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(Clockwise, from left) Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon, Kakuni Pork Belly, Chawanmushi and Bread Pudding

Five Star International Buffet, located in the heart of Waikiki, entices all appetites with its delectable tasting menu featuring the finest in local and international gourmet cuisine. See Page 4 Leah Friel photo

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Applelicious By Alana Folen | Photos by Leah Friel


appy Sunday, Ono readers! Steve Jobs wasn’t the only one to think up creative Apple products. In fact, bakers for centuries have been baking up a storm producing apple turnovers, apple pies, apple tarts and more. Mott’s is the leading producer of healthy apple sauce and fruit juices, and apples in general have been the highlight of many other culinary creations. With this said, you really can’t go wrong with apples, which is why they’re one of my most favorite fruits. And although it’s believed that “one bad apple spoils the bunch,” that’s definitely not the case when it comes to these following Ono, You Know establishments, as they are one of a kind and the apple of my eye! Go ahead, read on, and let the exquisite apple fare captivate your taste buds.

Big City Diner This award-winning restaurant never sacrifices on taste and has the highest of standards when it comes to presenting customers with the epitome of comfort food. President and owner Lane Muraoka took the opportunity to open the original Big City Diner in Kaimuki nearly 13

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years ago, and four locations later, BCD, as I affectionately call it, has risen to the top in the world of diners. On my most recent visit to the Pearlridge eatery this past week, it was raining cats and dogs, keeping to the rhythm of booming thunder. Cold and soaking wet (silly me, forgot my umbrella), all I wanted at this point was warm and gooey apple delights. While in the midst of this cold and gray weather, my adoration for a good old fashioned apple pie surmounted everything else in sight. Thank goodness, BCD’s Rustic Apple Pie a la Mode ($6.99) came to my rescue. This tried and true favorite of mine can best be described as a deconstructed apple pie, complete with pieces


of puff pastry, a sinfully sweet apple filling, morsels of raisins and last but not least, a scoop of Bubbie’s vanilla bean ice cream and whipped cream! Can we say amazing?! Now, if that doesn’t win you over, Chef Dennis Franks knows what will. How about BCD’s Murphy’s Apple Pancakes ($9.99) and Apple French Toast ($7.99)? Trust me, no matter how bad the storm, these breakfast favorites are bound to sprinkle a little bit of sunshine into your life. Murphy’s Apple Pancakes features three gigantic, fluffy pancakes adorned with a homemade apple topping, whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon zest. Apple French Toast wows early risers with its warm and savory apple filling as well, and as a new special on the menu, it’s definitely worth trying. Although it's supposedly only available on certain days, Chef Dennis let me in on a little secret. “Guests can request Apple French Toast as an off-the-menu option and we’ll gladly prepare it for them,” he says with a smile. “The homemade apple filling is what makes the dish — it’s comprised of Granny Smith apples, cinnamon and a hint of lemon zest. Here at Big City Diner we like to use Granny Smith apples because of the tartness and crunch that’s associated with it.” Big City Diner Pearlridge (and various locations) 98-211 Pali Momi St. 487.8188

Fendu Boulangerie Continuing on my wet and dreary jour-

ney, the skies may have been gloomy, but my spirits weren’t dampened as I headed into my hometown of Manoa Valley where the temperature is always noticeably cooler. Fendu Boulangerie in Manoa Marketplace never ceases to put a smile on my face with its array of fresh breads, pizzas, sandwiches, pastries and more, and owner and chef Niel Koep whips up quite a few “applelicious” favorites. My top pick? Most definitely Fendu’s Fuji Apple Danish ($2.25 each), filled to the brim with Koep’s remarkable apple filling and topped with sweet powdered sugar. – See page 12

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Dining Out//Cover Story//Five Star International Buffet

Sous chef Lock Beth Eguchi is ready to take a bite out of Five Star’s fabulous entrees.

Grab your passport, it’s literally a five star experience at Five Star International Buffet, where you are whisked away on a first-class culinary journey like no other as this one-of-a-kind establishment presents you with the absolute finest in avant-garde international cuisine. 4 | D I N I N G O U T | M A R C H 1 1 - 1 7, 2 0 1 2

Your traditional all-youcan-eat buffet concept soared to elite status when Five Star International Buffet was first conceived in Hokkaido, Japan, in 2003. Today, you’ll find three additional locations in Hokkaido and one tucked away on the third level of Building C at Royal Hawaiian Center in Waikiki. As the first location outside of Japan, the company’s founder Noriyuki Kato couldn’t imagine a better place to share his revolutionary buffet concept. Without a doubt it was the perfect fit: Take Kato’s devout love for the islands, Hawaii’s diverse melting pot of cultures, and add to that Kato’s five-star cuisine and you get the pinnacle of perfection. Dining Out recently paid a visit to Hawaii’s own Five Star International Buffet, where we met with manager Tina Giessman and sous chef Lock Beth Eguchi amid an

Bread Pudding with Guava Butter Sauce

inviting atmosphere, brilliant décor and an impressive buffet line complete with lavish works of edible art — a full bar and Happy Hour are just icing on the cake. So with that, take in and savor everything that is Five Star International Buffet.

DO: Five Star International Buffet recently opened its doors to Hawaii’s dining scene this past December, and has already gained a dynamic following of both locals and tourists. What is it exactly that has been drawing in packs of hungry diners? Giessman: We’re not your typical, standard buffet. Sometimes with buffets, people tend to assume that you get mediocre food and neglected service, but we wanted to be way above that and stand out on our own. The big focus for us is quality of food, and with that several of our products are locally grown or locally raised. Also, with our front-of-thehouse service, we wanted it to be as if our guests were eating at a full-service restaurant, so as soon as they’re seated we want to make sure we’re conversing with them — whether our guests are locals or tourists, we want them to feel as if they are at home. Eguchi: Presentation is what definitely sets us apart from other buffets. We’re constantly putting out fresh new dishes.

DO: The buffet line is superb and offers 40 to 50 dishes on a regular basis. What can guests expect from this one-of-a-kind international buffet? Giessman: When diners walk in to the buffet line, it’s not your typical setup

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r Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon

$12 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children 4 and under. Our all-you-can-eat dinner buffet is priced at $48 for adults, $24 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for kids 4 and under. As far as discounts, we do offer 15 percent off during dinner only for kamaaina, seniors 60 and over and military. Just recently we also began serving our dinner buffet all day on the weekends.


where there’s mass quantities of d food sitting under a heat lamp. d Instead we have it so it’s like e you’re walking into your own f kitchen — you have your pots, f your pans, and all the portions are small and perfect — most of all the presentation is really nice. Our buffet is international, so we have a t bunch of different cuisines, range ing from French, Italian, Japanese e to Hawaiian and more. Eguchi: We also have an impressive dessert selection. Bread Pudding has been a hit because even r though you’re full, you can still eat , it without feeling stuffed. Our bread f pudding is souffle-like, and many really enjoy the guava butter sauce that it’s paired with. t e DO: What is the price of the bufh fet? Do you offer any discounts for kamaaina? Giessman: Our all-you-can-eat lunch buffet costs $19 for adults,



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DO: What has the response been like from customers? Does it differ between locals and tourists? Giessman: No, not at all. The response has been excellent! We’ve had Australian visitors say that we need to open an establishment in Australia. Then we have Japanese clientele who are already familiar with Five Star and they love it! The locals love the food here as well. Our restaurant (which seats 145 people) can get extremely packed, so it’s good to make reservations. DO: Five Star International Buffet is open for lunch and dinner. What are some standout items in the buffet line? Eguchi: The eclectic dishes that we have here definitely stand out — a lighter fare for lunch and heartier dishes for dinner. We have a washoku section to our buffet, which features Japanese dishes that

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were created and brought in from Hokkaido, Japan. Then we have an American-International aspect to our buffet, which presents many other dishes such as mac and cheese, loco moco, Thai curry, Japanese curry, pastas and more. Top items off our buffet include Chawanmushi, Ribeye Teppan, Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon, Kakuni Pork Belly and Bouillabaisse. DO: Fantastic! Please elaborate on some of these dishes. Eguchi: Yes. Bouillabaisse is served as part of our dinner buffet. It is a seafood medley with mussels, clams, fish and sometimes crab doused in a soup marseille (seafood stock). Kakuni Pork Belly also is offered during dinner and showcases tender pork belly dressed with a flavorful sauce comprised of soy, honey and brown sugar, and accompanied by fresh spears of asparagus. However, Bacon-wrapped Filet Mignon with a red wine reduction sauce and garnished with red and green bell peppers, onions and Hamakua Alii mushrooms is one of our dinner favorites. Chawanmushi is a popular Japanese dish that we serve in our lunch buffet. It’s a savory egg custard and there’s always a special chestnut added to the dish, which gives a hint of sweetness and another level of complexity. There’s soy in the dish as well, resulting in a perfect blend of sweet and salty.



