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AUG. 14-20, 2011

Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill’s sushi chef Ernie Gray (front) and manager Sean Simpson with special sushi rolls Hamachi Jalapeno and Poke on the Pier, Shrimp and Chips, Uncle’s Signature Poke Tower and Seared Sashimi Grade Ahi Salad.

Thanks, Uncle!

The mecca for all seafood lovers continues to be Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill, where fresh-from-the-sea bounty is served daily. See page 4 | Leah Friel photo

ALSO: Panya’s Pesto Mushroom Burger is a hit | 7 It’s all in the family at Duck Yun | 10 Hy’s presents an upscale dining experience | 15

ono, you know By Alana Folen | Photos by Leah Friel

Partying it up with

BirthdayCakes rather they taste so darn good! Let’s see, vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, cheesecake, ice cream cake, Chantilly, the list goes on — and they're all so onolicious! This week, I couldn’t help but indulge in every cake that I set my sights on, and I was happy to see that the following “Ono, You Know” bakeries and patisseries love birthday cakes just as much as I do! So now that the candles have been blown out, the wishes have been made and some of the cake and ice cream have been devoured, I’m excited for this new year ahead of me. But, before I get too far ahead of myself, anyone care to join me for even more cake? Grab a fork, there’s plenty of birthday goodness left to go around!

know a few people who anticipate their birthday with much anxiety and stress. I, however, look forward to celebrating my birthday every year and make a day (or sometimes week or month) out of it! I couldn't think of a better way to spend my special day than with my amazing family and friends, who I love very much. Today, I’m officially a year older (26, to be exact), as my birthday was yesterday, and honestly I don’t feel any different now than I did at 25. On second thought, I do feel a bit different — more stuffed — on Larry's Bakery birthday cake, of course! Yum! It really is a My birthday jubilee started earlier this wonderful feeling! week at Larry’s Bakery, where I was in for a I adore birthday cakes, not just because surprise of a lifetime. Sure, it’s obvious that they’re associated with a special day, but this Salt Lake bakery on Lawehana Street is known for its renowned baked goods, including pastries, cookies and breads, but Above: The editor stands proudly behind her upon setting foot inside the shop, I was hit personalized Disney princess birthday cake from with a birthday cake extravaganza! Larry’s Bakery.




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to $300 depending on the size, flavor and design of the cake. “We always work with the customers to make their experience as simple and fun as possible,” Iris says. So, wether you prefer Ni Hao Kai Lan, Cars, Hello Kitty, Disney princesses, or a – See page 16

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Iris Yafuso and brother Lance Yafuso oversee much of the operations when it comes to this family-run business, and Iris says they works hard to cater your birthday cake to your liking. “We offer all different flavors: buttercake, red velvet, chocolate, chocolate chiffon with white buttercream frosting, dobash and Chantilly cake,” Iris exclaims. “All of the cakes can be decorated as well, centered on a certain theme or with your child’s favorite toy,” she adds. “In addition to birthday cakes, Larry’s Bakery also bakes up cakes for bridal showers, baby showers, grad parties and more. “We always recommend the buttercream frosting because it’s white and, like a canvas, we can decorate it in many different ways,” she explains. And just in time for my birthday, Iris and her team surprised me with a princess cake — I’ve always been a fan of Disney princesses, especially princess Jasmine, so it was a real treat! Now, let me explain, this cake was nowhere near your average cake — not even close. This spectacular fairy tale cake consisted of three layers that included an actual castle and toy figurines of Belle, Aurora, Cinderella, Princess Jasmine, Ariel and Snow White! This is any girl's dream come true (yes, even one who just turned 26). Prices for Larry’s cakes range from $15


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UNCLE’S AUG. 14-20, 2011

story by Alana Folen • photos by Leah Friel


ere in the islands, we all have that special uncle in our lives who lives for the ocean. That one uncle who would spend hours on the boat pursuing the perfect ahi, aku and bottom fish. Today, Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill, located at the Waterfront at Pier 38, honors those uncles by offering up the freshest of seafoods, sushi and more. This award-winning establishment opened in 2007, and manager Sean Simpson says customers can expect nothing but the highest quality products. In fact, Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill’s fishing boat “Sea Spray” is actually docked at Pier 38. “Fishing is an important part of Hawaii's culture and we really wanted to highlight this in our restaurant,” Simpson says. “We really want to bring


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Hawaii's fishing community together and everyone who loves seafood.” Dining Out recently caught up with Simpson over plates and plates of fresh fish, shrimp, sashimi and poke at the eatery, where he shared exactly why Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill is the absolute mecca for all seafood fanatics. DO: Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill is a favorite among seafood lovers and everything is served fresh, correct? What is the concept behind the restaurant? Simpson: Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill was named as a tribute to all of the uncles in everyone’s lives who were always there for us. We want our customers to feel at home 2 here, and also bring back the feel of old Hawaii. People really enjoy the freshness of the seafood here, and we get our fish from the Honolulu fish auction six days a week. Some of our fish is from the Big Island as well, and even as far as Tahiti. DO: Do you have a special uncle in your life? Is it true that your uncle also owns the restaurant? Simpson: Yes, my uncle, Bruce Johnson, actually owns the restaurant and he has a great love for the ocean. If you look on the walls, you’ll find actual photos of him and friends of his when he was learning how to fish. Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill also is a subsidiary of Fresh Island Fish, which our family owns. Fresh Island Fish brings in an average of 20,000 pounds of fish per day. DO: The menu offers various selections of fish and chips, fish tacos, fish sandwiches, salads, fresh fish entrees

Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill’s sushi chef Ernie Gray (front) and manager Sean Simpson with special sushi rolls Hamachi Jalapeno and Poke on the Pier, Shrimp and Chips, Uncle’s Signature Poke Tower and Seared Sashimi Grade Ahi Salad.

Thanks, Uncle!

The mecca for all seafood lovers continues to be Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill, where fresh-from-the-sea bounty is served daily. See page 4 | Leah Friel photo

ALSO: Panya’s Pesto Mushroom Burger is a hit | 7 It’s all in the family at Duck Yun | 10 Hy’s presents an upscale dining experience | 15

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UNCLE’S FISH MARKET & GRILL Where: Waterfront at Pier 38, 1135 N. Nimitz Hwy. Call: 275.0063 Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (lunch and dinner) Monday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (lunch)

and more. Can you elaborate on the many delicious creations prepared by executive chef Geoffrey Arakawa? Simpson: Well, our Fresh Opakapaka ($25.95) is a signature item featuring sautéed opakapaka with fresh mushroom butter sauce, topped with king crab meat. It’s also served with your choice of rice or french fries with tossed salad. Uncle’s Signature Poke Tower ($15.95) is another favorite, with a tower of sashimi-grade poke layered with guacamole and ahi tartar, topped with tobiko on a bed of rice and nori, served with tortilla chips. Check out the daily and weekly specials, too. The daily specials feature certain catches that we receive from the fish auction — we’ve been seeing a lot of opah recently. DO: Those who love the classics like fresh fish and chips with fries and cole slaw can get it all here, can’t they?

1 Seared Sashimi Grade

Ahi Salad with oriental dressing ($17.95) 2 Sashimi Trio Platter

($19.95) 3 Shrimp and Chips

($15.95) 4 Red Velvet, Japanese

Cheesecake and Chocolate Cream ($4.95 per slice) 5 Fresh Opakapaka

($25.95) 6 Poke on the Pier

($17.95) 7 Hamachi Jalapeno

($ 19.95)

“Fishing is an important part of our culture...“ - Sean Simpson Simpson: Of course! We have fresh Mahi Mahi ($15.95) and Opakapaka ($17.95) battered in Uncle’s special seasonings and deep-fried in zero-trans fat oil. For something a bit different, we also serve Shrimp and Chips ($15.95) accompanied with french fries and homemade cole slaw. We have a bar as well, offering beer, wine and cocktails that go well with these dishes. DO: For those a bit more health conscious, what would you recommend? Simpson: Our Seared Sashimi Grade Ahi Salad ($17.95) is a top choice among our customers, as it consists of fresh slices of seared ahi on a bed of mixed greens with Oriental dressing. The Crab-NAvocado Salad ($15.95) is another healthy option with natural crab meat with romaine lettuce, fresh avocados, cucumbers and tomatoes. We offer sushi Thursday through Sunday nights, and all day on the weekends. Our sushi chef Ernie Gray creates special rolls, such as Hamachi Jalapeno ($19.95) and Poke on the Pier ($17.95). Hamachi Jalapeno presents diners with a roll filled with snow crab, asparagus and yama gobo topped with fresh hamachi, diced jalapeno, yuzu and chili oil. Poke on the Pier is a signature roll with snow crab, avocado and cucumber topped with sashimi grade maguro, fried ogo and kukui poke sauce. DO: Is there anything on the menu for those non-seafood eaters?

