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It’s Fresh! There isn’t anything typical about the bar cuisine at the Beach Bar at Moana Surfrider, where a lineup of healthy island fare is served up daily. See Page 4 | Leah Friel photo

Beach Bar executive chef Norman Soderberg puts the finishing touches on Grilled Chicken, Pesto Aioli Flatbread Pizza.

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othing is richer than life’s sweet blessings! And being the dessert enthusiast that I am, when we’re talking about “sweet blessings,” we obviously mean bread pudding, of course! This dessert of all desserts utilizes the most modest ingredient ever — bread — and whips it into a remarkable treat. Served hot or cold, bread pudding lures me in with its captivatingly smooth texture and divine flavors. If you’re on a diet, guess what? One bite of this heaven-sent delight and there goes your diet right out the window. It’s just too good to pass up. We all know that bread pudding warms the heart and soul, and is just perfect at this time of year as the holidays draw near. Here at the following Ono, You Know establishments, you’ll find some of the most onolicious bread budding in town. My, oh my, I think Christmas came a little early this year!

rum with macadamia nuts and rum raisins. Then our chef uses a special sauce to meld everything together before he bakes it,” explains general manager David Nagaishi. “All the flavors soak into the bread pudding, and we serve it warm with a creme en glace and raspberry drizzle topped with fresh seasonal berries and a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. “If you like bread pudding, this is probably the best you can get. It’s very tasty,”

Nagaishi adds. For a more traditional style, Shore Bird, the restaurant adjacent to Ocean House, offers a bread pudding as part of its breakfast buffet ($14.95), which features the establishment’s fresh baked pastries blended with cinnamon and raisins, and topped with coconut. No matter which restaurant you choose, each bite of bread pudding is as good as the next, and the consistency is just perfect. Bread pudding is a dessert that doesn’t discriminate against breakfast, lunch or dinner, making it an all-around favorite. Ocean House Outrigger Reef Hotel 2169 Kalia Road 923.2277

Above: The editor can’t wait to enjoy Ocean House’s Home Style Croissant Bread Pudding ($9) and Shore Bird’s Bread Pudding (part of breakfast buffet, $14.95). Left: Sam Choy’s Banana Bread Pudding ($6.95)

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Ocean House Welcome home to Ocean House, situated on the beautiful shores of Waikiki. As one of Outrigger Reef Hotel’s famed restaurants, Ocean House exudes a feeling of serenity within an ambiance that is both elegant and comforting. Always keeping up with the trends, the restaurant has maintained its authentic island feel, and if your sweet tooth is one to be reckoned with, then go ahead and give in to the sweetest of temptations with Home Style Croissant Bread Pudding ($9). “Our bread pudding starts off with a nice flaky French croissant, which has been soaked in a little 2 | D I N I N G O U T | O C T . 2 1 - 2 7, 2 0 1 2

Sam Choy’s Breakfast, Lunch & Crab Celebrity chef Sam Choy is the king of local favorites, and here at Sam Choy’s Breakfast, Lunch & Crab, the spread is second to none. How does fried poke, fried rice and crab galore sound? I know you’re getting hungry. Located on Nimitz Highway, this renowned eatery opened its doors 15 years ago, and has been appeasing both locals and tourists who are ready to dig in to a feast. The portions are large, but here’s

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oana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa has been the prime example of Hawaiian hospitality since it opened its doors in 1901. Regarded as “First Lady of Waikiki,” this historic landmark welcomes visitors and kamaaina alike back to yesteryear with its first-class amenities and top-notch customer service. As you roam the property, you’ll come across hints of Hawaii’s history steeped in contemporary settings. Take Beach Bar for instance. Founded in the early 1950s and situated on the premier oceanfront stretch of Waikiki Beach, this courtyard bar is nestled beneath the historic banyan tree with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. As the original beachside bar in Waikiki, Beach Bar encourages guests to sit back and relax while indulging in refreshing tropical drinks and casual, local-inspired cuisine. Norman Soderberg serves as executive chef at Beach Bar and confirms the notion that his culinary creations go way beyond the realm of your typical “bar food.” “What inspires me most is just wanting to serve great food to our patrons, not just deep-fried bar food that everyone thinks of,” says Soderberg, who has been with Moana Surfrider for the past five years. “Here at Beach Bar we’re really emphasizing healthy and fresh. We’re trying to incorporate a lot of superfoods, such as avocado, into our dishes.” A new-and-improved menu debuted recently, which according Beach Bar executive chef Norman Soderberg

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to Soderberg, means a plethora of local ingredients and the freshest of fish. “We’re trying to go green, and it’s important that we take advantage of what we have here at home. We rely on local farms, such as Nalo Farms and Ho Farms, among others, for our fresh ingredients. We even source our watercress from Kunia,” he states, noting that the new menu has been a work in progress. Stellar items off the menu are easy to come by. Whether you’re in the mood for a mouth-watering Grilled Chicken, Pesto Aioli Flatbread Pizza ($16) topped with Nalo arugula, or Island Fish Tacos ($16), featuring a fresh island catch, cabbage, cilantro and a chipotle citrus yogurt wrapped in a grilled flour tortilla, Beach Bar presents you with some of the best in local fare. “No question about it, our signature, top-selling dish is Ahi Poke Nachos ($19),” Soderberg says. “I've sold thousands of these.” Far from your ordinary nachos, Soderberg’s No. 1 creation presents you with a mountain of crispy won ton chips topped with savory


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fresh island ahi, morsels of avocado, Maui onion, bonito flakes and sprinkles of nori drizzled with sriracha aioli and sweet kabayaki. “This is a definite crowd pleaser and the bonito flakes give way to a smoky fish taste, which people love,” he exclaims. Beach Bar’s Thai Cobb Salad ($18) is ideal for the health conscious as it boasts grilled marinated chicken, apple-wood-smoked bacon, local cucumbers, sweet and spicy peanuts, and rice noodles atop a bed of fresh Nalo greens splashed with a zestful Thai dressing. “One of our newer dishes is Loco Moco ($18). It’s been doing well considering it’s new,” Soderberg says of this hearty feast, which consists of an 8ounce beef patty decked out with loco moco must-haves, including sweet onion, poached egg and roasted garlic infused with a red wine demi. “We plan to change up the menu seasonally and add new items as we see fit,” he adds. “You have to stay inspired. As a chef, you have to keep on creating or else you’ll be left behind.” Open daily for lunch and dinner, Beach Bar certainly draws in the crowds, and while breakfast isn’t available here, Soderberg also has created a mesmerizing breakfast spread across the way at the snack bar, where early risers are treated to a continental breakfast showcasing hot sandwiches, parfaits, acai bowls, fresh-pressed juices and more. “Beach Bar is the perfect place for the family after a swim in the ocean or the pool. Despite the fact that this is a ‘bar,’ we’re very kidfriendly and have menus especially for them,” Soderberg says. “During the day, Beach Bar gives off a laid-back, local contemporary feel, and then at night it’s more sophisticated with an upbeat jazz vibe. There’s always live entertainment going on.”

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa 2365 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu 922.3111 Open daily, 10:30 a.m.-midnight (last call for drinks is at 11:30 p.m. and food service goes to 10 p.m.)

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EGGS ‘N THINGS WAIKIKI 343 Saratoga Road 923.3447 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. daily PIIKOI 451 Piikoi St. 538.3447 Sunday-Thursday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. to midnight EGGS’N THINGS WAIKIKI BEACH EGGSPRESS 2464 Kalakaua Ave. 926.3447 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 10 p.m. daily

ggs ‘n Things celebrates the opening of its third location at 451 Piikoi St. (near Ala Moana Center) by bringing back some of its original menu items and prices from when the restaurant first opened in 1974. On Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6 to 7:30 a.m., enjoy the Early Riser (consisting of three pancakes and two fresh local eggs cooked to your liking) for only 99 cents. Then, from 2 to 5 p.m., there will be four menu items offered at 1974 prices: Bacon and Two Eggs ($2.35), Link Sausage and Two Eggs ($2.35), Strawberry Sundae Pancakes ($3.50), and Ham and Cheese Omelette ($3.45). These prices will be offered on this day and at these times only.

