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Server Chastity de Jesus presents Sakura Terrace marketing director Marilyn Cariaga with some of the restaurant’s tasty favorites.

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By Alana Folen | Photos by Leah Friel which equates to pure bliss. Now, with all the stresses aside, there’s only mochi on my mind.

appy Sunday, Ono readers! Thank goodness it’s Sunday because this past week was crazy busy. Between juggling work, family, caring for my dog Kea and cleaning up after my new 8-week-old puppy, Oreo, who is currently being potty trained and is chewing on everything he can get his paws on, I was about to lose my mind. OK, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but just when things feel as if they’re falling apart, there’s always that one special (edible) thing that holds it all together. For me, that special thing is mochi. In essence, this chewy good stuff is a triedand-true life saver. Not only does it signify the act of keeping everything in place with its sticky texture, but it tastes divine! Therefore, this week, it was my mission to devour all types of mochi, from traditional Japanese fare, to Chinese mochi rice and morsels of Korean mochi rice cake. The stickier the better, and I found that this is the best way to keep life in tact (figuratively speaking). So without further ado, here at the following Ono, You Know establishments, you’ll find triple the treat,


Fukuya Deli and Catering A culinary legend all its own, Fukuya Deli and Catering has earned a loyal following throughout the years for its superlative okazu fare. Conveniently located on South King Street, this beloved okazuya offers all of your favorites since small-kid time, and according to Arrison Iwahira, Fukuya president and great-

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grandson of the original founders Jihei and Tsuya Takayama, the majority of all the recipes here have been in the family for generations. Sure, you gotta love the eatery’s acclaimed Miso Butterfish, Nori Chicken and Musubi, but be sure to make note that Fukuya has an assortment of mochi that is out-of-this-world onolicious! “We make our mochi fresh every day,” Iwahira says. And they’ve got it down to a science. Available in a variety of flavors and vibrant hues of hot pink, green and orange, these morsels of mochi are pure delight. “Priced at 60 cents each, the pink mochi and white mochi are filled with the traditional azuki bean, and the green ones are filled with shiro ahn (white sweet potato or lima beans),” Iwahira says. If you’re a traditionalist you may prefer ohagi mochi (70 cents each) with an azuki bean exterior and a mochi rice interior. “This particular mochi was very popular back in the day, a lot of our old-timers like it,” Iwahira adds, noting that on the contrary, the peanut butter-filled mochi is a hit with the younger generations. Of course, we can’t forget about the classic chi chi dango, priced at 55 cents each. “Mochi has been on our menu since 1984, and it’s an important aspect of Japanese culture and of many local families,” he says. Fukuya’s mochi is addicting, so consider buying a dozen or more because you can't stop at just one! The eatery is open Wednesday through Sunday from 6 a.m to 2 p.m.

Fukuya Deli and Catering 2710 S. King St. 946.2073

Golden Palace Seafood

When in Chinatown there are so many restaurants serving up authentic Chinese fare, but when you’re craving dim sum, you can’t get a better deal than at Golden Palace Seafood. Known for some of the cheapest dim sum in town, this restaurant – See page 18

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Server Chastity de Jesus presents Sakura Terrace marketing director Marilyn Cariaga with some of the restaurant’s tasty favorites.

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s Japan’s unofficial national flower, the cherry blossom, or sakura, has been appreciated for centuries and maintains a position of status in Japanese culture. In Japan, you’ll find an abundance of this exquisite flower in bloom each spring, as many celebrate a sense of grandeur with hanami (cherry blossom viewing) parties under the blossoming trees. And while it’s definitely not springtime, a bounty of authentic Japanese fare is always in bloom at Sakura Terrace Japanese Cafe. Having opened last November, this heavenly oasis is located on South King Street, and despite its busy surroundings, it’s the most serene setting to enjoy a lunch with friends or an intimate dinner for two. According to the restaurant’s marketing director Marilyn Cariaga, the initial dining concept of Sakura Terrace was to predominantly serve donburi dishes. However, it soon branched out and began offering grilled meats, sushi and the freshest of seafood.

Servers Chastity de Jesus and Mariko Kawai

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Scallop Carpaccio ($11.75)

“Fresh seafood is greatly consumed in Japan, which also is known for having one of the longest life expectancies,” says Sakura Terrace owner Katsue Ichikawa. “A lot of healthy vegetables are made in Hawaii, too. We decided to open Sakura Terrace so that we could provide everyone with fresh and hearty dishes. Here, you’ll find a diversity of healthy items on our menu that are low in calories.” Topping the list of the restaurant’s most coveted dishes that entice all palates is Sakura Chirashi Don ($18). Available for both lunch and dinner, diners are presented with an exceptional array of ahi, hamachi, salmon, uni and ikura over a bed of sushi rice infused with salmon flakes and topped with wasabi sprouts and pickled ginger. “This is definitely our No. 1 seller,” Ichikawa says, noting that Kozakura Bento is quickly gaining a following with guests as well. Priced at $13.75 for lunch and dinner, Kozakura Bento features black tiger shrimp tempura and salad, with your personalized choice of salmon and ikura (salmon roe, spicy tuna, yellow tail and tuna, or poke. “It’s really about a local and Japanese collaboration here,” Ichikawa explains. “But it’s also very important that the authentic Japanese flavor of the food stands out. We’re fortunate that business has been doing well.” Sakura’s success derives from the fact that kamaaina and visitors alike fall head over heels in love with other favorites such as Sakura Bento Special ($15.75 for lunch, $18 dinner). The bento for the most indecisive of diners intrigues all your senses with a beautiful presentation of rice, miso soup, salad and your choice of two dishes, including sashimi (ahi, hamachi, salmon), shrimp and seasonal vegetable tempura, saikoro steak (cubed steak on thinly sliced potatoes), teriyaki chicken and grilled salmon.

Sakura Tendon ($15 lunch and dinner) is a tempura lover’s dream come true with two scrumptious shrimp and seasonal vegetables (bell peppers, zucchini, sweet potato) served on white steamed rice and splashed with a savory tempura sauce. Miso soup and tsukemono also complete the meal. And while hearty entrees usually take the spotlight on the dining scene, Scallop Carpaccio ($11.75) is a lighter dish that stands in a class of its own while bringing a blend of Japanese and Italian fusion to the table. This refreshing creation consists of a bed of mixed greens decorated with scallops, ikura (salmon roe), tobiko (flying fish roe) and black tobiko (caviar) doused with a tasty dressing comprised of balsamic, vinegar and mayonnaise. Saving the best for last, a sweet ending lies in nothing but Sakura Parfait ($5), a layered dessert, which boasts a scoop of vanilla ice cream and is adorned with warabi mochi, strawberries, corn flakes and azuki beans drizzled with kuromitsu (Japanese sugar syrup). The restaurant’s flowering menu also offers an array of drink options, which are made right before your eyes at the fully stocked bar. Cariaga says the sakes and Savory Sakura ($8.50) bring a whole new dimension to any meal. “We like to feature seasonal cuisine and celebrate Japanese occasions, so you’ll always find new things on our menu. You’ll never get bored,” Ichikawa says with a smile. “Sakura Terrace also can customize your menu for speDon ($18) cial events,” Cariaga adds. Sakura Chirashi “Customized menus require a six-person minimum and prices begin at $28.” Escape to a world of tranquility at Sakura Terrace, where outstanding flavors and deliciously healthy fare are always in full bloom.




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Cafe Central




ucked inside the ground floor lobby of First Hawaiian Center is a little cafe serving some of best tasting coffee you’ll want to stop in for at any time of the day. Max and Mary Suiter opened Cafe Central last December with a goal of offering top-of-the-line, gourmet-like coffee with an amazing ambience in downtown Honolulu. Their coffee is roasted by Max’s brother, Raymond Suiter, a master roaster and owner of Kona Coffee Purveyors in Sand Island. Some of the popular summer drinks on the menu are Blended Ice Mocha (small $3.95, medium $4.25, large $4.95), which is served with a special Guittard Chocolate genache and topped with real whipped cream, Cafe Latte (small $3.05, medium $3.75, large $4.15) served hot or iced and with fun Latte Art (patterns or designs on the surface of each drink), and the Espresso Affogato ($3.75), which is cold gelato served with hot espresso on the top ($3.75). “Latte art is really popular and trendy in the industry now,” says Max, one of the previous owners of Honolulu Coffee Company. “We just try to focus on every cup and do special things like that. Also, our coffee is never more than one-week-old roast-

CAFE CENTRAL WHERE 999 Bishop St. (First Hawaiian Center lobby)


ed, so it’s super fresh coffee.” The design of Cafe Central also is very unique, featuring beautiful tables, chairs and cabinetry made from red eucalyptus wood that came from a fallen tree in Makiki. In addition to coffee, espresso and specialty drinks, there are fresh pastries from Fendu Boulangerie, and tasty lunch items such as sandwiches, acai bowls, fresh fruit cups, homemade hummus, salads and turkey wraps. Catering also is available. “We totally customize,” adds Mary, who manages the cafe. “So, we really try to find out and try to make it the way our customers prefer their drinks or sandwiches.”