Simpson: Yes, we offer a U.S. Choice New York Cut Striploin ($19.95), sizzling with grilled onions, and our newest item, Uncle’s Backyard BBQ Chicken ($15.95): a broiled all-natural half-a-chicken marinated with fresh ginger, garlic and hoisin sauce, and served with sugar snap peas. DO: Who is your clientele here? Simpson: We have a nice combination of both locals and tourists. For the past couple of years it’s been mostly locals, but now many tourists in Waikiki have heard about us and have come to dine here. But we do have a great amount of loyal customers, who we are really grateful for. DO: What is something special about the restaurant that not many people would be aware of? Simpson: First off, all of our fish is fresh and my uncle’s company that owns the restaurant, Fresh Island Fish, is the largest seafood distributor in the Islands. I think what people might not be aware of is that whenever you’re getting fresh fish at many of the hotels, grocery stores and restaurants, a lot of times the fish has already come through this building. DO: How would you describe the atmosphere of the restaurant? Simpson: It’s definitely casual dining, but because the quality of our fish is high, you can come here and enjoy a really nice meal. We hope to open more locations in the future.






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on the menu

Slurping up oodles of tasty noodles By Alana Folen

he Old Samin House, where saimin and other local favorites rule the menu, is a nostalgic landmark for many locals who can’t resist the charm and tasty grinds offered here. Tomizo and Mitsue Ikei, whose parents emigrated from Okinawa, opened the doors to The Saimin House in 1962 on North King Street. Today, fourth generation family members operate this familyrun business, and although the name has changed to The Old Saimin House, the menu remains the same. “We specialize in old-fashioned saimin,” says manager Lois Ikei. “We follow the same tradition of the local, old-fashioned saimin, which a lot of people are familiar with — it’s not ramen — but just the curly


noodles with a bit of texture. “Our menu is very simple, we try to promote simple, comfort food, and we’ve added additional selections to the menu as well,” she explains. “The Old Saimin House is a family-friendly restaurant — everyone loves saimin!” In addition to the original saimin, diners can enjoy Wun Tun Min, Wun Tun, Udon, Wun Tun Udon, BBQ Sticks, Fried Saimin, Fried Udon, Fried Soba, Musubi and more. “Our customers say our wun tun is very exceptional, and we have a lot of loyal customers who frequent the restaurant,” Ikei says. “They (patrons) come back time and time again for our fried noodles and, of course, our saimin. “Our saimin broth is homemade and our noodles are brought in from Eagle Noodle Factory.”

The Old Saimin House Where: 1311 N. King St.

Comfort Cravings Serving the best in comfort food, The Old Saimin House has everything to satisfy every local craving.

Call: 842.7697 Hours: (Lunch) Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., (Dinner) Tuesday-Thursday, 5-10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 6-11 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.


Wun Tun Min (small $5.75, large $6.25, extra large $7.50) Homemade wun tun (3 pieces, small; 5 pieces, large; 7 pieces, extra large) dumplings filled with pork and other secret ingredients, which Ikei makes and wraps herself, served in a bowl of saimin. The dish is then garnished with green onions and char siu.

Fried Saimin ($8.25) A tasty favorite of fried saimin with savory pieces of char siu, kamaboko, cabbage and Spam, perfectly flavored with shoyu and other seasonings. No MSG.

BBQ Stick ($1.90) Four tender pieces of teriyaki beef cooked on a Japanese charcoal hibachi grill is a favorite among customers and a must-have with a piping hot bowl of saimin.

1 Fried Saimin ($8.25) 2 Wun Tun Min (extra large $7.50) 3 BBQ Stick ($1.90) Leah Friel photos



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etting down to the meat of the matter, you’ve got to admit that burgers are synonymous with the U.S. both here and abroad — whether we like it or not. Most of us grew up eating the great American burger, but if you’ve never eaten meat or have recently made the decision to eliminate it from your diet, then burgers just aren’t on the menu for you. Sure, there’s the ubiquitous “veggie burger,” but seldom do they meet expectations: Oftentimes they’re either too dry or rather mushy inside, or simply lacking in flavor. Well, read on, veggie lovers, and savor the ’shrooms. Panya Bistro in Ala Moana Center offers a handful of burger options on its menu, but one that stands out for non-meat-eaters is the Pesto Mushroom Burger ($10.95) — grilled portabello mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, lettuce and garlic pesto sauce on a sesame seed bun (made fresh daily at Panya Bakery, of course),

served with a generous pile of crisp french fries. The portabellos rise to the occasion so deliciously that even die-hard carnivores would be satisfied (well, many of them). The fresh basil taste of the garlic-laced pesto complements the earthy flavor of the large, meaty mushrooms, while the creamy mozzarella holds the whole thing together. (Don’t forget to ask questions. Panya will hold the cheese if you're not into dairy, for instance). Do vegetarians love burgers and fries? If they’re dining at Panya Bistro, you can bet your portabello they do. Contact Terri Hefner at

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1 Pesto Mushroom Burger ($10.95) 2 Cashier Niki Luo with the vegetarian favorite. Nathalie Walker photos

Panya Bakery, Bistro and Bar Where: 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. Ala Moana Center

Call: 946.6388

Hours: Open Monday-Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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Local favorites

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hinese food is the ultimate cuisine around which to gather. Its traditional family style portions allow and encourage each member at the table to pick a favorite and share it with their fellow diners, making for the ultimate mixed plate.


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At Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine in Kapolei, authentic Chinese food is merged with local-style preparation, and customers can choose from numerous selections served up on the all-you-can-eat buffet, or order specific favorites a la carte. The eatery, which gets its name from the Cantonese phrase for “very good,” or “nice,” is well known for its salt and pepper shrimp and crab legs. According to owner Crystal Chan, the recipe consists of a signature blend of spices and seasonings that are infused with the succulent seafood as it is deep fried to crispy perfection. “It’s been the most popular since we opened in 2004,” says Chan of the salt-and-pepper style that also incorporates garlic and other flavorful accents surrounding the deep-fried delicacies. “The customers like it very much, they don’t want us to change!” The shrimp and crab headline Ho Ho’s dinner buffet, which gets under way nightly at 5 p.m. The spread features a wide range of selections including the extremely popular Fried Chicken Wings, Walnut Shrimp and

3 Steamed Sea Bass with Ginger Onion and Soy Sauce, and is priced at an economical $15.95 Monday through Thursday nights, and $17.95 Friday through Sunday evenings. Additionally, selected items are available on Ho Ho’s lunch buffet that is served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily, and is light on the wallet at just $9.50 Monday through Friday, and $10.95 on weekends. “The price is a very good deal,” says Chan, who notes that the recent economic downturn has been hard on the local community. Despite the increases in food cost because of a host of uncontrollable factors, Ho Ho’s prices have remained constant, and Chan’s loyal customers keep coming back for

... dining out ...

Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine Where: 590 Farrington Hwy., Kapolei Call: 692.9880 Hours: Lunch buffet available from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily, with dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Manapua served Monday through Saturday starting at 6 a.m., and 8 a.m. on Sundays at the front counter.


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4 1 Waiter Steven Lin with Salt & Pepper Shrimp and Salt & Pepper Crab. 2 (Clockwise, from left) Assorted Dim Sum: Pork Hash, Steamed Manapua, Baked Manapua, Half Moon, and Shrimp Dumpling. 3 Steamed Sea Bass/Ginger & Green Onions 4 Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine offers a peaceful atmosphere for diners. 5 Salt & Pepper Shrimp 6 Salt & Pepper Crab

5 more. “We combine local touches with traditional Hong Kong-style cooking to keep a unique touch on our recipes.” Ho Ho’s also offers a full a la carte menu, with favorites from the buffet as well as a host of other dishes including everything from Roasted Duck ($9.95 half, $19.95 whole) to an assortment of noodle plates such as the Mixed Seafood Chow Min with Vegetables ($8.95) and Oyster Sauce Chicken Chow Mein ($7.50). Chan encourages

customers to call ahead for large party reservations as special group discounts are available for the buffet and individual dishes. Ho Ho’s buffet makes it easy for groups, as the food stays hot and fresh as diners arrive in waves — the perfect solution for that favorite cousin who operates on Hawaiian Time. The buffet also is discounted accordingly for children based on their height, and children younger than 3 years old eat for free.

6 And, for those looking for a quick bite in the morning, Ho Ho’s opens at 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. Sundays, and offers an assortment of freshly-made Manapua. The eatery serves up both Baked ($1.35) and Steamed ($1.25) Manapua, and also offers local favorites including shrimp dumplings, pork hash and half moons. Call 692-9880 to order custom manapua packages, or to inquire about reservations for upcoming special events.

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order of the day

story by Kelli


photos by Lawrence Tabudlo

since February, emphasizes the family ambience that has been prevalent at Duck Yun since its early years. “(Our mission is) to provide good family food at affordable prices,” she shares. “(We have) a family atmosphere and you get a good amount of food for the price. We’ve had the same traditions for the past 27 years. Our cus“This restaurant first opened around 27 tomers are mostly people in the Aina Haina years ago,” Wong says. “It’s family owned, fam- area — we have clientele that brought their little kids here, and now they’ve (the kids) ily management, all in the family.” Wong, who has been the restaurant manager grown, so they have their own families now. We see generation after generation.”

or restaurant manager Julia Wong, Duck Yun Chinese Restaurant, located in Aina Haina Shopping Center, is more than just a clean, welcoming, Chinese eatery. Instead, it signifies decades of hard work and family ties.





