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OAH U’S AN SWE R TO YOU R APPETITE

NOVEMBER 14-20, 2010


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Raised on dim sum of this,

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the popular demands of hungry diners. Being raised on dim sum, you can say I’ve tried it all — from the ever-popular pork hash or Siu Mai to the adventurous morsels of chicken feet. Yes, you read that correctly — chicken feet! Now don’t tell me that doesn’t have you chomping at the bit to savor. Not sure of where to find the best dim sum in town? I’ve got you covered. Without further ado, here’s a peek into the world of dim sum — “Ono, You Know� style!

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his week, I paid homage to my Chinese roots with a tribute to dim sum. Dim sum is a staple when it comes to Chinese dining culture, especially in Hong Kong, here at home and in some parts of the Mainland. For those who aren’t too familiar with this vibrant cuisine, dim sum involves small individual portions of food, all usually served in a small steamer basket or on a plate. Dim sum translates into “a bit of heart,� and it’s with a big heart that these dishes are made. This culinary art form takes a tremen- Golden Palace Seafood dous amount of skill and is often On your next visit to made in vast quantities to meet Chinatown, pay a visit to Golden

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Palace Seafood and feast on the cheapest — but oh, so delicious — dim sum in Honolulu. There’s 45 dim sum selections to please any appetite and at $1.89 per order, you really can’t go wrong. As a family business since 2001, Golden Palace’s Gary Lam says they serve this traditional Chinese food as early as 7 a.m. every day, and wrap things up at 2:30 p.m. Everything is made fresh daily and most orders come with three pieces each. Lam suggests to try it all. Of course, the Baked Char Siu Manapua and Baked Custard Manapua will always leave you satisfied, as well as the Steamed Chive Dumpling with Shrimp. Yet, I dare you to rise out of your comfort zone and try the Braised Chicken Feet with Black Bean & Pepper Sauce. You may be turned off at the mere thought of it, but who knows? You just might take a liking to the hearty flavor of the sauce and chewiness of the meat. I certainly did! Be prepared to work for it though, as you have to eat around many bones. If you’re not up for the challenge, how about the Steamed Pig’s Feet with Peanut or the Shanghai Dumpling?

says. The skilled dim sum chefs prepared Shrimp Look Fun ($4.50), Baked Custard Cream Buns ($2.60), Baked Char Siu Happy Bao ($2.95), Mochi Rice Dumplings ($2.75) and Steamed Hee Hing Restaurant Located on Kapahulu Avenue, Spinach and Shrimp Dumplings this family owned restaurant was ($2.75) especially for this assignfounded by Kin Ball Lee in 1984. ment. I was pleased to see some of Today, restaurant director Michael Lee believes that the my childhood favorites such as sense of ohana is key to a running the Mochi Rice Dumplings, which a successful business. As proof, my grandmother would always he claims his 84-year-old grand– See page 18 mother has been coming to the restaurant every day for the past 40 years to show her support. And for me, dim sum is an integral part of bringing my own famDining Out is a weekly ily together, as it’s great cuisine for sharing. Often on weekends, advertising supplement published by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. my family and I will all gather to enjoy a vast amount of these tasty Chinese delicacies. In fact, EDITOR my uncle likes to call it “dim a Jo McGarry JMcGarry@ lot!� staradvertiser.com “Everything is made fresh every morning, and we have SALES MANAGER about 34 dim sum here,� Lee Sandi Sakaguchi Golden Palace Seafood 111 N. King St. 521.8268

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Top Left: The author sorts through 45 dim sum selections at Golden Palace in Chinatown. Aside from being delicious, the dumplings are also reasonably priced at $1.89 per order.

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T Right: Zippy’s manager Thomas Kehoe holds the latest Zippy’s special – stuffed opakapaka. The dish debuts Thanksgiving week at Zippy’s and is expected to be a big hit with customers. Bottom Right: Stuffed opakapaka with imitation crab, shrimp and topped with a dill mustard sauce.

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ZIPPING INTO THE HOLIDAYS

here’s something of a buzz surrounding Zippy’s these days as the holiday season approaches — much of it to do with an anticipated rush on Thanksgiving Meals to Go. “We were so busy last year with our turkey dinners,” says Thomas Kehoe, Zippy’s Kahala manager, “that we’re expecting a really busy time again this year.” Thomas believes that one of the reasons for the growing popularity of Zippy’s holiday meals is convenience, and a taste of home-cooked comfort food. “People know what to expect when they’re getting Zippy’s mashed potatoes and gravy,” says Kehoe, “and our customers really like the stuffing and our dinner rolls. It’s food that they’re comfortable with, and that they know tastes good.” A word of warning, though: If you’re thinking of ordering and

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leaving the stress of turkey day cooking to the professionals, make the call right now. While there’s a huge number of meals to go being prepared (last year Zippy’s sold several thousand meals), they are not unlimited. Jay Crisologo and a number of other staff members helped man the phone lines last year, and this year they are preparing for the task with almost military-like precision. “We have a call center where we know how many turkeys are left at each location,” says Crisologo, “and we count down as people order. If a certain store sells out, we can direct customers to the next nearest store. Last year we were taking orders right up until 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Eve and sending people to the nearest Zippy’s locations to pick up. People were really happy to know they could pick up the entire meal. ” And while a Zippy’s-made Thanksgiving meal is indispensable if you’ve forgotten to defrost

the turkey or don’t have time to shop, it also can be a great gift. “We had so many customers last year buying the dinners as gifts,” says Crisologo. “And we had multiple orders from companies buying the meals as gifts to their employees.” There are a couple of different options with Meals To Go. A whole turkey package is $71.95 and includes a 10- to 12-pound pound cooked turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry/pineapple relish and a dozen sweet dinner rolls. A second, smaller option, features half a turkey (about 5– 6 pounds of roast turkey), comes with the same selection of side dishes and costs just $37.95. Desserts, including pumpkin or custard pies, can be added for just $6.70 more when you purchase them at the same time you order your meal to go. “The desserts and the appetizer platters are really popular too,” says Crisologo. “People like to be able to pick up a platter of sushi or pupu if they’re going somewhere for dinner.” With 48 hours advance notice, you can pick up a sushi platter — 40 pieces maki sushi, 12 pieces cucumber, 12 takuan and 10 pieces inari sushi — for $25.50 (Oahu only). Four party platters (like the one featured in the photo) also are offered. Prices range from $19.95 for Chicken Katsu, to $28.95 for a Korean Chicken Platter. The most popular Pupu Platter No. 1 ($23.95) features teri beef, chicken katsu, Portuguese sausage, mahimahi and hot dog.


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And for those who’d rather spend the holiday being catered to rather than cooking and cleaning themselves, Zippy’s offers a warm, holiday welcome — and some new entrees — on Thanksgiving Day. “We are usually busy from breakfast through dinner on Thanksgiving,” says Kehoe. “People really enjoy coming and trying the Thanksgiving specials — and not all of them are turkey.” Look for the newest special on the Zippy’s menu as Stuffed Opakapaka debuts Thanksgiving week.

“It’s a new menu item for us,” says Kehoe, “and we think it will do very well. Our opakapaka has been very popular, and this is a twist on a new recipe where the opakapaka is stuffed with shrimp and imitation crab and topped with a dill mustard sauce.” It’s all served in a typically generous Zippy’s-style portion. Whether you go out, eat in or take home, you’ll find a taste of the holidays, island-style, at Zippys.

ZIPPY’S THANKSGIVING MEALS TO GO PACKAGES

Whole Turkey Package: $71.95 plus tax The package includes the following items: A 10- to 12-pound (cooked weight) refrigerated Whole Roast Turkey, fully cooked, easy to reheat • 4 pounds poultry gravy • 4 pounds real mashed potatoes • 3 pounds stuffing • 1 pound cranberry/pineapple relish • 1 dozen sweet dinner rolls

Prepayment and pickup will only be at the following Zippy’s locations: Zippy’s McCully, Vineyard, Koko Marina, Kahala, Waipahu, Waiau, Wahiawa, Kapolei, Mililani, Kaneohe, Kailua, Kahului. *Note: Prices are slightly higher at Pearlridge, Ala Moana and Kahului.

Above, below: Sushi platters and combination appetizer platters are available by pre-ordering for the holidays. Cut your workload in half by having Zippy’s prepare the pupu. Left: Renee Higa and Tevita Finefeuiaki hold platters of sushi and appetizers available this holiday season.

For your convenience, you can pre-order by credit The package includes the following items: card by calling 973-0880. Orders will be taken by A 5- to 6-pound (cooked weight) refrigerZippy’s administration office from now through Nov. ated half piece Roast Turkey, fully cooked, 24, 5 p.m. Phone order hours are Monday–Friday, 8 easy to reheat a.m.-5 p.m. Special hours for phone orders will be • 2 pounds poultry gravy Saturday, Nov. 20 and Sunday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. • 2 pounds real mashed potatoes to 3 p.m. Visa, Mastercard and American Express • 1 1/2 pounds stuffing will be accepted. Half Turkey Package: $37.95 plus tax

• 1/2 pound cranberry/pineapple relish • 6 sweet dinner rolls

Reheating instructions are included with each package. Prepayment required to place order.

You also can order online by clicking on the Thanksgiving Meals To Go link on the website, www.zippys.com. Online ordering is available for Oahu pickups only. Pickup dates for Zippy’s Meals To Go Packages are Wednesday, Nov. 24, and Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25.

