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General manager Shirley Cheng and manager Helen Liang enjoy a few of the restaurant’s specialties.

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By Alana Folen | Photos by Leah Friel

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appy Easter, Ono readers! Today’s the day when Easter baskets burst at the seams with sugarfilled goodies, and I can’t help but relish the boxes of neoncolored marshmallow Peeps and chocolate marshmallow rabbits that sit before me. The hard-boiled eggs are dyed in pastel hues perfect for spring, and have been hidden along with a variety of plastic eggs filled with candies. Get your baskets ready and let the hunting begin! But why not break away from tradition this year and do away with the anticipated sugar high? Instead, fill your Easter table with “eggs-travagant” selections centered around eggs. Sweet or savory, the following Ono, You Know establishments have just what you need to stir up “eggcitement” this Easter.

Patisserie La Palme D’or On Easter, chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chicks usually

steal the spotlight, but this year, Patisserie La Palme D’or is where it’s at for pure decadence! Located at Ala Moana Center, this immaculate pastry shop has perfected the recipe for success, as each sweet treat consists of equal parts French flavor and Japanese craftsmanship. Head chef Akiko Kimura utilizes premier ingredients, most of which are shipped directly from Japan, and it only takes one look into the pristine glass cases filled with cakes, pastries, drinks and more to know that these edible works of art are second to none. Take for instance, three “eggcellent” desserts, which are perfect for today and every day. Trust me, Choux a la Crème ($2.80), Tarte Aux Baies Sauvage ($4.85/slice) and Crème Caramel ($3.50) will take your sweetest cravings to new heights. Choux a la Creme is a cream puff filled to the brim with vanilla cream, and Kimura says this is the best-seller of the bunch. – See page 18

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Above: The editor celebrates Easter with La Palme D’or’s Creme Caramel ($3.50). Left: La Palme D’or’s Choux a la Creme ($2.80) and Tarte Aux Baies Sauvage ($4.85/slice)

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t’s 8 a.m. at Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant in Liliha Square Shopping Plaza and loyal patrons have already formed a line at the pick-up window outside the restaurant, all to get their hands on the restaurant’s impressive selection of dim sum dishes that are available for takeout daily.

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Fast-forward to noon, and the buzz of boisterous chatter from eager diners has gravitated indoors and permeates the 150-seat establishment accented by Chinese lanterns hanging from the ceiling. Servers dressed in traditional Chinese-style blouses and black slacks roam the restaurant pushing carts filled with dim sum delicacies, such as Steamed Char Siu Buns, Look Funn Rolls, Har Gau, Shrimp Siu Mai, Custard Tarts and more. And that’s not all. Nice Day also boasts a menu that includes close to 200 a la carte options served family-style. “There’s more than 30 items on our dim sum menu,” confirms restaurant manager Shirley Cheng. “That’s what brings a lot of people in, but most customers order from the regular menu, too.” There’s proof in the belief that good food brings people together, and Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant specializes in Cantonese-style fare, with some of the most highly requested items being Garlic Deep-Fried Chicken ($12.95), House Special Garlic Fried Rice ($10.95), Long Beans with Minced Pork ($9.95), Steamed White Fish with Ginger and Onion ($11.95) and Mixed Vegetables with Tofu ($8.95). “Everything is made fresh,” Cheng explains. “Garlic Deep-Fried Chicken is popular because people like the red pepper, diced green onion and crushed garlic chips that we sprinkle over the meat. It brings a lot of flavor to the dish. “Another tasty dish is Long Beans with Minced Pork that we stir-fry. It’s been a top-seller for a long time.”


According to Cheng, House Special Garlic Fried Rice also is considered a staple, and pairs well with an assortment of entrees. In House Special Garlic Fried Rice, morsels of char siu, shrimp, carrots, green peas, onions and egg are blended effortlessly into the tasty rice — always a perfect addition to any meal. And Steamed White Fish with Ginger and Green Onion seems to appear constantly on every table, so Dining Out asked Cheng the secret behind this dish’s popularity. “The meat is very tender,” she quickly responds. “And the seasoning is very good.” Quite simple actually, the fish is doused in a special shoyu sauce and garnished with fresh slivers of ginger and green onion, which give way to an enticing aroma and a treat for any palate. Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant also appeals to every appetite, especially non-meat eaters, by offering vegetarian entrees such as Mixed Vegetables with Tofu, which features a myriad of vegetables (that can change daily) mixed with cubes of fried tofu. “We’ve been in business for almost five years, and we’re very fortunate that we’ve been consistently busy. We serve Chinese comfort food and a lot of locals enjoy it,” Cheng says with a smile. Despite the packed premises, the restaurant staff remains calm under pressure, unfazed by the full house. It seems as if they’ve got it down to a science. “Our staff is used to this. They work quickly,” Cheng adds. It’s evident that Cheng and the entire Nice Day ohana want to make sure that the dining experience lives up to the restaurant’s name. “We want our customers to always have a nice day,” she states. Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant also is able to accommodate catering requests and large parties. “We have special dinner menus created especially for larger groups, and we have private rooms where guests can hold gatherings,” Cheng says.

1425 Liliha St., Honolulu 524-1628 Open daily, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

1 Mixed Vegetables with Tofu ($8.95) 2 Garlic Deep-Fried Chicken ($12.95) 3 Long Beans with Minced Pork ($9.95) 4 House Special Garlic Fried Rice ($10.95) 5 Steamed White Fish with Ginger and Onion ($11.95)

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rom its appetizers, soups and salads to meat, seafood and noodle dishes, every menu item at Little Village Noodle House is a must-try. But before you place your order, be sure to look up at the chalkboard of about a dozen original, limited-time offerings. Among the recently added specials are Salt and Pepper Squid ($12.95), which is deep-fried for a crunchy exterior while the meat is nicely tender inside; and U-10 Scallop Mushroom Bok Choy ($17.95) consisting of super jumbo size scallops, shiitake mushrooms and baby bok choy in a creamy garlic and white wine sauce. There also is Duck Leg Ramen ($11.95) with Japanese ramen noodles and freshly-made fish broth, and served with mustard cabbage, shiitake mushrooms and a very tender and flavorful quarter-leg that has been roasted and braised for at least three hours. Located in the heart of Chinatown, Little Village Noodle House has been open for more than 12 years specializing in traditional Northern Chinesestyle cuisine with an American twist. The menu features many signature dishes such as Honey Walnut Shrimp, which is the restaurant’s No. 1 best seller, followed by Orange Chicken and Chef Chan’s Special Fried Rice. Also popular are Pot Stickers, Green Onion Pancakes, Dried String Beans, Pan Fried Beef and Salt and Pepper Pork Chop. For customers with special dietary needs, vegetarian substitutions are available, and the restaurant doesn’t use any MSG.

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Little Village also recently started serving Shangri La, an award-winning freshly brewed flavored iced tea. With the Downtown business district just blocks away and late-night hours (including to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays), there’s a constant flow of customers ranging from business professionals to families and friends, as well as tourists who make the venture into Chinatown. The interior is not your typical Chinese restaurant, with guests walking through the door and stepping into a ‘little village’ complete with bridges and even sounds of birds chirping overhead. “I think the thing that separates us, besides the food, is our very friendly service and atmosphere,� notes company vice president David Chang. “For our longtime customers, please come back and rediscover the restaurant; and for new customers, come and give us a try.�

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lessen saturated fat. There are better ways. We use a lot of herbs and spices for flavor.” Speaking of flavor, the chef recommends Vegetable Terrine with Thai Green Curry ($25). “Curry is good for the metabolism and Alzheimer’s,” notes Chaowasaree. We eat with our eyes, as well. “There’s lots of color, in the