1137 11th Ave.

2222 S. Beretania St.

With more than 185 items on its menu, Duck Yun offers a plethora of dine-in or take-out options for their customers. The restaurant’s signature dish is Minute Chicken Cake Noodle ($9.75), which is often requested by customers. Other popular dishes include Orange Chicken ($9.75), Pepper Salt (Deep Fried) Chicken Wings ($9.95 for eight wings), Honey Walnut Shrimp ($13.25), Chinese Chicken Salad ($9.95) and Steamed Sea Bass with Above: Duck Yun Sous chef Ji Hua Chen, manager Julia Wong,

assistant manager Santino Wong and head chef Wai Kwok Chong.

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373.1303 or 373.4632


10:30 a.m.–9 p.m. daily


Ginger Onion Sauce ($16.95). “I know other places have Orange Chicken, but somehow, this one is different,” Wong says. “It’s freshly made; our orange chicken is really popular here. The deep-fried chicken wings also is really popular; it has a salt-and-pepper taste. We have all of these menu items every day.” New items on the Duck Yun menu include Steamed Salmon Fillet ($11 and up) and Pan Fried Butterfish with Ginger Onion Sauce ($11 and up). The restaurant regularly features plate lunch specials Monday through Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ($6.95 for dine in, $6.75 for takeout). Plate lunch

specials include Sweet Sour Spareribs on Rice, Pork Fried Rice (Char Siu), Chicken and Vegetable Noodle and Beef Broccoli Noodle. Duck Yun also offers daily specials, such as Seafood Fried Rice ($9.95) on Tuesdays and the Minute Chicken Cake Noodle ($9.25) Thursdays. Remaining true to its frequent customers — families living in the area — Duck Yun provides cost-effective “family dinner” options. For example, instead of ordering several different dishes, families can choose the “Family Dinner for Four,” option, which includes Oyster Sauce Roast Chicken, Pork Chop with Pepper Salt, Stuffed Tofu with Pork


Hash, Minute Chicken Cake Noodle and Steamed Rice for $39.95 (saving $10). “Family Dinner for Five” and “Family Dinner for Six” options also are available with different featured dishes. Currently, Duck Yun is offering a “Back to School” special for dine-in and take-out, in which customers can save $1 for every menu item they purchase. “We’re doing that (special) for the whole month of August,” Wong says. “For example, if they buy five items on the regular menu, that’s $5 off. But (to redeem this special), they (customers) need to bring in the coupon that was placed in the newspaper (see page 23).” Another promotion Duck Yun offers is


2 Minute Chicken Cake Noodle ($9.75) 3 Chinese Chicken Salad ($9.95) 4 Honey Walnut Shrimp ($13.25) 5 Deep Fried Chicken Wings ($9.95)

NIGHTLY 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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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)

$4.99 Half /$8.99 Whole (Reg. $12.99/$25.98) With purchase of an entrée. Not to be combined with any other offer or special. Expires 8/18/11.

OPEN DAILY: 10am — midnight 923 KEEAUMOKU ST.


1 Beef Broccoli ($9.50)



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through its sister restaurant, On On at McCully Chinese Restaurant. Customers who go to the On On website ( can print out a coupon redeemable at Duck Yun for $5 off the bill with the purchase of $25 or more from the regular menu (coupon redeemable for dine-in or takeout orders).

1841 Ala Moana Blvd. Between Ilikai & Hilton Hawaiian Village


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



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Changing menu, view at Top Of Waikiki s Hawaii’s only revolving restaurant, it’s not surprising that Top Of Waikiki is constantly changing. The view changes as customers dine — the restaurant slowly moves to make a 360degree rotation every hour — providing varying views of the city. “There are reasons to appreciate all times of the evening,” says general manager Craig Bunkley. “You can see the sunset over the ocean, and then you can see the lights popping up all down Kalakaua Avenue.” And in accordance with this ever-changing environment, Top Of Waikiki is launching a new menu tomorrow, which will feature five new appetizers and several new or redone entrees. Many of the new dishes reflect chef John Neff’s talent to blend different flavors together. Neff describes his culinary vision as “globally inspired fusion.” Bunkley says that one example of Neff’s ingenuity is Seared Scallops and Foie Gras ($19), which is one of the new appetizers. It has li hing-blackened scallops, seared Spam, Hudson Valley foie gras and pineapple gastrique. Other new appetizers


Top Of Waikiki Where: Waikiki Business Plaza, 18th floor, 2270 Kalakaua Ave.



Hours: 5 - 9:30 p.m.

1 Anise Braised Pork Belly ($12) 2 Garlic Shrimp Caesar Salad ($13) Nathalie Walker photos

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include Anise Braised Pork Belly ($12), which includes Fuji apple and parsnip puree with jalapeno cumquat chutney and balsamic sweet chili gastrique, and the Grilled N.Y. Strip Steak ($17) with papaya and Maui onion poke and lomi lomi grape tomatoes. “Neff has a talent for cross-

ing cuisines and tweaking things a little bit,” says Bunkley. A revised entree that displays the restaurant’s innovative fusion is the Surf and Turf ($38). “With this, I went for East meets West, blending Asian and American 1 flavors,” explains Neff. “It has macadamia nutcrusted fish, Asian stir-fry vegetables and a sesame miso vinaigrette. The short ribs have mashed potatoes and Worcestershire sauce.” Other new entrees include Garlic Shrimp Macadamia Nut Pesto Linguine ($31), Braised Leg of Lamb Rigatoni ($32), Herb Roasted Chicken ($29) and Garlic Shrimp Caesar Salad ($13).

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In addition to all of these new options, favorites such as the Grilled Atlantic Salmon ($35), which Neff and Bunkley say is one of their most popular dishes, will still be available. “This has Asian and local influences, and takes tofu, scallops and shrimps to make it into a souffle, all in a tempura batter with grilled salmon on top.” Top Of Waikiki also offers Sunset Specials, which include New York Strip Steak and Lobster-Crab Cakes ($23.95) and Seafood Risotto ($22.95), offered between 5 and 6 p.m. nightly. Daily Happy Hour is from 5 to 7 p.m. and from 9 to 11 p.m. and features $4 martinis and cocktails and $7 pupus such as Poke and BBQ Pork Sliders. On Saturday, enjoy late night happy hour from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. With these creative dishes and ever-changing features, it’s no wonder that Top Of Waikiki remains on the top of tourists’ must-do lists. Bunkley says that the local clientele has been increasing in recent years, too. “For a reasonable price, you can have a fine dining experience with a great view and a menu that reflects the local scene,” Bunkley says.

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anaki has always provided its customers with plenty of tasty options. And since the venue remodeled its buffet into shabu shabu, this has not changed. You can choose among different soup flavors including Konbu, which is a shoyu udon soup, and Hanaki, which has hints of onion. There also are Miso, Curry, Spicy, Sukiyaki and Healthy Herb, which is flavored with goji, dates and ginseng. Each of the soups cost $5 and includes a selection of sauces and shave ice. From there, you can select various meats, seafood and vegetables to go with your soup.

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(Clockwise, from left) Pal Eldredge, Waileia Eldredge and Ezra Mineshima enjoy a meal at Hanaki. Christina O’Connor photo

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Sweet Memories. Create music memories with Na Hoku Hanohano award winning vocalist Mark Yamanaka, who performs at Kani Ka Pila Grille on two Sundays, Aug. 14 and Aug. 28, 6 to 9 pm. Hear music from his debut CD “Lei Pua Kenikeni” and snap a photo with this popular Big Island artist who earned four top honors from the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts… Aloha Audition. Congratulations to the finalists of our third annual Talent Search, who will compete for a one-month contract at Kani Ka Pila Grille. Judges will select the winner at the Made in Hawaii Festival on Saturday, Aug. 20, 5 pm, in the Neal Blaisdell Center’s Pikake Room. Join us to cheer on contestants: Ke Kani Nahe, Ke`Oahu, Kaiholu, Honolulu Lounge Lizards, and LiiNUI…

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Homemade Gyoza. Get two dishes for $9.95 and three for $12.95. All are served with rice and miso soup. Please note that all prices are subject to change. Waileia Eldredge, a Hanaki regular, recently brought Ezra Mineshima and Pal Eldredge with her to share in one of her most frequented eateries. Waileia: “I ordered the Miso. I love it; it's just so good. I probably come in here once a week. We live in Manoa, so it's convenient, and you have a lot of choices.” Ezra: “I ordered the Spicy Beef. And then added meat and vegetables. You can grab whatever you want. I came here for the first time last week, and this is my third time already.”

