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(Clockwise, from left) Zpizza cook Chris Llarenas, kitchen manager Tyler Hayes and owner Cesar Llarenas take pride in every pizza that comes out of their ovens.

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ienvenidos, Ono readers! I just wrapped up my first week back at work after returning from a two week fiesta or siesta — what have you — in Spain, where I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Sevilla, Cordoba, Madrid, Toledo, Barcelona, Montserrat and Sitges — and my, what a beautiful country! Minus the day or two it took to get there, it was such a thrill to soak up the Spanish culture, speak the language, witness out-of-this-world Flamenco performances and dramatic architecture, and, of course, feast on meal after meal of exotic Spanish cuisine! Keep in mind, dinner is usually served between 9 and 11 p.m., so prior to that bar-hopping and the consumption of tapas is the way to go. Tapas, prominent in Spanish cuisine, are a wide variety of appetizers or snacks ranging from cold tapas of mixed olives and cheese, to warm tapas of chopitos aka fried baby squid. It’s believed that the Above: The editor presents a local favorite of hers, Sam Choy’s Kalua Pork Quesadilla ($10.95).

serving of tapas is designed to engage conversation, as it’s all about sharing your meal with others around you. I must admit, tapas are perfect for immersing yourself into the Spanish culinary world, because you are encouraged to taste a bit of everything — I recall one meal in particular in which 20 plates of tapas adorned the table to make a full meal! Now, I must say, Hawaii's take on tapas differs from that in Spain, however, the concept is the same — small portions of delicious food. Wanting to experience a local twist on tapas, I hit up a few of my favorite restaurants known for their “Ono, You Know” tapas-like appetizers and ate like there was no tomorrow!

Sam Choy’s Breakfast, Lunch & Crab For a local take on the ever-popular tapas, I headed straight to Sam Choy’s Breakfast, Lunch & Crab on North Nimitz Highway. After being in Spain for two weeks, I couldn't wait to get my hands on some familiar local grinds, while still savoring a bit of the vibrant Spanish culture. General manager Jeffrey Gaspar was ready for my appetite and presented me with three amazing appetizers (or tapas) that he knew I would love — with a vast menu before me, I wouldn’t know where to begin if I had to choose! First off was the Kalua Pork Quesadilla

($10.95). Beautifully plated, this local favorite features a warm grilled flour tortilla filled to the brim with kalua pork, sauteed onions and cheese, topped off with the perfect amount of fresh salsa, sour cream and a zesty barbecue sauce. Next to hit my palate was the ever so succulent Steamed Manila Clams ($13.95) drenched in a garlic, ginger, miso, pesto broth that is utterly divine. Finally, what would a tapas-like experience be without a sampling of what Gaspar regards as Sam Choy’s No. 1 appetizer? What would that be, you may ask? Well, if you’re a seafood aficionado, you’ll be happy to know it’s the Kahuku Luau Crab Dip ($12.95). Let me tell you, the mere mention of it is enough to make my mouth water. This todie-for appetizer spotlights an oven baked creamy crab and spinach dip, highlighted with artichoke and capers, and topped with a hint of Parmesan cheese. What’s more are the crispy pieces of grilled garlic French toast — this pairing is a match made in heaven! “These dishes go great with our many drink specials,” Gaspar says. “Our beers are, of course, the most popular, but as for a non-alcoholic drink, Sam Choy’s Cream Soda ($7) is a best-seller.” Happy Hour runs from 5 to 6:30 p.m. daily, and I’d highly recommend taking advantage of the various drink specials and the fact that regular pupus are 50 percent off. When it comes to tapas, the trick is to pace yourself — it’s all about tasting a little of everything. Now that’s something to smile about!

Sam Choy’s Breakfast, Lunch & Crab 580 N. Nimitz Highway 545.7979

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lover who chooses to be health conscious. DO: With heart disease and obesity on the rise, what steps does Zpizza take to promote a healthy diet and lifestyle? Llarenas: If you look at our product, we’re really serious about every ingredient that goes into it. For example, we offer the gluten-free crust, which gives people with certain dietary restrictions the opportunity to really enjoy pizza that tastes good. And we always do our best to use the freshest local ingredients, including the Waipoli lettuce that comes from Maui in our salads. We really work hard to educate our customers so that they can eat healthy. DO: Is there anything new that’s enticing the palates of Zpizza fans? Llarenas: Yes! We recently launched an all-natural pure pepperoni pizza earlier this month, and the pepperoni contains no preservatives and is MSG-free and fat-free — it's purely delicious pepperoni that’s made exclusively for Zpizza. This month we’re also giving back to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and will be donating $10 to the hospital for every case of pepperoni purchased by Zpizza locations. And in honor of National Pizza Month and its 25th anniversary, the restaurant is asking customers to help design its next pizza creation through the “Pure Pepperoni Design Your Dream Pizza” recipe contest throughout October. To enter, all you have to do is visit zpizza.com or our Facebook page for more information.

DO: Zpizza originated in Laguna Beach, Calif., and was founded in 1986 by Sid Fanarof. Today there’s about 100 Zpizza eateries worldwide, including locations in Hawaii, California, Arizona, Washington, D.C., Virginia and New York, to name a few, along with international locations in Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Vietnam. How did you become part of the Zpizza ohana? Llarenas: I was working at McDonald’s prior to this and always wanted to open my own restaurant — something new and relevant. I think it was my destiny to be a part of Zpizza because out of the blue in 2007 someone called me and asked me if I’d like to open a Zpizza franchise. So, I logged on to the website and soon found that Zpizza offers a very unique product that’s health conscious, and that’s something that I DO: Being that Zpizza teams up with wanted to be a part of — something good that’s better for the whole community. I many organizations such as St. Jude flew to California and visited some of the Children’s Research Hospital, how imporrestaurants, and when I tasted the product tant is it to give back to the community? Llarenas: I think it’s really important for I was completely sold. I fell in love with it. business survival because it’s the commuDO: What was your ultimate goal when nity that keep us in business, and because opening this pizza establishment? of that it’s necessary that we give back — Llarenas: Well, when you first open a helping the community and different new restaurant you need to really work at organizations to achieve their goals. This it and make sure that people know what year our nationwide goal is to raise $50,000 your restaurant stands for, which for us is for St. Jude. providing the highest quality of healthy ingredients at a reasonable price. Our tarDO: That's wonderful! When it comes to get audience has always been the pizza the delicious creations gracing the menu


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(Clockwise, from left) Zpizza cook Chris Llarenas, kitchen manager Tyler Hayes and owner Cesar Llarenas take pride in every pizza that comes out of their ovens.