DO: When it comes to Five Star International Buffet, what are your hopes for the future? Giessman: We hope to offer more decadent seafood options, such as all-you-can-eat lobster tails and crab legs because that’s what locals have been requesting. Besides that, we also hope to expand in the future.


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(Clockwise, from left) Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon, Kakuni Pork Belly, Chawanmushi and Bread Pudding

Royal Hawaiian Center Bldg C, third level 2201 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu

380.9300 Five Star International Buffet, located in the heart of Waikiki, entices all appetites with its delecatble tasting menu featuring the finest in local and international gourmet cuisine.

Hours: Open daily, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (Lunch), 2-5 p.m. (Happy Hour), 5:30-10:30 p.m. (Dinner)

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f you weren’t already going to Golden Duck Kahala Chinese restaurant, here’s a reason to stop by: lower prices. Right now the popular Asian eatery is offering some of its most-requested pupu items at a discount. Chinese Chicken Salad (and who doesn’t like Chinese Chicken Salad?) was a bargain before at $8.25. Now that it’s been reduced to $5.99, there’s even more reasons to get your chopsticks ready. Need more dining bargains? Try Crispy Gau Gee. Made fresh daily, the 10-piece pile of seasoned pork hash is $5.99, down from its regular menu price of $6.50. One


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word of advice: Ask for extra napkins. You’ll need something to clean up with after licking all that sweet and sour sauce from your fingers, chin and elbows. The appetizer menu at Golden Duck offers six popular options, including Deep Fried Tofu ($6.95), Steamed Buns ($6.25) and Crispy Shrimp Won Ton ($7.95) — eight big portions of soft, sweet shrimp wrapped in a crispy skin — and the vegetarian favorite, Egg Rolls ($6.25). Stuffed with long rice, carrots, cabbage and bamboo shoots, this classic pupu item is as tasty with the dipping sauce as it is without.


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Feeling lucky at Wailana Scrumptious Italian Anytime By Alana Folen

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t’s a good thing we are lucky enough to see rainbows on a regular basis in Hawaii. This delight especially comes in handy on St. Patrick’s Day, when the little leprechauns at Salmon Florentine Wailana Coffee ($13.25) poached in House can be found WAILANA cooking up a pot of COFFEE HOUSE a court bouillon, served on a bed of golden cuisine at the spinach and end of their rainbow. WHERE crowned with house What’s even bet- 1860 Ala Moana Blvd, hollandaise sauce. ter is that you can Honolulu The luck of the find this treasure of CALL Irish seems to have Irish-inspired food 955.1764 landed on the special at the Ala Moana menu’s sides, as each Boulevard restau- HOURS entree includes the rant on March 17, Open daily 24 hours all-you-can-eat salad from 11 a.m. to mid- (Closed Tuesday 10 and a choice of night. One classic Wednesday 6 a.m.) baked or mashed that would leave St. potatoes, french fries Patrick chasing rain- Corned Beef and Cabbage, or rice, as well as bows himself is Killarney ($13.50) corn on the cob, Corned Beef and File photo chocolate mint cake, Cabbage, Killarney coffee and tea or a ($13.50). Moist and tender slices of corned beef are soft drink. Festive beverages such draped over caraway-flavored as wine or Irish Coffee with cabbage wedges and served with Whiskey and Whipped Cream ($4) boiled potatoes, carrots, mustard also are offered. If you plan to celebrate all day, and creamed horseradish sauce. The dish’s authentic flavor will kick off your feast with the 24catapult you right into the Irish hour restaurant’s St. Patty’s Day Breakfast Special ($9.25), comcountryside. Your taste buds continue on a plete with corned beef hash, two journey over the rolling hills of large eggs (any style), hash Éire with Roast Chicken O’ brown potatoes, toast and coffee. Shannon ($12.50), which includes You’re in for a menu that’s as macadamia nut stuffing and rich heartily delicious as a four leaf pan gravy, as well as Fillet of clover is lucky.


Hong Kong-style cafe concept is one that has generated much success for husband-and-wife team Ken and Cindy Wong. As owners of Anytime Cafe in Market City Shopping Center, this dynamic duo has cultivated the impeccable tastes of Eurasian cuisine, melding an enticing blend of East meets West. Having opened its doors in February 2010, this wellestablished eatery has gained quite a following in a short span of two years. “There are so many popular things on our menu,” Cindy says, “but Shrimp Risotto and

Chicken Parmesan are two that really stand out.” Shrimp Risotto is priced at $12.95 and presents seafood enthusiasts with morsels of shrimp and bay shrimp simmered in a pink tomato broth atop a bed of creamy risotto, and finished off with a hint of fresh basil and garlic. “What’s special about our risotto is that it’s imported directly from Italy, and a lot of customers notice a difference in taste,” she adds. Cindy and her husband previously owned Banana Leaf Italian Bistro and Hong Kong Orchid Cafe. The same goes for the restaurant’s fresh spaghettini, Shrimp Risotto ($12.95)

which also finds its origins in Italy and is featured in Anytime Cafe’s Chicken Parmesan ($10.50). This highly requested dish wins over diners every time with its lightly breaded boneless chicken breast doused with tomato sauce, and topped with melted mozzarella and Parmesan cheese served over a helping of homemade spaghettini. “It’s surprising, but a lot of kids really like this dish too,” Cindy states. “It’s even my son’s favorite.” Besides crafting their skill in Italian cuisine, Anytime Cafe’s talented chefs knows a thing or two about Hong Know-style favorites and local dishes as well. And although the wide assortment of dishes here can be a bit mind-boggling to some, Cindy says, patrons can be on the lookout for new items in the near future. “I’m planning a trip to Hong Kong soon, and I hope to return with some new ideas and concepts.”

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ortunately, Hawaii doesn’t experience Mainland-style winters, and local weather patterns aren’t usually as dramatic as they were this past week. But when giant blessings do fall, there is nothing like cozying up with a cup of soup and a sandwich as the water continues to trickle down. To take shelter from the rain, Dining Out stopped by Kissaten Coffee Bar, where a delicious menu of upscale comfort food boasts wonderfully warm soup and sandwich combos. Raindrop-covered windows let evening blue light into the cozy cafe while bluesy sounds streamed from the radio. This was the perfect corner of the Island to escape stormy weather and indulge in a Grilled Cheese

and Tomato Bisque Soup Combo ($9). Perhaps the most comforting sandwich of all time, the 24-hour eatery’s version is made with smoked Gouda, Cheddar, bacon and refreshing slices of fresh apple nestled between crispy pieces of white bread. “The grilled cheese pairs really well with the Tomato Bisque,” says senior partner Neysa Taba, who loves the creamy and subtly sweet soup drizzled with housemade basil oil and sprinkled with Parmesan. Another velvety combination is Turkey Pesto Melt and Potato Leek Soup ($10). When it comes to the traditionally French soup, “We add a poached egg inside for richness,” explains Taba. Chives and bacon lardons (bits) not only

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garnish the rustic blend, but also tie into the flavors of the melt, filled with homemade pesto aioli, turkey, bacon and fresh mozzarel-

la on focaccia. And every rainy day calls for the satisfaction that Bostonstyle Clam Chowder ($6) brings. While the soup is magnificently rich and filling on its own, you owe it to yourself to include the bread bowl ($2 extra) for a crispy, baked-toorder shell. Feel free to add the marvelous East Coast classic to each sandwich for $1, or mix and match Kissaten’s soup and sandwich duos.

Take comfort in the fact that when the sun comes out again, the delicious combinations will still be there, scrumptious as ever. 1 Turkey Pesto Melt and Potato Leek Soup ($10) 2 Grilled Cheese and Tomato Bisque Soup Combo ($9) 3 Boston-Style Clam Chowder in bread bowl ($8) Nathalie Walker photos

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Reaches Out to a Sustainable Community Story by Nicole Kato Photos by Nathalie Walker

