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William Chen, Chef de Cuisine of Beachhouse at the Moana, celebrates the versatility of the mango with Kurobuta Pork Chop, Afternoon Tea delights and, of course, mouth-watering mango bread.

Join the craze for the tropical “King of Fruits” this weekend when Moana Surfrider hosts its fourth annual Mangoes at the Moana. See Page 4 | Leah Friel photo Feasting on Kenny’s best creations | 6 ZPizza serves up the purest of pizzas | 13

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appy Sunday, Ono readers! What if I told you I was craving grass? You would think I’m crazy, right? Well, don’t be too quick to judge. Yes, I’m craving grass, but not just any type of grass. Enter lemongrass, also known as cymbopogon. Whole lemongrass is not easily chewable, so if you choose to consume raw lemongrass, it’s highly recommended to remove the stalk first. Yet, we don’t have to worry about that because we won’t be eating it raw this time around. Instead, this week, I ventured to a few of my favorite Ono, You Know establishments known for some irresistible dishes, which center around this edible grass. Perfect for the summer months, lemongrass enhances any dish by adding a strong citrus flavor, and it’s commonly

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Above: The editor is a big fan of Pho My Lien’s Spicy Lemongrass Chicken ($7.95). Right: Chai’s Island Bistro’s Thai Style Oxtail Soup ($20 a la carte) Photo courtesy of Chai’s Island Bistro

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Lemongrass

Grows Greener on the Other Side By Alana Folen | Photos by Leah Friel

used in the preparation of poultry, seafood, beef and fish in many Asian cuisines — yum! So, without further ado, let's explore this realm of lemongrass and see if the grass really does grow greener on the other side.

Chai’s Island Bistro Celebrity chef Chai Chaowasaree captivates the appetites of diners with his alluring and contemporary Pacific Rim cuisine. As an award-winning chef, Chaowasaree draws in the dinner crowd from 4 to 10 p.m. with decadent offerings from his menu, in addition to live entertainment nightly.

Here at Chai’s Island Bistro, each entree is refreshing to the palate and filled with a plethora of flavors, including lemongrass. Lemongrass is an herb that can be dried and powdered, or used fresh. And according to Chaowasaree, this distinct flavor is featured in his Thai Style Oxtail Soup ($20 a la carte entree) with lemongrass, galangal and Hawaiian chili water with a hint of fresh lemon. “On Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights I’m also offering this soup as part of a special five-course dinner,” Chaowasaree explains. This elaborate five-course menu ($40 per person for dinner and $15 per person for wines) boasts a spread of Gravlax Salmon Roulade with Cream Cheese and Crab Meat, Pork Tenderloin Sate’ with Thai Peanut Sauce and Cucumber Salad, and Poached Pear Salad with Rainbow Vegetables and Raspberry Vinaigrette. Then have your pick from three incredible entrees: Thai Style Spicy Lemongrass Oxtail Soup, Chicken Roulade with Roasted Leek Gravy and Mashed Potato, or Seafood Tortellini with Lobster Reduction. Finally, end your meal on a sweet note with Heart Shape White Chocolate Amore Truffle. Chai's Island Bistro Aloha Tower Marketplace 1 Aloha Tower Drive, Honolulu 585.0011

Pho My Lien Vietnamese Restaurant Sure, it’s obvious that Pho My Lien prides itself in its delicious bowls of pho, but don’t dismiss the other enticing items on its ever-expanding menu. Located in Westridge Shopping Center in Aiea, Pho My Lien has quickly become a family – See page 14

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hings are heating up this summer at Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, as it’s ready to celebrate anything and everything mango! Come July 21, this world-class resort will partner with Makaha Mangoes to kick off its fourth annual Mangoes at the Moana event. This highly anticipated day is jam-packed with festivities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in which kamaaina and visitors are invited to savor this worldrenowned tropical fruit.

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“Mangoes are such a great summer fruit. We really wanted to do an event on property that featured something seasonal,” says Beachhouse at the Moana chef de cuisine William Chen. “Mangoes are summery, bright and tropical, and the name pairs well with the Moana Surfrider. “Mangoes also have great nutritional value. The Westin brand is really all about promoting super foods and wellness. Mango has a bunch of nutritional complements to it that pairs well with what the Westin brand stands for,” he adds. Indulge in a mango mecca and experience a variety of activities devoted to mango, including a mango food demonstration featuring guest speaker Hector Wong, who will showcase a Chocolate Mango Oblivion Cake and instruct you on how to decorate a cake with mango. Mango seminars also are

scheduled, and contests such as Best Mango Contest and Mango Recipe Contest will dish up some friendly competition. “As part of the Best Mango Contest, people can bring their own mango fruit to be judged to see who raised the best mango,” Chen states. “The Mango Recipe contest is always fun because people from the community submit their favorite mango recipes, and we’re still accepting applications for submissions. Some of the submissions we’ve received have been pretty wild — the contestants mix different ingredients and spices into their creations.” According to Chen, an event highlight also will be Mangoes at the Moana’s third annual Mango Throw Down featuring celebrity executive chefs Kevin Hanney from 12th Avenue Grill, Russell Siu from 3660 on the Rise, Jon


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Matsubara from Azure, Celeste Pasag from Beachhouse, JJ Luangkhot from JJ French Pastry and Michael Imada from Japengo, to name a few. “This is one of our traditional events where we invite local celebrity chefs to come and make their own mango-inspired dish. Then we invite our guests who come to the property to taste the dishes, and then they actually get to vote and participate in selecting who’s the winner,” Chen explains, adding that sampling is priced at $75 for adults (includes two drinks at the Southern Wine & Spirits booth); $45 for children (ages 5-12); $6 per script for one plate at each booth; pre-sale tickets cost $65 for adults and $35 for children, and are available for purchase through July 20. (A portion of the proceeds will benefit Leeward Community College’s Culinary Arts Program.) Mangoes at the Moana has become a staple at the resort, and the event is growing in popularity each year. Passionate about mango, the Moana is adding a new component to its mango repertoire this time around as it introduces its Mango Cocktail Mixdown. This fun-spirited competition will bring together local mixologists who will utilize mango and Kettle One Vodka as main ingredients in a mixed drink. Guests will be able to taste the entries of the three finalists competing for the top prize along with other selections at the Southern Wine & Spirits booth. “Mango Cocktail Mixdown is perfect for sunset, pau hana and Happy Hour,” Chen says. “All the mangoes that we currently use are all locally sourced — we work with our local produce purveyors and source the

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mangoes from the islands.” Mango lovers may assume that one day isn’t enough to relish in the essence of mango. Therefore, Beachhouse at Moana Surfrider is offering an assortment of mango com-

and highlight it in a certain dish. So for breakfast we’ve been featuring our mango bread, For afternoon tea we’re offering a mango custard with our scones, mango tea, sorbet and mousse. We have a refreshing Mango Slush

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William Chen, Chef de Cuisine of Beachhouse at the Moana, celebrates the versatility of the mango with Kurobuta Pork Chop, Afternoon Tea delights and, of course, mouth-watering mango bread.

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Join the craze for the tropical “King of Fruits” this weekend when the Moana Surfrider hosts its fourth annual Mangoes at the Moana. See Page 4 | Leah Friel photo Feasting on Kenny’s best creations | 6 ZPizza serves up the purest of pizzas | 13

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2365 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu 237.4794 or 921.4640 moana-surfrider.com/dining/ specialevents/mangoes/

ponents on its menu. “For the month of July, in honor of Mangoes at the Moana, we like to build the hype throughout the property,” Chen says, noting, “During each meal period we try to utilize the fruit

($6) available during lunchtime and afternoon tea as well. For dinner we’re showcasing a Kurobuta Pork Chop ($46) finished with a chili mango gastrique — comparable to a sweet and sour sauce — and served with fried

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onion rings and dressed watercress. “I personally love pork, I think it’s just fantastic. The Kurobuta pork chop is something that we used to do, and the guests have been asking for it back, so we kind of modified it a bit,” he adds. “We brine it for about 36 hours with some spices and citrus. Pork pairs well with the sweetness of mango, so it’s a very nice combination.” Local crafters and vendors also will be on hand, and live entertainment will be provided throughout the day by local musicians Puuhonua Trio, Kamaka Fernandez Trio, Taimane Gardner Trio and Olomana. The Moana Lani Spa Table will have luscious and refreshing Sir Aubrey White Lion mango iced tea with a fragrance and flavor of fresh white mango available for purchase. “Mangoes at the Moana will broaden your horizons as to what you can do with the fruit. It’s all about celebrating mango,” Chen says.