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1 Cafe Central offers fresh pastries from Fendu Boulangerie. 2 Cafe Latte (small $3.05, medium $3.75, large $4.15) 3 Blended Ice Mocha (small $3.95, medium $4.25, large $4.95) Photos courtesy of Cafe Central

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whatwe’reeatingat... (from left) Max Sword, Rep. Sharon Har and Vincent Todd Nicole Kato photo

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ast week, Dining Out listed incorrect hours for Osaka Ramen, located at Pearl Kai Shopping Center. The correct hours are Sunday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Also, in last week’s Ono, You Know Know feature, we spotlighted Wailana’s Corned Beef Sandwich. The restaurant has a Reuben sandwich as well.

Il Lupino By Nicole Kato

restaurant, and there’s not that many good Italian uthentic Italian food restaurants. The food is is in the heart of excellent, but the pizza is my Waikiki, and it has favorite for lunch. people driving in from all parts of the island. Sharon Har: (Ordered Dining Out caught up the Tagliatelle ai Tartufi for with Max Sword, Sharon $15.) I’m from Kapolei, Har and her husband and the reason I love the Vincent Todd on a beautiful food here is because it is afternoon for lunch. difficult to find authentic Each ordered their own Italian food here in Hawaii. dish but had the Insalata Having lived in New York Farfalla ($14), which comes City, having lived in with papaya, avocado, mari- Washington D.C., Boston, nated mushrooms, tomatoes, cities with really authentic cured onions and a black Italian food, the quality of truffle vinaigrette, to share. the ingredients that they The three have found a use here is par none, along go-to place for great Italian with the atmosphere. And food at Il Lupino and were as locals, we genrally don’t ecstatic to share their come to Waikiki, but the thoughts on favorite dishes food here is absolutely and experiences at the worth the drive from the establishment. Leeward side.


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

Max Sword: What I ordered was the Funghi e Spinaci Pizze ($13). Why I like it? I like the crust and the quality of the food. Everything else on the menu is excellent. It reminds me of Trattoria, a classic Italian restaurant. The food here reminds me of that, good quality and real Italian food. That’s why I like this

Vincent Todd: I ended up ordering the Prosciutto, Mozzarella & Tomatoes Panini ($12), and for me like everyone else here, we discovered Il Lupino and it’s all about the quality of ingredients. When it comes to food, my philosophy is “less is more,” and in order to do more with less you need quality ingredients. You need to have the freshest, tastiest vegetables. And I think the panini that I ordred represents that. It’s the perfectly engineered sandwich, where each and every ingredient does something for the sandwich and there’s nothing more beyond that because that’s really all it needs. D I N I N G O U T | AU G . 2 6 - S E P T. 1 , 2 0 1 2 | 7

Uncovering a local hot



f you are breezing through Ward Avenue’s makai-bound lanes, it’s easy to miss Asahi Grill on your left as you approach Central Pacific Bank and Sports Authority. The charming hole in the wall gets lost among the mega stores and large buildings that surround it, but that’s exactly why it’s worth stopping into — quality grinds meet unbeatable service for the kind of mom-n-pop experience that’s hard to come by nowadays. “The food that we have, we really put love into it,” says manager Victoria Sayno, who’s been with the eatery since it opened in February 2007. “It’s not

just about running a business for us, it’s about providing the best we can for all of our customers.” If you’re a first timer, just take a look at the servers’ T-shirts and you’ll know what to order. They feature an image of a license plate that reads one tell-tale word: OXTAIL. Yes, what could easily be nicknamed our state soup is the restaurant’s signature dish. “It’s a Chinese-style recipe with a lot of fresh ingredients inside,” says Sayno. The grill’s Oxtail Soup ($13.95 regular, $11.95 small, $22.95, extra-large) is prepared fresh daily and presents oxtail that is boiled for two hours in a broth with

ASAHI GRILL WHERE 515 Ward Ave., Honolulu CALL 593.2800


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1 Tofu Mushroom Stirfry ($8.50) 2 Oxtail Soup ($13.95) 3 Manager Victoria Sayno and server Angelita Morita Nathalie Walker photos


Chinese herbs to slowly build up its pure and clean flavor. Parsley and green onion finish it off, and the soup is served with rice and grated ginger. “Our customers really love this dish. They come back day after day for it,” says Sayno, who suggests adding some shoyu to the fresh ginger — and

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Tobasco if you like heat — to dip the tender, fall-offthe-bone meat into. While Asahi’s cooks have always catered to local palates, they also know how to adapt to evolving food trends. “A lot of customers have been requesting healthier dishes lately,” says Sayno when describing the restaurant’s decision to make its popular special, Tofu Mushroom Stirfry ($8.50), part of the regular menu. “It has a really light sauce that’s very healthy, if you are looking for that,” she says. The virtuous dish presents tofu, mushrooms, onion, bell pepper, tomato, carrot and celery stir-fried in a lightly sweetened mix of oyster sauce and shoyu. “And our tofu is so fresh. That’s what makes it really good.” As the delightful manag-


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er weaves through tables of patrons, saying hello to frequenters with a familiar shoulder squeeze and offering a warm smile to newcomers, it’s evident that there’s something special about Asahi Grill. It

seems as though this local gem has its own ingredient for warmth that you won’t find in any other bowl of Oxtail Soup. “We really just want the customer to be happy and we always do our best to satisfy them.”

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Morning magic at Fendu Boulangerie

Louisiana Hot Link Sausage and Egg Panini ($7.25) Leah Friel photo

By Alana Folen


tart your day right at Fendu Boulangerie for only the best in morning fare. This premier bakery opened its doors in March 2009 in Manoa Marketplace, and thanks to owner and chef Niel Koep, and the rest of his team, the possibilities are endless. “There are many new and exciting things going on here,” Koep says. “First, we’re now open on Mondays and second, we also are serving breakfast sandwiches. “Baked goods are great for breakfast, but if you want something a little more substantial then our breakfast sandwiches are the way to go,” he adds with a smile. If you’re still rubbing the sleep from your tired eyes, you’ll get your morning pick-me-up from one of the many sandwich options including Petite Croissant Sandwich ($5.25), Louisiana Hot Link Sausage and Egg Panini ($7.25), Fendu Breakfast Panini ($7.50) and the most-popular Bacon, Egg and Cheese Panini ($6.75). “Bacon, Egg and Cheese Panini

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Now Serving Snow Crab! speaks for itself and is a real classic — people love it,” Koep says. “But Fendu Breakfast Panini and Louisiana Hot Link Sausage and Egg Panini are something a little different, and customers have been picking up on those, too.” Louisiana Hot Link Sausage and Egg Panini features sauteed hot link sausages and sauteed Yukon potatoes, eggs, Gouda and Cheddar cheese nestled within two slices of fresh French bread, grilled to perfection. Fendu Breakfast Panini presents you with a winning combination of eggs, basil pesto, shallots, fresh mozzarella cheese and morsels of

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Proscuitto de Parma ham. Is your mouth watering yet? “We added these sandwiches to our menu about two weeks ago and we’ve been receiving a very good response from customers,” Koep states. “These breakfast sandwiches are affordable, but still upscale.” Fendu’s entire breakfast sandwich lineup is available from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. daily to make your morning one to remember.

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fter nearly 50 years of serving Hawaii, Hee Hing Restaurant continues to satisfy diners some of whom came to love the eatery as children and now bring their own keiki or even grandchildren to enjoy the authentic Chinese cuisine.

Lychee Shrimp with Pineapple ($14.95) Manager Michael Lee

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has restaurant The remained at its current Kapahulu Avenue location since 1984, and local residents continue flocking to Hee Hing for the outstanding cuisine as well as the comfortable atmosphere and friendly service. “It’s very important,” says operations manager Michael Lee, when asked about preserving the family tradition. Lee’s grandfather started the restaurant and passed it on to his family. “The legacy lives on, and my whole family has helped to make sure it remains successful,” Lee continues. “Now, my parents want to retire, so it’s up to the younger generation, and we decided to keep it going.” customers Whether choose to enjoy a handful of pupu items in a family-style setting, or settle on a favorite entrée selection, Hee Hing offers a wide variety of flavorful dishes.