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In an effort to promote sustainability in Hawaii and become a responsible business that takes steps to “go green,” Zippy’s has a great promotion where customers can enter to win a home solar system valued at $15,000 or one of three bicycles valued up to $700. Receive an entry form with any purchase including the delicious Sweet & Sour Boneless Chicken ($7.25 takeout, $8.35 restaurant). The promotion runs until March 31. (Note: prices in Kahului, Maui are slightly higher.) According to Zippy’s marketing manager Jeanine MamiyaKalahiki, this initiative will help support and take care of the community, as well as the environment. Zippy’s also uses earth-friendly materials for packaging. Last year, the eatery also made some changes to the takeout containers. Now, takeout containers are made from Type 5 recyclable and microwaveable plastic, so you can reuse it over and over again. Locally grown beef is becoming a desired trait in restaurant dishes, and Zippy’s has a great Hamburger Steak plate ($7.95 takeout, $9.15

restaurant) that will leave you satisfied and happy. As one of the Zippy’s favorites, Hamburger Steak is made with local beef, and served with grilled onions and gravy on the side. This local establishment does all it can to cater to those in the community. Lent is upon us, and Zippy’s has Lent-friendly menu options on Fridays. Spaghetti alla Verdura ($6.95 takeout, $7.95 restaurant) is made with a vegetarian “meat” sauce that includes quinoa, okara and lentils. There is also Tempura Cod Plate ($11.95 restaurant only) served with white or brown rice, mashed potatoes or french fries. Lent specials are available from 10:30 a.m. while supplies last and run until Good Friday, April 6. “It’s just something different to add to our menu,” says Mamiya-Kalahiki. “We felt that they were healthier options, and it adds variety.” If you’re craving a healthy meal, Zippy’s also has a fresh Calamari & Shrimp Salad ($10.95 restaurant only) made with Nalo greens, saimin noodles, carrots,

cucumber, Chinese parsley and tomato wedges, and is served with a Thai dressing. This bed of salad is topped with fried, crisp calamari and breaded shrimp and is available for a limited time only. March is National Red Cross Month and Zippy’s is supporting the American Red Cross Hawaii chapter. When you purchase a Kokua Pac ($8.08 takeout, $9.30 restaurant), 25 cents will go to the American Red Cross Hawaii chapter. The Kokua Pac is made special for this promotion and includes favorites such as Korean Fried Chicken, Portuguese sausage, hot dog and Spam. Customers have until April 30 to purchase a Kokua Pac and help support the American Red Cross Hawaii chapter. Zippy’s mission is to be an establishment that is committed to creating your favorite meals served with genuine care in a safe, healthful and friendly atmosphere that its customers can enjoy. From its starting location on King Street, Zippy’s has grown to 24 locations on the island of Oahu and one in Kahului, Maui.

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F E AT U R E .................... Server John Abejero presents Zippy’s tasty entrees. Sweet & Sour Boneless Chicken ($7.25 takeout, $8.35 restaurant) Tempura Cod Plate ($11.95 restaurant only) Hamburger Steak ($7.95 takeout, $9.15 restaurant) Calamari & Shrimp Salad ($10.95 restaurant only)


Spaghetti alla Verdura ($6.95 takeout, $7.95 restaurant)




Zippy’s 1725 S. King St., Honolulu (and various locations) 973.0877 Open 24 hours, seven days a week


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1 Big City Diner’s Apple French Toast ($7.99)


2 Zpizza’s Apple Fresco Salad ($8.50 small, $10.95 large) 3 Big City Diner’s Rustic Apple Pie a la Mode ($6.99) 4 Big City Diner’s Murphy’s Apple Pancakes ($9.99) 5 Zpizza’s Chris Llarenas with Apple Fresco Salad. 6 Fendu’s Fuji Apple Danish ($2.25 each) 7 Niel Koep with Fendu’s alluring apple delights.

perfect for cooking,” he adds. “When you use the highest quality ingredients, and “The apple filling is homemade with eat a Fuji it always has a nice, clean and although we specialize in pizzas, our salads are great, too,” he adds. Fuji apples and cooked with brown sugar, sweet flavor.” Yes, there’s no arguing that fact, weathcinnamon and a bit of vanilla,” Koep says. er it be Chicken Caesar, Greek, Pear and Fendu Boulangerie And if you have yet to sink your teeth Gorgonzola or Apple Fresco, Zpizza’s Manoa Marketplace into Fendu’s decadent treats, really, what tempting salads are ono indeed. 2752 Woodlawn Drive. #5119 are you waiting for? Please try the Fuji Aching for apples? Well, Apple Fresco 988.4310 Apple Danish, and if you’re yearning for Salad features the best in mixed greens, something even more elaborate, you’ll dried cranberries, gala apples, goat find it in Fuji Apple Crumble Pie ($5.75 Zpizza cheese and toasted almonds, splashed With my sweet tooth satisfied, nothing each). Best when served at room temperwith a balsamic vinaigrette. sounded more refreshing than Zpizza’s ature, this individual-sized pie is made “Gala apples are very sweet and with a European-style pie dough and an Apple Fresco Salad ($8.50 small, $10.95 refreshing,” Llarenas says. large). Available till the end of March, this irresistible Fuj apple filling. Koep then Hopefully we can give this heavenly salad spotlights a mix of savory and adds an oatmeal crumble topping to finish salad a hana hou, but until then be sure to it off, bakes it to perfection and dusts it sweet, and a dash of amazing! snag it while supplies last! “Apple Fresco Salad has been extremewith powdered sugar. ly popular with our customers — once “Anything with apples sells very well,” Zpizza Hawaii Koep says, “so, we sell a lot of both the they try it they want to have it again,” says 1200 Ala Moana Blvd. (Ward), 151 Fuji Apple Danish and the Fuji Apple owner Cesar Llarenas, who opened the Hekili St. (Kailua) doors to the eatery’s Ward Centre location Crumble Pie. 596.0066 (Ward), 230.8400 (Kailua) in 2008 and the Kailua establishment two “We always use fresh Fuji apples. It’s my favorite apple because it has a sweet years later. “We call Zpizza ‘the pure one.’ We only flavor, but it’s still firm enough so that it’s – From page 2

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Set a course for Seafood Village avigating nearly any restaurant’s menu for the first time can be a challenge for vegetarians, to say the least. But when the menu describes the dishes in a different language, it’s so alien that

N General Manager Johnson Ma with Pan-fried Longevity Noodles with Shiitake Mushrooms Lawrence Tabudlo photos

SEAFOOD VILLAGE WHERE Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort and Spa 2424 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu CALL 971.1818 HOURS Open daily, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. lunch, 5-10 p.m. dinner

Pan-fried Longevity Noodles with Shiitake Mushrooms ($14.95)

doubt and confusion can send you into orbit — or at least out the nearest exit. Don’t let it make you trek out of there. Just boldly go where no non-meat eater has gone before. At Seafood Village, the titles of the dishes on its extensive menu are in English, but the descriptions are all in Chinese characters. But whether or not you can read Chinese, the friendly, professional staff is more than happy to help you seek out a meal that meets your dietary preferences. Steve Matsuno, executive general manager of the enterprise located in Hyatt Regency Waikiki, knows that the stars shine on everyone, not just carnivores.

Lovin’ Larry’s


t can be comforting to think of a fresh warm pastry, muffin or doughnut to complement your coffee or tea in the morning. There was a time when those delicious breakfast treats were all made by the baker’s hands. The baker was up and at ’em by 3 a.m. to make sure

you and your family were greeted with your morning favorites. Iris Yafuso, vice president of Larry’s Bakery, and her family carry on the wholesome baking tradition in the name of their father, Larry. After Larry’s passing, the retail side of the bakery, which was located in Waimalu, closed, 1 but it wasn’t long before daughter Iris and brother Lance Yafuso took it upon themselves to start that side of the family business once again. “We were closed as far as retail for almost 14 years, but have been able to reconnect with all our old customers and friends

LARRY’S BAKERY WHERE 4369 Lawehana St., B2 Honolulu CALL 422.0059 HOURS Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-1 p.m.,, Saturday, 6 a.m.-noon

recently. They come in with their kids now, with stories about seeing the Larry’s box on the kitchen table in the morning when

“I don’t see why we would stop trying to please vegetarians,” he says. Yes, despite its name, Seafood Village does have meat- and fish-free dishes, and manager Johnson Ma assures Veg’n Out readers that they are happy to adjust a dish (but, of course, please be reasonable). Ma’s first recommendation doesn’t need any adjustment, though. Its name says it all. Crispy Vegetarian Spring Rolls ($4.95 for two) live up to their name. Even after sitting awhile, the rolls, filled with carrots, cabbage and cellophane noodles, are quite crispy outside and tender moist within, and they’re served with a sweet and sour sauce for dipping. There’s a Chinese belief that long noodles are the key to a

they were children,” says Iris. Through the window of Larry’s Bakery’s quaint walk-up storefront, dozens of breakfast options are displayed. Two in particular are Pineapple Bran Muffins and three different types of Manju (steamed cakes), priced at $1.20 apiece. “The muffin has a caramel addition, so it is healthy, but not too healthy,” says Iris with a laugh. Larry’s Manju is offered with lima bean, black bean and, in dedication to their family heritage, Okinawan sweet potato filling. They also have butterhorn Danishes, apple or coconut cinnamon sticks, biscuits, chocolate or powdered Long Johns as well as Pig-inRoll with Portuguese sausage. “My favorite is the butterhorn Danish. A


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long life. So, live long and prosper with Pan-fried Longevity Noodles with Shiitake Mushrooms ($14.95). It’s a dish traditionally served on birthdays, to celebrate the new year and on other special occasions. The long, flat noodles are complemented by crisp-tender mung bean sprouts and earthy shiitakes stir-fried in a very light shoyu sauce, which leaves the noodles pleasingly al dente. This is a dry-fried, not saucy dish, allowing the individual flavors to shine through. So don’t space out on the name. Just set a course for Seafood Village.



lot of our custards and fillings are all homestyle, baked from scratch, which you can’t find a lot of — mostly all of our dad’s recipes,” says Yafuso, who helps Larry’s wholesale many of its cakes, pies and pastries to Don Quijote stores. Along with its breakfast specialities, Larry’s also churns out delicious cakes, cupcakes, pies and cookies for any family occasion. Topping that list has to be White Chantilly.