Hanaki offers beef, pork, fish, lobster, squid, tofu, shrimp, shiitake mushrooms and more. Prices for these items range from $2.50 to $4.50. Rice, hot tea and desserts are available for $1.50. And if you don't feel like being your own chef for the evening, don’t worry. Hanaki also has an impressive selection of Udon and Ramen such as NabeYaki ($12.95), which has shrimp tempura, chicken, egg and vegetables, and Chicken Kara Age ($11.95). Donburi Bowls include Chicken, Beef, and Shrimp Tempura Donburi, all for $11.95 each. The menu also includes Combination Plates that offer dishes such as Misoyaki Butterfish, Shoyu Tofu, Deep Fried Oysters and

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Café Enhances Selection with New Location hether dining in, picking up a quick meal to go, or catering a party or special event, 1132 Café & Catering has you covered. The new eatery on the King Street side of First Hawaiian Center in downtown Honolulu offers customers an eclectic menu chock full of favorites including hot entrees, pizza, sandwiches, salads and pastries. And, since the location has a full kitchen — something the original 1132 Bishop location lacked — all the dishes are made fresh, by hand. “We use quality ingredients, and everything is made with love,” says Edna Kruger, who operates the restaurant along with her


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husband, Stefan. “Because we make everything fresh, everyone will love eating it!” The Mini-Croissant Platter ($5.95 per person, minimum eight people) offers up an assortment of classic and specialty sandwiches handcrafted on fresh, flaky croissant rolls. The pupu platter is perfect for parties, and also includes chips and cookies. For bigger gatherings, the Large Combination Appetizer Tray ($119) features sweet potato wrapped in bacon, breaded shrimp, fresh mango lettuce wraps and a yogurt dressing with walnuts and fresh mint leaves, and Angus beef stuffed boiled eggs. Walk-in customers can look forward to the

Where: 1132 Bishop St., Honolulu and 999 Bishop St. (First Hawaiian Center), Honolulu


521.1837 or 526.1777

Website: Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. (1132 Bishop St.) and 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (999 Bishop St.)


1 Mini Croissant Platter ($5.95 per person, minimum 8 people) 2 Chicken Skewers ($9.95) 3 Large Combination Appetizer Tray ($119) Leah Friel photos

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Skewers ($9.95) that are crafted with a choice of chicken, beef or extra veggies along with an assortment of fresh vegetables and served with a spicy cucumber sauce. When making catering orders, at least 24 hours notice is required, and delivery as well as plates, utensils, napkins and condiments are available with custom packages. Stop in to check out the assortment of daily and weekly specials. Also, pick up a hot, fresh breakfast item — including the Breakfast Burrito Wrap ($4.97) — and receive a free 12 ounce coffee.

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Lamb and oysters take center stage By Alana Folen

ake memories and satisfy your appetite at Hy’s Steak House where its award-winning steaks and USDA prime beef speak for themselves. Located in the heart of Waikiki on Kuhio Avenue, Hy’s is the No. 1 choice when it comes to celebrating all special occasions. And while the steaks, cooked exquisitely on kiawe wood,


are divine, Hy’s general manager Bob Panter says the Rack of Lamb and Oyster Rockefeller are among the restaurant’s signature creations. Hy’s offers diners a tender fullrack ($59.95) and half-rack ($39.95) of Australian Spring Lamb, dry marinated with robust herbs such as marjoram, rosemary, thyme and bay leaf, then seasoned with garlic, salt and pepper to enhance the flavor. Carved tableside, the lamb is then

served complete with a tasty mint jelly, vegetables du jour and choice of rice or potatoes. However, before you indulge in this decadent entrÊe, begin your culinary experience by appeasing your appetite with Hy’s elaborate Oysters Rockefeller ($17.95), served on a bed of spinach Florentine, baked and topped with Hollandaise sauce.

Rack of Lamb (full-rack $59.95. half-rack $39.95) Leah Friel photo

Hy’s Steak House Where: 2440 Kuhio Ave.

Call: 922.5555 Hours: Weekdays, dinner from 6 p.m.; Weekends from 5:30 p.m. (Valet parking and reservations are recommended.)

Left: Oysters Rockefeller ($17.95) Lawrence Tabudlo photo



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simple design to grace your cake, Larry’s Bakery will surely make any birthday one to remember! Larry’s Bakery 4369 Lawehana St. #3 422.0059

Fendu Boulangerie The birthday festivities continued at Fendu Boulangerie in Manoa Marketplace, where owner and pastry chef Niel Koep greeted me with the most sinfully exquisite cakes ever — they were just beautiful! As soon as I laid my eyes and sweet tooth on the Chocolate Mousse cake ($48, serves 12-16 people) it was love at first bite. All you chocoholics, are you ready for this? The bottom layer of this tantalizing cake consists of a macadamia nut and chocolate chunk dacquoise, topped with a light chocolate chiffon cake and two layers of decadent bittersweet Valrhona chocolate mousse. As soon as you sample this cake of all cakes, you’ll notice the outer portion of this 16 | DINING OUT | AUG. 14-20, 2011


chocolate paradise is made from a delicious two-toned almond sponge cake. Lastly, the cake is finished off with a pristine chocolate shiny glaze and decorated with delectable pieces of pure chocolate. Simply heavenly, isn’t it? Now, while the Chocolate Mousse cake is right up my alley, it may be too rich for some, which is why Koep’s Lilikoi Cheesecake (6-inch $23, 10-inch $42) is the perfect choice for those craving lighter fare. “The Lilikoi Cheesecake is one of our best-selling cakes,” Koep says. “It’s definitely a lighter cheesecake, not like normal cheesecakes, which are usually rich and dense.” This refreshing birthday treat features an almond crust and an alluring blend of cream cheese and mascarpone cheese flavored with hints of fresh lilikoi puree and vanilla. A savory lilikoi glaze along with seasonal fruits also complements the cake, making it the absolute choice for your special day. Be sure to order ahead of time to guarantee your cake of choice. Now that these cakes are ready to be devoured, don't forget the candles!



1 Patisserie La Palme D’or’s Tropical Fromage ($32-$140, depending on size) 2 Patisserie La Palme D’or’s Chocolate cake (extra small $20, small $30, medium $44, large $55) 3 Fendu Boulangerie’s Lilikoi Cheesecake (6inch $23, 10-inch $42) 4 Fendu Boulangerie’s Chocolate Mousse ($48) 5 & 6 Personalized/themed birthday cakes from Larry’s Bakery (prices vary)

have been overwhelming me lately and Fendu Boulangerie La Palme D’or’s Tropical Fromage ($32Manoa Marketplace $140, depending on size) is beyond amaz2752 Woodlawn Drive #5119 ing! Imagine indulging in morsels of lay988.4310 ered cheesecake and coconut sponge cake topped with the most tempting lilikoi and mango mousse. I’m no psychic, Patisserie La Palme D’or Is it just me or is everything all the but I can probably guess your mouth is more joyous on your birthday? The day watering as you read this. Kimura also skillfully creates a chocoseems brighter, the air smells sweeter and if you’re a foodie and a cake fanatic late cake that is to die for. Appropriately like I am, birthday cakes become the named “Chocolate” (extra small $20, greatest thing known to man! Don't be small $30, medium $44, large $55), you afraid to go all out on your birthday and and your party guests will be spoiled with marvel in the festivities and good times layers of chocolate sponge cake and time with friends and family — you are vanilla cream, decorated with chocolate celebrating another year of life, after all. mousse and a medley of berries, includAnd to help in celebrating your day is ing fresh strawberries, blackberries, raspPatisserie La Palme D’or — a top-notch berries and blueberries. You know, at this rate, I just may have establishment dedicated to presenting customers with the perfect blend of to skip lunch and dinner, and go straight French flavor and Japanese craftsman- for dessert. The choice is quite simple — ship. The secret may be in the fact that all I have to say is, “Cake, please!” head chef Akiko Kimura utilizes only the Patisserie La Palme D’or best ingredients directly from Japan to Ala Moana Center create fresh pastries and desserts made 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. especially for your sweetest of cravings. 941.6161 Thoughts of cake, cake and more cake

J New items soon to hit JJ’s Bistro’s menu hef JJ Luangkhot has been delighting local foodies for years with his fresh French-meetsLaotian-inspired dishes. Not to disappoint, the award-winning pastry chef and restaurateur recently has expanded his menu of savory and sweet creations with the introduction of three new items. “We started serving these dishes a few months ago, and so far they have been doing really good and everyone liked them,” explains Luangkhot. “They’re not on the menu yet, but we thought we should let people know they will be soon.” The first of the trio is a Manila Clam Black Ink Pasta ($12.95). Tiny steamed Manila clams and vegetables rest atop black noodles, which get their color from squid ink used in the dough. The ink also gives the pasta a pleasantly unexpected unique flavor. “We also use a special white sauce made with an Italian seasoning,” Luangkhot notes. “I also add a little dried chili to make the sauce a bit more flavorful.” Those seeking something a bit heartier will delight in the Baked Cheese Ravioli with Crab ($12.95), a truly comforting dish made with homemade ravioli, creamy tomato sauce, crab meat and a gooey blend of five different cheeses.


