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OAH U’S AN SWE R TO YOU R APPETITE

what’s inside? Still on top Sarento’s continues to do booming business from atop the Ilikai, thanks in part to executive chef Maka Kwon. | Page 3

Cool, Cool Summer The best frozen treats are found at Milano Freezer, courtesy of owner Devin Wong. | Page 5

DINING OUT TA B

text and photos by Jo McGarry L E TA L K @ H AWA I I . R R .

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ans of the Korean tofu soup, Soondooboo, know that an excellent source is So Gong Dong at McCully Shopping Center. Here, owner Steve Lee makes the beef stock from scratch before adding silken tofu. “People come from all over to taste our Soondooboo original,” says Lee of the soup, a combination of beef and pork. “There’s no one that can make this taste the way we do.” The secret may be in the stock or in the ingredients themselves (kim chee and pork, clams, dried seaweed and beef

intestine are just some of the choices). Stop by So Gong Dong for a taste of Korean food — yakiniku or barbecuestyle plates — and while you’re there, enter to win a trip to Japan. McCully Shopping Center is running its annual “World of Cuisines” contest, and winners receive two round-trip tickets to Japan with room and travel passes on the country’s famous “bullet” rail system. Enter to win by completing an entry blank, available at all stores within the center.

So Gong Dong Restaurant Where: McCully Shopping Center Second level

Call:

Above: So Gong Dong remains a popular destination for Korean food lovers.

946.8206

Far right: Steve Lee, owner of So Gong Dong

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Right: The Korean tofu soup, Soondooboo, contains beef stock, kim chee and pork, clams, dried seaweed and beef intestines.

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Rising Above it All

Once thought to be on its way out of town, Sarento’s, the beautiful rooftop restaurant, is doing booming business these days

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here’s a buzz about Sarento’s Top of the I these days that’s almost palpable. Maybe it’s because of the enthusiasm and culinary expertise of executive chef Maka Kwon. Or maybe, it’s the fresh paint, new furniture and general optimism surrounding the beautiful restaurant at the top of the Ilikai. Certainly things have changed from just over a year ago, when Sarento’s owner Aaron Placourakis decided to keep the establishment open despite Ilikai Hotel’s financial woes. “In the end, it was a great gamble,” says Placourakis, the longtime restaurateur. Taking in the newly carpeted, freshly painted restaurant, and tasting the perfectly executed dishes coming out of the kitchen, it’s easy to see why Placourakis’ gamble is about to pay off. The CEO of Tri Star Restaurants (owners of Nick’s Fishmarket, Son’z and Sarento’s on the Beach on Maui) always said he was here for the long haul, even though many thought the restaurant would close along with the hotel. “We’re committed to our guys; we always have been,” he says. “Was it tough when the hotel got all the negative publicity? Sure it was. But we always had our guys and our sense of the community in mind.” And while business at Sarento’s is booming again, everyone’s breathing a sigh of relief that a tough year is finally behind them. “Even my aunty thought we

closed,” says Kwon with a grin. “And I work here!” Kwon is spooning melted butter over a double cut pork chop, tenderly encouraging the outer edges of the meat to turn golden brown. He’s an instinctive chef

who darts around the kitchen making dishes as he talks, tastes and creates beautiful plates of food. “This is a great place to be

Above left: Bocconcini, wrapped Buffalo Mozzarella drizzled with virgin olive oil, goes for $9. Top: Sarento’s Double Pork Chop ($29), which is stuffed with Fontina-prosciutto and topped with a creamy mushroom sauce. Above: Executive chef Maka Kwon

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cover story Far left: Grilled Lamb Chops a la Placourakis ($38) are simply seasoned, grilled and served with goat cheese tzatziki. Left: Smoked salmon ($12) in a room with a view of the marina below.

Sarento’s Top of the I Where: Ilikai Hotel and Suites 1777 Ala Moana Blvd.

Call: 955.5559

Dinner Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 5:30-9 p.m. Friday- Saturday: 5:30- 9:30 p.m.

Cocktails & Bar: Sunday- Thursday: 5- 11p.m. Friday- Saturday: 5 p.m.- midnight – From page 3

right now,” he says. “Not just with the refurbishment of the restaurant and the new look of the hotel, but there’s also so much going on in our kitchens, with our menu, with local produce and great ingredients.” The Mediterranean-inspired Sarento’s, named for Placourakis’ Italian grandfather, has always prided itself on the use of fresh, high-quality ingredients. “Everybody appreciates locally farmed produce nowadays,” says Placourakis. “What we’re doing at Sarento’s is simply allowing that food to be the star of the show. The less we do to it, the better it becomes.” Dishes like Grilled Ahi Mignon ($32), Tagliatelle Ai Funghi ($24), Grilled Rack of Lamb ($38) and Double Pork Chop ($29) are proof. “We serve single-cut lamb chops in such a sim-

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ple way,” explains Kwon. “They were inspired by Aaron and the way he cooks at home.” Simply seasoned, rubbed with herbs and served with feta cheese, olives and tzatziki, the lamb is cooked to a perfect medium rare. Kurobuta pork gets the same unpretentious treatment. The double-cut pork is stuffed with Fontina and prosciutto, drizzled with a mushroom sauce and served with butter-whipped potatoes. “The food here is Mediterranean-inspired,” says Kwon, “but we use so many local ingredients and we’re focusing on keeping things simple and beautiful.” There’s nothing that speaks more loudly of simplicity than freshly made pasta. At Sarento’s, they make it by hand every day — along with house-made sausages and filet mignon meatballs. “One of the most popular 1 1 - 1 7,