1 Black Bean, Lima Bean and Sweet Potato Manju ($1.20 each) 2 Pineapple Bran Muffin ($1.20 each) 3 Bryce Yafuso with Pineapple Bran Muffin and Assorted Manju. Leah Friel photos

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Nagoya Ramen Mililani Shopping Center 95-221 Kipapa Drive, Suite c-15, Mililani 625.9999

1 Char Siu Ramen ($6.50) 2 Nagoya Ramen ($8.75) 3 Mochiko Chicken Curry Combo ($9.25)

with Christina O’Connor

Lawrence Tabudlo photos


Tasty, Quality

Ramen Keeps Customers Coming Back


ith all this cold, stormy weather we’ve been having, nothing sounds better than warming up with a hot bowl of ramen. After opening last month, Nagoya Ramen in Mililani is just in time 2 to provide some muchneeded warmth on these cold days. “Everybody says the food is good,” Nagoya Ramen secretary Sue Chen says. “We have so many regular customers right now. After they come eat, they keep coming back.” It’s easy to see what keeps customers returning. Nagoya Ramen offers a wide selection of udon, fried noodles, fried rice, curry and of course, ramen. Chen says that one of

the most popular dishes is the house special, Nagoya Ramen ($8.75). “It has everything,” Chen explains. “It has chicken katsu, char siu, egg, fishcake

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and seaweed.” Other ramen options include Char Siu Ramen ($6.50 regular; $4.25 mini), Wonton Ramen ($6.50) and Seafood Ramen ($7.75). Nagoya Ramen also offers combination meals, including Mochiko Chicken Ramen Combo ($8.95), which comes with gyoza and fried rice. While the restaurant’s ramen certainly is one of its main draws, it would be a mistake to overlook the rest of the menu. “So many people like the curry,” Chen says. “Everybody says the curry is very delicious.” Curry dishes include Beef Stew Curry Rice ($7.25 regular; $5.25

mini) and Chicken Katsu Curry Rice ($7.25 regular; $5.25 mini). Other offerings include Shrimp Tempura Udon ($7.95), Seafood Crispy Noodle ($7.95) and Shrimp Fried Rice ($6.75 regular; $4.75 mini). Right now, diners can take advantage of Nagoya Ramen’s Grand Opening Special. With a coupon found in Dining Out, customers can receive a four-piece order of gyoza with any regular entree or a two-piece order of shrimp tempura with any combo meal. And if you don’t have a coupon, stop in from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., when customers don’t need a coupon to get a four-piece order of gyoza with any regular entree. Contact Christina O’Connor at


Open daily, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.



ocated in Mililani Shopping Center, Nagoya Ramen offers a quiet, welcoming environment to enjoy tasty, quality ramen, udon, curry rice and more. Customers will feel right at home in the eatery’s comfortable dining room. And as restaurant secretary Sue Chen explains, many customers already seem to be making Nagoya Ramen their new second with Nagoya home. Owner Steven Lin Ramen. Chen attributes much of Nagoya Ramen’s success to the creativity that owner and head chef Steven Lin puts into his cuisine. One thing that sets the restaurant apart is its broth, which is Lin’s original creation. Lin explains that he has concocted a special Paitan-based sauce that he includes in the ramen broth. The Paitan sauce is the one that Nagoya uses in most of its ramen dishes, but diners also can opt to substitute the broth for other flavors, including miso, shoyu or shio. Lin has been cooking ramen for more than 10 years. He says that during that time he cultivated a knowledge of customer tastes and preferences. “We know what the customers like, and we wanted to open a (restaurant) for the customers that has food that is good and prices that are reasonable,” Lin says. If customers want to share Nagoya Ramen’s tasty cuisine with their family and friends, the restaurant also offers party platters available for takeout. Party Platters cost $19.99 per order, and Chen says that each can feed about eight to 10 people. Party platter dishes include an Appetizer Combination, Mochiko Chicken, Pork or Chicken Fried Noodle and Char Siu or Chicken Fried Rice.








captivating melodies

BACK Kevin Hong, Andrew Won, Sonia Chang FRONT Sophie and Maiko Hong


Nicole Kato photo

By Nicole Kato hai’s Island Bistro has received hearty applause for its innovative Pacific Rim cuisine, and celebrity owner and chef Chai Chaowasaree has built up a grand reputation for always utilizing the freshest of local ingredients as well. However, loyal patrons of this contemporary restaurant, conveniently located in Aloha Tower Marketplace, also know that Chai’s Island Bistro is home to some of Hawaii's best entertainers, including multiple Na Hoku Hanohano award-winner Danny Couch, who shares his musical talents and heavenly voice with diners every Saturday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Couch has been enchanting audiences since the age of 12, when he formed his first band and wrote his first song, From My Heart. Throughout the years this veteran performer has graced many stages, and his hit song, These Islands, captivated the world, as it was the theme song for the 1998 Miss Universe Pageant. Couch also has had the privilege of performing for stars such as Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Englebert Danny Couch Photo courtesy of Chai’s Island Bistro Humperdinck and more.




t Ichiriki’s opening in 2006, owners Issei Kazama and Riki Kobayashi had a mission: Make people happy and show humble appreciation. Now, six years later, locals and tourists alike have enjoyed the extensive menu, including Ichiriki’s nabe (Japanese ICHIRIKI hot pot), WEBSITE sukiyaki and shabu shabu, always leaving ALA MOANA with their taste 510 Piikoi St. buds satisfied and a great din589.2299 ing experience. Dining Out Lunch caught up with 11 am.-2 p.m. daily Andrew Won, Dinner Sonia Chang, 5-11 p.m. Sundayand Kevin, Thursday, Maiko and 5 p.m.-midnight,

Sophie Hong at Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant on Piikoi Street one night for dinner. The group loves the flavor of the food, as well as the healthy options. Maiko especially loves the menu choices because she can feed little Sophie veggies, tofu and udon — all healthy options.

Andrew Won: “The Kimchi Nabe ($20.95) is very tasty. It’s like a party in my mouth.” Sonia Chang: “I like the ‘Pirikara’ Spicy Nabe ($11.95) because the flavor is refreshing with a spicy kick, and it’s healthy. And I also like the Ume Cucumber Salad, which they’re bringing back to the menu.” Kevin Hong: “Kimchi Nabe. I like spicy food and there’s a good kick to it.” Maiko Hong: “Miso Chanko Nabe ($21.95) because it reminds me of the nabe my mom used to make when I lived in Japan.”

Friday and Saturday AIEA 98-150 Kaonohi St. , #C-216 484.2222 Lunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. daily Dinner 4-11 p.m. MondayThursday, 4 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday, 4-10 p.m. Sunday

5 – Course Dinner $40 Available on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday Only ––––––––––––––––Beginning–––––––––––––– Roasted Butternut Squash and Lobster Bisque Shooter with a glass of Mionetto Prosecco Gold Label

–––––––––––––––Appetizers–––––––––––––– Fresh Ahi Katsu with Tomato Mango Salsa Wasabi Curry Sauce

––––––––––––––––Salad––––––––––––––––– Kataifi and Mac Nut Crusted Black Tiger Prawn Salad with a glass of Esser Chardonnay

Buy one dinner entree, receive 2nd entree

50% OFF

valid Sun, Mon & Tues Expires 3/20/12.

––––––––––––––––Entrée–––––––––––––– Chef Chai’s Signature Thai Style Oxtail Soup and Steamed Rice OR Grilled Fresh Local Fish with Curry Sauce and Wakana Soba with a glass of Au Bon Climat Pinor Noir $40 per person

––––––––––––Dessert––––––––––– for Dinner Heart Shape White Chocolate Amore Truffle $15 per person

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WHERE TO DINE Tropics Bar & Grill


Symbol Key Breakfast

Larry’s Bakery

2005 Kalia Road Hilton Hawaiian Village (Ali‘i Tower) 949-4321

4369 Lawehana St. (across Target in Salt Lake) 422-0059

Atlantis Seafood & Steak 2284 Kalakaua Avenue 922-6868




Napoleon’s Bakery

Fendu Boulangerie

Eggs n’ Things

After Midnight

343 Saratoga Road 923-EGGS (3447)

Alcohol served


Waikiki Beach Eggspress


2464 Kalakaua Ave (Ashton Waikiki Circle) 926-EGGS (3447)


Located inside of Zippy’s

2752 Woodlawn Dr. Manoa Marketplace 988-4310 711 Queen St. 597-8880 1111 Bishop St. #4 536-8363 Ala Moana Center 946-6388 Royal Hawaiian Center 791-2969

La Palme D’or Ala Moana Center - Mall Level Mountain Side, next to Shirokiya 941-6161

March Specials Your choice: • Crispy Gau Gee 10 pcs • Chinese Chicken Salad • Oyster Sauce Chicken with Cake Noodle

Available for lunch & dinner at Kahala location only

14 LOCATIONS: Aina Haina 373-4033 Kapahulu 735-7700 Waiau 485-0227 Kaneohe 247-9595 Ala Moana 942-9102 Waikele 678-3180

Stadium Marketplace 488-9202 Ewa Town Center 683-1003 Ward Center 591-5600 Kapolei 674-4227

4230 Waialae Ave. 737-7188 • 737-7288 Open daily 10am-9pm


Kukui Grove 808-632-2450 Maui Mall 808-873-7776 Lahaina 808-661-0333 Kona 808-327-6776

Pad Ki Mao

Celebrate Your Birthday



Shumai 43.90 pcs. of



Serving Lunch & Dinner • Take-out Available


Dinner Menu





NOW OPEN at 900 N. Nimitz Hwy 536-8570 1627 Nuuanu Ave 585-8839 2955 E. Manoa Rd 988-0212 Mon-Sat 10:30am-9pm; Sun 12n-8pm

Call For Take Out

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Mon-Fri: 6:00 - 10:00 pm Sat, Sun: 5:30 - 10:00 pm • Wine Spectator Award-Winning Wine List • Live Entertainment • Valet Parking

2 Choice Teishoku Combo

17.75 - $22.75


Served with rice, miso soup, two side dishes, and pickles.

