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APRIL 15-21, 2012

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Owner Hyosook Choi cooks up delicious Shabu Shabu, featuring fresh vegetables and banchan.

A Burst of Choi’s The flavors come alive at Choi’s Garden, where diners indulge themselves in home-style Korean cuisine that’s as delicious as it is nutritious. See Page 4 | Leah Friel photo

ALSO: Asparagus aspirations | 2

What’s “pho”-bulous at Pho My Lien | 6 Il Lupino’s magnificent Italian fare | 8


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By Alana Folen

So, without further ado, let’s kick diets to the curb and make room in our stomachs and hearts for the new love of our lives — asparagus.

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’m not a fan of dieting and never have been. In fact, a friend of mine recently texted me a humorous saying clearly summing up my thoughts on dieting: “Dear Diet, It's not me, it's you. I just don't think it's going to work between us. You're boring, tasteless and I can't stop cheating on you.” Yup, perfectly put — it’s over between me and diets. And as editor of Dining Out, going on a diet is nearly impossible, if you ask me. So in order to stay somewhat healthy, without having to sacrifice the food I love, I try my best to make smart decisions when it comes to what I eat. Therefore, this week I’ve decided to pay tribute to my favorite vegetable of all time — let’s give a great big round of applause for asparagus! Asparagus is one of the most nationally well-balanced vegetables in existence, and leads nearly all produce items in the array of nutrients it supplies. As one of nature’s most-perfect foods, asparagus is extremely versatile, low in calories, very low in sodium and high in potassium, fiber, vitamin B6 and thiamin, just to name a few. For today’s health-conscious consumer, asparagus is heaven-sent.

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Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant Always on the brink of something new, Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant continues to impress diners with its traditional Chinese cuisine and somewhat unconventional fare. Home of The Perry and Price Show, Jade Dynasty, conveniently located in Ala Moana Center, is always bustling

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with customers on any given day, and general manager Gary Chan always does his best to reinvent the norm as to never bore his loyal patrons. When asked if Jade Dynasty offers an asparagus dish, Lam quickly and eagerly responded, “No, we don’t have any asparagus dishes on our menu, but we can create one.” So, just like that, with a snap of a finger, Bamboo Fungus with Asparagus was born. Available starting today, Bamboo Fungus with Asparagus ($16.95) features an alluring shrimp mix and asparagus wrapped in bamboo fungus. Six pieces of asparagus complete the dish, and a sauce comprised of egg whites, chicken stock and carrots complements this new creation. Bak choy garnishing also gives this entree a pop of color. “This is something that you won’t find anywhere else,” Chan says with a smile. “It’s a nice combination.” Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant is the place to be to elevate your taste buds to new horizons. Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant Ala Moana Center 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. #4220 947.8818

On On at McCully Chinese Restaurant Chinese food hits the spot, and when that craving becomes too much to bear, On On at McCully Chinese Restaurant knows just exactly what you need. Located on McCully Street, this family-

owned-and-operated establishment has quite a loyal following of patrons across the state. Owners Cowan and Faith Wong first opened the doors to On On in 1980 before moving to its current location 20 years later. Known for its mouth-watering Northern Chinese cuisine, On On always makes it a point to add a touch of local flair to each and every one of its dishes. On On at McCully is my go-to spot for all of my Chinese favorites, such as Minute Chicken Cake Noodle, Mongolian – See page 14

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hen owner Hyosook Choi opened the doors to Choi’s Garden in 2000, she was planting the seeds of her dreams. Choi, a former housewife from Korea, always hoped to one day own her own restaurant, and today, 12 years later, Choi’s Garden is flourishing — sprouting up new culinary concepts and harvesting authentic Korean cuisine.

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Story by Alana Folen Photos by Leah Friel “Choi’s Garden really emphasizes home cooking, and we always utilize the freshest meats and vegetables. We really want to highlight healthy cuisine and the importance of all-natural ingredients,” says host Temi Chang. Located on Rycroft Street not far from Keeaumoku Street, or “Koreamoku,” as it's affectionately called, the eatery, which seats close to 200 patrons, is a “secret garden” for those who crave a traditional Korean meal. “We’re especially known for our yakiniku, priced around $24.99. The beef that we use is top-grade and very fresh,” Chang says. “Customers have the option of cooking up meats such as Spicy Pork, Barbecue Chicken, Kal Bi or Brisket. “Graduation season is approaching, so we expect to host many graduation parties, and yakiniku is really popular, so we’re featuring a handful of appetizers to pair with yakiniku,” she adds. Appetizers include Long Rice with Pan-Fried Vegetables ($15.95), Steamed Butterfish (spicy or mild, $23.99), Spicy Rice Cake ($11.99) and Homemade Fried Mondoo ($11.99). These appetizers are perfect for sharing among family and friends, and Chang recommends 4 | DINING OUT | APRIL 15-21, 2012

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APRIL 15-21, 2012

AN EDITION OF

Owner Hyosook Choi cooks up delicious Shabu Shabu, featuring fresh vegetables and ban chan.

A Burst of Choi’s The flavors come alive at Choi’s Garden, a Korean hot spot on Rycroft Street, where diners continually indulge themselves in home-style cuisine that’s as delicious as it is nutritious. See Page 4 | Leah Friel photo

ALSO: Asparagus aspirations | 2

Il Lupino’s magnificent Italian fare | 8 Savoring the views, food at Top of Waikiki | 12

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1303 Rycroft St., Honolulu 596.7555 Open daily, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. choisgarden.com 4 pairing Spicy Rice Cake and Homemade Fried Mondoo for an unforgettable meal. However, here at Choi’s Garden it’s clearly impossible for yakiniku itself to take all the glory when there are a plethora of items that are equally delicious. Take, for example, Sang Kal Bi aka Seasoned Prime Short Rib ($24.99), and Healthy Stone Pot Rice, which features Stone Pot Rice with Date, Beans, Sweet Pumpkin, Kal Bi and Soup (Miso, Kim Chee or Soft Tofu) ($17.96). “With our Stone Pot Rice dishes you can choose from meats or fish,” Chang explains. “Usually in Korea you would eat it with fish, but for locals we offer kal bi, too. “Locals also enjoy a favorite appetizer of Special Shoyu Sauce Raw Crab ($34.99). The crab is always fresh.” Choi’s Garden draws in hungry diners with its shabu shabu selections as well, be it Beef Shabu Shabu ($44.90) or Seafood Shabu Shabu ($44.90). Ideally meant to be shared among a party of two or three, Choi’s Garden’s Shabu Shabu is a nutritious option for those who are health conscious. “Beef Brisket is our most-requested shabu shabu selection,” Chang says. “With all of our shabu shabu dishes we give you a lot of vegetables including Chinese cabbage, bell peppers, onions, green onions, zucchini and enoki mushrooms, and people usually order more meat because the meat is tasty — it’s very thin and tender.” And according to Chang, there is a proper way to indulge in Choi’s Shabu Shabu. It’s all in the technique. “You wait until the broth boils and then you put in the vegetables (although not at once), then you take the veggies out once they’re cooked and you add the meat to the

5 broth. Finally, once the meat is cooked, you dip the veggies and meat in the sauce that you like. With the leftover broth, you add udon to it, and that in itself is a second meal,” she explains. Here at Choi’s Garden you have it all — home-style Korean favorites that are delicious and nutritious, but it

gets even better. Choi’s Garden goes above and beyond by providing an assortment of banchan (side dishes) with every meal and boasts the best in customer service as well. Planning for a special occasion? Choi's Garden has three private dining rooms available to meet your needs. Each room can seat close to 15 people comfortably, and the rooms can be expanded for larger parties. Rooms must be reserved ahead of time and there is no additional cost. “I think we’ve been so successful over the years because we are committed to serving healthy food and providing the best customer service,” Chang says with a smile. “We have many loyal customers, which we are grateful for.”

1 Choi’s Garden has private dining rooms available upon request.

2 Beef Shabu Shabu ($44.90) 3 Homemade Fried Mandoo ($11.99) 4 Long Rice with Vegetables ($15.95) 5 Spicy Rice Cake ($11.99) 6 Steamed Butterfish ($23.99)

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Freshen up at Pho My Lien By Ali Resich

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usband-and-wife dream team Tommy and Lien Dang serve up a fresh batch of Vietnamese fare every day at Pho My Lien, their Westridge Shopping Center restaurant. If there’s one person who can vouch for the authenticity of their cuisine, it’s longtime friend and business partner, Walter James. “I’ve known Tommy for

almost 30 years,” says James. “(Lien) was cooking for us and wanted to open a restaurant, and I said, ‘Fantastic idea.’ The food is good and it’s consistent,” he adds. “We’ve been at this for 10 years.” James, along with a loyal base of customers, loves to indulge in Crispy Spring Rolls ($7.50), filled with pork, chicken, shrimp, shredded carrot, long rice and mushroom. “They’re very habitforming,” says James. “If you eat

one, you gotta have another.” The crisp, golden rolls are served with lettuce, mint leaves, rice noodles and Lien’s special sauce. Regulars at the bustling eatery also love Hot Spicy Lemongrass Stir Fry ($7.95), with a choice of chicken, pork, beef, shrimp or tofu coated in a spicy, curry-like sauce. And for a burst of freshness, James recommends Green Papaya Salad ($7.50), featuring shredded green papaya and shrimp mixed with mint leaves, peanuts and that unforgettable special sauce. “It’s good home cooking, always has a good look and it’s fresh,” describes James. What more could you want?

