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Fendu Boulangerie has always delivered fresh breads, amazing pastries and straight-from-the-oven pizza goodness with the greatest of ease. Now the popular eatery has even more treats in store for patrons with its growing, hassle-free menu. See Page 4 | Leah Friel photo

(From left) Artisan baker Hansel Costales, sous chef Leanel Vidad and prep cook Nic Flores cook up some of Fendu’s favorites, including Vegetarian Pizza, Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich, Ground Wagyu Beef Sandwich, Valrhona Milk Chocolate Mousse with Earl Grey Jelly and Pear Almond Tarte.

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So, come along with me, this week, I say, bring it on! Let’s submerge ourselves in a world of unique and outlandish fare at the following Ono, You Know establishments. Andrew Zimmern, I hope I made you proud!

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’m always up for a challenge, and this week the challenge was handed over to me big time! In fact, I had to dig deep and bring forth my inner Andrew Zimmern of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods America. I’m no wimp when it comes to trying new and exotic cuisines, so this week, I welcomed the bizarre foods and cultures found right here at home. Hawaii is a melting pot of diverse cultures, which makes it the perfect place to tackle gizzards served Portuguese style, dive into pig’s stomach and enjoy the flavors of beef tongue! While I must admit that I did indeed need to summon up a bit of courage to eat these uniquely edible creations, I’m glad I did. I quickly discovered that what may be one man’s trash is another man’s treasure — yes, even when it comes to food.

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Adega Portuguesa Restaurant & Bar Celebrating Portuguese and Brazilian cuisine, Adega Portuguesa Restaurant & Bar in Chinatown takes pride in its many authentic dishes, and restaurant owner

Trigo da Silva is one who embodies his Portuguese culture and heritage with such vigor. Wanting to embrace signature Portuguese classics as well, I took it upon myself to try a well-known appetizer here. Enter Moela a Adega ($11), otherwise known as stewed gizzards, which are commonly eaten as a snack in Portugal. For those unfamiliar with the gizzard, it’s an organ found in the digestive tract of some animals, including birds. This specialized stomach constructed of thick, muscular walls is used for grinding up food. Nowadays, poultry gizzards are a beloved dish throughout the world, and when prepared correctly can be a feast. “In my country gizzards are very popular, everyone eats gizzards,” da Silva says. “We're raised on it — it’s the best! “A lot of people here in Hawaii haven’t tried it, but once they do they really like it, and order it again and again.” Moela a Adega features sauteed gizzards doused in a tomato-based sauce, and additionally seasoned with diced onions, peppers and olives, which makes for one surprisingly delicious meal. It’s a bit spicy and in all honesty tastes like chicken. The seasoning is perfect, allowing your palate to be hit with an abundance of delectable flavors. Pair this dish with a glass of red wine, and I’m sure you'll be quite impressed. You’ll even receive 15 percent off this dish through Aug. 5 when you present this Ono, You Know feature. My word of advice: go beyond your comfort zone/the “norm.” There’s a world of cuisines out there that are just waiting to work up and inspire your appetite.

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My bizarre food journey continued on to Lung Fung Chinese Restaurant in Niu Valley Shopping Center, where restaurant manager Eddie Ma was eagerly waiting to intrigue my palate with a unique and authentic Chinese specialty. Drum roll, please — Pig’s Stomach with Ginger and Green Onion ($10.95)! Sure, it’s not exactly what you would think of when you think of your go-to Chinese favorites, – See page 18

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The premiére of Executive Chef Ron de Guzman’s 2012 Dinner Menu showcases 3 marquee Prix Fixe Tasting Menus. The new cast of stars are fresh, flavor-creative and includes an often requested player from ‘across the pond’… Beef Wellington. By popular demand, a few ‘Signature’ centerpiece performers have been retained for your pleasure. Check out our new menu at: StageRestaurantHawaii.com Or reserve your front row seats at 808.237.5429 and enjoy a Stage Restaurant dinner performance tonight.

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Dining Out COver StOry FenDu bOulangerie

StOry by alana FOlen | PhOtOS by leah Friel

eep in the heart of lush Manoa valley, which is known for its cascading waterfalls, beautiful rainbows and early morning mist, is Fendu boulangerie. as the sun rises above the peaks of the valley, so does the aroma of fresh breads, homemade pastries and more, which permeate through the quaint establishment located in Manoa Marketplace. Since opening the doors to Fendu boulangerie in March 2009, owner and chef niel Koep never ceases to amaze his patrons with the highest-quality creations. Dining Out recently caught up with Koep to get a sneak peek behind the many changes that are coming. We soon learned that part of that much-awaited lineup includes a new sous chef, extended hours of operation and the addition of tantalizing treats to the ever-expanding menu. DO: With three successful years of business to its name, Fendu Boulangerie is stepping up its game with the recent addition of a new sous chef to the team. Chef Niel, tell us what you hope chef Leanel Vidad will bring to Fendu Boulangerie. Koep: Chef Leanel’s skills are phenomenal — he can make anything that I can make and more. I worked with him for 15 years on Lanai, and we have big things in store for him. He will help us improve our menus, and help us keep our current menu items always in stock. For example, our Lemon Meringue Pies are usually gone in a day, and it’s hard for us to keep up with that, so that’s where chef

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Leanel comes in — he will enhance all areas of production here. Our first goal is to make sure we have all of our favorites available every day for everyone to enjoy. It’s a team effort here at Fendu. DO: Wonderful! Chef Leanel, what are your thoughts embarking on this new endeavor? Vidad: I’m very excited to be working with Niel at Fendu Boulangerie. I was born and raised in the Philippines and worked for Four Seasons on Lanai for 15 years as a pastry chef. Recently, my whole family moved to Oahu. Now that I’m working at Fendu Boulangerie, I can’t wait to bring some new items to the eatery. My specialties are breads and French pastries. DO: Chef Niel, you’ve been in the culinary field for a while now and received your training from The New York Restaurant School in Manhattan and received a grand diploma from the International Pastry Arts Center in Elmsford, New York. How does it feel to have your own establishment? Koep: It’s great, but it also comes with a lot of hard work. Since our first year in business in March 2009, we’ve been able to double our sales. Currently, it’s very important that we continue to provide the best quality product and always come up with new items so that our customers don’t get bored. DO: Fendu Boulangerie has expanded its repertoire over the years, offering up a plethora of tasty creations. What are some mainstay items on the menu that loyal


