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(Clockwise, from left) Big City Diner managers Maria Esteban and Kit Nagelmann, and corporate director of catering and sales Janice Takada present an impressive spread of specialties at the restaurant’s Pearlridge location.

Big City Diner serves up large portions of all-American classics and local favorites in a vibrant atmosphere that’s fun for the whole family. See page 4 | Lawrence Tabudlo photo

Halloween festivities kick off at Sam Choy’s | 6 On On delivers with mouth-watering lunch specials | 10

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ono,youknow By Alana Folen | Photos by Leah Friel

Prepping for

pumpkins this Halloween

pumpkin creations around. The Pumpkin Cheesecake ($30 whole Luckily for me, I was welcomed cake, $4.10 per slice) is captivating in with no tricks, just treats — every sense of the word, as La Palme’s pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheese- famous cheesecake is kicked up a notch cake, pumpkin butter mochi and blended with the most extravagant and even pumpkin lasagna! I pumpkin puree and spices atop an almond and hazelnut cookie crust. was tickled to my bones! So, go ahead, read on and Lastly, it’s adorned with a cinnamon get ready to carve out those honey crème to accentuate the flavor. jazzy jack-o’-lanterns and Simply marvelous! Now, if you’re in purfeast on pumpkin delights. suit of yet another of Kimura’s There is magic in the night when pump- Halloween/holiday specialties, the appy early-Halloween, Ono read- kins glow with candlelight. Pumpkin Pudding ($3.60) is to die for. For ers! With All Hallows Eve close a tasty treat, holler “trick-or-treat,” and to a week away, I thought it Patisserie La Palme D’or before you know it, you’ll be devouring would be nice to take a ghost of a chance In the spirit of Halloween, Patisserie La spoonfuls of pumpkin custard pudding, and start the Halloween festivities a little Palme D’or has turned pumpkins into sin- topped with original whipped cream with early this year. No, I haven't decided on a ful masterpieces with its delectable a hint of caramel. costume yet, or stocked up on candy for Halloween treats. This upscale patisBrew up some fun this Halloween and the trick-or-treaters, but I can say that serie, owned by Hiromi Tanaka, is make no bones about it! I’ve carefully picked out my pumpkins bustling with customers who can’t wait and plan to carve out some good times to get their hands on none other than its Patisserie La Palme D’or with a pumpkin-carving bash. Only holiday specialties, and head chef Akiko Ala Moana Center freaky monsters allowed! 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. Kimura is working hard to meet their Rumor has it that jack-o’-lanterns are demands. Everything here is made with 941.6161 very influential this time of year, as the the finest ingredients and a passion for faces that are carved out of the pumpkins the craft, as Kimura offers a blend of 1132 Cafe & Catering are meant to scare bad “spirits” away. French flavor and Japanese craftsmanBringing some spice to the ghostly Take it as you will, but what I love most ship in each of her heavenly creations. gathering next week is 1132 Cafe & about this season is the variety of foods The countdown to All Hallows Eve is Catering which will put a spell on you that derive from the purest of pumpkins. on — eight days to be exact — which with its boo-tiful Pumpkin Lasagna and This week, I had a spooktacular good means there’s more than enough time to Pumpkin Pizza. Located at 999 Bishop St. time trick-or-treating at my favorite “Ono, satisfy your sweet tooth with Patisserie (First Hawaiian Center) and 1132 Bishop You Know” establishments for the best La Palme D’or's Pumpkin Cheesecake St., this convenient downtown cafe and Pumpkin Pudding. Hear that rumble? attracts the appetites of anyone from Above: The editor is all smiles and ready to Don't be alarmed, it’s not from a ghoul or business professionals to those searchtake a bite of Patisserie La Palme D’or’s Pumpkin ing for a healthy alternative. goblin, it’s just my stomach growling. Cheesecake ($4.10 per slice).


Now through the end of the month, owners Stefan and Edna Kruger are serving up the most exotic pumpkin creations. Priced at $7.26, the Pumpkin Lasagna is homemade and consists of a pumpkin puree intermixed with 1132 Cafe’s tantalizing lasagna. “The lasagna is a very healthy option and great for the fall season,” says Edna, also noting that the majority of items are derived from her own – See page 12

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ravel to any thriving metropolis such as New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco, and there you’ll find a multitude of ethnic dining options to satisfy your palate. Oahu, with a population of close to 1 million, also is renowned for its blissful array of cuisine that spans all continents, tastes and backgrounds — it’s really no surprise that the plethora of culinary masterpieces is endless. And as a culinary metropolis all its own, patrons can’t seem too get enough of Big City Diner, a hub for all things ranging from burgers to salads, local favorites and more that cater to each and every appetite. Dining Out recently paid a visit to Big City Diner’s Pearlridge location where we met with president and owner Lane Muraoka and his friendly B.C.D. ohana over gigantic portions of unrivaled cuiO C T. 2 3 - 2 9 , 2 0 1 1



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sine. As we sat on the patio, escaping the afternoon rush that bombarded the dining room, Muraoka accounted the many highlights of this premier establishment since its founding in 1998. DO: How did the idea for Big City Diner come about? Muraoka: Basically, we were looking to see what was yet to be offered in Kaimuki at the time. We liked the convenient location, but we wanted to offer something different that wasn’t already being done at restaurants around the area. We wanted to open a family restaurant that had a bit of a sports bar feel. Our Kaimuki location is in close proximity to the University of Hawaii and Chaminade, and we wanted people to come in before or after the games to enjoy the camaraderie and the food. Diners also can watch the game on our many televisions. We currently have five locations islandwide. We opened our first location in

Kaimuki in 1998, and our Pearlridge eatery is our newest location that we opened in 2007. You’ll also find us in Kailua, Ward and Waipio. DO: Today, you can find pretty much anything and everything your heart desires on the menu. Initially, what was the concept of Big City Diner? Was it primarily a burger joint? Muraoka: Well, burgers were one aspect of it — we knew it was critical — but we also wanted a healthful aspect to the menu that offered salads, sandwiches and entrees, and, of course, breakfast.

DO: Delicious. Burger fanatics will be happy to know that burgers are a specialty here. Sandwiches as well, correct? Muraoka: Yes. All of our burgers are 100 percent lean ground steak half-pound patties, cooked medium, and are served with skin-on fries, lettuce, tomato, onion, a dill pickle spear and mayo on a fresh potato bun. The BIG Burger ($11.99) is a classic, as it’s charbroiled with Cheddarw cheese, caramelized onions, bacon and California avocado. As for sandwiches, a top-pick is the Malibu Chicken Sandwich ($10.99) with tender, flavorful chicken, fresh sauteed mushrooms, Jack cheese, California avocado with roasted garlic mayo, served on a whole wheat bun. w DO: Rumor has it that Big City Dinert

DO: What would you recommend off has a loco moco that can’t be beat. Is the menu in terms of a salad? Muraoka: I’d highly recommend the this true? Muraoka: Yes! The Really Loco, Loco Fire-Roasted Portobello Mushroom Salad Moco ($9.99) features hot rice (kim chee ($10.99) featuring savory, sliced Portobello mushrooms on a bed of fried rice is available for an additional organic greens, chopped romaine, diced price), topped with a half-pound hamRoma tomatoes and sweet red onions. burger patty and a farm-fresh egg, smoth-

(Clockwise, from left) Big City Diner managers Maria Esteban and Kit Nagelmann, and corporate director of catering and sales Janice Takada present an impressive spread of specialties at the restaurant’s Pearlridge location.