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Pepper Salt Live Dungeness Crab ($35.95), Golden Fried Silky Tofu ($8.95), Honey Walnut Scallops with Vegetables and Baby Corn ($12.95) and Mandarin Potsticker ($9.95 for nine pieces)

Mandarin Potsticker ($9.95 for nine pieces) includes a bountiful helping of the mouth-watering morsels that are first steamed then panfried to bring out the flavors of the pork and chive dumplings. Another favorite is Golden Fried Silky Tofu ($8.95), which serves as a perfect vegetarian selection, and includes a scintillating dipping sauce featuring hints of scallions, shoyu, ginger and mild chilies. Pepper Salt Live

Dungeness Crab ($35.95) yields a hearty plate of the perfectly seasoned crustacean that is famous for providing soft, succulent meat. Other popular seafood selections include Honey Walnut Scallops with Vegetables and Baby Corn ($12.95) and Lychee Shrimp with Pineapple ($14.95), which features crispy coated shrimp in an invigorating sweet-andsour sauce. “We travel a lot to Hong Kong and China to see what’s

out there, and we strive to bring all those ideas and flavors back to Hawaii,” Lee says. “These dishes are just a few examples of what we’ve brought back and incorporated. We want to have items that are refreshing and easy to eat, especially with Hawaii’s warm climate.” As a special mahalo, Hee Hing is offering a host of “set” menus available now through Sept. 15 that are perfect for any occasion. The Seafood Festival Menu

($239 for a table of 10, regularly priced at $279) offers a host of flavorful selections, including: Tempura Tofu, Wintermelon Soup with Seafood, Live Dungeness Crab Hee Hing Style, Roasted Garlic Chicken, Honey Walnut Shrimp or Fresh Fish Fillet with Chinese Peas, Minced Pork with Island Stringless Beans and Live Maine Lobster with Garlic Scallions on E Mein. For smaller groups, the “Let Us Cook for You” Menu

($44 for four people, regularly priced at $65) includes: Mandarin Potstickers, Chinese Chicken Salad, Lemon Chicken, Beef Broccoli, Ma Po Tofu, Hee Hing’s Special Noodles and Rice. The Hong Kong Dim Sum Lunch Special ($44 for four people, regularly priced at $59) includes: five Dim Sum selections, Chinese Chicken Salad, Beef Choy Sum Chow Fun, Minute Chicken Cake Noodles and Chinese Broccoli (Kai Lan) with Garlic. Additionally, Lee reminds diners that the Chinese Moon Festival is quickly approaching. Hee Hing is ready to help satisfy many mooncake cravings as this year’s festival culminates with the annual celebration set for Sept. 30. The restaurant also is able to create party trays for an upcoming special event or tailgate gathering, and those interested are encouraged to call 735.5544 for more information.

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Kenny’s kicks it up a notch with appetizers


know what you’re thinking, Kenny’s doesn’t do pupus. Correction: Kenny’s didn’t do pupus, but thanks to the skill of sous chef James Drewery, and the tasting talents of 32-year veteran employee Erlene Hutchinson, diners at the popular family restaurant can get a little nosh with their oxtail soup. Can an appetizer be a dessert? Oh, yes, it can. Candied Sweet Potato Fries ($5.95) is so simply smart that it’s shocking the option isn’t available everywhere. Tossed with sugar, butter, cinnamon and nut meg, the shoe string-cut fries are emptying the basket quick good. Add to that the Maple Cream Dipping Sauce that comes with each order and you’re in tater heaven. If dipping is more your thing, Hot and Cool Seven Layer Dip ($9.95) could be right up your alley. The traditional tortilla shoveling compound begins with a base of hot refried beans and Cheddar cheese, and is topped with sour cream, homemade salsa, fresh avocado, olives, green onion, more Cheddar


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

1 Kenny's Lettuce Wrap ($10.95) 2 Bangin’ Shrimp ($11.95) 3 Hot and Cool Seven Layer Dip ($9.95) Leah Friel photos 2

cheese and seasoned with cumin and chili pepper. The mixture of fresh ingredients is both creamy and tangy, and, as mentioned earlier, has met Hutchinson's seal of approval. “I’m his guinea pig. Everything you eat he has tried out on me first,” says Hutchinson with her trademark smile. So you know it's good. Bangin’ Shrimp ($11.95) is another example of Drewery’s ability to think on his feet. I’m not kidding about that, Drewery had a single day 3 to complete the new appetizer menu. The spicy shrimp is seasoned with garlic and onion powder, battered in panko then deep-fried and served with a garlic, chili aioli. Naturally sweet, the shrimp has just the right amount of spice to satisfy those with a taste for excitement, but not enough to frighten away those of us who have a less developed tolerance for heat. Finally, Kenny’s Lettuce Wrap ($10.95) is made from tender chicken thighs, and mixed with bamboo shoots, carrots, celery,

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Chinese Chicken Salad Ham & Scallop Soup • Peking Duck Walnut Shrimp • Crispy Skin Chicken Ginger & Onion Steamed Sea Bass Boneless Chicken Cake Noodle • Rice Shredded Duck In Taro Basket Chef’s Dessert of Day 111N. King St. near Maunakea

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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



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onion and shiitake mushrooms, tossed with sesame oil and wokfried. The tasty combo is served with iceberg lettuce and a not too spicy hoisen sauce. It’s another Hutchinson favorite and the enjoyment of each bite brings obvious delight to the chef — just like the large Sunday meals in the family’s Hampton, Virg. kitchen. Yes, Drewery is a southerner, so don't be surprised if you see shrimp and grits on Kenny’s menu in the near future. Just don’t wait too long, the pupus are offered for a short time only.





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780-3115 • 626-5368

Dim Sum $ 98

Served 7am Daily


Take-out Orders Welcomed

Make Someone’s Day Special Order one to two weeks in advance.

Ala Moana Center • Mall Level

(Mountain side, next to Shirokiya) 941-6161

Market City Shopping Center 2919 Kapiolani Blvd.


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Anytime Cafe

Terri Hefner

variety, especially if you love cheese — Margherita Pizza ($10.25), Caprese Spaghettini ($9.50) and even the ultimate comfort food, Grilled Cheese Sandwich ($5.50), are all available here just about anytime you get the craving. Not a cheese eater? Anytime Cafe can still spice up your life — literally. Spaghettini with Mushrooms and Garlic ($8.95) gets its zesty flavor from savory sliced garlic and whole chili peppers, and is finished with an olive oilbased sauce — and, for you vegans out there, owner Cindy Chong-Wong assures customers that it contains no meat, fish or cheese. It’s a fiery dish that will wake up your taste buds without emptying your wallet — and with Anytime Cafe’s morning to late-night

nytime Cafe is one hot spot with its East-meets-West menu that features everything from pasta and pizza to fried rice and oxtail soup, as well as lunchtime staples like burgers and salads. After all, “variety is the spice of life,” says the old adage. Why not try to please as many palates as possible, especially here with our rich ethnic diversity? Eclectic and fun, Anytime Cafe is hard to beat when you’re dining out with friends or family, as there’s sure to be something for everyone, even (hopefully) your picky child or that hard-to-please co-worker who seemingly doesn’t like or can’t eat practically everything. There are so many choices that it’s hard to make a decision, and for those who choose not to eat meat or fish, there’s still a nice


735.3888 Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 8 a.m.-midnight Sunday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

hours, you can enjoy it any … well, you know. Contact Terri Hefner at

LEFT Owner Cindy Wong ABOVE Spaghettini with Mushrooms and Garlic ($8.95) | Nathalie Walker photos

Reg. $15.95



• (2) Big Shrimp & (2) Veg. Tempura Reg. $11.95 • Chicken Katsu or Chicken Kagaage • (3) Big Shrimp • Chicken, Beef or Pork Teriyaki • (2) Veg. Tempura • Miso Butterfish • Tsukemono • Grilled Salmon • Miso Soup & Rice INCLUDES: MISO SOUP, TOFU, GYOZA, SALAD & TEA • Tea OPEN TUE-SUN LUNCH

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Shrimp • (4) Veg. Tempura • Tsukemono • Miso Soup & Rice • Tea

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

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August 1 - 31, 2012



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top-notch dining experience consists of these essential factors: good food, an unforgettable ambiance, premier service and, most importantly, the best company. Therefore, we couldn’t ask for more this week when Dining with the Stars shone the spotlight on Brasserie Du Vin and professional singer, emcee, actor and recording artist Al Waterson. “This is my first time trying the food here at Du Vin and I’d definitely come here again for a number of reasons: The food is delicious and the service is really great,” Waterson says. “I do a lot of performances across the street at Hawaii Theatre, so this place is very convenient.” Brasserie Du Vin has made a name for itself with an exceptional French cuisine full of of refreshing local flair, not to mention the quick service perfect for the downtown business crowd that’s always on the go.