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ince opening its doors in 1966, Kenny’s Restaurant has become an iconic landmark in Kalihi. Conveniently located in Kamehameha Shopping Center with a highly visible sign from the busy intersection of Likelike Highway and North School Street, this legendary restaurant continues to offer local-style comfort foods in a casual diner-like setting with a friendly 2 waitstaff. From American classics to Island favorites, the restaurant has an extensive menu of breakfast foods (which are available all day), sandwiches, burgers, salads, 1 Kenny's Taco Salad soups, pizza, steak, chicken, with Grilled Chicken ($14.95) 2 Fried Ice Cream ($9.99) 3 Deconstructed Fruit Pie ($10.99) 4 Tempura Swai with sweet potato fries ($14.99, add cornbread for $2.09) Leah Friel photos

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desserts and more. For generations, Kenny’s Chinese Chicken Salad, Korean Chicken, Fried Rice and Loco Moco have been and continue to be the most popular menu items. And in an effort to keep things fun and exciting, sous chef James Drewery has added some new dishes, which will be available starting today. Kenny’s popular taco salad is usually made with ground beef, but can now be ordered with grilled chicken. Kenny’s Taco Salad with Grilled Chicken ($14.95) is served in an oversized taco bowl with a generous amount of iceberg lettuce, grilled chicken, refried beans, black beans, diced tomato, green onion, Cheddar cheese, corn, and drizzled with ranch dressing and topped with salsa, sour cream and jalapenos. Also new is Tempura Swai with sweet potato fries ($14.99, add $2.09 for a side of cornbread). The fish has a salt and pepper taste, wrapped inside just the perfect amount of tempura batter, and is served with tartar sauce. Then, for dessert, Drewery has two new creations that are just perfect for summer and available for a limited time. The Deconstructed Fruit Pie ($10.99) features seasonal fruit in between layers of a pillowy, puff pastry and chocolate syrup at the bottom. There also is the irresistable Fried Ice Cream ($9.99) with a scoop of vanilla ice cream inside a crispy Corn Flake crust. Often described as a place like home, old-timers don’t need to worry: The longtime customer favorites will continue to be offered at this timeless eatery. These are just some new options for those who may want to try something different and refreshing.

KENNY’S WHERE Kamehameha Shopping Center 1620 N. School St. CALL 841.0931 HOURS Sunday-Thursday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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Brant Yamamoto (left) and Wayne Tanaka enjoy their lunch at Hinone Mizunone.

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HOURS Open daily, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. WEBSITE fujiofood.com

Katsu Teishoku (Tuesday), Pan Fried Pork and Vegetable Teishoku (Wednesday), Deep Fried Tofu with Vegetable Ankake Sauce Teishoku (Thursday), Mabo Eggplant Teishoku (Friday), Salmon Tempura Donburi (Saturday), and Kimchee Fried Rice (Sunday).

inone Mizunone, a Japanese homestyle restaurant, provides customers with plenty of Japanese favorites, as well as kamadakigohan, a traditional way of cooking rice that takes a lot of dedication to make. Dining Out caught up with Brant Yamamoto and Wayne Tanaka for lunch Brant Yamamoto: “I’m one day at Hinone the Chicken Mizunone. Both have their eating regular dishes that they ‘Amakara-Age’ with Sweet order, but today was dif- Ginger Sauce ($11). This ferent — they both tried something new. The lunch menu is served from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features an assortment of teishoku meals served with rice, miso soup, two side dishes and pickles, and udon and curry dishes. Also, for the month of July, Hinone Mizunone has a weekly specials menu priced at $8.50 a dish: Yaki Udon (Monday), Garlic Chicken

is the first time I’m eating it. I usually get the Broiled Saba ($8.50), but I’m on a rice diet. All the dishes here are good, the service is good, and the location is great.”

Wayne Tanaka: “I got the Butterfish Misoyaki ($14.75). I like butterfish, but this is the first time I’m trying it from here. I usually come here for dinner. This place is clean, the food and service are always good, and the prices are reasonable for Japanese food.”

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othing’s better on a hot summer day than a refreshing maki sushi, and Kozo Sushi has got you covered. While all the maki sushi on the menu is sure to give new life to your dining experience, you also can expect a meal that will leave your tummy happy and content without breaking the bank.

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Since 1976, Kozo Sushi has been serving up delicious sushi at reasonable prices, and the establishment prides itself on providing sushi that can’t be found anywhere else. Kozo also has more than 1,000 locations throughout Japan, but in Hawaii the establishment caters to the local crowd by adding a little taste of the Islands to its sushi. Kozo’s Ahi Tar Tare Maki ($6.25) is a texture explosion in your mouth as it combines tuna tartare, mini bits of tempura chips, green onions and a special barbecue sauce on a California maki (made with crab, cucumber, avocado, mayonnaise and sesame seeds). Hurricane Maki ($7.25) is a true whirlwind of ingredients that tastes so delicious, you might even feel the urge to meander up to the counter to order another. It bands together pieces of fried breaded shrimp, salmon, lettuce, green onions, sweet ‘n’ chili sauce, teriyaki sauce, wasabi mayo and barbecue potato chips into a flavorful

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concoction with an added zing. What do you get when you unite local favorite teriyaki chicken with maki sushi? Teriyaki Chicken Maki ($5.99), of course! You get the best of both worlds with teriyaki chicken, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and a special teriyaki sauce mixed into a maki sushi, which makes for easy eating.


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1 Ahi Tartare Maki ($6.25) 2 Teriyaki Chicken Maki ($5.99) 3 Hurricane Maki ($7.25)

KOZO SUSHI KAHALA MALL 738.5696 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday KEEAUMOKU 946.5696 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

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Like the cheerleading chant goes, “When you mess with dynamite it goes tick, tick, tick, tick, BOOM!” You can expect that “boom” of flavor from Kozo’s Dynamite Maki ($7.25). The shrimp tempura, lettuce, teriyaki sauce, sesame seeds, ahi, masago, green onions and barbecue potato chips sit beneath sweet ‘n’ chili sauce and wasabi mayo, and

the textures and flavors combine in a powerful punch. Tsunami Maki ($7.25) will hit you with three different types of sauces — teriyaki, spicy and sweet ‘n’ chili sauces — glazed atop ahi, tempura chips and green onions over a California maki. Not only is Kozo Sushi about serving the freshest, tastiest meals to its customers, it’s also about making sure each dining experience is memorable. The mixture of texture and flavors in each maki sushi will leave you wanting more. If you’re thinking that a maki sushi simply will not fill you up, Kozo also has other heartier options such as Salmon Ikura Don ($7.50) and Ebi Tempura Don ($6.25). And if you’re looking for that little something to top off your full opu, there are almost 20 different types of temaki sushi you can choose from, including Tuna ($1.20), unagi ($2.15) or veggie ($1.60). There also is something the keiki will enjoy such as Cucumber Hosomaki ($1.30) and Shinko Hosomaki ($1.30), which are prepared to perfection.

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With six convenient locations — Kapahulu, Kahala Mall, Keeaumoku at Walmart, Moiliili, Pearlridge and Pearl City — Kozo Sushi is the perfect place to grab a fresh and tasty on-the-go lunch. It lives by its motto, “When only the best will do ... why not take Kozo Sushi along with you?”