here, salads, pizzas, pastas and more intrigue the appetite of many diners who want a guilt-free meal. What are some of Zpizza’s most sought after items? Llarenas: For starters, our most famous salad is the Pear & Gorgonzola salad ($8.50 small, $10.95 large) with sweet d’Anjou pear and a mild Gorgonzola with local Waipoli mixed greens and balsamic vinaigrette. Then we have our Moroccan Rustica Pizza ($12.95) with a crispier, crunchier crust, topped with basil pesto, mozzarella, roasted eggplant, feta cheese, caramelized onions and pine nuts. And when it comes to our Zpizza creations, the top picks include the Provence Pizza ($12.95 small, $23.95 large, $26.95 extra-large), one of Zpizza’s most popular vegetarian options with traditional Provence flavors, including capers, Roma tomatoes, low-fat mozzarella cheese and fresh basil; Italian Pizza ($12.95 small, $23.95 large, $26.95 extralarge) with basil pesto, mozzarella, ham artichoke hearts, fresh rounds of tomatoes and black olives; and the Casablanca Pizza ($12.95 small, $23.95 large, $26.95 extra-large) featuring roasted garlic sauce, mozzarella, ricotta, mushrooms, artichoke hearts and Parmesan. Finally, our Chicken Penne Pesto Pasta ($8.95) is highly requested as the penne pasta is mixed with button mushrooms, grilled chicken, basil pesto, fresh basil and pine nuts. DO: Many diners are familiar with Zpizza’s vibrant menu options. However, what would the public be surprised to know about this particular establishment? Llarenas: Well, I think they’d be surprised to know that our success at Zpizza in Hawaii is a result of our dedicated employees who work hard day in and day out. We currently have about 35 employees total. We

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ZPIZZA Where: 1200 Ala Moana Blvd. (Ward) 151 Hekili St. (Kailua) Call: 596.0066 (Ward) 230.8400 (Kailua) Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Website: zpizza.com

wouldn't be where we are today without them. DO: Just out of curiosity, how many pounds of pizza dough does Zpizza go through daily? Llarenas: On average, between the two stores I would say we go through 150-200 pounds of pizza dough a day — made fresh every morning in-house. DO: Is there any difference between the Ward and Kailua locations? Llarenas: They’re pretty similar, but Kailua’s location is a lot bigger in size and we do a lot more deliveries in Kailua, whereas in town, we have a lot more dine-in customers.

1 (back, from left) Zpizza’s Vison Purdy, Tyler Hayes, Katie KennedyPayne, (front, from left) Chris Llarenas and Cesar Llarenas with Zpizza favorites. 2 Customer service is priority at Zpizza. 3 Moroccan Rustica Pizza ($12.95) 4 Casablanca Pizza ($12.95 small, $23.95 large, $26.95 extra-large) 5 Italian Pizza ($12.95 small, $23.95 large, $26.95 extra-large) 6 Pear & Gorgonzola Salad ($8.50 small, $10.95 large) 7 Provence Pizza ($12.95 small, $23.95 large, $26.95 extra-large) 8 Chicken Penne Pesto Pasta ($8.95)

DO: Does Zpizza offer catering services as well? Llarenas: Yes, if people are interested in taking advantage of our catering services they can inquire within at any one of our locations and we’ll be more than happy to help you. DO: Cesar, what is the most rewarding aspect of being the owner of Zpizza? Llarenas: Having gone through the process of opening up my own restaurant has been extremely rewarding, as well as being able to cater to the people of Hawaii — I love working and interacting with people — and this job really is my passion. I’m definitely in the right business. I can honestly say that I’ve sampled everything on the menu and I am always excited to showcase new menu items.

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A sushi heaven awaits By Ali Resich The wonderful thing about kaitensushi restaurants is that a variety of mouth-watering sushi plates stream past you, and the only thing you have to do is pick them up and enjoy. Add one great price for all you can eat — or rather, all you can grab — sushi to the mix and you’ve got the exciting, new buffet services offered at SushiSan. Since March, this spot has been filling a double-layered conveyor belt with a variety of sushi to choose from. It recently added the buffet, which offers as many gliding temptations as you can eat at only $16.99 for lunch and $19.99 for dinner. All the classics like Maguro, Hamachi, Salmon and Tuna are yours for the taking, with complimentary green tea sweetening the deal. This exciting line of food also pulls along the innovative nigiri and roll creations of head chef

Yeoungmu Heo. "We like to offer creative sushi options and they are always changing," says vice president Ewan Kim. The Rainbow Roll, for example, features the typically delicious combination of salmon, unagi, maguro, avocado and cream cheese. Heo adds a unique twist to the item with drizzles of teriyaki and honey mustard sauces as well as cherry tomato and caper garnishes. Rainbow rolls will never be the same. Kim recommends the ever popular Garlic Salmon and Garlic Maguro plates because of the irresistible house-made special garlic sauce. In true buffet fashion, SushiSan offers variety and abundance.

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ou’ve heard the buzz: Locavore is the way to go these days — eating what’s grown where you live rather than food that has been shipped from who knows where. Many believe that locally grown food, even if it’s not organic, is preferable to organic food if it’s shipped from thousands of miles away. Freshness is one good reason, and also that

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it’s healthiest to eat the products from where you live — you know, the whole circle of life thing. And we keep our money right here in our Island economy. All that’s locally grown and produced reigns at 4Kings Kitchen. Chef Kapo Kealoha and manager Hana Smith are Hawaii born and bred, and they feel strongly about supporting local

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pretty much guaranteed the freshest ingredients available. For many patrons of the South King Street eatery, it’s Chef Kealoha’s favorite Mochiko Chicken and his popular Not Your Normal Loco made with freshly caught mahi mahi that reign supreme.

But for you locavores out there who don’t eat meat or fish, Dining Out perused the menu and discovered a dish just for you: a locally sourced vegetarian salad. The Tofu Salad with North Shore Tomato and Organic Makaha Greens ($11) is a meal-size salad with pan-seared tofu atop MA‘O Organic “Sassy Mix” greens, North Shore red onions and WOW Farm tomatoes from the Big Island topped with a housemade Roasted Garlic and Hawaiian Ogo Vinaigrette. Smith notes that there are other dressings available and it’s perfectly OK to substitute one of them. Not only will you feel virtuous for eating a healthy salad, you’ll be helping our Island farmers. Contact Terri Hefner at diningout@staradvertiser.com

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Hours: Daily from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.

1 XO Sauce Lamb ($13.95) 2 Whole Steamed Uhu ($14.95 per pound) 3 Abalone ($80 per pound) 4 Kau Yuk with bean sauce ($11.50) 5 Yun Fang Chen holding Seafood Market’s fresh catch (Lobster $10/piece, Large Lobster $12 per pound). Also available is Dungeness Crab ($8.50 per pound). 6 Salt and Pepper Dungeness Crab ($30.95 2 pounds and up) 7 Waitress Kristy Peng with Abalone.

eafood reigns at Lobster King, where the public can enjoy not only a delicious meal at a great price, but also take home a fresh catch of live lobster, dungeness crab, abalone, fish, clams and more. In response to a growing number of requests from customers, the popular restaurant recently opened Seafood Market next door, where in addition to fresh seafood, you’ll find land chicken, black chicken and a variety of vegetables. The assortment of seafood is shipped in two to three times a week from around the country. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. “We offer the best price in town,” says owner June Kim, noting the abalone is only $5.50 for one piece. “A lot of people asked to buy and take home (to cook themselves), so we thought, why not? And we do wholesale to other restaurants. We also are still expanding the selection, and because of our inventory at Seafood Market, we have a new, bigger menu (at Lobster King).” Lobster King offers an extensive menu of 173 dishes plus daily specials such as the XO Sauce Lamb 6 7

for $13.95. Customer favorites include, of course, the live lobster for only $11.99 with the purchase of an entree, the dungeness crab at just $30.95 for 2 pounds and up, Chinesestyle whole fish (available are steamed uhu $14.95/pound, seabass $30/pound and kumu $32/pound), Kau Yuk (Braised Pork) with bean sauce $11.50 and live giant abalone $80/pound. “The lobster can be prepared with butter garlic, ginger and green onion, salt and pepper, black bean sauce, or my favorite is steamed — then you can really taste the lobster meat,” notes Kim. “Also, everybody says we have the best kau yuk. It’s very tender and juicy. “Also, for a long time, crab was in high season so we didn’t have a lot. But, from this week on, it will be better and we will have more of a supply so customers can enjoy.” Lobster King also offers a full bar, however, you can bring your own wine for a corkage fee of $10 per table. Takeout orders, catering and set party menus also are available. With so many options, dining at Lobster King can easily turn into a royal feast.