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dishes on the menu is a simple, fresh pasta with mushrooms and prosciutto,” Kwon says. Sarento’s dining rooms offer guests a variety of seating arrangements. One large dining room, in fact, dominates the major part of the restaurant with a series of booths, tables and a private dining room perfectly situated to best utilize extraordinary panoramic views across the city. Once known as a specialoccasion restaurant, Sarento’s boasts a more casually elegant ambience today and welcomes all. “We’ve been here for 18 years,” says general manager Jarred Jones. “In that time we’ve gone from wearing tuxedos and being known as a fine-dining restaurant to becoming the more relaxed restaurant we are today. The dress code has changed, but none of the service has.” Perhaps the main differ-

ence today about Sarento’s is the reasonably priced menu. A nightly three-course pasta menu for under $20, (served until 6:30 p.m.) is offered to encourage local diners to experience the menu and take in the stunning view. “We have handmade pasta and a menu that offers incredible value for guests who want to eat early and take in the

view,” says Jones. “We’re pretty much a place that people are rediscovering. Local people know they can come and dine causally. “Basically, this restaurant is a lot of fun,” he adds. Whether you go for the undeniably great value of the sunset pasta dinner, for appetizers like Sarento’s Smoked Salmon ($12) or Bocconcini ($9),

entrees of Ossobuco ($34), Fresh Island Catch or Penne Calabrese ($24), or just want to sample some pupu and a glass of wine at the bar, there’s never been a better time to get reacquainted with Sarento’s. “Today, we’re a place where you can celebrate something special or come just to enjoy a pasta dinner and a glass of wine,” Placourakis says.

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Summer’s

Best

Frozen Treats By Jo McGarry

Left: Milano Freezer owner Devin Wong serves up yogurt parfait to a waiting customer. Right: Gelato is slightly softer than ice cream and comes in a myriad of flavors. Bottom: The decadent but delicious gelato cookie sandwich can be a mouthful for most.

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he first thing you may notice about Milano Freezer is that the yogurt has â&#x20AC;&#x153;biteâ&#x20AC;? and none of the sickly sweet aftertaste that comes with most commercial frozen yogurts. The slightly tart taste infuses almost all the house-made, soft-scoop frozen yogurts at Milanoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stores in Manoa and Aiea, but is particularly noticeable in the plain vanilla flavor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yogurt is supposed to have a slightly tart taste,â&#x20AC;? says Milano Freezer owner Devin Wong. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing artificial in the yogurt or in the gelato that we make, and we use seasonal, local fruits in all of our products. The taste of the yogurt comes through.â&#x20AC;? The results of the combined flavors of Hawaiiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s local fruits with the low-fat, low-calorie yogurts and gelato make for some of the best Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing artificial frozen in the yogurt or in the treats youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll gelato that we make.â&#x20AC;? taste this summer. Getting used to ordering might be the single most complicated issue you face at either store. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We change the flavors daily,â&#x20AC;? Wong says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We make more than 50 flavors of frozen yogurt, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best that people call if they want to find out if their particular favorite is being served that day.â&#x20AC;? The stores do make mainstream flavors like chocolate, vanilla and strawberry, but by listening to customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; requests, Wong has created some unique Island flavors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We started creating this summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flavors about a month ago,â&#x20AC;? he says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been experimenting with some unusual ingredients.â&#x20AC;? Summer special flavors include the ever-popular ly-

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Kobe Steak House Slashing $5 off Most-popular Menu Items

By Sarah Pacheco

Summer’s the time to enjoy ‘sunset’

Take advantage of the long summer days with the super sunset specials available now at Kobe Steak House & Sushi Bar. Renowned for its succulent steaks, fresh seafood and teppanyaki artists who can wield a knife like no other, Kobe has upped the ante with this new offering. From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Hawaii’s No. 1 Japanese steak house is slashing $5

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off its most-popular menu items. The Teriyaki Chicken dinner is now $15.95, Sukiyaki Steak is $20.95, the Steak and Chicken Combo is $21.95 and the Fish Of The Day, opakapaka or orange roughy, is $23.95. All full portions come with a shrimp appetizer, fresh vegetable medley, ShabuShabu soup, rice and green tea. The ongoing special can be enjoyed every day amid Kobe’s classic Japanese country inn atmos-

phere. However, these super sunset specials are not valid with other discounts or promotions. Kobe Steak House & Sushi Bar 1841 Ala Moana Blvd. (Between the Ilikai and Hilton Hawaiian Village) 941.4444 honolulukobe.com Valet Parking Available Cocktails from 5 p.m. daily; Dinner from 5:30 p.m. daily

Bangkok Chef Expands Operations Once a spot known only to the foodie “in crowd,” Bangkok Chef has grown into the place to be for authentic Thai food. The menu features nearly 40 dishes (nothing is priced over $10), and ingredients are purchased fresh daily from local farmers and friends. Among the standouts are a flavorful Pad Thai of rice noodles with egg, chicken, tofu, bean sprouts and chives fried in a house pad Thai sauce; cool Papaya Salad made with papaya, chili peppers, garlic cloves, long bean and tomato topped with

crushed peanuts and a house special sauce; and a Thai Green Curry of chicken, eggplant, bamboo shoots, kaffir lime leaves, peas, fresh basil and coconut milk so mouth-wateringly hot it’ll make you cry out in joy. A great accompaniment to any dish is the restaurant’s special jasmine brown rice. For vegetarians, tofu may be substituted for all meats. Owner Patrick Chang recently expanded his Nuuanu restaurant and can now accommodate triple the number of customers as before. With another convenient location in Manoa and a third coming this fall to 900 North

Nimitz Hwy., a great food experience is literally just moments away. Bangkok Chef 1627 Nuuanu Ave. 585.8839 2955 E. Manoa Road 988.0212 bangkokchefexpress.com Open 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-8 p.m. Sunday

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Above: The Pad Thai at Bangkok Chef consists of rice noodles with egg, chicken, tofu, bean sprouts and chives. Left: Another of Bangkok’s most soughtafter specials, Papaya Salad, is made up of papaya, chili peppers, garlic cloves, long bean and tomato topped with crushed peanuts.

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Wake up this Prime weekend with Loco Moco the aroma of buttery pancakes & waffles, savory steak & eggs, & other local breakfast favorites at Ruby Tuesday! Available 8 am - 11 am, Saturday & Sunday at Windward, Moanalua, and Mililani locations.

Haili’s Hawaiian Foods Where: 760 Palani Ave. (intersection of Kapahulu, Winam and Palani avenues)

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Sansei and d.k. Steak House Enjoy a 4 course meal. Entree to include 1-1/4 lb. Fresh Maine Lobster $ At per person

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Go to our website at www.dkrestaurants.com to view Lobster Nite menus. Text DK to 80850 for more special offers.