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into the organic wheat crust sizzled to crispbrowned perfection and oozing with hot juicy tomato — and perfectly paired with just the right touch of mozzarella and radiating flavor — you’ve reached pizza nirvana. Seasoned with Z’s homemade roasted garlic sauce and Parmesan, you can’t help but say “yummm” with each hearty bite. Z’s offers outdoor seating, but inside you can watch the experts at work, molding their artistic creations and sliding them into the giant smoldering oven. The price is similar to that of other pizza places on the Island, which is pretty good considering that Zpizza uses fresh, organic ingredients rather than the more common canned, generic stuff. The Napoli is served in small (10 inch, $12.95), large (14 inch, $22.95) and XLarge (18 inch, $26.95) and it can also be ordered by the slice

($3.66) on Mondays and Fridays, or you can purchase two slices and a fountain drink for $7.50. For anyone particularly health conscious or with dietary needs, vegan cheese and gluten-free crusts can be substituted for a bit extra.

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Top Right: The Napoli features fresh tomatoes, basil and lowfat mozzarella. Below: General manager Aliiana Fiu pulls a pizza from an oven lined with bricks.

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here’s no better comfort food than pizza, and for those of you fretting the island’s lack of piping-hot cheesy goodness, you need look no farther than Zpizza. The hip Ward Center joint sports a number of traditional pies on the menu, but what sets it apart are its specialty pizzas. “The Napoli is one of our most popular pizzas,” said general manager Aliiana Fiu. “It’s got the fresh tomatoes, fresh basil and low-fat mozzarella; each ingredient keeps its integrity. And we make the dough right here every day. We don’t want to give our customers dough that’s been sitting in a freezer. They know the difference. When we bake the pizza — our oven is lined with bricks and it heats up to 600 degrees, so the crust comes out really nice and crisp.” Perhaps Fiu understated the glory of the Napoli, which is basically heaven on a plate. When you bite

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Top Right: The duck in the Duck Noodle soup is roasted for three hours until it’s crisp and tender. Right: Boneless chicken, ong choy, choy sum and crispy cake noodles make up the popular dish, Minute Chicken Cake Noodle.

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meal at Golden Duck is a great value for your dollar. Two hundred creations compose the bright-yellow menu, with countless many more concoctions available should you decide to substitute, say, broccoli for bok choy or e-mein noodles for saimin. The food always comes hot and steaming from the kitchen, a clear indication of just how fresh each order is made, and the portions are enormous — a true deal considering most items cost no more than $10. The best part? Each day of the week Golden Duck offers one of its

Above: Golden Duck owner Aaron Fong with his collection of friendly, non-edible fowl.

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The choices are many at Golden Duck Tuesday features the Roast Duck Wo Mein, $7.50, where customers can build their meal with the choice of a soup-style or gravystyle base and three styles of noodles: saimin, e-mein egg noodles, or the skinnier, crispier Hong Kong noodles. Wednesday’s Chicken Oyster Sauce Noodle, $7, is similar to the minute chicken, but pieces of dark meat chicken on the bone grace this platter of vegetables, noodles and oyster-sauce gravy. Thursday has the restaurant’s immensely popular Duck Noodle, $7. What makes this soup dish so popular is, what else, the duck, which is slow-roasted for three hours until it is crispy, juicy and easily pulls away from the bone. On Friday the Chicken Mushroom Noodle costs $7.25. Similar to the Duck Wo Mein, diners choose the base and the noodles with which to pair the boneless chicken pieces and shiitake mushrooms. Saturday is Chicken Chow Fun, $7, a medley of shredded boneless chicken, bean sprouts, broccoli and chow fun noodles. And on Sunday, the Roast Duck and Ginger Chicken on Rice is $7.50. That’s seven out of 200. Drop in and try a few to find your favorite. top-selling dishes at a special disAt these prices, you can’t lose. counted price. On Monday, the famous Minute Golden Duck Chicken Cake Noodle costs $7.50. 1221 S. King St. Tender pieces of boneless chicken 597.8088 rest atop a bed crispy cake nooFree parking available on-site dles, ong choy and choy sum, with Open 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. daily just a touch of oyster-sauce gravy added on for extra flavor.

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olden Duck celebrates 50 years of creating some of the island’s best Chinese cuisine. The casual, family-friendly restaurant has stood in several locations throughout the years — first near Aloha Stadium and then McCully — but most are familiar with its location on South King Street. Last month Golden Duck opened a second location right across from Kahala Mall at 4230 Waialae Ave. Diners can expect to find the same exceptional dishes such as Chicken with Broccoli, Stew Duck with Bitter Melon, Sweet Sour Spare Rib, and Shrimp Fried Rice, but owner Aaron Fong says the Kahala location also will have exciting new options. “It is similar items, but a little more variety,” he says. “They have sizzling platters and Maine lobsters — fresh lobsters and fresh Dungeness crabs in the tanks. Everything is fresh.” So why the new locale? “We have a lot of local customers, and many of them live in Kahala, but they don’t want to come too far,” says Fong. “For years they’ve requested to open one in Kahala, so I was thinking it about it two years ago, and finally I find a spot, then we just opened.” It is this dedication to customers that has contributed to Golden Duck’s many years of success. Or maybe the flock of duck figurines inhabiting the front of house have something to do with it ... “We have a lot of repeat customers who are real loyal, and when they come they just give me a duck,” Fong says with a laugh. “In Chinese lore, I think the duck means good luck.” Golden Duck is planning a 50th anniversary special in the coming weeks, so stay posted. And if you want to bring a piece of Golden Duck to your own celebration, Fong says they are more than happy to provide catering services. Call 597.8088 (South King) or 737.7188 (Kahala) for more information.


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he holiday season is about to get into full swing at On On Chinese Restaurant in McCully. Long established as one of the city’s most popular Chinese restaurants, On On is a perennial favorite with families looking to spend quality time eating together —

and not cleaning up in the kitchen. “The holidays begin for us in November and carry on all the way through until Chinese New Year in February,” says Norman Wong. “It’s a very busy time of year for the restaurant and one that we all look forward to.” Thanksgiving Day (the restaurant is only open for half a day) sees a high number of takeout orders as people

stop by for local favorites such as cake noodle and honey walnut shrimp, and the weeks before Christmas are busy with a rush of large parties and family gatherings. “We get a high number of customers ordering take out for their family celebrations at Thanksgiving,” says Wong, “and soon after we begin taking reservations for large parties.” On On is able to accommodate family groups both large and small — with set menus, a private dining room that seats 50 and a holiday menu to suit parties of 10, there’s something for groups of any size. “Our newest holiday menu features

Above: A new holiday menu for 10 includes the restaurant’s famous cake noodle. Left: Among the many specialties at On On are seafood dishes such as sea bass filet with ginger and onion. Far Left: Cowan and Faith Wong with Ron Lee and Francis Kirk get ready to dive into an eight-course meal.

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hen Chang Hak Jeon and his wife, Mi Hee, hear the alarm go off at 4:30 every morning, it signals the start of a day filled with food preparation. The owners of one of Honolulu’s oldest Korean restaurants believe in making everything from scratch, and when a menu involves five varieties of kim chee, homemade soups, marinades, meats and more than 50 different buffet items, the preparation for lunch and dinner has to start early. Fortunately, they love what they do. “We do get up very early to start,” says Chang, who was a chef in Korea and owned a bakery before coming to Honolulu. “But it makes us happy to be bringing a taste of authentic Korean food to our customers. We think our food is something that everybody can enjoy.” Mi Hee is just as enthusiastic about their tough schedule. “I really love to do it,” she says of the preparation that includes making gallons of red bean soup. “The soup takes more than three hours to make each morning, but it is very good, and people really like it, so it’s worth the work.”

Left/Bottom right: Poke, shrimp, sashimi and sushi make the Yakiniku Camellia Buffet on Beretania unique in its seafood offerings. Top right: Kim Chee is house-made, and comes in a variety of styles.

When Mi Hee and Chang bought Camellia Buffet on Beretania, they began to make small changes to the buffet in order to bring the flavors of their home to Honolulu. Bulgogi and kim chee are just two of the specialties that keep customers coming back, and an increasing number of seafood options are tempting new customers to try

Savor the Flavor

The owners of Yakiniku Camellia Buffet on Beretania Street have introduced small changes to the buffet menu that bring the flavor of Korean cuisine to Honolulu | Story & Photos by Jo McGarry

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“Customers are very happy to see so much seafood on the buffet,” says the restaurant’s Sandy Maeda. “It’s very popular, especially for people who like meat and fish. And, of course, it’s a very good deal. With the tako, sashimi and now the sushi, we have a lot to offer.” Boiled shrimp and poke are an attraction at both lunch and dinner too. “People really enjoy that they can eat shrimp as well as Yakiniku meat from Camellia Buffet our buffet,” s a y s Where: Maeda. 2494 S. Beretania St. While (across from Times bringing an Supermarket) authentic taste of his Call: home to 944.0449 Hawaii, particularly the casual, Korean buffet. in house-made kim chee and mari“When I looked around, I saw that not too many people offer all-you-can- nades, Chang also has added a diseat sushi and seafood,” says Chang. tinctly Hawaii twist to the sushi menu. “So we decided to include them on Among the latest maki sushi offerings, our menu and see what customers you’ll find California-style rolls influthink. We feel that we can offer people enced by our local/global palates. “We have Spam sushi, and we also greater choice with seafood as well as have a spicy tuna with avocado roll our meats.” and a BLT — bacon, lettuce and tomaSo far, response to the recent dinner buffet additions of nigiri and maki to — in a mini roll,” Maeda says. sushi have been overwhelmingly pos- “People like the different tastes.” In addition to six different types of itive. meats offered at Yakiniku Camellia

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Buffet, you’ll find a huge selection of vegetables, soups and rice dishes, and five different kinds of seafood, including shrimp, sashimi and poke. The latest dinner buffet additions mean diners can enjoy four different kinds of maki sushi ,and a selection of six nigiri that include ebi, tako, ahi and unagi, ika and tamago — all made in-house by Chang. “We’re trying to give our customers something they can’t find elsewhere,” says Chang. “By keeping the Korean food authentic, and by making everything from scratch, we know we’re offering the best food possible.” Parking is effortless — and free — as the restaurant has its own lot on Beretania, across from Times Supermarket. And once inside, you’ll find a bright, casual, friendly atmosphere and a group of helpful, friendly wait staff. The evening buffet features 50 different items, including poke, squid, sashimi and sushi for $21.95, and at lunch the $14.95 price includes poke and shrimp alongside an ample meat, chicken and vegetable buffet. If sushi, sashimi, spicy poke and shrimp are favorites, you might want to put Yakiniku Camellia Buffet on Beretania on your “must-try, great value” list.