Thirty-eight years later, and the popular breakfast served all-day eatery continues to follow its founding key goals of using fresh ingredients, keeping prices reasonable and treating everyone like ohana. As for the food, just look at the crowd, and you know it’s gotta be good. Eggs ‘n Things has two locations in Waikiki, one on Saratoga Road (across from the U.S. Post Office) and Waikiki Beach Eggspress (which is more of a takeout restaurant with a limited dine-in area) on Kalakaua Avenue at the Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel. A longtime favorite for locals and tourists, the new Eggs ‘n Things Ala Moana has the look of a traditional diner with bar seating and

booths, and ample free parking. There also is a retail shop inside with buttermilk pancake mix, syrups, Waialua coffee, eco-bags, T-shirts and more. “We’ve been getting a lot of comments from locals (wanting another location with parking,” says restaurant manager Robby Takahashi. “And

we think this is a good area for locals, tourists and even the nearby business offices.” A must-try popular dish is Hawaiian Loco Moco ($12.25), consisting of a bed of rice, homemade hamburger patty, brown gravy, and sauteed mushrooms, onions and Portuguese sausage with two eggs (to your liking)

on top. One of my favorites is Strawberry Whip Cream with Nuts Pancakes ($12.75, similar to Strawberry Sundae Pancakes) with strawberries, a tower of whip cream and macadamia nuts. For syrups, you can choose the traditional maple or there’s coconut, guava and pineapple (seasonal). In addition to its scrumptious pancakes, omelets and crepes, Eggs ‘n Things also has a lunch/dinner menu (available after noon) with local favorites such as Chicken Fried Steak ($16.55), Kalbi and Eggs ($12.95), and Calamari Steak ($13.95). Whether you’re craving breakfast foods for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can count on Eggs ‘n Things for good food, large portions and its signature service with aloha.

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Strawberry Sundae Pancakes ($3.50) Hawaiian Loco Moco ($12.25)

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were enjoying. The sampler includes siu mai, shrimp, spinach and a half-moon dumpling, and was part of an overall dim sum meal, Glenn described as “beautiful.” It’s no wonder the LeMarchiant’s enjoyed their lunch. The dim sum at Seafood Village is fresh, light and always juicy. And if the fourdumpling sampler isn’t enough, no worries, the restaurant offers 36 types of dim sum, and 13 separate appetizers ranging from pot stickers to Chilled Julienned Jelly Fish ($10.95), so you’ll be hard pressed to find a flavor profile the restaurant can’t meet. Even if you’re looking for something you don’t think they have.

upus don’t have to be dainty delicacies, and Seafood Village’s Ocean Seafood Mountain ($39) surely proves that point. Piled high with crab claws, clams, mussels and oysters on the half shell, the appetizer-to-share platter is not just tasty but an eye-grabbing attention getter that won’t be missed by your fellow patrons. It definitely caught the attention of Glenn and Candice LeMarchiant. The Sydney residents took notice as the mound of seafood and ice were placed in their vicinity. Proper dining decorum may have prevented them from pulling up a chair, or it could have been the Dim Sum Sampler ($15) they

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ucked away in the coziest of nooks within First Hawaiian Bank’s lobby is the best kept secret in downtown Honolulu — Cafe Central. In an age when mom-andpop cafes are overshadowed by monotonous chain coffee shops, the unique feel and superb products presented by husband-and-wife duo Max and Mary Suiter are downright refreshing. “We really focus on the quality of whatever we’re selling — whether it’s coffee, pastries or sandwiches, we do pride ourselves on the quality of our work,” says Mary. Visitors get a taste of that dedication before they even sip the coffee, as the shop’s beautiful Red Eucalyptus wood work is impossible to skim over. Max, who also is a general contractor, constructed the cafe’s facade and tables entirely from a fallen tree purchased in Manoa 12 years ago. He brought the wood together with custom-made North

Shore stained glass to create a Frank Lloyd Wrightinspired look. The same attention to detail goes into everything offered at Cafe Central, including one of its most popular specialty drinks, Espresso Affogato ($3.75). This Italian classic presents locally made gelato — choose from Kona Coffee, Fior di latte (sweet cream), dark chocolate macadamia nut, milk chocolate or salted caramel — topped with cascading hot espresso for an unimaginably divine spoonful. The Affogato’s luxurious flavor stands out because of the ingredients it is made with. Like the shop’s Kona Blend coffee, its Espresso Blend is roasted exclusively by Max’s brother, Raymond Suiter, who owns Kona Coffee Purveyors in Sand Island. To bring out the bean’s true flavor, each shot is artistically crafted on a Strada espresso machine — La Marzocco’s finest model — which was imported directly from Italy and is the only one of its kind in Hawaii.

“Its the Lamborghini of espresso machines,” Mary says with a laugh. “There’s nothing push-button about it.” Another Strada-made beauty is the seasonally themed Pumpkin Pie Latte (small: $3.55, 12 ounces; medium: $4.25, 16 ounces; large: $4.65, 20 ounces), made with real spices to give this smooth and creamy treat an extra layer of richness. If you are looking for something to eat along with your drink, Cafe Central offers made to order sandwiches as well as pastries provided by Fendu Boulangerie. Patrons may order food past regular lunch hours, and lately, the Acai Bowl ($6.25, eat in or to go) has been a customer favorite. Enjoy a thick mix of refreshing acai berries accented with soy milk, then bejeweled with frozen bananas, strawberries, organic granola and a touch of honey. For anyone in search of a quality bite, it’s about time this hidden gem be revealed.

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a bit of advice: You must save room for dessert, especially if you’re mad about bread pudding. In fact, you may want to consider indulging in Sam Choy’s Banana Bread Pudding ($6.95) even before dinner. “What makes our bread pudding so unique is the pieces of banana in the bread as well as the coconut glaze that we use to drizzle over the dessert,” says general manager Jeffrey Gaspar. Available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Banana Bread Pudding is a sweet specialty that holds a dear place in my heart. Served a la mode, the bread pudding oozes with rich coconut syrup, a hint of coconut flakes and a scoop of Dave’s

vanilla ice cream topped with whipped table philosophy is what he lives by, cream, and a cherry for the finishing incorporating the freshest of ingredients touch. I think I’m in love! into his edible masterpieces. And although the surf and turf may take Sam Choy’s Breakfast, Lunch & Crab the limelight, don’t forget that the best is 580 N. Nimitz Hwy. always saved for last. Enter Macadamia 545.7979 Nut Bread Pudding Brulee with Seasonal Berries ($10). “The cool part about our bread pudding Bali Steak & Seafood Get ready for an evening to remember is that it’s actually two desserts in one,” at Bali Steak & Seafood in Hilton Alleshouse says. “What we do is we take Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. our croissants and we make the Blending the best of both worlds, chef de macadamia nut bread pudding with the cuisine Matt Alleshouse presents diners cream, and then we top it off with a layer with simply elegant cuisine that’s steak of crème brulee.” Well, Ono readers, I think we just hit house-driven with an eclectic island flair. According to Alleshouse, the farm-to- the jackpot! Delicious! Trust me, you

won’t be able to stop at one bite. “We bake the bread pudding, and while it’s still warm, we layer it with crème brulee and coat it with a sugar crust and island seasonal fruit. It’s one of our topsellers,” he adds. I never would have imagined two of my most favorite desserts combined into one. This bread pudding has my name written all over it! Bali Steak & Seafood Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort 2005 Kalia Road 949.4321