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J’s Bistro & French Pastry possesses all the charm of a street-side European café, with patrons regularly dropping in for a quick nosh paired with relaxed conversation. Hoping to add to this feeling of being on an overseas holiday, Chef JJ Luangkhot started serving “Afternoon Tea at Le Cacao Bistro” earlier this month at his Waialae eatery. “There are very few places (in Hawaii) that provide afternoon tea,” says Luangkhot. “We just want to have another signature destination for Hawaii.” For the set price of $14.95 per person, diners will be treated to a spread that includes Crab Rangoon, Mini Croissant Sandwich, Smoked Salmon, Ham and Cheese Quiche and Scone, as well as choice of dessert — either an assortment of French macaroons or a medley of scone, tart de citrus, red velvet and le café. “It is more like a tasting menu,” notes the pastry chef. “For eight pieces per person … this is perfect for people to have different, but simple dishes.” Enjoy the finger food with a freshly brewed pot of tea. Flavor choices for the kettle are Earl Grey, Chamomile, Green Tea, English Breakfast or Mango Peach, Chef JJ’s personal favorite. “It is something a little bit tropical,” he says with a smile. “Or, if they want coffee, we have a special coffee they can order for $2 more,” Luangkhot quickly adds. Already in high demand by customers, “Afternoon Tea at Le Cacao Bistro” begins at 11 a.m. and is available until 5 p.m. daily. “Hopefully,” Luangkhot says, “this will become a destination for someone who really does not want to have a very heavy meal for lunch.”

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Baked Cheese Ravioli with Crab ($12.95) Nathalie Walker photos

JJ Luangkhot with afternoon tea decadent delights.

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Savor the flavors of the kebab he Monsoon Kebab dish at Monsoon India goes well beyond your typical meat on a stick experience. There are many subtle specialities that give the Monsoon Kebab ($19.95) its appealing flavor. The dish combines a host of assorted delicacies including chicken tikka, lamb boti and jumbo shrimp. The marinade and preparation of the kebabs that chef Sugam Kuinkel creates includes a balanced barrage of spices, as well as a distinct patience in the way the lamb, poultry and shrimp are cooked. “Everything is marinated for 24 hours in a yogurt base with nine different spices including cumin powder, paprika, bay leaf and cinnamon powder,” says Kuinkel, who was a cook in Dubai and Nepal for five years before moving to Hawaii. “Many other restaurants only use a few spices, but we like to use a whole variety of spices that are imported from India. We use a Northern Indian way of cooking. It is healthier and lighter.” After marinating, the meat is cooked in a clay tandoor oven at a 400 degree heat. “The flavor, the aroma comes from the clay oven, giving the dish its special, smokey flavor,” Kuinkel adds. Served on a bed of sauteed green peppers


Monsoon India Where: Discovery Bay 1778 Ala Moana Blvd. Honolulu



Hours: Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday Brunch Buffet 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

and onions, the dish is drizzled with lemon, and touched with a dash of salt and pepper. Recently Monsoon India has begun serving the dish on a sizzling skillet, helping to keep the flavors warm throughout your meal. Served with mint and tamarind chutney, Monsoon Kebabs make a healthy meal of spice and savor.

Monsoon Kebab ($19.95) Nathalie Walker photo

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“It is similar to a baked lasagna, but instead of a plain lasagna, we add more cheese on top,” Luangkhot says. And what would a stop at JJ’s Bistro be without dessert? New to the alreadyimpressive lineup of indulgences is a Chocolate Soufflé ($7.95), a light, airy cloud of deliciousness made with only the finest Belgian dark chocolate, eggs and finished with a dusting of powdered sugar. “The soufflé is my specialty dessert from back 20-plus years,” says Luangkhot, who began his career as a pastry chef under the tutelage of patissier Jean Marc Burillier at the renowned Maxim’s in New York. “We are known for our desserts … so I tried to bring back my experiences from New York to Hawaii.”

JJ’s Bistro & French Pastry 3447 Waialae Ave. 739.0993 Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and noon-8 p.m. Sunday Limited free parking located behind restaurant on 9th Ave; metered street parking also available



1 Manilla Clam Black Ink Pasta ($12.95) 2 Chocolate Soufle ($7.95) 3 Delicious finger foods served with afternoon tea. 4 Enjoy an assortment of French macaroons and other treats with afternoon tea. Nathalie Walker photos 3

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Crispy Duck Lumpia with Spicy Hoisin Sauce Serves Four By Chef Chai Chaowasaree Ingredients: List A • 2 cups Chinatown roasted duck (boneless) • 1/2 cup fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced • 1/4 cup green onions, sliced • 1/4 cup Chinese parsley, sliced • 2 cups bean sprouts • 1 tablespoon roasted sesame seed • 1 1/2 tablespoons Hoisin sauce • 1/2 tablespoon Siracha chili sauce • 1/2 tablespoon garlic chips List B • 16 pieces lumpia wrappers • 1 egg wash • some vegetable oil, for deep-fried


spring rolls • 1 cup mango and tomato salsa Preparation: • Combine all ingredients from list A and mix it well. Set aside and separate into 16 portions. • With the lumpia wrapper, add mixture to center and roll like a spring roll (see package for instructions). • Preheat the oil to 350 degrees and fry lumpia until golden brown. Serve with fresh tomato mango salsa. Fresh Tomato Mango Salsa Ingredients: • 2 tablespoons diced, ripe mango,


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Open Daily 10am–9pm


Catering Available FREE Delivery min. $13 within 4 miles FREE plate of Mochiko Chicken w/orders over $30 (after 4pm)

Daily 9:30am - 4pm Served Served with Spring Spring Roll, Roll, Steamed SteamedRice, Rice Salad & Salad. & BOBA (Over Milk35Tea. (Over 35 Healthy Healthy LunchLunch Choices) Choices)

$6.95 - $7.59



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Dining Out is still the best choice for advertising my restaurant! Since advertising with Dining Out, sales have increased by 25% and we’ve been able to expand the restaurant with more seating, as well as, open up another restaurant, Le Cacao Bistro. We’ve tried other advertising options, but Dining Out is our #1 Choice!

Find Dining Out every Sunday in Star-Advertiser and online

We make your business move. For more information on Dining Out, contact Sandi Sakaguchi. 342-8802 |

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4 Kings Kitchen


Dinner After Midnight

Teddy’s Bigger Burger

2284 Kalakaua Avenue 922-6868

Waikiki • 926-3444 Kailua • 262-0820 Hawaii Kai • 394-9100 Aiea • 486-2167 University • 949-0050 Maui • 661-9111

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


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

Larry’s Bakery 4369 Lawehana St. (across Target in Salt Lake) 422-0059

Tropics Bar & Grill 2005 Kalia Road Hilton Hawaiian Village (Ali‘i Tower) 949-4321

Eggs n’ Things 343 Saratoga Road 923-EGGS (3447)


2752 Woodlawn Dr. Manoa Marketplace 988-4310

Atlantis Seafood & Steak

d.k Steakhouse

Alcohol served

Fendu Boulangerie

98-761 Oihana Place, Aiea 486-3500

2671 S. King St. 951-5464



Ige’s Restaurant & 19th Puka

Napoleon’s Bakery Located inside of Zippy’s

FREE Furikake French Fries

10 am – 4 pm Includes steamed rice, brown rice or fried rice and salad or 1 spring roll

with purchase of any Plate Lunch and this ad. Not to be combined with any other offer. Exp 8/25/11.


akfast Also Serving Bre 11am Sat & Sun 8am–

Delicious, Healthy, Choices Low-Fat Chinese Cuisine Ala Moana Center (Between Macy’s & Radio Shack)


Chicken with Mushrooms and Pea Pods


45-1118 Kam Hwy 235-POKE (7653)

3109 Waialae Ave. 735- POKE (7653)

Try Our Delicious Pork Chops & Fried Chicken Wings Plate

847-1234 $

.25 Hamburger .25 Saimin $1 .00 Chili Plate $

(previously Bob’s Giant Malts & Bar-B-Que) Same Owners & Same Delicious Food 4510 Salt Lake Blvd. • Honolulu, Hawaii 96818 (next to Ice Palace at the Stadium Mall)

Open Daily 10am–9pm


Anniversary Specials will be sold only at the parking lot tent •Limit 5 items each

me ex Ne nu cit w ch ing an ge s

Perfect for Any Wedding or Event

•No phone orders

•While supplies last

3308 Kanaina Avenue

Catering Available


Sunday, August 14th (10am-5pm) Saturday, September 17th (5pm-9pm) Sunday, October 16th (11am-7pm)

Taste Our Signature Dish prepared with Forgotten Recipe

Salt & Pepper Porkchop LUNCH & DINNER SPECIAL $


+ tax

Kam Shopping Center | 847-1234 • 841-8668 | M-Sun 10:30am - 8:30pm

10% OFF

Cash Sale Only (With Coupon)

at the Colony Surf

8000 Square Foot Restaurant!

5% OFF Credit Card Sale Only (With Coupon)

Hong Kong Dim Sum & Regular Menu Items Excludes set menus; Roast Pork, Roast Duck, Char Siu & other specials. Not to be combined with any other offer. Expires 8/31/11.