Above: Yakiniku’s Chungcha Chai (standing) and Mi Hee Kim enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Far left: All-you-can-eat sushi , including ahi, ebi, tako and unagi nigiri, are now a nightly feature at Yakiniku Camellia Buffet. Near left: Serve yourself sashimi and poke from the Beretania buffet. Bottom: Boiled shrimp are a must-have among customers.

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ollege students, shift workers, club-hoppers and insomniacs: What do you do when your town rolls up its sidewalks? If you’re an East Honolulu night owl who is hungry for something a little more sophisticated than drivethrough fare, you might want to check out Anytime Café. Located in Market City Shopping Center, this funky Kaimuki eatery was opened in February of this year by Ken and Cindy Wong. The Wongs also own the Sumo Ramen and Curry restaurants here on Oahu. When the Wongs first began making plans for Anytime Café, they thought a lot about the restaurants in Hong Kong. “Late-night, café-style dining is very popular in Hong Kong; you can eat anytime,” explains Cindy Wong, who says the cafés back home inspired their extended hours. “We’re open in the morning, but we also stay open late, too!” Want a take-out order of baked spaghetti and meatballs ($8.95) to enjoy while you watch Letterman, or oxtail soup ($10.95) at the end of a split shift? Craving French toast with peanut filling, Hong Kong-style ($6.25) at 10 p.m. on a Tuesday?

Anytime Café offers a diverse menu with something for breakfast enthusiasts, late-night diners and everyone in between. “We have Asian, Italian, American, plus local flavors like Loco Moco and oxtail soup … we even have risotto!” Wong says, proudly. “Our risotto and pasta are from Italy, and they are so good. Our wonton and noodles are from Canada.” She explains that Vancouver, where their noodles are made, is home to a large population of Hong Kong expatriates. “People say that some food in Canada is better than in Hong Kong!” she adds. Located in the space formerly occupied by the upscale Banana Leaf Italian Bistro, Anytime Café offers an eclectic selection of affordable dishes. The Wongs, who parted ways with their Banana Leaf coowner early this year, have made it a point to keep prices down in the new place. No entrée costs more than $11.95. The couple’s commitment to quality and value is reflected in their dishes. Their wontons, for example, are made in-house according to the exacting specifications of Ken Wong. Most local wontons contain pork and perhaps a tiny bit of shrimp for flavor.

Anytime Café takes it a step further. “We cut a big shrimp into thirds, and include a third in each wonton. You can really taste it!” says Cindy Wong. There are plenty of international classics here, including the Fried Dumplings ($4.95), House Burger ($7.95), Shrimp Wonton Noodle with Broth ($7.95), and Chicken Parmesan ($9.95). But you’ll also find dishes such as Beef Brisket and Tendon Noodles ($9.50), Baked Unagi and Rice ($10.95), Vegetable Cannelloni ($9.50), Baked Pork Chop with Fried Rice ($11.95), Rice Soup and Dim Sum, Chinese-style ($7.95), Hai-Nan Chicken Rice ($11.95) and six differ– See page 17 Above: Cindy Wong holds a bowl of Oxtail Soup with house broth, served with steamed white rice. Far Left: The Shrimp Wonton Noodle in broth goes for a reasonable price of $7.50. Left: The Thaistyle Pork Cheek dish ($6.95) is served with spicy dipping sauce.

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Great Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Fare Around Oahu

Sandi and Norine leaf through our trusty pullout holiday guide in deciding where their respective families will be eating this Thanksgiving. Built for just about any budget, the 2010 guide is a great resource for all foodies, whether dining out with family or on your own. NOVEMBER 14-20, 2010


holiday special

ANYTIMECAFE

BALISTEAK&SEAFOOD

2919 Kapiolani Blvd., #218 // Honolulu

2005 Kalia Road // Waikiki

Thanksgiving Special //$19.95 Anytime Cafe’s customers can take advantage of the restaurant’s delectable Thanksgiving Special, which comes with Rib Eye Steak, Fried Dumpling Salad and Cream of Pumpkin Soup. The 8-ounce steak is pan fried in peppercorn sauce and

served with mashed potatoes, stuffing and vegetables. Or, patrons can opt for the restaurant’s lightly breaded Turkey Breast, sauteed with mushrooms in Marsala Demi Glaze Sauce. Anytime Cafe is located inside Market City Shopping Center.

Call: 735.3888

Call: 941.2254

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-midnight; Saturday, 8 a.m.-midnight; and Sunday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Website: www.hiltonhawai ianvillage.com

Sides: Looking to wrap your mouth around something cool and delicious following dinner? Try a bit of Snow Ice ($5.95), which comes in eight flavors, including honeydew, taro, sesame, chocolate and mango.

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 5-9 p.m.; Closed Sundays, Mondays

Kona Sea Salt Brined Young Turkey //$75 Bali Steak & Seafood gives patrons every reason to be grateful this holiday season, thanks to its featured dish. Served with Sourdough “Stuffing” Bread Pudding, Fall Vegetables, Ginger Cranberry Compote and Brown Butter Gravy, the dish

is the perfect way to celebrate all that’s good in your life. Sides are Roasted Kabocha Pumpkin Soup and Hirabara Big Island Greens Salad, while the Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pecan Crust puts the cap on an enjoyable holiday.

THEBEACHHOUSE

ACATEREDEXPERIENCE

2365 Kalakaua Ave. // Waikiki

94-1068 Ka Uka Blvd. // Waipio

Call: 921.4600

Call: 677.7744

Hours: Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet, 3-8:30 p.m.; open daily, 5:30-9 p.m.

Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet //$79/$45 The Beachhouse at the Moana, one of Waikiki’s premier restaurants, serves a memorable array of fresh seafood, soup, cold and hot entrees, and desserts and fruits on Thanksgiving Day. Try the Ahi Maguro Sashimi with Shoyu Mustard, the 14

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Carmelized-Shallot and Sage Yukon Mashed Potatoes or Roast Prime Rib of Beef with creamed Horseradish Sauce and Rosemary Scented Au Jus. For the sweet-toothed, a cornucopia of desserts and fruits awaits. Adults pay $79plus; children pay $45-plus.

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Sides: Led by Chef de Cuisine Rodney Uyehara (pictured), The Beachhouse at the Moana’s specialty is artisan Pennsylvania Amish-raised Angus beef, American Wagu (kobe-style) beef and King Crab.

Sides: Located in the Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Rainbow Tower, Bali Steak & Seafood offers open-air, oceanside dining to its patrons.

Website:www.acatere dexperience.com Hours: Payments must be made at Waipio location, Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Oven-Roasted Turkey Package //$84.95 Looking for a delicious holiday spread with a few local delights? Try A Catered Experience’s Oven-Roasted Turkey Package, a popular choice for those with large appetites. The meal comes with an 8- to 10-pound whole roast turkey and an ample

supply of sides such as mashed potatoes, poultry gravy, stuffing and sweet cranberry relish with pineapple chunks. The meal also includes 12 dinner rolls and pumpkin pie. But order quickly because this package goes fast!

Sides: Want more than what the package offers? Add fixins such as Napoleon’s Bakery Pumpkin, Custard or Apple pies ($7.50 each) or Maki Sushi Roll ($4 each) for an additional charge.


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FENDUBOULANGERIE

HOHOCHINESE

2752 Woodlawn Drive, Ste. 5-119 // Manoa

590 Farrington Hwy. // Kapolei

Fuji Apple Crumble Pie //$19 Fendu Boulangerie creates an all-natural pie made with no hydrogenated shortening and no chemicals. Fuji apples are combined with brown sugar cinnamon and a pinch of lemon, and this highly aromatic mixture is then placed in an all-butter

pie shell, topped with an oatmeal crumble and baked until it’s golden-brown. Also on the Thanksgiving menu are Traditional Pumpkin Pie ($17/9 inches), Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake ($40/10 inches; $25/6 inches) and Pecan Pie ($18/9 inches).

Call: 988.4310

Call: 692.9880

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; closed Mondays

Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Notes: While known for its decadent desserts, Fendu Boulangerie is a European-style bakery that serves up some of the finest whole grain breads, hand-tossed pizzas and sandwiches.

Thanksgiving Turkey Package //$79.95 When it comes to Thanksgiving Day Chinesestyle, no one does it quite like Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine. This year’s package comes with a 12- to 15-pound Roast Turkey, a party tray of Gon Lo Mein, 20 pieces of Crispy Gau Gee, gravy and a fresh-

baked, 9-inch Custard Pie. Beyond its Thanksgiving Day Turkey Package, Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine’s daily lunch buffet includes such favorites as kau yuk, black pepper steak, kung pao chicken, crispy wontons and spring rolls.

Sides: Through Dec. 15, Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine, located in the Marketplace at Kapolei, is offering a free adult buffet meal with every five adult buffet purchases (see coupon in this publication). Offer is valid only Friday through Sunday.

MAX’S OFMANILA

ILOVECOUNTRYCAFE

801 Dillingham Blvd. // Iwilei

1041 Maunakea St. // Downtown Honolulu

94-300 Farrington Hwy. // Waipahu

Thanksgiving Turkey Package //$129.99 I Love Country Cafe offers its customers a delicious holiday meal that’s hot and ready to serve. The package comes with one 14- to 16-pound Fresh Whole Roasted Turkey and includes Country Style Herb Stuffing, Homemade Turkey Gravy, Ranch-style

Mashed Potatoes, Oven Roasted Mixed Vegetables, Corn Coblets and Sweet Potatoes. Noteworthy sides are the Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce and Homemade Pumpkin Bread (one loaf). Limited quantities, so place your order soon.

