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10 foods we love

Food-obsessed Honolulu Star-Advertiser staffers pick their gastronomic must-haves Read more

Pau Hana Patrol Top 5

Excerpts from “Pau Hana Patrol” in the Star-Advertiser’s TGIF weekly entertainment guide. See full reviews at staradvertiser.com/TGIF. Read more

At Hy’s, a millennial chef maintains the legacy

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

2017 Top Restaurants A-I

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

The past 10 months have been a whirlwind for chefs Chris Kajioka and Anthony Rush, owners of Senia, Honolulu’s hottest restaurant. Read more

2017 Top Restaurants J-R

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

2017 Top Restaurants S-Z

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: Nadine Kam

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

Rave Reviews: Radley Kanda

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

Rave Reviews: Joleen Oshiro

At Nanzan Giro Giro, the focus is seasonal Kyoto cuisine, presented in a six-course set menu that changes monthly. Read more

Rave Reviews: E. Clarke Reilly

Orchids at the Halekulani has become a special-occasion favorite of mine for an elegant, open-air dinner overlooking the ocean. Read more

Rave Reviews: Betty Shimabukuro

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

Honolulu’s newest restaurants

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

Grab and Go Top 5

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

‘Ilima Awards winners to be named Oct. 8

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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