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Vegetarians go green at Genki ention sushi in a conversation and invariably people see it as synonymous with raw fish. The good news for vegetarians is that, accompanying the customary offering of rice and seaweed, are a variety of options that suit a plant-based palate. Enter Genki Sushi-Kapolei, and district manager Amato Garlitos has you covered. We have Kappa Maki (cucumber), Oshinko Maki (daikon) and Ocean Salad, which has no fish oil — it’s just seaweed and sesame oil,” says Garlitos. “We also have Edamame, which is simply steamed soy beans and salt. Of these, the most popular

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VO 1 Edamame ($1.50) 2 Ocean Salad ($1.50) 3 Oshinko Maki ($1.50) 4 Waitress Brittany Rista with vegetarian-friendly options. 2 Nathalie Walker photos

Genki Sushi WHERE Kapolei Commons 4450 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei (and various locations) CALL 674.4227

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with our customers are the cucumber maki and edamame.” With all four dishes priced at $1.50 each, Genki Sushi might be the final outpost for affordable dining in Hawaii. Beyond the fabulous price, the first thing you’ll notice when you sit down is that the Japanese attention to aesthetics is prominent even when it comes to fast food. In fact, it’s such a delicate and refined experience that, even though sushi offers a quick and satisfying meal, “fast food” seems too crass a term. Each booth beside the kaiten

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sushi — sushi served on a conveyor belt — comes with everything you need. Pick up one of the tea cups, and servers will quickly fill it with piping hot green tea. There are tiny saucers you can fill with shoyu for dipping your sushi, and mix a dab of wasabi into the shoyu if you relish an intense zing of heat with each mouthful. Fill another saucer with a heap of pink pickled ginger from a box at the

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table, and use it to garnish each bite for even more gastronomical enjoyment. A few veggie selections drift by on the conveyor belt, but to get just what you want, order from one of the servers. If you’re not already a chopstick expert, this is the time to try it, as each piece of Kappa or Oshinko Maki is the perfect size to lift and pop right into your waiting mouth. Each piece really is its own perfect little package, something to feast the eyes on as well as the taste buds. Contact Rasa Fournier at diningout@staradvertiser.com

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Shore Bird Restaurant & Beach Bar

KITCHEN INSIDER lways wonder what goes on behind the scenes at your favorite restaurant? Well, much credit goes to the many chefs, owners and managers who work diligently day in and day out to make sure Hawaii’s diners have a top-notch dining experience. This week, Dining Out got the inside scoops from Shore Bird Restaurant and Beach Bar’s general manager David Nagaishi, who gave us a little taste of Shore Bird and shared just what fuels his culinary drive.

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Name David Nagaishi Title General Manager of Shore Bird Restaurant & Beach Bar Years at restaurant 10 years

Who or what inspires you as a chef/manager/owner? Our company

inspires me. Our company always encourages us to improve and try new things — to go out and research new things, be creative and be supportive toward one another. Our team here at Shore Bird enjoys working together to create a great dining experience for our customers. Teamwork is very important, and it’s inspiring to have wonderful employees helping each other out.

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it has to be our handmade Angus beef burgers served on a sweet bread bun. I’ve got to say the Cheesy Burger is my favorite made with four types of cheese. The Shrimp and Sausage Kabob and the Rib Eye Steak are our popular entrees for dinner. For dessert, it has to be our homemade brownie sundae, served warm with a scoop What’s your most popular dish? of ice cream. For our breakfast buffet it’s a tossWhat is the biggest compliment up between our pastries that are baked fresh daily from our bakery, you’ve ever received as a chef/manthe fresh fruit, and our hand-carved ager/owner? The biggest compliturkey and honey ham. For lunch ment that I could ever receive is

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when my customers come back year after year. We have been open for more than 30 years and see many returning customers. It is always great to see people who have been visiting us for years bringing their children, friends and family. If you could serve food to a celebrity, who would it be and why? What dish would you serve?

To me everyone is a celebrity, we treat all our guests like celebrities, and they can have anything off the menu — everything is great.

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1 Sashimi and Grilled Salmon from Two Choice Teishoku ($9, Early Bird Special) Photo courtesy of Yoshi 2 Jarred and Brysen Yuen 3 Deluxe Cold Tofu ($9) 4 Mozzarella Tomato ($8) Nathalie Walker photos

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tain yam, natto, green onion, sea urchin and salmon roe to create a taste pattern that is sweet, savory and salty. Noting the ingredients, the life expectancy of the dish was destined to be short. It didn’t stand a chance. Within two minutes it was on to the next dish. Garlic Toast with Spicy Tuna ($8) provided a nice counterbalance of flavor and texture. Spicy raw tuna is topped with sesame seeds, and gently placed on toasted French bread. Garlic, Parmesan cheese and mixed greens complete the crunchy, spicy stack of goodness. The tuna is spicy, and if you’re a fan of spicy ahi poke, you’ll be a fan of this dish as well. How does Mozzarella Tomato ($8) salad fit onto a Japanese menu? Quite nicely, thank you. Locally grown tomatoes are sliced and alternated with portions of fresh mozzarella. The cleanly pre-

sented dish is topped with garlic, olive oil, soy, vinegar, lemon and a basil pesto. The key to such a salad is fresh

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ZPizza’s topping-filled delights. The restaurant’s brilliant flavor combinations, presented on a variety of crusts, are enough to make me completely rewrite my pizza philosophy. While the eatery offers a cheesy classic slice, this season showcases some festive pies to

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spicy but it’s nice and potent. This is starting to be one of my favorites,” says Llarenas. The intensely fresh and flavorful curried chicken blends so well with the yams, raisins and mango chutney for a sublime sweet-andsavory combination. Mozzarella and fresh cilantro round out the toppings. And as any pizza-lover knows, only a stellar crust will do. You’ll love ZPizza’s Rustica crust because it is the restaurant’s thinnest variety — providing all the crunch you could want — yet it maintains an air of fluffiness and good chew. “It’s a little bit crispier and really holds the pizza well,” adds Llarenas. So the next time that pizza craving kicks in, head to ZPizza for an exciting slice.

1 ZBQ ZPizza Creation ($12.95, small; $23.95, large; $26.95, extra large) 2 Kitchen manager Chris Llarenas with Curry Chicken & Yam Rustica Pizza 3 ZBQ Salad ($8.50, small; $10.95, large) 4 Curry Chicken & Yam Rustica Pizza ($12.95) Nathalie Walker photos

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favorite. The husband-and-wife team of Tommy Dang and Lien Bui spearhead the restaurant and pride themselves on serving up authentic Vietnamese cuisine in a spacious and relaxing atmosphere. While many loyal patrons have their tried-and-true favorites such as the everpopular pho or Shrimp Fried Rice, others are gravitating to Spicy Lemongrass Chicken ($7.95). This particular dish exudes a momentous amount of flavor, and Bui is quick to note its success with customers. With every bite you’ll notice how each ingredient complements the next, as Spicy Lemongrass Chicken showcases tender morsels of chicken doused in hoisin sauce, fish sauce and shoyu, and seasoned with just the right amount of lemongrass, garlic and onions. Paired with rice or noodles, it’s safe to say that Spicy Lemongrass Chicken has quickly become

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a favorite on my list. So, the next time you find yourself craving the best in Vietnamese cuisine from Pho My Lien, be sure to work up an appetite — the portions are filling and too good to leave any leftovers. Pho My Lien Vietnamese Restaurant 98-150 Kaonohi St., Suite B213-B 488.4900

Keo’s Thai Cuisine Tempt your taste buds with exotic Thai specialties at the one and only Keo’s Thai Cuisine. Amid the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, stumble upon this landmark restaurant on Kuhio Avenue where you can escape to an open air atmosphere and garden setting that highlights a lush array of fresh floral arrangements, and Thai statues and décor. Owned and operated by Keo Sananikone, Keo’s Thai Cuisine is open

3 Keo’s Thai Cuisine’s Spicy Lemongrass Soup with Shrimp ($4.95) 4 Server Tiki Minnick with Keo’s Spicy Scallops with Lemongrass and Peppers

nightly for dinner and capitalizes on freshness. Sananikone even operates a farm in the Mokuleia area, where he grows the majority of the vegetables found in his cuisine. So, expect nothing but the freshest of ingredients here — in fact, everything grown on the farm is organic and free of pesticides. And although lemongrass is comprised of more than 55 species of grass, it’s an essential ingredient in Sananikone’s masterpieces. Keo’s Thai Cuisine’s featured special is Spicy Lemongrass Soup, also known as Tom Yum. Choose to incorporate chicken ($4.50), shrimp ($4.95), seafood ($5.95) or vegetarian ($4.25) options into the eatery’s most popular soup, which combines fresh lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, green onion, cilantro, mushrooms and lime juice. If you prefer mild, medium or hot spice, Keo’s can cater the soup to your liking.