Vegetable Terrine with Thai Green Curry ($25). Nathalie Walker file photo

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potatoes (with choice of chicken breast or tofu). Even the meat is low-fat, as the chef uses only boneless, skinless chicken and the leanest cuts of beef. “We did studies and talked to a nutritionist,” says the chef. “You are what you eat.” So how does he cut the fat and retain the flavor? “We don’t use any butter," proclaims the Hawaii Regional Cuisine chef. “We try to help customers

terrine,” he adds. Those colors come from the layers of eggplant, red bell peppers, onions, portobello mushrooms and more settled in a pool of spicy green curry sauce. Talk about flavor. Most of the dishes at Chef Chai can be prepared gluten-free with no meat products. “Of course, we’re not vegan or vegetarian,” Chaowasaree notes. “You can eat whatever you want to eat. You just have to be careful.” So, lighten up. With Chef Chai in charge, being careful never tasted so good. Contact Terri Hefner at diningout@staradvertiser.com

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t’s Wednesday, and the lunch rush has yet to explode into Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant on Piikoi Street, so I snag a corner booth near the window and consider it the perfect time to catch up with MMA fighter and multi-sport athlete Egan Inoue over pots of hot nabe and a bountiful selection of fresh appetizers. Best known for its nabe (a term referring to an array of Japanese steamboat or one-pot dishes), sukiyaki, shabu shabu and more, all of which center around healthy ingredients, Ichiriki promised a lunch full of everything a fitness enthusiast could ask for — protein, carbs and veggies! “I’ve been to Ichiriki before and my family loves it here. Nabe is always healthy and works well with my diet,” says Inoue, a two-time jiu-jitsu world champion, five-time MMA world cham-

pion and MMA bodyweight training expert. “To be honest, my diet is not that strict. I love sweets and I try to get those in before 2 p.m. so that I have the rest of the day to burn it off. As for carbohydrates and bigger meals, I usually eat those early on in the day as well.” With chopsticks in hand, Inoue was ready to tackle the interactive feast before him, as Ichiriki’s friendly staff presented Kami Ichiriki Nabe with Ribeye and Kobe Beef, Ginger Nabe, Avocado Maguro, Tofu Salad, Edamame, Mushroom Medley, Kimchi, Mozuku and Fried Garlic Shrimp. Served in a bowl fashioned from washi paper, Ichiriki Kami Nabe features a shio (salt) broth complemented by a platter of ingredients to add to the broth, such as enoki mushrooms, chives, bak choy, shrimp, salmon, chicken, aburage, tofu,

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sausage and a bamboo tube of tsukune — a chicken-andpork paste scooped into meatballs — not to mention the tender beef. “The beef literally cooks in seconds, and I love to dip it in the ponzu sauce,” says Inoue, who wasn’t the least bit ashamed to enjoy every morsel of food — after all, he does burn thousands of calories each day. “I love everything here,” he continues. “The Garlic Shrimp is very tasty and it has a ton of garlic chips, which I love. Enoki mushrooms also are another favorite of mine, so the Mushroom Medley is great. This is a place you can eat at where it won't interfere with any diet.” As an athlete and entrepreneur, Inoue opened the doors to Egan’s Fit Body Bootcamp in September 2010 in Manoa Marketplace. Three years and three addi-

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tional locations later, Egan’s Fit Body Bootcamp continues to offer the most effective and innovative fitness program through 60-minute workouts held Monday through Saturday that has its participants seeing results in no time. “Bootcamp is doing very well; we’re very busy. I would say we have about 300 students at the moment, who range from all ages and fitness levels,� Inoue states. “I try to teach one class per month at each

location (Downtown, Manoa, Kailua and Waipio), and then every Wednesday I train the instructors. I love teaching the MMA bootcamp class in Manoa.� Most recently, Inoue released an e-book series titled MMA Bodyweight Systems, in which he shares his fitness secrets and beliefs (visit mmabodyweightworkouts.c om for more information). These e-books work as a blueprint to get into tip-top shape without having to hit the gym.

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follow-along workout video in Michigan that will coincide with the e-books. This also is something that I’m very excited about,� he exclaims. While Inoue is busier than ever, he soaks up every opportunity to enjoy a meal with family and friends. “I’ll definitely be back to Ichiriki. I eat to live, and everything is just so good,� he says with a smile. For more information on Egan’s Fit Body Bootcamp, call 271-3779 or visit hawaiifitcamp.com.

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“I am a firm believer in short, high-intensity workouts. You’ll be amazed at how much your body is able to transform,� he adds. “You can download the e-books to your iPad and you can basically do the workout anywhere.� While taking in his fill of rice and nabe, Inoue stores the energy he’ll need later that day when he will instruct a bootcamp class. “I’ve been working hard to get into the best shape that I can because I’ll be filming a

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front-runner in Pacific Rim cuisine, Japengo, located within Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, is a must-try for locals and tourists alike. Chef Michael Imada has masterfully perfected the art of taste and presentation, and wows diners with his magnificent creations each night. Blending a variety of Asian culinary styles and techniques onto one plate is what he does best. With a dish such as Steamed Manila Clams, which Imada says is complex in preparation and technique, he is able to intertwine a myriad of exotic ingredients and flavors, while keeping everything authentic.

The foundation for this dish is found in just under a pound of fresh Manila clams steamed to perfection. According to Imada, Steamed Manila Clams have been on the menu since the restaurant’s inception and is well received by guests.

Thai basil, sambal and Sriracha chili sauce permeate the dish and give it an extra kick of intensity.

House-made fish fumet and a touch of butter round out the intense Thai flavors, making the dish more well-rounded to the general palate.

The dish incorporates a wide assortment of Thai-influenced flavors and ingredients, including Thai bird chili, kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, shallots, garlic and cilantro. “These flavors combined with proper cooking techniques are what make up this incredibly flavored dish that’s always received outstanding reviews,” Imada says. Photos by Leah Friel

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or many locals, Waikiki has become an Atlantis of sorts, serving as “the lost city” for those who avoid its congested roads, parking problems and tourist sightings at all costs. But with some of the best cuisine Oahu has to offer, the area is more than worth diving into. One such culinary treasure is Atlantis Seafood & Steak. Its menu is full of fresh seafood, premium steaks and a slew of international flavors you can’t go wrong with. And its locale on the second level of the former Waikiki 3 theatre complex is just a stone’s throw away from all the sun, surf and shopping that illuminates Kalakaua Avenue. “I just think it’s a great time for locals to come rediscover Waikiki,” agrees restaurant executive general manager Steven Matsuno. “There’s a lot of great places to eat, a lot of great places to shop — come check it out.” Locals will appreciate a hefty bite of the Atlantis Garlic Ribeye ($39.95), topped with crisped garlic flakes and served on a sizzling platter with onions that continue to caramelize as they arrive at your table. A beautiful beef demiglace accompanies the dish and tastes amazing when mixed with garlic butter on the side. Matsuno suggests plunging into Ocean Seafood Pasta ($28.95) as well, as it gives diners a change to sample the fresh catch of the day prepared in a lovely basil tomato cream sauce with Tiger shrimp, Manila clams and a selection of seasonal vegetables.

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Just as enticing is the eatery’s selection of classic desserts — including Cheesecake, Creme Brulee and Chocolate Mousse — which are homemade 2 daily. Starting in April, if diners mention Dining Out to their server, they’ll receive a complimentary dessert with each entree (up to four per table). Validated parking is available from ProPark at Waikiki Parking Garage behind Atlantis on Seaside Avenue (by Ross). Take a peek at the scrumptious menu online at

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habu Shabu House has spent nearly a decade providing a home for diners to enjoy healthy Japanese cooking, where hearty and satisfying menu selections are prepared right at the table. Conveniently located on Kapiolani Boulevard, Shabu Shabu House offers an assortment of fresh meats, including beef, pork, chicken, lamb and various seafood options in addition to fresh vegetables and satisfying side dishes. Customers prepare the food by submerging the thinly sliced meat or vegetables in a pot of boiling water flavored with seaweed, and swishing it back and forth several times. The term shabu shabu directly translates to “swish swish,” mimicking the sound one makes while cooking the food. Shabu Shabu House also allows customers to prepare their favorite items sukiyaki style, which involves cooking in a thicker shoyu-based sauce. Sukiyaki cooking provides more flavor to the broth, and was introduced to give diners additional freedom

Kurobuta Pork ($15.95 shabu shabu set, dinner and $11.95, lunch)