Restaurant manager Dominick Pisciotta catered to our every need and sous chef Sean Congdon gladly presented us with a grand array of exquisite French fare, which whisked us away to Southern France in no time. On the menu was an appetizer of Baked Brie ($16), magnificent entrees of Bouillabaisse ($18 lunch, $20 dinner), Grilled Portobello Sandwich ($11), Grilled Big Island Rib Eye ($24), Roasted Pork Chop ($20) and the sweetest of endings with Chocolate Souffle ($10) and Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee ($8). “The Brie is tasty and has a bit of a bite,” says Waterson of the appetizer featuring Camembert-style Brie stuffed with cranberries and pecans, wrapped in a puff pastry and served with Manoa honey from a local beehive in Manoa Valley. A self-proclaimed gourmet chef, Waterson is a pro when it comes to deciphering flavors. In fact, he used

to run his very own food service called The Singing Chef Munch Wagon, where he made everything from scratch. “The Bouillabaisse is great!” Waterson exclaims. “It’s a very nice combination of ingredients with local fish, clams, mussels and shrimp in a nice, rich sauce that has just the right touch of spices.” (Note: Bouillabaisse is an off-the-menuitem, but available upon request.) “Grilled Big Island Rib Eye is very good when combined with the pepper corn sauce. The meat is tender and cooked just right. The pork chops also are juicy; it’s not easy to find a pork chop that’s cooked just right,” he adds. We were in foodie heaven, and when you have a schedule as busy as Waterson’s it’s easy to work up an appetite. Considered to be Hawaii’s top master of ceremonies in all phases of public speaking, from corporate convention functions to beauty pageants, weddings and more, Waterson’s quick-wit is unsurpassed. In fact, come Sept. 8 and 9 at 12:30 p.m. you can catch him emceeing Celebrities and Their Pets Fashion Show at The Hawaii Woman Expo at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. “I emcee this event every year. It’s great,” he says. “And as an animal lover, I am very pleased and happy to know that Du Vin is petfriendly. You don’t find many petfriendly restaurants these days.” Originally from the Islands, but raised in the Midwest, Waterson is a man of many talents having done a plethora of voice-over work for television and radio. He’s also appeared on 12 seasons of the original Hawaii Five-0, Magnum P.I. and North Shore. And boy, can he sing! Waterson’s rich baritone voice lends itself to many different genres of music and is showcased every Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. as he entertains at Hale Koa Hotel Warriors Lounge. Waterson’s also released a CD of love songs, titled Songs in the Key of Love. “I really enjoy what I do. It’s always a lot of fun,” he says with a smile.

BRAISSERIE DU VIN 1115 Bethel St., Honolulu | 545.1115 | 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) | 1 4 | D I N I N G O U T | AU G . 2 6 - S E P T. 1 , 2 0 1 2

NICE DAY CHINESE SEASFOOD RESTAURANT WHERE 1425 Liliha St., Honolulu CALL 524.1628 HOURS Open daily, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

It’s a Nice Day for fabulous flavors


here to go for lunch? A pretty common question that sometimes can take longer then you would expect in deciding. Obviously, for many (and I mean many), the answer is Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant. On a daily basis, Nice Day, located in Liliha Square Shopping Center is packed with hungry guests from construction workers, the downtown business community, families and couples. For Dim Sum lovers, Nice Day is paradise. They have more than 40 choices of tasty rolls, cakes, steamed or baked buns all with one of your favorite char siu, custard, chicken, hot dog, shrimp or scallop fillings. And that isn’t including the tarts or puddings. Dim Sum prices range from $2.50 to $3.75. Nice Day also can cater to your appetite with seafood,

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chicken, pork, beef, hot pot, noodle, vegetable, rice and house special dish options. One of their more popular dishes is Salt & Pepper Pork Chops served throughout the day and evening for $9.99.“I love eating this one, it's very crispy and very tasty. The salt and pepper are great seasonings,” says co-owner Lisa Lum. A nice complement to your meal, this menu favorite features a heaping portion of deep-fried pork chops, sprinkled and seasoned with a balanced punch of salt and pepper, and garnished with green onion and chili peppers.

tableside Left: Manager Mary Kaui with Small Saimin Hamburger Combo Below: Small Saimin Hamburger Combo ($9.05)

tableside @ Sekiya’s S

ekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen has been a staple in Kaimuki for decades, and owner Joy Morihara credits good food and loyal customers as the secret to its longevity. Best known for its saimin variations and other local favorites, including hamburgers, barbecue sticks and more, this eatery is a favorited hot spot. This family-owned business also offers an okazuya and fountain service to quench your thirst. Sekiya’s is located at 2746 Kaimuki Ave. Call 732.1656.

Lawrence Tabudlo photos

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3660 Waialae Ave., Honolulu 737.1177 Open Tuesday-Sunday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

with Christina O’Connor


3660 Rises

Above the Rest with its Pacific Rim Perfection


ven if you have dined at 3660 On The Rise within the last few months, you’re about due for a repeat visit. Not only does the Kaimuki restaurant offer the best in Pacific Rim cuisine and an intimate, relaxing setting, but it also is constantly creating new dishes. Its newest batch of menu items are as delectable as ever. The list of new dishes includes two tasty appetizers — the perfect way to start your foray into the new menu. Try Garlic-Lemongrass Braised Veal Cheek ($12.95), which features a slowly simmered veal served with scallion rice. For another great new starter, try WOW Tomato Salad ($12). While the salad gets its name from WOW Farms, where its fresh tomatoes are from, the dish certainly will have cus-

tomers saying, “WOW!” It is the perfect marriage of an array of flavors — prosciutto ham, house-made truffled mozzarella and micro basil salad tossed with truffle oil, all topped with Kona Sea Salt and smoked balsamic reduction. One new entree is Kurobuta Pork Two Ways ($28.50), which was unveiled just a couple weeks ago. On one side of the plate, there is Crispy Garlic Scallion Pork Loin Chop, which is quickly fried, flavored with sauteed garlic and chopped scallions and served with scallion rice. On the other side is the Braised Pork Belly, served over butter spinach and sauteed garlic and comes with flatbread. Also recently joining the menu is Fire Roasted Long Island Duck Breast ($26), which, like the pork dish, features duck

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3660 On The Rise



We utilize somewhat familiar flavors,” 3660 On The Rise chef de cuisine Lydell Leong explains of the restaurant’s fare. “I always describe it as using a little bit of the flavors that my grandma would cook, but a little elevated, and a little bit more refined. It definitely is stuff that we grew up eating, flavors that we grew up tasting, but maybe combined in a different way.” Leong adds that French influences also play a big role in the restaurant. Many of the dishes utilize classic French cooking techniques, and a lot of the sauces that are featured are French-inspired as well Chef de Cuisine Lydell Leong with While its techniques may Kurobuta Pork Two Ways ($28.50) come from afar, the products 3660 utilizes are derived much closer to home. Produce including basil, asparagus, tomato and lettuce are all procured from local farms. Ahi, mahi mahi and snapper also are sourced locally when available. “We like to support the local farmers and the local producers as much as possible,” Leong says. “If they can do it here, it’s got to be that much better.” Just like the restaurant manages to seamlessly combine European cuisine with Island flavors and products, it also brings a quality combination of the old and new to the table. Next month marks 20 years of the restaurant’s Pacific Rim perfection. And while many of the dishes that have been around since the beginning still remain customer favorites, 3660 also continues to churn out new dishes with a fervent creativity. Leong explains that 3660 changes its menu pretty frequently — about every couple of months, in part depending on what ingredients are available. The restaurant’s kitchen staff is constantly thinking up new items. “There is a lot of banter back and forth between Chef Russell Siu and myself, as well as our banquet chef Tony,” Leong explains, adding that the three of them derive inspiration from everyday life. “Not only do we like to cook, but we also like to eat.”