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Nobuteru, Riei, Akiko and Hiro Takei | Photo courtesy of Odoriko Restaurant

Who or what inspires you as a chef/manager/owner? As the owners of an “authentic” Japanese restaurant in Waikiki, what drives us every day is to serve quality dishes and provide sincere hospitality that would make even Japanese tourists who arrived that morning say, “this place is just like Japan,” which is actually something that we hear, and appreciate hearing, every day. But it is a fact that Waikiki, and also our restaurant, enjoys guests from all over the world. To these friends, we feel it is our responsibility to ensure that they take away an experience that is as genuine as possible. What is your favorite dish on the menu? Why? There are two dishes that we are exceptionally proud of. First is “Hawaii-San Sampler” or the “Local Sampler,” which consists

of three types of local sashimi delicacies — Hawaiian tuna, Hawaiian kampachi and sweet shrimp from Molokai. The other dish is Big Island Awabi or abalone. Awabi is delivered to us three times a week and kept alive in our tank so that our customers can enjoy it as fresh as possible. These dishes are our favorite because we believe it exemplifies the essence of what we strive to do here: Take pride in and showcase locally-grown products, while preparing, presenting and serving it

What is your favorite ingredient to work with? Why? Our favorite ingredients are very simple ones: konbu seaweed and kezuriboshi (dried bonito). The reason also is very simple: It is the basic component or stock of all of our sauces and soups that we serve here. I think you will find it very common to hear that almost all soups/sauces used in Japanese cuisine start with these ingredients. From there, you would add spices or flavors to make it unique and your own. I guess you could say it’s a favorite by necessity. What are your culinary goals? What do you hope to improve on? The goal of Odoriko is to preserve the foundations of what makes us an authentic, izakaya style, Japanese restaurant — great food and service, and a positive, vibrant, and energetic ambiance. We are always mindful, and even scrutinizing of taste and service. It takes constant training and retraining. Our other goal, to use local products and support our community, is more of a fun and selfrewarding endeavor. We hope to continue to be able to showcase the great ingredients we produce locally, and create more dishes for our menu and specials.

Name Nobuteru, Riei, Akiko, and Hiro Takei Title Owners and General Managers Training/education 40 years of service

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in a manner that stays true to our Japanese culinary and hospitality style. After all, when our tourist friends enter our restaurant, they want to enjoy not just what is the best of Japanese cuisine, but also Hawaii.

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he exquisite sounds of jazz intermixed with the alluring flavors of Pacific Rim cuisine create the perfect marriage. So, let’s do the math: World-renowned saxophonist Michael Paulo plus one of Hawaii’s premier restaurants, 3660 on the Rise, equates to this week’s truly unforgettable Dining with the Stars experience. We were lucky enough to snag local boy, now L.A.-based, Paulo one afternoon for a quick lunch at this award-winning establishment on the corner of Waialae Avenue and Wilhelmina Rise. “3660 on the Rise is upscale and local — and in Kaimuki of all places. Chef Russell Siu and I went to school together at Saint Louis,” says Paulo of this hidden gem. Considered to be one of the most versatile and cosmopolitan saxophonists in pop, soul and contemporary jazz for nearly 20 years, Paulo just wrapped up concerts with acclaimed jazz musician David Benoit in Philippines and Indonesia. “I’m home (in Hawaii) for a bit, and, of course, I wouldn’t miss the chance to eat here!”

Usually closed on Mondays, 3660 on the Rise graciously opened its doors to accommodate Paulo’s busy schedule, and better yet, chef de cuisine Lydell Leong prepared three dishes that were out-of-this-world. Enter Shichimi Seared Ahi on a bed of truffled dry-land pea shoots salad; Pan-Seared Masago Arare Crusted Salmon with honey chili aioli and pickled Maui onions; and the restaurant’s signature Mile High Waialae Pie, a decadent dessert composed of layers of macadamia nut crust, HaagenDazs vanilla ice cream, caramelized sugar, chocolate sauce and coffee ice cream. “Everything is delicious,” Paulo says with a smile. “First of all, with the Masago Arare Crusted Salmon, the flavor of the crust is really good, and the salmon is moist, but firm. It tastes good! And I love seared ahi. The way chef Lydell made it is perfect; it’s not dry and not overcooked. “I think I’m in heaven,” he adds, while taking a bite of Mile High Waialae Pie. “I have a sweet tooth. I love desserts, and I have to say, macadamia nut ice

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cream is my favorite ice cream in the world. This dessert has big chunks of macadamia nut, ice cream and chocolate.” With an ear for music and a palate for superlative eats, Paulo’s gearing up for the third annual Pacific Rim Jazz Festival, Nov. 3 from 4 to 10 p.m. at Hawaii Convention Center’s

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

Kalakaua Ballroom. As the producer of this much-anticipated event, Paulo says attendees can expect a spectacular evening complete with a lineup of international artists along with national and local stars, including guitarist Russ Freeman and The Rippingtons, Grammy award-winner Deniece Williams, saxophonist Kaori Kobayashi,

jazz trumpeter Rick Braun, smooth jazz pianist Brian Simpson, Hawaii's “King of the Keyboard” Rene Paulo, Na Hoku Hanohano awardee Starr Kalahiki, Michael Paulo and more. “This jazz festival is for everyone. The entertainment will be very animated party music. When it comes to food and music, I always look for variety,” Paulo says. “I love the fact that I’ll get to perform with all the artists, and that’s the most enjoyable part of it all.” Paulo has been playing the saxophone for the past four decades, and stumbled upon the instrument at age 15 while in his high school band. “When I started playing saxophone, I found a passion for it and I loved it. I began playing in shows in Waikiki, and then I got my big break locally with Kalapana to be their saxophonist. The first gig I did with them was at Waikiki Shell in front of 11,000 people,” he recalls. “I traveled all over the Mainland and Asia with them, but after a while I began to feel like I needed to branch out on my own.

“I moved to Los Angeles and got my second big break as the saxophonist for Al Jarreau, who is considered legendary. For me, that was such a validation. That put me on a world stage. It was totally awesome and launched me into my career today.” Tickets for Pacific Rim Jazz Festival cost $60 for general admission and $75 for gold reserved seating. VIP reserved seating costs $130 and includes access to gourmet food tasting stations featuring some of Hawaii’s best restaurants, such as 3660 on the Rise, Jade Dynasty, The Chart House and more. Platinum seating is available at $300 per person and includes reserved table seating and a five-course plated dinner. Proceeds will benefit The Kapolei Foundation, an organization that grants scholarships to deserving students in the Leeward community. To purchase tickets, visit TIX.com or call 951.696.0184. For more information, visit pacificrimjazzfestival.com. “Music is universal. I’m blessed, my job is so rewarding,” Paulo says.


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f you’re looking for a reasonably-priced meal in a convenient location, look no further than Five Star International Buffet in Royal Hawaiian Center. The lunch buffet for adults is priced at $19 and $12 for keiki 5 to 12 years old. Dinner costs $48 for adults and $24 for children ages 5 to 12. Also, for keiki age 4 and under, lunch and dinner are free! This, along with the vast assortment of great-tasting food, makes Five Star International Buffet the perfect place for a relaxing family meal.

Dining Out caught up with the Velasquez family (Matt, Kim, Nola and Marlo) for lunch one afternoon. The family is visiting from Northern California and really enjoyed the loco moco, as there is nothing like it where they’re from. Kim Velasquez: “I had a little bit of Caesar salad, katsu chicken, some sushi, some fish and loco moco. The fish was good.” Matt Velasquez: “I tried a little bit of everything. I liked the sushi and the loco moco. The gravy was really good.”