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ered in brown gravy and caramelized onions. It's very tasty!

DO: Most importantly, what about desserts? Muraoka: We have a variety of desserts, but a popular option is The BIG Sundae ($7.99), presenting diners with three scoops of Bubbies famous vanilla bean ice cream topped with chocolate and caramel sauce, Oreo cookies, whipped cream, mac nuts and chocolate chips. You also can order a “Not So Big” single scoop sundae for $4.29.

DO: Big portions are a guarantee at Big City Diner. Muraoka: Of course! We don’t want anyone to leave hungry and we want to make sure people get their money’s worth. However, even though our portions are large, we do have a very healthful aspect to our menu — we can cater to vegetarians as well as those just opting to be healthy. For example, you can order a garden burger and ask for a poached egg or egg whites versus a fried egg. We do offer brown rice, and a lot of customers take advantage of that.

DO: It’s evident that there’s something for everyone here. Yes? Muraoka: Most definitely. Our goal is to please our customers, and in fact a lot of our menu options have evolved from requests or suggestions from diners here or our employees. If you have a

party of 12 and you have everyone from grandma and grandpa to a little 2year-old, everyone at that table will be able to find something that they want to eat. We really pride ourselves on the keiki menu. DO: When people think of Big City Diner, what is the first thing you want to come to mind? Muraoka: When people think of us, I want them to think warm, welcoming and comfortable. Customers can come in straight from the beach or straight from work. If you were to look at our spread of customers, we have senior citizens having breakfast and coffee, who may be sitting next to politicians discussing things happening in the state, and then we may have tourists from California who just finished a morning surf session at the beach. DO: Promotions and specials are going on all the time here. Does this draw in a big crowd? Muraoka: Oh, definitely! We have a Go Bows promotion. It’s a joint venture with the University of Hawaii’s athletic department to get more fans in the stands. If they go to the game, they can bring their ticket stub within 30 days of the date to be redeemed after 9 p.m. nightly. If you buy one entree you get 50 percent off the second entree with the purchase of two beverages. Regarding specials throughout the restaurant, we have Big Game Mondays, Twitter Tuesday and Military Appreciation 'Thank a Trooper' Thursday, to name a few.

DO: Big City Diner is very active in social media. Tell us about your experience with Facebook and Twitter when it comes to promoting your eatery. Muraoka: Through social media (such as Facebook and Twitter) we’re able to post different specials, and I think it’s definitely extended our relationships with our customers. Twitter and Facebook target a whole new community of people, especially with Twitter Tuesdays. People can follow us on Twitter @BCDLane and @BigCityDiner. They also can find Big City Diner on Facebook. DO: What can people expect from the extensive bar? Muraoka: Our smaller restaurants (Kailua, Kaimuki and Ward) have five to six taps. The newer locations (Pearlridge and Waipio) have 12. From there we offer 10 varieties of beer and 10 varieties of wine, and 25-ounce tiny beers. Our bar is open from 7 a.m. And when it comes to our drinks, the B.C.D. Famous Samurai Li Hing Margarita ($6.95) is a signature item made with Jose Cuervo Gold Especial. The locals love it! DO: Big City Diner provides catering services as well, correct? Muraoka: Yes, we do islandwide catering based out of our Pearlridge location, and we can provide our customers with anything from hundreds of little bentos to a full-on spread complete with a bartender, full-service waiters and waitresses, and we’ve even cooked at people’s homes. We’ve catered weddings, birthday parties —

practically everything from A to Z. We also do home deliveries.

DO: The restaurant has garnered much success over the years. You must be proud. Muraoka: Yes. Our employees, management and customers are wonderful to work with and have really contributed to our success, especially Rob Nitta, managing partner of the Kaimuki and Ward locations. It’s really like a family here. During Christmas time, our regular customers bring presents and treats for our employees. We love to see our customers come in as children and years later bring children of their own to dine here. We even had one couple bring their newborn baby to the restaurant, straight from the hospital! It’s amazing that we have that connection with our customers.

DO: Where do you see your establishment headed in the near future? Muraoka: We’re looking at opening more locations, so people can be on the lookout for that.

1 The BIG Sundae ($7.99) 2 The Really Loco, Loco Moco ($9.99) 3 The BIG Burger ($11.99) 4 B.C.D. Famous Samurai Li Hing Mui Margarita ($6.95) 5 A wide variety of beers are available from dark to light. 6 Thai Beef Salad ($10 weekly special) 7 Malibu Chicken Sandwich ($10.99) 8 Fire-Roasted Portobello Mushroom Salad ($10.99) 9 (from left) President and owner Lane T. Muraoka, server Chris McDonald, manager Maria G. Esteban, manager Kit Nagelmann and server Rona Tam

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Hauntingly local treats ext Sunday (Oct. 30), Sam Choy’s Breakfast, Lunch & Crab adds a Halloween theme to its family-friendly Keiki Night with a keiki costume contest and free goody bags. The restaurant will look extra spooktacular with festive decorations on display, ,and staff members will be dressed up as well. On top of the treats will be tricks by strolling magician Alan Arita, who is a regular at Keiki Night every Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. There also will be caricature drawings by John Isara of Royal Hawaiian Caricatures and balloon twisting by Suzette Arita. The costume contest is open to children ages 12 and under, and there


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will be prizes for different age groups. For dinner, keiki meals (for children ages 12 and under) are free with every adult meal purchased. “Most of the dishes on our menu are Sam Choy’s original recipes,” noted Jeffrey Gaspar, general manager. Signature dishes include the Loco Moco made with half-pound homemade hamburger patty on a bed of rice and Sam’s special brown gravy, and grilled sweet onions ($10.95). There’s also Sam’s famous Original Fried Poke featuring wok-seared marinated Island fish ($11.95), and Macadamia Nut Crusted Chicken Breast with shiitake mushroom cream sauce and papaya pineapple marmalade sauce ($20.95).

There also are nightly specials, such as a 2 pound deep-fried Snapper for two ($45); and a variety of desserts including Macadamia Nut Pie with Ice Cream ($6.95) and a refreshingly sweet Lemon Custard Pie ($6.95). And, of course, the crab (Dungeness, Alaskan King and Snow Crab Clusters) is always popular and available for lunch and dinner. The spacious restaurant can seat 230, however, reservations are recommended. There’s also an on-site brewery with Aloha Beer offered in five different styles —

Blonde Ale, Ehu Ale, Aloha Lager, Aloha Dark Lager and James Cook IPA, and opening soon is the Aloha Beer Garden located just next door. Until then, bring the kids out for a night of tricks, treats and Halloween fun! 2



Hours: Breakfast: Monday through Friday, 7- 10:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, 8-11 a.m. (Sunday Brunch 9 a.m.-2 p.m.) Lunch: Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dinner: Sunday through Thursday, 5-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5-10 p.m.