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n Oct. 17, 1966, Zippy’s Restaurant first opened on Oahu at its McCully location at 1725 S. King St. Since then, the eatery — known as Hawaii’s favorite neighborhood restaurant — has since expanded to 24 locations on Oahu and one in Kahului, Maui. To commemorate its anniversary, Zippy’s is offering one of its signature plates, the Chili Frank, at a special price. “Through the month of October, you can get a Chili Frank plate for only $6.45 at the fast food counter ($7.45 at the dine-in restaurant),” says Jay Crisologo, creative specialist for Zippy’s marketing. “It includes a hearty Miller’s frank, Zippy’s original chili recipe, rice and macaroni salad. This special offer is available until Oct. 31 at all Zippy’s locations except Kahului and cannot be combined with any other promotional offers, coupons or discount cards.” Customers not only benefit from the Chili Frank’s discounted price, but with the purchase of this plate or any other Zippy’s item, they can receive an entry blank for a chance to win Zippy’s Ultimate Tailgate Giveaway, which is ongoing through Nov. 28. “We started it (the Ultimate Tailgate Giveaway) in late August or early September,” explains Crisologo. “Every year, we usually give away one trip for two to Las Vegas, but this year, we’re giving away three total — two

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extra trips — in celebration of our anniversary.” In addition to the opportunity to win Zippy’s Ultimate Tailgate Giveaway, customers have the chance to be the weekly winner of Zippy’s Tailgate Party Pac, which is valued at more than $700. “The Tailgate Party Pac comes with a lot. It includes a portable tent, portable chairs, a cooler, lots of Aloha Shoyu products, and food and drinks,” Crisologo says. While this month features many promotions and specials regarding the restaurant’s anniversary and football season, Zippy’s also is partnering with baseball player Shane Victorino to raise funds for the Shane Victorino Foundation. In its collaboration with Victorino, Zippy’s is offering the “Vic Pac” ($8.48 in fast food, $9.68 in restaurant) from now through Nov. 30. “Shane Victorino is one of the few locals from Hawaii who made it big in major league baseball,” explains Crisologo. “He has this foundation that helps under-privileged kids, and he teamed up with Zippy’s to raise funds for it. The Vic Pac is made with Shane’s favorites and includes Teriyaki Beef, Spam, Portuguese Sausage and Chicken Katsu. The Vic Pac is being sold at a promotional price and prices are higher at Zippy’s Kahului. Every time we sell a Vic Pac, 50 cents from each Vic Pac will be donated to his foundation.” Customers can also donate to the Shane Victorino Foundation by purchasing baseball cutouts at the cash registers for $1 at all Zippy’s locations or by making donations at designated boxes.

Zippy’s Chicken Barrel ($35.25, 21 pieces) and Chili Barrel ($27.25, 7 lbs) continue to reign as the eatery’s signature items. While these items are popular year-round for potlucks, they are ordered frequently for football tailgate parties. “What makes us unique is we have a fast food counter and we have a dine-in restaurant, so we appeal to many tastes,” Crisologo says. “One of the things people like about Zippy’s is that it’s convenient; you can call in an order and come pick it up. It’s (chili and chicken) a tried-and-true favorite in Hawaii. These items (the chicken and chili barrels) are available at the fast food counter only, and prices are slightly higher at Pearlridge, Ala Moana and Kahului Zippy’s restaurants.” While Zippy’s is famous for its chili and chicken, the eatery is providing its customers with new dine-in restaurant menu options, such as the Korean Chicken Salad ($9.25) — a medley of fresh Nalo greens, delicious Korean fried chicken, cucumbers and tomato wedges, served with Zippy’s house dressing — and the Mandarin Orange Salad ($6.50), featuring Nalo greens topped with mandarin orange wedges, dried cranberries and toasted almonds, served with a red wine vinaigrette dressing. “We’ve been introducing salads throughout the year and we brought these two back,” Crisologo says. “We’re trying to do this initiative to start using more local products, and Nalo greens is one of them. I personally highly recommend the Mandarin Orange Salad.”

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1 Zippy's memorabilia from the past to today. 2 Vic Pac ($8.48 fast food, $9.68 in restaurant through Nov. 30) 3 Mandarin Orange Salad ($6.50 restaurant only) 4 Korean Chicken Salad ($9.25 restaurant only) 5 Chili Frank plate ($6.45 fast food counter, $7.45 in restaurant through Oct 31) 6 Zippy’s Chicken Barrel ($35.25, 21 pieces) 7 Zippy’s Chili Barrel ($27.25, 7 lbs)

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Uncle’s Fish Market and Grill Where: 1135 N. Nimitz Hwy., Honolulu Call:

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1 Fresh Oysters on the Half Shell ($11.95) 2 Uncle’s Signature Poke Tower ($15.95) 3 Uncle’s Famous Poke ($8.95) 4 Large Ahi Sashimi Platter ($27.95) 5 Fresh Steamed Clams ($14.95) Nathalie Walker photos

Best “Japanese Style” Shabu Shabu in Hawaii

ubree Kane, a student at Myron B. Thompson Academy, has a single request every time her family ventures from their Ocean Pointe home to stop by Uncle’s Fish Market and Grill at Pier 38. After attending her performing arts class at the school last Wednesday, Aubree talked her mother into stopping to sample her favorite seafood restaurant. It was Mom’s first visit, but it won’t be her last time. “She had the poke tower and I got the seafood pasta (made with fresh fish, shrimp, scallops, calamari rings, mussels and clams) and everything was delicious,” said Lisa Kane. “We traded plates halfway through. We're definitely coming back.” Uncle’s has a full menu that includes salads, entrees, cocktails and, most important, pupus by the pound. Seriously, these things are hearty.

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The Uncle’s Famous Poke ($8.95) is a hunkin’ bowl of fresh caught sashimigrade ahi that is bought every morning at the fish auction and mixed with onion, sesame oil and Hawaiian sea salt. If you like your ahi appetizer a little larger, the Large Ahi Sashimi Platter ($27.95) is a smart choice. The ahi has a soft, buttery texture. Wrapped with a shiso leaf and daikon cut into vermicelli-sized curls, the fish takes on a whole different character. Plus, with 27-30 notsmall pieces, there will be plenty to share. The Fresh Steamed Clams ($14.95) is served with crunchy garlic bread and a white wine butter broth with garlic and onion. The broth is perfect for dipping the garlic bread and does not overpower the taste of the clams. Executive chef Ernie Gray uses a light touch with all his ingredients, understanding fully that

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fresh, high-quality ingredients are best when left alone. Plus, his presentations are first rate. “Ernie is like a food artist,” says general manager Sean Simpson. “Our dishes are just beautiful.” None more so than Uncle’s Signature Poke Tower ($15.95), Aubree’s favorite. The light, fresh appetizer for many that is stacked high with sushi-grade rice, poke, fresh guacamole, tuna tartar, masago, toasted sesame, nori and served with fresh tortilla chips. The creamy guacamole blends perfectly with the fresh fish and the chips provide a crispy texture change — it’s just fun to eat. If that's not enough, the Fresh Oysters on the Half Shell ($11.95) are sweet and come with a tasty cocktail sauce. If you happen by from Thursday through Sunday, Uncle’s offers eight types of sushi for you to try.