32 ft. long stage • 7 private rooms • Sound & projection video system •

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant Liliha Square by Times Supermarket

524-1628 Dim Sum

Celebrating 10 Years!

starts @ $2.95

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

Michel’s Early DiningClub Affordable Elegance

ON RESERVATIONS MENTIONING THIS AD Expires 8/31/11 • 923-6552 • 2895 Kalakaua Ave.

Open 10:30am to 10:00pm Ala Moana Shopping Center (ABOVE MACY’S)

RESERVATIONS (808)947-8818

10% OFF(Charge) • 15% OFF(Cash)

Two course menu for $45 plus a complimentary glass of wine. 5:30 pm Reservations Only! MONDAY THRU SATURDAY

Seafood Restaurant


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Dim Sum & Reg. Menu Dine In Special!

5% OFF

(Charge) • Happy Day Chinese Restaurant 3553 Waialae Avenue


10% OFF(Cash) Must present coupon Expires 8/31/11

Excludes set menu; Roast Pork, Roast Duck, Char Siu & other specials.


Makino Chaya

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

Westridge Mall 486-5100

999 Bishop Street • 526-1777 1132 Bishop St. Ste.131 • 521-1837

A Catered Experience


BUFFET 930 McCully St. 951-0511/0611

Market City Shopping Center 2919 Kapiolani Blvd 735-3888

Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine

Koko Cafe



923 Keeaumoku St. 955-3388

Kahai Street Kitchen 237 Kalihi Street, 845-0320

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

590 Farrington Hwy 692-9880

Canton Seafood Restaurant

94-1068 Ka Uka Blvd. 677-7744

Anytime Cafe

Camellia Buffet

Duck Yun


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

123 WOK 1111 MCully Street 955-8889


Special Price for Table of 10

Shabu Shabu

Chicken Salad 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


Ala Moana Shopping Center, Ground Level (between Macy’s & Radio Shack) 947-1332

1132 Cafe

Makittii 2380 Kuhio Ave. 923-2260

1055 Alakea St.

California Wok


Closed August 12-15 Re-Opens August 16

10% Off PASTRIES Discount on PASTRIES ONLY. Expires 8/31/11. Coupon required.

4369 Lawehana St. (across Target in Salt Lake) | OPEN Mon - Fri 6AM - 1PM visit our website or find us on Mon - Sun 10:30am to 9:00pm Excluding all coupons and other discounts. Dine-in only.

11:30 am-2:30 pm; 5 pm-9:30 pm (Closed Tuesdays)

MANOA MARKETPLACE (Tons of FREE Parking) 988-1551

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

Best d Foo Greek wn! o in T

(Limit 1 per customer. Not combinable with other offers. Equal or lesser value.) Exp. 8/31/11.


Koko Marina Shopping Center




2380 Kuhio Ave • Tel: 923-2260 $2/2 hr. parking Miramar at Waikiki Mon-Fri 5:30-10pm • Sat & Sun All Day


30% OFF Lunch 50% OFF Dinner *Excluding Happy Buffet

Not combinable with other discounts. 65 or older w/Coupon & ID. No online or photo-copied coupons. One coupon per person. Discounts off regular adult price. Expires 8/31/11

98-150 Kaonohi St. • Tel: 486-5100



20% OFF

*Excluding Happy Buffet

Must have minimum party of 4. One Birthday coupon per party of 4. Coupon valid on actual birthday, ID required. Not combinable with other discounts. Discounts off regular adult price. No online or photo-copied coupons. Expires 8/31/11

*Menu and prices subject to change


20% OFF

*Excluding Happy Buffet

1 Coupon per group. Must have valid ID. Not Combinable with other discounts. Discounts off regular adult price. No online or photo-copied coupons. Expires 8/31/11

An individual serving of a light sponge cake, filled with a sweet and tart lemon filling, rolled and dusted with powdered sugar. Price slightly higher at Ala Moana, Pearlridge and Kahului.

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WHERE TO DINE Golden Duck 1221 S. King St. 597-8088 4230 Waialae Ave., Kahala 737-7188

Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant

Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant

Maple Garden / Yen King

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

909 Isenberg St. 941-6641

Little Villlage Noodle House

2065 S. Beretania St. 946-3828

1113 Smith St. 545-3008

Happy Day Chinese Restaurant

Lung Fung Chinese Restaurant

3553 Waialae Ave. 738-8666

5724 Kalanianaole Hwy. 377-5566


New Liu’s Chop Suey Kam Shopping Center 1620 N. School Street, #120 847-1234 / 841-8668

Liliha Square 524-1628

Personalized Catering

15% OFF Sunday Lunch Buffet





on a Second Dinner OR A $


when Dining Alone Must present coupon (No take outs) Not valid with any other discount offers. Expires 8/26/11

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

Follow us

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

Military and Locals with valid ID receive

From Bentos to Banquets & Picnics to Potlucks!

2710 South King St.


1055 Alakea St. 525-8585

Deli Hours: Wed-Sun 6am-2pm After hours catering available

Seafood Village Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa Street Level, 2424 Kalakaua Ave, #102 971-1818

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant

Mandalay (The)

449 Kapahulu Ave. 735-5544


Mini Garden Orient & Vegetarian Cuisine

111 N. King St. 521-8268

Hee Hing Restaurant

On On at McCully

ON ON at McCully 1110 McCully St.

11:30AM - 2:30PM

LOBSTERS $11.99 with purchase of 1-Entree

50% OFF Buy Two Entrees or Buffets Get 3rd one at 50% OFF! Valid Monday thru Friday dinner only. For up to 20 people. Not to be combined with any other offer or discounts. Party Room Available for 20-80 people

5 - 10PM


Open Daily 10am to 9:30pm FREE Ample Parking @ FHB after hours

Maple Garden/Yen King 909 Isenberg Street • 941-6641

$19.95 per person

Children under 12 eat for free

Not valid for take-out or retail items Not valid with any other offers or promotions 343 Saratoga Road (808) 923-EGGS (3447)

Kama‘ainas & Military get 10% OFF Seniors 55+ get 15% OFF Offer shall not be combined with other discount specials. Vegetarian Items Available & Endless Naan Cannot be combined with other offers. Exp. 8/18/11

Discovery Bay (next to Buffalo Wild Wings) 1778 Ala Moana Blvd., Ste 213


Dumplings • Ramen • Fried Rice • More Mon-Sat 11am-3pm, 5pm-11pm Sunday 11am-3pm, 5-10pm Private Party rooms available

947-1133 1491 King St. #105 (corner of King & Kaheka) Lots of Parking in Back

WHERE TO DINE Fresh Catch 45-1118 Kam Hwy 235-POKE (7653) 3109 Waialae Ave 735-POKE (7653)

JJ Bistro & French Pastry

Le Cacao Bistro

3447 Waialae Ave.

3441 Waialae Ave.



Kani Ka Pila Grille

Panya Bistro • Bakery • Bar

2169 Kalia Rd,

I Love Country Cafe

Kenny’s Restaurant

Restaurant Epic

Kit N Kitchen

Shakey’s Pizza Parlor

12.99 LIVE








Not combinable w/other discounts. Exp 8/31/11.


Kam Shopping Center Open 6am Daily

1860 Ala Moana Blvd. 955-1764

Zippy’s Call the one nearest you.

East Honolulu


sm pan feeds 8–10 people

Wailana Coffee House

Waipahu Town Center 94-060 Farrington Hwy., #D3 677-1919

1010 University Avenue 942-7622

Chinese Restaurant

Prices good thru 12/31/11

1311 N. King St. 847-7697

1131 Nuuanu Ave. 587-7877

ON ON at McCully

• Chinese Chicken Salad.............$30/sm.pan • Korean or Yakitori Chicken.....$33/sm.pan • Chow Mein................................$15/sm.pan • BBQ Beef Tri-Tip.......................$45/sm.pan • Mahi Mahi.................................$30/sm.pan • Sweet & Sour Pork...................$36/sm.pan

The Old Saimin House

2nd Floor, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center 922-9333


888 N. Nimitz Hwy #103 524-2020

3308 Kanaina Ave. 737-0177

Kenny’s Express Hawaiian BBQ

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

Tanaka Saimin

Rainbow Drive Inn

1620 N. School St. 841-0931


1540 South King Street 983-STAR (7827)

Ala Moana Center, Mauka - Mall Level 946-6388

Outrigger Reef on the Beach 924-4990

885 Queen St. 4725 Bougainville Dr. 783-7901

Star of Honolulu Cruises & Events


Two Pounds of Large Snow Crab legs $25.95 Keiki & Senior Citizen Tuesdays Keikis Eat Free with Adult EntrÊe Seniors 55 and Older – 20% Discount

Alan Arita the Magician, Face Painting Balloon Sculpturing and Fun!!!