1 Loco Moco ($10.95) 2 Macadamia Nut Crusted Chicken Breast ($20.95) 3 Deep Fried Snapper for two ($45) 4 Sam’s famous Original Fried Poke ($11.95) 5 Macadamia Nut Pie with Ice Cream ($6.95) 6 Lemon Custard Pie ($6.95) Nathalie Walker photos


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1 Chicken Wings with Ham Har Sauce ($6.95) 2 Dynasty Style Pork Chops ($12.95) 3 Fried Fresh Fish Balls ($4.50) and Baked Snow Mountain Char Siu Buns ($3.50) 4 Jade Dynasty’s Gary Chan, John Lung, Michael Chan and Thomas Lung

iners often forget Chinese food when thinking about pupu options. That’s surprising, considering the family style of dining that is a hallmark of Chinese cuisine means any menu item can become an appetizer. From duck to dim sum, there really are no limits. At Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant in Ala Moana Center, they’ve embraced this idea and have created dishes that are large enough to share and inexpensive enough to be enjoyed alone. The Dynasty Stir Fry Pork Chops ($12.95) is marinated for 12 hours in lemon grass, basil, garlic and soy. It is then quick-fried to ensure a crispy skin wrapped around a moist interior. The Chicken Wings with Ham Har Sauce ($6.95) is a nod to traditional Hong Kong-style dining that combines traditional Chinese flavors with Western influences. The wings are marinated in a white wine garlic, soy and shrimp paste sauce and then slow cooked until tender and juicy.


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“We try to mix Chinese and Hong Kong styles to create our own distinct flavors,” says general manager Gary Chan. That is never more evident than in the Baked Snow Mountain Char Siu Buns ($3.50). “It's our version of manapua,” says Chan. The truth is that is it much better. The buns are smaller than traditional manapua but contain the same amount of filling. A light, flaky skin is wrapped around char siu pork that is both sweet and creamy. Chan says he isn’t sure of the exact process his chefs use to make the dish, but they have gone as far as Hong Kong to learn how. Another East meets West item is the Fried Fresh Fish Balls ($4.50). The swai fish (part of the flounder family) is fried and served with a sweet and spicy chili sauce. The dish is based on a Hong Kong

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lunchtime favorite and has been embraced by hungry Ala Moana workers as well. Then there is the dim sum, China’s ultimate gift to finger foods. The menu contains dozens of choices that change about once a month. “We change our menu because we want our return customers to have something new to try every time they come in,” says Chan. Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant is located at Hookipa Terrace, on the fourth floor of Ala Moana Center. The restaurant is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. While walk-ins are always welcome, a reservation isn’t a bad idea as the restaurant has quickly made a name for itself in the 10 months it has been open. Gov. Linda Lingle held a campaign event at the restaurant, and the Chinese Consul General in Los Angeles has been a two-time visitor. “I guess we must have done something right for him to come back a second time,” joked Chan.




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lthough Thanksgiving is about a month away, Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Bali Steak & Seafood restaurant is already promoting a special four-course holiday menu bursting with local fall flavors.

“That’s (Thanksgiving) the start of any hotel’s feature for the holidays,” says Jeffrey Vigilla, the hotel’s executive chef. “For Thanksgiving alone, we’ll be serving about 4,000 meals total.” Bali Steak & Seafood, renowned for its fine oceanside dining experience, utilizes a combination of local ingredients, seasonal flavors and the restaurant’s signature dishes to create its Thanksgiving


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Prix Fixe Four-Course Menu ($75 for adults, $45 for children). “The unique part of this menu is the signature touches that we put into each dish,” says Matt Alleshouse, the restaurant’s chef de cuisine and newest staff member. “The menu speaks of Hawaii, but fall (flavors),” echoes Vigilla. “It’s (the menu) utilizing local harvest into fall type of cooking.”

The menu’s first course features a Roasted Local Kabocha Pumpkin Soup, served with Big Island Goat Cheese Whipped Cream. A Grilled Big Island Baby Romaine Salad with Candied Walnuts follows. “We’re using the roasted local Kabocha squash (for the soup); it’s not your typical pumpkin,” says Vigilla. “A lot of our vegetables and products are from the


islands — the baby romaine is from a farm in Waimea and they grow smaller romaine lettuce for us.” “This (the salad) features a unique cheese from Surfing Goat Dairy on Maui,” Alleshouse adds. “It’s a creamy, not-too-rich goat cheese. The unique part about that (salad) is we’re actually grilling the romaine.” Customers ordering the Thanksgiving

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menu can choose from one of four entrées, including a Kona Sea Salt Brined Roasted Tom Turkey — complete with Baked Corn Stuffing, Fall Vegetables, a Cranberry Compote and Giblet Gravy — a Slow-Roasted 12-Ounce Prime Rib, the Pan-Roasted Kona Kampachi Fillet and the Island Vegetable Risotto, a vegetarian dish. “You’re getting a choice of a little bit of everything,” says Alleshouse. “We’re going to do a twist on the turkey dish with cornbread stuffing, so it’s not your traditional bready stuffing. The 12-ounce Prime Rib is our Bali influence. We’ll do a cauliflower and potato puree with our Kona Kampachi. (For the Island Vegetable Risotto), we’ll harvest all the fresh vegetables, roast them and fold them into the risotto itself and serve it with a white truffle foam, which will feature rich, earthy flavors.” Vigilla mentions that the restaurant’s use of local produce, as well as highquality products, makes it unique.


“The prime rib is seasoned with local sea salt from Kona,” he explains. “For this particular salt, the water is drawn up from the depths of 2,000 feet, sundried and hand-harvested. This (salt) is from pure ocean water and it retains a lot of the natural minerals. Our philosophy is to use sustainable resources — we want to make it work not only at Bali Steak & Seafood, but at the entire hotel.” The Thanksgiving Prix Fixe FourCourse Menu wraps up with a Fall Bread Basket and a Dessert Tasting, including a Pumpkin Pie with Spiced Cream, a Spiced Berry Cobbler with Marscapone Ice Cream and a Ginger Cream Brulee. “They’ll (customers) get a trio of desserts on the plate,” says Vigilla. “Our bread basket features a country cranberry bread and multigrain bread to tie everything together.” Other eateries on the Hilton Hawaiian Village premises, such as Tropics Bar & Grill also are featuring special Thanksgiving menus. Hotel guests even

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have the option of ordering a Thanksgiving meal for four ($120), including several items from the Bali Steak & Seafood’s Thanksgiving menu. The Waikiki Starlight Luau also is presenting guests with a unique Thanksgiving menu. “The Starlight Luau is Sunday through Thursday,” says Vigilla. “It’s a unique rooftop luau dining experience, a full Polynesian show. It’s a traditional Hawaiian luau menu with the addition of the turkey, pumpkin pie and things that go along with Thanksgiving.” In addition to all the on-premises Thanksgiving festivities, Vigilla brings a team to the IHS homeless shelter every year to produce a Thanksgiving meal. “I’ll be bringing a team down there and cooking in the shelter’s kitchen,” he says. “We’ll be bringing 500 portions, everything from soup all the way to dessert. We’ll be personally serving all the tables there to make sure they have a great experience.”

1 Grilled Big Island Baby Romaine Salad with Candied Walnuts 2 Thanksgiving Prix Fixe FourCourse menu offers a remarkable holiday spread. 3 Kona Sea Salt Brined Roasted Tom Turkey 4 An abundance of local ingredients are featured in the entrees. 5 Pan-Roasted Kona Kampachi Fillet

Where: 2005 Kalia Road, Honolulu Call: 949.4321 ext. 43 website: Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 5-9 p.m.

Notes: Bali Steak & Seafood is located on the second floor of the Rainbow Tower. Validated parking for any restaurant on property.