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Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich ($7.25)

Ground Wagyu Beef Sandwich ($9.50) has been on the menu for eight months and is one of our newest sandwich options. It’s been doing very well and we get a lot of compliments on it. This is a sandwich that you really don’t want to have cooked well-done. Instead, you want to order it medium or medium rare because the meat has a lot of fat and flavor, and you want to keep those flavors saturated in the meat. It’s served on our rustic bun with mayonnaise, fresh field greens, fresh farm tomatoes, sauteed Vegetarian Pizza ($16.25)

patrons can’t live without? Also, what are some new items on the menu that are gaining popularity? Koep: Our signature items include Petit Fuji Apple Pie, Lemon Meringue Pie, Pear Tarte, Teramisu and Macaroons, to name a few. Also, our Vegetarian Pizza ($16.25) and Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich are extremely popular. Vegetarian Pizza has always been on the menu. This pizza does have cheese on it, but it also features a nice tomato sauce, Japanese eggplant from a local farm, zucchini, sauteed sweet onions, a mixture of bell peppers and fresh tomatoes. If you’re looking for something that’s a bit healthier, then this is a good choice. Our Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich is priced at $7.25, and we take whole chickens and we roast them, add mayonnaise and a little sour cream. Then we add curry spice that is an all-natural blend of spices. We put fresh cilantro in there, along with some carrots and raisins. It’s served on our sweet onion “naan” bread. We sell more of that than any other type of sandwich.

Valrhona Milk Chocolate Mousse with Earl Grey Jelly ($5.50)

sweet onions and classic pickles. DO: Fendu Boulangerie has an array of delectable creations on its menu that are bound to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. What has been flying off the menu? Koep: Our Chocolate Croissant ($2.25 each) has always been a signature item here, and we sell about 200 per day in the shop and another 75 to 100 wholesale. We use French chocolate (cocoberry) and in the croissant dough we use a European-style butter, which gives it a very nice flavor. Pear Almond Tarte ($2.80 each) is a great dessert if you don’t want to fill yourself up. We start with an almond sugar dough, which is similar to an almond cookie and we bake that all the way through first. Then we add almond and pastry cream, and top it with slices of poached Bartlett pears. It’s very delicious! One of Fendu’s newest desserts is Valrhona Milk Chocolate Mousse with Earl Grey Jelly ($5.50). The foundation of this dessert is a jelly diffused with Earl Grey tea, which has a very subtle flavor. Then it’s topped with mousse made especially from Valrhona milk chocolate, which also has a very nice texture and mild flavor. Finally, it’s finished off with Earl Grey jelly and garnished with a piece of milk chocolate. The Earl Grey and the milk chocolate blend very nicely together. DO: What are some changes that patrons can look forward to in the near future? Koep: First of all, starting July 30, we will be open on Mondays from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. — we will now be open daily. Since we’ve opened people have wanted us to be open on Monday, and Monday is a very busy business day and a lot of people want pastries for their meetings or they want to come by for lunch. Now we have the extra

Fendu Boulangerie has always delivered fresh breads, amazing pastries and straight-from-the-oven pizza goodness with the greatest of ease. Now the popular eatery has even more treats in store for patrons with its growing, hassle-free menu. See Page 4 | Leah Friel photo

(From left) Artisan baker Hansel Costales, sous chef Leanel Vidad and prep cook Nic Flores cook up some of Fendu’s favorites, including Vegetarian Pizza, Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich, Ground Wagyu Beef Sandwich, Valrhona Milk Chocolate Mousse with Earl Grey Jelly and Pear Almond Tarte.

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Fendu Boulangerie Manoa Marketplace 2752 Woodlawn Dr. #5119 988.4310 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday; Open Monday 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. starting July 30

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staff, so we can handle it. We’re also going to begin serving breakfast sandwiches starting July 31 as well. Many of our customers have been asking for them, and the breakfast sandwiches will be available from 7:30 to 11 a.m. In addition, our lunch sandwiches also will be available earlier on in the day starting at around 9:30 a.m. We want to let our patrons know that we plan to add more desserts and cakes to the menu as well.

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this appetizer features li hing blackened scallops, seared Spam (yep, Spam), Hudson Valley Fois Gras and a pineapple gastrique. If you want to swap the Spam for braised pancetta, then Day Boat Scallops ($17) is the preferred way to go. The pan-seared scallops are served with an Ewa sweet corn pudding, braised pancetta, and a Kamuela tomato and Maui onion relish. Delicious. The pancetta is slight salty and provides a nice counter balance to the naturally sweet scallops. A swipe through the corn pudding completes the tour. Continuing with the mix of East meets West is Anise Braised Pork Belly ($14). Served with Fuji apple and parsnip puree, jalapeno cumquat chutney and topped with a balsamic sweet chili gastrique, the dish is a fine example of the eclectic, but approachable menu created by executive chef John Neff. 3 Not enough? Try

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es, a perfect marriage does exist. At least with the right wine and food. Add a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, contemporarychic dinnerware and first-class service, and you’ve got all the ingredients for a culinary match made in heaven. On Wednesday, 1 July 25, Hoku’s at The Kahala Hotel & Resort offers a special Craggy Range Wine Chef’s Table experience, featuring a multi-course gourmet extravaganza, complete with wine pairings, and a visit by New Zealand’s Craggy Range Master Vintner Steve Smith. The evening kicks off with a welcome

reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30. The menu includes an amuse bouche of Diver Scallop served with Kahuku corn and lemongrass, and paired with the Craggy Range Riesling 2010, five dishes (Hawaiian Kampachi with

the Craggy Range Chardonnay 2010, Braised Veal Shank with the Craggy Range Pinot Noir 2010, Prime Beef Rib Eye Cap with the Craggy Range Sophia 2005, Salt-Crusted Baked Rack of Lamb with the Craggy Range Te Kahu 2010, and Arrow Ranch Venison with the Craggy Range Le Sol 2008), plus dessert which is Lilikoi Snow Egg. In creating this menu, Chef 2