Call: 783.7901

Call: 951.6297

Hours: Thursday, Nov. 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Hours: Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Normal hours, daily, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sides: Advance orders and payment required. Pickup will be done on Thanksgiving Day at 451 Piikoi St. For more information, visit the website www.theCateringHot line.com.

Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet //$23.95/$12.95 In the mood for Filipino cuisine? Then try Max’s of Manila, with two convenient locations, and its Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet. Hot entrees include Crispy Pata and Kare Kare (Peanutstewed Oxtail), while the soup Sotanghon con Caldo

(Chicken Longrice), Pineapple Ubod Salad and Okoy (Shrimp Fritters) are the ideal dishes to share with family and friends. Finish the day off with the desserts Ginataan Bilo Bilo and Maja Blanca. Adults pay $23.95; children pay $12.95. D I N I N G

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MONSOONINDIA

SAMCHOY’S

1778 Ala Moana Blvd., Ste. 213 // Honolulu

580 N. Nimitz Hwy. // Iwilei

Turkey Special //$16.95 Treat your taste buds to a bit of authentic Indian cuisine with Monsoon India’s Turkey Special. The package is built around a baked turkey prepared with the chef’s secret blend of spices, and served with basmati rice, french fries and a

Western-style salad. Once the meal is over, sink your teeth into Monsoon India’s specially prepared Rice Pudding. And if there’s still room in your belly, give the restaurant’s most popular entree, Chicken Tikka Masala, a try.

Call: 941.5111

Call: 545.7979

Hours: Daily, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (lunch); 5-10 p.m. (dinner)

Hours: Thanksgiving Day Brunch, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (Restaurant/Brewery opened daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Call for times.)

Sides: Thanks in part to coowner Imran Khan (pictured above), Monsoon India offers patrons some of the finest Indian dishes in town, including Naan or rice served with such delicious curries as Vindaloo, Kadhai, Koorma and Saag.

Thanksgiving Brunch //$29.95/$15.95 Sam Choy’s Thanksgiving Brunch offers customers a bevy of entrees (Garlic Mashed Potato and Candied Yams, Honey Glazed Ham, Roast Turkey with Stuffing and Gravy, Baked Salmon and Crabmeat), seafood bar items (Fresh Fish Poke and

Tako Poke) and cold station choices (Grilled Vegetable and Rainbow Pasta Salad and Fresh Fruit Bowl and Papaya Wedges). Desserts include Pumpkin Pie, Carrot Cake and Banana Bread Pudding. Adults pay $29.95; children (5-12) pay $15.95.

WAILANACOFFEEHOUSE

THEWILLOWS

1860 Ala Moana Blvd. // Waikiki

901 Hausten St. // Honolulu

Thanksgiving Special //$12.95 and up Everyone’s favorite restaurant, Wailana Coffee House, offers kamaaina several complete dinner meals on Thanksgving. Try the Thanksgiving Turkey with Ham ($12.95), The American N.Y. Steak ($16.25) or the Seafood Continental ($13.95). 16

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Sides: Sam Choy’s Big Aloha Brewery is open daily for drinks, which are brewed fresh on the premises, and pupus from 10:30 a.m. to closing. The brewmaster is David Campbell.

Call: 955.1764

Call: 952.9200

Hours: Thanksgiving Special, 11 a.m.-midnight. Open daily, 24 hours

Website: www.willowshawaii. com

Sides: Did you know that Wailana Coffee House started as a concession stand at Honolulu Zoo before moving to its present location soon after statehood? Since then, it’s served up some of the Island’s best all-you-can-eat pancakes at all hours.

Hours: Daily: 10 a.m. -3 p.m. (lunch), 4-9 p.m. (dinner)

Thanksgiving Buffet Menu //$39.95/$19.95 The Willows, Hawaii’s Original Garden Restaurant, keeps the hungry thankful with a special buffet menu featuring Herb Crusted Roast Turkey, Herb Roasted Prime Rib with Natural Jus, Baked Yams with Coconut Haupia Glaze, Honey and Clove

Scented Ham, Kim Chee Tako Poke, Mesclun Green Salad and restaurant favorites such as Teriyaki Chicken Karaage and Misoyaki Butterfish. Desserts include the satisfying Haupia Cake and Panna Cotta. Adults pay $39.95; kids ages 4-10 pay $19.95.

Sides: The Willows also offers a Takeout Turkey Meal ($102.95), which serves between four and six people. The meal includes Herb Crusted Roast Turkey, Yukon Potato Au Gratin, Chilled Antipasto Pasta Salad and Custard Pie.


order of the day

Anytime Cafe

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ent risotto plates, priced Where: 2919 Kapiolani Blvd., from $9.50 to Market City Shopping $11.95. Center The Loco Moco ($9.50), Call: made with 735.3888 Angus beef, fried Hours: rice, and houseMonday-Friday made gravy, is 10 a.m.-midnight; popular here; Saturday, 8 a.m.-midnight; Sunday, 8 a.m.-10 the Loco Moco Eggs Benedict p.m. ($9.50), a breakfast twist on the island favorite, features Hollandaise instead of gravy. Anytime Café has added a menu of “new specials” to its offerings, and one dish in particular, Thai Style Pork Cheeks ($6.95), has already found favor with regular diners. Marinated in a spicy-sweet concoction and then baked, the pork is served with a sauce that contains green onions, garlic and hot chilies. “It’s very, very popular! All the Asian customers come in and order it,” Wong says. The café’s dessert menu is just as eclectic as its entrees and appetizers. Standards like ice cream ($3.25), halo halo ($4.95), mango pudding ($3.95) and tiramisu ($3.95) are featured, but the sweet star of the menu is snow ice ($5.95), a cold, light confection all the rage in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Available in flavors including strawberry, green tea and mango, the ice is topped with fruit and tiny juice-filled pearls. Between Nov. 25 and 28, Anytime Café will offer a special Thanksgiving feast for $19.95. The menu begins with Fried Dumpling Salad and Cream of Pumpkin Soup, continues with the diner’s choice of a pan-fried rib-eye steak or turkey breast with all the trimmings, and finishes with a dessert of the chef’s own selection.

Above: Baked Pork Chop with fried rice ($11.95) comes with soup or green salad, and garlic bread.

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Relax and Enjoy Thanksgiving with your Family & Friends!

? Jo, I was treated so badly at a restaurant that I wanted to ask your advice. I am a single woman and chose to sit at the bar while I ordered an entrée to go. As soon as the waitress heard I was waiting for my food, and was using a coupon, she turned and walked away without taking a drink order. The bartender was occupied talking to other customers, and completely ignored me, too. When the food finally came, he dumped the package on the bar. I left feeling humiliated. Why such rude treatment? Single Diner Dear Single Diner, I’m sorry for the way you were treated, but the fatal mistake you made was not complaining to a manager on the spot. Restaurant owners are absolutely powerless to help with complaints if they are unaware of the behavior of staff mem-

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bers. I return a great many number of e-mails each week urging people to complain to managers, and then I usually end up calling the restaurants on their behalf. Almost all restaurant managers are happy to hear complaints so they can rectify them. Next time, ask to speak to a manager. It might seem difficult, but you’ll usually end up leaving the restaurant happier — and wanting to return.

Thanksgiving Turkey Package

One 14-16 lb. Fresh Whole Roasted Turkey • Country Style Herb Stuffing • Homemade Turkey Gravy • Ranch Style Mashed Potatoes • Oven Roasted Mixed Vegetables • Sweet Potatoes • Corn Coblets • Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce • Homemade Pumpkin Bread (1 Loaf)

Call 783-7901 Limited Quantities.

All orders must be placed in advance and paid for at time of ordering. Pick up at Piikoi location on Thanksgiving Day from 10am - 3pm

CATERING HOTLINE 783-7901

www.theCateringHotline.com

Update (After a call to explain the problem, the restaurant manager invited our reader back, and she e-mailed to say she was thrilled with the way her complaint was resolved.)

Have a food or wine question? Ask Jo by e-mailing: jmcgarry@ staradvertiser.com or tune in to Table Talk every Saturday at 10 a.m. on KHVH 830 AM.

9” Pies $14.95 Each

Choose from: Pumpkin Cheese Banana Cream • Key Lime

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Scrumptious

Turkey Meal To Go $99 inclusive

Brined, Herb Roasted Turkey Portuguese Sausage Stuffing with Macadamia Nuts Country Style Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic Brown Sugar & Coconut Glazed Sweet Potatoes Buttery Sweet Corn & Edamame Succotash Rich Homemade Gravy with Herbs Cranberry & Pineapple Relish Tasty Whole Wheat Rolls Pumpkin & Cranberry Bread Pudding Items packed separately for easy re-heating. Serves six (6) Order by Friday, November 19th Pick up Thanksgiving Day, November 25th • 9am - 3pm

Call 944-4333

to place your order or for more information

(All pies need to be ordered in advance.)

Three (8”) Cakes for $60 (reg. $90)

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happily place one after another on my plate for me to enjoy. Consisting of mochi rice, mushrooms and shrimp, the dumplings are definitely a must-have. “We also offer a lot of authentic Hong Kong-style dim sum that you might not find at other places,” Lee adds. “Those would be things like the spinach and shrimp dumplings and the Chiu Chow Style Dumplings.” Basically, the Chiu Chow Style Dumpling is a seafood dumpling that your taste buds will go crazy for. Lee also gave me a brief history lesson on dim sum that over the years has grown into an art form all its own. “As travelers were passing through villages in China, they wanted something small, fast and easy to eat, and that’s how dim sum originated,” explains Lee. “From there, it just grew and became very popular among the Chinese.” And the great thing about dim sum is that it can be eaten at any time of the day, for breakfast, lunch or dinner — you pick! However, here at Hee Hing, it’s served primarily for lunch daily from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Seafood Village Hyatt Regency Waikiki; Street Level 2420 Kalakaua Ave., #103 971.1818

Nice Day Restaurant

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3 1 The Pork Hash ($2.30) at Nice Day Restaurant is one of their top sellers and most popular dim sum. 2 Seafood Village’s Bean Curd Roll ($5.25) is filled with delicious pieces of chicken and mushroom. 3 The Shrimp Look Fun ($4.50) at Hee Hing Restaurant is a dim sum favorite for many diners.