Choose from • Fried Oyster • Ebi Fry • Ahi Sashimi • Broiled Salmon Chicken Katsu • Miso Butterfish • Karaage • Pork Ginger Sizzling Hamburger Steak • Tempura • Tonkatsu and many more! Bentos and assorted musubi available daily as well as ala carte specials OPEN DAILY 11am-9pm Lunch 11 am - 4 pm Dinner 5 pm - 9 pm

Proper Attire Required Reservations Recommended

2440 Kuhio Ave.

922 5555

Japanese Home Style Restaurant “Hinone Mizunone” Please enjoy the KAMADAKIGOHAN cooked completely by “Ogama”.

1345 S. King Street Corner of S. King St. & Sheridan St. Close to Ala Moana Shpg Cntr & Wal Mart



It’s not shave ice. It’s not ice cream. It’s not yogurt. It’s snow! • Ample Parking Available in Basement off Pumehana St. • 1960 Kapiolani Blvd., #115, Hon., HI 96826 • PH: 946-7669 1 6 | D I N I N G O U T | M A R C H 1 1 - 1 7, 2 0 1 2




Camellia Buffet

Anytime Cafe

Aina Haina Chop Suey

930 McCully St. 951-0511/0611

Market City Shopping Center 2919 Kapiolani Blvd 735-3888

Aina Haina Shopping Center 820 W. Hind Dr. 373-1303 or 373-4632

Kissaten Westridge Mall 486-5100

923 Keeaumoku St. 955-3388


4230 Waialae Ave., Kahala 737-7188 1221 S. King St. 597-8088

94-1068 Ka Uka Blvd. 677-7744

2380 Kuhio Ave. 923-2260

Happy Day Chinese Restaurant 3553 Waialae Ave. 738-8666

Golden Duck

A Catered Experience


111 N. King St. 521-8268

Canton Seafood Restaurant

88 Piikoi St. 593-1200

Makino Chaya

Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant

An oceanfront view to savor with steaks and seafood grilled to order.

Hee Hing Restaurant 449 Kapahulu Ave. 735-5544

Make Someone’s Day Special

You can’t lower the gas prices, but you can lower your gas consumption! Don’t sit in traffic after work! Join us for Happy Hour and miss all of the traffic and frustration!

Order one to two weeks in advance.

Happy Hour Nightly 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. $3.00 Pint of Aloha Beer

Ala Moana Center • Mall Level

50% OFF PUPUS (Available on the bar area ONLY)

(Mountain side, next to Shirokiya) 941- 6161

“B.O.S.S.” Buffets on Saturday and Sunday Brunch on Saturday and Sunday From 9:00 a.m. Chuckwagon Dinner Buffet on Saturday From 5:00 p.m.

Banquet Rooms available for private parties

March Special

Graduations, Business meetings, Birthdays, Bridal or Wedding Showers, Retirements

Please don't wait to book your event…

Call 545-7979 Ask about joining our BLC Breakfast Club

Summer Rolls $3.79 Offer valid on dine-in orders only. Must present coupon. Cannot be combined with other offers or coupons. Exp 3/31/12

Military w/ID receive 10% OFF

Get a discount and earn an free breakfast!


(808) 949-4321 extension 43 Evening and aloha attire. Dress shorts acceptable. No t-shirts, casual, swim shorts, tank tops or slippers. Information subject to change without notice.

580 Nimitz Hwy. 545-7979 Like us on Facebook for Special Deals & Offers


(Next to Makino Chaya) 98-150 Kaonohi St., Aiea Mon-Sat 10am-10pm • Sun 10am-8pm

Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa • Street Level • 2420 Kalakaua Ave., Ewa Tower • 971-1818 • Ask About Our Kama‘Aina Special Discount * $3 Self Park Validation


5:00 – 9:00 pm Tuesday – Saturday Rainbow Tower Hilton Hawaiian Village® Validated Valet and Self-Parking Available

$ • Chicken Salad per person w/Oriental Dressing • 4 TYPES OF DIM SUM (BBQ Pork, Chive Dumpling, Pork Hash, Seafood Dumpling) • Beef & Broccoli • Kalua Short Ribs • Stir-Fried Assorted Vegetables • Minute Chicken Fried Noodle • DESSERT: Almond Float MINIMUM OF



$ • Seafood Salad • 6 TYPES OF DIM SUM per person (Seafood Dumpling, Seafood Siu Mai, Lotus Wrap Mochi Rice w/Chicken, Crispy Shrimp Dumpling, Spinach Dumpling, BBQ Pork Manapua) • Roasted Peking Duck • Salt & Pepper Calamari • Seafood Fried Noodle • DESSERT: Mango Pudding PRIVATE ROOM DEPENDS ON AVAILABILITY. MENU PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE TAX


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WHERE TO DINE Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant


Mandalay (The)

at McCully 1110 McCully St.

1055 Alakea St. 525-8585

Ala Moana Center 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. 4th Floor - Ho’okipa Terrace 947-8818

Seafood Village Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa

On On at McCully

Street Level, 2424 Kalakaua Ave, #102 971-1818



Panda Cuisine Maple Garden / Yen King Little Villlage Noodle House 1113 Smith St. 545-3008

Big City Diner

Royal Palace Restaurant

Kailua 263-8880 Kaimuki 738-8855 Pearlridge East 487-8188 Waipio 678-8868 Ward Center 591-8891

909 Isenberg St. 941-6641

Lung Fung Chinese Restaurant

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant

5724 Kalanianaole Hwy. 377-5566

Liliha Square 524-1628


Stadium Mall 4510 Salt Lake Blvd. #C1 487-6662 or 486-7410

Ert’s Grill 99-082 Kauhale St., Aiea 488-8898



Dilis (Anchovy) Fried Rice

The Plaza Café | ALL YOU CAN EAT Crab Legs! |

641 Keeaumoku St. 947-1688

Special Price for Table of 10

801 Dillingham Blvd. (next to Costco Iwilei) Honolulu Hawaii 96817

Every Friday & Saturday 5pm–9pm $26.31 with coupon. 15% off all other menu items. Not valid on alcohol purchases or with other discounts/promotions. Exp: 3/31/12

The PlazaHotel 3253 N. Nimitz Hwy | 836-3636 Breakfast Daily 6:30 –10 am | Dinner Fri-Mon 5 –9pm

about Inquire er Day Our East u Men

Waipahu Shopping Plaza 94-300 Farrington Hwy., Suite F-1 Waipahu, Hawaii 96797

1055 Alakea St.

Cuisine of the Philippines

951-MAXS (6297)

6:30AM-1:00PM Eggs Benedict, Homemade Corned Beef Hash and Kalua Hash, Loco Moco, Belgium Waffles, Oxtail Ramen Soup.

Back by popular demand for $1.00 with purchase of an entree. 1 per person-no sharing, max (3) pancakes at a time & dine-in only.

A new twist on an old favorite New Hours of Operation: Breakfast Service: Daily 6:30am-1:00pm Lunch Service: Monday-Friday 11:00am-2:00pm Brunch Buffet: Saturday and Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm Dinner Buffet: Wednesday-Sunday 5:00pm-9:30pm

*For information/reservations call Pagoda Restaurant at 948-8356 or go to our website at:

March Specials Blueberry Cloud Cake & Blueberry Yeast Donut

BOTTLES Budweiser & Bud Light $ 1.50 $ 2.00 Heineken & Others $

WINE Ck Mondavi, Fetzer, Kendall Jackson, and more...