FIVE STAR INTERNATIONAL BUFFET WHERE Royal Hawaiian Center, Bldg. C, Third Level 2201 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu CALL 380.9300 HOURS Open daily, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (lunch) 2-5 p.m. (happy hour) 5:30-10:30 p.m. (dinner)

(from left) Matt, Nola, Marlo and Kim Velasquez | Nicole Kato photo

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or 32 years, Restaurant Suntory has treated visitors to traditional Japanese cuisine — from shabu shabu and sushi to teppanyaki — featuring Hawaiian touches and ingredients.

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But, for a limited time, the popular eatery in Royal Hawaiian Center is bringing the dynamic flavors of Kyushu — one of Japan’s islands — to Hawaii in what the restaurant calls its “Kyushu Festival.” Restaurant Suntory’s general manager Nobuyuki Aoyama explains that Kyushu is located at the southwest end of the Japanese archipelago, and is known for an abundance of natural resources and ingredients used for cooking, thanks to fertile soil and thriving ocean life in the area. The island is surrounded by waters featuring both hot and cold currents, which combine to enhance the growth of plankton, that in turn bolsters the aquatic life. The fish from the area are the centerpiece of the “Kyushu Festival,” which will allow diners to taste the flavors of the region through November. “Our goal on a daily basis is to introduce visitors from Japan to the tastes and flavors of Hawaii, whether it’s seafood or any traditional Japanese cuisine that we can incorporate local ingredients into,” Aoyama says. “We like to serve as the bridge to introduce some of the cuisine of Japan to both local diners and visitors from the Mainland as well. We’d like to use this Kyushu Festival to thank our local customers for being loyal to us for 32 years because without them, we couldn’t make it this far.” Diners may enjoy an array of flavors from the Kyushu area with Shunsaizen ($28), a special

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lunch set available in limited quantities daily. The multiplecourse set includes Sashimi, Nagasaki Gomadofu (sesame tofu), Ikashumai (squid dumpling), Iwashi Ichiyaboshi (marinated sardine), Matsutake Dobinmushi (a rich mushroom broth) and Nori Somen (noodles) with somen sauce. For dinner, Aoyama recommends Kyushu Gourmet Roll ($8) featuring squid, spicy fish eggs, fresh wasabi and fresh pickles. Iwashi Mentaiko ($10) is another dinner option included in the “Kyushu Festival” menu, and features sardine marinated in a rich mushroom sauce. Kyushu Sushi Course Dinner ($52) has a host of seafood selections from the region in both sashimi and sushi form as well as Matsutake Chawanmushi (savory custard with mushrooms). The set also includes a savory dessert, Kumamoto Ikinari Dango (available a la carte for $6),

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which is composed of Japanese sweet potato and vanilla ice cream topped with Kaposu jam from Kyushu. “Their seafood is known around the world,” says Aoyama of the featured fish from Kyushu. “The festival is focusing on the one island in Japan, but Kyushu contains seven different prefectures that each have their own ingredients and flavors that we incorporate in the menu.” Diners also are reminded that they will receive 20 percent off the dinner menu when they bring in the current coupon in Dining Out. Additionally, those visiting the shopping center may still

take advantage of the ongoing parking deal: free for the first hour and just $1 per hour thereafter for up to four hours with validation. “Waikiki has changed a lot, and the shopping center itself has undergone vast renovations that have resulted in significant changes,” says Aoyama. “I hope that our restaurant will serve as an opportunity for local residents to come back to Waikiki and experience what the area has to offer, while also enjoying our food. We still offer the same traditional cuisine and great service that we’ve developed over 32 years in Hawaii.”

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Ryojiro, who now serves as Sakura’s head chef, learned to cook from their father and also has worked in French and Italian restaurants. “He likes to try all kinds of food,” Junichiro says. Several years ago, all three moved to the Islands. “(The golf course) had been looking for a restaurant, so my father brought me down to Hawaii,” Junichiro says. The brothers honed their culinary craft at the golf course restaurant, but with their recent move, their menu has shifted, too. “We have changed the menu. We now have more Japanese-American style,” Junichiro says, explaining that the previous restaurant focused on local and American dishes. At Sakura, diners can enjoy Japanese influences as well. Sakura Restaurant has been at its new location for about a month now — and so far, the customers have been enjoying (clockwise, from left) Junichiro Tsuchiya, the restaurant’s fusion treats. Ryojiro Tsuchiya and Yuya Sudo “We are really excited,” Junichiro says.

akura Restaurant comes to its Waialae location from a previous home at Olomana Golf Course, where it had been for several years. Customers may recognize the co-owners, brothers Junichiro and Ryojiro Tsuchiya, from their days in Olomana, but the story started long before that. The Tsuchiya brothers were raised in the restaurant industry. “My father owned a restaurant in Japan,” Junichiro says. That also was a JapaneseAmerican-style eatery. Junichiro and Ryojiro had separate day jobs, but moonlighted as workers in their father’s restaurant.

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n Japan, the beautiful sakura flowers bloom during the spring. It may be fall right now, but it’s clear that Sakura Restaurant, which just opened its doors a few weeks ago, is blooming into a popular, successful eatery. Junichiro Tsuchiya, who co-owns the restaurant with his brother, head chef Ryojiro, describes the restaurant’s cuisine as Japanese-American. A glance over the menu reveals that Sakura features the best of both types of food, along with local favorites. The

restaurant’s offerings include a wide variety of food — from spaghetti to udon. The brothers hail from Japan, and after years of serving local patrons at their previous restaurant, they have cultivated a set of fusion dishes that combine their diverse influences perfectly. Dishes with a local influence include Spare Rib ($13.50), which is marinated in an aromatic shoyu-based teriyaki sauce. Pescatore Spaghetti ($15) features clams, scallops, shrimp

Cheesecake, Okinawa Sweet Potato Pudding, Chocolate Cake, Tiramisu ($4 each)

Sakura Restaurant 3008 Waialae Ave., Honolulu 259.7100 Open Tuesday-Sunday, 5 p.m.-midnight; Closed Mondays Parking is available in Sakura’s lot, as well as in two additional nearby lots. After 5 p.m., parking is available in these lots in the stalls that are not reserved.

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and calamari served over pasta and with garlic bread. “And we still keep traditional (Japanese) dishes such as sushi and sashimi, and Japanese-style tempura,” Junichiro says. For a taste of Sakura’s Japanese flavors, try Unagi Avocado Donburi ($14.50), which is topped with nori and Japanese yam, and is served with miso soup. “A lot of our customers might order a steak, but then they also order sushi,” he says. No matter what type of food lures you into Sakura, the delectable homemade desserts are something that all diners will enjoy. These include Okinawa Sweet Potato Pudding, Tiramisu, Chocolate Cake and Cheesecake — all are priced at $4 each. “We welcome any kind of customers — those who want to come for a beer and pupu after work, or those who want to enjoy a nice family dinner,” Junichiro says. If you’re dining with a large group, Sakura’s menu is perfect, as it can cater to a range of different tastes and cravings. And for groups, there also is a room in the back of the restaurant that allows for a quieter, more intimate dining experience and can hold up to 15 people. For those coming for some pau hana fun, Sakura’s happy hour is a great deal. It runs from 5 to 6 p.m. and from 9:30 p.m. to closing each night, and features drink and pupu specials. Beer, including locally made Aloha Beer, is just $2.95, and house wine and sake are available for $3.50. Select pupu, including tasty treats such as Spicy Ahi Hand Rolls and Mochiko Chicken and Fries, are just $5. Contact Christina O’Connor at diningout@staradvertiser.com

Pipi’s Burgers opened its doors earlier this year at McCully Shopping Center and offers its patrons high quality, gourmet burgers and sandwiches that are well worth your buck. And for the nonbeef eaters, the restaurant caters to your palate as well, offering ahi, chicken, vegetarian delights and more. For more information and hours, call 946.7474.