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Hee Hing Restaurant 449 Kapahulu Ave. Ste. 101 about portion control. More than half of 735.5544 the dim sum are steamed, while a few are baked and some are fried — but all are oh, so good! Seafood Village “We also call dim sum yum cha (which For a contemporary Chinese dining experience in the heart of Waikiki, look no roughly translated into English means ‘tea further than Seafood Village, street level at tasting’) because it always goes great with the Hyatt Regency Waikiki. Specializing in hot tea,” Chan adds. With 36 options to choose from, all Hong Kong-style dim sum, general managmade to order, Chan and his staff serve at er Gary Chan takes pride in the fact that least 100 orders of dim sum a day. Beef tourists and locals alike flock to this restaurant to experience dim sum at its Look Fun has been one of my personal dim sum favorites for years. This tasty dish finest. “Hong Kong-style dim sum is from the showcases minced beef and Chinese parssouthern part of China like Canton and ley wrapped in the famous look fun nooHong Kong,” Chan says. “People usually dle, or a thick white noodle. Chan says eat dim sum for breakfast and lunch, and they also can prepare it to your liking, whether that be with char siu, shrimp and we serve it from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.” Dim sum is the perfect choice if you’re scallop, or if simplicity is what you’re after, craving fresh, Chinese cuisine and worried plain look fun noodles topped off with their special soy sauce is the way to go.

Chilled Antipasto Pasta Salad Sweet Dinner Rolls Yukon Potato Au Gratin Roast Garlic and Pepper Gravy Whole Cranberry Sauce Traditional Stuffing Herb Crusted Roast Turkey Traditional Pumpkin or Custard Pie

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Hawaii’s Original Garden Restaurant Since 1944

Reservations 952-9200 • www.willowshawaii.com 901 Hausten St.

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The Fried Shrimp dumpling also is one of the top sellers and consists of mouthwatering shrimp with a hint of celery to give a burst of flavor and crunch. “The Shrimp Dumpling ($5.25) or Ha Gau is the most original dim sum. When people think of dim sum, they think of this,” Chan says. Siu Mai, also known as pork hash, is another customer favorite. For $5.25, the Bean Curd Roll made with fresh bean curd, chicken and mushroom is a tasty option along with the Mochi Ball Red Bean. Love this! “The Mochi Ball Red Bean is more like a dessert dim sum,” Chan explains. And even though this dessert may be a little on the greasy side, it’s a popular dish for many and something I look forward to enjoying with my family, especially around Chinese New Year.

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zpizza Ward Centre 1200 Ala Moana Blvd. (808) 596-0066

Owner Lisa Lum opened this eatery on Liliha Street in 2008, and since then has been busy serving up authentic Chinese cuisine to her loyal customers. As a family favorite when it comes to dining out Chinese-style, Nice Day offers a variety of decadent dishes. But it’s their dim sum that’s indeed worth mentioning. If you’re new to dim sum, you may opt for the Half Moon ($2.30) with pork, shrimp and mixed vegetables stuffed in a rice wrap, or sink your teeth into the Pork Hash ($2.30), a dumpling filled to the brim with pork and shrimp, which usually sits well with most beginners. Believe me, these will turn you into a dim sum fanatic. Personally, I can’t resist the Deep Fried Taro ($2.30). The Deep Fried Taro is warm and flaky, and consists of pork-filled taro, deep fried to perfection. It’s easy to eat, the pork is tender, and the taro is savory and filling. There’s really no other way to describe it than absolutely wonderful. Lum suggests dipping your dim sum in a mustard soy sauce, which will provide you with that extra kick of flavor. Being that you can partake in dim sum as early as 8 a.m. at this joint, that extra zest just may be necessary. And if you’re in search of a dim sum classic, it’s found in the Baked Manapua ($2.30). The bread, lightly sweetened and fluffy, pairs nicely with the bits of pork you’ll find in each and every bite. I also am a fan of the Black Bean Chinese Malasada also known as Jin Dui. With its sweet flavor and chewy consistency, I’m pretty sure you’ll like it, too.

524-2020 Open Daily 7 am - 9 pm 888 N. Nimitz Hwy. #103

Nice Day Restaurant 1425 Liliha St. 524.1628 Contact Alana Folen at diningout@staradvertiser.com


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Bella Mia Pizzeria

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t Bella Mia Pizzeria, there’s a taste of Italian cooking, American-style. Rich pasta sauces, excellent eggplant rollatini, freshly made pizza and tasty meatballs are all on a menu that reflects dozens of Italian favorites. We stopped by and asked roommates Christie Gora and Rosemary Thomas what they’d recommend from the menu.

Japanese Set Lunch

8.95

$

*Not to be combined with any other specials. Must present coupon to recieve discount. Excludes beverages. Expires Nov. 30, 2010.

Christie: “I like the food here a lot; it’s so good. The shrimp Parmesan and some of the other dishes are different from most Italian restaurants. Above: Christie Gora and Rosemary Thomas enjoy their favorite Italian dishes at Bella Mia The shrimp is sweet and moist and Pizzeria on South Beretania Street. Below Left: Spaghetti and meatballs; classic Italian American style food from Bella MIa Pizzeria. really delicious. “We like that the taste of the sauces are different here, too. The casual and friendly and relaxed. And other Italian restaurants.” menu is unusual, there are more the portions are so big, it’s easy to choices than we’ve found in some share or take some home. Rosemary: “I’d recommend Bella Mia to any“We were thinking about this shrimp Parmesan that Christie one.” brought home recently and we were thinking about the taste. I guess you could say that just the memory of the Bella Mia Pizzeria dish, the flavors and the taste, brought us back today. The food is so Where: good here. We ordered the shrimp 2222 S. Beretania St Parmesan again today! And I love the eggplant Parmesan, too. But everyCall: thing is so good. 941.4400 “And I like the atmosphere a lot. It’s

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The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc.

Mama Kane’s Empanadas

PRESENTS

11th ANN ANNUAL AL

by Chef Chai Chaowasaree

Filling • 1 teaspoon olive oil • 1/4 medium onion, finely chopped • 1/4 green bell pepper, minced • 3 large garlic cloves, minced • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seed, crushed • 5 large stuffed green olives, finely chopped • 1 1/2 pounds extra-lean ground round • salt and pepper, to taste

Preparation • In a sauté pan with heat set at medium high, add olive oil and onions. Allow to sweat for 30 seconds before adding bell pepper garlic, cumin and green olives. Cook for a minute. Add ground beef and sauté until meat is thoroughly cooked. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Empanada shells • 4 cups all-purpose flour • 2 teaspoons baking powder • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 4 teaspoons butter

• 2 eggs • 1 cup cold water Preparation • Mix dry ingredients together; set aside. Beat eggs, add to dry ingredients and cut in the butter with a pastry cutter until dough crumbles. Slowly add water while kneading dough into a ball. Divide into two even balls and roll dough between your palms until they form long ropes (about 8 inches). Place ropes back into bowl, cover with cloth and refrigerate for at least one hour. • Break off a piece about the size of a ping pong ball. Flatten with hand and roll on floured surface until it is thin. Using a saucer, cut each piece into a round using sharp knife. Put a tablespoon of cooled filling into center then fold over and seal the edges with a fork. Fry in hot oil. • Recipe should make about 18 empanadas. You also can use a small form to make appetizer-sized empanadas.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Delicatessen & Catering From Bentos to Banquets & Picnics to Potlucks…

Thursday, November 25, 2010

We have a menu for you!

11A.M. till Midnight Complete Dinners Served

Thanksgiving Turkey w/Ham

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

946-2073 • 2710 South King St. www.fukuyadeli.com

The American N.Y. Steak Seafood Continental

a Ala Mooaunrt Food CNow Open

4 Lamb Chops, 8 Garlic Shrimp, Greek Salad, Greek Fries, Hummus, Pita Bread, Baklava. BYOB (no corkage fee)

BREAKFAST SPECIAL Eggs Benedict Royal

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Waikiki Location Coming Soon

www.thefatgreek.net

3040 Waialae Ave (corner of St. Louis & Waialae) 734-0404 Open daily 11am-10pm • take-out and catering available

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Dinner include: All-You-Can-Eat Salad Bar, Corn on the Cob, Pumpkin Pie & more!

Try our Signature Dish…. The Royal Platter – Serves 2

N OV E M B E R

Join the Fun!

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9:30 am to 11:30 am or

12:30 pm to 2:30 pm Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall $39 per Gingerbread Kit Build your Gingerbread House while Top Chefs compete in a Gingerbread Showdown! Call 948-4000 & reserve your house today! or visit www.EasterSealsHawaii.org A benefit for Easter Seals Hawaii

MAHALO TO OUR SPONSORS: 1860 Ala Moana Blvd. • Validated Parking Open 24 Hours 955-1764


lite bites

Rice is Twice as Nice at Hinone Mizunone

T

here are those who argue that Hinone Mizunone has the best rice in Honolulu. The kamadaki gohan — rice cooked in a traditional pot — is soft, light, fluffy and sweet . And it’s considered simply perfect to the palates of a considerably large group of devotees. “We do have a lot of people who say our rice is the best they’ve tasted,” says Hinone Mizunone’s operations manager, Eiki Tamaki. The method of cooking the rice, and the quality of the rice itself, have so much to do with how it tastes. “We use a large pot and we stir the water with a

paddle,” says Tamaki. “It’s a more involved way of cooking, rather than using a rice cooker and just flipping a switch. With the rice pot, you have to watch the water, stir the rice and watch the heat. It’s more involved. And the rice has a sweeter taste with a fluffy texture. “People can taste the difference immediately.” You can see for yourselves by stopping by Hinone Mizunone. The rice pot is on display at the entrance to the restaurant. Or try it with one of the popular signature teishoku-style lunch specials that start at just $8.50.