Hot Spicy Lemongrass Stir Fry with Shrimp ($7.95) Nathalie Walker photo

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Dive into Sushi King’s eats

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atching chef Edgar San Juan work behind the counter at Sushi King is a pleasure. He is quick without being rushed and the flavorful, artistic creations he serves are a reminder of why the restaurant has been an area staple since 1992. The best thing about dining at a sushi restaurant is that there are no rules when it comes to appetizers, main courses and even desserts. OK, maybe not desserts, but almost the entire menu at the King Street restaurant is pupu compatible. Fresh Oysters are a good way to start, and priced at $7.25 it’s a delicacy you can afford. The fresh shucked oysters are cleaned and served with green onion, grated daikon that is mixed with Japanese chili peppers and a ponzu dipping sauce. Equally satisfying is Ika Maruyaki, or whole squid. The tender squid ($11.95) is grilled and served with either a teriyaki or shiyoyaki sauce. As with everything on the menu, it looks as good as it

tastes. Soft Shell Crab ($9.50) is a crispy appetizer option that is a definite pairing favorite with any number of menu items, including Ahi Poke ($9.50). The buttery fish is served with green onion, tobiko, yamaimo (mountain potato), ogonori, radish sprouts and tossed with a sesame oil seasoning with a few ingredients San Juan isn’t ready to identify. They are not appetizers, but the Early Bird Dinner ($15.96) and the Late Night Special ($11.45) are crowd pleasers, with options including chicken teriyaki, shrimp and vegetables, salmon katsu and ahi cutlets, just to name a few. All come with rice, salad and miso soup.

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ou know the old saying about books and their covers. It also can pertain to restaurants. When an eatery has the word “barbecue” in its name, a non-meat-eater may not even bother to enter its doors. But don’t be too quick to judge, because when it comes to Korean cuisine, for those who choose not to eat meat or fish, it’s all about those fabulous little side dishes called banchan. And lucky for veggie lovers, at 808 Yong’s BBQ, owners Yong and Bennett Tom had a brilliant idea. “We have the Veggie Plate as a daily special right now,” says Bennett. And at only

$6, it’s a real bargain, with a choice of four banchan and one scoop of either white or special Korean brown rice. “We normally have 12 with dishes to pick from,” he Terri Hefner says. Bennett adds that the special rice is a mixture of brown and wild rice, barley and other grains. And with all that whole-grain good- ness combined with your choice of four of those japchae, spinach, battered savory sides, this is a flavor- and fried zucchini, goba, packed, vegetable-rich dish choi sum, broccoli, stir-fried that’s good for you. Can’t button mushrooms and many more, all freshly made. beat that. Just book on over to “We have a good selecWHERE Waipahu to enjoy the tion,” he says of Chef Yong’s 94-216 Farrington Hwy., sides, which vary daily bounty of banchan at 808 Waipahu according to what fresh pro- Yong’s BBQ. CALL 678.8058 duce she finds at the market. Contact Terri Hefner at The taste-tempting cold banHOURS Monday-Saturday, diningout@staradvertiser.com 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Closed Sundays chan can include bean sprouts, cucumber kim chee,

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he ocean is a mysterious environment, filled with millions of creatures that swim, crawl or spurt through its open vastness. What seafood lovers have come to learn is that regardless if these ocean residents harbor in warm tropical waters or call the dark, frigid temperatures of the deep sea home, there are many that can be absolutely delicious once they find their way to our plates. As you may know, the top crab of the sea is arguably the Alaskan King Crab, and if you come at the right time, Panda Cuisine will have these delectable mammoth crabs for you to try. Priced at $49.99 per pound, the Alaskan King Crab, aside

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from being a meal in itself, is a good source of protein with very little calories. The snowwhite meat is unparalled, especially when steamed with garlic as Panda Cuisine does. Alaskan King is not readily available at Panda Cuisine, so calling ahead is a wise decision. A seafood dish that is a regular on Panda Cuisine’s menu is Salt and Pepper Squid ($8.99). Very lightly fried, diners will be able to undoubtedly taste the fresh squid rather than layers of batter. There also are more than 70 items on Panda Cusine’s lunch menu (from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.), all priced at $7.99 each, which come with soup of the day and steamed rice.

Alaskan King Crab ($49.99 per pound) Right Salt and Pepper Squid ($8.99) Chris Fleck photos

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ocated in Royal Hawaiian Center, Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar is a tranquil getaway from the busy streets of Waikiki. With its elegant atmosphere — including outdoor seating on an idyllic garden terrace — Il Lupino is the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely meal. The ambience is so encapsulating that you might even forget that you’re in Waikiki at all and instead have been transported to Italy — a feeling that Il Lupino’s authentic Italian cuisine will solidify. “It’s traditional Italian cuisine, and it’s a little rustic because Chef (Nick Sayada) does everything in-house,” explains general manager Adriana Nickerson. “It’s classic Italian that some people might not be used to. But it is something that I would like people to venture out and experience what Il Lupino has to offer.” Should you choose to venture to Il Lupino, a pleasant surprise of flavors for breakfast, lunch and dinner awaits. Dishes that will tantalize your taste buds include Gnocchi Ricotta e Spinaci ($19), which includes hand-rolled spinach and ricotta cheese gnocchi with pomodoro sauce and Parmesan cheese, and Linguine alle Vongole ($16 for lunch, $19 for din8 | DINING OUT | APRIL 15-21, 2012

ner), which features fresh clams served in your choice of bianco (white wine, fresh clam juice, olive oil and chili) or rosso (bianco with pomodoro) sauce. Other must-trys are Linguine alla Carbonara ($15 for lunch, $18 for dinner) and Tagliatelle ai Tartufi ($15 for lunch, $18 for dinner), which serves up linguine pasta in a citrus cream sauce with black truffle purre and asparagus. Other delightful dishes include Prosciutto, Mozzarella & Tomatoes panini ($12) and Zucchini e Melanzane pizza ($14), with oven-roasted zucchini and eggplant, tri-color peppers and Parmesan cheese. Il Lupino also features the only Salumeria in Honolulu. Salumeria options include an array of meats and cheeses — all imported from Italy. One selection is just $5, and you also may opt for the Small Platter ($25) with three meats and three cheeses or the Large Platter ($40) with five meats and five cheeses. The Salumeria is open from 3 p.m. to closing. In addition to importing some ingredients from Italy, Il Lupino also makes use of fresh, local produce. “The chef incorporates a lot of local

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l Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar is the brainchild of father and son restauranteur duo Wolfgang and Peter Zwiener. Wolfgang, who cultivated his love and knowledge of Italian food while traveling through Italy as a young man, was a longtime waiter in New York. One day, Peter proposed the idea that his father start his own restaurant. Today, the two own a number of eateries on the Mainland, as well as Wolfgang's Steakhouse, which is located directly upstairs from Il Lupino. The restaurant combines the Zwieners’ vision with the expertise of Chef Nick Sayada. “Our chef makes everything in house — from the stocks to all of our sauces to our fresh gnocchi,” Nickerson says. Sayada has years of experience in the restaurant industry, formerly working as a chef in well-known restaurants such as Black Orchid and Nick’s Fishmarket in addition to owning his own restaurant in San Francisco. Nickerson credits much of Il Lupino’s tasty cuisine to Sayada’s creativity. One example of such creativity, Nickerson says, is a colorful salad, Insalata Farfalla ($14), which includes papaya, avocado, marinated mushrooms, chopped tomatoes and cured onions all bathed in a black truffle vinaigrette. Nickerson explains that Sayada thought up the salad after seeing all of the vibrant colors of the ocean when he was snorkeling one day. “He is just great at what he does and coming up with dishes,” Nickerson says. “He's brilliant.” General manager Adriana Nickerson