Then if you’re craving something with a little more substance, opt for Spicy Scallops with Lemongrass and Peppers ($13.95), which consists of a stir-fried feast of savory scallops, along with flavorful lemongrass, peppers and garlic on a bed of chopped cabbage. “This dish is considered medium spicy,” Sananikone explains. “It has a great fan base among our Thai and Vietnamese customers.” Everything is served a la carte here, so be sure to order a side of rice if you wish. Keo's Thai Cuisine 2028 Kuhio Ave. 951.9355


Opulicious

1 Portuguese Sausage, Eggs and Rice ($7) 2 Cold Ginger Chicken ($7.85) 3 Auntie Tita Hawaiian Burger ($6.95) 4 Shoyu Chicken ($7.85) 5 Korean Garlic Chicken ($8.25) Nathalie Walker photos

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I love food, and I love balloons,” says Opulicious Restaurant owner and chef Kelli Kay Chun. She has been a balloon artist for 12 years, working birthday parties and at various restaurants. Chun also has worked as a magician and a clown. It was twisting balloons tableside at another restaurant when she had the idea to start her own restaurant — one that combined the two things that she was most passionate about. “I thought, why not have a restaurant where I can do this every day?” While Chun admits that life in the restaurant industry can be extremely hectic, she says that it’s all worth it. “It is gratifying because you see the customer happy, you see kids who are happy. And when you’re happy, I’m happy. “Life is good because I found something that I really enjoy doing, and it is wonderful,” Chun says. “Every day, I wake up and it’s exciting because I am doing something that I love. Now it’s like every day is a birthday party for me because I get to twist balloons and I also get to cook.” Opulicious interior

t’s mid-afternoon at Opulicious Restaurant, and a family of three is enjoying their plate lunches when the owner and chef Kelli Kay Chun walks up and offers to make the little girl a balloon animal. The girl asks for a butterfly, and Chun quickly sets off to twist two long balloons into a large, colorful butterfly while the family continues to eat. It’s that kind of family fun that Chun hopes to achieve at Opulicious — a new Coolidge Street restaurant that serves what Chun refers to as “local to the max” food. “A lot of eateries are just places to eat,” Chun says. “But my concept is, hey, you know, let’s have fun. Here you can come to a place that not only has great food, but you can have fun, too.” But, Chun says, the crucial aspect to a successful restaurant is, of course, great food — and Opulicious has plenty of that. Like, for instance, the Auntie Tita Hawaiian Burger ($6.95), which comes

with two homemade hamburger patties, two strips of bacon and a pineapple slice, all drizzled in teriyaki sauce. For just one more dollar, you can upgrade to a combo meal that includes fries and a drink. And for $1 more, you can get Opulicious’ delectable sweet potato fries. Other popular local favorites include Shoyu Chicken ($7.85), Cold Ginger Chicken ($7.85) and Korean Garlic Chicken ($8.25). This month’s special is a new dish — Chicken Katsu Loco Moco ($6.95), a creative and tasty twist on the classic loco moco. Opulicious also serves up tasty breakfast treats such as Portuguese Sausage, Eggs and Rice ($7). And keeping in line with Opulicious’ family-friendly fun, the restaurant has a dessert designed specifically for keiki: Dirty Worms ($3.75), which is chocolate pudding, crumbled Oreo cookie bits and gummy worms.

Although the restaurant opened just last year, Chun has been cultivating her culinary craft since she was a kid helping out in her mother’s kitchen. In college, she went on to study culinary arts and nutrition. “I love to eat and I love cooking,” Chun says. “A lot of our recipes here are inspired from my mother, who is from Kauai. Like our Kilauea, Kauai Apricot Baby Back Ribs ($12), which people are buying like crazy.” Whether you’re looking for a place for family night or just to enjoy a low-key meal with friends, Opulicious’ welcoming environment will ensure that you have a good time — and Chun’s collection of quality local favorites will ensure that you have good food to go

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t Golden Duck Chinese Restaurant, a plethora of Cantonese cuisine meets excellent customer service — a combination that has proven to be golden at both its locations on King Street and Waialae Avenue. Loyal patrons flock to the restaurant again and again for a sampling of the expansive a la carte menu, full of family-style favorites. According to owner Darlene Fong, Beef Tendon & Brisket Casserole ($10.95) is a classic. This stew-like dish features beef tendon and brisket brought to tasty fruition with mushrooms, cabbage, bean curd, garlic, ginger, oyster sauce, five-spice seasoning and fresh parsley. Fong says you can enjoy the dish on its own, or eat it with rice or noodles. The owner also suggests trying Oyster Sauce Chicken with Cake

GOLDEN DUCK CHINESE RESTAURANT KAHALA 4230 Waialae Ave., Kahala 737.7188, 737.7288 Open daily, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. KING STREET 1221 S. King St., Honolulu 597.8088 Open daily, 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

Noodle — one of the establishment’s most popular items. This scrumptious hit is specially priced at $5.99, and it’s prepared with chicken, oyster sauce and choy sum. “You pan-fry the cake noodle to make it crispy,” says Fong. “Cake noodle can have many toppings, but this one is with a roasted chicken with crispy skin. We also do minute

chicken, seafood or any topping you would like.” Catering to all your dining needs, Golden Duck Chinese Restaurant offers sharable sensations that are perfect for the whole family.

Beef Tendon & Brisket Casserole ($10.95) Darlene Fong with Beef Tendon & Brisket Casserole Oyster Sauce Chicken with Cake Noodle ($5.99, special price) Nathalie Walker photos

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Bulgogi Bowl ($7.99, lunch special) Spicy Cold Noodle ($9.99) Cold Soup ($9.99) Nathalie Walker photos

reat yourselves to all of the reasonably priced and tasty meals that Yakiniku LuluRara has to offer. Hidden along Keeaumoku Street across from McDonald’s awaits the aroma, smoke and heat of traditional Yakiniku dining. Every dish at Yakiniku LuluRara is priced at $9.99 or less because instead of side dishes, meals are served with salad. With a variety of meats such as Seasoned Beef, Short Rib, Beef Tongue, Briskets, Outside Skirts, Mountain Tripe, Seasoned Raw Beef and Pork Belly, you’ll definitely leave feeling full and satisfied. Low prices and servings of only the best high-quality meat, there’s no going wrong at Yakiniku LuluRara. One of Yakiniku LuluRara’s famous dishes is its Bok Noodle

($9.99). This dish is full of a cold beef-flavored broth and features beef, chicken and noodles. “Customers love this because it’s something different and really delicious,” says owner Sarah Chang. A new dish on the lunch menu is Bulgogi Bowl ($7.99), which is a “norburi styled meal that features hot rice with bulgogi, barbecue-flavored beef,”

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she explains. Come and experience Yakiniku dining by cooking your meat just the way you like it on a hot-top grill right in front of you, or enjoy being served at the sports bar-like section of the restaurant. Yakiniku LuluRara is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and street parking or parking in the back lot is available.


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hai’s Island Bistro, conveniently located in Aloha Tower Marketplace, is not only known for its premier cuisine, showcasing some of the best offerings from the Pacific Rim, but also for its top-rated entertainment, which features a multitude of talented artists including Jerry Santos. Best known for his work in the award-winning musical group Olomana, Santos has been a familiar presence on the island music scene for close to four decades. As a famed singer and songwriter, Santos serenades Chai’s patrons every Thursday at 7 p.m. while hula dancer Nalani Badua-Fernandez graces the stage. Santos is best known for blending traditional and contemporary musical stylings, which reflect all aspects of Hawaii.

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Jerry Santos and Nalani Badua-Fernandez | Photo courtesy of Chai’s Island Bistro

Sweet tooth-approved, Larry’s Bakery on Lawehana Street is your one-stop-shop for all of your favorites — doughnuts, breads, pastries, cookies, cupcakes and more — you name it, they have it. The brother-and-sister team of Lance and Iris Yafuso oversees this family-run business, and loyal patrons have been raving about Larry’s Bakery’s classics. From now until July 20, the establishment is offering 10 percent off of its Chocolate, Lilikoi and Pineapple Mac Nut loaves when you present Larry’s Bakery’s Dining Out coupon on Page 27. Call 422.0059.

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n downtown Honolulu lies a heavenly oasis that diners flock to by the dozens, all in search of topnotch Cantonese cuisine with exceptional flair. Located on Alakea Street, The Mandalay has been in business for six years, and according to owners and husband-and-wife team Larry and Linda Chan, this acclaimed establishment caters to all your dining needs, especially when it comes to celebrating life’s special occasions — the restaurant boasts two stories and seats 320 people comfortably. The Mandalay is located at 1055 Alakea St. and open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call 525.8585.