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A light and spicy Thai kick Kaew’s Thai Villa Where: 1502 Liliha St., Honolulu Call: 535.9928 Hours: Monday, lunch only 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, lunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m., dinner 5-9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. this dish pop. Laid on a bed of long beans, peas and onions, the lightly cooked sea bass marinates in sliced, fresh ginger and basil with curry sauce, which is delightfully light, packed with just enough heat and spice. Topping the dish are fresh, colorful bell peppers. “This dish is fresh and healthy — for someone who loves fish and vegetables, this is perfect,” says Anuttsara. Kaew’s Thai Villa also caters each meal to everyone, as they can make any dish on the menu a vegetarian meal. “Everything here can be vegetarian and we are happy to do it. We know a lot of people like tofu or vegetables and we can certainly do that,” she adds.

ewly opened this past June, Kaew’s Thai Villa in Kalihi boasts a refreshing and healthy menu of traditional and original Thai dishes and meals. Chef Kaew Anuttsara knew when she opened, that health and wellness had to be an intricate piece of each menu item. Studying and cooking internationally, she gained an understanding of and enjoyment for the preparation and taste of fresh, ingredients that are good for the mind and body. “This is authentic and healthy Thai food. We use fresh vegetables that we get daily. We don't use any MSG, period. We only use light oils and try to use very little oil at all. We just want to try and help people eat healthy, too,” Anuttsara says. A good example of Chef Kaew’s healthy expertise is the Spicy Ginger fish fillet (pad path pla) served for $10.50. The fresh fillet of sea bass is the focal point of this dish, but the flavoring and spices that surround the fish make Spicy Ginger fish fillet ($10.50) | Nathalie Walker photo

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You know it’s going to be delicious if the head chef recommends it. Lester Nishida, teppanyaki master at Kobe Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, is sharing some of his favorite dishes to grill up with hungry Dining Out readers. Soon to return to the menu as a regular item is one of Nishida’s top recommendations, the The Rib-Eye Steak ($34.95). “For a lot of our customers, it’s their favorite cut of meat, so they’re happy we brought that back," says owner Roy Nakamura. Another dish the chef proudly serves is the Teppan Scallops ($29.95), offering a plentiful 9-ounce simply grilled with shoyu, butter and salt to complement the seafood’s natural flavor. You can see the excellence of these scallops from grill to plate as they remain plump and juicy. If you can’t choose between steak and seafood, why not have both with the Steak and Lobster Combo ($45.95). This geographically diverse dish features a generous portion of top notch Tristan lobster accompanying 6 to 7 ounces. of New York steak. Steak and Lobster Combo ($45.95) | Lawrence Tabudlo photo All of these sizzling cheffavorites come with a teppan shrimp appetizer, tsukemono, shabushabu soup, assorted grilled vegetables, beans sprouts, steamed rice and hot green tea. For an extra burst of flavor, try the fried rice ($4). Making every dish a slam dunk, Rooms Private ble Kobe serves up two sauces that are Availa made in-house daily by the same chef to ensure a consistently great product. Nakamura suggests the creamy mustard sauce with a little kick to accompany steaks, while the softly sweet ginger sauce goes well

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Wilhelmina Rise, this exquisite eatery boasts some of the best in Pacific fusion cuisine. The restaurant opened its doors in September 1992 by partners celebrity chef Russell Siu and manager Gale Ogawa, with four banquet rooms later added in 1999. Today, this top-notch establishment continues to flourish, thanks to its mouthwatering creations and impecable customer service. “We’re not looked upon as a 'tapas restaurant,' but we do offer a bunch of appetizers that could constitute as tapas,” Leong explains. Music to my ears! Leong worked some culinary magic and quickly whipped up a few tantalizing tapas, including Braised Kurobuta Pork Belly ($11.75), Crispy Fried Calamari ($10.50) and the Vegetarian Appetizer of the Evening ($10.50). Considered to be the Kobe beef of pork, the Braised Kurobuta Pork Belly traces its roots to Japan and is all you could ever wish for when satisfying your carnivore cravings. With its crispy exterior, the meat is tender and seasoned with a blend of herbs and spices, then served with caramelized Maui onions, natural pan juices and grilled flatbread. Delicious! Next, the Crispy Calamari could very well be constituted as your “typical tapa,” as its paired with a sinful toasted garlic and roasted tomato dipping sauce. “On average we use up to 10 pounds of squid daily. People love our calamari,” Leong explains. Impressive, right? Now, if you’re all about healthy eating or a vegetarian at that, the calamari might not be your best bet, but I’m sure you’ll be wowed by Leong’s Vegetarian Appetizer of the Evening, consisting of a fire-roasted vegetable Israli couscous timbale wrapped with locally grown WOW tomatoes, and accompanied with a medley of Nalo greens with an orange basil vinaigrette. “Tapas/appetizers are great because it

The Fat Greek’s George Stephanos with the Tapas Platter ($36)

3660’s Vegetarian Appetizer of the Evening ($10.50)

Sam Choy’s Steamed Manila Clams in a garlic, ginger, miso, pesto broth ($13.95)

3660’s Crispy Fried Calamari ($10.50)

allows diners to share many things, and European/Mediterranean restaurants, it also gives chefs the opportunity to and our Tapa/Appetizer Platter ($36) for showcase a variety of items,” Leong says. four is great,” Stephanos says. Yes, everything under the sun is pre3360 on the Rise sented before you in this remarkable 3660 Waialae Ave. platter — you can literally have it all. 737.1177 Take for example, the fact that you receive a nice helping of Hummus, Babaganoush, Dolmas (grape leaves The Fat Greek Savory tapas await you at The Fat stuffed with rice and herbs), Mussels, Greek on Waialae Avenue, as owner Spanakopita (spinach and feta cheese Francois Provenza and his business part- baked in phyllo), Merguez Sausage and ner George Stephanos are the master- Feta Cheese and Olives. “The Hummus and the Mussels are minds behind the award-winning culinary creations found here. Specializing in probably among the top two,” he adds. Mediterranean cuisine, the establish- The famous Hummus (served with pita ment welcomes diners to a relaxing bread) is comprised of chick peas blendatmosphere, similar to one you may wan- ed with tahini, lemon, olive oil, garlic and herbs, and the Mussels are cooked to der upon in the Greek isles. “Tapas are becoming increasingly pop- perfection and flavored with The Fat ular here in Hawaii, especially at Greek’s special sauce, ginger, capers, gar-

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lic, lemon and special Greek spices. According to Stephanos, everything on this platter can be ordered individually as well. “We have a strong tapas concept here,” he states. “Tapas are great because it’s a small taste of everything for your palate.” With two additional locations in Waikiki and a kiosk at Ala Moana Center’s food court, a taste of The Fat Greek is accessible to everyone. In fact, a Kailua location is set to open in Enchanted Lake Shopping Center this December. The Fat Greek does not dissapoint!