NIGHTLY 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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)

1841 Ala Moana Blvd.

Between Ilikai & Hilton Hawaiian Village

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

941-4444

Hinone Mizunone Where:

1345 S. King St. (Corner of Sheridan and King streets)

Call: 942.4848

Meet Me

AT THE REEF

Website: www.fujio-food.com

Hours: Lunch 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Dinner 5–9 p.m. Closed Sundays

Above: Operations manager Eiki Tamaki says the restaurant cooks its rice in a large pot. Below: Sweet, fluffy rice is part of the teishoku-style meals served at Hinone Mizunone.

Restaurant Week Special Nov. 15-21 $11 Meal & Dessert: Crispy Kailua Pork served over seasoned diced sweet Maui onions, tomatoes and furikake rice. Koolau’s Banana Lumpia, dusted with cinnamon-sugar, served with premium vanilla ice cream. Proceeds benefit Culinary Institute of the Pacific.

Thanksgiving Day Menu Choices Oven Roasted Turkey

Link sausage-apple-pecan stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet yam mashed potatoes, basil-thyme gravy.

Roasted Salmon Steak cut salmon oven roasted with fennel, rosemary, and roma tomatoes.

Pork Loin Chops Fire-grilled, served with garlic mashed potatoes, wild mushrooms sauce and ginger-braised pears.

Potato Crusted Opakapaka with smoky bacon-tomato relish; served over caramelized Maui onion infused mashed potatoes. Thurs, Nov. 25, all-day dining 11am to 10pm. Reservations recommended.

Located poolside at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach 2169 Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI 96815 ph. 808.924.4990 Kamaaina rates from $139 per night. Free valet parking 11am-3pm with purchase. 1.800.OUTRIGGER outriggerreef.com D I N I N G

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WHERE TO DINE AMERICAN d.k Steakhouse

After Midnight

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

Located inside of Zippy’s

Makitti

2380 Kuhio Ave. 923-2260

Panya

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

Willows, The 901 Hausten St. 952-9200

Catering

Makino Chaya

Napoleon’s Bakery

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

Online

590 Farrington Hwy 692-9880

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

Tropics Bar & Grill

Alcohol served

Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine

La Palme D’or

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

Dinner

930 McCully St. 951-0511/0611

2752 Woodlawn Dr. Manoa Marketplace 988-4310

2284 Kalakaua Avenue 922-6868

Lunch

Camellia Buffet

Fendu Boulangerie

Atlantis Seafood & Steak

Breakfast

BUFFET

BAKERY

Yakiniku Camellia Buffet 2494 S. Beretania St. 944-0449

735-8488 Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine

Korean Cuisine

ALL PHO

BUY ONE, GET ONE

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

50% OFF

2nd Pho of equal or lesser value expires 11/18/10

Open Everyday 10am-10pm / Except Sun & Wed 10am-9pm

WWW.KOZOSUSHIHAWAII.NET

2919 Kapiolani Boulevard • Market City Shopping Center

LIONA ST Enter 1st driveway on right Orine Sarangchae

KAHEKA ST

Call In Your Orders Today!

AHANA ST

Open Thanksgiving Day

KEEAUMOKU ST

Symbol Key

LUNCH arting SPECIALS st from $ Daily 10-3

5.99

RYCROFT ST

Open Everyday 10am - 2am

905-A Keeaumoku St. • 955-0646

BUY ONE ENTRÉE,

47-388 Hui Iwa St.

Eastside Feed and Pet Supply Ph: 239-0003

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BIRTHDAY PERSON w/ Valid ID & 2 ADULT (guests) to qualify. FREE ENTREE (up to $19 value).

* *

* *

NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS

everything in store

THANKSGIVING BRUNCH BUFFET NOV. 25, 2010 10AM-3PM

(including animals)

KIDS EAT FREE

FREE ENTREE ON YOUR B-DAY!

50% OFF*

*2nd entrée of equal or lesser value; Present coupon at time of purchase. Cannot be combined with other offers. Exp. 12/31/10.

10% OFF

941-2835 • 1936 S. King St. Local Japanese Style Dining Dinner 5-Midnight • Late Pupus 10-2am

GET THE 2ND ENTRÉE AT

MONDAY & TUESDAY KIDS - Ages 2 to 7 years old. 1 Child per Adult

A Huge Supply of Eukanuba Dog Food Still in Stock!

Adults $23.95

One coupon per visit. Must present ad. Not combinable with other offers. Expires 11/28/2010

www.koolaucenter.com

Since 1945

Kids 10 & under $12.95

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

951-MAXS (6297)

FREE Prime Rib of Beef or Shrimp on Ice

...when selecting Gourmet Buffets Also includes a complimentary 1 night stay, parking for entire party, fruit punch, and a door prize gift certificate for Sunday Champagne Brunch for two. *Offer valid for new bookings November 1 - December 15, 2010 only. *For holiday celebrations of 100 or more guests.

CALL 955-9609 NOW FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & DETAILS. Mention promo code: CATJan11

CELEBRATING 35 YEARS • WWW.HALEKOA.COM THE HALE KOA HOTEL WELCOMES ALL ACTIVE AND RETIRED MILITARY, RESERVE/NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS AND DEPENDENTS, CURRENT AND RETIRED DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CIVILIANS, AND SPONSORED GUESTS.

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Follow us on:

Breakfast

7 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Dinner

5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Free Parking Subject to Availability For Reservations:

923-2277

www.oceanhousewaikiki.com

Breaking Surf, Breathtaking Sunsets, and Unbelievable Ocean Front Dining at Reasonable Prices. Locally Operated in the Outrigger Reef Hotel

2169 Kalia Road


WHERE TO DINE CAFE

CATERERS 94-1068 Ka Uka Blvd. 677-7744

Market City Shopping Center 2919 Kapiolani Blvd 735-3888

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

1018 McCully St. 942-0012

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant Liliha Square 524-1628

Happy Day Chinese Restaurant

ON ON On On at McCully

3553 Waialae Ave. 738-8666

CHINESE

Zap Cafe & Lounge

Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant

909 Isenberg St. 941-6641

111 N. King St. 521-8268

237 Kalihi Street, 845-0320

Koko Cafe

Maple Garden /Yen King

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

A Catered Experience

Anytime Cafe

Golden Duck

at McCully 1110 McCully St. 946-8833

Hee Hing Restaurant 449 Kapahulu Ave. 735-5544

Duck Yun

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

Seafood Village Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa

Mandalay (The)

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

1055 Alakea St. 525-8585

THANKSGIVING DAY 11AM-3PM |

Thursday, November 25, 2010 DIM SUM BRUNCH BUFFET DINNER BUFFET

8.50 include tax

$

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$19.99 Adults $17.99 Senior 60+ $13.99 Children 3-12

Featuring Hong Kong Style Dim Sum, Soups, Salads, Stir Fried Entrees & Desserts

Featuring Roasted Pig, Snow Crab Legs, Shrimp Cocktail, Turkey w/Chinese Stuffing, Ham, Yams & Cranberry Sauce, and Much More! www.themandalayhawaii.com

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Chicken Breast Mul-Naeng-Myun Since 1989

MILLION 596-0799

Mon - Sun 10:30am to 9:00pm Excluding all coupons and other discounts. Dine-in only.

1055 Alakea St. • 525-8585

626 SHERIDAN ST. (backside of Walmart)

NEW HOURS: MON-SUN 11AM-12 MIDNIGHT

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

BRUNCH BUFFET

November 25, 2010 8am-2pm

Photo Birthday h wit *Res

Delicious Desserts $35.95 Adults $18.95 Kids (5-12yrs) $5.95 Kids ($5.95 4-5yrs)

580 Nimitz Hwy. 545-7979

FREE Sanrio Gift on your Birthday *Reservation parties only *Must have valid photo ID

I.D. with valid son er p ch ea for

LUNCH & AFTERNOON TEA 10:30 am-4:00 pm Mon-Fri $14.98 • Sat & Sun $18.98

um party includes 1 Birth of 4 adults day person *Must hav e val on actual BirthdidayID Ala Wai Blvd. Kanekapolei St

ITTY HEeLrvLatiOon Kparties only

PRIME RIB TURKEY DINNER BUFFET Cold Station Carving Station: Garlic Roasted Prime Rib with Au Jus and Guava Glazed Ham Great Entrée: Roast Tom Turkey, Upcountry Stuffing, Seafood Newburg, Salmon Dynamite, Garlic & Rosemary Chicken, Steamed Snow Crab Legs, Autumn Vegetable Stir Fry, and much, much more!

50% OFF Birthday Meal Minim

Wailina St

Cold Station Cook-To-Order Omelet Station Carving Station: Garlic Roast Prime Rib of Beef and Guava Glazed Ham Great Entrée: Roast Tom Turkey, Upcountry Stuffing, Seafood Black Bean Sauce, Garlic & Rosemary Chicken, Ehu Ale Braised Short-Ribs, Baked Salmon w/Crabmeat, Assorted Breakfast Meats, Steamed Snow Crab Legs, Autumn Vegetable Stir Fry, and much, much more! Delicious Deserts $29.95 Adults $15.95 Kids (5-12yrs) $4.95 Kids (4-5yrs)

Food Pantry

Kuhio Ave

$2/2 hr. parking Miramar at Waikiki Mon-Fri 5:30pm-9:30pm Sat & Sun all day DINNER 5:30-9:30 pm Mon-Thurs $32.98 • Fri, Sat, & Sun $33.98

© 1976, 2010 Sanrio Co. Ltd.