General Manager Kazuyo Makita

when creating and enjoying their favorite tastes. Upon cooking the items, customers may dip their favorites in assorted savory sauces and eat them along with rice, which also helps to tie all the flavors together. Shabu Shabu House supervisor Grant Murata explains that the restaurant offers the traditional style of shabu shabu cooking, whereas some competitors call themselves shabu shabu while actually offering nabe-style

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cooking, which utilizes different flavored broths. “Shabu Shabu House was the first to feature the idea of one person, one pot to cook the food in,” Murata says. “Usually, in the old days, shabu shabu came in one big pot and everybody shared. This style is different than “hot pot” cooking in that we use the traditional, simple broth — we try to stick with the original flavors and keep dishes healthy. The restaurant has evolved to take on

its own style, and while remaining traditional, people are able to determine what they enjoy as they experiment with all the flavors.” Shabu Shabu House continues to introduce new items for customers to enjoy, including Kurobuta Pork ($15.95 shabu shabu set at dinner and $11.95 lunch, and $18.95 for sukiyaki set at dinner and $14.95 lunch). Murata notes that while the meat is pork belly and resembles bacon, the Kurobuta variety is not

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1221 Kapiolani Blvd., #108, Honolulu 597-1655 Lunch available Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Dinner served nightly from 5 to 10 p.m. ShabuShabuHouseHonolulu.com Side of fresh vegetables included with Kurobuta Pork

Kobe Set B ($34.95 lunch and dinner)

Green Tea Ice Cream ($4.95)

very fatty and is lauded for being rich in vitamin B-1. “It’s higher quality pork, and we really wanted to bring out the flavor of it through shabu shabu,” Murata says. “All you need to season it is salt, pepper and sesame seed oil sauce. We found that you’re able to bring out the flavor of the pork that way without being overwhelmed by other seasonings. Though people may be afraid of eating pork, it’s actually healthier than beef, and that’s why we wanted to feature a

new, healthy pork dish on our menu.” Murata also explains that customers can look forward to enjoying Kobe Ribeye beef in the near future. General manager Kazuyo Makita recommends Kobe Set B ($34.95 at lunch and dinner, add $9 for larger portion). The dish features a platter of supreme tasting Kobe Style Beef “washugyu” along with additional plates of assorted vegetables, fresh tofu, arabiki sausage, udon noodles, three sauce choices

(ponzu, ginger and sesame seed oil), white or brown rice and a piece of mochi ice cream for dessert. Diners also may add assorted sides to their cooking creations, including Ito Konnyaku ($3.95), special Japanese noodles that are free of fat and cholesterol and aid in the digestion process. Customers also choose from additional favorites including Chinese cabbage, broccoli, red bell pepper, zucchini and pumpkin ($3.95 each). Shabu Shabu House fea-

tures new dessert selections, including mochi ice cream ($1.75 each piece) available in strawberry, mango and vanilla. Green Tea Ice Cream ($4.95) also is available, and the treat is specially made by Cold Stone Creamery with a unique recipe that features more green tea and a rich flavor, topped with azuki beans. Customers may indulge in French Vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup ($4.95) as well. In addition to the wide variety of soft drinks and both domestic and imported beers available, any meal choice also goes well with Shiro and Iichiko Shochu — smooth-tasting Japanese vodka available in small ($12.95) and large ($38) bottles. Starting in April, customers may take advantage of Shabu Shabu House’s Early Bird special, which offers 10 percent off all menu items from 5 to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

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Left: Server Cindy Ikehara with Pepper Seared Rare Ahi Tuna Salad Right: Pepper Seared Rare Ahi Tuna Salad ($21.50)

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enowned for its picturesque Diamond Head view, Tropics Bar & Grill features island fare that’s not only tasty, but also healthy and locally grown. Locally-sourced ingredients mean truly fresh ingredients, so it makes sense to chef Kapo Kealoha to use them to the fullest. Local ingredients include fish (never frozen), tomatoes, and most other veggies Tropics uses. Take for example, Pepper Seared Rare Ahi Tuna Salad, one of the most popular dishes at Tropics. The ahi is brought in daily and seared and sliced by the well-equipped chefs in the kitchen and served on a bed of greens with wasabi ponzu vinaigrette. Fresh and delicious! For hours and information, call 949-4321 ext. 42.

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Sizzlin’ Satisfaction BY JAIMIE KIM

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Prime Rib (part of buffet). Nathalie Walker file photo ABOVE Lobster (part of buffet). Rachel Breit file photo

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aikiki is an i n te r n a t i o n a l destination for those seeking the famous beach and warming sun, but put that aside for a second. Sweet, tender, juicy lobster is what tourists, and locals alike, really crave. So after “lobsterfying” yourself in that famous Hawaiian sunshine, scuttle over to Five Star International Buffet and get in line. The seafood delicacy is

FIVE STAR INTERNATIONAL BUFFET WHERE Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, Building C 2301 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki CALL 380-9300 HOURS Open daily, (Lunch) 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; (Happy Hour) 2-5 p.m. from the a la carte menu; (Dinner) 5-10 p.m.; (Late-night Happy Hour) 8:30-10 p.m. from the a la carte menu

erfection — expect it in every bite at each visit you make to Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Restaurant Row. “My role is just to make things perfect for each guest,” says general manager Don Asam. To get started, Oysters Rockefeller ($17.95) literally heats things up. A mixture of sauteed spinach, onion, bacon, Parmesan cheese and Pernod liqueur is placed on top of five raw oysters, along with hollandaise sauce. Lit with 151 Rum, it arrives

Right Sweet Potato Casserole ($11) Below Oysters Rockefeller ($17.95) Lawrence Tabudlo photos

first boiled, then baked with lemon butter for a flavor you can smell. The lobster is cooked in its shell to retain its juiciness, and accompanied by buttery deliciousness and a hint of lemon. The lobster is part of the buffet due to customers’ request and it’s the main feature for seafood lovers. If you’re a land-lover and seafood is not your thing, turn your sights on the prime rib. It’s marinated and baked fresh everyday, wrapped up with carrots, onion and basil. The long cook time and slow heat creates the perfect color and texture. It’s served with the typical

condiments such as au jus and horseradish and can be paired with items on the buffet line including mashed potatoes. Those travelling to Hawaii from Japan are treated to this American classic, since prime rib is not an item typically found there. But really, you can’t go wrong with any offering at Five Star International Buffet. All have been carefully selected to satisfy the tastes of its international and local clientele. The buffet is truly a culinary fusion; there is something for everyone. And everyone can appreciate the fresh, never frozen, ingredients.

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE WHERE Restaurant Row 500 Ala Moana Blvd., CALL 599-3860 HOURS Daily, 5-10 p.m.

at your table flaming. For an entree, choose something you can hear before it arrives in front of you. The Cowboy Rib Eye ($56) is wet-aged for 28 days — a process that involves sealing the meat in an airtight Cryovac bag to break down the enzymes and tenderize the meat. It is broiled at 1800 degrees Fahrenheit. It is then transferred to a 500-degree plate atop sizzling butter and sprinkled with chopped parsley. Another dish to consider — Sweet Potato Casserole ($11) is listed as a “side” but also can double as dessert (ask for a scoop of vanilla ice cream). Mashed sweet potatoes are placed in a dish, and once ordered, a mixture of pecans, brown sugar and butter is placed on top before it gets put under the broiler until golden brown. For fine dining on a budget, Ruth’s Chris currently offers a Sizzlin’ Prime Time Menu from 5 to 6 p.m. daily. It comes with a choice of a starter, entree, side and dessert. Depending on the entree chosen (which comes from two different lists, one with smaller cuts of meat and the other for larger appetites), the price is a very attractive $44.95 or $55.95. Stop in daily from 5 to 7 p.m. to indulge in Happy Hour specials in the restaurant’s lounge, or make a reservation (highly recommended) for Wednesday nights where you can enjoy a bottle of wine for 25 percent off.