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By Ali Resich


agoda Restaurant, a hidden oasis in downtown Honolulu, has been serving up the best in Hawaiian, Asian and American food since 1964. Executive chef Jason Takemura has embraced the growing effort among restaurants here in Hawaii to incorporate as many local ingredients into the menu as possible. All the while, he experiments with local flavors and gets to know his customers, resulting in some of the best local grinds around. The House Smoked Big Island Beef Pastrami Reuben ($12) grew out of Takemura’s exploration of local beef.



Pagoda Restaurant Where: 1525 Rycroft St., Honolulu Call: 948.8356 Hours: Breakfast: Sunday-Friday, 6:30-9:30 a.m., Saturdays, 6:30-10:30 a.m. Lunch: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner: Wednesday-Sunday, 5-9:30 p.m. Sunday Brunch: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The beef is slow cooked at a low temperature, allowing the smoke to gradually infuse tender slices of pastrami. Classically dressed with sauerkraut, Russian dressing and Swiss cheese on toasted marbled rye bread, this tasty reuben also comes with a choice of fries or Nalo greens salad. A huge fan of local fish, Takemura brings a wide variety into Pagoda. The Ahi Katsu Salad ($12) features fresh, panko-crusted ahi mixed with Nalo greens, tomatoes


here are plenty of great offers to take advantage of at On On at McCully Chinese Restaurant. The Wong family has owned and operated the establishment since the early ’80s, offering Cantonese cuisine with a Northern Chinese twist. Restaurant manager Norman Wong explains the new lunch specials as a way 2 “to help out our customers during these difficult economic times." The affordable menu offers local favorites like Ma Po Tofu, Kau Yuk and Roast Duck, all served with Gon Lo Mein and rice on the side. The most popular lunch specials include On On’s tangy Orange Chicken, as well as the refreshing Ginger Chicken. All of these savory options are available for takeout and dine-in during lunch, and takeout only during dinner. As if that offer’s not great enough, all regular menu items are automatically 10 percent off until the end of the month. On top of that, bring in the coupon featured in this issue of Dining Out to receive a total of 20 percent off the entire meal. “Its just our way of saying mahalo to our loyal customers as we celebrate our 33rd year anniversary,” exclaims Wong. The sweet deals go on and on into the holiday season. “It's not too early to reserve your table for 10, or the private party room, which seats 50-60 people,” he says. Holiday menus for 10 start at $179 and include new favorites such as Pan Fried Butter Fish and Sizzling Orange Pork Chops. Join in the anniversary celebrations as On On gives back some of the aloha it’s received throughout the years.


and avocados. Homemade hasu chips, a delicate and crispy alternative to croutons, and wasabi house dressing top it all off. And when loyal patrons speak, Takemura knows how to deliver. Wesley Park, a good friend and regular at Pagoda, wanted a dish combining local favorites Oxtail Soup and Ramen. Takemura went to work, eventually blending the traditional soup broth with that of another popular dish, the Kim Chee and Kalua Pig Saimin. Adding even more layers of flavor, shiitake mushrooms and shrimp dumplings complete the dish. "He said you should put this on the menu, and it’s one of our best-sellers now," explains Takemura, who named the creation Mr. Park’s Oxtail Ramen ($12). This full-flavored dish contains ten3 der, braised local-style oxtail with fresh ramen noodles and vegetables. 1 House Smoked Big Island Beef Pastrami Reuben ($12) 2 Mr. Park's Oxtail Ramen ($12) 3 Ahi Katsu Salad ($12) Lawrence Tabudlo photos

On On at McCully Chinese Restaurant Where: 1110 McCully St., Honolulu

Call: 946.8833 Hours: 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. daily

1 Orange Chicken lunch special 2 Ginger Chicken lunch special Photos courtesy of On On

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ith football season in full gear, great appetizers and a cold beer or beverage make for a perfect afternoon. Ige’s Restaurant and 19th Puka is a spacious restaurant with ample room and televisions for you, your family and friends to enjoy. Aside from its popular and hearty servings of nachos and also the teriyaki beef flap meat dish, which consists of lean and tender pieces of beef soaked in an original sauce, Ige’s also has introduced its take on the popular Filipino Lechon Kawali. “After dabbling with a few ideas, our owner Ron came up with this dish and it has really taken off, becoming one of our most popular dishes,” says kitchen manager Ric Kodama. Lechon Kawali ($10.99) is pieces of pork belly fried in a kawali, or traditional Filipino-style wok. The crispy pork is then combined with an assortment of tomato and red, green and white onions. Everything is then mixed with Ige's specially made shoyu and vinegar sauce. “I love this dish. You have to eat the pork with the onions and tomato, the citrus adds to the overall flavor,” adds Kodama. “We show a lot of football games and sporting events here, and this dish definitely goes great with beer.”

asting about for something fresh, satisfying and affordable for lunch, sushi may not make a big splash if you don’t eat meat or fish. You’d like to join your seafood-loving friends for a quick bite, but you hesitate, thinking you might walk away hungry. There’s no reason to shun sushi, veggie lovers. At G Sushi in Market City Shopping Center, you can just go with the flow. The kaiten-style restaurant’s variety of taste-tempting creations — temaki, domburi, nigiri, sashimi and much more — float by on little wooden boats, so you can pick and choose to your personal taste. To start, dive in to Spring Rolls ($2.89 for two pieces). Filled with carrots, onions and cabbage, these crispy delights will whet your appetite for more. Then try the Vegetarian Temaki ($2.39), a hand roll packed with rice, lettuce, cucumbers, carrots and pickled radishes. Want a salad 1 on the side? How about fresh seafood that doesn’t have fins or a shell? Ocean


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Salad ($1.49) is a refreshing and healthy way to enhance your meal. You don’t have to waive flavor to immerse yourself in meat-free Japanese-style delicacies. So go ahead, join your friends and go with the flow at G Sushi.

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Lechon Kawali ($10.99) 1 Lisa Yuan with G Sushi’s vegetarian favorites. 2 Ocean Salad ($1.49), Vegetarian Temaki ($2.39) and Spring Rolls ($2.89)

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La Palme D’or’s Pumpkin Pudding ($3.60) Larry’s Bakery’s Pumpkin Butter Mochi ($2 each)

Larry’s Bakery’s Pumpkin Pie ($13) and Pumpkin Custard Pie ($13)

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personal recipes. Also paired with the lasagna is your choice of Mixed Green Salad with a homemade spicy cucumber dressing or Caesar Salad. The Pumpkin Pizza ($15.75 whole pizza, $3.96 per slice) is another great option when the cooler weather is upon us. According to Edna, the pizza is topped with fresh pieces of pumpkin, carrot slices, steamed broccoli, bacon bits and fresh mozzarella cheese. This delectable pizza also can be catered to vegetarian taste buds, as Edna will hold off on the bacon bits, resulting in a veggie lover’s dream come true. “People seem to love the combination of ingredients on this pizza — it’s very unique,” she says. So, don't be a scaredy cat, go ahead and explore the possibilities of pumpkin perfection at 1132 Cafe & Catering.

Edna Kruger and Edgar Paredes with 1132 Cafe’s Halloween specials, including Pumpkin Pizza ($15.75 whole pizza, $3.96 per slice).