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Wayne Hirabayashi puts his spin on some of the recipes from Craggy Range Winery’s Terroir restaurant, such as Wagyu rump cap which is served with semi-dried tomato, Jerusalem artichoke and red wine jus; and the lamb rack with anchoide and tomato. Throughout the evening, Smith, who also is one of the founding directors of Craggy Range, will meet with guests and talk about the wines and wine pairings. “I was introduced to the (Craggy Range) wine a couple of years ago,” says Hoku’s maitre d’hotel Dante Camera. “We’ve been featuring their Sauvignon Blanc since January and our patrons have loved it. And now four different wines from Craggy Range will be added to our wine list. “(For the Craggy Range Wine Dinner) Chef Hirabayashi has paired their robust wines with cuisine to match their power and intensity. The evening will hold a variety of surprises for your palate and create a unique opportunity to learn more about New Zealand wines and the craft of winemaking.” The Craggy Range Wine Dinner ($110 per person) is available through the end of July, however, Smith will only be in attendance on July 25. The dishes in the special menu also will be available a la carte ($35 to $48). Reservations may be made by calling 739-8760 or email restaurants@kahalare sort.com.

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Make it a day at Max’s of Manila verywhere you look there are restaurants that reflect the Island’s long history of welcoming immigrants. There’s Chinese, Thai, Japanese and Korean eateries — ethnic cuisine that says “Hawaii” as much as rainbows and shave ice. It’s no surprise that the diversity of flavors would also include Filipino foods. Enter Max’s of Manila, which is all about family dining, and they even have a few veggie items. “Sizzling Tofu ($8.50) is our branch special,” says general manager Maly San Luis. “It’s cubed tofu, sauteed in chopped onions with red and green bell peppers. We glaze it with a very tasty sauce that our chefs put together and serve it on a sizzling plate.” There’s no animal product in the glaze, San Luis assures readers. “It’s mostly spices, and we top the dish with a little chili so it’s just

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slightly spicy. It’s more of a topping, not really stirred in.” If spicy isn’t what your palate favors, you can request it without the chili, or order some rice to diffuse the minimal heat. Garlic Rice makes for a tasty companion dish. Max’s uses jasmine rice and fries it with chopped, toasted garlic. “It’s all family style,” notes San Luis as a reminder of portion size. “The small ($2.95) comes with three scoops and large ($3.95) is five scoops ... And they’re quite generous scoops,” she adds. For group dining and sharing, the Sizzling Tofu platter serves two to three people, but if you’re dining solo, the platter will be “more than enough,” says San Luis. You can always

pack the leftovers to go for one of our island’s customary rainy days, hopefully one brightened by a rainbow! Perhaps you’ll even decide to follow it up with some shave ice.

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ushi King has long been known among locals for its fresh, authentic Japanese fare. After all, the South King Street eatery has served its expansive variety of sushi and traditional dishes to a loyal base of patrons since 1992. With a fresh look and recently updated menu, this sushi gem shows no signs of slowing down. “We did a little bit of updating, we wanted to give the restaurant a fresh look,” says owner and manager Shu-Lee Kondo. With a refreshed ambiance that includes snazzy, deep-red tables and wood floors, the establishment has created the perfect environment for sampling its latest edible creations. 2

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uring the peak hours of dinner, while other diners throughout the city are still waiting on their drinks to arrive, guests of Five Star International Buffet are a mere seconds from their first mouth-watering bite of a meal filled with a variety of specialty tastes and treats. Sure there are dozens of traditional buffets in Honolulu to choose from, but Five Star International Buffet gives that extra attention to detail and quality that seems to separate its buffet from the rest. The restaurant’s laurels are rested on serving highquality cuisine in a convenient manner with exceptionally helpful service. One of Five Star’s little tricks to its buffet impeccability is preparing and cooking each portion of its more than 40 lunch and dinner selections in small portions,

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which assures that each guest will be able to taste each item exactly as intended, with the value of freshness placed in the highest regard. “We didn’t want to be the same as the others. We want the cooking to be continuous. The warm items should be warm and the hot items should be hot,” says general manager Shin Yano, who also notes that part of Five Star’s ambiance starts in the open kitchen, where guests can see chefs and cooks preparing each item as they stroll through the buffet line. Since its opening this past December, Five Star has made an effort to offer more seafood items, and the restaurant definitely has plenty to choose from. The dinner buffet starts at $48, but kamaaina guests only pay $40.80, which means you can have as many servings of Five Star’s baked oysters, miso butterfish with daikon, garlic shrimp, seafood dynamite, nigiri sushi, snow crab legs or seared tuna with Korean style sauce for an exceptionally reasonable price. For those who may have left their seafood appetite elsewhere, do not fret, Five Star has plenty of other items from prime rib to specialty pasta options, salad bar and more than a dozen desserts to choose from.

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Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki and praised Yamamoto’s masterful cooking skills as they ate their infamous Japanese pancakes. Yosoji and Keiko are loyal customers who used to eat at the old location by University of Hawaii, and continue to enjoy okonomiyaki on Kapahulu Avenue, where the restaurant relocated to earlier this year.

hochan Hiroshimayaki first opened its doors on University Avenue five years ago, when head chef Shinji Yamamoto moved to Hawaii. Since its beginnings, Shochan has provided customers with delicious Hiroshima- and Kansai-style (or Osaka-style) Okonomiyaki ($8). The Hiroshima style differs from Yosoji Kanada: the Kansai as the SHOCHAN “I’m eating the ingredients are lay- HIROSHIMAYAKI H i ro s h i m a - s t y l e ered rather than Okonomiyaki ($8) mixed together. WHERE 449 Kapahulu Ave., with soba. We always But it doesn’t mat- Honolulu choose extra green ter how you choose CALL 225.0603 onions when we eat to eat it because this. I think since the flavors and HOURS Open daily, they opened, we’ve fresh ingredients 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. been here four or five take the Japanese Last orders are taken times. If we don’t get at 9 p.m. pancake! the Hiroshima-style “Okonomi” in Okonomiyaki, we get Japanese transthe Oden ($6) or lates to “as you like it,” and at Tendon with Ponzu ($6.50).” Shochan, customers can customize their Okonomiyaki by Keiko Kanada: “I like the udon adding in ingredients such as Egg noodles a lot more more than ($1), Kimchi ($1.70), Natto soba, so I get the Hiroshima-style ($2.50) or Green Onions and Yolk Okonomiyaki with udon. My hus($3.50). band really likes soba. We knew Dining Out met up with Yosoji the owners from before, so we and Keiko Kanada, who were eat- come to their new location.” ing dinner. Both had the