1 | (from left) Scott Shimomura, Sammy Lam, Phyllis Morihara, Kevin Kuwahara, Jane Kikawa, Kevin Uyeda, Jaylene Pilgrim, Susan Chun, Leslee Ellenson, and Nathan Sparks | 2 Pat Mau Shimizu, Debra White, Levi Hookano and Iris Ito 3 | Carolina M. Muraoka and Nica Faylogna | 4 Edison Kobayashi, Sharyn Matsuda and Sandy Niebling 5 | Tosei Yanagida and Kazuki Kudo

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Miso Chanko Nabe ($11.95 lunch, $21.95 dinner, $13.95 after 9:30 p.m.) Chris Fleck photo

chiriki owner Issei Kazama travels far and wide, seeking a plethora of ingredients to use in the restaurant’s many unique nabe, or Japanese-style hot pot dishes. A unique aspect of the nabe experience at Ichiriki is that instead of a metal pot, Ichiriki’s broths are boiled in a paper pot, which absorbs excess grease and oil from the cooking meat selections. “We go to Japan, to a small town to get these paper pots. No one else serves it like that, it is unique to us,” says general manager Min Kim. A growing nabe favorite is Ichiriki’s Miso Chanko Nabe ($11.95 for lunch, $21.95 for dinner and $13.95 after 9:30 p.m). A miso-based broth is the focal point with this dish, and it includes 16 different vegetable and meat items including cabbage, bok choy, shiitake mushrooms, tofu, gobo, Berkshire pork, scallops, salmon and Ichiriki’s homemade Tsukune Meatballs. “Here we have freshly made meatballs, which we make from scratch with pork, chicken, tofu and ginger,” adds Kim, who personally loves the rich flavor that Miso Chanko Nabe delivers. “We go to Japan to harvest a lot of our ingredients because

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Favorites Like... Baked Brie, Escargot, Caprese Salad, Wine, Beer and Cocktails

Sincerely, Bryce “Saimin Jr.” 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

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Coriander Pork Tripe with Chicken

Dim Sum & Reg. Menu Dine In Special!

(Charge) • Happy Day Chinese Restaurant 3553 Waialae Avenue

©2012 IHOP IP, LLC

10% OFF(Charge) • 15% OFF(Cash) KSSK Perry & Price Saturday Morning Show on 7/14 & 7/21

Roasted Crispy Beef Tenderloin

Ala Moana Center Tel: 947-8818 Jadedynastyhawaii.com Daily: 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Dim Sum: 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Dinner Menu

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

545-1115 1115 Bethel Street www.brasserieduvin.com

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

942-4848

TEL.

www.fujio-food.com


WHERE TO DINE Five Star International Buffet Royal Hawaiian Center, Bldg C, Level 3. 380-9300

Kissaten

Canton Seafood Restaurant

Hee Hing Restaurant

88 Piikoi St. 593-1200

923 Keeaumoku St. 955-3388

449 Kapahulu Ave. 735-5544

Golden Duck

Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine

CATERERS

Makittii

A Catered Experience

2380 Kuhio Ave. 923-2260

94-1068 Ka Uka Blvd. 677-7744

Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant

111 N. King St. 521-8268

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

Happy Day Chinese Restaurant

Little Village Noodle House

3553 Waialae Ave. 738-8666

1113 Smith St. 545-3008

Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant

CHINESE

CAFE

590 Farrington Hwy. 692-9880

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

Aina Haina Chop Suey

Anytime Cafe

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

Market City Shopping Center 2919 Kapiolani Blvd 735-3888

BOUNTY Y theof SEVEN SEAS AS AS Celebrating 40 years

SEAFOOD BUFFET

Committed devotion to serving authentic Japanese taste & hospitality

Friday & Saturday 5:30 – 9:30 pm

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL $15.95 Complete Dinner New Hours 5:30 - 6:45pm

$11.45 Complete Lunch & after 10:30 p.m.

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

For Reservations

739-8760

Fresh Seafood, Sushi, Hot Pot, Full Izakaya Menu

15% OFF Dinner

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

vist us at odorikohawaii.com

Hawaii’s only Gourmet Buffet

AT

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

THE KAHALA

HOTEL & RESORT www.kahalaresort.com

947-2836

Open 7 Days • 2700 So. King St.

Snow Crab Available July 15th! Royal Hawaiian Center, Bldg. C, Level 3 | 380-9300 Lunch 11:00a-2:00p, Happy Hour 2:00p-5:00p, Dinner 5:00p-10:00p Open Daily | Full Bar | Validated Parking *Discount valid with local or Military ID, & Seniors (ages 60+). Cannot be combined with any other offers.

Please Join us For Shore Bird’s

98-150 Kaonohi St. •• Tel: 486-5100

*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 7/27/12.

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 7/27/12.

Every Sunday-Thursday June 3-Sept 27 • 10:30 p.m. FREE TO ENTER! NIGHTLY PRIZES! WEEKLY CASH PRIZES! Finals on Sept 27th.

*GRAND PRIZES*

Paddle Board courtesy of Blue Moon, Coors Light & Miller Lite, and a Trip for 2 to Las Vegas courtesy of Vacations Hawaii!

BEACHFRONT AT THE OUTRIGGER REEF ON THE BEACH • 2169 KALIA ROAD • WAIKIKI VALET PARKING • WWW.SHOREBIRDWAIKIKI.COM • TEL. (808) 922-2887 D I N I N G O U T | J U LY 1 5 - 2 1 , 2 0 1 2 | 2 1


WHERE TO DINE Lung Fung Chinese Restaurant 5724 Kalanianaole Hwy. 377-5566

On On at McCully

JJ Bistro & French Pastry

FAMILY DINING

ON ON McCully St. at McCully 1110 946-8833

3447 Waialae Ave.

739-0993

Asahi Grill Ward 515 Ward Ave., #204 593-2800

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

1055 Alakea St. 525-8585

Ward Centre 1200 Ala Moana Blvd.

Asian Mix

Royal Palace Restaurant

Mandalay (The)

Kaka‘ako Kitchen

R E S TA U R A N T

596-7488

1234 South Beretania St. 521-1688

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

Dean’s Drive Inn 45-773 Kam Hwy., Kaneohe 247-1300

Seafood Village

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant

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

Liliha Square, 524-1628

10%OFF COUPON

Dine-In & Take-Out

$229 for ten (Reg. $249)

EXCLUDES SPECIAL MENUS

EXP 7/31/12

LET US COOK FOR YOU

Curly Fries & “All You Can Eat” Salad Bar!

8

Korean Beef Salad reg $12.99

9

$ 99

Dinner for 10 ~ $189 reg. $225

• 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

9

$ 99

BALLOON ANIMAL ARTIST AND TOY CHEST. HAPPY HOUR FOR MOM & DAD!!!

ONE FREE SELECTION WITH PURCHASE OF 4*

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

reg $15.99

835 Keeaumoku St. #I-101B • 944-0088

SUN-THURS 11AM-10PM • FRI-SAT 11AM-MIDNIGHT

Special Summer 5-Course Meal! 1st Course: Soup or Mixed Greens 2nd Course: Appetizer Trio 3rd & 4th Course: Pick any two of 8 Entrees… • Baked Salmon Wellington • Opaka Fettucini • Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin • Grilled New York Steak Brioche 5th Course: Dessert of Choice

Bistro & French Pastry

*OFFER SUBJECT TO CHANGE, DINE-IN ONLY, VALID KAHALA LOCATION ONLY

735-5544

Red House Top Noodle

Valid w/coupon thru 7/19/12. Cannot be combined w/other offers. Dine in only.

KIDS EAT FREE

*this coupon required; expires 7/31/2012

955-1764 Open 24 Hours 1860 Ala Moana Blvd. Validated Parking

Try our favorite Korean Fusion Dishes!

*Free Kids Meal For Every Adult Meal Purchased.

HONG KONG DIM SUM

$ 60

Grand Opening Specials!

FAMILY NIGHT-WEDNESDAY AT WAHOO’S KAHALA

*this coupon required; expires 7/31/2012

10:30 AM to 10:30 PM

SUMMER SPECIAL!

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

•Mandarin Potstickers •Egg Flower Soup •Pepper Salt Shrimp •Steamed Stripe Bass •Chicken Oyster Sauce •Beef Choy Sum •Steamed Rice $49 for four* (reg. $59)

Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 2nd floor 922-9333

2850 Paa St. 833-3728

East Honolulu Aina Haina Shopping Center • 373-1303 or 373-4632

•Fresh Melon Chinese Prawn Salad •Seafood Tofu Soup •Crackling Chicken •Roasted Garlic Dungeness Crab •Mongolian Pork Chops •Hunan Tofu with a Bok Choy •Beef with Fresh Asparagus •Steamed Rice

Large 1/3 lb. Beef Burger or Teriyaki Burger

Henry Loui’s

Aina Haina Chop Suey

SPECIAL SUMMER MENU

Kenny’s Express Hawaiian BBQ

WAHOO’S KAHALA | 4614 KILAUEA AVE. | 732-9229

28

$

plus tax per person

Special Summer $40 5-Course Dinner$ Per Person available Sun, Mon, & Tues Only

for 15 add’l wine parings

Retirement, Promotions and more! BOOK YOUR PARTY NOW!