Indulging in desserts at Jade By Ali Resich


1 Garlic-Lemongrass Braised Veal Cheek ($12.95) 2 WOW Tomato Salad ($12) 3 Kurobuta Pork Two Ways ($28.50) 4 Fire Roasted Long Island Duck Breast ($26) 4

cooked in two equally tasty ways. “We fire roast the duck breast skin side down, so it comes out nice and crispy. And then we sear the backside to finish it off,” chef de cuisine Lydell Leong says, adding that the finished product is served medium-rare to medium. “On the other side is a crispy confit of duck leg. We take the whole duck leg and thigh, and marinate it in some seasoning — salt, thyme and pepper — for about 24 hours.” Once it’s cooked, it’s quickly fried to create a perfectly crispy skin, while keeping the meat inside soft. The dish also is served with Yukon Potato Risotto, which features diced Yukon Gold potatoes that are sauteed in the same style as risotto, seasoned with diced ham, caramelized onion and a hint of Romano cheese. And it might not be new, but Mile High Waialae Pie ($8.50) is the perfect way to finish off a meal. It has Haagen Dazs vanilla and

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coffee ice cream with layers of chocolate and caramel sauce and a macadamia nut crust. If you have other longtime favorites at 3660, don’t worry — there’s a whole slew of dishes that have been on the menu for years and aren’t going anywhere. A lot of these will be showcased during the restaurant’s 20th anniversary celebration, which will run from Sept. 1-15. The anniversary special features an “all-time favorites” menu with dishes that have been a hit since 3660 opened in September 1992. It’s a three course meal for $36.60 with a choice of Caesar Salad or Clam & Corn Chowder; a choice of New York Steak Alaea, Tempura Catfish with Ponzu Sauce, or Chinese Steamed Fresh Snapper; and Harlequin Crème Brulee and Warm Chocolate Souffle Cake. Contact Christina O’Connor at

s any loyal reader will tell you, Dining Out has a serious sweet tooth, and this week it was out in full force, searching for a bite of Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant’s new dessert menu. While the eatery is known for its expansive menu of Hong Kong-style cuisine and delectable selection of dim sum, its sweetest endeavors are bringing something completely crave-worthy to the table. According to general manager Gary Chan, many of the desserts are inspired by retired Chef Hoi, who moved to Hawaii after working at one of Hong Kong’s most elite jockey clubs for 30 years. He’s now sharing his plethora of knowledge with the bright-eyed chefs at Jade Dynasty, just for fun! “Whenever he talks about desserts, his eyes light up,” describes Chan. Some of his creations (available after 1 p.m.), which incorporate Eastern and Western flavors and are priced at $2.95, include Golden Drops, Panfried Chinese pancake, Steamed coconut custard, Creme Brulee, Steamed custard with yellow bean and Banana Cake. For a dessert that will make

you smile, try Deep-Fried Sesame Balls ($2.95), better known as “smiling donuts” for the way they burst into a biscuit-like ball of happiness. Chilled Yellow Bean Pudding ($2.95) is another must, as its refreshing flavor and mochilike consistency are addicting. And then there’s the smooth and satiny Baked Caramel Custard ($3.50) to delve into, as well as yummy Walnut Crisp ($2.95) cookies. Be sure to save room for Tofu Pudding ($2.95 individual, $30 serves up to 15), an absolute dessert knockout. Tofu may not be the first thing you think of when you fancy something sweet, but Jade’s warm silken tofu is here to change that. “The tofu is made in-house from scratch every day,” says Chan. Truly dreamy slivers

of the softest of tofu forms are delicately drizzled with a gorgeous ginger syrup. Not only does this dish taste divine with its creamy tofu flavor blending so beautifully with the pop of real ginger, but its surprisingly healthy ingredients will leave you feeling more svelte than you ever have post-dessert. If all those sweets leave you in need of something salty, look no further than Fisherman Style Stir Fry Shrimp ($18.95). “We leave the shell on the shrimp because it seals in the flavor,” says Chan. A wonderfully crispy mix of stir-fried ground pork, onion, egg, black beans and a heap of garlic combines with the plump and oh-so-savory shrimp. After that, there’s always room for more dessert.

General manager Gary Chan

Tofu Pudding ($2.95)

JADE DYNASTY WHERE Ala Moana Center, Hookipa Terrace 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. #4220, Honolulu CALL 947.8818 HOURS Daily, 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; dim sum served from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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ono,youknow Red House’s Justin Chun with Red Cream Topokki ($15.99)

Red House’s White Topokki ($13.99)

Red House’s Top and Noodle ($15.99)

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on North King Street sizzles with baskets upon baskets of pork hash, shrimp dumplings and none other than Mochi Rice wrapped in Lotus Leaf ($1.98 for two pieces). As my favorite dim sum of the bunch, there’s much to love about the inviting aroma and flavors. Once the lotus leaf is unwrapped, you’ll find a mound of sticky mochi rice intermixed with diced chicken, lup cheong (Chinese sausage), dried mushrooms and dried shrimp marinated to perfection. “Most people are fans of Mochi Rice wrapped in Lotus Leaf because it has a little bit of everything,” says restaurant manager Gary Lam. “Jung is another popular Chinese dish that consists of mochi rice, but it’s not categorized as dim sum.” Found on Golden Palace’s regular menu, Jung ($3) features mochi rice infused with Chinese red beans and salted duck egg yolk. Although it may be an

Golden Palace’s Mochi Rice ($1.98)

acquired taste for some, it’s something that you must try at some point in your life. It’s a meal wrapped nicely together in a tea leaf cone — simply convenient and satisfying. “What we do is we fill the tea leaf cone with the many ingredients and, of course, mochi rice, wrap the tea leaf ever so tightly and then boil it,” Lam explains. “The mochi rice is naturally sticky and it tastes very good.” All this and so much more is ready for you to enjoy at Golden Palace. Golden Palace Seafood 111 N. King St. 521.8268

Red House in Honolulu With traditional Japanese mochi and Chinese mochi rice filling up my stomach, I had just enough room for one more serving of mochi madness. My final stop led me to Red House in Honolulu.

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Having recently opened its doors this past December, Red House is a top pick for Korean cuisine. Owner Justin Chun describes the dining experience as Korean and American fusion. And if the trendy and modern atmosphere is any indication of the cuisine, then it’s bound to be delicious. And indeed it is! On my most recent venture to the eatery, Chun presented me with three mouth-watering entrees showcasing topokki or Korean-style rice cake. “Topokki are pieces of chewy rice cake, so I guess you could say in our topokki dishes, we supplement pasta for topokki,” Chun explains. White Topokki ($13.99) was first on the list featuring topokki rice cake doused in a cream pasta sauce with bacon, bell peppers and broccoli, and sprinkled with a dash of black pepper. White Topokki is not spicy in the least, so if you would like to heat things up, I would highly recommend Red Cream

Fukuya’s onolicious assortment of mochi (55 cents-70 cents each)

Fukuya’s Mochi Box ($3.35)

Topokki ($15.99), a spicy version of the previous dish splashed with a spicy red cream sauce. And a visit to Red House wouldn’t be complete without taking on the spiciest of all topokki dishes — Red House Top and Noodle. Priced at $15.99, you’ll be seeing red as this dish consisting of topokki and ramen is swimming in a spicy, but flavorful sauce topped with egg and green onions. Trust me, the temperature is already rising. “Red House Top and Noodle is a must-have for Koreans. Topokki is an authentic Korean dish, our version of mochi,” Chun adds. So, on your next visit to Red House, drown out the heat and lose yourself in culinary masterpieces and K-pop jams that are at the top of their game.

Red House in Honolulu 835 Keeaumoku St. #I-101B 944.0088

KITCHEN INSIDER ver 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 La Palme D’or executive chef Akiko Kimura, who gave us a little taste of La Palme D’or and shared just what fuels her culinary drive.


Who or what inspires you as a chef/manager/owner? Being able to make people happy by creating our unique and delicious cakes is what inspires us the most here at La Palme D’or. What’s your most popular dish? Our most well-known and signature cake would be Gateau Au Fraise (Strawberry Shortcake). It’s a light vanilla sponge cake with cream and strawberries topped with refreshing berries.

La Palme D´or

Name Akiko Kimura Title Executive Chef at La Palme D`or Training/education Tsuji Culinary Arts/Pastry in Osaka, Japan Years at La Palme D´or 18 Years

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during the summer. It’s always best why? What dish would you serve? to ask or call ahead of time to We would love to serve our food to every celebrity in the world if possiinquire about any cake orders. ble. We make a variety of cakes What is the biggest compliment from light and fruity to heavy you’ve ever received as a chocolates, so we would serve them chef/manager/owner? The fact that according to what their taste is and we have so many repeat customers what they enjoy eating. coming back to us is a huge compliment. We always have so many people saying they enjoy our unique Join Chef Russell Siu’s creations, and they come back for sweets and cakes for many different occasions that they celebrate with their family and friends.