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f you’re looking for a restaurant where you can get affordable Japanese food that will satisfy your hunger pangs, look no further than Katsu, located at 3008 Waialae Ave., previously occupied by Richo Korean Cuisine. The establishment celebrated its grand opening April 3 with about 300 people in attendance. Owner Masaru Hashiguchi’s mission is to provide the people of Hawaii with a bigger sense of Japanese food while giving value to the customer. “There are so many second- and thirdgeneration Japanese in Hawaii who would understand the culture and the restaurant,” he explains. Hashiguchi just wants people to eat a lot (at a reasonable price) and enjoy themselves. This is Hashiguchi’s first restaurant in Hawaii, but he owns nine other establishments (ramen restaurants and bars) in Japan. He hopes Katsu will be a friendly and accessible restaurant where patrons can “pop in” for a good meal. This is not your ordinary Japanese dining experience. While it is not meant to be a high-end eating estab-

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lishment, with servers who cater to your every whim, Katsu puts great emphasis on the quality of its food. With only 10 employees, this place is largely self-serve. There are seven entrees to choose from for now, and Hashiguchi plans to include more dishes on the menu in the future. You must order an entrée, and the buffet comes as part of the deal. Entrees include: Chicken Katsu ($9.75 lunch mini, $12.98 lunch regular, $14.95 dinner mini, $17.98 dinner regular), Pork Katsu ($10.98 lunch mini, $13.98 lunch regular, $15.98 dinner mini, $18.98 dinner regular), Assorted Tempura ($12.98 lunch, $17.98 dinner), Assorted Vegetable Tempura ($10.98 lunch, $15.98, dinner), Chicken Karaage ($9.75 lunch mini, $12.98 lunch regular, $14.95 dinner mini, $17.98 dinner regular), and Spicy Chicken Karaage ($10.98 lunch mini, $13.98 lunch regular, $15.98 dinner mini, $18.98 dinner regular). There also is a Mega Plate ($24.98 lunch, $28.98 dinner), which comes with Chicken Katsu, Pork Katsu, Karaage, Assorted Tempura, Roast Beef, Zucchini Katsu and Tomato Rice Katsu.

The dinner buffet includes a bottomless drink, but during lunch the drink option costs $1.99. Hashiguchi recommends hojicha (a dark-colored roasted Japanese green tea). According to Hashiguchi, many people have been raving about the curry, which is part of the buffet. Other items available at the buffet are rice, miso soup, udon and salad bar. Sides that you can choose from include Curry Flavored Long Rice with Soybeans, Garlic Pasta Salad, Freshcut fruit and Mango Pudding. The benefit of having all these choices is that you can play around with it and make your own combinations. If inspiration doesn’t hit you but your stomach is calling for food, Katsu has a list of combinations you can try such as Curry Udon or Curry Rice. Katsu is a great place for families to enjoy a nice meal. Two children age 4 and under can eat for free with every paying adult. There is also a 10 percent senior discount for those age 65 and older. Head down to Katsu and you’ll leave with a full tummy and a not-soempty wallet.

1 Udon 2 Fruit Jell-O 3 Garlic Pasta Salad 4 Mega Plate ($24.98 lunch, $29.98 dinner) 5 Curry Rice 6 Assorted Vegetable Tempura 7 Mango Pudding 8 Salad 9 Udon Curry 10 Tempura Udon 11 Curry Flavored Long Rice with Soybeans 12 Assorted Fresh Fruit

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combined with an American atmosphere,” explains Hirose, who owns the restaurant. “I want to show local people the real Japanese way of eating.” Popular dishes include Yoshi Original Ribeye Steak (3/4 pound, $18), which features a sweet and flavorful secret sauce made with a saikyo miso base and sesame seed; and Assorted Sashimi ($20) featuring a mix of fresh fish such as maguro that is from the waters of Hawaii, hamachi and red snapper from Japan, and Atlantic salmon. There also are daily specials and a full bar serving sake, shochu, chuhai, beer, hard liquor

mong the many great things about Japan are its food, culinary presentation, superior service and pleasant restaurant settings — all of which create a memorable dining experience for customers. Akinori Hirose wanted to share this part of his culture with the people of Hawaii and does just that with Yoshi Japanese Dining & Bar, located at 1427 Makaloa St. Previously known as Yakitori Yoshi, the new restaurant reopened last month and offers an extensive menu of sushi, robata, teppanyaki and more. “It’s authentic Japanese food

and wine. A great complement to your meal is Takezake ($8), a house special sake served from bamboo. Closed for lunch, Yoshi opens at 5:30 p.m. and caters to the late dinner crowd with last call for

food at 11 p.m. (10 p.m. Sunday, closed Tuesday). Aside from the good food and service, customers also can enjoy the artwork throughout restaurant, including paintings by artist Hisashi Michii. Limited parking is available in front of the restaurant, and street parking is free after 6 p.m.

YOSHI JAPANESE DINING & BAR WHERE 1427 Makaloa St. CALL 941.6891 HOURS Monday, 5:30 p.m. to midnight; Tuesday, closed; Wednesday through Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to midnight; and Sunday, 5:30 to 11 p.m.

Owner Akinori “Aki” Hirose with the Yoshi Original Ribeye Steak ($18) and Assorted Sashimi ($20) dishes Yoshi Original Ribeye Steak ($18) Hoyo Manamusume (House Special Bamboo Waterfall Sake, $8) Assorted Sashimi ($20) Lawrence Tabudlo photos

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oh! bytheway Last week Dining Out listed the wrong phone number for Taormina Sicilian Cuisine. The correct phone number is 926.5050.

The breakfast club

RAINBOW DRIVE-IN WHERE 3308 Kanaina Ave., Honolulu CALL 737.0177 HOURS Open daily, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. NOTES Free parking available WEBSITE RainbowDriveIn.com

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bout 20 years ago, an Island institution known for making the best plate lunches and local dishes decided to add a plateful of breakfast classics to its menu. Rainbow Drive-In hasn’t looked back since. “Although we’re basically known as the plate lunch place, we do have a breakfast crowd and people who come specifically for breakfast,” says vice president Jim Gusukuma. A pillar of the 51-yearold eatery’s success has been the longevity of its original recipes still offered today. Breakfast sensations are no exception, with favorites such as Fried Rice ($5.50) becoming a staple of the drivein’s very own “breakfast club.” This comforting shoyu-based fry-up features a beloved combina-

tion of white onions, Portuguese sausage and celery. “Breakfast runs from 7 to 10:30 a.m.,” Gusukuma explains, “but most of the time the Fried Rice runs out before 10:30.” On a sweeter note, the iconic spot also serves large, fluffy buttermilk Pancakes ($4.60, three pieces), which are available in short stacks as well. And no breakfast is complete without Sweet Bread French Toast ($5.50, five pieces), made voluptuously delicious from thick-cut sweet bread. But for some breakfastgoers, the thought of stopping by Rainbow’s without getting a plate lunch is simply unbearable. “A lot of people wanted to eat breakfast — they wanted eggs, but they wanted plate lunch too, so we decided to com-

bine it,” says Gusukuma of coming up with Breakfast Specials ($5.50). Any plate lunch, such as the everpopular Boneless Chicken Cutlet Breakfast Plate ($5.50), is served with eggs (cooked any style) instead of mac salad. Diners also may substitute white or wheat toast for rice. With 20 years of breakfast experience under its belt, you can trust in the Kapahulu mainstay to start your day off right.

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King Crab Poke Salad

Bar10 Just in time for Spring, the Lounge at Nobu Waikiki offers a new seasonal cuisine and cocktail menu featuring Nobu-style flavor and incredible value with all offerings $10 or less. Menu highlights include: Truffle Cabbage Tobanyaki, Crab Parfait, Pork Belly Kushi, Matcha “Pudding” and Coconut Guanja Ganache, just to seduce your senses.

Served on a bed of Mesclun Mixed Greens

Crab Cake and Snow Crab Cluster Served with Fettuccine Alfredo

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On On is conveniently located on McCully Street.