3/glass $13 to $33 bottle

3106 Monsarrat Ave. • Honolulu, HI 96815 • Ph: (808) 737-0080 • Fax (808) 735-0800

1 FREE Shrimp Tempura With your order when you bring in this coupon, 1 per person

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Japanese Cuisine

Serving Oahu’s Ohanas For More Than 14 Yrs. 11:30 am-2:30 pm; 5 pm-9:30 pm (Closed Tuesdays)

MANOA MARKETPLACE (Tons of FREE Parking)988-1551 1 8 | D I N I N G O U T | M A R C H 1 1 - 1 7, 2 0 1 2

Mon - Sun 10:30am to 9:00pm Excluding all coupons and other discounts. Dine-in only.

Free Parking Mon- Fri after 5pm & All Day Sat & Sun

A Contemporary New Combination Fresh Juice Martini




Chinese Chicken Salad Diced Winter Melon with Seafood Soup Crispy Chicken with Ginger Scallion Honey Walnut Shrimp Sautéed Beef with Chinese Greens Steamed Fish Fillets with Ginger Scallion House Special Seafood Noodles Steamed Rice • Dessert


Thai Style Green Curry

ALA MOANA CENTER Mall Level, Mauka Next To Victoria’s Secret


WHERE TO DINE Henry Loui’s

JJ Bistro & French Pastry

2850 Paa St. 833-3728

3447 Waialae Ave.

Kit N Kitchen

Plaza Cafe

1010 University Avenue 942-7622

(inside Best Western - The Plaza) 3253 N. Nimitz Hwy 836-3636



Le Cacao Bistro

Waikiki - 1850 Ala Moana Blvd 949-4467

Kenny’s Restaurant

Waikiki - Kuhio & Lewers 921-2400

1620 N. School St. 841-0931

Rainbow Drive Inn

3441 Waialae Ave.

3308 Kanaina Ave. 737-0177



Pearl City - Times Sq. SC 486-4467

Restaurant Epic

1525 Rycroft St. 948-8356

Kaneohe - Windward Mall 235-4467 Hilo - Prince Kuhio Plaza 959-2600

1131 Nuuanu Ave. 587-7877

Kenny’s Express Hawaiian BBQ

Panya Bistro • Bakery • Bar

2nd Floor, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center 922-9333

Ala Moana Center, Mauka - Mall Level 946-6388

Voted Best Thai in Hawaii 15% OFF Take Out

Sam Choy’s BLC 580 N. Nimitz Hwy. 545-7979



Coupon required. Not combinable with other offers. Expires 3/16/12

Kalbi Seaweed Soup

Kalbi Kim Chee Chi-ke

Beef Stone Bi Bim Bap

THAI CUISINE SERVING HAWAII SINCE 1977... Dinner 5:00pm - Closing

2028 Kuhio Avenue Walking distance from all Waikiki Hotels

tel. 951-9355

4369 Lawehana St. (across Target in Salt Lake) | OPEN Mon - Fri 6AM - 1PM Sat 6AM - 12PM or find us on

Dinner Hours 5:30PM-8:30PM

Weekends & Holidays ............................$11.95 Monday-Friday ............................................$10.95

Crisp, Fresh and Amazing. Enjoy our…

Lunch Hours 11:00AM-2:00PM

Apple Fresco Salad



Buffet ..........................................$

Restaurant Hours: 10 AM - 9 PM • Closed Sunday, 3/11/12


4510 Salt Lake Boulevard 96818 Stadium Mall, next to Ice Palace LOTS OF PARKING


Since 1989

Plate Lunch Special Includes: Shoyu Chicken 2 Scoops Rice Mac Salad

only $5.00

with this ad 1351 Nuuanu Ave • m-f 5a-1p / sat 5:30a-2p / sun 7a-1p

…just like home!


Limit one coupon per person/2 plates per coupon. No substitution. Exp. 3/31/12 •

For a limited time only.

Call for Reservations 487-6662 or 486-7410



626 SHERIDAN ST. (behind Walmart)

WARD CENTRE (Auahi Streetfront) 1200 Ala Moana 596-0066 KAILUA (Next to Boots & Kimo’s) 151 Hekili St. 230-8400



Monday - Thursday 5-6pm. Up to 4 people. Cannot be used with other offers.

• LUNCH $16.95 10:30AM - 2:30PM • DINNER $24.95 2:30PM-10PM

8,000 square foot restaurant, seven private rooms Accommodates 350 people State-of-the-art audio-visual systems Perfect for parties of all occasions




AIEA • 484-2222 98-150 Kaonohi St.

HONOLULU • 589-2299 510 Piikoi St.

930 McCully St. • 951-0511/951-0611


Daily: 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Ala Moana, 4th Flr. Up the Ramp From The Mai Tai Bar 808-947-8818 •

New Home of the “Perry & Price Show”

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WHERE TO DINE Shiro’s Saimin Haven

Stage Restaurant


Waimalu - 98-020 Kam Hwy. 488-8824

Aloha Tower Market Pl. 585-0011

Waipahu - 94-256 Waipahu Depot St. 676-2088

Top of Waikiki Waikiki Business Plaza 2270 Kalakaua Ave. 923-3877


Ewa Beach Shp. Ctr. - 91-919 Fort Weaver Rd. 689-0999

Max’s Of Manila

Hy’s Steak House

94-300 Farrington Hwy

Wailana Coffee House

2440 Kuhio Ave. 922-5555

801 Dillingham Blvd. 951-6297

1860 Ala Moana Blvd. 955-1764


Waikiki - 1831 Ala Moana Blvd 941-3444


March Afternoon



TEL. 678-2878


TEL. 676-0843

Cannot be combined with any other promotions. Cannot be used for private parties. No Holidays. Must present coupon. Expires April 30, 2012.

Complete Dinners Served 11AM Til Midnight

Corned Beef & Cabbage, Killarney


Roast Chicken O’Shannon


Filet of Salmon Florentine



1250 13




Must present coupon. Not valid w/other specials/discounts. Limit one coupon per person. Exp. 3/31/12

“All you can eat� Salad bar, Corn on the Cob, Chocolate Mint Cake and more!

4 pc. gyoza w/any regular entree OR 2 pc. shrimp tempura w/any combo meal


St. Patty’s Day $ 25 Breakfast Special Corned beef hash with two large eggs, hash brown potatoes, toast and coffee.


Mililani Shopping Center • Open Daily 10am-9pm


Spring Seafood Festival Special Seafood Menu*

Seafood Potsitckers Watercress Soup with Tofu and Fresh Fish Ginger Scallion Maine Lobster on Lo Mein Noodles • Roasted Garlic Chicken or Pepper Salt Shrimp • Steamed Flounder Fillet with Black Bean Sauce • Sauteed Ong Choy with Chili Chinese Miso Mongolian Pork Chop or Szechuan Eggplant $199 for table of ten ($89 table of Four)

Seafood Specials*

Maine Lobster (16oz) $14.95 Dungeness Crab (28 to 30oz) $22.95 Steamed Fresh Tai Snapper $21.95 Pepper Salt Snow Crab (2lbs) $22.95 *Expires March 19, 2012

LET US COOK FOR YOU $49 for Four (Reg. $69)**

Mandarin Potstickers Chinese Chicken Salad Mongolian Pork Chop Chicken Oyster Sauce Beef Broccoli Hee Hing Noodles **Expires 3/19/12. coupon required.

For reservations, call 955-1764 Open 24 Hours 1860 Ala Moana Blvd. Validated Parking



Full Service Catering & Event Planning

• 2pc Shrimp & 2pc Vegetable Tempura • Chicken Katsu • Chicken Karaage • Chicken, Beef or Pork Teriyaki • Salmon or Ahi Shio, Teriyaki, Plain Butterfish • Sashimi or Unagi $ (add $2 more to meal price)


2pc. Shrimp Tempura 2pc. Vegetable Tempura & Miso Butterfish



Includes: Scoop Rice, Miso Soup,Tea,Tofu, Gyoza, Green Salad or Tsukemono OPEN TUE-SUN LUNCH

11AM-2PM, DINNER 5-8:30PM • Closed Monday Lunch & Dinner

100 N. Beretania Street #113 (Parking inside Chinese Cultural Plaza)


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4-Course Meal

Book your party of 10 or more people and get


10plus % OFF your



3441 Waialae Ave.


OF APPETIZER Lao Rock & Roll • Baked Lobster Avocado • Escargot • Crab Rangoon

choice of dessert



626-5368 Le Cacao


Fisherman Pie • Baked Cornish Hen • Baked Salmon Asian Classic • Cheese Ravioli w/Lobster (*$5 for Lamb Wellington)


Bistro & French Pastry



3447 Waialae Avenue |

per person expires 3/31/12



with any party of 6 or more people AND purchase of 4-course meal

Now Serving


Daily 10:30am-2pm


CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY available today thru March 20, 2011 Corned Beef-n-Cabbage served with carrots and your choice of potatoes or rice



Try Our Newest

Now le! Availab

Southern Style BBQ Our special smoky bourbon barbecue sauce smothered over BBQ Hamburgers Chicken & Ribs (Half or Full Rib Rack)