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Among the dishes you’ll find at Haili’s are: (clockwise, top left) dried aku, lomi salmon, sweet potato, poke and loko.

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Among the specialty dishes at Haili’s Hawaiian Foods, you’ll find loko (pork intestines and liver served in their own juices), kalua pig and pipikaula. But those in the know make a special trip

to Haili’s for its dried aku. “Our aku is cleaned and served without dried blood or skin,” says co-owner Lorraine Haili-Alo, “which makes it popular with lots of customers.”

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what we’re eating at …

asKJo Dear Jo, When I pay for takeout food at a restaurant with my credit card, I am often presented with a charge slip with the option to leave a gratuity. What is the proper tipping etiquette for this situation? Am I obligated to leave something because they boxed my food? Thank you for your help with this question! DM Sent from iPhone

Have a food or wine question?

Steven and Karen Kondo, at left, with daughter Lorriann, dining out at Tropics Bar and Grill at Hilton Hawaiian Village.

Loving the Burgers at Tropics

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e found Karen and Steven Kondo, with daughter Lorriann, at Tropics Bar and Grill at Hilton Hawaiian Village. We asked them what they’d recommend from the casual beach bar restaurant menu.

Karen: “We’re having a ‘staycation’ here in August with our two grandkids, so we came today to check out the hotel, the property and the restaurant. We’re very impressed so far. “It’s a huge property and we love the idea that we can do pool and beach activities. The menu here at

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Tropics is very varied — there are a lot of interesting choices, and we heard that there’s a lot of local produce, too. So far, we’re enjoying everything!” Steven: “I’m having my favorite — hamburger. I always order hamburger wherever I go. I have my favorite places to go and eat hamburger and I’m hoping that this one measures up. So far, so good.” Lorriann: “I’ve heard so much about the food here. Today is my first visit.

I’ve ordered the fish sandwich, which looks great. But the burger looks so good too. I could easily have ordered one of their salads, too. There are really a lot of choices on the menu.”

Tropics Bar and Grill Where: Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa 2005 Kalia Road, Honolulu

Call: 949.4321

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Dear DM. I believe the reason you’re presented with the charge slip is that it would be too expensive and inconvenient for a restaurant to have two separate slips — one with tip space, one without. Restaurants simply use a standardized receipt. I’m sure, however, that there are many people who feel the pull of nagging guilt when faced with a blank space beneath their total, and go ahead and leave a gratuity anyway. Unless your takeout service is exceptional, you shouldn’t feel obliged to tip.


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ason Miyasaki, the executive chef at d.k’s Steak House in Waikiki, has created a mid-week menu that features 1 1/4 pounds of Maine lobster and wine pairings by master sommelier Chuck Furuya. The lobster entrée (which comes with drawn butter, vegetables and a choice of potatoes or white rice) is paired with a CF Riesling. Additionally, a steak house salad is paired with Muller Thurgau, crafted by Paul Furst of Franconia, between courses. Here’s what’s on the Wednesday night steak house menu (fourcourse dinner) for just $39. For wine pairings, add $12 per person. courseone • BRESAOLA CARPACCIO Thinly sliced, air-dried cured beef with Lemon Aioli, fresh Asparagus, Capers, Olives, Thai Basil, Nalo Baby Arugula, Red Jalapeño, Basil Pesto and a drizzle of Hawaiian Chili Water.

• CF Shiraz 2004 Crafted by Serge Carlei, one of Australia’s most highly acclaimed Pinot Noir and Chardonnay makers, this wine is produced from two organically farmed, 50-year-old vine parcels, which feature a lot of class, balance and purity. coursetwo • d.k STEAK HOUSE SALAD Nalo Farm Spicy Greens, Button Mushrooms, Bacon Bits, Bleu Cheese, Hauula Tomatoes and Citrus Emulsion or Chef’s Soup of the Day. • CF Muller Thurgau, Eurasia 2007 This stellar, contemporary wine is crafted by one of the true masters of dry German white wines, Paul Furst of Franconia. coursethree | Main Entrée • STEAMED 1-1/2 pound LIVE MAINE LOBSTER with Drawn Butter and Lemon, Chef’s Vegetable Du Jour, Choice of Potato Soufflé or Steamed White Rice.

• CF Riesling Medium-Dry EuroAsian 2008 This medium-dry Riesling is produced by another Winemaker of the Year, Fritz Hasselbach of Gunderloch. The vineyard’s unique sandstone soil creates that distinctive pineapple-tropical character in the perfume and the taste. coursefour | Dessert • ICE CREAM OR SORBET • Coffee or Tea

d.k Steak House Where: Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa 2552 Kalakaua Ave.

Call: 931.6280

Website: dksteakhouse.com

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for Table of 10 Chicken Salad with Jelly Fish Imperial Scallop Soup Peking Duck with Bun Salt & Pepper Shrimp Seafood w/ Vegetables in Taro Basket Steamed Fish Fillets w/ Ginger Scallion Black Mushroom with Baby Pak Choy Steamed Rice, Dessert

Above: The Wednesday night special at d.k Steak House includes steamed Maine lobster, a salad and Bresaola Carpaccio. Right: Executive chef Jason Miyasaki developed the mid-week four-course dinner for just $39.

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onveniently located at Ala Moana Center, Patisserie La Palme D’Or offers its clients the finest in French pastry with a flair of Japanese craftsmanship. Among its featured items are Chou a la creme (cream puff filled with custard cream), Pear Tarte (French pears in syrup and almond cream) and Gateau Au Fraise (sponge cake, fresh creme and strawberries). Tres delicieux!

Above: Chef Hikaru Hatano places an assortment of fruits atop mini cakes. Inset: La Palme D’Or’s sweet treats include (back row, from left) Mont Blanc, Rocky Chocolat and Pannacotta; (front) Lemon Tarte and Coco Formage. 1 | Hikaru, Etsuko, Shigeru and Chihiro Obata 2 | Eiko and Noa Matsunaga 3 | Akiro Kimura, general manager and executive chef 4 | Hikaru Hatano, Jacie Tanaka, Ayaka Ota, Mari Green and Shigeki Higashi 5 | Dora Stover and Leslie Matsuno

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Left: JJ French Pastry’s menu includes single-serving cakes and tarts, including the chef’s signature chocolate pyramid cake. Below: This month, JJ’s is offering a baked ravioli lasagna with crab meat, fresh tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese for just $12.95.