Ruth’s Chris’ executive Chef Eli Low with Filet served Oscar Style (Lawrence Tabudlo photo)

Ruth’s Chris’ Filet ($42) served Oscar Style (additional $17) and Side of Asparagus with Hollandaise ($12) (Lawrence Tabudlo photo)

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Beef, Salt and Pepper Pork Chops and more — and when it comes to asparagus dishes, believe me, On On’s Beef or Pork with Asparagus is a force to be reckoned with. My mouth is already watering. Priced at $11.95, Beef or Pork with Asparagus is served family-style and features none other than your choice of beef or pork sauteed with savory asparagus spears in a zesty black bean sauce. What I love most about this dish is the abundance of flavor that it exudes. The morsels of meat are oh, so absolutely tender and the pieces of asparagus are stirfried to perfection. Now, many say black bean sauce is an acquired taste, but I’ve grown to simply enjoy it. Sure, the flavor may be somewhat sharp, pungent and spicy in aroma, but with a taste that’s salty, and somewhat bitter and sweet, it packs a punch to any dish. 14 | DINING OUT | APRIL 15-21, 2012

So, the next time you wish to liven up your palate, pay a visit to On On at McCully and make it a point to take in the onolicious flavors of this popular dish. All you need is a bowl of rice and a cup of tea and there you have it, your meal is complete. On On at McCully Chinese Restaurant 1110 McCully St. 946.8833

Ruth’s Chris Steak House As one of the premier restaurants for legendary steaks, Ruth’s Chris Steak House claims the prize, as this awardwinning restaurant offers diners only the finest USDA prime steaks, and the freshest island fish and seafood. With five franchised establishments throughout the state, Ruth's Chris’ culinary team expertly prepares steak like you’ve never tasted

On On’s Beef with Asparagus ($11.95)

before. Utilizing USDA prime Iowa-fed, Iowa-grown beef products, Ruth’s Chris’ executive chef Eli Low knows that the secret to succulent steaks lies in the cooking. Each steak is cooked at 1,800 degrees and served on a 500-degree plate, resulting in the tastiest and juiciest of steaks yet. “Everything is served a la carte here,” Low says, “but a favorite has to be Filet, and if you are a fan of asparagus, you can ask to have it prepared Oscar Style.” Ruth’s Chris’ Filet Mignon ($42) is the most-tender cut of corn-fed Midwestern beef, broiled to your liking. It’s superb as is, but want to treat yourself to a little something extra? Opt for Oscar Style Filet for an additional cost of $17. “With the Oscar-Style Filet we top the filet with fresh spears of asparagus and a homemade crab cake served with bearnaise sauce,” Low explains. “It’s a deca-

dent pairing that goes very well with a nice glass of merlot.” And a simple but noteworthy side at this upscale restaurant is Asparagus with Hollandaise sauce ($12). As a healthier a la carte option, the 6-ounce portion of asparagus is boiled in salted water, and the Hollandaise sauce incorporates a bit of tanginess and tart flavor to the dish. “A lot of our customers order asparagus,” Low says. “Here at Ruth’s Chris we think asparagus is a good accompaniment to our steaks.”

Ruth's Chris Steak House 500 Ala Moana Blvd. #6C and 226 Lewers St. #L-236 (and other locations on Maui and the Big Island) 599.3860 (Ala Moana Blvd.) or 440.7910 (Lewers St.)


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Hinone happiness By Alana Folen

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etermining whether or not a certain food is “delicious” is subjective based on differing taste buds and opinions. However, here at Hinone Mizunone on South King Street, there’s a mutual understanding by loyal diners that Hinone’s cuisine is some of the best. This family-friendly establishment is owned by Japanese restaurant giant Fujio Food Systems, and opened its first U.S. location here in the islands in 1998. Specializing in traditional Japanese entrees, the restaurant features a little bit of everything, from Teishoku sets to bentos, udon, miso butterfish, and Honone’s ever-popular rice, cooked in an old-fashioned pot. “Our Saba Mitsuke

($8.50), Chicken Katsu Curry ($9.50) and Karaage Curry ($8.50) are standout dishes,” says operations manager Eiki Tamaki. Hinone’s curries are prepared in the Japanese style, and are beef-based and mixed with pieces of potatoes, carrots and your choice of meat, be it chicken katsu or karaage (Japanese-style fried chicken). Not much of a meat eater? Then sink your teeth into the succulent Saba Mitsuke, which features a sweet, shoyu-based simmered mackerel. As a teishoku set, Saba Mituske is served with rice, miso soup, two side dishes and pickles. “What’s special about our saba is that it’s cooked in a shoyu mirin sauce, which really brings about a sweet sake taste. A lot of people like it,” Tamaki states. Hinone Mizunone lives by its philosophy to consistently serve premier food and provide exeptional customer service on a daily basis.

HINONE MIZUNONE

Anytime Cafe Bobby Kaneshiro and Gail Sasaki Nicole Kato photo

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f you’re craving delicious Italian food at a reasonable price, look no further than Anytime Cafe, located in Market City Shopping Center. Dining Out caught up with siblings Gail Sasaki and Bobby Kaneshiro for lunch. Both enjoy the clean facilities and exceptional service provided by the staff. Kaneshiro ordered Chicken and Mushroom Alfredo ($9.95), which comes with sauteed chicken and Anytime Cafe’s own Alfredo sauce served over spaghetti. Sasaki got Baked Pork Chop with Fried Rice ($12.95), which is served with garlic bread and your choice of soup or green salad.

ANYTIME CAFE WHERE Market City Shopping Center 2919 Kapiolani Blvd. #218, Honolulu CALL 735.3888 HOURS Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.midnight, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-midnight, Sundays, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Gail Sasaki: “I’ve eaten here about five times, and everything is consistently good. I can’t choose what my favorite dish is. The service is good, and they have a cordial staff.”

WHERE 1345 S. King St., Honolulu CALL 942.4848 HOURS Open daily, 11 a.m.–9 p.m.

Bobby Kaneshiro: “I had Chicken and Mushroom Alfredo. It was tasty, and the portions were good.” Kahala Mall 738-5696

Saba Mitsuke ($8.50)

(KOZO)

Moiliili 951-5696

Chicken Katsu Curry ($9.50) Leah Friel photos

(KOZO)

Keeaumoku by Wal-Mart 946-5696

36 pcs. (Inari 12 pcs/ Futomaki 24 pcs)

(KOZO)

Pearlridge 483-6805

One coupon per order. Cannot be combined with other offers. Expires 5/10/12

Picnic on the Lanai Celebrate Hawai‘i Ranchers Beef April 29, 2012 • 6:30pm April 22 t! 9-Course Paniolo Picnic sold ou Served Family Style • $35++ BYOB • No Corkage Fee “Your party at my house!” Chef/Owner Russell Siu

~ Call for reservations 596-7488 ~ Kaka‘ako Kitchen Ward Centre

Pearl City by Wal-Mart 455-6805

TAX PREP WEEK Wine Special 50% OFF All Bottles April 13–15

with Corned Beef Hash entrees!

Corned Beef Hash & Eggs

main dining room only

something new. something classic. Open Daily 11am - 10pm

Happy Hour Daily in the lounge 3pm - 6pm

Vino Thursdays 25% Off Bottles of Wine Bring this ad in for a Complimentary Dessert* *With the purchase of two entrees. Maximum 2 coupons per table. $8.00 Value. Expires 4/31/2012. StarAdv

Purchase any Corned Beef Hash entree during dinner hours & Get a free 30-day iDcard (valued at $15).

iDcard valid for

10%-20% OFF Entrees Corned Beef Hash Omelette

on future visits to Egg ‘n Things as well as other participating businesses. *Offer valid on dine-in dinner purchases only, March 1-April 30, 2012. For more information about the iDcard, visit www.islediscount.com. Limit 1 iDcard per person.

343 SARATOGA AVE. 923-3447 www.eggsnthings.com 2464 KALAKAUA AVE. 926-3447

Ala Moana Center Ho‘okipa Terrace

808.356.8300 Queen’s MarketPlace ON THE RISE

3660 Waialae Ave. • 737-1177 www.3660.com

Waikoloa Beach Resort

808.443.5515

www.macaronigrill.com

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WHERE TO DINE AMERICAN

Symbol Key

Atlantis Seafood & Steak

Breakfast

2284 Kalakaua Avenue 922-6868

Lunch

Eggs n’ Things 343 Saratoga Road 923-EGGS (3447)

Dinner

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

Alcohol served

ROYAL PALACE R E S TA U R A N T

Napoleon’s Bakery Located inside of Zippy’s

Panya 711 Queen St. 597-8880 1111 Bishop St. #4 536-8363 Ala Moana Center 946-6388 Royal Hawaiian Center 791-2969

Fendu Boulangerie

Waikiki - 1850 Ala Moana Blvd 949-4467 Waikiki - Kuhio & Lewers 921-2400

Catering

Tropics Bar & Grill

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

BAKERY

IHOP

Online

Larry’s Bakery

Ala Moana Center - Mall Level Mountain Side, next to Shirokiya 941-6161

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

Waikiki Beach Eggspress

After Midnight

La Palme D’or

Pearl City - Times Sq. SC 486-4467 Kaneohe - Windward Mall 235-4467 Hilo - Prince Kuhio Plaza 959-2600

2752 Woodlawn Dr. Manoa Marketplace 988-4310

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

Offering Buffet (25 Items to choose from) & Sit Down Menus Lunch Buffet Dinner Buffet (11:00AM-2:00PM) (5:30pM-8:30PM) Daily ..................$10.95 Weekends/Holidays..$12.95 Monday – Friday ........$11.95 Special Party Menu - $185.00 per table of 10

-Scallop Soup -Whole Peking Duck w/ Steamed Buns -Salt & Pepper Shrimp -Seafood Combination w/ Mixed Vegetables -Sweet & Sour or Steamed Fish Filet -Cold Ginger Chicken -Live Lobster with Ginger onion or Black Bean Sauce (2pc.) -House Special Cake Noodle -Steamed Rice Restaurant Hours: 10 AM - 9 PM

Call for Reservations 487-6662 or 486-7410

Taste of

AVOCADO California Salad Mexican Pizza

BUY ONE ITEM & GET THE NEXT ONE

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. 4/30/12.