La Palme D’or’s Pumpkin Cheesecake ($30 whole cake)

Care for a bite of pie? Even vampires 1132 Cafe & Catering can't wait to sink their teeth into 999 Bishop St. and 1132 Bishop St. Larry’s Bakery’s utterly divine pies, 526.1777 made from scratch. These 9-inch, deepdish pies are going fast, so I highly recommend placing your order at least a Larry’s Bakery Picking up on the pumpkin extrava- day in advance. “Our Pumpkin Pie is unique because ganza is the one and only Larry’s Bakery we use a secret ingredient that originated on Lawehana Street, also known as one of my baked good sanctuaries. As soon from my dad’s recipe,” Iris explains. “The Pumpkin Custard Pie was actually as I arrive I know that owners Iris Yafuso and her brother Lance are going to whisk made by mistake,” she adds with a laugh. me away to the kitchen where all the “Years ago, in the late ’70s, we didn't realmagic happens. This Salt Lake bakery is ize we had combined both the pumpkin literally a Halloween wonderland, featur- and custard flavors, and when we baked ing the most festive of goodies for this the pie, the custard and pumpkin split into two layers. Surprisingly it ended up haunting holiday. “For Halloween we have our Pumpkin being delicious and ever since then it’s Pie ($13), Pumpkin Custard Pie ($13) and been a hit!” And for good reason. As a fan of both Pumpkin Butter Mochi ($2 each),” Iris custard and pumpkin pie, I really says. “Halloween is a lot of fun, because we really get into it with all of our differ- couldn’t ask for more — it’s like colliding two fabulous worlds into one. ent treats.”

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However, my favorite of the bunch and the perfect treat to share on Halloween night is the onolicious Pumpkin Butter Mochi! In fact, this perfect pumpkin treat is a new creation made especially for Ono, You Know. Lucky us and luck you! Now you get to taste the magnificent butter mochi with zesty pumpkin flavor! “We’re also offering hand-decorated cookies shaped as Frankenstein, pumpkins, ghosts, bats, skulls and other treats full of Halloween fun,” Iris shares, noting that the price of cookies range from $1.50 to $4.50 and Halloween baskets/sets range from $5 to $12. Be sure to eat, drink and be scary at Larry’s Bakery this Halloween. Halloween howls and pumpkins await.

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

The Old Saimin House

Open for lunch 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday Dinner 5–10 p.m. Tuesday–Thursday 6–11 p.m. Friday–Saturday Closed Sundays and Mondays

with Christina O’Connor



t’s only mid-October, but the chilly, rainy winter weather is already moving in. That means it’s the perfect time for a hot bowl of saimin. And what better place for saimin than The Old Saimin House? This noodle eatery, once called The Saimin House, is the same that has delighted taste buds since the 1960s next to Tamashiro Market. Now located on North King Street, The Old Saimin house has a new name and new location, but still offers


the same great dishes. After nearly 50 years of business, The Old Saimin House still serves up oldfashioned noodles just like back in the day. “We hope to maintain the simple menu and style that our parents taught us,” says manger Lois Ikei, whose family has been running the joint for four generations. Ikei explains that the saimin noodles are “old-fashioned style,” which refers to the texture of the noodles. “When we cook the noodles, we try to keep



Where: 1311 N. King St., Honolulu Call: 842.7697

hat is now a local family favorite first started in the late 1950s as a small venue. Tomizo and Mitsue Ikei first opened The Old Saimin House near Aala Park with a little gas stove under a tarp tent. “There was a nearby gas station, and when that would close, they would pitch the tent and put up their stove,” says Lois Ikei. “They used to sell the noodles for 25 cents.” The original recipe was the old-fashioned saimin that the restaurant still uses today. In 1962, the Ikeis moved their roadside attraction indoors to a location near Tamashiro Market, where it became a late-night hot spot for local bowlers. The hangout was stocked with a jukebox and games like pinball and Space Invaders. Today, The Old Saimin House is still a hot spot for those looking for quality saimin and other local favorites. Many patrons come to relive the memory of the classic noodles from the past. “It's very nostalgic for some customers,” Ikei says. “Many customers who (visited) the restaurant in the 1960s are now bringing in their children or grandchildren.” These returnees will be happy to know that the menu hasn’t changed much since then. “We like to keep our menu very simple,” Ikei says. “It’s comfort food.” Regulars at The Old Saimin House can attest to the quality, old-fashioned style of the cuisine. Customer Ken Ikeda told Ikei: “Recently, my family has been frequently visiting The Old Saimin House … as I miss the old style saimin that I knew growing up in Hawaii. I love the simplicity (and) the texture of the noodles.” Another regular, Wayne Yasutomi, recently told Ikei: "I first acquired the taste for the The Saimin House’s Wun Tun Min when it was next to Tamashiro Market back in the late ‘60s. Through four generations, the family has kept the same great original recipe."

Wun Tun Min ($7.50 extra large)

them firm,” she explains. “We try to keep it very simple, local style. For garnishes, it's just char siu and green onions.” The Saimin ($4.50 for a small, $5.25 for a large, $6 for extra-large) is

Former restaurant next to Tamashiro Market. Photo from Lois Ikei

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Fukuya Delicatessen & Catering By Anja Peter

Fukuya Delicatessen & Catering Where: 2710 S. King St., Honolulu

Call: 946.2073 Hours: 6 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday

f you encounter people getting excited to see the color purple early in the morning, then you know that they are referring to the famous purple shiso musubi (cooked rice rolled in shiso red powder) at Fukuya Delicatessen & Catering, a Japenese deli located at 2710 S. King St. Fukuya is an okuzaya, which is a casual storefront restaurant serving carry-out Japanese specialities such as tempura, musubi, gobo, inari and much more. Prices for deli selections range from 55 cents to $3. Even if you don’t like Japanese food, your taste buds will thank you for localstyle favorites such as teri meatballs, hot dogs, tofu fish burgers and mochiko chicken.


Open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, the eatery is certainly a musteat spot for picky eaters because you get to choose exactly what you want to eat. For those who can’t decide from the large selection, Fukuya also offers four different pre-set bentos ($6.90- $8.25). Kitty Kamaka and her children Elisabeth and Freddy decided to grab some food at Fukuya and told Dining Out what kind of bento they have individually chosen. Kitty Kamaka: "I ordered a bento composed of Nori with Ume Musubi ($1.15), Shoyu Chicken ($1.60), Nishime ($1.70) and Chow Fun ($1.50). I like this place a lot because it’s a very clean deli and it’s famous for its okuzaya." Elisabeth Kamaka: "I ordered a bento com-

Kitty and Elisabeth Kamaka. Anja Peter photo

posed of Shrimp Tempura ($1.45), Shoyu Chicken ($1.60), Nori ($2.10), Chow Fun and Noodles ($1.50). It's my first time to come to Fukuya, and my mom recommended this place. I can't wait to try all these yummy sides."

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served in a homemade broth. Other warm, tasty noodle options include Wun Tun Min ($6.25 for a large) and Udon ($6 for a large). Ikei says that the Wun Tun Min, which features handcrafted wun tun, is one of the restaurant’s most popular dishes. “Our Fried Saimin ($8.25) also has become very popular,” Ikei says. The Fried Saimin comes with char siu, fish cake, Spam, 1

cabbage and green onions. To complement the noodles, you should also try the Kim Chee (95 cents), Musubi (90 cents, $1.80 with Spam), or a hibachigrilled BBQ Stick ($1.90). Other menu items include Fried Soba ($8.25), Wun Tun Udon ($7 for a large) and Fried Udon ($8.25). Or, go for the Combination Plate ($6.60), which includes a Musubi, Macaroni Salad, Spam and two BBQ Sticks. “It's just like a home meal,” Ikei says. “People

order that with a Saimin, and they tell me it just hits the spot.” As winter approaches, all the dishes at The Old Saimin House will really hit the spot. “When it rains and when it's cold, people come out of the woodwork,” Ikei says. “Especially after a holiday, people just love a simple meal.”