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H THE MANDALAY 1055 Alakea St. 525-8585 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily

with Christina O’Connor

LEFT (front) Baked BBQ Pork Pastry ($3.50), Deep Fried Dried Shrimp Puff ($3.50), Baked Egg Tarts ($2.50), Steamed BBQ Pork Bun ($3.50), Deep Fried Vegetarian Spring Rolls ($3.50). Rachel Breit photos

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hether you’re looking for a relaxing lunch break or a place to host a banquet party, The Mandalay is the perfect place to go. Located on Alakea Street, the restaurant serves up traditional Hong Kong and Cantonese food in an elegant setting. During lunchtime, dim sum is a popular option. “All of our dim sum actually is cooked to order,” explains Linda Chan, who coowns the restaurant with husband Larry. Many restaurants pre-cook their dim sum dishes and showcase them around the restaurant in carts. But the Chans chose to stray from this path.

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Sauteed Seafood in Taro Basket (regular $19, large $38)

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usband-and-wife team Larry and Linda Chan opened The Mandalay in 2006. The two formerly owned Chinese food chain Eastern Garden, which had locations in Aiea, Kaimuki, Kaneohe and Waikiki. “As we were getting older, we just wanted to concentrate on one,” Linda says. The two had a long path to become the successful restauranteurs they are today. “My husband and I were born and raised in Hong Kong,” Chan says. “When we came here, we had limited English-speaking skills, so we both ended up working in restaurants.” Both Linda and Larry were employed as wait staff in local restaurants, working their way up the chain before startOi Ling with ing the successful Eastern Sauteed Seafood Garden venture. in Taro Basket The Mandalay provides an elegant venue that is perfect to play host to any of your special events. It has two floors — the main dining room downstairs can seat about 190 people, and the second floor can seat approximately 130. There is validated parking available across the street from the restaurant at Bishop Square MondayFriday after 5 p.m. or Saturdays and Sunday all day. During business hours, guests also can park at Alii Place for a fee.

“We found that if the dim sum is cooked to order, it is a lot fresher than if it were sitting in the cart,” she says. “We believe that when cooked to order, the quality of the dim sum is better. “Dim sum means 'touch the heart,'” she says. “The reason why they say that is because all the dim sum, every piece, is handmade.” Some dim sum options include Baked BBQ Pork Pastry ($3.50), Baked Egg Tarts ($2.50), Deep Fried Vegetarian Spring Rolls ($3.50), Steamed BBQ Pork Bun ($3.50) and Deep Fried Dried Shrimp Puff ($3.50). Other than dim sum, Chan says that Peking Duck with Bun ($32; $16.50 for half) is the one the most popular dishes. “We roast it and we serve it with the skin, with the bun, and with plum sauce and cilantro,” she says. “We can either chop it up and serve as a whole duck,


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 gets the inside scoops from Big City Diner’s executive chef Dennis Franks, who gives us a little taste of Big City Diner and shares just what fuels his culinary drive.

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1 Peking Duck with Bun ($32, $16.50 for half) 2 Lettuce Wrap with Minced Pork ($16.95) 3 Shrimp with Salt and Pepper ($13.95)

Who or what inspires you as a chef/manager/owner? The first thing that inspires me is having the guests choose our restaurant as the place to eat, because there are many options out there. Then, ultimately they have the most enjoyable dining experience — meaning that our team exceeded all of their expectations. My second inspiration is my 4year-old daughter, Makayla. When we sit down at the dinner table, having all distractions temporarily off to encourage conversation, she always asks, “How was work today? What did you do at work today?” I look forward to being able to give her a great answer.

If you could serve food to a celebrity, who would it be and why? What dish would you serve? I guess I have to say Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive Ins & Dives, because he hasn’t put Big City Diner on his show yet. I would probably make him baby back ribs with our mango guava barbecue sauce, along with some fried rice. I think that would hit some taste buds. I would then finish it off with some

or we can mince the duck meat and stir-fry it with vegetables.” Another customer favorite is Lettuce Wrap with Minced Pork ($16.95), which is comprised of water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, celery and black mushrooms. Shown here with pork, the dish can feature chicken, duck, or plain (vegetarian). While the menu might be made up mostly of traditional items, The Mandalay is not afraid to get creative. One innovative dish is Sauteed Seafood in Taro Basket (regular $19, large $38), which features mixed seafood, including shrimp, scallop, fish fillet and cuttlefish, along with mixed vegetables all served in a taro basket. The regular size will serve four to six people, while the larger basket will serve 10 to 12. “The basket is made out of shredded taro,” Chan says, “so you are able to eat the basket as well.” For more seafood must-haves, try Shrimp with Salt and Pepper ($13.95), which features sauteed shrimp. Contact Christina O’Connor at diningout@staradvertiser.com

NAME Dennis Franks TITLE Senior Executive Chef at Big City Diner

Photo courtesy of Big City Diner

roasted macadamia nut bread pudding and haupia crème sauce with caramel and whipped cream — a la mode, of course. What is your favorite dish on the menu? Why? Fried rice because it’s just so versatile. The original way is always satisfying with or without extra eggs. Then, we have our famous Kim Chee Fried Rice that you can have without meat and without vegetables, if you like, and you can add other stuff like tofu, chicken, steak — the possibilities are endless. Is there a dish that you create that’s not on your menu, but available upon request? Not really, but we do have a rotation of weekly specials and we do try our best to accommodate all requests, at any time. However, in our catering department, we can create almost anything that is requested. We do everything that’s on our menu plus many more requests. I would say about 60 percent of our catering options is not on any regular menu.

Baby Back Ribs with Famous Guava-BBQ Sauce (Big Slab, $22.99) Nathalie Walker file photo

BIG CITY DINER

Various locations (call or check bigcitydinerhawaii.com) Sunday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-midnight 487-8588 (catering), 738-8855 (Kaimuki), 263-8880 (Kailua), 591-8891 (Ward), 678-8868 (Waipio), 487-8188 (Pearlridge)

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Left Happy Day’s Minced Beef Soup ($9.95) Below Happy Day co-owner Lisa Lum Above Asahi Grill manager Victoria Sayno Right Asahi Grill’s Oyako Donburi ($8.95)

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And for good reason. Clearly, who can refuse a silky cream, rich with egg and vanilla? Not me! Are you a flan fan? If so, then you’ll simply adore Crème Caramel, a French-style, smooth, custardy flan drizzled with bittersweet caramel. “I only use the purest of ingredients,” Kimura says, referring to the homemade caramel, fresh cream and sugar. Then, finally, take your sweet tooth and indulge in La Palme D’or’s Tarte Aux Baies Sauvage, a luscious tart baked with almond cream and bing cherries topped with a layer of pastry custard cream and fresh mixed berries. “The custard cream is the main draw — it features a blend of fresh milk, vanilla and eggs,” Kimura says. This Easter, Patisserie La Palme D’or is all you need.

Patisserie La Palme D’or Ala Moana Center 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. 941-6161

Asahi Grill Since February 2007, Asahi Grill on Ward Avenue has been serving up local comfort food to kamaaina and tourists from around the globe. Oxtail Soup reigns as the restaurant’s top-seller, but the Easter Bunny has a soft spot for Asahi Grill’s Oyako Donburi. Priced at $8.95, Oyako Donburi is available all day and features morsels of chicken, eggs and onion atop a bowl of rice doused in Asahi Grill’s special shoyu sauce and sprinkled with shredded nori. Served with a bowl of soup and a side of tsukemono, Oyako Donburi makes for an ideal breakfast, lunch or dinner option on

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a beautiful spring day. “Customers love our Oyako Donburi. It’s popular,” says restaurant manager Victoria Sayno. A personal favorite of mine, this dish can easily warm the tummy and soul. When it’s brought to your table, the compelling aroma alone is enough to make your mouth water. So, hop on over to Asahi Grill, bring the whole family and enjoy an Easter meal worth filling up on. Asahi Grill 515 Ward Ave. 593-2800

Happy Day Chinese Restaurant There are plenty of reasons to smile this Easter at Happy Day Chinese Restaurant on Waialae Avenue. Renowned for its Hong Kong-style cuisine and friendly service, this award-winning establishment takes top honors for its dim sum selection

available daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., along with other delicious Chinese entrees found on the menu. And since I’m egging you on with all things egg, why not try Happy Day’s Minced Beef Soup ($9.95)? Here, you are presented with a bowl of hot soup (feeds three to four individuals) with a chicken broth base and adorned with white egg yolk, chopped beef, button mushrooms and Chinese parsley seasoned with salt and pepper. “All of the ingredients are delicious,” says co-owner Lisa Lum, “and this soup is one that’s in high demand.” The hunt is over, now that we’ve uncovered Happy Day’s Minced Beef Soup! It’s a soup that will satisfy, yet you’ll still have room for the Easter feast to follow.