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sauce and Parmesan cheese. The best part? It’s only $12.95. Save room for dessert and sample one of JJ’s hand-crafted, singleserving cakes or tarts that look too good to eat. A must-try is the chef’s signature chocolate pyramid cake inspired by the world-famous Louvre entrance. Three inches high and filled with a thick, dark chocolate mousse and fresh raspberries, the pyramid cake is a necessary indulgence.

This Month At JJ’s Chef Jinjie Praseuth Luangkhot, or just JJ, has been bringing a taste of fine French cuisine to the Islands since 1995. In 2005, he added a bistro to his popular Kaimuki pastry shop, infusing Laotian cuisine with French cooking techniques to create a one-of-akind menu filled with items such as Little French leek and potatoes soup, Laotion Rock ’n’ Roll lemongrass curry, and Khao Soi Luangphabang, a combination of fettuccine and crispy noodles served with carrot, potatoes, sour cabbage and quail eggs in a lemongrass curry sauce. Just for the month of July, JJ French Bistro & Pastry is offering a baked ravioli lasagna layered with succulent crab meat, fresh tomato

JJ French Pastry 3447 Waialae Ave. 739.0993 jjfrenchpastry.com Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; noon-8 p.m. Sunday

Breakfast Served EARLY BIRD SPECIAL 5 pm to 6pm

FREE DESSERT With purchase of an entree. Expires 7/31/10.

EARLY BIRD & LATE NIGHT DRINK SPECIALS

Morning, Noon & Night!!!

Open 7 Days a Week 6am - 2pm 5pm - 10pm Dinner Specials Nightly

Bringing you the finest in Japanese influenced French pastries. Over 35 different varieties of delicious, ultra fine pastries in Hawaii.

1.50 OFF

$

21.4 oz. (large beers)

.75 OFF 12oz.

$

(reg. size beers)

5pm to 6pm after 10pm to closing

Izakaya Nonbei

3108 Olu Street

734-5573

Ala Moana Center-Mall Level, Mountain side, next to Shirokiya www.lapalmedor-usa.com

343 Saratoga Road Across from the Waikiki Post Office

941-6161

(808) 923-EGGS (3447) • www.eggsnthings.com D I N I N G

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VOTE NOW for your favorite restaurants!

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser 'Ilima Awards are among the islands’ most prestigious restaurant honors, with winners selected by savvy diners as well as by our restaurant and food writing staff. Ballots are tabulated by N&K CPAs, Inc.

Vote in all four categories listed below and submit your ballot by July 21. Look for the 'Ilima Award winners in the Dining Guide in Star-Advertiser on October 10. For tickets to the 'Ilima Awards gala on Oct. 11, call 733-0277 ext. 305.

OFFICIAL 'ILIMA AWARDS PEOPLE’S CHOICE BALLOT

Grilled d New w York k Steak k Salad d With h Big g Island d Baby y Green n and d Lemongrasss Garlicc Dressing

If you vote for a restaurant in one category, you may not vote for it in another.

• Do not vote for 'Ilima Star Circle Winners.

These restaurants have won 10 or more 'Ilima Awards and are considered permanent awardees. They include Alan Wong’s Restaurant, Roy’s Restaurant, Ryan’s, Starbucks and Zippy’s.

2 Servings

Ingredients:: • 8 ounce tender New York steak • 1.5 tablespoons lime juice • 1.5 tablespoons fish or soy sauce • 1 clove garlic, chopped • 1/2 tablespoon chopped lemongrass • 1/2 tablespoon sugar and chili pepper, to your taste • 1 tablespoon sliced onion

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SEND COMPLETED BALLOT BY JULY 21, 2010 TO: 'Ilima Awards, Diamond Head Theatre, 520 Makapu'u Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816 or vote online at staradvertiser.com • 1 tablespoon chopped Chinese parsley • 1 tablespoon sliced carrot • 1 tablespoon shredded green mango • 1 ounce diced tomato • 1 ounce diced cucumber • 1 ounce diced mango • 1/2 pound mixed salad • 2 tablespoons unsalted fresh roasted peanuts

Preparation: • Grill steak until medium or medium rare, then slice, thick or thin, according to preference. Put aside. • In a mixing bowl, add lime juice, fish sauce, chopped garlic, chopped lemongrass, sugar and chopped chili pepper, then stir dressing for a minute or mix in blender.

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• Toss steak with dressing, then add sliced onion, Chinese parsley, shredded carrot, mango, sliced tomato and sliced cucumber. • Serve on bed of fresh lettuce and top with fresh roasted peanuts.

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Sweet, Cool Summer

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL $14.95 Complete Dinner

– From page 5

New Hours 5:30 - 7:00pm

$9.95 Complete Lunch

& after 10:30 p.m.

Sapporo & Kirin (large) $5.25 after 10:30pm

JULY SPECIAL Dinner for 6 $ 59.99 2lbs. Crab Legs $ 13.99

*with purchase of an entree

All You Can Eat

Buffet

Original Szechuan Entrees

Lunch $11.50 11am -2 pm Dinner $15.50 5 pm - 9 pm cannot be combined with any other discount

947-2836

Open 7 Days • 2700 So. King St.