88 Piikoi St., Honolulu 593-1200 • kissatencafe.com

All Time Favorite... Max’s Chicken RESTAURANT

SUNTORY

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

Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 3rd Floor

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

restaurantsuntory.com

Cuisine of the Philippines

922-5511

www.maxschicken.com

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

SPRING 5-COURSE SPECIAL 1st Course: Soup or Mixed Greens 2nd Course: Appetizer Trio 3rd Course: Choice of • Baked Salmon Wellington Bistro & • Opaka Fettucini French Pastry 4th Course: Choice of • Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin • Grilled New York Steak Brioche 5th Course: • Dessert of Choice

$28

Make your reservation today!

951-MAXS (6297)

plus tax per person

4-Course Meals Also Available!

3441 Waialae Ave.

626-5368

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Available through April 30th

GIVEAWAY TWO GRAND PRIZES of

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Restaurant price: Chili Frank $6.99, Kokua Pac $9.30. Offers valid April 1st - 30th for Chili Frank and 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.

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

ONLY

8.08

$

FAST FOOD

Now Serving Breakfast Day & Night at Zippy’s Dine-In Restaurants!


WHERE TO DINE BUFFET Camellia Buffet

Anytime Cafe

930 McCully St. 951-0511/0611

94-1068 Ka Uka Blvd. 677-7744

Kapa Cafe

Kissaten 88 Piikoi St. 593-1200

2380 Kuhio Ave. 923-2260

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

Happy Day Chinese Restaurant

Canton Seafood Restaurant

Hee Hing Restaurant

923 Keeaumoku St. 955-3388

449 Kapahulu Ave. 735-5544

12.95 Fri, Sat & Sun New York Steak

OPEN Mon - Fri 6AM - 1PM Sat 6AM - 12PM

$

APRIL SPECIAL 10.95 2 pc. Shrimp & 2 pc. Vegetable Tempura with Miso Butterfish OR Baked Butterfish with Seasoned Mayonnaise Includes: Scoop Rice, Miso Soup, Tea, Tofu, Gyoza, Green Salad or Tsukemono 11AM-2PM, DINNER 5-8:30PM • Closed Monday Lunch & Dinner

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

536-3035

922-6868

Call for Reservations & Information 2284 Kalakaua Ave.

“Buttered & Wined”

Teriyaki Steak

“Tender & Moist” With “All You Can Eat” Salad Bar! Your choice for only

1295

$

Lunch 11am - 4pm Dinner 5pm - 10pm at the old Waikiki III Theatres Parking available at the Pro-Park location Seaside Ave. Pay $2 at the Restaurant. www.atlantisseafoodsteak.com

955-1764 • OPEN 24 HOURS 1860 Blvd. 1860 Ala Ala Moana Moana Blvd. Validated Parking Validated Parking

238

$

wagyu new york strip, 14 ounces This Australian, kobe-style beef is masterfully grilled to provide a juicy and tender treat for your palate.

Special Price for Table of 10

Lau Lau or Kalua Pig Plate Served with chicken long rice, sweet potato, lomilomi salmon, haupia, & rice or poi $14.99

Kenny’s Hawaiian Plate

Lau lau, kalua pig, chicken long rice, sweet potato, lomilomi salmon, haupia, & rice or poi $17.99

Kam Shopping Center Open 6am Daily

Top Sirloin Steak

Open 7 Days from 11am-10pm

Now available Thursday thru Sunday! while supplies last

841-0931

above the rest.

“The King of Steaks”

Sauteed Mahi with Lobster Sauce Steak & Shrimp Chicken Alfredo Pasta

ALOHA SPECIALS

Slow roasted and served with au jus, horseradish, rice and vegetables. Regular Cut $16.99 • Kenny’s Cut $20.99

3553 Waialae Ave. 738-8666

a cut

Early Bird $ Special Only

4369 Lawehana St. (across Target in Salt Lake) | www.larrysbakery.com or find us on

111 N. King St. 521-8268

Aina Haina Chop Suey

2810 Pa’a St, #1A 833-KAPA (5272)

Makittii

Prime Rib Au Jus

Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant

CHINESE

Westridge Mall 486-5100

EXTENDED!

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

A Catered Experience

Market City Shopping Center 2919 Kapiolani Blvd 735-3888

Makino Chaya

OPEN TUE-SUN LUNCH

Golden Duck

CATERERS

CAFE

1055 Alakea St.

525-8585

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

A fine steak. A fine experience.

beachhousewaikiki.com • 921-4600 • Complimentary valet parking.

Free Parking Mon- Fri after 5pm & All Day Sat & Sun DINING OUT | APRIL 15-21, 2012 |

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WHERE TO DINE Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant

ON ON

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

On On at McCully 946-8833

Panda Cuisine Maple Garden / Yen King

641 Keeaumoku St. 947-1688

909 Isenberg St. 941-6641

Little Villlage Noodle House 1113 Smith St. 545-3008

Lung Fung Chinese Restaurant

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant

5724 Kalanianaole Hwy. 377-5566

Liliha Square 524-1628

Voted Best Thai in Hawaii 15% OFF Take Out

ROYAL PALACE R E S TA U R A N T

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

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

2028 Kuhio Avenue Walking distance from all Waikiki Hotels

tel. 951-9355

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

FAMILY DINING Big City Diner Kailua 263-8880 Kaimuki 738-8855 Pearlridge East 487-8188 Waipio 678-8868 Ward Center 591-8891

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

Full Service Catering & Event Planning

Coupon required. Not combinable with other offers. Expires 4/20/12

THAI CUISINE

Seafood Village Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa

Make Someone’s Day Special 8FEEJOH3FDFQUJPOTtTU#JSUIEBZ-VBVTt(SBEVBUJPOT 8PSLTIPQT4FNJOBSTtBOENVDINPSF &YDMVTJWFDBUFSFSGPSFWFOUTIFMEBUUIF )BXBJJ0LJOBXB$FOUFS$BMMGPSEFUBJMT

Ph:

www.keosthaicuisine.com

677-7744

www.acateredexperience.com

Order one to two weeks in advance.

Ala Moana Center • Mall Level

(Mountain side, next to Shirokiya) www.lapalmedor-usa.com 941-6161

Try Our Famous OXTAIL SOUP! “Tender and Tasty. Everyone Loves Our Oxtail Soup.â€? Sun-Thu 8am-10pm • Fri-Sat til 11pm Okazuya open daily from 8am

SEKIYA’S RESTAURANT & DELICATESSEN Serving Hawaii for 75 Years!

2746 Kaimuki Ave

732-1656

www.SekiyasRestaurant.com

ACROSS KAIMUKI H.S.

April Special $4.79

House Special Vietnamese Chicken Salad Offer valid on dine-in orders only. Must present coupon. Cannot be combined with other offers or coupons. Exp 4/30/12

Military w/ID receive 10% OFF facebook.com/phomylienhawaii

WESTRIDGE SHOPPING CENTER • 488-4900 (Next to Makino Chaya) 98-150 Kaonohi St., Aiea Mon-Sat 10am-10pm • Sun 10am-8pm

April Special Banana Chantilly Cake

KOREAN CUISINE • LUNCH $16.95 10:30AM - 2:30PM • DINNER $24.95 2:30PM-10PM KAL BI, SIRLOIN, CHICKEN, SASHIMI, SPICY PORK

NEW!

*DISCOUNT EXCLUDES ALL BEVERAGESWITH THIS AD. EXP. 4/30/12.

930 McCully St. • 951-0511/951-0611

• PRIVATE PARTY ROOM • CONVENIENT PARKING

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WHERE TO DINE Henry Loui’s

Kit N Kitchen

Panya Bistro • Bakery • Bar

Sam Choy’s BLC

2850 Paa St. 833-3728

1010 University Avenue 942-7622

Ala Moana Center, Mauka - Mall Level 946-6388

580 N. Nimitz Hwy. 545-7979

Le Cacao Bistro

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

JJ Bistro & French Pastry 3447 Waialae Ave.

3441 Waialae Ave.

739-0993

626-5368

Plaza Cafe

Shiro’s Saimin Haven Waimalu - 98-020 Kam Hwy. 488-8824 Waipahu - 94-256 Waipahu Depot St. 676-2088

946 Coolidge St. 943-8885

Kenny’s Express Hawaiian BBQ

Pagoda

Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 2nd floor 922-9333

1525 Rycroft St. 948-8356

Rainbow Drive Inn

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

3308 Kanaina Ave. 737-0177

Shore Bird Restaurant

Restaurant Epic

Outrigger Reef on the Beach 922-2887

1131 Nuuanu Ave. 587-7877

FREE

Open

7

Spring Roll

Days www.choisgarden.com

With purchase of any Pho. Must present coupon

10% OFF

*Cannot combine with other discounts or specials. Exp. 4/19/12.