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Just go t’s lunchtime, you’re in Kapolei with a diverse group of friends and/or family, and everyone seems to have different tastes and preferences. It’s a common challenge, and best met by an eatery that can please all palates, which is a tough task. It’s why buffets were invented: to satisfy any and every appetite. And to go one better, all-you-can eat buffets not only offer a variety of dishes to choose from, but the freedom to return again and again to fill your plate with favorites and turn your hungry frown upside down. Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine has embraced the concept, and its extensive all-you-can-eat lunch buffet ($9.95 Monday through Friday; $11.95 Saturday and

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Sunday) is brimming with something for everyone. And everyone, of course, includes vegetarians. General manager James Ching understands that there are many customers and potential customers out there who choose not to eat meat or fish, and he has some savory meat-free recommenda-

tions for Dining Out readers. Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls are always a popular starter, and these are filled with carrots, cabbage and mushrooms. For noodle lovers (and who isn’t?), Vegetable Gon Lo Mein is a drystyle stir-fry with julienne-cut carrots, green onions and cabbage. For a bit of spicy crunch, try the Bean Sprout Kim Chee to wake up your taste buds. Braised

Tofu with Shiitake Mushroom and Choi Sum is a hearty and healthy dish, which Ching says is sauteed in a light shoyu-based sauce and is quite popular with diners. There’s more, so the next time you’re hungry and looking for lunch in the Second City, just put on a smile and go Ho Ho.

Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine WHERE 590 Farrington Hwy., Kapolei CALL 692.9880 HOURS Lunch buffet daily, 10 a.m.2:30 p.m.; Dinner MondayThursday, 5-9 p.m., FridaySunday, 5-9:30 p.m.

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f you’re wandering downtown on a lunch break looking for something to eat, but find yourself distracted by the heat, detour to Ice Forest for a treat that will fill you up and cool you down. And with four different toppings that are made from scratch — azuki, local taro, mochi balls and custard — the number of shave ice and snow ice variations are practically endless. “We don’t add any artificial ingredients or preservatives; it’s all natural ingredients,” shares owner Andrew Huang.

Double-Custard, Mochi Balls ($6) is served on a generous portion of shave ice that features a house-made custard. The mochi balls, made fresh daily with mochi rice, are soft and bite-size. And as a lunch

ICE FOREST WHERE 202 Merchant St., Honolulu CALL 383.1824 HOURS Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; SaturdaySunday, 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. WEBSITE ice-forest.com

alternative, it’s served with just the right amount to leave you satiated and satisfied. Another favorite to sample: Azuki, Taro, Mochi Balls ($6). Also served atop shave ice, the azuki and taro — just like the mocha balls — are made fresh and feature local ingredients. The taro topping is sweet without being too sugary, and highlights flavors unique to Hawaii. For something a little dif-

ferent, Custard and Mochi Balls, Condensed Milk ($6.50), served on snow ice, is a dish only featured at Ice Forest. And if you’re wondering what the difference is between shave ice and snow ice, Huang explains, “The best way I can describe snow ice is imagine a block of ice cream you freeze and then shave; so all the sugars and flavors are in there.”


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pen at all hours of the day and night for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Wailana Coffee House is home to your American and local culinary favorites. Conveniently located on the corner of Ala Moana Boulevard and Ena Road (1860 Ala Moana Blvd.), at what was once the original Kapiolani Drive Inn, this iconic Waikiki establishment is a favorite, especially among breakfast lovers, as breakfast is served all day. For more information on Wailana Coffee House, call 955.1764.

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

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

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

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$1 OFF

738-8666

Shabu Shabu or any Sukiyaki Set

OPEN DAILY: 10am — midnight 923 KEEAUMOKU ST.

Canton Seafood Restaurant

10% OFF

Napoleon’s Bakery

2752 Woodlawn Dr. Manoa Marketplace 988-4310

Panya

Pipi’s Burger

Online

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

Fendu Boulangerie

Waikiki Beach Eggspress

After Midnight

Larry’s Bakery

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

BAKERY

Eggs n’ Things

Dinner

Tropics Bar & Grill

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 10/31/12. Must present coupon.

2 0 | D I N I N G O U T | O C T . 2 1 - 2 7, 2 0 1 2

Fall Special

• 8,000 sq feet • 7 VIP Rooms • Accommodate 300+ Guests • State-of-the-Art Audio/Visual System

• • • • • •

WAIMALU

WAIPAHU

EWA BEACH SHOP. CTR.

98-020 Kam Hwy.

94-256 Waipahu Depot St.

91-919 Fort Weaver Rd.

488-8824

676-2088

689-0999

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

Roasted Meat Appetizer Platter Tai-Chi Seafood Soup Golden Fried Chicken with Roasted Garlic Chef’s Special Black Peppered Beef Tenderloin Braised Baby Pak Choy & Ham in Supreme Broth Fish Filets w/Ham & Vegetable on a Lotus Leaf Tea Smoke Shrimps $238.00 for table of 10 House Fried Rice

• • • Dessert of the Day Dim Sum - Daily 10:30a.m. to 1:00p.m.

OPEN DAILY: 10:30 A.M. TO 10:00 P.M. JADEDYNASTYHAWAII.COM


WHERE TO DINE BUFFET

Kissaten 88 Piikoi St. 593-1200

Camellia Buffet 930 McCully St. 951-0511/0611

CHINESE

449 Kapahulu Ave. 735-5544

Canton Seafood Restaurant 923 Keeaumoku St. 955-3388

Five Star International Buffet

Cafe Central 999 Bishop Street First Hawaiian Bank Building Lobby 306-9284

Royal Hawaiian Center, Bldg C, Level 3. 380-9300

Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant

Makino Chaya

590 Farrington Hwy. 692-9880

111 N. King St. 521-8268

98-150 Kaonohi St. 486-5100

CATERERS

CAFE Anytime Cafe Market City Shopping Center 2919 Kapiolani Blvd 735-3888

Happy Day Chinese Restaurant

94-1068 Ka Uka Blvd. 677-7744

3553 Waialae Ave. 738-8666

Moanalua Shopping Center

NIGHTLY 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

3 $795

$ 99

1841 Ala Moana Blvd. Between Ilikai & Hilton Hawaiian Village

Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant

A Catered Experience

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)

941-4444

Hee Hing Restaurant

Breakfast Special

Serving Hawaii Since 1989

YAKINIKU

MILLION

Naeng Myun Buckwheat Noodles in Chilled Special Soup

8 am - 11 am 2 Spam, 2 Eggs, 3 Portuguese Sausage

(choose from Spicy, Cucumber or Cold)

Bento Box

for

Mochiko Chicken, Teriyaki Steak, Cheese Crab Puff and Spam

Open Daily 8am-9pm • 930 Valkenburgh St. #205 • 423-8228

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

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

expires 10/31/12

Naeng Myun Cucumber Soup

626 SHERIDAN ST.

495

LUNCH $

(11am - 2pm)

Dine-In Only

(behind Walmart)

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

596-0799

www.genkisushiusa.com TEMAKI: In Japanese, te means hand, maki refers to any type of sushi roll incorporating nori, Temaki is a hand-rolled cone-shaped sushi, as it is prepared and eaten with the hands rather than chopsticks.

Celebrate Your Birthday

Plus last plant sa le until Ma rch!

MAKI SUSHI or makizushi: maki refers to any type of sushi roll incorporating nori, is rolled into a circle/tube with a sushi mat and then cut into circles. Sushi refers to the specially prepared rice dish.

www.pacificexpos.com M A H A L O T O O U R PA R T I C I PAT I N G S P O N S O R S !