Maple Garden /Yen King

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

It took us ov er a ce nt ury to pr epar e. for di nn er Ni gh ts Int ro du cin g Pl an tat ion at K ai M ark et Hawai‘i as we celebrate Discover the flavorful cultures of ern Hawaiian cuisine. century old traditions through mod

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chee and watermelon, passion fruit, strawberry orange and mango. “We’ve had some success with Okinawan sweet potato mixed with coconut, as well as taro yogurt,” Wong says. Milano Freezer frozen yogurt tastes almost too good to be truly low-calorie (each cup has just 90 calories and some flavors are completely sugar-free) and the gelato, made without the use of heavy cream, is a light, low-fat, gorgeous alternative to ice cream. For those among you who are skeptical about anything sugar-free ever having real taste, try Milano’s sugar-free chocolate gelato. It might be the single best sugar-free dessert I’ve ever had. Certainly there’s no hint of an artificial taste, and the rich, dark chocolate flavor makes it hard to believe that this decadent, delicious treat is not riddled with calories. New for summer, too, are gelato cookie sandwiches and miniature versions of Milano’s ice cream cakes — served up in one or two portion-sized cups. “We thought it would be a good idea to sell small versions of our cakes,” says Wong of the double layers of gelato topped with layers of cake and finished with different toppings. For $5.95, you can have your cake, customize it and eat it, too. And these summer treats don’t just cool you down. There are real health benefits from switching to frozen yogurt or gelato from ice cream. “The main difference between our desserts and ice cream is that there is typi-

cally much less fat in gelato than ice cream,” Wong says. “That makes them perfect for people who are lactose intolerant, and our sugar-free frozen yogurt is perfect for diabetics.” But if you want to taste the biggest selling treat on the Milano Freezer menu, check out its version of shave ice — all natural, homemade yogurt with fresh fruits, adzuki beans and mochi or gelato on top, on a bed of shave ice. Who’d have thought you could taste summer in Hawaii with a spoon?

Top right: Milano Freezer has its own version of shave ice. Above: Fresh fruits and local seasonal favorites make the gelato counter a rainbow of possibilities. Right: Ice cream cakes (single portion) are now available at Milano Freezer’s two locations for $5.95.

Milano Freezer Where:

Manoa Marketplace 2752 Woodlawn Drive Manoa 8-150 Kaonohi St. Aiea

Call: Manoa — 988.7744 Aiea — 488.7976

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WHERE TO DINE AMERICAN

Symbol Key

Shorebird Restaurant & Beach Bar

Atlantis Seafood & Steak

Breakfast

2284 Kalakaua Avenue 922-6868

BUFFET

Outrigger Reef Hotel 2169 Kalia Street 922-2887

Camellia Buffet

Willows, The

Makino Chaya

930 McCully St. 951-0511/0611

Lunch d.k Steakhouse

Dinner

2552 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki Marriott Beach Hotel 931-6280

After Midnight Alcohol served

Ruby Tuesday

Ala Moana - Ho‘okipa Terrace 943-2525 Moanalua Center 422-8585 Town Center Mililani 623-4949 Windward Mall 235-5800

Online Catering

LUNCH SPECIAL 2 Manapua, 2 Pork Hash, $ 95 2 Gau Gee & 1 Rice Cake

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BAKERY Napoleon’s Bakery

Aloha Tower Mkt place 585-6360 Westridge Mall 486-5100

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

Located inside of Zippy’s

Planning A Graduation Party?

with coupon

Not to be combined with any other offer. Limit 5 per coupon. Expires 7/22/10.

Valid only at

901 Hausten St. 952-9200

Regal Diner

Airport location 839-6333 3040 Ualena St. McCully Shopping Ctr 941-3883 1960 Kapiolani Blvd

Not exactly as shown

Island Manapua Factory

Manoa Marketplace 988-5441 • Factory: 811 Gulick Ave. 847-2677

Call us for more info on our special “Create Your Own” Graduation Menu, starting at only $10.50/person! (minimum 25 people)

Phone: 677-7744 www.acateredexperience.com

Discounted Prices! Mon - Fri Lunch Saturday Lunch Sunday Brunch Daily Dinner

$19.95 . . $14.95 $24.95 . . $19.95 $34.95 . . $29.95 $34.95 . . $29.95

Please present coupon. Not valid in banquet rooms. One coupon per table. Cannot be combined with other coupons or discounts or be used on

Hawaii’s Original Garden Restaurant

952-9200 www.willowshawaii.com

Most Delicious Thai Food in Town! Immensely Popular Plate Lunch For $5.70

We’ve Moved!

2nd Location in Manoa! 2955 E. Manoa Rd 988-0212 1627 Nuuanu Ave 585-8839 Mon-Sat 10:30am-9pm; Sun 12n-8pm

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Call for take out

Mon-Sat 10:30am-9pm; Sun Closed

www.bangkokchefexpress.com

Restaurant Prices: Spaghetti & Chicken Plate - $6.49, Oxtail Style Turkey Neck Soup - $5.79. Offers good July 1 - 31, 2010. Offer not valid with any other promotional offers, coupons, and discount cards. While supplies last. Other restrictions may apply. |

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WHERE TO DINE CAFE

CATERERS Anytime Café

A Catered Experience

Market City Shopping Center 735-3888

94-1068 Ka Uka Blvd. 677-7744

House Without a Key at Halekulani

CHINESE

2199 Kalia Rd. 923-2311

909 Isenberg Street 941-6641

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant

5724 Kalanianaole Hwy. Niu Valley Shopping Center 377-5555 or 5566

Duck Yun

Koko Cafe

OPEN RS U 24 HO

Maple Garden /Yen King

449 Kapahulu Ave. 735-5544

Lung Fung Chinese Restaurant

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

Hale Koa Hotel, 2055 Kalia Road 955-0555 Call for eligibility details. 949-4321

Hee Hing Restaurant

Liliha Square 524-1628

Mandalay (The)

On at McCully ON ON On 1110 McCully St.

1055 Alakea St. 525-8585

Golden Palace 111 N. King St. 521-8268

at McCully 946-8833

July

4th of July Specials

BBQ Pork Ribs Fried Clam Strips with Fries Kalua Nachos Deep Fried PBJ & Banana Sandwich Corner of Paiea/Nimitz-Near the Airport • 836-0541

Weeknight SPECIAL



Onion Soup with Cheese Crouton

Burgundy Beef

NIGHTLY 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

over Egg Noodles

Profiterole with Vanilla Ice Cream $27.00

All To Go Orders



Cooper River Salmon Just arrived!!!