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1132 Cafe caters to all healthy cravings

132 Cafe & Catering is a saving grace for the downtown office crowd. The restaurant, which has two locations — 1132 Bishop St. and 999 Bishop St. — can take downtowners through the whole workday. The cafe can help you start the day off with a kick, give you an energizing lunch break and even send you home with a quality dinner. “For breakfast, we bake our own pastries,” says Stefan Kruger, who co-owns the restaurant with his wife Edna. Among these freshbaked pastries are the Marzipan Croissant ($2.82) and a variety of Muffins and Scones ($1.96). 1132 also offers the Breakfast Burrito Wrap ($4.97), which includes two choices of ham, egg, bacon and cheese, French Toast ($3.95) and Curry Fried Rice ($4.49 for a small) with either two eggs, bacon or Spam. For lunch, 1132 offers the kind of convenience and taste that is perfect for people who need to get right back to the office. Kruger says that much of the menu was designed specifically with those needs in mind. “We

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looked at our customers and a lot of them want something tasty and light,” he explains. “But a lot of people are in their office all day, so they also want something that is still filling.” Lunch options include the 1132 Salad ($6.92 large), which comes with cranberries, strawberries, mangoes and glazed walnuts, Tuna Salad Sandwich ($5.97) and Kalua Pork Sandwich ($6.92). In addition to these fixed menu items, 1132 also features weekly hot lunch specials like Stuffed Bell Pepper with Rice and Vegetables ($7.26). This week’s specials include the Furikake Trio Plate ($8.95), which comes with Furikake eggplant, Furikake – See page 14

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1132 Cafe Owners Stefan and Edna Kruger using a Brasilia Espresso Machine, the classic way to make an espresso.

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By Anja Peter wo thumbs up for this place if you are craving a tasty burger at a very resonable price! Teddy's Bigger Burgers has a vast menu to choose from, and is known for its freshly made hamburger patties and quality beef bursting with intense flavors. Dining Out recently paid a visit to the University location on South Beretania Street and bumped into customers Brisen Oshiro-Chin, Tony Huang and Kelsy Saruwatari during lunchtime. We asked

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Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily Kelsy Saruwatari: "I ordered a 5-ounce Bacado Burger. It's an original burger that comes with Cheddar, bacon and half an avocado. The meat is fresh and the flavor comes through perfectly."

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chicken and calamari with vegetables and curry fried rice. Also on next week’s menu are Pumpkin Lasagna with salad ($7.26) and Angus Beef Meat Loaf with Linguini Pasta ($6.92). 1132 also features monthly specials. Right now, stop in for October’s Pumpkin Pizza ($3.96 for a slice), which comes with broccoli and optional bacon bits. You can view the specials for the week at 1132cafe.com. The website is updated often, so people can check out what’s for lunch before heading down. Plus, Kruger says, most of the lunch options are designed to fit into a half-hour lunch break. Even the hot lunches average only a 4-7 minute

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wait time. And 1132 has got your cravings covered after the workday is done, too. “We offer take-home dinners because people finish work and then go ‘OK, what’s for dinner now?’” Kruger says. “So we offer a restaurant-quality dinner for the whole family.” Take-home dinners are available for pick up Monday–Friday after 2 p.m. The dinner menu changes each week and includes options like Pork Gisantes with Vegetables and Rice ($18.50 for four people). Check the website for weekly dinner options. Contact Christina O’Connor at diningout@staradvertiser.com

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is well-coated. • Deep-fry in pre-heated oil at 300-325 degrees until fish turns to golden brown. Remove from oil and put in center of plate. Top with Wasabi Aioli.

Ingredients: • 2 pieces salmon fillet, about 6 ounces • 1 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) • 3 tablespoons furikake • 1 egg, beaten • flour, for dredging • salt and pepper • oil, for frying

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Preparation: • Combine panko and furikake, then set aside. Season the fish with salt and pepper. • Dust with flour, dip in the egg, then coat with panko mixture until salmon

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Free Validated parking at Waikiki Marina

Your choice of syrups: Sugar Free Maple Maple • Coconut Strawberry – NEW! Blueberry – NEW!

841-0931

Kam Shopping Center Open 6am Daily

TWO GREAT LOCATIONS! AIEA HONOLULU 98-150 Kaonohi St. 484-2222

510 Piikoi St. 589-2299

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WHERE TO DINE AMERICAN

Symbol Key

4 Kings Kitchen

Breakfast

BAKERY

Ige’s Restaurant & 19th Puka

Fendu Boulangerie

98-761 Oihana Place, Aiea 486-3500

2671 S. King St. 951-5464

Lunch

2752 Woodlawn Dr. Manoa Marketplace 988-4310

Teddy’s Bigger Burger Atlantis Seafood & Steak

After Midnight

2284 Kalakaua Avenue 922-6868

Alcohol served

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

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

343 Saratoga Road 923-EGGS (3447)

Catering

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

Tropics Bar & Grill

Eggs n’ Things

Online

La Palme D’or

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

Dinner

Napoleon’s Bakery Located inside of Zippy’s

High Quality at Affordable Prices!

This Month's Featured Wine Dinner

“Wild” About Mushrooms Wednesday, Nov. 9 6:30pm

HAPPY HOUR Tues-Fri

Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup

5-7pm & 9-11pm

Wild Mushroom Tart

50% OFF

Special Pupu Menu

DRAFT BEERS

with Foie Gras •

Parking along left side of Bldg and right side of bldg all stalls except 1-10

Wild Mushroom Ragout • with Fire Roasted Lamb •

Dinner Menu

Vacherin Tart with Strawberry Ice Cream

2 Choice Teishoku Combo

Strawberry Grand Marnier Sauce

$75 40% off all bottles of wine or corkage fee waived

$

17.75- 22.75

OPEN 11 am - 9 pm Lunch 11 am - 4 pm Dinner 4 pm - 9 pm

ON THE RISE

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

50% OFF

15% OFF

Party Room Available for 20-80 people

NO MSG

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

Maple Garden/Yen King 909 Isenberg Street • 941-6641 www.MapleGardenHawaii.com

TRY OUR WON TON MEIN SOUP

942-4848

Lunch & Late Night Special

$5.99 & up

LUNCH SPECIAL $8.95 Also Available Curry & Steak Monday-Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm, 5pm–10pm

3579 Waialae Avenue 737-8820

• ALA MOANA BLVD. (Waikiki) • KUHIO AVE (Waikiki) • PEARL CITY • KANEOHE • HILO

Ala Moana (Free Parking) @IHOP_Hawaii Not valid with any other specials, promos, coupons, or discounts Expires October 31

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL Live Lobster

$

$7.99 & up OPEN DAILY: 10am — midnight 923 KEEAUMOKU ST.

Best Cantonese Cuisine

special offers. Beverages excluded. Expires 10/28/11

SHRIMP TEMPURA

Dinner

TEL.

WITH COUPON Not to be combined with other

Valid Monday thru Friday dinner only. For up to 20 people. Not to be combined with any other offer or discounts.

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

www.fujio-food.com

499

SUSHI BAR SPECIAL

Buy Two Entrees or Buffets Get 3rd one at 50% OFF!