521-6888 1408 Liliha St. Mon-Sat 10am - 9pm • Sun 10am - 8pm

(Corner of Liliha & Vineyard Blvd.)

808 Yong’s BBQ

Under New Management BUY one regular Entrée and GET 2nd Entrée* $3 00 OFF! (With coupon)

For up to 20 people

Available 3/1 - 4/30/12

Kal-Bi Shortrib Soup…$11.99 Steamed Kal-Bi…….....$18.99 1303 Rycroft Street | Honolulu | HI 96814

Lunch $11.95

*Free parking available at First Hawaiian Bank

Maple Garden/Yen King Expires 4/21/12

Next to Zippy’s, Don Quijote & Nanding’s Bakery

909 Isenberg Street • 941-6641 www.MapleGardenHawaii.com

NOW OPEN

All-you-can-eat

Dinner $15.95

Reservations Recommended

(808) 596-7555

With any entree:

Kids $7.50 (Ages 5–12)

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

Catering Available

94-216 Farrington Hwy • Waipahu

KAPIOLANI BLVD.

SPRING SPECIALS

Entire Menu Buffet

CHOI’S GARDEN

Specials starting from $7.99 Served Daily 10am-3pm

Kids $9.00 (Ages 5–12)

*Equal or lessor value. Does not include specials.

678-8058

Lunch

RYCROFT ST.

SHE R ST.IDAN

Opulicious

PIIKOI ST.

Kenny’s Restaurant 1620 N. School St. 841-0931

10.00 OFF

Mega-Plate $

Must present coupon. 1 coupon per table. Not combinable w/ other discounts. Exp. 4/30/12

Katsu

Salad Bar Japanese Curry Rice • Miso Soup Udon • Dessert And more!

3008 Waialae Ave. | 734-2222

Katsu & Tempura & Karaage

LUNCH 11am –2:30pm DINNER 5pm – 9pm | Closed Mondays

katsu-hawaii.com

MORE dinner parking at Larry’s Auto parking lot

BRING THE OFFICE TO SHORE BIRD FOR FOOD, FASHION & FUN!!! 98-150 Kaonohi St. •• Tel: 486-5100

11:30 A.M.~1:30 P.M. ENJOY INFORMAL FASHION SHOWS FEATURING CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES FROM OUTRIGGER REEF ON THE BEACH AND OUTRIGGER WAIKIKI ON THE BEACH SHOPS. MODELS FROM ADR AGENCY.

12:00~3:00 P.M. SALAD BAR & LUNCH BUFFET • $14.95 FEATURING ROASTED STUFFED CHICKEN & RED SKINNED POTATOES, AND STEAMED ALASKAN COD WITH CHINESE STYLE BLACK BEAN SAUCE

ATTN: BOSSES! Wed, April 25th is ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY!

11:00 A.M.~4 P.M. LUNCH ENTREE SPECIAL • $13.95 GREEK CHICKEN FLATBREAD SANDWICH

BEACHFRONT AT THE OUTRIGGER REEF ON THE BEACH

• 2169 KALIA ROAD • VALET PARKING • SHOREBIRDWAIKIKI.COM

(808) 922-2887

*Valid on actual birthday w/valid ID

Receive a FREE JJ’s Bistro

Chocolate Pyramid dessert on your birthday!

*Menu and prices subject to change.

KAMA‘AINA SPECIAL! LUNCH & DINNER

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. Not valid on Holidays. Expires 4/27/12

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL! FREE BIRTHDAY MEAL FOR ANY AGE With Family & Group

LUNCH & DINNER

20% OFF

Must have minimum 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 4/27/12

DINING OUT | APRIL 15-21, 2012 |

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WHERE TO DINE Wailana Coffee House

Plumeria Beach House

FINE DINING

1860 Ala Moana Blvd. 955-1764

Bali Steak & Seafood Hilton Hawaiian Village (Rainbow Tower) 2005 Kalia Road 949-4321

Willoughby’s (inside Ohana Honolulu Hotel) 3401 N. Nimitz Hwy 837-5932

Aloha Tower Market Pl. 585-0011

Hy’s Steak House

94-300 Farrington Hwy

2440 Kuhio Ave. 922-5555

801 Dillingham Blvd. 951-6297

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Stage Restaurant

The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Lobby Level 5000 Kahala Ave 739-8760

Max’s Of Manila

Fine Dining Burgundy 1006 Kapahulu Ave 739-5000

GREEK

Hoku’s

FILIPINO

FRENCH

Restaurant Row 599-3860 Waikiki Beach Walk 440-7910

Chai’s Island Bistro

Zippy’s Call the one nearest you

The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Beach Level 5000 Kahala Ave 739-8760

The Fat Greek

1250 Kapiolani Blvd. 237-5429

Kaimuki - 3040 Waialae Ave. 734-0404 Ala Moana - Makai Market 949-2120

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

Waikiki - 1831 Ala Moana Blvd 941-3444

OPEN EVERYDAY • ALL DAY

FREE PIZZA!

BEST FOOD***BEST PRICE***BEST SERVICE

BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE (Reg. $9.95each) Build your own 10” pizza with unlimited toppings.

SPECIAL APRIL PEKING DUCK MENU

*Take out only, w/coupon; not to be combined with any other offer. Expires 4/30/12.

Peking Duck with Steamed Bao, Wintermelon Tofu Soup, Roasted Garlic Chicken, Sweet Chili Fish Fillet, Garlic Shrimp with Vegetables, Cracked Black Pepper Pork Chop, Braised E Mein with Duck, Steamed Rice

www.VillageThai.com

Also available Pasta • Burgers • Salads • Sandwiches

OPEN TIL MIDNIGHT! 2919 Kapiolani Blvd., #218

MARKET CITY SHPG CNTR 735-3888 CITY SQUARE SHOPPING CENTER

TEL. 845-4554

$179 Table of Ten Add TWO Maine Lobsters $30

WAIPIO SHOPPING CENTER

TEL. 678-2878

LET US COOK FOR YOU** MENU FOR FOUR

Shrimp Scampi

Won Ton Noodle

Chinese Chicken Salad, Hong Kong Crisp Chicken, Steamed Striped Bass, Sweet and Sour Shrimp Canton, Beef Broccoli Noodle, Steamed Rice

CHILI FRANK PL ATE

SPECIAL $5.95

APRIL HONG KONG DIM SUM SPECIAL** **Offer expires April 30, 2012

For reservations, call

735-5544

449 KAPAHULU AVE., STE 101 www.HeeHingHawaii.com

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

Limitedd Tim Lim Timee Only! ly!

$49 for Four (reg. $65)

One FREE selection with every four purchased *This coupon required

KUNIA SHOPPING CENTER

TEL. 676-0843

WITH $10 OFF $50.00 PURCHASE WITH $5 OFF $30.00 PURCHASE

reg. $7.75 Special Pricing good thru 4/30/12

ALA MOANA CENTER MALL LEVEL, MAUKA NEXT TO VICTORIA’S SECRET 946-6388 www.panyagroup.com

SAKURA TERRACE JAPANESE CAFE

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

An “air”larious dining experience with ono food and FUN balloon art! 946 COOLIDGE ST. (ACROSS MOILIILI LONG’S) MON-FRI: 10AM-8PM • SAT: 10AM-3PM • SUN CLOSED

943-8885

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday (Apr. 25-27) ––––––––––––Soup and Salad Bar Buffet–––––––––– • Shrimp Cocktail • Fresh Ahi Katsu with Wasabi Curry Sauce • Gravlax Salmon with Lemon Dill Cream and Caper Berries • Organically Grown Baby Greens with Balsamic Tamarind Dressing • Roasted Golden Beet & Cucumber Salad • Shredded Green Papaya Salad • Oriental Chicken Salad with Soy Ginger Sesame Dressing • Roasted Fresh Corn Chowder & Sweet Okinawan Potato • Roasted Butternut Squash and Lobster Bisque

––––––––––– Choice of Entrée (plated) –––––––––

TAX DAY

RELIEF SPECIAL

One Pound of Kobe Beef Shabu Shabu

April 15 & 16 2012 for Lunch and Dinner only.

Other discounts do not apply.

ONLY

$

1795

TWO GREAT LOCATIONS!

AIEA • 484-2222 98-150 Kaonohi St.

HONOLULU • 589-2299 510 Piikoi St.