Buy one dinner entrée, receive 2nd entrée

50% OFF

Prices starting at…

valid Sun, Mon & Tue with ad Expires 7/24/12.

SENIOR DISCOUNT

SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE

25% OFF NABE Monday - Friday 4pm-6pm.

Danny Couch

FREE VALET PARKING • www.chefchai.com • Call 585-0011 2 2 | D I N I N G O U T | J U LY 1 5 - 2 1 , 2 0 1 2

SAT

Brothers Cazimero

FRI

Jerry Santos & Hula

THUR

Robert Cazimero

WED

Cannot be combined with other offers.

TWO GREAT LOCATIONS! AIEA • 484-2222 HONOLULU • 589-2299 98-150 Kaonohi St. 510 Piikoi St.

KAPOLEI MARKETPLACE 590 Farrington Hwy

692-9880

Only $11.95 per person small or large party welcome! (200-300 Capacity)

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT

Crab Legs & Mayonnaise Shrimp Dinner Buffet Friday, Saturday & Sunday


WHERE TO DINE Plaza Cafe

Kit N Kitchen 1010 University Avenue 942-7622

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

Opulicious

1131 Nuuanu Ave. 587-7877

Shore Bird Restaurant

Willoughby’s

Outrigger Reef on the Beach 922-2887

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

Restaurant Epic 946 Coolidge St. 943-8885

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

Pagoda 1525 Rycroft St. 948-8356

Tony Roma’s WAIKIKI 1972 Kalakaua Ave. • 942-2121 AIEA 98-150 Kaonohi St. • 487-9911

Zippy’s Call the one nearest you

Shiro’s Saimin Haven WAIMALU 98-020 Kam Hwy. • 488-8824 WAIPAHU 94-256 Waipahu Depot St. • 676-2088 EWA BEACH SHOPPING CENTER 91-919 Fort Weaver Rd. • 689-0999

Panya Bistro • Bakery • Bar Ala Moana Center, Mauka - Mall Level 946-6388

FILIPINO Max’s Of Manila

Wailana Coffee House

94-300 Farrington Hwy

1860 Ala Moana Blvd. 955-1764

801 Dillingham Blvd. 951-6297

July Specials

ONLY

5

$

Your choice:

Now Available

99

• Chinese Chicken Salad • Oyster Sauce Chicken each w/Cake Noodle

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

Finger foods - 6pcs. of Chicken (legs & thighs), 16pcs. Lumpiang Shanghai & Chicken Chicharon (Crispy Chicken Skin)

(Both available at Kahala location only)

• Crispy Gau Gee ONLY

15.99

$

Max’s HAPPY HOUR

8

$

1221 S. King St. • 597-8088 Open Daily 10:30am-11pm

Max’s KO TO-GO Pack

50

at Dillingham only Monday thru Friday 3pm - 6pm

• Shrimp Canton

“Cuisine of the Philippines” 801 Dillingham (next to Costco)

Celebrate Your Birthday



www.genkisushiusa.com

PLATTERS available for…

SUMMER GET-TOGETHERS!

NEW

Menu Items!

Proud recipient of:

SERVING LUNCH & DINNER • TAKE-OUT AVAILABLE

BENTO $11.95 Reg. $15.95

CHOICE of TWO:

Mon-Fri: 6:00 - 10:00 pm Sat, Sun: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

14 LOCATIONS:

OAHU: ALA MOANA 942-9102 AINA HAINA 373-4033 EWA TOWN CENTER 683-1003 KANEOHE 247-9595 KAPAHULU 735-7700 KAPOLEI 674-4227 STADIUM MARKETPLACE 488-9202 WAIAU 485-0227 WAIKELE 678-3180 WARD CENTER 591-5600 OTHER ISLANDS: KONA (808) 327-6776 KUKUI GROVE (808) 632-2450 LAHAINA (808) 661-0333 MAUI MALL (808) 873-7776

• Wine Spectator Award-Winning Wine List • Live Entertainment • Valet Parking

(6297) 951-MAXS www.maxsofmanila.com

Since 1945

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

94-300 Farrington Hwy, Waipahu (next to Savers)

• (2) Big Shrimp & (2) Veg. Tempura • Chicken Katsu • Chicken, Beef or Pork Teriyaki • Miso Butterfish • Chicken Kagaage INCLUDES: MISO SOUP, TUFO, GYOZA, SALAD & TEA OPEN TUE-SUN LUNCH

COLD SOBA $8.95

Reg. $13.00

• (2) Big Shrimp

• (2) Veg. Tempura

• Tsukemono • Tea

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

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

536-3035

Proper Attire Required Reservations Recommended

2440 Kuhio Ave.

922 5555 www.hyshawaii.com

SHOCHAN 449 Kapahulu Ave, 2nd Floor LUNCH 11:30a-5:00p DINNER 5:00p-10:00p Closed Tuesdays Specializing in: okonomiyaki, teppanyaki, kushiage

Serving Hawaii for 14+ yrs.

225-0603 11:30 am-2:30 pm 5 pm-9:30 pm (Closed Tuesdays)

MANOA MARKETPLACE

988-1551 1-FREE PIECE SHRIMP TEMPURA TONS OF FREE PARKING! SUMMER SPECIAL• EXPIRES 7/19/12

1-PER PERSON, 1- PER COUPON WITH ORDER. MUST PRESENT COUPON AT TIME OF ORDER

D I N I N G O U T | J U LY 1 5 - 2 1 , 2 0 1 2 | 2 3


WHERE TO DINE FINE DINING

Hy’s Steak House

Top of Waikiki

2440 Kuhio Ave. 922-5555

Waikiki Business Plaza 2270 Kalakaua Ave. 923-3877

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

Il Lupino

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

Chai’s Island Bistro Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Hoku’s

THAI CUISINE SERVING HAWAII SINCE 1977...

BREAKFAST & LUNCH NOW OPEN DAILY!

TRY OUR POPULAR CATERING DISHES!

A new twist on an old favorite FREE PARKING DAILY FOR BREAKFAST & LUNCH AT RYCROFT STREET PARKING STRUCTURE Breakfast items featured Daily

Chinese Chicken Salad Korean Chicken Egg-Battered Mahi Fried Rice

Coupon required. Not combinable with other offers. Expires 7/20/12

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

1006 Kapahulu Ave. 739-5000

1250 Kapiolani Blvd. 237-5429

Voted Best Thai in Hawaii 15% OFF Take Out

Paesano Ristorante Italiano

Fine Dining Burgundy

Stage Restaurant

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

Walking distance from all Waikiki Hotels

FRENCH 1115 Bethel St. 545-1115

Restaurant Row 599-3860 Waikiki Beach Walk 440-7910

Dinner 5:00pm - Closing

Royal Hawaiian Center 922-3400

Brasserie Du Vin

Aloha Tower Market Pl. 585-0011

2028 Kuhio Avenue

ITALIAN

Eggs Benedict, Homemade Corned Beef Hash , Loco Moco, & much more. Lunch items featured MONDAY - FRIDAY

Oxtail Soup and Ramen, Prime Rib Sandwich, Fresh Catch of the Day, & much more. Now featuring our popular

Brunch on SATURDAY and SUNDAY

Many other options available. Call for pricing and full menu.

Prime Rib, Crab Legs, Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura, Omelet Station & much more.

841-0931

tel. 951-9355

Kam Shopping Center Open 6am Daily

www.keosthaicuisine.com

Try our latest breakfast special

Kalua Hash Benedict!

Try Our Tasty HASH TEMPURA! The Best Hash Tempura on the Island!

Ala Moana Sidewalk Sale

Sun-Thu 8am-10pm • Fri-Sat til 11pm Okazuya open daily from 8am

2012

SEKIYA’S RESTAURANT & DELICATESSEN Serving Hawaii for 77 Years!

2746 Kaimuki Ave

732-1656 ACROSS KAIMUKI H.S.

TOMATO BISQUE OR CLAM CHOWDER

1

Exp. 7/31/12.

www.SekiyasRestaurant.com

July 13, 14, 15 Hawaiian Roll Cake

with purchase purchase $ 00 with of of any any entreé entreé 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.

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

Ala Moana Center • Mall Level

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

Mahalo, Hawaii!