Closed Sundays

Japanese Home Style Restaurant “Hinone Mizunone” Please enjoy the KAMADAKIGOHAN cooked completely by “Ogama”.

AT

with purchase of 1-Entree

Served with rice, miso soup, two side dishes, and pickles. Choose from • Fried Oyster • Ebi Fry • Ahi Sashimi • Broiled Salmon Chicken Katsu • Miso Butterfish • Karaage • Pork Ginger Sizzling Hamburger Steak • Tempura • Tonkatsu and many more! Bentos and assorted musubi available daily as well as ala carte specials

STARTING

LOBSTERS $11.99

Crispy Fried Quail

Wild Mushroom Risotto

$

JUST FOR ! OCTOBER

955-3388

10.99

w/ purchase of any entree through October 31, 2011

Choice of: Steamed w/ Butter Black Bean Sauce, Ginger & Green Onion, Salt & Pepper, Specialty Sauce

Hong Kong Style Cuisine

1380 S. King St. • 944-8288 • 11am - 3am Daily • www.lobsterkinghi.com

946-8206 www.mccullysc.com Exp 10/31/11 *Excludes Beverages. Not combinable with any other offers. Some restrictions apply.

*

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Ample Parking Available in Basement off Pumehana Street 1960 Kapiolani Blvd. • Suite 209 • Honolulu • HI 96826


WHERE TO DINE Panya

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

CATERERS 1132 Cafe

Makittii

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

2380 Kuhio Ave. 923-2260

CAFE

BUFFET 930 McCully St. 951-0511/0611

Market City Shopping Center 2919 Kapiolani Blvd 735-3888

Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine

Koko Cafe

590 Farrington Hwy 692-9880

Canton Seafood Restaurant

A Catered Experience

Anytime Cafe

Camellia Buffet

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

923 Keeaumoku St. 955-3388

94-1068 Ka Uka Blvd. 677-7744

CHINESE

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

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

123 WOK 1111 MCully Street 955-8889

Buy one dinner entree, receive 2nd entree

TRY OUR

50% OFF valid Sun, Mon & Tue with ad Expires 10/25/11.

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JUNIOR KEKUEWA JR.

Price slightly higher at Ala Moana, Pearlridge and Kahului.

MOCHA ROLL & DUTCH APPLE PIE

MAKANA

Wed. Oct. 19

SUNDAY . . . . . . . Melveen Leed MONDAY . . . . . . . Jerry Santos & Hula THURSDAY . . . . . Sista Robi & Jeff Rasmussen FRIDAY . . . . . . . . Nathan Aweau SATURDAY. . . . . . Danny Couch

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

Introduces New York Style

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

by Chef JJ

@ LE CACAO BISTRO

10% OFF Mon thru Thursday ONLY 11am-2pm - 5-6pm

3-4 COURSE MEAL: Soup or Salad • Appetizer

CHOICE OF ENTREES:

2380 Kuhio Ave • Tel: 923-2260 $2/2 hr. only parking Miramar at Waikiki • Parking Validation Dinner time only.

SENIOR SPECIAL

30% OFF 50% OFF

Lunch 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. Must purchase beverage. Expires 10/23/11

98-150 Kaonohi St. • Tel: 486-5100

*Menu and prices subject to change.

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL FREE BIRTHDAY MEAL FOR ANY AGE With Family and Group

LUNCH & DINNER

*Excluding Happy Buffet

20% 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. Must purchase beverage. Expires 10/23/11

NY Steak • Grilled Pork Rack • Grilled Chicken Breast Beef Tenderloin • Grilled Salmon or Opakapaka

CHOICE OF DESSERTS Now Serving... Steak, Seafood, Pizza, Pasta & Pastry Open Daily 11a – 9p for Lunch, Dinner & Afternoon Tea 3441 Waialae Ave • 626-5368 JJ Bistro - 3447 Waialae Ave • 739-0993 www.lecacaobistro.com D I N I N G O U T | O CT. 1 6 - 2 2 , 2 0 1 1 | 17


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

new

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

Kam Shopping Center 1620 N. School Street, #120 847-1234 / 841-8668

111 N. King St. 521-8268

1113 Smith St. 545-3008

Happy Day Chinese Restaurant

Lung Fung Chinese Restaurant

3553 Waialae Ave. 738-8666

5724 Kalanianaole Hwy. 377-5566

FAMILY DINING Bibas

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant

Mandalay (The)

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

Liliha Square 524-1628

1055 Alakea St. 525-8585

449 Kapahulu Ave. 735-5544

946-8833

New Liu’s Chop Suey

Little Villlage Noodle House

Hee Hing Restaurant

On On at McCully

ON ON at McCully 1110 McCully St.

238

$

Special Price for Table of 10 Chinese Chicken Salad Diced Winter Melon with Seafood Soup Crispy Chicken with Ginger Scallion Honey Walnut Shrimp Sautéed Beef with Chinese Greens Steamed Fish Fillets with Ginger Scallion House Special Seafood Noodles Steamed Rice Dessert

New! Salad Bar Included with Entrees

LIVE Music • Private Parties • Fundraisers

RESTAURANT & 19TH PUKA 98-761 Oihana Place, Aiea • 486-3500 www.igesrestaurant.com 1

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www.themandalayhawaii.com

Hot & Ready to Serve

Di y thru

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All Uncle’s is Always FrFish es never frozen h, !

Relax and Enjoy Thanksgiving with your Family & Friends! Thanksgiving Turkey Package

99

139

$

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)

Fresh Atlantic Salmon with Crab Cake

$22.95

Limited Quantities.

Blackened Cajun Salmon on top of a crabcake topped with garlic yuzu aioli

Dine-in or Carry-out Available MONDAY

10 AM - 3 PM |

TUES

-

SUN

Turkey Hotline 384-8379

10 AM - 9 PM

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

Join us for LUNCH & DINNER | Plenty of FREE Parking 1 8 | D I N I N G O U T | O CT. 1 6 - 2 2 , 2 0 1 1

All orders must be placed in advance and paid for at time of ordering. Pick up at 885 Queen St. Thanksgiving Day from 10am - 3pm CATERING HOTLINE 783-7901

www.ilovecountrycafe.com

#26

Papaya Salad

Celebrate Your Birthday

OUR IMMENSELY POPULAR TAKE-OUT PLATE LUNCH FOR ONLY... $

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

6.25

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

NOW OPEN at 900 N. Nimitz Hwy 536-5870 536-8570 1627 Nuuanu Ave 585-8839 2955 E. Manoa Rd 988-0212 Mon-Sat 10:30am-9pm; Sun 12n-8pm

Call For Take Out www.bangkokchefexpress.com

159

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

2440 Kuhio Ave.

922 5555 www.hyshawaii.com

$

Ham and Scallop Soup • Chinese Chicken Salad

Special Menu • Peking Duck w/ Buns • Steamed Sea Bass w/ Ginger & Onions for10 • Walnut Shrimp • Capitol Pork Chops • Boneless Chicken Cake Noodle • Rice Chef’s Dessert of the Day

111 N. King St. near Maunakea 7am -10pm No credit cards accepted for special menu

521-8268 Free Parking in the Rear DINNER HOURS ONLY

Dim Sum

Served 7am Daily

1

$ 98 Take-out Orders Welcomed


WHERE TO DINE BIG CITY DINER Waipio 678-8868 Kailua 263-8880 Kaimuki 738-8855 Pearlridge East 487-8188 Ward Entertainment Center 591-8891