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olden Palace, located on North King Street, has served up great Chinese food to its customers for more than 10 years, and to this day it’s known for its more than 40 choices of dim sum (priced as one of the cheapest in town) and family-style accommodations. The establishment dishes out a great Free-Range Chicken ($11.95, half-order) that will leave you considering ordering more. According to manager Gary Lam, the chickens used for this dish aren’t cooped up in some cage, which means there also are no hormones used. In a day and age where many locals are striving to eat healthier, this is music to the ears. “It’s all organic,” he says with a smile. “It’s a very healthy option and that’s why we offer it.” This authentic eatery also offers its patrons favorites that are hard to find elsewhere. Garnished with salt and pepper, Egg Fish ($7.95) gives customers an extra treat. “The fish in this dish is known for having the egg sack still inside, and that’s what everyone likes about it,” Lam says. Another menu favorite is Salt and Pepper Shrimp ($8.95), served with shells and heads still in tact. Keeping the shell on during cooking keeps the meat tender and tasty, and because it’s coated with the salt and pepper, some choose to even eat


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the entire shrimp with the shell as well. Golden Palace’s Seafood Taro Basket ($9.95) is probably one of the most impressive things on the menu and comes with seafood favorites such as shrimp, squid and scallops. But not to worry — there are cooked veggies in this dish, too. The snow peas and carrots are mixed in with the seafood, and the broccoli serves as a colorful (and edible) border. The unique thing about this dish is definitely the edible house-made taro bowl that holds the seafood concoction. “The taro for the basket is hand shredded, and each basket is individually made by our chef,” Lam says. Clams served with black bean sauce is a common dish at many restaurants, but Golden Palace does its customers one better by offering

a new item for families to share — Mussels with Black Bean Sauce ($9.95) in a half-shell beautifully arranged and served with shredded parsley, green onions, chili peppers and minced garlic. This is a great option for those who still want seafood, but with a bit of spice. Besides these delectable dishes, Golden Palace also serves up Dim Sum ($1.98 per order) from 7 a.m. to around 2:30 p.m. daily. Catering and take-out also are available, which is perfect for those who work in town and need a tasty lunch on the go. Unbeknownst to many, the restaurant houses a banquet hall upstairs that seats up to 600 people for any occasion. And what’s even better is that you don’t need to worry about the menu. Golden Palace will work with customers to create personalized menus that are both affordable and incredibly delicious.

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n addition to its fun atmosphere, Pagoda Floating Restaurant is even more kid-friendly because it now has a new kids’ menu. This new menu offers children a variety of breakfast and lunch ala carte

two mini waffles, which are prepared Belgium-style and topped with whipped cream and strawberries. Customers love the kids’ waffles because they’re “good, small, wellportioned and individual waffles. Grown ups love them too!” says Takemura. Along with the waffles,

easier for parents to bring their kids here to be entertained for free and enjoy themselves,” adds Takemura. Takemura hopes this new menu will draw in more families. “As a new dad, I know that it’s hard to take the kids out to eat. Here at Pagoda, you

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dishes, including a drink and everything that comes with the meal, all for only $6. “We never had a kids’ menu, and we always have so many families coming in with their kids who enjoy the fish pond. We just wanted to cater to the kids more,” explains head chef Jason Takemura. The most popular kids’ menu item so far is the waffles. This dish comes with

kids also love the silver dollar blueberry pancakes and the pava juice. Pava juice is similar to POG, but is made of fresh local guava, pineapple and papaya. Pagoda Floating Restaurant already has a lot of kid customers, so this new menu will only attract more. This floating restaurant is very kidfriendly because of its surroundings. “Our pond and opportunities to feed the koi make it

can bring your kids and enjoy yourselves and have a good family time,” he says. Pagoda Floating Restaurant has also been recently voted within the top 75 for kid friendly restaurants on Open Table, a website for making reservations. Pagoda also added a new section to its famous fishpond, a pond full of local fish such as moi and kalani. Float on in to Pagoda Restaurant, and make sure to bring your kids!

Twist your way to Opulicious Restaurant on Coolidge Street for an unforgettable dining experience. With unbelievable local favorites gracing the menu and balloon creations putting smiles on the faces of patrons, diners can't seem to get enough. Bring the keiki to celebrate Keiki Fun Day July 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dine with your balloon friends as twisters will make adorable creations just for you. Also, from now through the end of the month, receive the Chicken Katsu Loco Moco at a special price of $6.95. You can also find the Auntie Tita Hawaiian Burger (below) for the same price. For more information, call 943.8885.

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thing in water, and kelp is added to season the water. And then you take whatever you want cook and add it in the pot.” And because everything is cooked in water — rather than a broth with other additives — shabu shabu is a healthy dining option. “It’s all very natural,” restaurant manager Kazuyo Makita says. Popular shabu shabu dishes include the Beef Shabu Shabu Set ($11.95 for lunch and $15.95 for dinner), which Makita says is the No. 1 seller, and the Seafood Shabu Shabu Set ($21.75). (Note that the photo shows separate orders of the Beef Shabu

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habu Shabu House hit the Honolulu dining scene in 2004, before shabu shabu had become the popular craze it is now. “At that time, shabu shabu was something that was offered on the menu at some Japanese restaurants,” restaurant supervisor Grant Murata says, adding that hot pot meals were becoming increasingly popular in Japan at the time. “The idea was to bring this hot pot meal to Hawaii, and I think this was one of the first places here that served shabu shabu like this.” For those who Supervisor Grant Murata aren’t familiar with shabu shabu, here is a breakdown of what to expect when you dine at Shabu Shabu House. “Your server will start cooking the water for you,” Murata explains. “And then usually, you put the kelp in first.” While it is up to each individual customer, Murata explains that adding the kelp first is the traditional way to prepare shabu shabu. “The kelp is what gives it a nice flavor.” The next step is to add the vegetables. Whether it’s onions, carrots or mushrooms, add the vegetables to the pot so that they have time to cook. “You want to put in the stuff that takes the longest to cook first,” Murata says. “And then, the meat goes in the pot last,” Murata says. Finally, for a little extra flavor, Shabu Shabu House offers as few different sauces that can be added as you enjoy your meal. These include ginger, sesame and ponzu sauces. Restaurant manager Kazuyo Makita explains that some customers like mixing all three together or adding sriracha sauce. “You just make your own sauce,” she says. “Whatever you like.”