Prime Rib Wednesdays

ON ON at McCULLY 1110 McCully St. • 946-8833 (Corner of McCully & Young St.)

DUCK YUN Aina Haina Shopping Center 373-1303 or 373-4632

18 oz Slow Roasted Garlic Crusted Prime Rib with da works!

SUNTORY Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 3rd Floor



purchases over $4 Must present coupon • exp. 8/18/11

Our New

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

“All Natural no added chemicals�

Friday 8-19-11

$24.95 adults

$16.95 keikis 5 to 12

“New York Steak & Shrimp� Sunday

Salad, Grilled New York Steak & Grilled Shrimp $19.95 per person


MONDAY . . . . . . . Jerry Santos & Hula TUESDAY . . . . . . . Robert Cazimero & Hula WEDNESDAY . . . . Brothers Cazimero THURSDAY . . . . . Sista Robi & Jeff Rasmussen SATURDAY. . . . . . Danny Couch

FREE VALET PARKING • • Call 585-0011



• Chinese Chicken Salad • Whole Maine Lobster E Mein • Baked Char Siu Bao • Har Gau • Chicken Siu Mai • Custard Tart $39 For Two (Reg. $59)


• Chinese Chicken Salad • Mu Shu Pork • Maine Lobster w/ Ginger Scallions • Mongolian Beef • Sauteed Chinese Broccoli $49 For Two (Reg. $69)


SUMMER IS PARTY TIME Book Your’s NOW! HO HO Chinese Cuisine 590 Farrington Hwy Kapolei Marketplace



449 KAPAHULU AVE., STE 101 580 Nimitz Hwy. 545-7979



Menu For Four • Mandarin Potstickers • Chinese Chicken Salad • Chicken Oyster Sauce Pepper Salt Shrimp • Beef and Broccoli Ma Po Tofu • Rice $49 For Four (Reg. $69)

*this coupon required: expires Aug. 31, 2011

2752 Woodlawn Dr. • Manoa Marketplace



Carved Prime Rib, Fried Chicken, Bbq Ribs, Pepper Shrimp, Salads, Mac & Cheese, Baked Beans, ‘ Dessert & Soft Drink


50% OFF valid Sun, Mon & Tue with ad Expires 8/23/11.

Chuckwagon Buffet Saturdays

988-4310 Tues-Sat 7:30am-7pm; Sunday 7:30am-3pm

Buy one dinner entree, receive 2nd entree

Grilled New York Steak | Broiled Half Maine Lobster $49 for Two Aloha Fridays Da Bestest Hawaiian Plate ($21.95) and Live Entertainment



August 1 thru August 31 • Chinese Chicken Salad • Rainbow Tofu Seafood Soup • Lemon Chicken • Maine Lobster with Ginger Scallions on Lo Mein • Grilled Garlic Shoyu Shrimp • Mongolian Pork Chop • Sauteed Fish Fillet with Chinese Peas & Snow Cabbage • Steamed Rice $199 Table of Ten (Reg. $239) (Two (2) tables max. on Saturdays & Sundays)


$19.95 5 pm till all gone! Couple’s Thursdays

$1 OFF Any Bread


Call For Group Rates!

9 50 15 95

Seafood Lunch ...... starting at $ Seafood-Crableg Dinner Buffet ...... starting at $

Pork Hash Manapua Special Shrimp Half Moon Steamed $1.25 Dumplings $.70 Baked $1.35 $.70 Manapua Station • Open Mon.-Sat. 6AM • Sun. 8AM DINING OUT | AUG. 14-20, 2011 | 23

WHERE TO DINE Hy’s Steak House

FILIPINO Max’s Of Manila

Restaurant Row 599-3860 Waikiki Beach Walk 440-7910


3040 Waialae Ave. 734-0404 1831 Ala Moana Blvd 941-3444 Ala Moana Food Court 949-2120

580 N. Nimitz Hwy. 545-7979

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

Stage Restaurant 1250 Kapiolani Blvd. 237-5429

Monsoon India Discovery Bay (across Buffalo Wild Wings) 1778 Ala Moana Blvd., Ste 213 941-5112

Waikiki Business Plaza 2270 Kalakaua Ave. 923-3877

Aloha Tower Market Pl. 585-0011

1137 11th Ave. 737-1937 2222 S. Beretania St. 941-4400

Romanos Macaroni Grill Ala Moana Center Hookipa Terrace 356-8300 Waimalu Plaza (across Safeway) 98-1277 Kaahumanu St. #119 485-8883 Manoa Marketplace 2752 Woodlawn Dr. 988-5923

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Island Favorites

Bella Mia Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Paesano Ristorante


Top of Waikiki

Chai’s Island Bistro

5pm - 10pm

Koko Marina Shopping Center 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy. 396-8441

The Fat Greek

Sam Choy’s BLC

Bali Steak and Seafood


Greek Marina

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

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

New York Style August Special!

GLUTEN FREE Desserts Available

10% OFF Entire Menu at Le Cacao Bistro

cannot be combined with any other offer

at Le Cacao Bistro

Now Available... New York Steak & Mahi Mahi New York Steak & Fried Shrimp Prime Rib & Half Maine Lobster Prime Rib & Snow Crab Legs Atlantis Loco Moco


2440 Kuhio Ave. 922-5555

$16.95 $16.95 $38.95 $38.95 $18.95


Call for Reservations & Information 2284 Kalakaua Ave.

FRENCH MACAROON $ 18 00 per dozen

by Chef JJ

20% OFF Weekday Early Bird Special 5pm - 6pm only @ Le Cacao Bistro

Now Serving... Affordable 4-Course Meal starting at $15.50

Open 7 Days from 11am-10pm

Steak, Seafood, Pizza, Pasta, & Pastry

Lunch 11am - 4pm Dinner 5pm - 10pm

Open Daily 11a – 9p for Lunch, Dinner & Afternoon Tea

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

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3441 Waialae Ave • 626-5368 JJ Bistro - 3447 Waialae Ave • 739-0993

10.95 Chicken Salad with Oriental Dressing. $

per person (10 people min)

4 Types of Dim Sum (BBQ Pork Bun, Nori Spring Roll, Pork Hash, Seafood Dumpling) Beef & Broccoli. Kalua Short Ribs. Stir-Fried Assorted Vegetable. Seafood Fried Noodle. Dessert- Mango Pudding.

24.95 Duck Salad with Oriental Dressing. $

Specials not valid on Holidays. Advance Reservations required, please call 971-1818.$3 self park validation only. Ask about our Kama‘aina Discount

Hyatt Regency Resort& Spa-Street Level•2424 Kalakaua Ave., Ewa Tower 24 | DINING OUT | AUG. 14-20, 2011

per person (4 people min)

Shrimp & Scallop Wrapped in Bacon. Live Dungeness Crab - Country Style. Honey Glazed Walnut Shrimp. Roasted Peking Duck. SautÊed Seasonal Vegetable. Chef So’s House Fried Rice. Dessert- Mango Pudding.

1st Course: Yukon Potato “Loaded� Soup or Islands’ Bounty or Crispy Lump Crab Cake 2nd Course: Pan Roasted Mahi Mahi or Charred Filet Medallion of Beef or Prime Rib of Beef 3rd Course: Macadamia Nut Chocolate Bar sSelection of USDA Prime Meats & The Freshest Pacific Seafood sRelax at the Martini Bar at Paradise Lounge nearby

/'/ 0+0$+*)(\ok\ej`fe+* Special price is per person. Coupons or additional offers may not be included. Maximum of 6 persons per reservation. Evening and aloha attire. Dress shorts acceptable. No t-shirts, casual, swim shorts, tank tops or slippers. Information subject to change without notice.

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Tuesday – Saturday Rainbow Tower Hilton Hawaiian VillageŽ Validated Valet and Self-Parking Available


Hifumi Japanese Restaurant

Ward Centre Auahi St. Shops 596-0066

Chinese Cultural Plaza 536-3035

Kailua 151 Hekili St. 230-8400

Hinone Mizunone


1345 South King St. 942-4848

Sansei Seafood Restaurant Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort 2552 Kalakaua Ave, 931-6286

Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen 2746 Kaimuki Avenue 732-1656

Makino Chaya 98-150 Kaonohi St. 486-5100

Kobe Japanese Steak House

Sumo Ramen

1841 Ala Moana Blvd. 941-4444

G Sushi Market City Shopping Center 2919 Kapiolani Blvd. #23 732-9661

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

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

1936 South King St. 941-2835


Make Someone’s Day Special

so it falls right off the


Order one to two weeks in advance.

Ala Moana Center • Mall Level

Large 1/3 lb. Beef Burger or Teriyaki Burger

(Mountain side, next to Shirokiya) 941- 6161


Curly Fries & “All You Can Eat� Salad Bar!

BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE (Reg. $9.95each)

Build your own 10� pizza with unlimited toppings.