IHOP

Kit N Kitchen

Shakey’s Pizza Parlor

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

1010 University Avenue 942-7622

Le Cacao Bistro

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

JJ Bistro & French Pastry

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

3441 Waialae Ave.

626-5368

Star of Honolulu Cruises & Events

Newtown Drive Inn

1540 South King Street 983-STAR (7827)

3447 Waialae Ave.

98-330 Kaahele St. 487-3363

739-0993

Panya Bistro • Bakery • Bar

Kenny’s Restaurant

Ala Moana Center, Mauka - Mall Level 946-6388

1620 N. School St. 841-0931

I Love Country Cafe

1311 N. King St. 847-7697

Wailana Coffee House

Rainbow Drive Inn

Kenny’s Express Hawaiian BBQ

885 Queen St. 4725 Bougainville Dr. 783-7901

The Old Saimin House

2nd Floor, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center 922-9333

1860 Ala Moana Blvd. 955-1764

3308 Kanaina Ave. 737-0177

Restaurant Epic

Zippy’s

1131 Nuuanu Ave. 587-7877

Call the one nearest you.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL $15.95 Complete Dinner $

1.00 Chili Plate

Sunday, October 16th

(11am-7pm)

Anniversary Specials will be sold only at the parking lot tent •Limit 5 items each •No phone orders •While supplies last

3308 Kanaina Avenue

New Hours 5:30 - 6:45pm

Summer Rolls $3.49

$11.45 Complete Lunch

Offer valid on dine-in orders only. Must present coupon. Cannot be combined with other offers or coupons. Exp 10/31/11

& after 10:30 p.m.

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

Military w/ID receive 10% OFF facebook.com/phomylienhawaii

PLAN YOUR TURKEY & HOLIDAY PARTY NOW! Get 10% OFF until 10/30. We offer Catering or have your Party at 1132 Cafe 999 Bishop Street First Hawaiian Center

947-2836

Open 7 Days • 2700 So. King St.

Call us at 526-1777

WESTRIDGE SHOPPING CENTER • 488-4900 (Next to Makino Chaya) 98-150 Kaonohi St., Aiea Mon-Sat 10am-10pm • Sun 10am-8pm

10% OFF

Exp 10/20/11 Coupon must be present. Not valid during Happy Hour.

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

947-1133

or see the menu at:

www.1132CAFE.com

Purchases of $25 or more

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

It’s A Frightfully Fun Way to Celebrate Ocean front dining

Valet parking available

Wednesday, October 26, 6:00pm • Ghoulish Good Buffet

COMPLIMENTARY UNCLE MOKI’S LAVA FLOW DESSERT WITH THE PURCHASE OF 2 DINNER ENTREES

• Amazing Magic • Keiki Costume Contest & More

To BOOOk your Tickets 955-9676 or online www.halekoa.com Mention Promo code SpookSA1014 at booking.

Must present coupon. Not valid with any other discounts or specials. Exp 10/23/11.

OUTRIGGER REEF HOTEL • 2169 KALIA RD. • 923–2277

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WHERE TO DINE Hy’s Steak House

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

FINE DINING

GREEK

2440 Kuhio Ave. 922-5555

Greek Marina

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

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

Chai’s Island Bistro Aloha Tower Market Pl. 585-0011

Bella Mia Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Koko Marina Shopping Center 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy. 396-8441

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

The Fat Greek

Romanos Macaroni Grill

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

Sam Choy’s BLC

Bali Steak and Seafood

ITALIAN

580 N. Nimitz Hwy. 545-7979

Ala Moana Center Hookipa Terrace 356-8300

Stage Restaurant 1250 Kapiolani Blvd. 237-5429

Paesano Ristorante

INDIAN

Waimalu Plaza (across Safeway) 98-1277 Kaahumanu St. #119 485-8883 Manoa Marketplace 2752 Woodlawn Dr. 988-5923

Monsoon India

Top of Waikiki

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

Waikiki Business Plaza 2270 Kalakaua Ave. 923-3877

Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa • Street Level • 2424 Kalakaua Ave., Ewa Tower • 971-1818

www.seafoodvillagehawaii.com • Ask About Our Kama‘Aina Special Discount * $3 Self Park Validation

$ 10.95 LUNCH per person (4 people min)

$ 24.95 DINNER per person (4 people min)

• Duck Salad w/ Oriental Dressing • 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

• Chicken Salad w/ Oriental Dressing • 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

SPECIALS NOT VALID ON HOLIDAYS. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

SPECIALS NOT VALID ON HOLIDAYS. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

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s Live Music Nightly at Tropics Bar & Grill and Tapa Bar

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s Great Kama‘aina Room Packages for the perfect Staycation Olomana

949-4321

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WHERE TO DINE Z Pizza Ward Centre Auahi St. Shops 596-0066 Kailua 151 Hekili St. 230-8400

Hifumi Japanese Restaurant

Kozo Sushi

Chinese Cultural Plaza 536-3035

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

Hinone Mizunone

a cut

above the rest.

Kobe Japanese Steak House

Restaurant Suntory

1841 Ala Moana Blvd. 941-4444

Royal Hawaiian Shpg Cntr 3rd Flr. 922-5511

Early Bird $ Special Only

12.95

5:00 – 8:30 ~.~

Sunday Brunch Buffet 9:00 – 2:00 Watch your favorite professional football games while you enjoy our Brunch Buffet ~.~

SPECIAL WAFU STYLE SENIOR Shrimp Tempura, Choice of Seabass, Chicken, Pork or Ahi

Vegetable Tempura and Butterfish

$

9.95

$

10.95

Includes: Rice, Miso Soup, & Tsukemono OPEN TUE-SUN LUNCH

Includes: Rice, Miso Soup, Tsukemono or Green Salad, Tofu Gyoza and Tea

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

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

by Joining us on Sunday, October 30th for

Halloween Face Painting For our Keikis From 6:00-8:00 Kids eat Free from our Keiki Menu with each Adult Entrée purchased ~.~

922-6868

It is not too early to make your reservations for our Thanksgiving Brunch and Dinner Buffets.

Open 7 Days from 11am-10pm

Lunch 11am - 4pm Dinner 5pm - 10pm at the old Waikiki III Theatres Parking available at the Pro-Park location Seaside Ave. Pay $2 at the Restaurant. www.atlantisseafoodsteak.com

580 Nimitz Hwy. 545-7979

Best d Foo Greek wn! o in T

(Limit 1 per customer. Not combinable with other offers. Equal or lesser value.) Exp. 10/31/11.

Like us on Facebook for Special Deals & Offers www.samchoyhawaii.com

This Australian, kobe-style beef is masterfully grilled to provide a juicy and tender treat for your palate.

396-8441

Koko Marina Shopping Center

Come enjoy our enhanced breakfast and lunch menus

Try Our

While surrounded by a waterfall garden setting, pond full of colorful koi and ulua fish. Featuring for breakfast: Homemade Kalua Pig or Corned Beef Hash, Eggs Benedict, Oxtail Soup & much more. Lunch: House Smoked Big Island Beef Pastrami Reuben, Tempura Furikaki Catch of the Day, Oxtail Ramen & much more! New Hours of Operation:

delicious…

NEW BUFFET!

beachhousewaikiki.com • 921-4600 • Complimentary valet parking.