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

TICKET PRICES: General - $3 • Military - $1 Children (12 & Under) - FREE

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

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

OTHER ISLANDS:

KONA KUKUI GROVE LAHAINA MAUI MALL

(808) 327-6776 (808) 632-2450 (808) 661-0333 (808) 873-7776

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

Proud recipient of:

Reservations Recommended

2440 Kuhio Ave.

922 5555

SERVING LUNCH & DINNER • TAKE-OUT AVAILABLE

www.hyshawaii.com

D I N I N G O U T | O C T . 2 1 - 2 7, 2 0 1 2 | 2 1


WHERE TO DINE Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant

Little Village Noodle House 1113 Smith St. 545-3008

FAMILY DINING Asahi Grill Ward

Liliha Square, 524-1628

515 Ward Ave. 593-2800

Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant

Lung Fung Chinese Restaurant

Henry Loui’s 2850 Paa St. 833-3728

Asian Mix 1234 South Beretania St. 521-1688

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

5724 Kalanianaole Hwy. 377-5566

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

JJ Bistro & French Pastry 3447 Waialae Ave.

739-0993

Big City Diner

Mandalay (The)

Seafood Village

1055 Alakea St. 525-8585

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

Asian Mix

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

Kaka‘ako Kitchen Ward Centre 1200 Ala Moana Blvd.

596-7488

Bento • Take-Out Mix Plate • Catering

$

SPECIAL OF THE WEEK

Shop A-1 (below Safeway Beretania)

OR A

Must present coupon. Expires 10/31/12.

$

Must present coupon (No take outs) Not valid with any other discount offers. Expires 11/2/12

(Across from Pan Am Bldg.)

www.tropical-tribe.com

366-8226

OPEN DAILY 10:30am-8:30pm

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

BLUE HAWAII SUSHI BAR & RESTAURANT

dean’s special

Try our favorite Korean Fusion Dishes!

Early Bird Special 4-6pm

mini baked shoyu chicken

Red Cream Topokki

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

with Mac Salad & Rice

this coupon $6.50with Limit 1 coupon per person / 2 plates per coupon. Not combinable with other discounts/specials. Exp. 10/25/12.

Dine In – Take Out – Catering • 45-773 Kam. Hwy., Kaneohe • 247-1300 Sun-Thurs 11am-6pm • Fri 11am-4pm • Closed Saturday

reg $15.99

1599 Red House Wings

$

(Korean or Local Style) reg $19.99

Gift Cards Available

Valid w/coupon thru 10/25/12. Cannot be combined w/other offers. Dine-in Only.

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

835 Keeaumoku St. #I-101B • 944-0088

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

Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary Join the

98-150 Kaonohi St. • Tel: 486-5100

Saturday & Sunday Saturday & Sunday

Ocean House in

— We are celebrating — Our 10th Anniversary

*Menu and prices subject to change. *Dinner Menu Only.

DINNER: Monday – Friday

1199

$ Daily Lunch Specials Under $10

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

(reg. $8.25)

3 DISCOUNT

when Dining Alone 1637 Kapiolani Blvd.

521-1688

LUNCH: Monday – Friday

6 DISCOUNT

on a Second Dinner

Valid Sun 10/21 – Sat 10/27

Pre-Orders hiasianmix.com Recommended 1234 South Beretania St

RECEIVE A

$10.98 $18.98 $24.98 $26.98

CHILDREN 12 & UNDER 4-5 feet 3-4 feet 3 feet & under

SENIOR SPECIAL! 55+ LUNCH & DINNER

50% OFF 75% OFF FREE

30% OFF

Not combinable with other discounts. 55 or older w/ coupon & ID. No online or photo-copied coupons. One coupon per person. Discounts off regular adult price. Excluding Holidays. Expires 10/26/12.

2 2 | D I N I N G O U T | O C T . 2 1 - 2 7, 2 0 1 2

For a

SPECIAL BREAKFAST AND DINNER OFFER Visit our website

www.oceanhousewaikiki.com

OCEAN FRONT DINING OUTRIGGER REEF ON THE BEACH | 2169 KALIA RD. | 923–2277 | VALET PARKING


WHERE TO DINE Kenny’s Restaurant

Opulicious

1620 N. School St. 841-0931

946 Coolidge Street 943-8885

Kenny’s Hawaiian BBQ

1525 Rycroft St. 948-8356

Kit N Kitchen

Panya Bistro • Bakery • Bar

1010 University Avenue 942-7622

Ala Moana Center, Mauka - Mall Level 946-6388

Loco Moco Moanalua Shopping Center 930 Valkenburgh St., #205 423-8228

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

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

Wailana Coffee House 1860 Ala Moana Blvd. 955-1764

Willows (The) 901 Hausten St. 952-9200

Shore Bird Restaurant

Restaurant Epic

Outrigger Reef on the Beach 922-2887

1131 Nuuanu Ave. 587-7877

starting from

SERVED ALL DAY

Tony Roma’s

Shiro’s Saimin Haven

Pagoda

Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 2nd floor 922-3333

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

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

Oriental Breakfast

Ahi, Mahi or Saba Soft Tofu • Tsukemono Miso Soup • Rice • Egg

6.75

Zippy’s Call the one nearest you

brate To Celeening of our p the o oana y The Earl

Riser

n on locatio , 5th la M New A ay Octoberam2, d 0 Thuresen 6:00 - 7:3 The betw iser R we'll be our y l Ear m 1974 ering eggs) off

$

*Some exclusions may apply. Exp. 10/31/12

538-EGGS

947-5411

Thursday, October 25th

You must be signed in to our Ala Moana location before 7:30 AM to get this special pricing.  

HOLIDAY PACKAGES TO-GO!

TIS’ THE SEASON

indulgence

Available at our Kam Shopping Center location.

BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY AT

think

1ST 200 ORDERS

OF COMPLETE TURK EY PACKAGE RECEIVE… $ CHRISTMAS

10 OFF CATERING NEW YEARS 10 OFF CAT ERING

while supplies last. No substitutions.

www.eggsnthings.com

is closer than you

$

FRESHLY ROASTED TURKEY 12–14 LBS TURKEY, $ 1 QT. STUFFING & +tax

135

1 QT. GRAVY

[N IGHT CL UB/ / R ESTA UR A N T / / VEN UE]

TO RESERVE YOUR DATE CALL 808.529.0010 OR EMAIL PARTIES@MNLHNL.COM

12–14 LBS TURKEY, 1 QT. STUFFING, +TAX 2 QTS. GRAVY, 2 QTS. MASHED POTATOES, ST. GERMAIN’S CUSTARD, PUMPKIN OR APPLE PIE

165

$

5599

$

WITH AU JUS & HORSERADISH

+TAX

19999

TURKEY PLATE 99 $ INCLUDES:

13

+TAX

Waikiki Beach Walk 226 Lewers St. 808.440.7910

+TAX

WHOLE

39999

$

KAMEHAMEHA SHOPPING CENTER

+TAX

Call for Ala Carte options 841-0931

Wine Wednesdays 25% off bottles of wines

Restaurant Row 500 Ala Moana Blvd. 808.599.3860

+TAX

TURKEY, STUFFING, GRAVY AND MASHED POTATOES

HALF

$

Happy Hour Daily in our lounge 5pm – 7pm

SPECIAL

HOLIDAY PRIME RIB

HOLIDAY HAM

Sizzlin’ Prime Time 3 Course Menu for $42.95 Daily 5pm – 6pm

Cornbread or Lup Cheong Stuffing available as add-ons

COMPLETE TURKEY PACKAGE

5 LBS PRE-SLICED HAM WITH PINEAPPLE RAISIN SAUCE.

F O R H O L I D AY I C O R P O R A T E I P R I VA T E E V E N T S

o price fr ancakes and 2 (3 P

ONE DAY ONLY!

