater: Shabu shabu comes to Ala Moana

Those in need of a break from holiday shopping at Ala Moana Center will find Shabuya open in the mall’s Ewa end, in the spot that formerly housed Magnolia Bakery and Cafe. Read More

Stripsteak introduces new holiday menu

Entering the holiday season, Stripsteak in the International Market Place has launched a sunset supper menu for diners who need a break from the season’s stresses. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Yakitori Ando celebrates all things chicken

Nobody likes to experience sticker shock at a restaurant, that feeling of being gouged for no apparent reason. You’ll have the opposite experience at Yakitori Ando. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Garden Island Cafe offers big taste at a small price

Longtime fans of Garden Island Cafe make the long drive to Waipahu to feed their cravings, now that the restaurant has moved from Manoa. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Oahu poke shops deliver tradition, innovation

Poke has made international headlines for about five years, though news of how this quintessential Hawaiian dish is presented beyond our shores is often greeted with dismay. Read More

The Weekly Eater: K-pop stars draw focus to Seoul Jung

It all started with a “When Harry Met Sally”-style, “I’ll have what he’s having moment.” That’s how I ended up at Seoul Jung, not exactly a top-of-mind Korean restaurant for locals. Read More

Bite Size: Mediterraneo’s new pizzas

Pizza is new at Il Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano, where chef Fabrizio Favale has installed a pizza oven in his outdoor patio, with former Maui Four Seasons chef Mauro Gramuglia on board creating Napoli-style pizzas. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Akira’s kaiseki fascinates from start to finish

Several great Japanese restaurants opened this year, but Akira is proving to be the best of the bunch. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Hamjipark serves dishes with greater subtlety

After four years of planning, Hamjipark has opened in our own mini version of Koreatown near Ala Moana Center. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Waioli’s Grill and Cafe offers unique tapas

Restaurant Wada closed its doors not for lack of popularity, but because its namesake chef sought more opportunity in New York City. The space remained vacant for a while, but has sprung to life again with the emergence of Waioli Grill and Cafe. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Sheldon Simeon’s new Maui restaurant will take cues from past

“Top Chef” alum Sheldon Simeon is slated to open Lineage at The Shops of Wailea on Oct. 15. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Megumi Odin reopens Vegan Hills in Kaimuki

It’s nearly impossible to call yourself a vegetarian or a vegan in Hawaii without knowing the work of Megumi Odin. Since opening Peace Cafe a decade ago Odin has been one of Oahu’s leading proponents of green eating. Read More

The Weekly Eater: Rangoon Burmese Kitchen finds home downtown

Khun Sai graduated into the early 1990s recession, so never had the opportunity to put his degree in electrical engineering to work. That was our gain after he eventually found his way into the food industry. Read More

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