10% OFF Lunch & Dinner

For a limited time Call for availability

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)

737-1177

Mon - Thur Only

SUPER SUNSET SPECIALS

Tuesday – Friday

1841 Ala Moana Blvd. Between Ilikai & Hilton Hawaiian Village

Beverages Not Included Lunch Daily 803 Kam Hwy • 455-5888 11-2pm (Old Pearl City Chinese Restaurant) Dinner 5-9pm Accommodates 35 people

at the Colony Surf

SUNSET DINNER SOIREE

It’s an early start to a great summer evening at Michel’s A special 3-course dinner for $40 from Sunday to Thursday only! Served from 5:30 to 6:30, Come enjoy our Summer Sunset and feel the sizzle!

Please call for reservations and menu Call 923-6552



Experience the gentle crashing waves, pure ocean breezes and breathtaking beauty of Hawaii.

…Only at Michel’s

www.michelshawaii.com • 923-6552 • 2895 Kalakaua Ave. Free Valet Parking

CALL FOR BANQUETS, RECEPTIONS & PARTIES 728-3463

941-4444 ON THE RISE

3660 Waialae Ave. www.3660.com

Early Bird Special

12.95

$

Only

Add $3.00 for Complete Meal which includes soup or salad, ice cream

11 am - 7 pm

All Day for Locals with ID Specials not valid on Holidays Lunch 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. • Dinner 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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

922-6868

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

**

Buy one dinner entree, receive 2nd entree

50% OFF valid Sun, Mon & Tue with ad Expires 7/20/10

SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE Melveen Leed Sista Robi Every Sun.

MON...... TUES...... WED ...... FRI.......... SAT ........

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY *Selected Menu Items are Posted at Restaurant Offer not valid for Catering or Hawaiian BBQ Cannot be combined with any other discounts

Every Thur.

Jerry Santos & Hula Robert Cazimero & Hula The Brothers Cazimero Art Kalahiki 7/16 only Danny Couch

FREE VALET PARKING • www.chefchai.com • Call 585-0011

841-0931

Kam Shopping Center Open 6am Daily

841-3733 922-3333 Catering

Hawaiian BBQ

Royal Haw’n Shp’g Ctr

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WHERE TO DINE FAMILY DINING Angelo Pietro Honolulu 1585 Kapiolani Blvd. #10 941-0555

Church’s Chicken

Henry Louis

Kam Shopping Center 845-0388 Kaneohe Marine Corps Base 254-1688 Pearlridge 488-9588

2850 Paa St. 833-3728

Bibas Hale Koa Hotel, 2055 Kalia Road. 955-0555 Call for eligibility details.

Don Ho’s Island Grill Aloha Tower Marketplace 528-0807

Bird of Paradise 91-1200 Fort Weaver Rd. 689-2270

Eggs ’N Things

Byron's Drive Inn

343 Saratoga Rd. Waikiki 923-3447

3297 N. Nimitz Hwy. 836-0541

Beachfront views, Kahala a service .

Kit N Kitchen 1010 University Avenue 942-7622

IHOP Waikiki - 1850 Ala Moana Blvd 949-4467 Waikiki - Kuhio & Lewers 921-2400 Pearl City - Times Sq. SC 486-4467 Kaneohe - Windward Mall 235-4467 Hilo - Prince Kuhio Plaza 959-2600

Kochi Restaurant & Lounge 1936 S. King Street 941-2835

Kenny’s Restaurant 1620 N. School St. 841-0931 Kenny’s Express 2nd Floor Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center 922-9333

JJ Bistro & French Pastry 3447 Waialae Ave. 739-0993

Chicken & Sushi Bento

CHEAP CHIC

starting from

choose from Garlic Chicken or Chicken Katsu

DINNER NIGHTLY FRIDA DAY & SATURD A AY NIGHT BUFFET A Seafood on the Grill on Friday a 's Hawaiian Clam Bake on Saturday a 's

at THE KAHALA Hotel & Resort

(served daily)

Mochiko Chicken

(Wednesday Only), or Karaage Chicken (Friday Only)

Mon-Sat 9am to 7:30pm; Sun 9:30am to 6pm • 1111 McCully Street • 947-5411

739-8760 www.kahalaresort.com

Celebrate Your Birthday

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

ALL YOU CAN EAT!

10:30 AM - 2:30 PM 3PM-10PM

Including: Kal Bi, Sirloin, Chicken, Spicy Pork, Sashimi

10 OFF %

*

*DISCOUNT EXCLUDES ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES WITH THIS AD. EXP. 7/31/10.

930 McCully St. • 951-0511 / 951-0611 PRIVATE PARTY ROOM • CONVENIENT PARKING

Chinese Restaurant

1110 McCully St. • 946-8833

East Honolulu

Aina Haina Shopping Center (Corner of McCully & Young St.) 373-1303 or 373-4632 Open Daily 10:30am - 9:30pm Open Daily 10:30am - 9pm

Special Dinner for 10 at 2 Restaurants

189

$

Crispy Gau Gee, Chinese Chicken Salad, Scallop Soup, Peking Duck, Black Bean H.K. Chicken, Honey Walnut Shrimp, Oyster Sauce Choy Sum, Minute Chicken Cake Noodle, Steamed Rice

Take Out Lunch Plate only $5.95! Find Menus and $5 Coupon $5.00 Coupon Duck Yun Online at www.ononhawaii.com Also can use at both restaurants Lots of free parking Call or Fax 946-8833

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ON ON at McCully

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5-Year Anniversary Special!

KOREAN CUISINE

LUNCH $14.95 DINNER $21.95

$5.95

Nobu Style Tapas $4.00 - $10.00



FINE

RAMEN

HOUSE

(3 pieces) with purchase of any regular orders.

The Best Soft Rib Ramen in Hawaii! Ribs are slowly cooked over 8 hours until tender and juicy, original Japanese Style. Ramen is served in garlic shoyu base with traditional half cooked egg. You must try it!

Mon-Fri: 6:00 - 10:00 pm Sat, Sun: 5:30 - 10:00 pm • Wine Spectator Award-Winning Wine List • Live Entertainment • Valet Parking

677-5388

94-050 Farrington Hwy. • Waipahu, HI 96797

Proper Attire Required Reservations Recommended

WAIKIKI PARC HOTEL Complimentary Valet Reservations (808) 237-6999

2440 Kuhio Ave.

922 5555

www.hyshawaii.com

*Not to be combined with any other specials. Must present coupon to recieve discount. Excludes beverages. Expires 7/15/10.