Happy Day Chinese Restaurant 3553 Waialae Ave. 738-8666


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MAX’S OF MANILA WHERE 801 Dillingham Blvd., Honolulu (also located in Waipahu Shopping Plaza) CALL 951-6297 HOURS Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Ethnic treats that put a smile on your face

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ax’s of Manila has been a Filipino-food lover’s paradise and is well known for its famous fried chicken and traditional Filipino dishes. The iconic connotation of pancit, sinigang and lechon often overshadow the desserts, but here at Dining Out, we want to let our readers know about the tasty treats that await you at Max’s after a

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delicious Filipino meal. Halo-halo ($5.75) is a staple among Filipino desserts, and Max’s always serves it up the right way. It’s a medley of different textures and flavors that is sure to appeal to your taste buds. Served with ube ice cream, beans, and milk atop shave ice, Max’s Halohalo also comes with flan and rice flakes, as well as tropical fruit in a gelatin form. According to general manager Maly San Luis, Halo-halo is the restaurant’s most popular dessert. It has all the components of being a great treat without overpowering on the sweetness, which means that you can eat until your heart is content. The colors and textures blend well together for the Easter holiday, so make sure to head on down for a real Easter celebration! Buko Pandan ($4.25), Max’s of Manila’s second most-popular dessert, might be a lesser-known dessert, but after one bite you’ll realize what all the

fuss is about. Also perfect for Easter, Buko Pandan comes in a light shade of green that incorporates coconut mixed with pandan leaf (screwpine) gelatin and tapioca. Stir that in with a hearty helping of fluffy cream sauce, macapuno ice cream and rice flakes, and this dessert is ready to go — straight into your mouth, that is. “We get the flavor from the pandan, and that’s basically the flavor of the gelatin mixed with the young coconut meat, and we mix it with a little cream and milk,” San Luis says. “This is not too sweet compared to Halo-halo.” Max’s puts its own spin on turon, better known as Banana Lumpia ($4.75). It features saba banana and jackfruit in a crispy spring roll-type wrap, which is covered with brown sugar and sesame seeds. Add in some ube and macapuno ice cream, and this dessert will have you singing its praise once you’re done eating it.

1 Buko Pandan ($4.25) 2 Halo-halo ($5.75) 3 Banana Lumpia ($4.75) Lawrence Tabudlo photos

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WHERE TO DINE

Symbol Key

Tropics Bar & Grill Atlantis Seafood & Steak

Breakfast

2284 Kalakaua Avenue 922-6868

Lunch Eggs n’ Things Ala Moana

Dinner

451 Piikoi St 538-EGGS (3447)

After Midnight

Eggs n’ Things Saratoga

Alcohol Served

343 Saratoga Road 923-EGGS (3447)

Online

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

Catering

Larry’s Bakery

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

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

BAKERY

Napoleon’s Bakery Located inside of Zippy’s

Fendu Boulangerie Manoa Marketplace 2752 Woodlawn Dr. 988-4310

La Palme D’or

Camellia Buffet

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

930 McCully St.  åså 

Easter Specials today thru Easter (3/31)

Honey Mustard Glazed Ham Served with yams and rice

Sunday, March 31, 2013

$13.95

11AM - Midnight Prime Rib Roast $ 95

Shrimp Curry Omelette

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Seafood Continental

Celebrate Easter All Day at Il Lupino Breakfast 7AM-12PM Brunch Menu to 3PM Lunch 12-5PM Dinner* 5-10:30PM

*Dinner specials include Grilled Lamb Chops, Braised Short Ribs, a Vegetable Risotto, Stuffed Calamari & more. REGULAR MENU ALSO AVAILABLE. ROYAL HAWAIIAN CENTER VALIDATED PARKING WWW.ILLUPINO.COM • 808.922.3400

Served with potato lasagna

$14.95

1475

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Kam Shopping Center Open 6am Daily

Roast Turkey w/Smoked Ham $1395

Easter Special Seafood Paella

DINNERS INCLUDE “ALL YOU CAN EAT” SALAD BAR, Corn on the Cob, Coconut Cake and MORE!

Eggs Benedict $ 1050 Royal Breakfast served 24 Hours

841-0931

RESTAURANT

OPEN EASTER SUNDAY

SUNTORY Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 3rd Floor

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

Happy Easter...$36 (Sunday, March 31, 2013) Order in Advance

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(Mountain side, next to Shirokiya)

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922-5511

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

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

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Sunday, March 31st BREAKFAST: KAILUA 263-8880 KAIMUKI 738-8855 PEARLRIDGE EAST 487-8188 WAIPIO 678-8868 WARD CENTER 591-8891 www.bigcitydinerhawaii.com Find us on Facebook & Twitter

Shrimp & REAL Crab Frittata 12.99 BRUNCH:

Fish Piccata 14.99 DINNER:

U.S.D.A. Choice Prime Rib 25.99 Apple Cobbler Ala Mode 7.49


WHERE TO DINE Five Star International Buffet

CAFE

923 Keeaumoku St. 955-3388

Market City Shopping Center 2919 Kapiolani Blvd 735-3888

Makino Chaya

Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant

Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant

Kissaten

98-150 Kaonohi St. 486-5100

590 Farrington Hwy. 692-9880

Canton Seafood Restaurant

Anytime Cafe

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

Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine

CHINESE

!LAü-OANAü#ENTERüsü!LAü-OANAü"LVDü 4th Floor - Ho’okipa Terrace 947-8818

111 N. King St. 521-8268

88 Piikoi St. 593-1200

Little Village Noodle House

Happy Day Chinese Restaurant

CATERERS

Yakiniku Camellia Buffet Stadium Mall 4510 Salt Lake Blvd. 486-3311

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A Catered Experience

1113 Smith St. 545-3008

Hee Hing Restaurant

Lung Fung Chinese Restaurant

Try Our Marinated Fried Chicken!

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“Marinated in a Light Teri Sauce then Deep Fried. Very Tasty!�

(Excludes Retail & Bottled Beverages)

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

SEKIYA’S RESTAURANT & DELICATESSEN

kissatencafe.com

Serving Hawaii for 77 Years!

24-HOUR CAFE

JAPANESE NOODLE SHOP

2746 Kaimuki Ave

"2%!+&!34s,5.#(s$)..%2 88 Piikoi St., Honolulu 96814 593-1200

,5.#(s$)..%2ĂĽ!- 02250 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu 96815 922-3366

ACROSS KAIMUKI H.S.

Imported Noodles

OPEN 'til Midnight (Monday thru Saturday)

TRY OUR NEW ITEMS!

Squid Ink Linguine w/ Calamari $16.95

735-3888

2919 Kapiolani Blvd. Market City Shpg Cntr •••••••

5724 Kalanianaole Hwy. 377-5566

449 Kapahulu Ave. 735-5544

94-1068 Ka Uka Blvd. 677-7744

All Menu Items

Coupon must be surrendered at time of purchase. Not valid with other offers. Good at both locations. Exp. 4/30/13.