536-3035

Get in the Spirit of Halloween

Call for Reservations & Information 2284 Kalakaua Ave.

A fine steak. A fine experience.

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

62 YRS and Older

Spend your weekends with us

Chuckwagon Buffet for $26.95

Sauteed Mahi with Lobster Sauce Steak & Shrimp Chicken Alfredo Pasta

wagyu new york strip, 14 ounces

Sumo Ramen

98-150 Kaonohi St. 486-5100

JAPANESE G Sushi

2746 Kaimuki Avenue 732-1656

Makino Chaya

1345 South King St. 942-4848

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

Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen

B.Y.O.B

LUNCH........ $16.99 DINNER.....$19.99 M-F 11A - 3P, 5:30-10P • SAT-SUN 11A - 10P

1411 Kapiolani Blvd., Ste. 1 • 944-0670

A new twist on an old favorite

Breakfast Service: Mon-Fri Sat & Sun Lunch Service: Mon-Fri Brunch Buffet: Sat & Sun Dinner Buffet: Wed-Sun

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: Pagodahawaii.com D I N I N G O U T | O CT. 1 6 - 2 2 , 2 0 1 1 | 2 1


WHERE TO DINE Sushi Company

Tanaka of Tokyo

1111 McCully Street 947-5411

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

Sushi Ichiban 3579 Waialae Ave. 737-8820

Ton Ton Ramen

Sushi King

Sushi San

OKAZUYA Fukuya Delicatessen & Catering 2710 S. King St. 946-2073

99-115 Aiea Heights Drive 488-9727

1303 Rycroft St., Honolulu. HI 596-7555

Personalized Catering

Denver $ 6.95 * Omelet reg. $7.95 Oxtail $ 9.95 * Soup reg. $11.95

From Bentos to Banquets & Picnics to Potlucks!

purchase of each FREE Coffee w/breakfast entrée

Military and Locals with valid ID receive

15% OFF 5 - 10PM

946-2073

before 12pm*

Weekly Special Features

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

*Not combinable with any other offers.

M-F 8am-9:30pm • Sat-Sun 7am-9:30pm

Serving Breakfast all day! 98-330 Kaahele St., Aiea On Newtown Golf Driving Range

487-3363

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

El Charro Mexicano Aiea Restaurant

Choi’s Garden

*Not combinable with any other offers. Expires 10/31/11

Yakiniku Million 626 Sheridan St. 596-0799

KOREAN

1411 Kapiolani Blvd, Suite 1 944-0670

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

MEXICAN

95-050 Farrington Hwy, Waipahu 677-5388

2700 S. King St. 947-2836

Richo 3008 Waialae Ave. 734-2222

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(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)

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524-1628

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WHERE TO DINE PACIFIC RIM 3660 on the Rise 3660 Waialae Ave. 737-1177

Lobster King

Shabu Shabu House

1380 S. King St. 944-8288

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

Uncle’s Fish Market

TAIWANESE

Waterfront at Pier 38 275-0063

Jin Din Rou

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

1491 S. King St. 947-1133

SHABU SHABU Hanaki Restaurant

Broadway Seafood & Oyster Bar 903 Keeaumoku St. 946-1888

VIETNAMESE

THAI

Manoa Marketplace 2756 Woodlawn Drive 988-1551

SEAFOOD

Kaew’s Thai Villa 1502 Liliha Street 535-9928

Pho My Lien

Bangkok Chef

98-150 Kaonohi St. 488-4900

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

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ustomers at Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant can expect a “royal treatment” of sorts with reasonable dim sum prices, flavorful entrees and large party accommodations. “You get the real Chinese experience of Hong Kong-style dim sum at affordable prices,” says Sherman Lam, manager of the Chinatown eatery. Although Howard Lam — Sherman’s father — first opened Golden Palace in 2000, the restaurant hasn’t changed much, with the exception of special party menus and the expansion of the second floor banquet hall. “We had it (the second floor banquet hall) since we first opened, but we have (since) expanded it,” says Lam, who helps his parents run the eatery, along with his older brother, Gary. “Right now, it accommodates about 400 people. I think there’s only one or two other Chinese restaurants in Hawaii that has this capacity. We have private stages, no corkage fee and if we have smaller parties, we partition off a smaller section (for the party). A lot of times, guests who come to the parties don’t even know that we have that (banquet hall).” While many first birthday parties and large dinners are held at the restaurant’s banquet hall, Golden Palace remains busy on a daily basis, especially for breakfast and lunch. What some customers may not be aware of is the eatery’s dim sum takeout service, which

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and the other one has a custard filling. Both are equally popular; a lot of people who are visiting here come and pick up a lot of these.” Other popular dim sum choices include the Steamed Look Funn ($3.90 each), which are freshly steamed noodles that come with beef, shrimp, scallops or char siu. When it comes to the signature dim sum dishes, though, Lam says the Baked Char Siu Manapua and the Pork Shu Mai are the most requested. While Golden Palace is known for its variety of dim sum dishes at reasonable prices, the restaurant also offers a variety of entrees. For lunch, it is popular for customers to order a main entrée, then choose several dim sum dishes. Signature items include the House Special Chow Mein ($6.95) — fried noodles with a mixture of seafood, chicken, pork and vegetables — and the Minute Chicken Cake Noodle ($6.95). Boneless Chicken with Malaysian Sauce ($7.95), Honey Walnut Shrimp ($9.95), Pot Roast Pork “Kau Yuk” ($6.95) and Law Hon Jai ($5.95) are other featured favorites. “The Law Hon Jai is a vegetarian dish with ingredients like snow peas, carrots, mushrooms and rice noodles,” says Lam. “We started having this dish during this past Chinese New Year and it was really popular. A lot of people liked it so we just continued having it. The Boneless Chicken features a sautéed sauce with bell peppers and onions, and the Honey Walnut Shrimp has honey-glazed walnuts.” A noteworthy dish customers won’t find on the menu is the Golden Pompano ($20), a recently created entrée that is often ordered family-style. “The Golden Pompano is a whole fish cleaned and slow cooked in vegetable oil,” 5 says Lam.

is located near the restaurant’s front entrance. Customers can choose containers of various sizes and fill them with different dim sum options before paying for their meals. “Some customers don’t really know what it is (the takeout area), so they just walk right past it,” Lam says. “It’s (dim sum takeout) from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. All our dim sum is set at one price — $1.98 per basket — and most baskets have about three pieces each. The average person spends about $6 (on dim sum).” When it comes to customer dim sum favorites, Lam notes the Steamed Chive Dumpling with Shrimp, Steamed Spinach Dumpling with Scallops, Custard Tart, Pork Shu Mai and the Baked Char Siu Manapua. “For the Baked Char Siu Manapua, we actually have two types,” Lam explains. “One is baked with a char siu filling

1 Golden Palace’s tasty options greet diners. 2 Law Hon Ja (mixed vegetable with fried tofu, red dates and rice noodle) ($5.95) 3 Special Golden Pompano ($19.95) 4 Pot Roast Pork "Kau Yuk" ($6.95) 5 Sherman, Howard and Gary Lam with an abundance of dim sum.

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Hawaii Dining Out 16 Oct 2011