Tel: 808-923-2260 2380 Kuhio Ave. • www.makittii.com D I N I N G

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WHERE TO DINE FAMILY DINING

IHOP

Wailana Coffee House

Kani Ka Pila Grille

1585 Kapiolani Blvd. #10 941-0555

Kit N Kitchen

Bibas

JJ Bistro & French Pastry

Panya Bistro • Bakery • Bar

Angelo Pietro Honolulu

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

I Love Country Cafe 451 Piikoi St. 4725 Bougainville Dr. 783-7901

924-4990

Zippy’s

Call the one nearest you.

1010 University Avenue 942-7622

3447 Waialae Ave.

739-0993

Ala Moana Center, Mauka - Mall Level 946-6388

Kenny’s Restaurant

Ranch House, The

Kenny’s Express

Tanaka Saimin

449 Kapahulu Avenue, 2nd Floor 737-4461

1620 N. School St. 841-0931

2nd Floor, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center 922-9333

1860 Ala Moana Blvd. 955-1764

2169 Kalia Rd, Outrigger Reef on the Beach

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

FILIPINO Max’s Of Manila 94-300 Farrington Hwy 801 Dillingham Blvd. 951-6297

FINE DINING Bali Steak and Seafood

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

888 N. Nimitz Hwy #103 524-2020

CkpL]npu;

Receive a $25 Dining Card

with any $200 Holiday PUYOP (Pick Up Your Own Party) Order! Our PUYOP Menu offers easy affordable solutions to all your party planning needs. We have a variety of our favorite menu items to choose from for your holiday gathering with one salad and choice of two entrees served with fresh house-baked bread, starting at $14.99 per person. Place your order today!

Tis better to give and receive

For each $25 gift card purchased now through December 31st, !"#"$%"&'&#()*+$)",-'!.&/0&1$,$,2&#"!-$3#'-".

Ala Moana Center 808.356.8300 www.macaronigrill.com Valid for Take Out Orders Only

“An Island Tradition” THANKSGIVING BUFFETS Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010 TURKEY, DIM SUM, LUAU BRUNCH BUFFET

Roast tom turkey, roast pig, dim sum, salads, pokes, appetizers, Hawaiian luau, Chinese entrees, delicious Desserts and much, much more! $22 adults $21 seniors $11 kids 5 to 12 Served from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

TURKEY, PRIME RIB, SEAFOOD DINNER BUFFET

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL

SENIOR SPECIAL

With Family Group 20%

Lunch Dinner Not combinable with other discounts.

30% OFF 50% OFF

FREE BIRTHDAY MEAL FOR ANY AGE

OFF

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 11/30/10

65 or older w/Coupon & ID. No online or photo-copied coupons. One coupon per person. Discounts off regular adult price. Expires 11/30/10

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

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Roast turkey, slow roast prime rib, crab legs, sashimi, Hawaiian luau, Chinese entrees, international salads, pokes, seafood station, fresh clams, pepper salt shrimp, delicious desserts and much, much more! $27 adults $26 seniors $13.50 kids 5 to 12

TURKEY TO GO PACKAGE

10lb - 12lb Carved or Whole Turkey, Whole Cranberry Sauce, Lup Cheong Chestnut Stuffing, Giblet Gravy, Gon Lau Chow Mein Noodles, Garlic Broccoli & Baby Corn, Crisp Kau Chee Appetizer, Fresh Baked Pumpkin Pie

$99* for 8 to 10 people

• Pick up Wednesday, Nov. 24 or Thursday, Nov. 25 • Limited quantities. Preorder and prepayment required

NOVEMBER SPECIAL MENU Peking Duck with Steamed Buns Sumida Farm Watercress Soup Hong Kong Crisp Chicken Maine Lobster with Ginger Scallions Phoenix and Dragon (Shrimp and Chicken) Saute Kambocha Squash wih Roast Pork Braised E Mein with Duck Steam Rice $199 Table of Ten (Reg.$239) $99 Table of 5 to 6

LET US DO THE COOKING! Special Menu for Four Mo Shu Pork (Chinamen’s Hat) Chinese Chicken Salad BBQ Shrimp Chinese Style Chicken Oyster Sauce Beef with Choy Sum Hee Hing Special Noodle Steamed Rice $49 for four (reg. $65)

*available daily 10:30 am to 7 pm

WWW.HEEHINGHAWAII.COM 449 KAPAHULU AVE., STE. 101 • 735-5544


WHERE TO DINE Chai’s Island Bistro

Top of Waikiki

Aloha Tower Market Pl. 585-0011

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

1137 11th Avenue 737-1937

149 No credit cards accepted for special menu

Party Rooms for up to 450

Chinese Cultural Plaza 536-3035 ALL DIM SUM

Signature dishes offered as Daily Specials

Ricotta Stuffed Chicken

Soft Shell Crab Alfredo

DINE IN – TAKE-OUT

ON ON at McCully Chinese Restaurant

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

Catering from casual to exquisite events

237 KALIHI ST.

(Corner of Kahai and Kalihi)

ph 845-0320 fax 842-4273

kahaistreet-kitchen.com

25%OFF

our Adult Dinner Buffets Wednesday - Sunday (up to 12 people) Must be seated by 5:30pm

Reservations At 948-8356

159

(2 table limit)

Cash Sale Only (With Coupon)

EL

HARRO MEXICANO AIEA RESTAURANT

10% OFF ENTIRE MENU WITH THIS COUPON

Limit one coupon per party. Cannot be combined with other offers. Exp. 11/30/10

Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm Aiea Shopping Center Fri & Sat 11am-10pm 99-115 Aiea Heights Dr. Next to Aiea Bowl Sunday 11am-8pm

488-9727

BYOB - no corkage fee

228

New Holiday $ Menu for 10

Seafood Scallop Egg Soup Chinese Chicken Salad Peking Duck with Bun Abalone with Choi Sum Steamed Sea Bass with Ginger Onion Honey Walnut Shrimp Minute Chicken Cake Noodle Steamed Rice Free Crispy Gau Gee!

Gift Certificates Available Call for details and reservations. Find menus and $5 coupon at www.ononhawaii.com

15% OFF

about Inquire thday ir B r ou e Eat Fre m Progra

Present this coupon and receive

Special Economy Menu for 10 $

7AM-2PM

521-8268

Prepared by Renown Executive Chef DAVID YAMAMOTO Mini Okinawan Sweet Potato & Kalua Pork Cakes

1.89

$

Chinese Chicken Salad Scallop Soup • 2 Live Maine Lobsters Sweet & Sour Fish Filet Peking Duck w/Bun • Whole Crispy Chicken Taro Basket Seafood Combo Chicken Cake Noodle • Rice & Dessert 111 N. King St. near Maunakea 7am -10pm

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

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

Hifumi Japanese Restaurant

Special Menu for10

$

Kozo Sushi

JAPANESE

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

1250 Kapiolani Blvd. 237-5429

1936 South King St. 941-2835

Ward Centre Auahi St. Shops 1200 Ala Moana Blvd. 596-0066

Monsoon India

Stage Restaurant

Kochi

Z Pizza

INDIAN

580 N. Nimitz Hwy. 545-7979

1841 Ala Moana Blvd. 941-4444

2222 S. Beretania St. 941-4400

3040 Waialae Ave. 734-0404

Sam Choy’s BLC

Kobe Japanese Steak House

Bella Mia Pizzeria

The Fat Greek

Restaurant Row 599-3860 Waikiki Beach Walk 440-7910

1345 South King St. 942-4848

Bella Mia Italian

GREEK

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Hinone Mizunone

ITALIAN

Waikiki Business Plaza 2270 Kalakaua Ave. 923-3877

Carnitas

Christmass Cookiee Giftt Box

Panya’s popular Gingerbread & assorted homemade cookies “all individual sealed packed” in our gift box finished with a holiday touch.

Large gift box- (20pcs)

Pre-order $23

Reg. Retail $26

Reg. price includes the Panya large shopping bag. (Pre-order price add $1 for the bag)

Small gift box – (10 pcs)

Pre-order $12

Reg. Retail $15

Pre- order deadline Dec 5th for the special price and schedule for later pick-up.

Ala Moana 946-6388 597-8880

10% OFF Credit Card Sale Only (With Coupon)

Hong Kong Dim Sum & Regular Menu Items

Prime Rib & Alaskan Snow Crab Dinner Buffet • Family Fun Dining Experience • Great Local Food • Colorful Koi & vast Ulua • Fish feeding • Private Teahouses at no charge Lots of Free Parking 1525 Rycroft Street www.pagodahotel.com

Offer not valid on holidays, with any other promotions or discounts. Offer expires 12/3/10.

Excludes set menus; Roast Pork, Roast Duck, Char Siu & other specials. Not to be combined with any other offer. Expires 11/30/10.

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant Liliha Square by Times Supermarket

524-1628

Celebrating 10 Years! Dim Sum Take Out Special! 8am-11:30am

15% OFF(Charge) • 25% OFF(Cash) Dim Sum & Reg. Menu Dine In Special!

10% OFF(Charge) • 15% OFF(Cash) 15% OFF Roast Pork, Roast Duck & Char Siu

Happy Day Chinese Restaurant 3553 Waialae Avenue

738-8666

Must present coupon Expires 11/30/10 Excludes set menu; Not to combined with any other offers.

• 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 per person $ (10 people minimum)

10.95

• 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

$

24.95

per person (4 people minimum)

Specials not valid on Holidays. Advance Reservations required, please call 971-1818.$3 self park validation only.