3553 Waialae Ave. 738-8666

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Home of the Famous Garlic Chicken

Fresh squid ink pasta tossed with calamari rings and our house marinara sauce

Come visit us at our

NEW LOCATION

Spinach Linguine w/ Swai Fish $16.95

Won Ton Noodles • Pasta • Risotto • Burgers • Sandwiches • Pizza • Salads • Soups

HALF OFF BOTTLES EVERY TUESDAY

Brasserie

Elegant, Informal Dining Sample Du Vin’s Award Winning Wine List at Half Off Great for Groups and Celebrations 6pm to closing Reserve List and French Champagne not included

545-1115 1115 Bethel Street www.brasserieduvin.com

Monday-Sunday 10:30am to 9:00pm

www.themandalayhawaii.com

DIM SUM BRUNCH BUFFET SEATINGS: 10:30AM & 12:30PM

featuring‌ a variety of Hong Kong Style Dim Sum • Salt & Pepper Shrimp • Pork Hash • Chicken Dumpling • Shrimp w/Nori Roll • Deep Fried Shrimp Dumpling • Mochi Rice in Lotus Leaf • Spareribs • Tofu w/ Watercress Salad • Tripe w/Ginger Sauce • Chicken Feet • Taro Puff • Egg Flower Soup • Haupia Gelatin Cake • Fresh Fruit• and much more! Adults $21.99 • Senior (60+) $17.99 • Children (3-12) $13.99

Come and Celebrate Easter & our 14th Anniversary

MONDAYS 10%OFF

M - F 10am -12midnight Fresh spinach pasta tossed in our house marinara SAT 8am -12midnight sauce and topped with baked swai fish seasoned with a special sauce with onions, olives and capers. SUN 8am -10pm

525-8585 1055 Alakea Street FREE PARKING Mon-Fri after 5pm & All Day Sat & Sun

732-1656 www.SekiyasRestaurant.com

Sunday, March 31, 2013

2300 N. King Street

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(across New City Nissan) Tues-Sat 5am-1pm/Sun-Mon Closed

848-5573

Today thru April 15th!

Additional

FREE DESSERT With purchase of 4-course meal at $24.70. Free Chocolate Pyramid with any 4-Course meal $29.95 and higher.

CALL 739-0993

Open Easter Sunday!

3447 Waialae Avenue J J F R E N C H P A S T R Y . C O M

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starting from

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WHERE TO DINE Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant

Mandalay (The) 1055 Alakea St. 525-8585

Asahi Grill Ward

Good To Grill

515 Ward Ave. 593-2800

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

888 Kapahulu Ave. 734-7345

Asian Mix 1234 South Beretania St. 521-1688

Maple Garden

Seafood Village

909 Isenberg Street 941-6641

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

New Hours 5:30 - 6:45pm

Entire Menu

$11.45 Complete Lunch

For up to 20 people

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

8 Course Dinner $250.00

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

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

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL $15.95 Complete Dinner Buffet

Big City Diner

808 Yong’s BBQ

Liliha Square, 524-1628

10% OFF

2850 Paa St. 833-3728

FAMILY DINING

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant

& after 10:30 p.m.

Himalayan Kitchen 1137 11th Ave. 735-1122

Asian Mix

Call In Your Orders Today!

Pearlridge (Phase II) . . . .483-6805 Moiliili . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .951-5696 (KOZO) Kahala Mall . . . . . . . . .738-5696 (KOZO) Pearl City by Wal-Mart . . .455-6805

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hiasianmix.com 1234 South Beretania St

Keeaumoku by Wal-Mart . .946-5696 (KOZO)

Shop A-1 (below Safeway Beretania)

Lunch $12.95

521-1688

OPEN DAILY 10:30am-8:30pm

HAWAII’S NEWEST

Kids $7.50 (Ages 5–12)

Dinner $16.95

Korean Yakiniku Experience

Kids $9.00 (Ages 5–12)

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

Premium Quality Beef & Pork

Reservations Recommended

Maple Garden/Yen King

Happy Hour 9:30pm-Close

Birthdoauyp & Gr ies Part e! Welcom

*Free parking available at First Hawaiian Bank

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

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For 10 inclusive (March & April Only)

Henry Loui’s

947-2836

Open 7 Days • 2700 So. King St.

Best “Japanese Style� Shabu Shabu in Hawaii

EASTER BRUNCH $29

Receive a

FREE

KAMA‘AINA, MILITARY & SENIORS

15

% Dinner

Naeng Myun

OFF Buffet

(Cold Noodle) with purchase of our new Mixed Combo Yakiniku Set

*Not valid on Easter Sunday.

LUNCH 11 am - 2 pm HAPPY HOUR 2 pm - 5 pm • Ala Carte DINNER 5 pm - 10 pm

Shabu Shabu or any Sukiyaki Set featuring our special sukiyaki sauce. Exp. 4/4/13 Mon-Sat 11am-2pm (last call 1:30pm) Dinner Nightly 5pm-10pm (last call 9:30pm) 6ALIDATEDĂĽ0ARKINGĂĽsĂĽĂĽ+APIOLANIĂĽ"LVDĂĽsĂĽ597-1655

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Royal Hawaiian Ctr. | Bldg C, Level 3

380-9300 FiveStarWaikiki.com

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Hawaii

Dine-in only. Limit 1 free Cold Noodle per coupon/party. Must present coupon. Cannot combine w/other discounts or specials. Exp 4/4/13

1726 Kapiolani Blvd (across Convention Center) FREE parking on Kalauokalani WaysSun-Thurs 11AM-1AM ~ Fri-Sat 11AM-2AM

www.mccullysc.com Ample Parking Available in Basement off Pumehana St. 1960 Kapiolani Blvd., #100, Honolulu HI 96826

947-9595

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941-6678


WHERE TO DINE JJ Bistro & French Pastry

Molly’s BBQ & Seafood

Restaurant Epic

Tony Roma’s

3447 Waialae Ave.

WAHIAWA 23 S. Kamehameha Hwy. 621-4858

1131 Nuuanu Ave. 587-7877

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739-0993

Kenny’s Restaurant

Shiro’s Saimin Haven

1620 N. School St. 841-0931

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New Eagle Cafe

Kenny’s Hawaiian BBQ

Wailana Coffee House

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1130 N. Nimitz Hwy. 545-2233

1860 Ala Moana Blvd. 955-1764

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Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 2nd oor 922-3333

Pagoda

Kit N Kitchen

FREE APPETIZER

BYOB No Corkage

WITH PURCHASE OF 2 ENTRÉE

SUMMER SPECIALS! $5.99 $7.99

LUNCH SPECIALS

DINNER SPECIALS

Includes Soup

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Authentic Indian Cuisine.

941-5111

Try our

Best Cantonese Cuisine

TRY OURS! DESSERT

(past McCully St.)

(808) 947-5919

Mon: 5-10pm | Tues-Fri: 11am-2:30pm/5-10pm Sat: 11am-10pm | Sun: 11am-9pm

955-3388

50% OFF Ribeye

2080 S. King Street

LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NITE Our Broths are made from scratch with no MSG!

Happy Hours

Early Bird Specials 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM 9:30 PM – 12:00 AM

12

$

Kirin Draft $3 glass / $10 pitcher Longboard & Heineken $3 Bud Light $3

Steak Order With Coupon

Daily Salad, Miso Soup & Rice

(2) Main Dishes to choose:

15

Nabe (Minimum 2 orders )

10

Loco Moco

$ $

Lunch 11am-2pm M-F • Dinner 4:30pm-Midnight Daily

choice of Spicy, Chicken Meatball or Tan Tan Nabe

Korean Hibiscus BBQ OPEN EASTER SUNDAY ribeye stir-fried with sweet potato noodles, round onion, carrots and green onion. Served on a bed of “Hapa-rice� (brown & white rice) and your choice of (4) vegetables, 13 varieties to choose from

Must Present Coupon. Not valid w/other offers/discounts. 1 order per coupon/party. Exp. 4/4/13

HAPPY HOUR 5-6p & 9pm- midnight

3008 Waialae Ave. 259-7100

Expires 4/4/13

1427 Makaloa St. • 955-8528

Bulgogi Pokum – Marinated beef

DINNER Tues-Sun 5p-Midnight s Closed Monday LUNCH Tues-Sun 11am-2pm RESTAURANT & PUPU BAR

Two-Choice Dinner Plate

Grilled Salmon, Mackerel, Chicken Karaage, Croquette, Curry or Today’s Special

OPEN DAILY: 10am — midnight 923 KEEAUMOKU ST.