Is there a dish that you create that’s not on your menu, but available upon request? We have some items on our menu that are available upon request depending on what season it is and if we have the products to make it. For example, our Triple Mango and Melon If you could serve food to a Cup are items that we only make celebrity, who would it be and

Cooking Class

Cooking demonstrations are always a sell out! In fact, class will be held on two days! You will be served each course along with a wine pairing. Wednesday & Thursday Sept. 19 & 20 • 6:00pm




$ • Seafood Salad • 6 TYPES OF DIM SUM per person (Seafood Dumpling, Seafood Siu Mai, Lotus Wrap Mochi Rice w/Chicken, Crispy Shrimp Dumpling, Spinach Dumpling, BBQ Pork Manapua) • Roasted Peking Duck • Salt & Pepper Calamari • Seafood Fried Noodle • DESSERT: Mango Pudding




Afternoon Tea IN THE VERANDA

A Tradition at Halekulani...

Vichyssoise Bay Scallop and Crab Meat Risotto Hatcho Miso Glazed Salmon with Pickled Maui Onions Tiramisu

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

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

Ala Moana Center, Mall Level (Mountain side, next to Shirokiya) 941.6161 | Daily, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Renewed ~ ~ ~ ~

Fine Tea Selection Freshly Baked Signature Scones Exquisite Tea Sandwiches Delicate Pastries



Service daily from 3:00pm to 5:30pm ON THE RISE

3660 Waialae Ave. • 737-1177


2199 Kalia Rd. Honolulu /

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


Symbol Key

Atlantis Seafood & Steak


2284 Kalakaua Avenue 922-6868

Pipi’s Burger

Eggs n’ Things

McCully Shopping Center 1960 Kapiolani Blvd, #103 946-7474


343 Saratoga Road 923-EGGS (3447)

Tropics Bar & Grill

After Midnight

Waikiki Beach Eggspress

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


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

Alcohol Served

OD OR IK O Japanese restaurant

New Hours 5:30 - 6:45pm

$11.45 Complete Lunch

“Committed devotion to serving authentic Japanese taste & hospitality”

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

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

(not combinable with other offers/specials/discounts/kama‘aina rates)

Draft Beer!

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.

Kama‘aina Lunch Early Bird SPECIAL QUEEN SET & Take Out Menu ($14.95)

Dinner Menu

2 Choice Teishoku Combo

17.75 - $22.75


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

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Only 7.50

KING SET ($16.95)

808-923-7368 Lunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11am–5pm Dinner . . . . . . 5pm–12am (Midnight)


Open 7 Days • 2700 So. King St.

©2012 IHOP IP, LLC

All offers expire 9/30/12.

visit us at

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

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

Happy Hour 50% off any size

King’s Village Shopping Center 2400 Koa Ave.

Located inside of Zippy’s


Kids Eat Free!*

& after 10:30 p.m.

Bring this Ad in and receive 10% off your food only

Napoleon’s Bakery

2752 Woodlawn Dr. Manoa Marketplace 988-4310

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL $15.95 Complete Dinner

Celebrating 40 years!

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

Fendu Boulangerie

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


Larry’s Bakery




from 4pm-6pm and 10pm-12am

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

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

*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. *Dinner Menu Only.


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 8/31/12.



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 8/31/12.

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Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary Join the

98-150 Kaonohi St. •• Tel: 486-5100

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

Ocean House in

— We are celebrating — Our 10th Anniversary

the whole month of August For a





88 Piikoi St. 593-1200

Camellia Buffet 930 McCully St. 951-0511/0611

3553 Waialae Ave. 738-8666

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

Five Star International Buffet

Cafe Central

Makino Chaya



A Catered Experience

Anytime Cafe

449 Kapahulu Ave. 735-5544

923 Keeaumoku St. 955-3388

Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine

Golden Duck

590 Farrington Hwy. 692-9880

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

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

Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant

94-1068 Ka Uka Blvd. 677-7744

Market City Shopping Center 2919 Kapiolani Blvd 735-3888

Hee Hing Restaurant

Canton Seafood Restaurant

999 Bishop Street First Hawaiian Bank Building 306-9284

Royal Hawaiian Center, Bldg C, Level 3. 380-9300 98-150 Kaonohi St. 486-5100

Happy Day Chinese Restaurant



111 N. King St. 521-8268

Voted Best Thai in Hawaii 15% OFF Take Out

Ribollita Soup $9

Coupon required. Not combinable with other offers. Expires 8/31/12




• MEATBALL, PARMESAN & PEPERONCINI Royal Hawaiian Center • Validated Parking • 808.922.3400

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

2028 Kuhio Avenue Walking distance from all Waikiki Hotels

tel. 951-9355

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


Roast Turkey $ w/ Smoked Ham

1350 $ 50 Prime Rib Roast 17 $ 95 Salmon Florentine 13 COMPLETE Dinner includes:

"All You Can Eat" Salad Bar, Corn on the Cob, Chocolate Mint Cake and more!




add $$1 for clam chowder combo

Original Coupon required. One discounted item per coupon. Not combinable with any other offer. No cash value. One coupon per person, per visit.

Exp. 9/30/12.


88 Piikoi St., Honolulu 593-1200 •



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






Open 24 Hours 1860 Ala Moana Blvd. Validated Parking

STARTING Monday, September 10th Sam Choy’s will be open on Monday’s for Breakfast/Lunch 7am–2pm Dinner 5pm–9pm

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

August Specials Matcha Azuki Cake & Azuki NEW! Turnover



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


Cannot be combined with other offers.

930 McCully St. • 951-0511/951-0611


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

Azuk i Turnover

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WHERE TO DINE Little Village Noodle House

Panda Cuisine

1113 Smith St. 545-3008

641 Keeaumoku St. 947-1688

JJ Bistro & French Pastry


3447 Waialae Ave.


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

Lung Fung Chinese Restaurant 5724 Kalanianaole Hwy. 377-5566

Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant

Mandalay (The)

Ala Moana Hotel, 3rd Floor 410 Atkinson Drive, 942-7788

Kaka‘ako Kitchen Ward Centre 1200 Ala Moana Blvd.

Asian Mix 1234 South Beretania St. 521-1688


Dean’s Drive Inn

1620 N. School St. 841-0931

Kenny’s Restaurant

1055 Alakea St. 525-8585

45-773 Kam Hwy., Kaneohe 247-1300

Seafood Village

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant

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

Kenny’s Express Hawaiian BBQ

Henry Loui’s

Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 2nd floor 922-9333

2850 Paa St. 833-3728

Liliha Square, 524-1628


After 33 years, at McCully has closed. Mahalo for your Support and Patronage. But you can still find the Wongs at Aina Haina Chop Suey, serving the same good ol’ local Chinese Food, Family Style!

PLATTERS available available for… for…




SIP $3 $5 $3 $5





WATER FRO NT P L A Z A 5 0 0 ALA M O AN A B LV D H ON O LULU, HI 9 6 8 1 3 8 0 8. 529. 0010 WWW.M NLHNL.C O M @ MN LH NL

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


Menu Items!

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


Celebrate Your Birthday

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 Proper Attire Required Reservations Recommended

2440 Kuhio Ave.

922 5555

13 LOCATIONS: OAHU: ALA MOANA 942-9102 AINA HAINA 373-4033 EWA TOWN CENTER 683-1003 KANEOHE 247-9595 KAPAHULU 735-7700 KAPOLEI 674-4227 WAIAU 485-0227 WAIKELE 678-3180 WARD CENTER 591-5600

15% OFF Dine-In or Take-Out w/coupon. Excluding special menus. Exp. 9/30/12

Proud recipient of:

Aina Haina Chop Suey Aina Haina Shopping Center

373-1303 or 373-4632


Buy 1, Get 1

BROTH FREE* * With ad; not to be combined with any other offer. Expires 9/30/12.