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Shabu Set and Seafood Shabu Shabu Set being cooked together in the same pot.) For another tasty option, try the Beef Sukiyaki Set ($14.95 for lunch and $18.95 for dinner), which features cabbage, onions, mushrooms, carrots, daikon and noodles with beef. “You have the sauce first, then the vegetables, and then you cook the meat as you go along,” Murata explains. Another dish that is quickly becoming a customer favorite is the new menu item Kobe Curry ($7.95), which is served for take-out Monday – Friday during lunch hours only. It includes Kobe beef, fresh mushrooms, carrots and daikon and is served with rice. Makita was inspired to introduce the curry —which is a personal secret recipe — to the menu after her friends kept raving about it. The dish was designed as a quick, convenient lunch for the downtown working crowd. In addition to all of the great food, Shabu Shabu House offers a welcoming, homelike environment. “The customers are all very nice, warm-hearted people,” Makita says. “So many of our customers are so loyal to us, and we feel like they are our family. And we just want to say thank you for always coming back.” Contact Christina O’Connor at diningout@staradvertiser.com

Shabu Shabu House 1221 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu 597.1655 Open Monday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Lunch, last seating 1:30 p.m.) 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Dinner, last seating 9:30 p.m.) Sunday 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Dinner, last seating 9:30 p.m.)

hen eating at Il Lupino, you can’t help but feel that the beauty of food — both in taste and presentation — is captured. Under the direction of Executive Chef Nick Sayada, a talented team of culinarians bring forth resonating flavors in gorgeous dishes. If you’ve never taken an Italian holiday to the Royal Hawaiian Center eatery, sous chef Eistir McShane suggests starting with a few great dishes. Il Lupino’s Caprese Salad ($14, dinner), for example, is a dressed up version of the classic. All the flavors are there — tomatoes, mozzarella, basil — but they are presented magnificently. The tomatoes are heirloom and locally sourced, giving each plate a unique and fresh selection. The basil is of the Opal

variety, presenting an unexpected pop of purple on your plate, and chef Nick’s pink citrus-cured onions give a refreshing burst of acidity. And then there’s the balsamic vinegar like you’ve never had it before. “These little caviar-looking dealies are balsamic caviars, actually, and thats one of Chef Nick’s unique little touches to the dish,” explains McShane. “It’s probably my favorite thing about the salad because you don’t know what you’re going to get … you eat them and you’re like, ‘oh my gosh, it’s balsamic vinegar!’” With creamy mozzarella and a smooth drizzle of basilinfused olive oil, taste perfection is reached. For the main course, McShane recommends Linguine alle Vongole ($19, din-

ner). “The vongole, which is ‘clam’ in Italian, is definitely our most popular pasta dish,” she says. Littleneck clams combine with linguine in your choice of a rosse (red) or bianco (white) sauce, both of which feature minced garlic, chili flake, local Italian flatleaf parsley, white wine and a touch of butter. The rosse — McShane’s choice — gets its red hue from the hint of pomodoro added to the sauce. “It’s winey, clamy, tomatoey, garlicy and a little bit of spicy. I don’t think I could explain it other than that because you definitely get all of those things in each bite,” she says. It’s most certainly time to take your taste buds on an Italian vacation to Il Lupino.

IL LUPINO WHERE Royal Hawaiian Center 2233 Kalakaua Ave., Building B Honolulu CALL 922.3400 HOURS Sunday to Thursday, 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

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and to be honest, my own stomach was a bit queasy at the thought. Yet, I summoned up the courage from within, grabbed a pair of chopsticks and dug right in. My motto: The weirder the better! “We clean the pig’s stomach with salt and then boil it for one or two hours. It’s a laborious process,” Ma says. The dish is then stir-fried with ginger and green onion, and then doused with just the right amount of shoyu and oyster sauce. “Pig’s stomach is an acquired taste,” Ma declares. “Chinese people really love it, and people come to the restaurant just to order it.” Keep in mind, I had never before tried pig’s stomach. At first bite my initial reaction was, “Wow, it tastes just like beef with a bit more fat to it.” You could say it has a tinge of gaminess to it, but I figure that’s to be expected, right? Yet, the burst of flavors

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derived from the ginger and green onion combined with the blend of sauces make for quite an appealing feast. “It’s always good to take the risk and try new things. You’d be surprised, but Pig’s Stomach with Ginger and Green Onion is very good,” Ma says with a smile. Lung Fung Chinese Restaurant Niu Valley Shopping Center 5724 Kalanianaole Hwy. 377.5555 or 377.5566

Yakiniku Million My final destination in search of outlandish foods led me to Yakiniku Million on Sheridan Street. Known for its scrumptious Korean cuisine with some of the best kal-bi, barbecue chicken, banchan (side dishes) and more, it’s no wonder this establishment is always jam-packed with loyal patrons.

For a one-in-a-million experience, this time around I decided to veer away from my usual order of kal-bi and expand my horizons with none other than beef tongue cooked yakinikustyle. Yes, for those wondering, beef tongue is the tongue of a cow, and believe it or not, very tasty. Beef tongue is high in fat — in fact, it’s said that almost 75 percent of its calories are derived from fat alone — making it oh, so tender! I’ve tasted beef tongue many times before as my grandmother often prepares this dish, so it wasn’t that bizarre, in my opinion. Priced at $22.95 (with a two-order minimum), beef tongue is served raw, allowing you to cook it on your personal yakiniku grill to your liking. It’s then served with lettuce leaves for wrapping and two homemade sauces for dipping the meat in for additional taste. My personal

favorite is the sauce comprised of salt, pepper and a dash of oil. Don’t forget the plethora of banchan and rice that accompanies the dish. For the meat eater, this meal is divine. They say, don’t judge a book by its cover, and I say, don’t judge a food by its name.

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Located inside of Zippy’s 711 Queen St. 597-8880 1111 Bishop St. #4 536-8363 Ala Moana Center 946-6388 Royal Hawaiian Center 791-2969

BAKERY

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

Napoleon’s Bakery

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

Brunch on SATURDAY and SUNDAY

Prime Rib, Crab Legs, Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura, Omelet Station & much more. Try our latest breakfast special

Fresh. Delicious. Delightful.