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT/OWNER LUNCH: Wednesday - Sunday 12-2:30pm CALL: SINCE MAY 2012 DINNER: 5pm - 10pm Daily 1778 Ala Moana Blvd., Ste. 213 www.MonsoonIndiaOahu.com Validated Parking Discovery Bay (Across Ilikai) Catering Available

Shio Ramen with a side of Gyoza!

Call the one nearest you

Outrigger Reef on the Beach 922-2887

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Lunch only. 2 Appetizers Max for a party of 4 or more. Exp. 4/30/13

Zippy’s

Shore Bird Restaurant

1525 Rycroft St. 948-8356

1010 University Avenue 942-7622

FOUR

FREE

MANDOO

with each Bulgogi Pokum or Regular/Combo Plate.

This coupon offer not valid with other specials or discounts. Valid thru 04/30/2013. Limit 5 coupons per order.

Kaimuki Shopping Center 734-8232 (Lower Level) Formerly in Aina Haina Shopping Center

BREAKFAST

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20% OFF

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ONLY ONE TYPE OF COUPON PER PARTY

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

LUNCH & DINNER

20% OFF

Must have minimum party of 4. Coupon valid on actual birthday, ID required. Not combinable with other discounts. Discounts off regular adult price. Excluding holidays. No online or photo-copied coupons. Must purchase beverage. Expires 4/5/13.

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WHERE TO DINE FILIPINO

FINE DINING Fifty Three By The Sea

Max’s Of Manila

53 Ahui Street 536-5353

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

Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, Bldg C, Level 3 2301 Kalakaua Ave. 922-3600

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

Bali Steak & Seafood

Ruth’s Chris Steak House Restaurant Row 599-3860 Waikiki Beach Walk 440-7910

Hoku’s

1310 Pali Hwy 521-5552

Stage Restaurant

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

808 Yong’s BBQ

2 OFF REGULAR FAMILY PACK

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Hawaiian & Filipino Food

1310 Pali Hwy 521-5552

INDIAN Monsoon India Discovery Bay (across Ilikai) 1778 Ala Moana Blvd., Ste 213 941-5112

HAWAIIAN & FILIPINO FOOD

Buy 1 Breakfast entree receive 2nd (of lesser value)

50% OFF Not valid with other discounts/offers. Must present coupon. Expires 4/4/13. Limit one coupon per party.

Mon-Sat 6:30am-8pm â&#x20AC;˘ Sun 6:30am-5pm 1310 Pali Hwy â&#x20AC;˘ 521-5552

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1 egg, choice of fish, miso soup & 2 scoop rice

WITH PURCHASE OF DINE-IN LUNCH OR DINNER ENTRĂ&#x2030;E!

Entire Menu Available

Original Coupon required, photocopies not accepted. One Coupon/EntrĂŠe/Person. Exp. 4/4/13.

(6:30-10am)

EARLY BIRD

Only

SPECIAL $5

ISLAND BREAKFAST

(mini) 1-egg, 1-scoop rice, sm. portion meat

Hours of Operation

Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri 8amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm Sat â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun 6amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm 1130 N. NIMITZ HWY. www.neweaglecafehawaii.com

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

ph: 545-2233

515 WARD AVE. 593-2800

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Wolfgangâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Steakhouse

2440 Kuhio Ave. 922-5555

Plumeria Beach House

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

Hawaiian & Filipino Food

Hyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Steak House

April 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 4/30/13

Military w/ID receive 10% OFF

2012

facebook.com/phomylienhawaii

FIRST PLACE

WESTRIDGE SHOPPING CENTER â&#x20AC;˘ 488-4900 (Next to Makino Chaya) 98-150 Kaonohi St., Aiea Mon-Sat 10am-10pm â&#x20AC;˘ Sun 10am-8pm

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Starts Monday, April 1st

Open Daily: Dinner only 4-11pm Happy Hour 9-11pm

1009 Kapiolani Blvd. 585-0011

Valet parking or Self parking on street after 6:30pm www.chefchai.com


WHERE TO DINE ITALIAN

JAPANESE

Il Lupino

Chinpei Ramen

Royal Hawaiian Center 922-3400

2080 S. King Street 947-5919

Infernoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wood Fire Pizza Ward Center (Next to Ryanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grill) 1200 Ala Moana Blvd. 375-1200

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

Ala Moana Center Hookipa Terrace 356-8300

Taormina-Sicilian Cuisine 227 Lewers St. 926-5050

April Special mamaya L

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15

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% OFF

all items

Must present coupon. Cannot combine w/other specials. Exp. 4/4/13

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492-1863

Hi

Chinese Cultural Plaza 100 N. Beretania St. 536-3035

Reg. $6.95

Japanese Restaurant Aki 1427 Makaloa St. 955-8528

Sandwich Vietnamese Fast Food, Smoothies & & Drink Bubble Tea

10% OFF ENTIRE BILL

Not combinable with other offers/discounts. Valid w/ coupon thru 4/4/13

Waimalu Shopping Center 98-042 Kamehameha Hwy #3 Open daily 10am-9pm

Military receive 10% off w/ valid ID

487-7372

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Serving Quality Food and Spirit of Aloha for OVER 39 Yearsâ&#x20AC;? ĂĽ0IIKOIĂĽsĂĽ ĂĽsĂĽĂĽ3ARATOGAĂĽsĂĽ ĂĽsĂĽĂĽ+ALAKAUAĂĽsĂĽ  www.eggsnthings.com

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SEAFOOD BUFFET

OPEN EASTER!

Starting at $9.95

SUNDAY

Mon-Fri LUNCH: Sat-Sun

$9.95 $11.95 Mon-Thurs $16.95 DINNER: Fri-Sun $18.95

ICHIRIKI

Baked Rock Salt Ranch Chicken Reg. $45

Stuffed Top Shell With Seafood

AIEA 98-150 Kaonohi St. 484-2222 HONOLULU 510 Piikoi St. 589-2299 KANEOHE Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center 46-047 Kamehameha Hwy. 236-2299

Hifumi Japanese Restaurant

Back by popular demand

50% OFF

Ichiriki

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

Genki Sushi

Romanos Macaroni Grill

H UTTERlĂĽS -ISOĂĽ" "ENTO

Gyu-Kaku

Must present coupon, Dine-In only. Cannot be combined with any other offer or special. One discount per dish per table. Both items must be ordered at least a day in advance. Expires April 30, 2013

AT ALA MOANA HOTEL s 410 ATKINSON DRIVE s 942-7788

NOW OPEN in KANEOHE BAY Shopping Center 46-047 Kamehameha Hwy (near Safeway)

236-2299 NOW 3 GREAT LOCATIONS! !)%!s484-2222 (/./,5,5s589-2299 98-150 Kaonohi St. 510 Piikoi St.

KAPOLEI MARKETPLACE 590 Farrington Hwy

692-9880

PRIVATES PARTIEfor

available ople 20-300 pdeetails Call for

STARTS MONDAY, APRIL 1st! Receive an entry blank with any purchase including:

Member FDIC

Enter to win a share of $ 10,000 in cash giveaways!

APRIL Receive an additional entry blank with any cash withdrawal at Zippyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s FHB ATMs!

1 - 30, 2013

Baked Ham with Rum Raisin Sauce

Available March 29th - 31st 10:30am - 9:30pm, Dine-In Restaurants Only

*Prices slightly higher at Zippyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kahului. Restaurant price for Garlic Miso Chicken $7.99. Offer valid from 4/1/2013 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4/30/2013. Sorry, no substitutions. While supplies last. Must be a Hawaii resident 18 years of age or older to enter. No purchase or banking relationship necessary to enter. A purchase or banking relationship will not improve your chances of winning. Other restrictions may apply. Cannot be combined with any other promotional offers, coupons or discount cards. For complete rules and information, including how to enter for free, see stores or visit www.zippys.com. DINING OUT | MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2013 |

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WHERE TO DINE Pearl Kai Shopping Center 98-199 Kamehameha Hwy, #A-7B 492-1863

Sakura Restaurant

Sushi Company

3008 Waialae Ave 259-7100

1111 McCully Street 947-5411

Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen

Kobe Japanese Steak House 1841 Ala Moana Blvd. 941-4444

KOREAN 678 Hawaii (Kang Ho Dong Baekejeong) 1726 Kapiolani Blvd. 941-6678

Sushi King 2700 S. King St. 947-2836

2746 Kaimuki Avenue 732-1656

Korean Hibiscus BBQ

Kozo Sushi Sumo Ramen

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

SEAFOOD BUFFET

Friday & Saturday 5:30 – 9:30 pm For Reservations

• Up to 20% off your food bill • Gift Cards valued at $15, $20, or $25 • A free dessert At the end of dinner you can choose from a basket of eggs to see what your “golden egg” brings you.