Gift tes Certifica Available

10 Different Broths to choose from (Miso, Chicken, Beef, Kim Chi, Tofu, Thai, Vegetarian, Seafood, Mushroom & our Hawaiian Speciality)


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Ample Parking Available in Basement off Pumehana St., 1960 Kapiolani Blvd #116., Hon. HI 96826 Mon-Sun 11am - 2pm; 5pm - 11pm / Open till midnight on Friday & Saturday •

Tofu Broth Our signature chicken broth with the addition of nutritious silken tofu and garnished with fresh spring onion. $8.99


Kit N Kitchen 1010 University Avenue 942-7622

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


1131 Nuuanu Ave. 587-7877

Shore Bird Restaurant


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

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

Pagoda 1525 Rycroft St. 948-8356

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


Wailana Coffee House

Zippy’s Call the one nearest you

815 Keeaumoku St. 942-0505

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

All Menu Items $9.99 or less!

1860 Ala Moana Blvd. 955-1764

FREE Rainbow Shave Ice with purchase of our Signature Shave Ice

Offer for regular size w/up to 3 flavors. Toppings extra. Cannot be combined with other discounts/specials. Must present coupon. Expires 8/30/12

indulgence is closer than you


Fresh & Tasty Azuki Beans, Taro, Custards, Mochiballs & more!

Ice Forest

941-9112 915 Keeaumoku St. Open 7 days a week 11 am - 10 pm

202 Merchant Street

ing Now seorvodle cold n p sou

(corner of Merchant & Alakea) Azuki Lover

383-1824 M-F 10am-4:30pm / Sat-Sun 12:30pm-4:30pm

Sizzlin’ Prime Time 3 Course Menu for $42.95 Daily 5pm – 6pm Happy Hour Daily in our lounge 5pm – 7pm Wine Wednesdays 25% off bottles of wines

Restaurant Row 500 Ala Moana Blvd. 808.599.3860 Waikiki Beach Walk 226 Lewers St. 808.440.7910

Pearl City by Wal-Mart 455-6805 Kahala Mall 738-5696 (KOZO)

36 pcs. (Inari 12 pcs/ Futomaki 24 pcs) One coupon per order. Cannot be combined with other offers. Expires 9/15/12

Moiliili 951-5696 (KOZO)

Keeaumoku by Wal-Mart 946-5696 (KOZO)

Pearlridge 483-6805

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Stage Restaurant

94-300 Farrington Hwy

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

1250 Kapiolani Blvd. 237-5429

801 Dillingham Blvd. 951-6297

Hy’s Steak House

Top of Waikiki

2440 Kuhio Ave. 922-5555

Waikiki Business Plaza 2270 Kalakaua Ave. 923-3877

Max’s Of Manila


Fine Dining Burgundy 1006 Kapahulu Ave. 739-5000

ITALIAN Il Lupino Royal Hawaiian Center 922-3400

Plumeria Beach House

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

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

Chai’s Island Bistro

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Brasserie Du Vin

Restaurant Row 599-3860 Waikiki Beach Walk 440-7910

1115 Bethel St. 545-1115

Aloha Tower Market Pl. 585-0011

Paesano Ristorante Italiano


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

FREE PIZZA! BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE (Reg. $9.95each) Build your own 10" pizza with unlimited toppings. *Take out only, w/coupon; not to be combined with any other offer. Expires 9/15/12.

Also available Pasta • Burgers • Salads • Sandwiches

OPEN TIL MIDNIGHT! 2919 Kapiolani Blvd., #218



10% OFF



Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 3rd Floor


Coupon Required • Expires 8/31/12

Shrimp Scampi

Won Ton Noodle

4369 Lawehana St. (across Target in Salt Lake) or find us on



Rib Au Jus 2.00 OFF Prime or Hawaiian Plate

$ @ WARD

1.00 OFF Laulau or Kalua Pig Plate



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Mon - Sun 10:30am to 9:00pm

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





Special Summer $40 5-Course Dinner$ Per Person

Plan Your Next Special Event at Brasserie

Buy one dinner entrée, receive 2nd entrée

Du Vin

available Sun, Mon, & Tues Only


add’l for wine parings

50% OFF

valid Sun, Mon & Tue with ad Expires 9/5/12.


1055 Alakea St.




Elegant, Informal Dining

Jerry Santos & Hula

Aug. 31


Danny Couch

FREE VALET PARKING • • Call 585-0011 2 4 | D I N I N G O U T | AU G . 2 6 - S E P T. 1 , 2 0 1 2


Kam Shopping Center Open 6am Daily

Offer good thru 9/6/12. Not valid with other offers or discounts.


Crab Legs , Mayonnaise Shrimp & Many More! Friday, Saturday & Sunday per $ person

Only 17.95

Flexible Reception, Lunch, Brunch & Dinner Menus. Perfect for Weddings, Birthday, Office & Holiday Parties.

545-1115 Robert Cazimero

Limited Time Only

Available Monday thru Thursday

1115 Bethel Street




available ople 20-300 pdeetails Call for

WHERE TO DINE Romanos Macaroni Grill Ala Moana Center Hookipa Terrace 356-8300

JAPANESE 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 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

starting from

Hifumi Japanese Restaurant

Kozo Sushi

Chinese Cultural Plaza 536-3035

Hinone Mizunone

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

1345 South King St. 942-4848

Osaka Ramen


Pearl Kai Shopping Center 98-199 Kamehameha Hwy. B9 488-8836

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

Odoriko Japanese Restaurant 2400 Koa Ave. 923-7368

Restaurant Suntory

Kobe Japanese Steak House

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

1841 Ala Moana Blvd. 941-4444


Choose from Garlic Chicken or Chicken Katsu (Served daily) Mochiko Chicken (Wednesday Only), or Karaage Chicken (Friday Only)

TUES - SUN 11am – 2pm


Friday & Saturday 5:30 – 9:30 pm



Nicoise Salad and Moules Marinieres Frites

For Reservations 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)



Between Ilikai & Hilton Hawaiian Village



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



Red Carpet waffle with this ad

(reg. $9.95)

DINE IN ONLY. VALID ON WEEKDAYS ONLY. May not combine with any other promo/offer. Limit 1 coupon per table/person. Expires 8/30/12

(808) 942.0505




Your choice:



1841 Ala Moana Blvd.



August Specials


NIGHTLY 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM


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

4230 Waialae Ave. 737-7188 • 737-7288 Open daily 10am-9pm 1221 S. King St. • 597-8088 Open Daily 10:30am-11pm

Dear Hearts,




• Shrimp Canton

• 8,000 sq feet with 7 VIP rooms • Accommodate 300 plus guests • Ample free parking • Dim Sum starting from $2.95 • 9-course dinner from $238.00 • State-of-the-art audio/visual system • Perfect for parties of all occasions

Sincerely, Bryce “Saimin Jr.” WAIMALU



98-020 Kam Hwy.

94-256 Waipahu Depot St.

91-919 Fort Weaver Rd.


• Crispy Gau Gee

Ala Moana Center Tel: 947-8818

People always say "I'm getting old." What does this mean to you? To me getting old means you've stopped growing. Once you've lost the drive to achieve Or the ability to make others believe, you're getting old. If you've become a slave to routine and walk around like a programmed machine, you're getting old. So if you feel yourself aging remember the words of Reverend Paul Osumi, "life is measured not by duration, but by intensity."


(Both available at Kahala location only)


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

OPEN DAILY: 10:30 A.M. TO 10:00 P.M. DIM SUM: 10:30 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M. JADEDYNASTYHAWAII.COM D I N I N G O U T | AU G . 2 6 - S E P T. 1 , 2 0 1 2 | 2 5

WHERE TO DINE Sakura Terrace Japanese Cafe

Sushi Company


1240 South King Street 591-1181

1111 McCully Street 947-5411

1427 Makaloa St. 941-6891

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


Sushi King

Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen


2700 S. King St. 947-2836

Red House In Honolulu

2746 Kaimuki Avenue 732-1656

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

Tanaka of Tokyo

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

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

NIGHT CLUB M Night Club Honolulu Restaurant Row 500 Ala Moana Blvd 529-0010

Yakiniku Million 626 Sheridan St. 596-0799

r Try Ou Famous $

Better Tasting & Better For You

• 100% Certified Organic Flour • 100% Certified Organic Tomato Sauce • No MSG • Nitrate Free Pepperoni • Hormone & Antibiotic Free Range Chicken • Gluten Free, Vegan & Vegetarian Options

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

$1 OFF Any Bread purchases over $4 Must present coupon • exp. 8/30/12

August Special 4.99 House Special Vietnamese Chicken Salad Offer valid on dine-in orders only. Must present coupon. Cannot be combined with other offers or coupons. Exp 8/31/12

Military w/ID receive 10% OFF

Ciabatta NOW O Rustic Kalamata Olive Bread EN MONDAP Sundried Tomato Cheesebread YS! Foccacia Derecco Walnut Raisin Hamakua Farms Mushroom Bread Buckwheat Fig

“All Natural no added chemicals”

988-4310 2752 Woodlawn Dr. • Manoa Marketplace

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



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

New Management! New Menu!