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$32 per person for Lunch

• Grilled Fresh Local Fish with Thai Red Curry Sauce & Fresh Basil Wakana Soba • Wok Seared Jumbo Black Tiger Prawns with Chili Ginger Sauce and Special Guest Stir-fried Sugar Snap Peas & Steamed Rice • Chicken Roulade with Leek Gravy & Mash Potato • Beef Tenderloin Wellington with Merlot Demi and Wed: Robert Baby Vegetable & Mashed Potato • Japanese Eggplant and Zucchini Soufflé Cazimero with Marinara Sauce & Garlic Crostini Thurs: Jerry ––––––––––––––– Dessert Buffet ––––––––––––– Santos • Peanut Butter Opera Almond Cake • Chocolate Decadence Mousse Cake Fri: Brothers • Green Tea Tiramisu • Chocolate Marble Cup with Cheese Cake and Fresh Cazimero Raspberry • Tahitian Vanilla Créme Brulee with Fresh Strawberry • Roasted Pineapple Macadamia Nut Tart • Strawberry Shortcake • Low Acid Pineapple Sat: Danny Couch • Cantaloupe • Honeydew Melon • Grapes • Berries Aloha Tower Marketplace

FREE VALET PARKING • www.chefchai.com

• 585-0011

Hanaki Shabu Shabu

11:30 am-2:30 pm; 5 pm-9:30 pm (Closed Tuesdays)

MANOA MARKETPLACE (Tons of FREE Parking) 988-1551


WHERE TO DINE Il Lupino Royal Hawaiian Center 922-3400

Paesano Ristorante Italiano Waimalu Shopping Plaza 98-1277 Kaahumanu St. (across from Safeway) 485-8883 Manoa Marketplace 2752 Woodlawn Drive 988-5923

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

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

Romanos Macaroni Grill

Chinese Cultural Plaza 100 N Beretania St. 538-1151

Ala Moana Center Hookipa Terrace 356-8300

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

Katsu

Hifumi Japanese Restaurant

3008 Waialae Ave. 734-2222

Chinese Cultural Plaza 536-3035

YAKINIKU

MILLION

NEWLY OPENED Teppanyaki | Robata | Sushi Bar

Hinone Mizunone

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

Kalbi Seaweed Soup

10% OFF

Kalbi Kim Chee Chi-ke

Beef Stone Bi Bim Bap

entire order wtih this ad Exp 4/19/12

#26

Papaya Salad M – Sa 5:30p – 12a | Sun 5:30p – 11p | Tue CLOSED 1427 Makaloa St. (Makai of Walmart Keeaumoku)

941- 6 8 9 1

SUN-THUR 11AM-MIDNIGHT/ FRI-SAT 11AM-2AM

Celebrate Your Birthday With us and Receive a complimentary Hy’s Cheesecake & Keepsake Photo For Honoree

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

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



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

OUR IMMENSELY POPULAR TAKE-OUT PLATE LUNCH FOR ONLY...

6.65

$

NOW OPEN at 900 N. Nimitz Hwy 536-8570

Proper Attire Required

1627 Nuuanu Ave 585-8839 2955 E. Manoa Rd 988-0212

Reservations Recommended

Mon-Sat 10:30am-9pm; Sun 12n-8pm

2440 Kuhio Ave.

922 5555 www.hyshawaii.com

Call For Take Out www.bangkokchefexpress.com

Jai (Monk’s Food)

Special Menu for10

179

$

Available All-Day

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

521-8268

Serving Lunch & Dinner • Take-out Available

596-0799

626 SHERIDAN ST. (behind Walmart)

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

Dim Sum $ 98

Served 7am Daily

1

Take-out Orders Welcomed

FREE

Must present coupon. Not valid w/other specials/discounts. Limit one coupon per person. Exp. 4/19/12

Since 1989

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

Mililani Shopping Center • Open Daily 10am-9pm

625-9999

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT!

Panda Cuisine

947-1688 Hong Kong Style Dishes Late Night Special

Lunch Special includes soup of the day and rice ONLY

$

7.99

11:00am – 4:45pm

TING STAR T A

NO MSG

$

6.99

10:00pm – close

Live Lobster ONLY

$

10.99

w/purchase of entrée. Dine-in only.

Free Dessert w/purchase of entrée. Mango Pudding or Almond Float available. Not valid with other specials or promotions. Must present coupon. EXPIRES 4/19/12

641 KEEAUMOKU ST. • OPEN DAILY 11AM - 1AM DINING OUT | APRIL 15-21, 2012 |

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WHERE TO DINE Kozo Sushi

Restaurant Suntory

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

Royal Hawaiian Shpg Cntr, 3rd Flr. 922-5511

Sakura Terrace Japanese Cafe Nagoya Ramen

1240 South King Street 591-1181

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

1427 Makaloa St. 941-6891

Shochan 449 Kapahulu Ave, 2nd floor 225-0603

98-150 Kaonohi St. 486-5100

Ala Moana Hotel, Ground Floor 943-1155

KOREAN

Sushi King

2746 Kaimuki Avenue 732-1656

Makino Chaya

Yuzu Japanese Cuisine & Bar

Sushi Company

Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen

2400 Koa Ave. 923-7368

2700 S. King St. 947-2836

808 Yong’s BBQ

Tanaka of Tokyo

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

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

Choi’s Garden

April Specials

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL $15.95 Complete Dinner

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

New Hours 5:30 - 6:45pm

$11.45 Complete Lunch • NEW! Bacon-Wrapped Sirloin Steak & Eggs • Chicken & Waffles • NEW! Cheesy Western Omelette • NEW! Bacon & Cheddar Hash Brown StackTM • NEW! Hash Brown Crusted Chicken & Biscuit • Nutella® Crepes & Eggs • SIMPLE & FIT Veggie Omelette

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

Yoshi

1111 McCully Street 947-5411

Odoriko Japanese Restaurant

& after 10:30 p.m.

Sumo Ramen 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

599 ONLY $ 50 8

Available for lunch & dinner at Kahala location only

ONLY $

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

• Shrimp Canton

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)

each

1841 Ala Moana Blvd. Between Ilikai & Hilton Hawaiian Village

941-4444

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

947-2836

Open 7 Days • 2700 So. King St.

10% OFF Cash Sale Only

©2012 IHOP IP, LLC

UNDER 600 CALORIES

Valid at Participating Locations Windward Mall 235-4467 Pearl City 486-4467 • Hilo 959-2600 Valid(Ala at Participating Locations: Waikiki Moana Blvd) 949-4467 Waikiki (Ala Moana), Hilo, Pearl City, and Windward Mall www.ihophawaii.com

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 4/30/12. Must present coupon.

12

Lobster $

99

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

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant Liliha Square by Times Supermarket

524-1628

Celebrating 10 Years! Dim Sum Take Out Special! 8am-11:30am Lobster $1299 with purchase of Full Price Entree Valid 5-10:30pm

10% OFF(Charge) • 15% OFF(Cash)

738-8666

98-1277 Kaahumanu St. (across from Safeway)

2752 Woodlawn Drive

Veal and Shrimp sauteed with garlic, onions, bell peppers and sausage in a white wine and coriander butter sauce

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

At times we all have problems Some stress no less But we must be firm With a strong belief This too will come to pass It will It has And I am myself again.

Ala Moana Center 947-8818

Graduation Menu • Roasted Meat Appetizer Platter $ 23 (Roasted Duck, Char Siu, Bean Curd Roll) For Ta 8 • Mixed Seafood Soup b of 10 le • Dynasty Style Golden Fried Chicken • Chef’s Special Style Black Pepppered Beef Tenderloin • Steamed Fish Filets w/Ham & Vegetable in a Lotus Wrap • Shrimps with Garlic, Chili & Pepper in a Ocean Basket • Shanghai Pak Choy & Virginia Ham in Supreme Broth • Yeung Chow Style Fried Rice • Dessert of the Day

Saimin Havenly Yours, Shiro Matsuo

Dim Sum & Reg. Menu Dine In Special!

5% OFF

(Charge) • Happy Day Chinese Restaurant 3553 Waialae Avenue

MANOA 988-5923

Dear Hearts,

5% OFF

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

Hong Kong Dim Sum & Regular Menu Items

WAIMALU 485-8883

10% 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 4/30/12. Must present coupon.

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WAIMALU

WAIPAHU

EWA BEACH SHOP. CTR.

98-020 Kam Hwy.

94-256 Waipahu Depot St.

91-919 Fort Weaver Rd.

488-8824

676-2088

689-0999

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


WHERE TO DINE Choon Chun Chicken 1649 Kalakaua Ave. 447-4492

OKAZUYA

SHABU SHABU

Fukuya Delicatessen & Catering

Hanaki Restaurant

2710 S. King St. • 946-2073

Yakiniku Million

1351 Nuuanu Ave. 533-6169

ON ON at McCully Chinese Restaurant

Dine-In & Take-Out EXCLUDES SPECIAL MENUS

EXP 4/30/12

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

The Ocean House Restaurant

Aina Haina Chop Suey

ANNIVERSARY SPECIALS!