451 Piikoi Street MON-THUR 9AM – 7PM SAT 9:30AM – 7:30PM FRIDAY 9AM – 7:30PM SUN 9:30AM – 6PM 1111 MCCULLY ST.

¢ 9 9

AVAILABLE AT BOTH LOCATIONS

ROYAL HAWAIIAN SHOPPING CENTER

Kenny’s Hawn BBQ 922-333

WATERFRONT PLAZA 500 ALA MOANA BLVD PH 808.529.0010 WWW.MNLHNL.COM @MNLHNL

www.ruthschrishawaii.com D I N I N G O U T | O C T . 2 1 - 2 7, 2 0 1 2 | 2 3


WHERE TO DINE FILIPINO

Chai’s Island Bistro

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Aloha Tower Marketplace 585-0011

Max’s Of Manila

Restaurant Row 599-3860 Waikiki Beach Walk 440-7910

94-300 Farrington Hwy 801 Dillingham Blvd. 951-6297

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

Fifty Three By The Sea

Stage Restaurant

Fine Dining Burgundy

1250 Kapiolani Blvd. 237-5429

1006 Kapahulu Ave. 739-5000

Hy’s Steak House

53 Ahui Street 536-5353

2440 Kuhio Ave. 922-5555

Top of Waikiki Bali Steak & Seafood

Plumeria Beach House

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

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

$199 Table of 10 (reg. $229)*

ROYAL HAWAIIAN CENTER • VALIDATED PARKING WWW.ILLUPINO.COM • 808.922.3400

Il Lupino

Waikiki Business Plaza 2270 Kalakaua Ave. 923-3877

Royal Hawaiian Center 922-3400

APPLE FRESCO SALAD It’s a mix of savory and sweet with a dash of amazing! Made with mixed greens, dried cranberries, gala apples, goat cheese, toasted almonds and balsamic vinaigrette. Treat yourself while you still have time.

LET US COOK FOR YOU

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

$49 for four (reg. $62)** HONG KONG DIM SUM

Surfer Girl Burger Combo

A MENU FOR 4 Mandarin Potstickers • Chinese Chicken Salad Hong Kong Crisp Chicken • Ma Po Tofu Beef and Broccoli • Sweet Sour Panko Crusted Flounder Fillet • Rice

LUNCHEON FOR 4 5 Dim Sum Selections • Pepper Beef on Fried Rice • Minute Chicken Cake Noodle Choy Sum with Garlic

$44 for four (reg. $54)**

*Offer ends October 31, 2012 **Offer ends October 31, 2012; this coupon required

Pianist Terry Tom performs on Thursdays

735-5544

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

Fried Onions, American Cheese, Sauteed Asparagus, BBQ Ranch & Fries

8

$ 89 plus tax

(reg. $12.29) Must present coupon. No substitutions. Cannot combine w/other specials/discounts. Exp. 10/31/12

946-7474

For each Surfer Girl Burger Combo sold, Pipi’s will donate $1 to the Susan G. Komen Hawaii Affiliation.

McCully Shopping Center OPEN DAILY

10:30am-10pm

BREAKFAST • LUNCH • HAPPY HOUR DINNER • DESSERT • LATE NIGHT

ITALIAN

Back by Popular Demand! For a limited time only!

PEKING DUCK /LOBSTER SPECIAL MENU Peking Duck (in three courses) Chinese Chicken Salad Duck Tofu Wintermelon Soup Maine Lobster with Ginger Scallions Shrimp with Vegetables Mongolian Pork Chop with Sweet Onions Shredded Duck E-Mein Steamed Rice

Mmmm...Breakfast!!! Start your day off deliciously with Fresh Fruits & Juices, Buttermilk Pancakes, French Toast, Organic Oatmeal, a Frittata, Eggs Benedict, Omelets, and much more.

Brasserie Du Vin 1115 Bethel St. 545-1115

Hoku’s

FINE DINING

T R AT T O R I A & W I N E B A R

FRENCH

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

545-1115 1115 Bethel Street www.brasserieduvin.com 2 4 | D I N I N G O U T | O C T . 2 1 - 2 7, 2 0 1 2

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

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SEAFOOD BUFFET

Plan Your Next Special Event at Brasserie

Du Vin

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

Starting at $9.95

OKTOBERFEST $ & $2 1995

Every Monday & Wednesday in October. 1 lb. Choice Beef Shabu Shabu

Mon-Fri LUNCH: Sat-Sun

$9.95 $11.95 Mon-Thurs $15.95 DINNER: Fri-Sun $17.95

Draft or Domestic Beers

Valid during dinner only. Not combinable with other offers. Exp. 10/31/12

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

KAPOLEI MARKETPLACE 590 Farrington Hwy

692-9880

PRIVATES PARTIEfor

available ople 20-300 pdeetails Call for


WHERE TO DINE Genki Sushi

Taormina-Sicilian Cuisine

Paesano Ristorante Italiano

227 Lewers St. 926-5050

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

Z Pizza

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

Romanos Macaroni Grill

Chinese Cultural Plaza 536-3035

Ichiriki AIEA 98-150 Kaonohi St. 484-2222

Gyu-Kaku

HONOLULU 510 Piikoi St. 589-2299

WINDWARD MALL 46-056 Kamehameha Hwy F1 922-5511 KAPIOLANI - 1221 Kapiolani Blvd., #105 589-2989 WAIKIKI - 307 Lewers St. 926-2989

JAPANESE

Ala Moana Center Hookipa Terrace 356-8300

Hifumi Japanese Restaurant

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

Blue Hawaii Sushi

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

Kobe Japanese Steak House

1841 Ala Moana Blvd. 941-4444

Voted Best Thai in Hawaii 15% OFF Take Out

BYOB

Coupon required. Not combinable with other offers. Expires 10/26/12

Served Family Style • $35++ BYOB • No Corkage Fee

~ Reservations:

1

$ 00

marcy395@gmail.com

~

THAI CUISINE

SINGLE SCOOP OF ICE CREAM

SERVING HAWAII SINCE 1977...

with purchase of an Entreé

Kaka‘ako Kitchen

Original Coupon required. One discounted item per coupon. Not combinable with any other offer. No cash value. One coupon per person, per visit & transaction. Exp. 10/31/12.

WARD CENTRE

Boo Siu, Kitchen Mascot Check www.facebook.com/KakaakoKitchen for complete menu

Dinner 5:00pm - Closing

2028 Kuhio Avenue 88 Piikoi St., Honolulu 593-1200 • kissatencafe.com

Walking distance from all Waikiki Hotels

Chocolate Velvet Cake & Mocha Roll

• LUNCH $17.95 10:30AM - 2:30PM • DINNER $25.95 2:30PM-10PM KAL BI, SIRLOIN, CHICKEN, SPICY PORK, FRESH SHRIMP *DISCOUNT EXCLUDES ALL BEVERAGES WITH THIS AD. EXP. 10/31/12.