10:30 AM to 10:30 PM

*Take out only, w/coupon; not to be combined with any other offer. Expires 8/29/11.


$ 60

moyer farms bone-in rib eye,20 ounces A prime cut of artisan, Amish-raised cattle. Grilled on an open flame with a gentle rub of our special herbs and spices.

A fine steak. A fine experience.

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


Also available Pasta • Burgers • Salads • Sandwiches OPEN TIL MIDNIGHT! 2919 Kapiolani Blvd., #218


Shrimp Scampi

Won Ton Noodle

Full Service Catering & Event Planning

Buko Pandan Young coconut strips mixed with tapioca pearl and pandan gelatin in cream sauce. Made more delicous with macapuno coconut ice cream and rice flakes.

Max’s HAPPY HOUR at Dillingham only Monday thru Friday 3pm - 6pm

8FEEJOH3FDFQUJPOTtTU#JSUIEBZ-VBVTt(SBEVBUJPOT 8PSLTIPQT4FNJOBSTtBOENVDINPSF “Cuisine of the Philippines� 801 Dillingham (next to Costco) • 921-4600 • Complimentary valet parking. Since 1945

94-300 Farrington Hwy, Waipahu (next to Savers)

(6297) 951-MAXS



677-7744 DINING OUT | AUG. 14-20, 2011 | 25

WHERE TO DINE Sushi Company

Ton Ton Ramen

1111 McCully Street 947-5411

95-050 Farrington Hwy, Waipahu 677-5388



El Charro Mexicano Aiea Restaurant

Sushi King 2700 S. King St. 947-2836

Made In Hawaii Foods 2071-A South Beretania St. 947-9022

99-115 Aiea Heights Drive 488-9727


98-718 Moanalua Rd. 484-0052

Sushi San


1411 Kapiolani Blvd, Suite 1 944-0670

3008 Waialae Ave. 734-2222

Tanaka of Tokyo

Wahoo’s Fish Taco 940 Auahi St. #140 591-1646

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

626 Sheridan St. 596-0799

Fish Patties

Fukuya Delicatessen & Catering

(Next to Kahala Mall) 4614 Kilauea Ave. 732-9229

Yakiniku Million


OKAZUYA 2710 S. King St. 946-2073



The Best Hash Tempura on the Island!

• LUNCH $15.95 10:30AM - 2:30PM • DINNER $23.95 2:30PM-10PM Kal Bi, Sirloin, Chicken, Sashimi Spicy Pork, (Oysters served Fri/Sat/Su)

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


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


2746 Kaimuki Ave



930 McCully St. • 951-0511/951-0611



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

Monday - Friday & Weekend Brunch Buffet

Eggs Benedict, Homemade Corned Beef Hash and Kalua Hash, Loco Moco, Belgium Waffles and much more.

Lunch items featured MONDAY - FRIDAY

NOW OPEN at 900 N. Nimitz Hwy 536-5870 536-8570

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

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

Reservations Recommended

Mon-Sat 10:30am-9pm; Sun 12n-8pm

2440 Kuhio Ave.

Call For Take Out

922 5555

Under New Management Out 20% OFF Take Orders

Not to be combined with any other offer.

FREE DESSERT with any any purchase; purchase; Dine Dine in in only. only. with at Beretania

Open Daily 11am-10pm

2065 S. Beretania Street • 946-3828 Lots of FREE Parking! 26 | DINING OUT | AUG. 14-20, 2011



Oxtail Soup and Ramen, Prime Rib Sandwich, Classic Burger, Ahi Katsu Salad, Fresh Catch of the Day and much more. Now featuring our popular


Catering Hotline

783-7901 Oven Fresh Roast Pork, Char Siu, Roast Duck, Roast Chicken Fresh Made Dim Sum, Manapua, Pastries

featuring Prime Rib, Crab Legs, Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura, Omelet Station and much more.

A new twist on an old favorite New Hours of Operation: Breakfast Service: Monday-Friday Saturday and Sunday Lunch Service: Monday-Friday Brunch Buffet: Saturday and Sunday Dinner Buffet: Wednesday-Sunday

6:30am-10:00am 6:30am-9:30am 11:00am-2:00pm 10:00am-2:00pm 5:00pm-9:30pm

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

Ala Moana Shopping Center Makai Market Windward Mall Food Court Small Pan of

Fried Rice




(Vegetarian, Kung Pao, Hawaiian)

With coupon; one offer per coupon. CASH SALES ONLY. While supplies last. Not valid with any other promotion or discount. Expires 8/31/11

Six Manapua (Steamed or Baked)



With coupon; one offer per coupon. CASH SALES ONLY. While supplies last. Not valid with any other promotion or discount. Expires 8/31/11


Fresh Broiled Salmon

with Mediterranean Sauces, Basmati Rice, Pita Bread and Greek Salad.

no corkage fee

Waialae - 734-0404

Waikiki - 941-3444

Ala Moana - 949-2120

3040 Waialae Ave. (Corner of St. Louis & Waialae) Open Daily 11am-10pm

1831 Ala Moana Blvd. (Between Ilikai & Kobe) Open Daily 11am-10pm

Ala Moana Food Court Mall Hours


Uncle’s Fish Market

3660 on the Rise

Souvaly Thai Cuisine


Waterfront at Pier 38 275-0063

803 Kam Hwy. 455-5888

Jin Din Rou

3660 Waialae Ave. 737-1177

1491 S. King St. 947-1133

SHABU SHABU The Ocean House Restaurant


Hanaki Restaurant

2169 Kalia Rd., Outrigger Reef Hotel 923-2277

Manoa Marketplace 2756 Woodlawn Drive 988-1551

Pho Kitchen


2919 Kapiolani Blvd. 735-8488


Bangkok Chef 1627 Nuuanu Ave. • 585-8839 2955 E. Manoa Rd. • 988-0212 900 N. Nimitz Hwy. • 536-8570

Shabu Shabu House

Broadway Seafood & Oyster Bar

“Japanese Style” Hot Pot 1221 Kapiolani Blvd. #108 597-1655

903 Keeaumoku St. 946-1888

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

Tuesdays Senior Day


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65 and older 10%

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Wednesdays Keiki Day A FREE meal with a paid adult entree

New! Salad Bar Included with Entrees MON: Free Karaoke • TUES: Tableside Magic w/ Santos Kidd WED-SAT: Live Music • THURS: Hawaiian Music


Good thru 9-30-11


888 N. Nimitz Hwy. #103 Mon-Thurs 6am-9pm • Fri 6am-11pm • Sat 7am-11pm • Sun 7am-9pm SAIMIN, PLATE



Pan Fried Opah & Shrimp | $22.95 served with a lemon-lime beurre blanc and topped with a shoyu ginger vinaigrette

Braised Boneless Shortribs Osso Bucco Style

Dine-in or Carry-out Available

Aromatic Vegetable Demi


10 AM - 3 PM |






10 AM - 9 PM

DINE IN – TAKE-OUT Catering from casual to exquisite events

WATERFRONT at PIER 38 | N. NIMITZ | 275-0063 Entrance one block Diamond Head from Young Brothers

98-761 Oihana Place, Aiea • Ph: 486-3500

Signature dishes offered as Daily Specials Open for Plate Lunch Tue - Fri 10:30am - 1:30pm Catering Available Everyday!

plus tax

237 KALIHI ST. (Corner of Kahai and Kalihi)

ph 845-0320 fax 842-4273

Join us for LUNCH & DINNER | Plenty of FREE Parking

Enter to Win

(it’s back!)

A Year’s Supply Of Ice Cream! 14 Winners! (Through Aug. 28th)



$ .99


fast food Available 10:30am - 9:30pm for a limited time *Restaurant price $8.49. Prices slightly higher at Zippy’s Kahului. Some restrictions may apply, see store for details. Offer available until 8/31/11. Giveaway available until 8/28/11. DINING OUT | AUG. 14-20, 2011 | 27



Ige’s Restaurant

Above: Server Jillian Fontanilla with the Ahi Tofu Salad . Inset: Ahi Tofu Salad $11.99, 2/3 $9.99)


ge’s Restaurant and 19th Puka is a family-run business that treats all patrons as if they were ohana. Owner Ron Ige says this 8,000-square-foot Aiea establishment serves up the best in local grinds and is the perfect place for any function or gathering. Ige’s Restaurant and 19th Puka is located at 98-761 Oihana Place. Fore more information, call 486.3500 or visit

1 | Leighton Enomoto, Dorrie Chin, Travis Wise, Samantha Cassidy Tibayan and Jackie Wise 2 | Yuko, Chura, Luke and Doug Fenderson 3 | Jose Marzan, Nick Carter, Charles Mabe and Ricky Mashita 4 | Cynthia and Micah Ishizaki 5 | George Watanabe, Cheryl Estabillo, Jacob and Lori Yamada, and Cathy Takeda

Lawrence Tabudlo photos



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Hawaii Dining Out 14 Aug 2011  

Hawaii Dining Out 14 Aug 2011