SAKURA TERRACE JAPANESE CAFE

Kalua Hash Benedict!

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

947-1688

Sakura Chirashi Sushi Don

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

July Specials Strawberry Cloud Cake & Strawberry Filled Yeast Donut

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

Cannot be combined with other offers. ed Yeast Strawberry Fill

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

Donut

Mahalo, Hawaii!

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

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

Market City Shopping Center 2919 Kapiolani Blvd 735-3888

Voted Best Thai in Hawaii 15% OFF Take Out Coupon required. Not combinable with other offers. Expires 7/27/12

THAI CUISINE SERVING HAWAII SINCE 1977...

2028 Kuhio Avenue Walking distance from all Waikiki Hotels

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

Aina Haina Chop Suey

Anytime Cafe

Dinner 5:00pm - Closing

tel. 951-9355 www.keosthaicuisine.com

ROYAL PALACE R E S TA U R A N T

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

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

$10.95/person

purchases over $4

Special Party Menu - $185.00 per table of 10 Bring this Ad

•Scallop Soup •Whole Peking Duck to receive w/Steamed Buns •Honey Walnut Shrimp 10% Off •Seafood Combination w/ Mixed Vegetables (Excluding Buffet) Exp. 7/31/12 •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

Reservations 487-6662 or 486-7410 • Open Daily 10am-9pm

Tuesday, July 24 thru Sunday, August 5, 2012

Teriyaki Chicken w/ Fried 10 Rice $

“Shrimpy” Apps • Peel and Eat Cajun Shrimp with Garlic Bread • Shrimp and Vegetable Spring Roll

10

Served with Sweet and Sour Sauce

• Garlic Shrimp Pizza

Shrimp Soup • Hot and Sour Shrimp Soup

Kal-Bi Short Ribs w/ Fried $ 95 Rice

Shrimp ‘n Greens • Light Cajun Shrimp Cake Caesar Salad

14

It’s ZBQ Season!

Shrimp Sammy • Butterflied Panko Black Tiger Shrimp on a Hoagie Roll Served with Spicy Aioli and French Fries

Includes

Must present coupon • exp. 7/26/12

Shrimp ‘n Pasta Entrée

“All You Can Eat”

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

Shrimp Festival

Lunch Buffet or Dinner Buffet (11:00AM-2:00PM) (5:30pM-8:30PM)

$1 OFF Any Bread TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY

Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant

Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant

CHINESE

CAFE

590 Farrington Hwy. 692-9880

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

• Shrimp and Hamakua Mushroom Ravioli Served with a Lemon Cream Sauce

• Broiled Jumbo Shrimp with Spicy Mango Salsa • Crispy Jumbo Shrimp with Sweet Chili Glaze on a bed of Fried Rice • Jumbo Shrimp with Black Bean Sauce Sam Choy's is Closed on Mondays

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

“All Natural no added chemicals”

988-4310

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

2752 Woodlawn Dr. • Manoa Marketplace

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

580 Nimitz Hwy. 545-7979

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

Like us on Facebook for Special Deals & Offers www.samchoyhawaii.com

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

Serving Hawaii for 14+ yrs.

KOREAN CUISINE

Buy one dinner entrée, receive 2nd entrée

• LUNCH $17.95 10:30AM - 2:30PM • DINNER $25.95 2:30PM-10PM

50% OFF

valid Sun, Mon & Tue with ad Expires 7/31/12.

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

SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE 11:30 am-2:30 pm 5 pm-9:30 pm (Closed Tuesdays)

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

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

Robert Cazimero

Jerry Santos & Hula

Brothers Cazimero

FRI

988-1551 1-FREE PIECE SHRIMP TEMPURA

THUR

• PRIVATE PARTY ROOM • CONVENIENT PARKING

WED

MANOA MARKETPLACE

TONS OF FREE PARKING! SUMMER SPECIAL• EXPIRES 7/26/12

930 McCully St. • 951-0511/951-0611

for 15 add’l wine parings

Danny Couch

FREE VALET PARKING • www.chefchai.com • Call 585-0011 D I N I N G O U T | J U LY 2 2 - 2 8 , 2 0 1 2 | 2 1


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

Asian Mix

Royal Palace Restaurant

R E S TA U R A N T

Mandalay (The)

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

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

2850 Paa St. 833-3728

FAMILY DINING

Liliha Square, 524-1628

Asahi Grill Ward

Panda Cuisine

JJ Bistro & French Pastry

515 Ward Ave., #204 593-2800

641 Keeaumoku St. 947-1688

3447 Waialae Ave.

739-0993

Join Chef Russell Siu’s

Cooking Class

Every Day, 4 to Closing *Receive one free Kid’s Meal with each adult entrée purchase.

Wednesday, July 25 6:00pm

Salmon Carpaccio w/ Arugula & Shaved Fennel Wedge Salad w/Feta, Eggs, Bacon & Olives

LIMITED TIME ONLY

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

Henry Loui’s

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant

Kids Eat Free!*

Ward Centre 1200 Ala Moana Blvd.

596-7488

Seafood Village

1055 Alakea St. 525-8585

Kaka‘ako Kitchen

1234 South Beretania St. 521-1688

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

Creamy Herb Dressing

Fire Roasted Chicken

$

6 DISCOUNT

NIGHTLY 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

when Dining Alone

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)

Must present coupon (No take outs) Not valid with any other discount offers. Expires 8/02/12

Between Ilikai & Hilton Hawaiian Village

on a Second Dinner OR A $

3 DISCOUNT

2850 Paa St. (near Airport and 99 Ranch Market) 833-3728

1841 Ala Moana Blvd.

941-4444

©2012 IHOP IP, LLC

Valid at Participating Locations Windward Mall 235-4467 Pearl City 486-4467 Hilo 959-2600 Waikiki (Ala Moana Blvd) 949-4467 Waikiki on Kuhio 921-2400 www.ihophawaii.com

65

FEW SEATS AVAILABLE BY RESERVATIONS ONLY

 

This cooking demonstration includes wine pairing

Elegant, Informal Dining

DAILY HAPPY HOUR

ON THE RISE

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

Monday– Saturday, 4 – 6 pm

BLUE HAWAII SUSHI BAR & RESTAURANT

Early Bird Special 4-6pm

Hawaii’s only Gourmet Buffet

NEW MENU & SUSHI BAR! Teriyaki Chicken $7.95 Teriyaki Combo (Steak & Chicken) $10.95 Fish of the Day $7.95 North Shore Garlic Shrimp $9.95

15% OFF Dinner

Now Serving Snow Crab!