930 McCully St. • 951-0511/951-0611

Mocha Roll

• PRIVATE PARTY ROOM • CONVENIENT PARKING

Chili Frank $

6

.35*

NEW!

www.keosthaicuisine.com

AT ALA MOANA HOTEL, 3rd Floor 410 ATKINSON DRIVE

October Specials KOREAN CUISINE

tel. 951-9355 942-7788

Season’s Greetings Special Menus $308 + tax $438 + tax 1. Minced Pork Served In Lettuce 1. Royal Garden Roast Meat Combination 2. Fish Maw & Crab Meat Soup or 2. Bird's Nest Soup w/ Chicken or Dried Scallop Soup Steamed Fish Maw, Mushroom & Chicken Soup 3. Shrimps w/ Honey Glazed Walnuts 3. Peking Duck 4. Roast Pea-Par Duck 5. Sizzling Boneless Short Rib w/ Bell 4. Fish Fillet In Fish Bone Basket Pepper, Onion & Black Bean Sauce 5. Lobsters Royal Garden Style 6. Boiled Ranch Chicken In Chicken 6. Baked Rock Salt Ranch Chicken Broth w/ Mustard Cabbage 7. Joke San w/ Shanghai Baby Cabbage 7. Braised Mushroom w/ Cabbage 8. Crab Meat w/ E-mein Noodle 8. House Fried Rice 9. Walnut & Peanut Soup 9. Red Bean Soup w/ Lotus Seed & Lilies w/ Mochi Balls Above menu is limited to 3 tables and cannot combine with any specials and discounts. Please order one day in advance.

Vic Pac $

8.28*

fast food

fast food 25¢ from each Vic Pac sold will be donated to the Shane Victorino Foundation. *Restaurant Price: Chili Frank $7.35, Vic Pac $9.38. Prices slightly higher at Zippy’s Kahului. Offer valid from 10/1/2012 - 10/31/2012 for Chili Frank, 10/1/2012 - 12/31/12 for Vic Pac. Cannot be combined with any other promotional offers, coupons or discount cards. While supplies last. Sorry, no substitutions. Other restrictions may apply.

*Prices slightly higher at Kahului. Some restrictions may apply. D I N I N G O U T | O C T . 2 1 - 2 7, 2 0 1 2 | 2 5


WHERE TO DINE Kozo Sushi

Osaka Ramen

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

1111 McCully Street 947-5411

Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen

Sushi King

Odoriko Japanese Restaurant 2400 Koa Ave. 923-7368

Red House In Honolulu

835 Keeaumoku St. #I-101 B 944-0088 2700 S. King St. 947-2836

2746 Kaimuki Avenue 732-1656

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

KOREAN

Sushi Company

Restaurant Suntory

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

Yakiniku Million 626 Sheridan St. 596-0799

Sumo Ramen

Tanaka of Tokyo

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

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

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

Max’s Caramel Bars™ Now Available

Sweet, chewy and nutty

Live

Dungeness $ 99 Crab

LIVE NFL GAMES

9

ON SALE! ........

BYOB 3441 WAIALAE AVE

OPEN DAILY 11 AM - 12 AM

@ WARD

per lb.

780-3115

SIDE

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

FRIED RICE $1

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

With purchase of entree. Dine-in only. Not combinable with other offers/discounts. Limit one order per coupon. Exp. 10/25/12

Cuisine of the Philippines www.maxschicken.com

951-MAXS (6297)

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

515 WARD AVE.

The Original

Try our delicious… Ilima and Honolulu Magazine Award-Winning pastries and our 4 or 5 course meals!

DURING OCTOBER

10%

PURCHASES WILL BENEFIT…

CHILI FRANK $ PLATE reg $7.75....

5.95 AUNTY TITA’S CHALLENGE! Take the

Inquire at the restaurant. 946 Coolidge St. (across Moiliili Long’s) Mon-Thur: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm • 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm Fri & Sat: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm • Sun Closed

943-8885

KAILUA 263-8880 KAIMUKI 738-8855 PEARLRIDGE EAST 487-8188 WAIPIO 678-8868 WARD CENTER 591-8891 www.bigcitydinerhawaii.com

50% OFF!

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

(*cooked weight)

*Take out only, w/coupon; not to be combined with any other offer. Expires 10/31/12.

Also available Pasta • Burgers • Salads • Sandwiches

OPEN TIL MIDNIGHT! 2919 Kapiolani Blvd., #218

MARKET CITY SHPG CNTR 735-3888

Reheating instructions for fixings included.

677-7744

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739-0993 • 626-5368

3447 Waialae Ave. • jjfrenchpastry.com

8-10 lb.* Whole Roasted Turkey

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have flocked to The Willows Restaurant since the Moiliili eatery opened in 1944, and have continually enjoyed the tranquil setting and robust buffet spreads offered at the iconic establishment. While Hawaii’s original and favorite garden restaurant continues to serve up traditional Hawaiian food and other favorites at its lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch buffets, some recent changes at the eatery have led to the inclusion of local comfort food selections that have both customers and staff clamoring for second servings. Executive chef Craig Yasaka took the helm at The Willows Sept. 21 when previous executive chef Miles Miyamoto was handed the reins of Karai Crab. Since adding his touches to The Willows menu, customers have enjoyed Yasaka’s influences that have led to new buffet offerings including Asian Braised Short Ribs with Kabocha, Poi Beef Stew and the ever-popular Garlic and Hawaiian Salt Herb Crusted Prime Rib with Horseradish and Au Jus. “He brings a lot of experience to the table,” says The Willows administrative director Garret Kamei of Yasaka, who has served as executive chef at Ocean House and Gyotaku, and also taught at Kapiolani Community College’s culinary arts program. “For the past three weeks, we’ve already seen a vast improvement in the variety of our buffet, and that’s one of things we wanted to change.” Kamei explains that customers continued to frequent the buffet for its Hawaiian food, curries, prime rib and seafood items, but the restaurant turned to Yasaka with the

(from left) Miles Miyamoto, Wilson Coloma and Craig Yasaka

goal of rejuvenating the dining experience. “For the lack of a better term, he offers a wide range of comfort food that old-time kamaaina and local customers will recognize,” says Kamei. “We actually had a longtime customer come in and comment about the beef stew. He said that even his grandma’s beef stew isn’t better than ours, and that’s a big compliment. When you say that somebody’s beef stew is better than grandma’s, that’s unheard of — especially in front of grandma!” The Willows offers a host of buffet options, including the Lunch Buffet, available Monday through Friday (11 a.m.-2 p.m., $21.95), which features a selection of salads, prime rib carving station, traditional Hawaiian food and a host of dessert offerings. The Saturday Lunch Buffet (10 a.m.-2 p.m., $26.95) sweetens the deal with a seafood sta-

Asian Braised Short Ribs with Kabocha

tion that features chilled Snow Crab legs, while the Sunday Brunch Buffet (10 a.m.-2 p.m., $36.95) also includes breakfast favorites and an omelet station. For dinner, The Willows offers its scrumptious buffet nightly (Monday through Friday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m., $37.95), and serves up local favorites including ahi poke, kalua pig, sushi of the day, crab legs and The Willows’ famous Fried Haupia. Keiki ages 4 to 10 receive discounted pricing at each buffet, while seniors ages 65 and over receive 10 percent off all buffet options. “Nowadays, people don’t necessarily have the time to prepare these items at home, so you can come to The Willows and enjoy them,” says Kamei. “It’s a great time to come back to The Willows.” The Willows also features its popular “Live at the Willows” series, featuring live Hawaiian music Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the restaurant’s café. In addition to enjoying pupu and drink specials, diners are treated to the sweet sounds of Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning artists including Herb Ohta Jr. and Jon Yamasato, Maunalua, Lehua Kalima and Shawn Pimental.

THE WILLOWS RESTAURANT Where: 901 Hausten St., Honolulu Call: 952.9200 Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (lunch) and 5:30-9 p.m. (dinner); Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (lunch/brunch), and 5-9 p.m. (dinner). Web: WillowsHawaii.com Garlic and Hawaiian Salt Herb Crusted Prime Rib with Horseradish and Au Jus 2 8 | D I N I N G O U T | O C T . 2 1 - 2 7, 2 0 1 2

Poi Beef Stew


Hawaii Dining Out October 21, 2012