1 Fried Saimin ($8.25) 2 BBQ Stick ($1.90) File photos


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946-2073 Deli Hours: Wed-Sun 6am-2pm After hours catering available

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Poached Pear Melba Napoleon

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL $15.95 Complete Dinner

in a Puff Pastry

New Hours 5:30 - 6:45pm

$11.45 Complete Lunch

Serves 8

& after 10:30 p.m.

By Chef Chai Chaowasaree


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

Ingredients: • 1 sheet puff pastry, cut into a circle, 3-inch diameter, 8 pieces. • 4 pieces of fresh pear, not too ripe • 1 cinnamon stick • 6 cloves • 2 cups water • 1 cup sugar • pinch salt • 1 cup fresh raspberry • 1 cup guava juice concentrate • 8 scoops vanilla ice cream

8-10 lb. Fresh Whole Roasted Turkey, 1132 Stuffing, Tasty Gravy, Mashed Potato, Local Steamed Vegetables, Sweet Potato, 1132 Salad, Pumpkin Pie. (for 8-10 people)

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Preparation: • Preheat oven to 350-375 degrees, then bake puff pastry for about 7 minutes or until the puff pastry rises to a golden brown. Let it cool then cut in half, sideways, and set aside. • Peel and cut pears in half from top to bottom; take out the seed (you may hold it in lemon water to keep from oxidizing). • In a pot, add water, sugar, cinnamon stick, clove and a pinch of salt; bring it to a boil. Add pears and cover with a plate to hold the pears under the liquid. Simmer for about 15-20 minutes, depending on how ripe the pear is, STARTING or until the pears are soft AT JUST FOR ! and tender. R E OCTOB • In a food processor, add fresh raspberry and guava juice, then blend until sauce is smooth. • To plate the pear Melba, plate one piece of puff pastry, top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and poached pear, then pour the raspberry sauce on pear and top with another • ALA MOANA BLVD. (Waikiki) • KUHIO AVE (Waikiki) piece of puff pastry.



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Price slightly higher at Ala Moana, Pearlridge and Kahului.


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




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

2380 Kuhio Ave. 923-2260


California Wok

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

CAFE Anytime Cafe


Market City Shopping Center 2919 Kapiolani Blvd 735-3888

Camellia Buffet 930 McCully St. 951-0511/0611

A Catered Experience 94-1068 Ka Uka Blvd. 677-7744


Koko Cafe

Makino Chaya

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

Westridge Mall 486-5100

123 WOK 1111 MCully Street 955-8889

Halloween Special!



Order one to two weeks in advance.

Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 3rd Floor

Ala Moana Center • Mall Level

(Mountain side, next to Shirokiya) 941- 6161


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

Canton Seafood Restaurant 923 Keeaumoku St. 955-3388

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

Cupcake Bouquets Custom Cookies • Cakes Gift Baskets • Fundraising Back by Popular Demand Our Famous Cinnamon Bread! 4369 Lawehana St. (across Target in Salt Lake) | OPEN Mon - Fri 6AM - 1PM visit our website or find us on

$1 OFF Any Bread purchases over $4 Must present coupon • exp. 10/27/11


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

Best d Foo Greek wn! o in T

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

“All Natural no added chemicals”

Included with Entrees

LIVE Music • Private Parties • Fundraisers



988-4310 2752 Woodlawn Dr. • Manoa Marketplace

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


Koko Marina Shopping Center

98-761 Oihana Place, Aiea • 486-3500

Chili Vic Pac $ .48* Frank 8 $


fast food

fast food

*50¢ from each Vic Pac sold will be donated to the Shane Victorino Foundation.

Prices slightly higher at Kahului. Chili Frank Plate offer valid thru10/31/11. Vic Pac offer valid thru11/30/11. Other restrictions may apply.


Or Order by Phone M-F 8am-5pm Prices slightly higher at Kahului. Some restrictions may apply.

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

Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant

Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant

Maple Garden / Yen King

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

909 Isenberg St. 941-6641


Little Villlage Noodle House

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

Hee Hing Restaurant 449 Kapahulu Ave. 735-5544

On On at McCully

ON ON at McCully 1110 McCully St. 946-8833

Seafood Village Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa

New Liu’s Chop Suey

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

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


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

RESERVE THE BEST TABLE TODAY ! Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa • Street Level • 2424 Kalakaua Ave., Ewa Tower • 971-1818 • Ask About Our Kama‘Aina Special Discount * $3 Self Park Validation

for December 16, 2011

$ 10.95 LUNCH per person (4 people min)

$ 24.95 DINNER per person (4 people min)

Hilton Hawaiian Village is throwing

Jerry Santos

• 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




John Cruz


THE BIG IDEA Hilton Hawaiian VillageŽ is throwing the biggest holiday party in town! Perfect for your office, group or organization’s holiday celebration.


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December 16, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Enjoy a sumptuous holiday buffet lunch, fun, prizes and more prizes.


BIG NAME ENTERTAINMENT Jerry Santos, John Cruz, Afatia Thompson and Gregg Hammer as emcee.

THE BIG “FIVE-O� In celebration of Hilton’s fifty years in Waikiki, tickets are only $50 per seat!

For more information and to book, call:



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


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)


Star of Honolulu Cruises & Events

Newtown Drive Inn

1540 South King Street 983-STAR (7827)

3447 Waialae Ave.

98-330 Kaahele St. 487-3363


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

Wailana Coffee House

Restaurant Epic

Zippy’s Call the one nearest you.

Try Our Delicious BBQ Chicken & Shrimp Plate

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

1860 Ala Moana Blvd. 955-1764

1131 Nuuanu Ave. 587-7877




Delicious, Healthy, Choices Low-Fat Chinese Cuisine

Pad Thai

1502 Liliha St. | Open daily 11am-3pm, 5-9pm | 535-9928 FREE Parking in the back of restaurant after 6pm or Bus Stop near Library

1311 N. King St. 847-7697

3308 Kanaina Ave. 737-0177

2nd Floor, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center 922-9333


The Old Saimin House

Rainbow Drive Inn

Kenny’s Express Hawaiian BBQ

885 Queen St. 4725 Bougainville Dr. 783-7901


3441 Waialae Ave.

Ala Moana Center (Between Macy’s & Radio Shack)


(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)

Sweet & Sour Pork (or Chicken)

Open Daily 10am–9pm


Catering Available FREE Delivery min. $13 within 4 miles

Choose 5 Items from our Early Bird Menu

Party Menu A • Egg Blossom Soup • Sweet Sour Spareribs • Beef Broccoli • Salt & Pepper Shrimp



• Steamed Fish • Oyster Sauce Chicken • Gon Lo Mein (Pancit) • Steamed Rice



(Dine-in Only)

8-10 people

Early Bird Dinner Special Mon-Fri 4pm-5:30pm

Parties up to 200 people • $120 & $140 Menus also available CALL FOR RESERVATIONS • 847-1234

FREE plate of Mochiko Chicken w/orders over $30 (after 4pm)

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

$6.99-- $7.59 $6.95



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

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Ocean front dining

Valet parking available

Wednesday, October 26, 6:00pm


• Ghoulish Good Buffet • Amazing Magic • Keiki Costume Contest • and More... To BOOOk your Tickets 955-9676 or online Mention Promo code SpookSA1021 at booking.