Come & Eat Shrimp/Vegetable Tempura during Lent Choice of Two:

March Special

TEA SPECIAL Saturday, March 17th


Ala Moana - Makai Market 949-2120

Restaurant Row 599-3860 Waikiki Beach Walk 440-7910

Hilton Hawaiian Village (Rainbow Tower) 2005 Kalia Road 949-4321

Kaimuki - 3040 Waialae Ave. 734-0404

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Bali Steak & Seafood

(inside Ohana Honolulu Hotel) 3401 N. Nimitz Hwy 833-3844

GREEK The Fat Greek


TEL. 845-4554

1250 Kapiolani Blvd. 237-5429

Chai’s Island Bistro

Call the one nearest you

With our delicious homemade sides:




Kam Shopping Center • Open 6am Daily • 841-0931 Kenny’s Hawn BBQ at Royal Hawaiian Center • 922-3333


Hifumi Japanese Restaurant

Z Pizza Ward Centre Auahi St. Shops 596-0066 Kailua 151 Hekili St. 230-8400

Happy Valley Pasta & Pizza 3106 Monsarrat Ave. 737-0080

Il Lupino

Genki Sushi Stadium Market Place 488-9202 Aina Haina 373-4033 Ala Moana 942-9102 Ewa Town Center 683-1003 Kaneohe 247-9595 Kapahulu 735-7700 Kapolei Commons 674-4227 Waikele Center 678-3180 Waiau 485-0227 Ward Center 591-5600 Kukui Grove 808-632-2450 Maui Mall 808-873-7776 Lahaina 808-661-0333 Kona 808-327-6776


Royal Hawaiian Center 922-3400

Curry King Ward Warehouse 1050 Ala Moana Blvd. #1400 591-8855

Romanos Macaroni Grill Ala Moana Center Hookipa Terrace 356-8300

Chinese Cultural Plaza 536-3035

Chinese Cultural Plaza 100 N Beretania St. 538-1151

Hinone Mizunone 1345 South King St. 942-4848

Ichiriki Aiea 98-150 Kaonohi St. 484-2222 Honolulu 510 Piikoi St. 589-2299

Kobe Japanese Steak House 1841 Ala Moana Blvd. 941-4444

$1 OFF Any Bread purchases over $4 Must present coupon • exp. 3/15/12


Rustic Kalamata Olive Bread Sundried Tomato Cheesebread Foccacia Derecco Walnut Raisin Hamakua Farms Mushroom Bread Buckwheat Fig

salumeria tray

Happy Hour Daily 3:00~6:30 p.m. $4 Beer • $5 Wine • $7 Cocktails $5 Pupus • Pizza • Salumeria (deli)

“All Natural no added chemicals”


1240 South King Street | 591-1181 | Mon–Sat 11am–2:30pm & 5pm–10pm • Sun 4:30pm –9:30pm

988-4310 2752 Woodlawn Dr. • Manoa Marketplace

Royal Hawaiian Center, at the Royal Grove • Validated Parking • 808.922.3400

Tues-Sat 7:30am-7pm; Sunday 7:30am-3pm

Try Our Marinated Fried Chicken! “Marinated in a Light Teri Sauce then Deep Fried. Very Tasty!” Sun-Thu 8am-10pm • Fri-Sat til 11pm Okazuya open daily from 8am


2746 Kaimuki Ave


50% OFF

Good for any item of equal or lesser value. Original Coupon required. Not valid on retail items or bottled beverages. One discounted item per coupon. Not combinable with any other offer. No cash value.

Exp. 3/31/12.

March 5th - 31st

BUY ONE ITEM & GET THE NEXT ONE 88 Piikoi St., Honolulu 593-1200 •

Enter To Win A

SWEET & SOUR CHICKEN PLATE Available during Specials Hours from 10:30am, while supplies last.

Available March 1st - April 30th ONLY




25¢ from each Kokua Pac sold will be donated to the American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter.

Restaurant price: Sweet & Sour Chicken $8.35, Kokua Pac $9.30. Offer valid March 5th - 31st for Sweet & Sour Chicken, March 1st - April 30th for Kokua Pac. Prices slightly higher at Kahului. Offer not valid with any other promotional offers/discount cards. Other restrictions may apply, see stores for details. D I N I N G O U T | M A R C H 1 1 - 1 7, 2 0 1 2 | 2 1


Sushi Company

Sakura Terrace Japanese Cafe

Kahala Mall 738-KOZO Keeaumoku 946-KOZO Moiliili 951-KOZO Pearlridge 483-6805 Pearl City 455-6805

1240 South King Street 591-1181

2746 Kaimuki Avenue 732-1656

Makino Chaya

Sumo Ramen

98-150 Kaonohi St. 486-5100

Kaneohe 234-6868 Kapolei 693-8808 Market City 737-1868 Kamehameha Shp Cntr 848-8186 Pearl Highlands Cntr 456-8082 99 Ranch Mapunapuna 833-3139

Restaurant Suntory Royal Hawaiian Shpg Cntr 3rd Flr. 922-5511

Tanaka of Tokyo

Choi’s Garden

East, in King’s Village 922-4233 Central, in Waikiki Shopping Plaza 922-4702 West, in Ala Moana Cntr-Hookipa Terrace 945-3443

1303 Rycroft St., Honolulu. HI 596-7555

Try our healthy & fresh Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter Rolls

Chinese Cultural Plaza (near Royal Kitchen) Open Daily 9:30am-5:30pm

*Cannot combine with other discounts or specials. Limit 2 per coupon. (Corner of Liliha & Vineyard Blvd.) Exp. 3/22/12.

Kahala Mall 738-5696 (KOZO)

Moiliili 951-5696 (KOZO)

Keeaumoku by Wal-Mart 946-5696

45 pcs. Nigiri 12 pcs. Inari 3 pcs. Makisushi 12 pcs. Hosomaki 18 pcs.

5% OFF

Credit Card Sale Only (With Coupon) (With Coupon)

Hong Kong Dim Sum & Regular Menu Items Excludes Set Menus; Roast Pork, Roast Duck, Char Siu & other specials. 5%, 10% and lobster special not to be combined with any other offer/discounts/specials. Expires 3/31/12. Must present coupon.

Lobster $999 with purchase of Full Price Entree Valid 5-10:30pm

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant Liliha Square by Times Supermarket


Celebrating 10 Years! Lobster $999 with purchase of Full Price Entree Valid 5-10:30pm


Braised Veal Shank in Tomato Sauce paired with Boneless Chicken Sauteed with Anchovy, Garlic & Olive Oil


Chinese New Year

(Monk’s Food) Available All-Day

Special Menu for10



111 N. King St. near Maunakea 7am -10pm


Free Parking in the Rear DINNER HOURS ONLY No credit cards accepted for special menu

Dim Sum

Served 7am Daily

1841 Ala Moana Blvd.

$ 98

Between Ilikai & Hilton Hawaiian Village


Take-out Orders Welcomed

Dinner served from 5:30 nightly. Valet parking available. Not valid with any other offer.

Panda Cuisine

To envy can be a start to disaster For it brings on hate, jealousy and anger To me there is only one answer Kick it on the rear, disappear now and forever.

947-1688 Hong Kong Style Dishes


side order of Fried Rice or Dessert with purchase of entree

Mango Pudding or Almond Float Available.

• • • • •

Shiro “Be happy for anyone who has succeeded” Matsuo

Live Lobster Specially prepared with E-mein noodles

Dim Sum & Reg. Menu Dine In Special!

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Dear Hearts,

10% OFF(Charge) • 15% OFF(Cash) Excludes Set Menu; Roast Pork, Roast Duck, Char Siu & other specials. 5%, 10% and lobster special are not to be combined with any other offer/discounts/specials. Expires 3/31/12. Must present coupon.

NIGHTLY 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Teriyaki Chicken . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15.95 Daily Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$23.95 Sukiyaki Steak . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20.95 Teriyaki Steak & Chicken Combo . .$21.95 Kama‘aina & Military Discount Available (with proper ID)

Ham and Scallop Soup • Chinese Chicken Salad • Peking Duck w/ Buns • Steamed Sea Bass w/ Ginger & Onions • Walnut Shrimp • Capitol Pork Chops • Boneless Chicken Cake Noodle • Rice • Jai • Chef’s Dessert of the Day

Dim Sum Take Out Special! 8am-11:30am

5% OFF(Charge) •10% OFF(Cash)

w w w. p a e s a n o h a w a i i . c o m

Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm • Fri-Sat 11am-10pm • Ward Warehouse • 591-8855

Saimin Havenly Yours,

Happy Day Chinese Restaurant 3553 Waialae Avenue

50% OFF


Pearl City by Wal-Mart 455-6805

2752 Woodlawn Drive

98-1277 Kaahumanu St. (across from Safeway)

Valid w/ coupon at new location only. Expires 3/31/12

Pearlridge 483-6805

One coupon per order. Cannot be combined with other offers. Expires 3/31/12

MANOA 988-5923

WAIMALU 485-8883

100 N. Beretania St • 538-1151

Buy one entree, Get the 2nd

Cash Sale Only

626 Sheridan St. 596-0799

Celebrate our 2nd location!

per order (2pcs) Seniors (60+) receive an extra 10% OFF w/coupon!