Includes Miso Soup, Salad, Rice and Japanese hot tea Not valid with other offers or promotions.

Gift Cards Available

1140 Kuala St. (Next to Babies R Us) Pearl City | 456-2128 Sun-Thurs 10:30am-9:00pm | Fri-Sat 11:00am-10:00pm

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.

10% OFF ENTIRE MENU

Must present coupon. Excludes beverages. Expires 8/5/12

www.mccullysc.com • Ample Parking Available in Basement off Pumehana Street 1960 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 204, Honolulu, HI 96826 • 955-7770 2 2 | D I N I N G O U T | J U LY 2 2 - 2 8 , 2 0 1 2

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

Brasserie

Apple Pie w/Cheddar $

Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 2nd floor 922-9333

RECEIVE A

Monterey Jack Cheese, House Made Salsa Free meal valid for kids 12 and under on “Just for Kids” menu items at participating locations. Drinks not included unless otherwise specified on “Just for Kids” menu. Not valid with any other discount or coupons. Dine-in only.

Kenny’s Express Hawaiian BBQ

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

545-1115 1115 Bethel Street www.brasserieduvin.com

FREE

Hot Tea or Iced Tea 1 per person


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

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

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

Pagoda 1525 Rycroft St. 948-8356

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

JULY LUNCH SPECIALS! only

FILIPINO Max’s Of Manila

Wailana Coffee House

94-300 Farrington Hwy

1860 Ala Moana Blvd. 955-1764

801 Dillingham Blvd. 951-6297

Pearl City by Wal-Mart 455-6805

BOUNTY Y SEVEN SEAS AS AS of the

8.50

$

NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS …for LUNCH & DINNER

Kahala Mall 738-5696 (KOZO)

Friday & Saturday 5:30 – 9:30 pm

9.50

Aji Fry Teishoku

12.00

9.50

(KOZO)

One coupon per order. Cannot be combined with other offers. Expires 8/15/12

739-8760

Pearlridge 483-6805

FR MALA EE S w/ couADAS p on

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

942-4848

Keeaumoku by Wal-Mart 946-5696

For Reservations

OPEN DAILY 11 AM - 9 PM LUNCH 11 am - 4 pm • DINNER 4 pm - 9 pm

Japanese Home Style Restaurant “Hinone Mizunone” Please enjoy the TEL. KAMADAKIGOHAN www.fujio-food.com cooked completely by “Ogama”.

(KOZO)

(Makisushi 24pcs/ Hosomaki 24 pcs/ Inari 4pcs)

SEAFOOD BUFFET

*DAILY SPECIAL TEISHOKU* Menchi Katsu Teishoku

Moiliili 951-5696

52 pcs.

LIMITED SUPPLIES! SORRY IF IT’S SOLD OUT!

MONDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yaki Udon TUESDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Garlic Chicken Katsu Teishoku WEDNESDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pan Fried Pork and Vegetable Teishoku THURSDAY . . Deep Fried Tofu w/ Vegetable Ankake Sauce Teishoku FRIDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mabo Eggplant Teishoku SATURDAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Salmon Tempura Donburi SUNDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kimchee Fried Rice

Sanma Teishoku

Zippy’s Call the one nearest you

15% OFF

AT

THE KAHALA

HOTEL & RESORT www.kahalaresort.com

HAPPY HOUR Daily 3-6pm

ANY MENU ENTREE

Must present coupon. 1 coupon per party. Cannot combine w/ other offers/discounts. Expires 7/26/12

www.adegahi.com call 566-5909 Open Daily 11:30am - 10pm Lunch Buffet 11:30am - 2:30pm 1138 Smith St. (corner of Smith/Pauahi) 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 2 2 - 2 8 , 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

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

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

FRENCH

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Stage Restaurant 1250 Kapiolani Blvd. 237-5429

1115 Bethel St. 545-1115

bliss.

“Laksa” House Noodle and Panya Iced Fruit Tea

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

Fine Dining Burgundy 1006 Kapahulu Ave. 739-5000

CELEBRATE YOUR GRADUATE’S ACHIEVEMENT.

Contemporary Dining

tender moments of

Royal Hawaiian Center 922-3400

Brasserie Du Vin Restaurant Row 599-3860 Waikiki Beach Walk 440-7910

Hoku’s

Il Lupino

Plumeria Beach House

Chai’s Island Bistro Aloha Tower Market Pl. 585-0011

ITALIAN

SPECIAL SUMMER MENU •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

$229 for ten (Reg. $249)

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

*this coupon required; expires 7/31/2012

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.

Try Our Famous Saimin! 2012

HONG KONG DIM SUM

“The Neighborhood’s Favorite Local Style Saimin Served in a Hot Homemade Soup” Sun-Thu 8am-10pm • Fri-Sat til 11pm Okazuya open daily from 8am

ONE FREE SELECTION

SEKIYA’S RESTAURANT & DELICATESSEN

WITH PURCHASE OF 4*

filet mignon,10 ounces

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

*this coupon required; expires 7/31/2012

Serving Hawaii for 77 Years!

735-5544

2746 Kaimuki Ave

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

732-1656 ACROSS KAIMUKI H.S.

www.SekiyasRestaurant.com

A prime cut from the tenderloin of beef, exceptionally textured and uniquely tender.

An “air”larious dining experience with ono food and FUN balloon art!

Now Open until 10:00pm A fi ne steak. A fi ne experience.

RESTAURANT

SUNTORY Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 3rd Floor

KESatIKurdI ayFUof NeveryDAmoYnth

last

am - 1 pm Sat, July 28th • 11 Balloon Twisters

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

2 4 | D I N I N G O U T | J U LY 2 2 - 2 8 , 2 0 1 2

922-5511

NOW SERVING EVERY FRIDAY

$6.95

CHICKEN KATSU LOCO MOCO

reg. $8.25

OXTAIL SOUP!