Must present coupon. Not valid with any other discounts or specials. Exp 10/30/11.


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WHERE TO DINE Hy’s Steak House


Top of Waikiki

2440 Kuhio Ave. 922-5555

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


Waikiki Business Plaza 2270 Kalakaua Ave. 923-3877

Bella Mia Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria 1137 11th Ave. 737-1937 2222 S. Beretania St. 941-4400

Ruth’s Chris Steak House


Restaurant Row 599-3860 Waikiki Beach Walk 440-7910

FINE DINING Bali Steak and Seafood

Ala Moana Center Hookipa Terrace 356-8300

Koko Marina Shopping Center 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy. 396-8441

Sam Choy’s BLC

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

Romanos Macaroni Grill

Greek Marina

580 N. Nimitz Hwy. 545-7979

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

The Fat Greek Chai’s Island Bistro

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

Stage Restaurant

Aloha Tower Market Pl. 585-0011

1250 Kapiolani Blvd. 237-5429

Try Our Famous OX TAIL SOUP!


“Tender and Tasty. Everyone Loves Our Oxtail Soup.”

Shabu Shabu

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



Serving Hawaii for 75 Years!

2746 Kaimuki Ave



Not to be combined with any other Special or Promotion offer. PLEASE BRING THIS AD. Expires 10/31/11


Crispy Chicken

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

MANOA MARKETPLACE (Tons of FREE Parking) 988-1551

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)

Turkey Hotline 384-8379

OPEN DAILY: 10am — midnight 923 KEEAUMOKU ST.

10% OFF

Cash Sale Only (With Coupon)



Credit Card Sale Only (With Coupon)

Excludes set menus; Roast Pork, Roast Duck, Char Siu & other specials. Not to be combined with any other offer. Expires 10/31/11. Mon - Sun 10:30am to 9:00pm Excluding all coupons and other discounts. Dine-in only.

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

Lobster $999 with purchase of Full Price Entree

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant Liliha Square by Times Supermarket


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

10% OFF(Charge) • 15% OFF(Cash) Lobster $999

Dim Sum & Reg. Menu Dine In Special!

with purchase of Full Price Entree

5% OFF

(Charge) • Happy Day Chinese Restaurant 3553 Waialae Avenue

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1055 Alakea St.

5% OFF

Hong Kong Dim Sum & Regular Menu Items

Limited Quantities.

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

With purchase of an entrée. Not to be combined with any other offer or special. Limited Time.

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


Special Price for Table of 10

$4.99 Half

Best Cantonese Cuisine



(Reg. $12.99)

Hot & Ready to Serve

Relax and Enjoy Thanksgiving with your Family & Friends!

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

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

25% OFF for SENIORS - 55 and older 5-6pm Monday thru Friday Max 4 people discount. Not to be combined with any other offers or promotions.

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

510 Piikoi St. 589-2299

WHERE TO DINE Hifumi Japanese Restaurant

Z Pizza

Kozo Sushi

Chinese Cultural Plaza 536-3035

Ward Centre Auahi St. Shops 596-0066

Hinone Mizunone

Kailua 151 Hekili St. 230-8400

Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen

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

1345 South King St. 942-4848

2746 Kaimuki Avenue 732-1656

Makino Chaya Ichiriki


Aiea 98-150 Kaonohi St. 484-2222

Sumo Ramen

98-150 Kaonohi St. 486-5100

Honolulu 510 Piikoi St. 589-2299

G Sushi

Kaneohe 234-6868 Kapolei 693-8808 Market City 737-1868 Kamehameha Shp Cntr 848-8186 Pearl Highlands Cntr 456-8082 99 Ranch Mapunapuna 833-3139

Restaurant Suntory

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

Royal Hawaiian Shpg Cntr 3rd Flr. 922-5511

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

Thanksgiving Complete Meals to Go! Complete meals for both Turkey or Ham From our oven to your table - ready to serve TOTALLY NO WORK INVOLVED!

4*;;-*/ 13*.&5*.& .&/6

Thanksgiving Buffet


Meals incl. tossed salad, pupu platter w/spring rolls, chicken wings, salt & pepper shrimp, Chinese mochi rice, gyoza, dinner rolls & dessert

LE A complete Dinner for 6‌from $229.95 PRE-SAHRU Order now to avoid disappointment NOW T4/11 Call Kiana or Annie at 597-8880 10/2 Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm


Kahala Mall 738-5696


Thursday, November 24 3:30 - 7:00 pm Mesclun of ‘Nalo Greens Fresh Oysters on the Half Shell Assorted Poke Selection of Salads Salmon with Blue Crab & Chives Chicken Parmesan, Marinara Sauce Roast Turkey, Natural Gravy Oyster & Applewood Bacon Dressing Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes Carving: Prime Rib of Beef Dessert Favorites


Moiliili 951-5696 Keeaumoku by Wal-Mart 946-5696 (KOZO)

Pearlridge 483-6805 One coupon per order. Cannot be combined with other offers. Expires 10/31/11

$45.25 adults $18.00 children 3-10 years old


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3660 Waialae Ave. • 737-1177

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Pearl City by Wal-Mart 455-6805

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

Buy one dinner entree, receive 2nd entree

Aloha Tower Drive Suite 110, Honolulu


50% OFF valid Sun, Mon & Tue with ad Expires 11/1/11.


RODDY LOPEZ Tues 10/25

Crab Cake with Garlic Shrimp


Every Sunday

MONDAY . . . . . . . Jerry Santos & Hula WEDNESDAY . . . . Makana THURSDAY . . . . . Sista Robi & Jeff Rasmussen FRIDAY . . . . . . . . Nathan Aweau SATURDAY. . . . . . Danny Couch

FREE VALET PARKING • • Call 585-0011


Served with mixed vegetables, choice of starch, and topped with garlic yuzu pepper aioli.

Dine-in or Carry-out Available MONDAY

10 AM - 3 PM |




10 AM - 9 PM 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

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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


940 Auahi St. #140 591-1646

Yakiniku Million

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

626 Sheridan St. 596-0799

3579 Waialae Ave. 737-8820



KOREAN Sushi King

Choi’s Garden

2700 S. King St. 947-2836

1303 Rycroft St., Honolulu. HI 596-7555

Wahoo’s Fish Taco

3008 Waialae Ave. 734-2222

El Charro Mexicano Aiea Restaurant 99-115 Aiea Heights Drive 488-9727

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


a cut

2 side Pancakes with order of any breakfast entrée (excluding entrées From the Griddle) Offer Valid 6am – noon thru 11/13/11


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

• LUNCH $15.95 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM • DINNER $23.95 2:30 PM -10 PM KAL BI, SIRLOIN, CHICKEN, SASHIMI, SPICY PORK

$1.79 Bottomless COFFEE



above the rest.

Kam Shopping Center Open 6am Daily

930 McCully St. • 951-0511/951-0611


Early Bird $ Special Only

October Lunch Specials




Now taking reservations for Lunch & Dinner LIMITED SUPPLIES! SORRY IF IT’S SOLD OUT!

MONDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Garlic Tonkatsu Teishoku TUESDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beef Bowl WEDNESDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ebi Fry Teishoku THURSDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kakiage Udon FRIDAY . . . . . . . . . . Ahi Katsu w/Miso Sauce Teishoku SATURDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Garlic Ahi Teishoku

wagyu new york strip, 14 ounces Sauteed Mahi with Lobster Sauce Steak & Shrimp Chicken Alfredo Pasta



Menchi Katsu Teishoku

Aji Fry

12.00 Teishoku 9.50

Lunch 11 am - 4 pm; Dinner 4 pm - 9 pm Closed Sundays Bento and Assorted Musubi 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 cooked completely by “Ogama”.