941-4444

(next to Ryan’s Grill)

5% OFF

7.95*

Special Menu

$

$138 for 10 people

Chicken with Corn Soup Fried Crispy Whole Chicken Honey Walnut Shrimp Salt & Pepper Pork Chop w/ Tofu Steamed Fish Fillet w/ Ginger Onion Shanghai Cabbage w/ Meat Sauce Beef Noodle w/ Veggies Steamed Rice

Okinawan • Japanese Steak • Seafood Local Favorites

20% OFF* One Complete Meal

Dine-in/Take-out available. Cannot combine with other discounts or specials

with Coupon

Honey Walnut Shrimp

*with 1 reg. priced entree. exp. 4/30/13 Cannot combine with other discounts or specials

377-5555 or 377-5566

Lungfunghawaii.com • Open Daily 11am-9pm 5724 Kalanianaole Hwy • Niu Valley Shopping Ctr. LOTS OF FREE PARKING | Dine-in/Take-out available daily.

Dear Hearts,

Excludes Set Menus; Roast Pork, Roast Duck, Char Siu & other specials. 5%, 10% and lobster special not to be combined with any other offer/discounts/ specials. Expires 4/30/13. Must present coupon.

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant Liliha Square by Times Supermarket

524-1628

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

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

375-1200

Open Daily 11am - 9pm

www.infernospizzahawaii.com

ON THE RISE

Hong Kong Dim Sum & Regular Menu Items

738-8666

Ward Center

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

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

Credit Card Sale Only (With Coupon)

5% OFF

Reg. $19 *Offer not valid with other offers/ discounts. Expires 4/4/13

10% OFF(Cash)

Excludes Set Menu; Roast Pork, Roast Duck, Char Siu & other specials. 5%, 10% and lobster special are not to be combined with any other offer/discounts/specials. Expires 4/30/13. Must present coupon.

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A comfortable socio-economic status is not easily transferred from one generation to the next. All youngsters must prove their worth through life’s test. Just because things seem easy now, know that this was not always the case. Much diligence, hardship and sacrifice was made for you to be in your place.

BAR & LOUNGE

$

3.00 BEER 15% OFF

Sincerely, Bryce “Saimin Jr” WAIMALU

WAIPAHU

EWA BEACH SHOP. CTR.

676-2088

689-0999

98-020 Kam Hwy. 94-256 Waipahu Depot St.

488-8824

FOOD & DRINKS

HOTEL & RESORT www.kahalaresort.com

11am-4pm s Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza s Small Salad s (2) Soft Drinks

1841 Ala Moana Blvd.

*Some exclusions may apply. Exp.4/30/13 Must present coupon upon ordering. One coupon per table.

THE KAHALA

626 Sheridan St. 596-0799

Between Ilikai & Hilton Hawaiian Village

March 24 through April 4,

AT

3553 Waialae Avenue

NIGHTLY 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Teriyaki Chicken . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15.95 Daily Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$23.95 Sukiyaki Steak . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$21.95 Teriyaki Steak & Chicken Combo .$23.95 Kama‘aina & Military Discount Available (with proper ID)

You have a chance to win:

Yakiniku Million

WEST, in Ala Moana Cntr-Hookipa Terrace 945-3443

Easter Egg Hunt Sunday, March 24 - Thursday, April 4

*Valid in main dining room only. Offer good for immediate redemption. Not Valid on Easter Sunday. One egg per table.

Cash Sale Only (With Coupon)

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All-You-Can-Eat Buffet includes Fri/Sat 5pm-10pm BIRTHDAY SPECIAL hot entree bar.

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Open Daily 11am-Midnight 1006 Kapahulu Avenue

50% OFF Birthday Meal

Must be on exact birthday, ID required

BYOB

Senior/Military Discounts Available Mon.-Thurs. Cannot be combined with other offers. Exp. 4/4/13

FREE DELIVERY

Stadium Mall 4510 Salt Lake Blvd. 486-3311

(Corner of Kaimuki/Kapahulu Ave.)

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STORY BY MICHELLE LEE PHOTOS BY LAWRENCE TABUDLO

“I love to cook what I like to eat,” says Brian Chan, regarding what inspires the menu at his eatery, Restaurant Epic. As the chef and owner, Chan takes pride in meticulously hand-picking each menu item. Interestingly, however, what diners find on the menu one day may vary the next time they visit. Unlike most restaurants, Restaurant Epic typically changes its menu every four months. “I have something I like to call ‘food ADD,’” says Chan. “My

Mongolian Grilled Pork ($16)

tastes and culinary interests are all over the board and are constantly evolving, so I like my menu to reflect that trend as well.” Such versatility and adventurism are what make up Restaurant Epic’s core identity. “There is no real one genre of food here,” explains Chan. “It is pretty much whatever I feel like my cus-

tomers will enjoy and appreciate.” That being said, in recent years, the cuisine at Restaurant Epic has incorporated many Southernstyle types of cooking. “I like the flavors of Southern comfort food,” says Chan. “Its big flavors, long cooking processes and the simplicity of the cuisine are what draw me.” While Restaurant Epic’s menu does include some Asian dishes, such as Miso Glazed Wild Salmon ($20) and Mongolian Grilled Pork ($16), much of the dishes are Southern-influenced, oftentimes with a slight unique twist. “I don’t like to burden my plate with 20 different ingredients,” says Chan. “My goal is to have the food be simple, but tasty.” Rather than have its diners stick to one main course the entire meal, Restaurant Epic encourages a sharing dining experience. The menu is divided into two sections: small tapas and large entrée dishes. “What we are seeing lately is a lot more sharing between diners,” says Chan. “To get the full Restaurant Epic experience, it’s ideal to order your own dish and share a few small plates or just order a variety of small plates.” One such popular item is Escargot Poppers ($8), a small plate of sautéed escargot in garlic butter, chopped mushrooms, red wine and fresh herbs inside a baked puff pastry. Another noteworthy dish is Berkshire Pork Belly Confit ($9), cured pork belly, which is cooked in pork fat for 12 hours and served on a bed of apple cider

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and bacon braised collard greens with a bourbon maple syrup drizzle. Those with a sweet tooth will appreciate the restaurant’s many unique dessert items. One of the most popular desserts is Baked Stuffed French Toast ($8), which combines Hawaiian sweet bread with mascarpone cheese, Nutella spread, strawberries and toasted macadamia nuts.

RESTAURANT EPIC Pork Belly Confit ($9)

Baked Stuffed French Toast ($8)

Diners also may choose to indulge in any one of Restaurant Epic’s signature cocktails. “We do a lot of infusions in house with unique ingredients like basil or bacon,” says Chan. Favorite drinks include Bacon Bloody Mary ($9), Sparkling Sangria ($11) and “Epic Mojito” ($7), a refreshing mix of mango rum, lime juice, muddled mint and club soda. The restaurant also features an impressive happy hour menu, which includes a plethora of shareable items such as Kalua Pork Spring Rolls ($4), Crispy Short Rib Ravioli ($5) and Lemongrass Steamed Clams ($7).

Escargot Poppers ($8)

WHERE 1131 Nuuanu Ave, Honolulu CALL 587-7877 HOURS Open for lunch Monday– Friday, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and dinner Monday– Thursday, 4:30 to 9 p.m.; Friday, 4:30 to 10 p.m.; Saturday 5 to 10 p.m.

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