946 Coolidge St. (across Moiliili Long’s) Mon-Fri: 10am-8pm • Sat: 10am-3pm • Sun closed

943-8885


WHERE TO DINE Romanos Macaroni Grill

JAPANESE

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

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

Odoriko Japanese Restaurant 2400 Koa Ave. 923-7368

Honolulu 510 Piikoi St. 589-2299

July Specials

LAU LAU PLATE SPECIAL July 15 -31, 2012

ONLY

599

$

Includes: Lau Lau, Chicken Long Rice, Kalua Pig, Steamed Sweet Potato, (2) Scoops Rice

7

only $ 00 with this ad No substitution.

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

…just like home!

533-6169

Limit 1 coupon per person/ 2 plates per coupon. Exp. 7/31/12 • nuuanuokazuya.com

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



www.genkisushiusa.com

PLATTERS available for…

NEW

Menu Items!

14 LOCATIONS:

Proud recipient of:

• Wine Spectator Award-Winning Wine List • Live Entertainment • Valet Parking Proper Attire Required Reservations Recommended

2440 Kuhio Ave.

922 5555 www.hyshawaii.com

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

• Shrimp Canton

850

$

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

28

$

10% OFF

Cash Sale Only (With Coupon)

plus tax per person

5% OFF

Credit Card Sale Only (With Coupon)

Hong Kong Dim Sum & Regular Menu Items Excludes Set Menus; Roast Pork, Roast Duck, Char Siu & other specials. 5%, 10% and lobster special not to be combined with any other offer/discounts/ specials. Expires 7/31/12. Must present coupon.

Lobster

1299

$

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

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant Liliha Square by Times Supermarket

524-1628

6 oz. Yakiniku

Celebrating 11 Years!

NOW OPEN for LUNCH!

9

only

$

SERVING LUNCH & DINNER • TAKE-OUT AVAILABLE

• Crispy Gau Gee ONLY

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

(Both available at Kahala location only)

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

Celebrate Your Birthday

SUMMER GET-TOGETHERS!

Your choice:

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

915 Keeaumoku St. • Honolulu, HI 96814

10% OFF(Charge) • 15% OFF(Cash)

Lobster $1299

99!

Open 7 days a week 11 am - 10 pm

Dim Sum Take Out Special! 8am-11:30am Dim Sum & Reg. Menu Dine In Special!

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

5% OFF

(Charge) • Happy Day Chinese Restaurant Tel

941-9112

3553 Waialae Avenue

738-8666

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 7/31/12. Must present coupon.

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

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

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3660 on the Rise

2710 S. King St. 946-2073

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phere here is unique for Hawaii — not a lot of restaurants have this rustic, south of France kind of feel to them.” When it comes to the eatery’s signature dishes, Elder is quick to note the Baked Brie ($16), Moules Frites ($15 regular, $21 large) and Caprese Salad ($12). “Baked Brie is a warm, Camembert-style Brie that is stuffed with cranberries and pecans, wrapped in a puff pastry, baked until it’s goldenbrown and served with Manoa honey that we get from a local beehive in Manoa Valley,” explains Elder. “For our Caprese Salad, we use local, vine-ripened tomatoes and fresh mozzarella.” From the selection of entrées, customer favorites include Roasted Pork Chop ($20), Du Vin Bouillabaisse ($18 lunch, $20 dinner) and Grilled Big Island Rib Eye ($24). Executive chef Marco Elder “One of the things that makes our Pork Chop unique is that we do a 24-hour brine that infuses more flavor into it,” Elder says. “The pork chop ocated across from Hawaii Theatre in sits in this liquid that contains salts, sugars and some aroChinatown, Brasserie Du Vin — which matics for 24 hours, which makes the pork chop tender translates to “Brasserie of Wine” — pro- and flavorful. Du Vin Bouillabaisse is a seafood stew; it vides its customers with the perfect getaway contains pieces of fish, clams, shrimp and mussels in a to another world, complete with authentic lobster saffron broth. Another dish we offer is Seasonal French cuisine in a relaxing ambience. Vegetarian Risotto ($13 lunch, $16 dinner), which gives “The vision is to provide French comfort food versus vegetarians an option.” elegant, fine dining food,” explains executive chef Marco As a chef, Elder explains that one process he enjoys at Elder. “Brasseries are the equivalent to pubs in southern Brasserie Du Vin is cross-utilizing some of the products. France … the place people can go mid-afternoon to wind “For example, when I’m trimming down the rib eye, I down from the day with friends and co-workers. At take the trimmings and grind them up in house,” he Brasserie Du Vin, we have a nice wine selection and a shares. “I make our hamburgers with that. So our hamgood atmosphere for people to enjoy. I think the atmos- burgers are made with rib eye meat, not just chuck meat, which is what most restaurants would use.”

Roasted Pork Chop ($20) 2 8 | D I N I N G O U T | J U LY 2 2 - 2 8 , 2 0 1 2

Escargot ($12)

Special of the Day: Bacon and Blue Cheese souffle ($10)

Elder emphasizes that Brasserie Du Vin is not only a great place for lunch and dinner, but for parties as well. “We have a back room, which is a great location for parties,” he says. “We can accommodate up to 30 people in the room. We usually require reservations for a party that big, and a lot of times, we will direct customers toward a special event menu that we do provide.” Currently, Brasserie Du Vin is featuring Trois Fromage et Deux Vin ($20) — three cheeses and two glasses of wine — in honor of Tour de France. This Tour de France special started about two weeks ago and will continue until the Tour de France ends around July 28, according to Elder. “The cheeses are all from France and they are all located on the route the Tour de France runs on,” he says. “The first cheese is Camembert, a rich, creamy cheese; that’s followed by Comte — it’s from the Alps region, so it’s a harder cheese, similar to Gruyere except with a more caramelized nuttiness to it — and the last one is Roquefort, a traditional cheese from southern France. We might extend this special through the summer because people have been enjoying the cheese selections.”

Brasserie Du Vin Where: 1115 Bethel St., Honolulu Call: 545.1115 Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Dinner: 4 p.m. to closing, Closed Sundays Happy Hour: Daily, 4-6 p.m. (except Sundays) Website: brasserieduvin.com

Baked Brie ($16)

Hawaii Dining Out July 22, 2012  

Hawaii Dining Out July 22, 2012

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