Monday-Sunday LUNCH 10AM-2PM DINNER 5PM-11PM

3579 Waialae Avenue • 737-8820


WHERE TO DINE FAMILY DINING Panya Bistro • Bakery • Bar Ala Moana Center Mauka - Mall Level 946-6388

Wailana Coffee House

Sam Choy’s BLC

1860 Ala Moana Blvd. 955-1764

580 N. Nimitz Hwy. 545-7979

Zippy’s Call the one nearest you.

Ranch House, The 449 Kapahulu Avenue, 2nd Floor 737-4461

FINE DINING Chai’s Island Bistro

Ewa, Waimalu, Waipahu, 488-8824

Aloha Tower Market Pl. 585-0011

Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill

Hy’s Steak House 2440 Kuhio Ave. 922-5555

Banana Leaf McCully Shopping Center 946-3338

Stage Restaurant 1250 Kapiolani Blvd. 237-5429

Cafe Sistina

Top of Waikiki

Shiro’s Saimin Haven

1135 N. Nimitz Hwy 275-0063

ITALIAN

1314 King St. 596-0061

Waikiki Business Plaza 2270 Kalakaua Ave. 923-3877

FRENCH

Sarento's Top of the "I" 1777 Ala Moana Blvd. 955-5559

La Mer at Halekulani 2199 Kalia Rd. 923-2311

Free Dessert With any purchase. Must present coupon when ordering. One coupon per person. Exp 7/31/10

BYOB WELCOME Ample Parking Available in Basement off Pumehana Street 1960 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 103, Honolulu, HI 96826 • 946-3338

Teriyaki Chicken w/ Fried $ 10 Rice

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Kal-Bi Short Ribs w/ Fried $ 95 Rice

10

Includes

“All You Can Eat” Salad Bar!

RESTAURANT

SUNTORY

Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 3rd Floor

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

Kamaaina Welcome

Lunch 10% OFF Dinner 20% OFF Not Combinable with other discounts. Discounts off regular adult price. No online or photo-copied coupons. One coupon per group. Expires 7/18/10

restaurantsuntory.com

922-5511

FREE BIRTHDAY

Under 7 years old & over 65 years old

Regular 50% OFF With Family Group 20% OFF Must have minimum party of 4. Not Combinable with other discounts. Discounts off regular adult price. No online or photo-copied coupons. One coupon per group. Expires 7/31/10

Aloha Tower 585-6360 1 Aloha Tower Dr. 2nd Fl., 3 Hours Parking $1 Pearlridge 486-5100 98-150 Kaonohi St. D I N I N G

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WHERE TO DINE

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Sumo Ramen

JAPANESE

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

Hakone

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

Restaurant Suntory Royal Hawaiian Shpg Cntr 3rd Flr. 922-5511

100 Holomoana St., Hawaii Prince Hotel 944-4494

Kozo Sushi Hifumi Japanese Restaurant Chinese Cultural Plaza 536-3035

Sushi Ichiban

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

Shogun Sushi 1620 North School Street Ste. 110 845-0388

3579 Waialae Ave. 737-8820

Sushi Company 1111 McCully Street 947-5411

Hinone Mizunone 1345 South King St. 942-4848

Makino Chaya

Sansei Seafood Restaurant

1 Aloha Tower Dr. 2nd Flr. 585-6360 98-150 Kaonohi St. 486-5100

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort 2552 Kalakaua Ave, 931-6286

Sushi King 2700 South King St. 947-2836

RECEIVE A

6 DISCOUNT OR A

3 DISCOUNT

$

when Dining Alone

Must present coupon (No take outs) Not valid with any other discount offers. Expires 7/31/10

2850 Paa St. (nearr Airportt andd 999 Ranchh Market)) 833-3728

One of America’s Top 10 Chinese Restaurants • Oriental Chicken Salad • 4 types of Dim Sum (Siu Mai, Half Moon, Seaweed Spring Roll, Manapua) • Szechuan Style Pork w/Garlic Sauce • General Tso's Favorite Chicken • Beef and Broccoli • Seafood Fried Noodle • Dessert - Almond Float

Cash Sale Only (With Coupon)

10% OFF

Credit Card Sale Only (With Coupon)

Hong Kong Dim Sum and Regular Menu Items

Excludes set menus; Roast Pork, Roast Duck, Char Siu & other specials. Not to be combined with any other offer. Expires 7/31/10.

Come hungry. Leave happy. ALA MOANA BLVD. • KUHIO AVE PEARL CITY • KANEOHE • HILO Other discounts not valid. Dine in Only

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant Liliha Square by Times Supermarket

524-1628

RELOAD

Special of the Month Bake Cheese Lasagna with Crab Meat

your existing Panya Gift card and get 10% Extra for a $25 reload. 15% Extra for a $50 reload. (Minimum $25 reload amount) FREE Panya shopping bag with purchase total of $40 (small) or $60 (large). Use our Panya bag and get 10¢ off your purchase each day.

PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE

2006 Ilima Award Winner

.....