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

For voting us your best! "EST,ATE.IGHT%ATERYs"EST"ENTOs"EST"AKERY

ENTER TO WIN BUY 3 GET 1 FREE 1 of 4 TRIPS FOR TWO TO LAS VEGAS! NAPPLES OR CONSOLATION PRIZES BROWNIES One Month’s Supply of Zip Pacs

$7.99 Hawaii’s Best fast food

ZIP PAC

$5.99 SPAGHETTI & fast food

2 4 | D I N I N G O U T | J U LY 1 5 - 2 1 , 2 0 1 2

CHICKEN MIXED PLATE

All items must be the same, limit 3 free

One Month’s Supply of Napples

Zip Pac $8.99 and Spaghetti & Chicken Mixed Plate $6.99 Restaurant. Prices slightly higher in Kahului. Offer valid from 7/1/2012 - 7/31/2012. While supplies last. Must be a Hawaii resident and 21 years of age or older to be eligible for Vegas giveaway, a Hawaii resident and 18 years of age or older for consolation prizes. No purchase necessary, other restrictions may apply. No substitutions allowed. Cannot be combined with any other promotional offers, coupons or discount cards. For complete rules and information see stores or visit www.zippys.com.


WHERE TO DINE JAPANESE

Romanos Macaroni Grill Ala Moana Center Hookipa Terrace 356-8300

Blue Hawaii Sushi 1140 Kuala St., Pearl City Across Wal-Mart 456-2128

Taormina-Sicilian Cuisine

Genki Sushi

227 Lewers St. 926-5050

Aina Haina 373-4033 Ala Moana 942-9102 Ewa Town Center 683-1003 Kaneohe 247-9595 Kapahulu 735-7700 Kapolei Commons 674-4227 Stadium Market Place 488-9202 Waiau 485-0227 Waikele Center 678-3180 Ward Center 591-5600

Z Pizza

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

Okinawan • Japanese Steak • Seafood Local Favorites Buy One Entrée Get the Second

Hifumi Japanese Restaurant

Kobe Japanese Steak House

Chinese Cultural Plaza 536-3035

1841 Ala Moana Blvd. 941-4444

Hinone Mizunone

Kozo Sushi

1345 South King St. 942-4848

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

Ichiriki Aiea 98-150 Kaonohi St. 484-2222

50% OFF*

(Take Out Only) while supplies last...

*Some exclusions may apply. Exp. 7/31/12

Ala Moana Center • Mall Level / Mauka

Mon - Sat 7:30am - 10pm • Sun 8am - 8pm

www.panyagroup.com

THIS WEEKEND ONLY • Sat/Sun July 14 & 15 Macadamia buttermilk pancakes topped with our homemade macadamia nut whipped cream then sprinkled with a generous amount of macadamia nuts.

BISTRO • BAKERY • BAR

Breakfast • Lunch • Happy Hour • Dinner

946-6388

596-7488 www.eggsnthings.com

2464 KALAKAUA AVE.

926-3447

926-3447

5

$

Join us at Sam Choy's

FOR OUR DAILY SPECIALS! Happy Hour Daily 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday is Snow Crab Night 2 lbs of Snow Crab Legs for $29.95 Wednesday is Prime Rib Night 1 pound of Prime Rib for $20.95 (until it runs out) Thursday is Brewer's Day Pitchers of our Aloha Beer for $10 all day long Friday is Aloha Friday Hawaiian Plate all day long and LIVE Hawaiian entertainment from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Saturday is Kupuna Day Our Kupunas 62 and older receive a 20% Discount all day (proof of eligibility required) Sunday is Keiki Night Kids Eat Free from our Keiki menu with each Adult entree purchased. From 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., marvel at the magic of Alan Arita, enjoy the balloon sculptures of Suzette and treasure the caricature drawings of John

Cater with Kaka‘ako Kitchen Call for Catering Menu

343 SARATOGA AVE.

2400 Koa Ave. 923-7368

Honolulu 510 Piikoi St. 589-2299

$4 Selected Sliced Cakes 7/13-7/15

Under New Management

Odoriko Japanese Restaurant

Sauteed Mahi with Lobster Sauce Steak & Shrimp Chicken Alfredo Pasta

922-6868

Call for Reservations & Information 2284 Kalakaua Ave.

Open 7 Days from 11am-10pm

Sam Choy's will be Closed on Mondays

Lunch 11am - 4pm Dinner 5pm - 10pm

Like us on Facebook for Special Deals & Offers

waffle with this ad

12.95

Looking for a place for a private party, contact our Banquet Coordinator

580 Nimitz Hwy. 545-7979

Red Carpet

Early Bird $ Special Only

www.samchoyhawaii.com

at the old Waikiki III Theatres Parking available at the Pro-Park location Seaside Ave. Pay $2 at the Restaurant. www.atlantisseafoodsteak.com

(reg. $9.95)

July Specials Strawberry Cloud Cake & Strawberry Filled Yeast Donut

KOREAN CUISINE

• LUNCH $17.95 10:30AM - 2:30PM • DINNER $25.95 2:30PM-10PM DINE IN ONLY. VALID ON WEEKDAYS ONLY. May not combine with any other promo/offer. Expires 7/20/12

KAL BI, SIRLOIN, CHICKEN, SPICY PORK, FRESH SHRIMP

WITH THIS AD. EXPIRES 7/31/12. *DISCOUNT EXCLUDES ALL BEVERAGES.

(808) 942.0505

815 KEEAUMOKU ST.

LIKE US ON:

930 McCully St. • 951-0511/951-0611

• PRIVATE PARTY ROOM • CONVENIENT PARKING

Strawberry Fill

ed Yeast Donut

D I N I N G O U T | J U LY 1 5 - 2 1 , 2 0 1 2 | 2 5


WHERE TO DINE Makino Chaya

Shochan

98-150 Kaonohi St. 486-5100

449 Kapahulu Ave., 2nd Floor 225-0603

Sumo Ramen

Restaurant Suntory

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

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

Sakura Terrace Japanese Cafe

Tanaka of Tokyo

Yakiniku LuLuRaRa

EAST, in King’s Village 922-4233 CENTRAL, in Waikiki Shopping Plaza 922-4702 WEST, in Ala Moana Cntr-Hookipa Terrace 945-3443

915 Keeaumoku Street 941-9112

Yoshi 1427 Makaloa St. 941-6891

1240 South King Street 591-1181

MEXICAN

Sushi Company 1111 McCully Street 947-5411

Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen

KOREAN

Wahoo’s Fish Taco Kahala • 4614 Kilauea Ave. 732-9229 Ward • 940 Auahi St. 591-1646

Red House In Honolulu

Sushi King

2746 Kaimuki Avenue 732-1656

Yakiniku Million 626 Sheridan St. 596-0799

835 Keeaumoku St. #I-101 B 944-0088

2700 S. King St. 947-2836

Our Most Popular!

It’s ZBQ Season! “Il Lupino leaves little room for anything other than the highest praise...one of the truest Italian dining experiences in town.” - Jo McGarry, MidWeek Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Happy Hour • Early Dinner Specials Royal Hawaiian Center at the Royal Grove www.illupino.com • 808.922.3400

zbq salad mixed greens, bbq chicken, roasted peppers, red onions, sweet corn, fresh cilantro, with chipotle ranch dressing

zbq pizza bbq sauce, mozzarella, bbq chicken, roasted peppers, red onions, fresh rounds of tomatoes, cilantro, sweet corn

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

Sakura Chirashi Sushi Don

Fresh. Delicious. Delightful.

SAKURA TERRACE JAPANESE CAFE

1240 South King Street | 591-1181 | www.sakuraterrace.com

CELEBRATE YOUR GRADUATE’S ACHIEVEMENT.

238

$

Special Price for Table of 10

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

RESTAURANT

SUNTORY Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 3rd Floor

restaurantsuntory.com

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

922-5511

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

ROYAL PALACE R E S TA U R A N T

4510 Salt Lake Boulevard 96818

$1 OFF Any Bread

Stadium Mall, next to Ice Palace LOTS OF PARKING

Offering Buffet (choose from 25 Items) & Sit Down Menus

purchases over $4

Lunch Buffet Dinner Buffet (11:00AM-2:00PM) (5:30pM-8:30PM) Daily ..............$10.95 Special Party Menu - $185.00 per table of 10

Must present coupon • exp. 7/19/12

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

Call for Reservations 487-6662 or 486-7410 2 6 | D I N I N G O U T | J U LY 1 5 - 2 1 , 2 0 1 2

10% Off

(Excluding Buffet)

DAILY BREAD SPECIALS TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY

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

“All Natural no added chemicals”

988-4310 2752 Woodlawn Dr. • Manoa Marketplace

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

Special Graduation Menus start from $8.95 per person, OR Create Your Own Graduation Menu from $10.95 per person! (Minimum 25 guests, delivery fees may apply.)