Panda Cuisine Specializing in Fresh Seafood


! Chicken

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


Special Live Dinner Daily 5pm-9pm Abalone Dine-In Only. Cannot be combined with any special King Clam discount. Exp. 8/31/12 641 KEEAUMOKU ST. OPEN DAILY 11AM - 1AM


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

Cuisine of the Philippines

951-MAXS (6297)

Picnic on the Lanai All Things Soy with Song Sponsored by Akamai Productions

Sept. 30th, 2012 • 6:30pm Served Family Style • $35++ BYOB • No Corkage Fee Reservations: “Best Singer will receive their Picnic 381-4114 on the House!” Kaka‘ako Kitchen Chef/Owner Ward Centre Russell Siu

~ ~

Check for complete menu

Try Our Famous OXTAIL SOUP! “Tender and Tasty. Everyone Loves Our Oxtail Soup.”

Sakura Special


Dinner Only

2 choices: Sashimi, Tempura, Saikoro Steak, Teriyaki Chicken, Grilled Salmon



Includes: Rice, Miso Soup, Side Salad & 2 small dishes.

Serving Hawaii for 77 Years!


1240 South King Street | 591-1181 |

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

2746 Kaimuki Ave



946-6388 •






Crab City

3660 on the Rise 3660 Waialae Ave. 737-1177

3441 Waialae Ave. 780-3115 626-5368

The Ocean House Restaurant

SHOR American Seafood Grill

Nuuanu Okazuya

2169 Kalia Rd., Outrigger Reef Hotel 923-2277

1351 Nuuanu Ave. 533-6169

OKINAWAN New Violet’s Grill

Adega Portuguese

Kapalama Shopping Center 1210 Dillingham Blvd # 8 841-8535

1138 Smith Street 566-5909



EXPIRES 8/3/12



Regular Price Items

Must present coupon • Offer not valid with other specials/discounts

• Modern Izakaya • Sushi Bar

Not valid on Early Bird Specials or with any other special discounts

MON-SAT 5:30PM-12AM | SUN 5:30-11PM | TUE CLOSED | 1427 MAKALOA ST.




Gift Cards Available

9.50 NOW





98-199 KAMEHAMEHA HWY #B9 SUN - THUR 10:30A - 10:00P / FRI - SAT 10:30A - 10:30P


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

10% OFF

Cash Sale Only (With Coupon)

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 9/30/12. Must present coupon.

Freshly Baked by Royal Garden (No Preservatives added) Dim Sum Served at Lunch Daily

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


10% OFF(Charge) • 15% OFF(Cash) Dim Sum & Reg. Menu Dine In Special!

5% OFF(Charge) •10% OFF(Cash)

Happy Day Chinese Restaurant ALA MOANA HOTEL 3rd Floor • 410 ATKINSON DRIVE • 942-7788 Lunch: Mon – Fri 11am – 2pm • Sat – Sun 10am – 2pm • Dinner: 5:30pm – 10pm

3553 Waialae Avenue



OPEN DAILY 10:30am-8:30pm

All-Occasion Catering Perfect for Birthday Parties, Family get togethers and more! Deli Hours: Wed-Sun 6am-2pm After hours catering available

2710 South King St.

1st Sunday Champagne Brunch! New Menu Changes Monthly!


Celebrating 11 Years!

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

Shop A-1 (below Safeway Beretania)



99 1234 South Beretania St


Liliha Square by Times Supermarket

Lobster $

$11 whole chicken (pictured) Offer expires 9/1/12. Limit 4 orders (half chicken) per person. Must present coupon.

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

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant

Now Available thru 9/30/12

Bento • Take-Out Mix Plate • Catering


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

Salt & Pepper Shrimp with Fried Rice

Asian Mix

After 8pm,

10% OFF

Available 5:30–6:30pm

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

2 Pc Shrimp Tempura

Pho My Lien 98-150 Kaonohi St. 488-4900


Early Bird Special 4-6pm

Y HAPP (w/ purchase of a regular meal) HOUR (w/ purchase of a combo) lose C 5pm – eer Must present coupon, Not combinable with other specials. 12oz B Limit one coupon per person. Exp: 9/8/12


Shabu Shabu House

$ Ph:

Keo’s Thai Cuisine

1221 Kapiolani Blvd 597-1655

2-Choice Teishoku

THAI 2028 Kuhio Ave. 951-9355




202 Merchant Street 383-1824

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

Full Service Catering & Event Planning


Ice Forest

Fukuya Delicatessen & Catering 2710 S. King St. 946-2073

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 9/30/12. Must present coupon.

at the Colony Surf PLEASE CALL FOR RESERVATIONS Jeff Peterson Grammy-winning Slack Key Guitar, experience the gentle crashing waves, pure ocean breezes and awesome beauty of Hawaii.

‌Only at Michel’s


2895 Kalakaua Ave. • 923-6552

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orderoftheday Furikake Ahi Burger ($9.50)


Story by Kyle Galdeira * Photos by Lawrence Tabudlo

hile burgers still reign as one of the all-time great comfort foods, some eateries don’t quite deliver on the ideal combination of taste and quality. Pipi’s Burgers, a new sandwich spot that opened its doors July 26 at McCully Shopping Center, comes through for hungry patrons by offering gourmet burgers and sandwiches at prices that won’t break the bank. Pipi’s got its name from the Hawaiian word for beef, but in addition to the Angus beef creations, the restaurant also offers ahi, salmon, pork, shrimp and chicken on its simple yet robust menu that head cook Sonny Mauga spent more than three months creating. “I tried to combine some Asian influences with American cuisine, and just fused those together,” says Mauga, who brings more than 16 years of culinary experience to Pipi’s kitchen. “Down the road, we’ll continue to add new specials and menu items as we continue to experiment with different tastes.” All sandwiches and burgers at Pipi’s are priced below $10, and for $2.75 more, diners can make a combo meal with the addition of a large order of fries or onion rings and a medium drink. Through the remainder of August, Dining Out readers receive a complimentary small order of fries with every burger or sandwich. And, through September and October, Dining Out readers may enjoy Pipi’s birthday celebration specials, including a free cake for parties of 10 or more, or a free piece of cheesecake for individuals celebrating a birthday who purchase a regular Pipi's Burger ($8.55)

mirin and shoyu, as well as fried onions that top the tender meat. “I haven’t seen anything like that around, with the sake, mirin and fried onions,” Mauga says of the Pork Ginger Burger. Mauga also recommends Pipi’s Burger ($8.55), the restaurant’s namesake that features Angus beef topped with smoked bacon, cheese, red onions, a Hawaiian barbecue sauce and wasabi mayonnaise. Pipi’s also offers a keiki menu, and for $5.99, children can choose from Teri Burger, Cheese Burger or Hot Dog while also receiving a small order of fries and a small drink. For those diners in search of a meal on Servers Linda Pham and Kailey Nomura with Pork Ginger Burge and Pipi's Burger the go, or who don’t want to deal with parking, Pipi’s offers a convenient curbside pickup service. Simply call in an order to food item and show I.D. Furikake Ahi Burger ($9.50) has drawn rave reviews, 946.7474, and the friendly staff will bring the order out to as the hearty piece of succulent ahi takes the place of a customers once they arrive at the shopping center. traditional beef patty. “It’s crusted with panko (bread crumbs) and furikake, and we also created a wasabi aioli that we serve with it, as well as the teriyaki glaze that goes on it,” explains Mauga. “That one’s flying out the door; WHERE // McCully HOURS // Sunday everybody’s talking about Ahi Katsu.” Shopping Center, through Thursday, 10:30 Shaka Short Rib Burger ($9.50) is another popular 1960 Kapiolani Blvd. a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday choice and resembles a plate lunch in a bun. The #103, Honolulu and Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. braised short ribs are de-boned and smothered with a CALL // 946.7474 kalbi aioli, spinach, sautéed onions and Swiss cheese — a combination of flavors that permeates each bite. Similarly, Pork Ginger Burger ($8.75) features an intriguing mix of flavors, including a sauce composed of sake,

Pipi’s Burgers

Pork Ginger Burger ($8.75)

Shaka Short Rib Burger ($9.50)

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Hawaii Dining Out August 26, 2012  

Hawaii Dining Out August 26, 2012