2004 Winner Best Pastry Honolulu Magazine

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE

3447 Waialae Avenue • 739-0993 • jjfrenchpastry.com |

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Bistro • Bakery • Bar Breakfast • Lunch • Happy Hour • Dinner Ala Moana Center • Mall Level / Mauka (Next to Victoria's Secret)

946-6388

10.95

$

per person (10 people minimum)

• Chicken Salad with Oriental Dressing • Crispy Bacon Seafood Combo Wrap • Dungeness Crab - Country Style • Honey Glazed Walnut Shrimp • General Tso’s Favorite Chicken • Seasonal Chinese Green Vegetable • House Fried Rice • Dessert: Mango Pudding per person (4 people minimum)

DINNER

on a Second Dinner

LUNCH

$

24.95

$

Specials not valid on Holidays. Advance Reservations required, please call 971-1818.Valet Parking Only. SeafoodvillageHyatt.com Ask about our Kama’aina Discount

Hyatt Regency Resort& Spa-Street Level•2424 Kalakaua Ave., #102


JAPANESE

PACIFIC RIM

Tanaka of Tokyo

PF CHANG'S 1288 Ala Moana Blvd. 596-4710

3660 on the Rise

East, in King's Village, 922-4233 Central, in Waikiki Shopping Plaza, 922-4702 West in Ala Moana CntrHookipa Terrace 945-3443

3660 Waialae Ave.

Bangkok Chef

Hoku’s

1627 Nuuanu Ave. 585-8839 2955 E. Manoa Rd., 988-0212

Prince Court

The Kahala Hotel & Resort Hawaii, Hotel 739-8779

KOREAN

WHERE TO DINE THAI

100 Holomoana St., Hawaii Prince Hotel 944-4494

Pearl’s Korean BBQ 98-1005 Moanalua Rd. 484-2988 4211 Waialae Ave. 735-2988 2250 Kalakaua Ave. Suite LL13 926-9188

Souvaly Thai Cuisine

Orchids at Halekulani 2199 Kalia Rd. 923-2311

Flavor of the Month th

Strawberry

803 Kam Hwy. 455-5888

The Ocean House Restaurant 2169 Kalia Rd., Outrigger Reef Hotel 923-2277

Kahala Mall 738-5696

FEEL ITALIAN?

(KOZO)

Moiliili 951-5696 (KOZO)

Keeaumoku by Wal-Mart 946-5696

Strawberry Cloud Cake Fresh Strawberry Cream Pie

(KOZO)

Strawberry Roll

Pearlridge 483-6805

Strawberry Cupcake

We are now selling Udon-Noodle at Kozo Sushi Keaumoku

Strawberry Shortcake Ultimate Donut Strawberry Cream Cheese Napple Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Square Strawberry Mahina Pie

Ranch Ho RH

use

The

Fresh Strawberry Cream Pie

1314 S. KING ST. • 596-0061

PREPACK

with purchase of 2 - 32oz. prepacks. Exp. 7/31/10 Family Restaurant

Honolulu’s House of Prime Rib and Local Favorites

“Home Cooked” Comfort Foods 5 Dinners Anytime Under $17!

FREE

Kids Yogurt With any smoothie purchase. Exp. 7/31/10

FREE Milano

Beach Pail & Shovel With any large purchase

• Ample Parking Available • A la carte menu and keiki menu also available

Online Specials: 449 Kapahulu Avenue • Hee Hing Plaza, 2nd Floor • 808-737-4461 www.ranchhousehawaii.com • www.OpenTable.com

Buy Any Reg Plate, Get 4pc Mandoo for FREE

CAFE SISTINA

FREE Yogurt and Gelato

Must present coupon. One per person per day. Expires 7/31/10 Bring the pail back anytime in July and get 10% off your purchase. WESTRIDGE CENTER AIEA • 488-7876 MANOA MARKETPLACE MANOA • 988-7744

Pearl City by Wal-Mart 455-6805

and/or

Buy Any Mini Plate, Get 2pc Mandoo for FREE Valid w/ coupon only. Cannot be combined w/ other coupons or offers. One coupon per person. Exp 07/23/10

Kahala Mall • 735-2988 • 4211 Waialae Ave. Pearlridge Shopping Center • 484-2988 • 98-1005 Moanalua Rd. Waikiki Shopping Plaza • 926-9188 • 2250 Kalakaua Ave. LL13

Dear Hearts, Have faith in yourself If you don’t Who will? Earn other’s trust By being honest and dependable. Be on the up and up Fill your cup And be wanted and be valuable. Saimin Heavenly Yours, Shiro “To be trusted makes you a winner.” Matsuo WAIMALU EWA BEACH Waimalu Shopping Center Ewa Beach Take Out 488-4834 Shopping Center Restaurant/Catering 91-919 Fort Weaver Road 488-8824 689-0999 D I N I N G

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W W W . S T A G E R E S T A U R A N T H A W A I I . C O M

Wine Encore Tuesdays…

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“Foodies” in the know have

Book your Business or Special Event, Corporate Seminar, Fashion Show, Premiere Party, Intimate Concert, Artist Debut, Wedding Reception or anything else you can imagine, today.

discovered that Tuesdays

are the nights to wine & dine at Stage Restaurant. Stage’s in-house wine connoisseur will assist you

Food & Beverage Service and Multi-Media Events Theatre

in selecting from over 400 different labels of wine from Stage’s extensive wine cellar to

Cupola Theatre • 2nd Floor, Honolulu Design Center

enhance your dining experience.

Email: info@HonoluluDesignCenter.com or call 808.237.5480

Any bottle of wine you select, it’s 50% Off!

Encore Tuesdays at Stage Restaurant:

50% Off

All Bottles of Wine. Over 400 labels to choose from.

$5 Cocktails & Beer Happy Hour $5 Happy Appetizer Hour $50 Wine Card for just $30 Live Music, No Cover Military discount with ID $50 Wine Card for just $30 25% Off Appetizers MTWTFS 8a-5p Military Sun 8a-4p discount at 20% Off Crema Coffee Shop only MTWTF MTWTF MW WTF Tues

We look forward to serving you soon. Open for Monday through Saturday, call 808.237.5429 for reservations. Convenient location with free covered parking.

Contemporary Asian American Cuisine Second Floor Honolulu Design Center

Culinary Performances Daily Reserved Seating: 808.237.5429

Lunch Mon-Fri Dinner Mon-Sat

11:30a-1:30p 6-8:30p

5-7p 5-7p 5-8p 5-9:30p 5-10p

5pm to Closing Mon. thru Sat. 2nd Floor Honolulu Design Center

HONOLULU DESIGN CENTER ON KAPIOLANI BETWEEN PENSACOLA & PIIKOI ST. 1250 KAPIOLANI BLVD. • T: 956-1250 FURNITURE SHOWROOM HOURS : MON. - SAT. 10AM - 9PM & SUN. 10AM - 6PM HONOLULUDESIGNCENTER.COM |

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Hawaii Dining Out 11 July 2010