677-7744

Call to order or visit www.acateredexperience.com for more info.


WHERE TO DINE OKAZUYA Fukuya Delicatessen & Catering

SHOR American Seafood Grill

3660 on the Rise

2710 S. King St. 946-2073

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach 2424 Kalakaua Ave. 923-1234 ext. 59

3660 Waialae Ave. 737-1177

The Ocean House Restaurant

Nuuanu Okazuya

2169 Kalia Rd., Outrigger Reef Hotel 923-2277

1351 Nuuanu Ave. 533-6169

OKINAWAN

SHABU SHABU

Pho My Lien

Adega Portuguese

Kapalama Shopping Center 1210 Dillingham Blvd # 8 841-8535

Shabu Shabu House

1138 Smith Street 566-5909

Asian Mix

Keo’s Thai Cuisine

2028 Kuhio Ave. 951-9355

VIETNAMESE

Hanaki Restaurant Manoa Marketplace 2756 Woodlawn Drive 988-1551

PORTUGUESE

New Violet’s Grill

THAI

SEAFOOD

PACIFIC RIM

98-150 Kaonohi St. 488-4900

1221 Kapiolani Blvd 597-1655

Bento • Take-Out Mix Plate • Catering

Japanese, Chinese and Local Flavor

July Special $7.47 Appetizer Combo

Offer valid on dine-in orders only. Must present coupon. Cannot be combined with other offers or coupons. Exp 7/31/12

Limit 2 orders per purchase/person

hiasianmix.com 1234 South Beretania St

Open Daily 10:30am-8:30pm

521-1688

Shop A-1 (below Safeway Beretania)

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

WESTRIDGE SHOPPING CENTER • 488-4900

2012

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

FIRST PLACE

FREE PIZZA! BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE (Reg. $9.95each)

LOAF CAKES

10% OFF WITH COUPON EXPIRES 7/20/12

WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

Tree to Table - A Mango Throw Down Noon-4pm Banyan Courtyard

*Take out only, w/coupon; not to be combined with any other offer. Expires 7/31/12.

A mango-inspired challenge featuring Hawai’i’s top chefs and guest celebrity judge Chef Roy Yamaguchi.

4369 Lawehana St. (across Target in Salt Lake) | OPEN Mon - Fri 6AM - 1PM Sat 6AM - 12PM www.larrysbakery.com or find us on An “air”larious dining experience with ono food and FUN balloon art!

OPEN TIL MIDNIGHT! 2919 Kapiolani Blvd., #218

MARKET CITY SHPG CNTR 735-3888

Shrimp Scampi

Won Ton Noodle

SIDE ORDER

FRIED RICE Limited Time Only!

5.95

SO ONO!

CHICKEN or KATSU LOCO MOCO

(Reg. $7.75) 946 Coolidge St. (across Moiliili Long’s)

Mon-Fri: 10am-8pm • Sat: 10am-3pm • Sun closed

$6.95 (Reg. $8.25)

943-8885

@ WARD •••

Proceeds benefit the Leeward Community College Culinary Program. 9am-3pm Go Mangoes in the Lani Kai Room 10am-6pm Mango Mixer in the Banyan Courtyard Noon-2pm Mango Food Demonstrations, Grand Salon For more information, call 921-4600 or visit mangoesatthemoana.com

W/ PURCHASE OF ANY ENTREE

CHAR SIU PORK $ PLATE

Celebrate the fresh taste of mangoes at our 4th Annual Mangoes at the Moana. Join us for a fun-filled day of food, drinks, seminars and more.

Build your own 10" pizza with unlimited toppings.

Also available Pasta • Burgers • Salads • Sandwiches Lilikoi Chocolate Pineapple Macnut

In love with mangoes

Customers’ Favorite…

Oxtail Soup!

SUN-THURS 6:30AM-10PM FRI-SAT 6:30AM-11PM

Saturday, July 21

VALID AT ASAHI GRILL WARD ONLY. CANNOT COMBINE W/ OTHER SPECIALS OR DISCOUNTS. MUST PRESENT COUPON. LIMIT 1 PER COUPON. EXP. 7/20/12

515 WARD AVE.

593-2800

D I N I N G O U T | J U LY 1 5 - 2 1 , 2 0 1 2 | 2 7


orderoftheday Goyo with Pork ($8.95 à la carte, $13.95 complete meal)

Out with the Old, Bringing in the New Story by Kelli Shiroma • Photos by Nathalie Walker

espite its name, New Violet’s Grill is far from being the “new kid on the block.” Currently located in Kapalama Shopping Center, the eatery has been in existence for more than 60 years and is now under new management, according to owner Cindy Suehisa. “It’s been under new management since May 1,” she confirms. When asked why the restaurant name is “New Violet’s Grill,” Suehisa mentions that additions to the menu played a role in the name change. “Our family — with my auntie — took over the restaurant (from the previous owners) in 1998,” Suehisa explains. “When my brother took over the restaurant around 2001, we changed some of the food on the menu. Now there’s more Okinawan food on the menu than there was before.” New Violet’s Grill — which is usually most crowded during weekends — is known for its homey, family-oriented atmosphere. “The environment is relaxing; it’s a place where everything is homecooked,” Suehisa states. “Everything is made from scratch.”

The eatery provides customers with both Japanese and Okinawan menus, and takeout options are available. Some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes come off of the Okinawan menu, according to Suehisa. Items are sold either a la carte or in complete meals. Complete meals include the entrée; rice and tsukemono; a choice of miso soup or tossed green salad; coffee, tea (hot or iced), Green River or fruit punch; and dessert. “The Oxtail Soup ($10.95 a la carte; $14.95 complete meal), Pig Feet Soup ($10.95 a la carte; $14.95 complete meal) and the Chanpuru (Stir Fry) dishes are popular,” she says. “The Oxtail Soup is our signature dish, but we also have local favorites — Hamburger Steak with Fried Onions and Brown Gravy ($9.95 a la carte; $14.95 complete meal) and Loco Moco ($9.95 a la carte; $14.95 complete meal) also are really popular.” A customer favorite at New Violet’s Grill is Violet’s Special ($18.95) — sashimi with a choice of two entrées, such as Teriyaki Chicken, Ahi Katsu, Kalbi, Shrimp Tempura and Shoyu Pork. “We’re going to change Violet’s Special to have three choices instead of two choices,” Suehisa adds. Besides the change to Violet’s Special,

1210 Dillingham Blvd., Honolulu | 841.8535 | Daily, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

there will be further changes to the menu that customers can look forward to. “We’re going to try to have a daily special every day,” Suehisa explains. “(Examples of current daily specials include) Ahi Bone ($13.95), Steamed Opaka ($11.95 a la carte; $15.95 complete meal), Grilled Opaka ($10.95 a la carte; $14.95 complete meal) and Garlic Ahi ($14.95). We also have Breakfast Specials, including a Waffle Special with Meat ‘n Egg ($6.85), a Spam Omelet with Starch ($5.75) and a Vegetable Omelet with Starch ($6.25). We have these specials on an everyday basis. With our new menu that we’re making, we took some things out and we’re going to put in some other things — we are going to put in the dishes we make every day and make other specials.” New Violet’s Grill also is looking to expand its promotions, in an effort to

increase awareness and attract younger generations to the restaurant, according to Suehisa. “(Right now), from Monday thru Wednesday, we have a 15 percent off discount for senior citizens,” she says. “The discount is available all day for seniors age 60 and older. We’re also going to start getting a kids’ menu going, and we’re going to have kids eat free with one adult entrée on Mondays. Currently, individuals from the older generation frequent our restaurant, but we’re trying to get the younger ones to come in.”

Payton and brother Chaz Nagasawa with their cousin Kayla Suehisa

2 8 | D I N I N G O U T | J U LY 1 5 - 2 1 , 2 0 1 2

Oxtail Soup ($10.95 à la carte, $14.95 complete meal)

Pork Chop ($17.95)

Hamburger Steak with Fried Onions and Brown Gravy ($9.95 à la carte, $13.95 complete meal)


Hawaii Dining Out July 15, 2012  

Hawaii Dining Out July 15, 2012

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