10% OFF

Yakiniku Million

Ala Moana Hotel, Ground Floor 943-1155

Home of the “Milky-White” Paitan Ramen!

1408 Liliha St.

Choon Chun Chicken 1649 Kalakaua Ave. 447-4492

Yuzu Japanese Cuisine & Bar

Four Seasons Rolls


94-216 Farrington Hwy #B1-4 678-8058

2700 S. King St. 947-2836

Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen

Mililani Shopping Center 95-221 Kipapa Dr. #C-15 625-9999


808 Yong’s BBQ

Sushi King

Nagoya Ramen

$ 99


1111 McCully Street 947-5411




98-020 Kam Hwy.

94-256 Waipahu Depot St.

91-919 Fort Weaver Rd.




w w w. s h i ro s s a i m i n . c o m




w/purchase of entrée. Dine-in only. Not valid with other specials or promotions. Must present coupon. EXPIRES 3/15/12




El Charro Mexicano Aiea Restaurant 99-115 Aiea Heights Drive 488-9727

Keo’s Thai Cuisine


2028 Kuhio Ave. 951-9355

3660 on the Rise

Bangkok Chef

3660 Waialae Ave. 737-1177

1627 Nuuanu Ave. • 585-8839 2955 E. Manoa Rd. • 988-0212 900 N. Nimitz Hwy. • 536-8570

The Ocean House Restaurant


2169 Kalia Rd., Outrigger Reef Hotel 923-2277

Fukuya Delicatessen & Catering


2710 S. King St. 946-2073

Hanaki Restaurant Manoa Marketplace 2756 Woodlawn Drive 988-1551

Nuuanu Okazuya 1351 Nuuanu Ave. 533-6169

And we know you’ll also love...


Serving You For

Sapporo & Kirin (large) $5.75 after 10:30pm

3308 Kanaina Avenue

Saigon Cuisine 1408 Liliha St. 521-6888

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL $15.95 Complete Dinner & after 10:30 p.m.

Kapahulu 737-0177

98-150 Kaonohi St. 488-4900

City Square 1286 Kalani St. #104 845-4554 Waipio Shopping Center 94-1040 Waipio Uka St.#15 678-2878 Kunia Shopping Center 94-673 Kupuohi St. #B105 676-0843

$11.45 Complete Lunch

Mahalo Hawaii

Pho My Lien

Thai Village

New Hours 5:30 - 6:45pm

50 Years


10% OFF Entire Menu Buffet

For up to 20 people

Lunch $11.95

Buttermilk Popcorn Shrimp & Fries

A half-pound of golden fried popcorn shrimp served with seasoned fries, garlic bread and cocktail sauce. Then we’ll bring you more shrimp until you’ve had your fill. Fridays Only $


Purchase any entrée after 6:30pm and receive a FREE Teri Chicken Mini Bento


Dinner $15.95 Kids $9.00 (Ages 5–12)

Must present coupon for discount. Not to be combined with any other specials or promotions.

While Supplies Last

Reservations Recommended

Smoked Meat & Onions

Sun. & Mon. 10:30am-3pm • Tues.-Sat. 10:30am-9pm Exp. 3/18/12

©2012 IHOP IP, LLC

*Excluding breakfast. Must present coupon.

Kauhale • Aiea 488-8898 99-082 Next to Trina’s Beauty

Kids $7.50 (Ages 5–12)

Valid at Participating Locations Windward Mall 235-4467 Pearl City 486-4467 • Hilo 959-2600 Waikiki (Ala Moana Blvd) 949-4467 Waikiki on Kuhio Locations: 921-2400 Valid at Participating Waikiki ( Moana), Hilo, Pearl City, and Windward Mall

*Free parking available at First Hawaiian Bank


Open 7 Days • 2700 So. King St.

Ocean front dining

Maple Garden /Yen King

909 Isenberg Street • 941-6641

Valet parking available

98-150 Kaonohi St. • Tel: 486-5100

*Menu and prices subject to change.


20% OFF

1 Coupon per group. Must have valid ID. Not combinable with other discounts. Discounts off regular adult price. No online or photo-copied coupons. Must purchase beverage. Expires 3/16/12



20% OFF

Must have minimum party of 4. One Birthday coupon per party of 4. Coupon valid on actual birthday, ID required. Not combinable with other discounts. Discounts off regular adult price. No online or photo-copied coupons. Must purchase beverage. Expires 3/16/12

COMPLIMENTARY UNCLE MOKI’S LAVA FLOW DESSERT WITH THE PURCHASE OF 2 DINNER ENTREES Must present coupon. Not valid with any other discounts or specials. Exp 3/25/12.

OUTRIGGER REEF HOTEL • 2169 KALIA RD. • 923–2277 D I N I N G O U T | M A R C H 1 1 - 1 7, 2 0 1 2 | 2 3


Story by Kelli Shiroma • Photos by Nathalie Walker


t Panda Cuisine, it’s all about seafood. Ever since new owner John Liang took over Panda Cuisine this past year, the restaurant has been emphasizing its plethora of seafood entrées.

The eatery, which first opened in 1992, offers customers a variety of items on its menu, including barbecue specialties, Cantonese-style dishes, and poultry and meat dishes. However, according to manager Daniel Kung, many customers come to the restaurant because of the fresh seafood. “We try to serve the best seafood (in Hawaii),” he says of the eatery, located on Keeaumoku Street across from Walmart and Sam’s Club. “The most popular (dishes) is seafood … we have fresh lobster, crab, king crab and fresh, live abalone (shellfish).” Live seafood entrees featured at Panda Cuisine include Steamed Fresh Shrimp (seasonal price), Steamed Fresh Fish (seasonal price), Baked Lobster with Cheese and Butter (seasonal price) and Crab with Ginger and Scallions (seasonal price). Currently, Panda Cuisine is offering a Live Lobster special ($9.99), which is specially prepared with e-mein noodles. The special is available

Panda Cuisine manager Daniel Kung

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for dine-in orders only, with the purchase of another entrée (customers must present the coupon found on Page 22, which expires March 15). “It’s a small lobster (featured in the special), and we put noodles under it,” Kung says. Besides the current Live Lobster special, Panda Cuisine features lunch specials daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., which contribute to large lunch crowds. “(The eatery’s) most crowded time right now is lunchtime,” Kung says. “The lunch special is $7.99 for one entrée and it comes with soup and rice. There’s about 70 items to choose from.” The most popular item on the lunch special menu is Deep Fried Whole Fish. Customers can opt for a wide-ranging selection of entrées, including Kung Pao Beef, Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce, Mushroom with Ginger and Green Onions, and House Special Pork Rib. On the eatery’s regular menu, favorites vary among locals and Chinese who frequent Panda Cuisine, Kung states. For example, a favorite among Chinese customers is Fish Head Casserole Clay Pot in Zhongshan Style, or Homemade Style ($16.80). This dish — along with others such as House Special Royal Chicken ($14.80 half, $28 whole) and Diced Steak in Fukinnawa Sauce ($16.80) — is considered one of the best 10 dishes of the kitchen. For locals, though — who might not want to try unfamiliar Hong Kongstyle cuisine — a multitude of options are

available. “For locals, we recommend our Peking Live Lobster special $9.99 Duck ($38 for whole duck with skin, buns and duck meat; $45 for whole duck, skin, buns, lettuce wraps and minced duck meat),” says Kung. “If they (customers) want half (a duck), we can do half. The most popular (dish) among locals is Prawns with Honey Glazed Walnuts ($16.80). A lot of local people also like Sauteed Scallops with Macadamia Nuts ($16.80) and Salt and Pepper Prawns with Honey Glazed Walnuts ($16.80) Asparagus Prawns ($15).” Stir-Fry Other dishes available for locals Diced Rib who want more “traditional” dishes Eye Steak include Stir-Fry Sliced Rib Eye Steak with with Mushrooms ($16.80), Stir-Fry Pepper Sauce Chicken with Mushrooms ($13.80), ($16 .80) Stuffed Chinese Eggplants ($13), Stir-Fry Diced Rib Eye Steak with Pepper Sauce ($16.80) and Sweet & Sour Pork ($12.80). Although the eatery tends to attract more Chinese customers than locals, Kung states that Panda Cuisine is featuring seafood specials, in hope of attracting more local customers. “We did the ad (on the lobster special) to encourage local people to come and try,” he says. Changes might be on the horizon for Panda Cuisine, such as the inclusion of dim sum on the menu and a Macademia Nuts Sauteed scallops with ) website for the eatery. However, for ($16.80 now, customers are encouraged to give the restaurant a try and enjoy the multitude of seafood and other Hong Kong-style delicacies.

Peking Duck ($38)

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Hawaii Dining Out 11 Mar 2012