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

A fine steak. A fine experience.


Call for Reservations & Information 2284 Kalakaua Ave.

Open 7 Days from 11am-10pm

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


Open 24 Hours 1860 Ala Moana Blvd. Validated Parking

at the old Waikiki III Theatres Parking available at the Pro-Park location Seaside Ave. Pay $2 at the Restaurant. • 921-4600 • Complimentary valet parking.


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

Uncle’s Fish Market

3660 on the Rise

Waterfront at Pier 38 275-0063

3660 Waialae Ave. 737-1177

Kaew’s Thai Villa 1502 Liliha Street 535-9928


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

Jin Din Rou


1491 S. King St. 947-1133

Manoa Marketplace 2756 Woodlawn Drive 988-1551

SEAFOOD Lobster King


1380 S. King St. 944-8288

ON ON at McCully Chinese Restaurant

East Honolulu

1110 McCully St. • 946-8833

Aina Haina Shopping Center 373-1303 or 373-4632

Tues-Fri:11am-2pm & 5pm-9pm Sat:11am-9pm • Mon: CLOSED 951-KING (5464)

Lu Plate nches-ToW NE

For questions related to your Honolulu Star-Advertiser subscription call





7AM - 2PM • BYOB

20% OFF

98-150 Kaonohi St. 488-4900

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

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


Pho My Lien

Bangkok Chef

Shabu Shabu Bangkok



Hanaki Restaurant


Regular menu only. No other discounts apply. Exp. 11/17/11.



) e-in ($7.50 Din

High Quality at Affordable Prices!


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

with purchase of 1-Entree

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

951-MAXS (6297)

me ex Ne nu cit w ch ing an ge s

15% OFF

Eggplant Chicken

Cuisine of the Philippines

Celebrate Your Birthday

Michel’s Early DiningClub Two course menu for $45 p lus a comp limentary glass of wine. 5:30 pm Reservations Only! MONDAY THRU SATURDAY ON RESERVATIONS MENTIONING THIS AD Expires 10/31/11 • 923-6552 • 2895 Kalakaua Ave. FREE VALET PARKING • LIVE ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY


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

special offers. Beverages excluded. Expires 11/4/11

See our website for menu.

Please come share our nightly sunsets...


WITH COUPON Not to be combined with other

Order Today! Great for tailgate parties!

at the Colony Surf

10% OFF




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


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


Party Room Available for 20-80 people

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

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

3579 Waialae Avenue 737-8820


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

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



Military Monday

10% Off WITH ID

gluten-free Senior Tuesday

10% Off WITH ID (55+)

Reservations Recommended

2440 Kuhio Ave.

922 5555

WARD CENTRE (Auahi Streetfront) 1200 Ala Moana 596-0066 KAILUA (Next to Boots & Kimo’s) 151 Hekili St. 230-8400 D I N I N G O U T | O CT. 2 3 - 2 9 , 2 0 1 1 | 2 3






WHERE: 3579 WAIALAE AVE., HONOLULU CALL: 737.8820 HOURS: DAILY LUNCH: 10:30 A.M.-2:30 P.M. DINNER: 5-10 P.M., LAST CALL 9:30 P.M.


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n Hawaii, sushi restaurants can be found by the dozens. Sushi Ichiban, however, stands apart from the rest because of its fresh and high-quality fish, according to head sushi chef Marc Kusaka.

— and the Rainbow Maki ($14), a creative combination of crab, cucumber and avocado, topped with hamachi, salmon, maguro, shrimp and avocado. Customers at Sushi Ichiban can enjoy lunch specials, which are served daily from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All entrées “When I came on (as head sushi chef in wasabi here.” mid-March), I brought in more fresh fish Among the various makis ($8-$14) the include rice, miso soup, tsukemono and and more fish from Japan,” explains restaurants offers, the Spider Maki ($12) salad with house dressing. “For lunch, the Maguro Tempura Kusaka, who formerly worked for Iron is among the most popular. This cus($8.95) — ahi and vegetable tempura — Chef Morimoto at Morimoto Waikiki tomer favorite is made of soft shell crab, and the Sashimi Set ($10.95) are popubefore taking over the sushi counter at avocado, yama gobo, kailar here,” Kusaka says. Sushi Ichiban. “You get really good quali- ware and sesame seed, Other items on the lunch specials ty products and our prices are pretty and is served with a spicy, menu include Mochiko Garlic cheap. The average price per customer is unagi sauce. Chicken ($8.95), Broiled Salmon $30-$40. ” “It’s (the Spider Maki) Misoyaki ($10.95), the Nigiri Set Sushi Ichiban, located on Waialae a nice big roll cut into ($10.95) — comprising of favorites Avenue, first opened last June, and has five pieces,” Kusaka such as tamago, ebi, shiromi, sake, been attracting customers with its fresh says. “Also popular is the maguro, saba, tako and ikura — and fish and flavorful dishes. Chirashi ($23), various Karaage Chicken ($8.95). “We try to bring in different fish that cuts of sashimi over sushi Aside from the lunch specials, the you won’t see at other places,” says rice. That one is served with teishoku option (single entrées) Kusaka. “It (the fish selection) changes miso soup.” also is popular for lunch and from time to time; it’s not something that Other sushi maki dinner. All entrées are will just stay on the menu throughout the choices include offered with miso soup, whole year — as the seasons change, the the Tempura rice, salad, a small fish will change as well.” Maki ($8) — sashimi appetizer and In addition to the fresh fish, Kusaka composed of dessert. The teishoku also emphasizes the uniqueness of the shrimp tempusets come with twoeatery’s sushi creations and entrees. ra, cucumber choice ($20.50) and “Everything here features our own and avocado, three-choice ($24.50) recipes — the sauces, the sushi, every- served with options. thing,” he says. “We also serve real a spicy sauce “Our Broiled 6

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Miso Butterfish ($18.50) — cod with miso marinade — is really good,” Kusaka says. Customers also can choose from an assortment of ramen, udon, donburi and curry dishes. The Oxtail Ramen ($12.95), a combination of oxtail, mushrooms and mixed vegetables, is one of the most popular ramens. “I’ve heard lots of good comments about our Oxtail Ramen,” says Kusaka. “We’ve been serving that for about half a year.” Sushi Ichiban provides its customers with a takeout menu, which differs from the dine in menu in one way — teishoku entrées for takeout do not come with miso soup or dessert. Customers prefer to dine in at the eatery, according to Kusaka, who notes that the restaurant is the most crowded on weekends. As Sushi Ichiban features new fish and specials, Kusaka encourages locals to follow the popular eatery on Twitter. “We just started an account on Twitter a few weeks ago,” says Kusaka. “Follow us at @sushiichibanhi for specials and featured dishes.” 1 Sushimi A ($35) 2 Oxtail Ramen ($12.95) 3 Broiled Miso Butterfish Teishoku ($18.50) 4 Spider Maki ($12) 5 Nigiri Deluxe ($23) 6 Sushi chef Marc Kusasa with the Nigiri Deluxe.

Hawaii Dining Out 23 Oct 2011  

Hawaii Dining Out 23 Oct 2011