SeafoodvillageHyatt.com Ask about our Kama‘aina Discount

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

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Makino Chaya

Sushi Ichiban

Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen

1 Aloha Tower Dr. 2nd Flr. 585-6360

3579 Waialae Ave. 737-8820

2746 Kaimuki Avenue 732-1656

98-150 Kaonohi St. 486-5100

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

Sansei Seafood Restaurant

Orine Sarang Chae 905-A Keeaumoku St. 955-0646

Richo

3008 Waialae Ave. 734-2222

Ton Ton Ramen

Sushi Company

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort 2552 Kalakaua Ave, 931-6286

1604 Kalakaua Ave. 951-9370

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

Kaneohe 234-6868 Kapolei 693-8808 Market City 737-1868 Kamehameha Shp Cntr 848-8186 Pearl Highlands Cntr 456-80802 99 Ranch Mapunapuna 833-3139

1334 Young St. 593-2064

Frog House Restaurant

Tanaka of Tokyo

Sumo Ramen

Red Cafe

WHERE TO DINE KOREAN

Yakiniku Million

95-050 Farrington Hwy, Waipahu 677-5388

1111 McCully Street 947-5411

Healthy & Fresh Ingredients

BYOB

626 Sheridan St. 596-0799

Thanksgiving Special

(no corkage fee)

SHABU SHABU Restaurant VIETNAMESE & VEGETARIAN CUISINE Try a Healthy

THANKSGIVING DINNER Receive a bonus $15 Romabucks for every $50 in gift card purchases

ALL DISHES

15% OFF

Valid Nov. 17-24, 2010

20% OFF SHABU SHABU

THANKSGIVING BUFFET Smoked Turkey & Pumpkin Pie

Dine-in special for Thanksgiving with Chef’s Baked Turkey prepared with a secret blend of spices served with basmati rice, french fries, western style salad and rice pudding.

Lunch

Valid Nov. 17-24, 2010

Kids $8.50 (Ages 5–12) Adults $13.50

Not to be combined with any other promo/discount/special. Romabucks are redeemable Jan. 3rd - Mar. 28th, 2011 Romabucks can be redeemed only where the gift cards were purchased. Guest must show original gift card purchase receipt when redeemed.

$16.95

Dinner

Lunch 12pm-2pm Dinner: 5pm-10pm

Kids $10 (Ages 5–12) Adults $17.50 AIEA/PEARLRIDGE 98-150 Kaonohi St. • 487-9911

WAIKIKI 1972 Kalakaua Ave. • 942-2121

Parking Available • www.tonyromas.com

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THANKSGIVING TURKEY TO-GO

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Freshly Roa!ed Turkey !

TURKEY ONLY

TURKEY PACKAGE

(1) 12-14 lb. turkey, (1) quarts sausage & sage stuffing, (2) quarts homemade turkey gravy (2) quarts regular or roasted garlic mashed potato 841-0931 (1) whole apple or pumpkin pie kam shoppingcenter open 6am daily + tax D I N I N G

kennyshawaii.com

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Reservations Recommended

*Free parking available at First Hawaiian Bank

Maple Garden /Yen King

Open 7 days a week - Dinner 5pm - 10pm Sunday Brunch Buffet 11:30am - 2:30pm

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

8.50

BYOB

Discovery Bay (across Ilikai) 1778 Ala Moana Blvd., Ste 213

www.MonsoonIndiaOahu.com 941-5111

$

Now taking reservations for Lunch & Dinner

MO Garlic Tonkatsu Teishoku TU Chicken Tofu Teishoku WE Salmon Vegetable Croquette Teishoku TH Salmon Flake Chirashi Sush Donburi FR Ahi Kakuni Donburi SA Seared Ahi w/Miso Sauce Teishoku Now Serving Sashimi Teishoku for Lunch

$129 + tax

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November Daily Lunch Specials

953-2340

629 Keeaumoku St. (across Walmart) Mon-Sat 10am-11pm • Sun 10am-10pm

Ready made Bentos available daily

(1) 12-14 lb. turkey (1) quart sausage & sage stuffing (1) quart homemade turkey gravy

$159

942-5008

1518 Makaloa St. (across Walmart) Open 7 days 11am-11pm

Lunch 11 am - 5 pm; Dinner 5 pm - 9 pm Closed Sundays

Ready made Bentos available daily

1345 S. King Street Corner of S. King St. & Sheridan St. Close to Ala Moana Shpg Cntr & Wal Mart

Japanese Home Style Restaurant “Hinone Mizunone” Please enjoy the TEL. KAMADAKIGOHAN www.fujio-food.com cooked completely by “Ogama”.

942-4848

1 lb. Roasted Rib Eye Garlic Steak

24.95

$

Till the end of the year.

Thanksgiving Special: Prime Rib and Turkey Dinner only

19.95

$

Good on Thanksgiving Day only

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


WHERE TO DINE MEXICAN

PACIFIC RIM

Hot Pot Shabu Shabu

3660 on the Rise

11th Avenue Mexitlan Grill

3660 Waialae Ave. 737-1177

1137 11th Avenue, Kaimuki (11th Avenue Atrium) 737-5678

El Charro Mexicano Aiea Restaurant

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

2169 Kalia Rd., Outrigger Reef Hotel 923-2277

EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY 95 5-9PM $

16

327 Keawe St. Free validated parking at Wet Okole.

585-9545

YOGURT Yogen Fr u¨ z

Souvaly Thai Cuisine

1102 Fort Street Mall Windward Mall

803 Kam Hwy. 455-5888

Japanese Restaurant 2pc. SHRIMP AND 4pc. VEGETABLE TEMPURA WITH HOT OR COLD UDON OR SOBA & 4pc. GYOZA

DINNER BUFFET

2919 Kapiolani Blvd. 735-8488

327 Keawe St. 585-9545

“Thai Style” Hot Pot 949 Kapahulu Ave. 732-7666

2710 S. King St. 946-2073

Pho Kitchen

Blue Ocean Thai

Shabu Shabu Bangkok

Fukuya Delicatessen & Catering

629 Keeaumoku St. 953-2340

Bangkok Chef

SHABU SHABU

OKAZUYA

Green Papaya

THAI

The Ocean House Restaurant

99-115 Aiea Heights Drive 488-9727

VIETNAMESE

1518 Makaloa St. 942-5008

Try Our Famous Saimin! Customer Favorites: Marinated Fried Chicken BBQ Stick • Ahi Nitsuke Corned Beef Hash Tempura Oxtail Soup Sun-Thu 8am-10pm • Fri-Sat til 11pm Okazuya open daily from 8am

$ 7.50

SEKIYA’S RESTAURANT & DELICATESSEN Serving Hawaii for 75 Years!

Add rice for $1.00 • Not to be combined with any other coupons • Limited time only OPEN TUE-SUN LUNCH

2746 Kaimuki Ave

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

100 N. Beretania Street #113 (Parking inside Chinese Cultural Plaza)

536-3035

GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE

732-1656

ACROSS KAIMUKI H.S.

THANKSGIVING SPECIAL!

NOVEMBER 25-28, 2010 Fried Dumpling Salad Cream of Pumpkin Soup Rib Eye Steak:

CA LL FOR RE SER VAT ION S

8oz. pan fried with peppercorn sauce. Served with mashed potato, stuffing and vegetables.

Thanksgiving Seasonal Special Delights

Turkey Breast:

Lightly breaded, sauteed with mushrooms in marsala remi glaze sauce. Served with mashed potato, stuffing and vegetables.

Chef’s Selection Dessert $19.95

RESTAURANT

Pumpkin Cheesecake $28.00 Pumpkin Tarte $18.00 Pumpkin Pudding $3.60 Mini Caramel Tarte $3.55

SUNTORY

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

restaurantsuntory.com

Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 3rd Floor

(Place your order by 11/21, Sunday)

MARKET CITY SHOPPING CENTER

2919 Kapiolani Blvd.

735-3888

922-5511

941-6161

Mon - Fri 10 am to 12 mid • Sat 8 am - 12 mid • Sun 8 am - 10 pm

Buy one dinner entree, receive 2nd entree

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

#2 Fish Patties

50% OFF

KOREAN CUISINE

• LUNCH $14.95 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM • DINNER $21.95 3 PM -10 PM

valid Sun, Mon & Tue with ad Expires 11/23/10.

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

Coming Soon to 900 N. Nimitz Hwy

SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE SUNDAY................................... Melveen Leed

*DISCOUNT EXCLUDES ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGESWITH THIS AD. EXP. 11/30/10.

MONDAY ................................. Jerry Santos & Hula TUESDAY ................................. Robert Cazimero & Hula

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

Call for take out

www.bangkokchefexpress.com

NATHAN AWEAU Nov. 19 Only

WEDNESDAY ......................... Brothers Cazimero

930 McCully St. • 951-0511 / 951-0611

• PRIVATE PARTY ROOM • CONVENIENT PARKING

SISTA ROBI Nov. 18 Only

SATURDAY.............................. Danny Couch

FREE VALET PARKING • www.chefchai.com • Call 585-0011 D I N I N G

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amaaina are heading to Tanaka Saimin in droves these days, eager to sample delicious noodles and broth while seated in a large, sleekly designed interior. Open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day, the restaurant is located at 888 N. Nimitz Hwy., #103. For more information, call 524.2020.

Above: Employee Jearwen Escalante enjoys a helping of tasty noodles at Tanaka Saimin. Inset: Tanaka Saimin’s Special Saimin-Large Wun Tun Min ($8.45) with two pieces of shrimp tempura and a side order of barbecue beef stick ($2.40/piece). 1 | Myke Yamada and Joy Tamura 2 | Dean Hazama, Cory Ohta and Alana Kamikawa 3 | A stylish entrance greets customers at Tanaka Saimin on North Nimitz Highway 4 | Stella and Kainani Collins 5 | Derrick DeMello, Mona Kanahele, Cynthia Rixie and Kristine DeCorte 6 | Albert Tanimura, Jie Chun, Edmund Yee, Charles Kosaka, Gil Yamada, Dave Hiroshige, Doug Tyau, Ron Nakatsuji and Al Ching Photos by Lawrence Tabudlo

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Hawaii Dining Out 14 November 2010  

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