East Honolulu

• Chinese Chicken Salad • Salt & Pepper Shrimp • Peking Duck w/Bun • Peking Style Pork Chop • Scallop Egg Soup • Minute Chicken Cake Noodle • Steamed Seabass w/Ginger Onion

Over 50 Different Lunch & Late Night Specials Crispy GauGee Mein only $6.99!

$5.99 – $7.99 Includes

FREE SOUP OF THE DAY

• Deep Fried

Flounder • Crispy Chicken

$9.99* $4.99*

*With purchase of an entrée. Not to be combined with any other offer or special.

Best Cantonese Cuisine

vist us at odorikohawaii.com

Breakfast.......................6am–11am Lunch ...............................11am–5pm Dinner ........5pm–12am (Midnight)

17.75 - $22.75

SHOCHAN

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

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

7

$ 80

OKONOMIYAKI • TEPPANYAKI 449 Kapahulu Ave, 2nd Floor LUNCH 11:30a-5:00p DINNER 5:00p-10:00p Closed Tuesdays

225-0603

Plate Lunch Special Our Homemade Chili 2 Scoops Rice 2 Hot Dogs

only $5.00

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

942-4848

with this ad

533-6169

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

www.fujio-food.com

Limit one coupon per person/2 plates per coupon. No substitution. Exp. 4/30/12 • nuuanuokazuya.com

(reg. $5.50 for original & $6.95 for deluxe with ice cream)

942-4357

…just like home!

TEL.

Any 10% OFF Drink 10% OFF & $2.00 OFF ANY DRINK a homemade waffle Combo

Now serving homemade waffles!

1960 Kapiolani Blvd., #106, Honolulu, HI 96826 • (808) 942-4357 www.mccullysc.com • Ample Parking Available in Basement off Pumehana St.

Starting Starting at

$

808-923-7368 King’s Village Shopping Center 2400 Koa Ave.

Okonomiyaki

Build Build your your own own Japanese Japanese “pancake” “pancake” layered layered with with noodles, noodles, cabbage, cabbage, pork, pork, egg, egg, etc. etc.

2 Choice Teishoku Combo

Fresh Seafood, Sushi, Hot Pot, Full Izakaya Menu

! BYOB

955-3388

Dinner Menu

Committed devotion to serving authentic Japanese taste & hospitality

Saigon Cuisine 1408 Liliha St. 521-6888

GRAND OPENING

OPEN DAILY: 10am — midnight 923 KEEAUMOKU ST.

GO TO WWW.ONONHAWAII.COM TO VIEW MENUS AND FIND $5 COUPON

Celebrating 40 years

98-150 Kaonohi St. 488-4900

Bangkok Chef

1110 McCully St. • 946-8833 Aina Haina Shopping Center www.ononhawaii.com 373-1303 or 373-4632

COUPON

Pho My Lien

2169 Kalia Rd., Outrigger Reef Hotel 923-2277

GRADUATION Dinner for 10 ~ $189 reg. $225

VIETNAMESE

THAI

3660 Waialae Ave. 737-1177

99-115 Aiea Heights Drive 488-9727

2028 Kuhio Ave. 951-9355

1221 Kapiolani Blvd 597-1655

3660 on the Rise

El Charro Mexicano Aiea Restaurant

Keo’s Thai Cuisine

Shabu Shabu House

PACIFIC RIM

MEXICAN

10%OFF

Manoa Marketplace 2756 Woodlawn Drive 988-1551

Nuuanu Okazuya

626 Sheridan St. 596-0799

Thai Village 1286 Kalani St. #104 • 845-4554 94-1040 Waipio Uka St.#15 • 678-2878 94-673 Kupuohi St. #B105 • 676-0843

Must present coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Must buy drink to receive discount. 1 coupon per purchase. Exp. 5/5/12

Must present coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offers. 1 coupon per purchase. Exp. 5/5/12

942-4357

PARTY SIZE MILK TEA!

One Gallon Jug* of Regular Milk Tea $15 or Jasmine Green Tea $18 Perfect for parties, family gatherings, and customers who live far away. One gallon equals approximately 10 Grande size cups. Pearls: Please call us at (808) 942-4357 at least 24 hours ahead of pick-up time to reserve. *Take-out only. **Pearls, straws and cups not included

942-4357 DINING OUT | APRIL 15-21, 2012 |

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Left: Kupuna Candy Seleni with her ohana, Matai, Taimane and Legend Seleni

KAPA CAFE: Keeping it Family-Style with Flair Story by Kelli Shiroma | Photos by Nathalie Walker

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ith its comfortable atmosphere and warm, welcoming staff, Kapa Café is a place where it really does “feel like family.” The eatery, which opened last November, is distinct from others because of its specific purpose, according to owner Shelly Seleni. “I want Kapa Café to be a platform for Polynesian and local entrepreneurs,” she explains. “I want to create a safe place for them to come and know they have the freedom to share what

they’re doing.” Although the eatery usually doesn’t open on Sundays, to officially “launch” the restaurant, Kapa Café is open today (April 15). “As an introduction to Kapa Café, we will be open today and invite everyone to become a part of our family,” Seleni confirms. Seleni, who started a social network group for Polynesian and local entrepreneurs in 2009 called the Tapa Network, realized that she needed to build a home for the network.

“My whole vision behind what I’m trying to accomplish is very unique to the process of making tapa (Polynesian cloth),” Seleni says. “The process of making tapa takes more than one person; it actually takes a village. Tapa is unique and significant to the Polynesian culture as a whole. When I opened Kapa Café, it just made sense because I’m Hawaiian and Samoan — the tapa represents my Samoan and ‘kapa’ (‘cloth’ in Hawaiian) is my Hawaiian.”

Special Kalua Nachos with BBQ

While Kapa Café hasn’t even been open for a year yet, businesses are already utilizing the eatery as a network spot and meeting place. Seleni notes that, while Kapa Café usually closes at 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, many different networking groups utilize the space for their private meetings. The café provides a private room businesses can rent to hold their meetings, which fits close to 30 people. “It’s become a very safe place for them (businesses) to network, share their dreams and share opportunities,” Seleni says. “What I really see for the café is that people come in with a heart of cooperation, not competition — they come in to collaborate versus compete.” At Kapa Café, one will find traditional café fare with a unique, Polynesian twist and a variety of flavors. All sandwiches, for example, are made with either Guava bread — the Café’s signature “pink sandwiches” — taro rolls or spinach bread. A special Guava aioli also is used for

the sandwiches. Customer favorites include Hot Pastrami Grill on Spinach Bread ($9), Guava Melt ($7.50) — a turkey, ham and twocheese panini with Guava aioli — and Turkey Swiss on Guava Bread ($5.50). Also popular among customers is Chicken Salad Mix on Taro Roll ($5.50) and Taegu Tofu Salad ($8.50). Customers also have the option of making their sandwiches combo meals for an additional $2 (comes with chips and a can drink). Kapa Café also offers daily specials. Previous specials have included a steak sandwich with a lilikoi horseradish ($9), kalua pig on taro roll ($9) and an Angus burger on taro with a mango ketchup relish ($7.50). Smoothies are one-of-akind at Kapa Café, with eye-catching names such as the popular Samocha ($5.25) — an Almond Roca mocha — and Poly Punch ($3.95), a mango, lychee and passionfruit blend with a bit of li hing. Another signature smoothie is Supahfruit ($3.95 plain) — made with acai, blueberries, gogi and pomegranate — and the “upgraded” version, Supah

Supahfruit ($5.25), which includes granola and ice cream. Also noteworthy are the unique Kava blends at Kapa Café. Regular Kava ($3) is available, as well as flavors including macadamia nut, melon and cappuccino ($5 per cup). “Most people associate kava with dirt water, but the Kava blends we’ve created here are so delicious that people have to stop and try them,” Seleni says. “We also feature a lot of Polynesian desserts that are (currently) part of the specials and they will be incorporated into the menu.”

Tongan Royale ($3.95)

Guava Lychee ($3.95)

Drizzle ($9)

Kava ($3) Kava Blend ($5) 50)

Ham and Cheese on Guava Bread ($5.

Hot Pastrami Grill on Spi nach Mum’s Potato Crab Salad Bread with ($12.50)

Taegu Tofu Salad ($

8.50)

Kapa Café • 2810 Paa St., Honolulu • Call: 833.5272 • Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Closed Sundays (special events only), Kava Speaks (Open Mic Forum): Fridays, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 24 | DINING OUT | APRIL 15-21, 2012


Hawaii Dining Out 15 Apr 2012