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OAH U’S AN SWE R TO YOU R APPETITE


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Starting off the day in style with

Onolicious Omelets

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hen the alarm clock blares loud and clear at 5 a.m. on weekdays, I dread the thought of crawling out of my warm and cozy bed. As I rub the sleep from my tired eyes, which at this early hour have bags under them, I barely have the energy to grab a bowl of cereal, let alone make a hearty breakfast from scratch. So, it’s the weekends when I can leisurely roll out of bed at 9:30 a.m. that I treasure most. Trust me, nothing beats waking up to the intoxicating aroma of freshly scrambled eggs, garlic, ham, pesto and melted cheese fused into the perfect omelet, with a tall glass of fresh-

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squeezed orange juice that has me feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. This week, however, I was hit with a brilliant idea! Why not take the time to sample some of the best “Ono, You, Know� omelets our Island has to offer — on a weekday, no less? I was certain I would be in for a breakfast of champions that would have me energized to meet the challenges of the day. And although every omelet was tasty and filling in its own right, the only downside was that I was lured back to sleep with each kanak attack that hit me.

So much for a chip and chirpy favorite breakfast foods cozily morning. Now, where’s my cof- wrapped in melt-in-your-mouth fee? eggs, what more could I ask for? Oh, I know! How about a Mushroom Cheeseburger Omelet Pancakes & Waffles If breakfast is considered the ($8.25), featuring a homemade most important meal of the day, ground beef patty, mushroom then why not start off grand, and Cheddar cheese? See, a right? So, it’s no surprise that my cheeseburger constitutes breakgigantic appetite led me to this fast! There are a variety of newly opened restaurant just off of Nimitz. For owner Jason Sung, a passion for the restaurant biz runs in the family — his parents own Koa Pancake House. His business philosophy, he says, is “choke and cheap,� and believe me, that’s exactly what you get! Here at Pancakes & Waffles, a kanak attack is guaranteed. Take the P&W Special Omelet ($8.95), for example. This monstrous creation is a four-egg omelet filled to the brim with ham, Portuguese sausage, bacon, tomato, onion, bell pepper, mush- Top Left: The author gets ready for a forkful of the scrumptiously prepared North rooms, potato and cheese Shore Omelet at Ocean House Above: topped with a succulent The P&W Special Omelet ($8.95) at Hollandaise sauce. The first Pancakes & Waffles is a monstrous crebite was divine — with all my ation topped with Hollandaise sauce.

omelets to choose from at P&W, and if you’re a baked potato lover, you’ll go gaga over the Loaded Potato Omelet, which for only $7.95 consists of bacon, cheese, potato and sour cream. All omelets are served with your choice of rice, short stack pancakes, white or wheat toast or home fries. Upgrade to fried rice for $1.50 more. Yum! For a sweet and savory con– See page 7

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Stepping Up to the Plate KAHAI STREET KITCHEN STARTED AS A CATERING BUSINESS IN 2006. TODAY, THE EATERY HAS EXPANDED ITS SERVICES BY SERVING THE MOST DELICIOUS GOURMET PLATE LUNCHES AROUND WORDS & PHOTOS BY JO McGARRY

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ometimes you walk into a restaurant and know immediately that it’s all good. For me, it never has anything to do with the environment, but everything to do with the people and the food. When I pulled up to Kahai Street Kitchen, I already knew I was in for some great food. What I didn’t know was that I was about to meet a team as enthused about their plate lunches, and as dedicated to customer service, as anyone at any of our city’s finest restaurants. Owners Bruce Watanabe and Nao Iwata opened their catering business in 2006. They were joined a little later by chef David Yamamoto, an experienced chef with a belief that gourmet plate lunches would appeal to everyone. Through word of mouth, and via a website where lunch specials are listed daily, Yamamoto’s gourmet plate lunches have secured a devoted following. I sat down with Iwata recently to eat lunch, talk story and find out why this tiny corner stop in Kalihi is fast becoming a must-stop location for devotees of great food.

JM: And the menu, because it yet you guys put out the best plate lunches in town. You have created changes so often, is really diverse and something unique. No wonder people interesting. Today, for example, there’s Korean dishes, Vietnamese love you. dishes, burgers, fresh fish, hot pasNI: (Smiles) Well, you know, we trami sandwiches, boneless short never really meant to open up to the ribs, pork chops and shrimp, and a public. My partner Bruce and I started loco moco. out doing catering. NI: The loco moco is really popular. JM: OK, so how did 150 people a We grind the beef here — it’s sirloin — day start clamoring for your plate and then instead of rice we top it with mushrooms and fried onions, and lunches? then there’s the egg on top, of course. NI: (Laughs) People were knocking And then we put a demi-glace over it on the door every day asking us when all and serve sweet potato fries on the we were going to open up. We’d be side. David creates different plates cooking and making the food for wed- every day. He really gets the idea of dings and corporate events, and we’d what we’re doing here, so one day we have people yelling through the win- might have Beef Wellington if we have dow because they could smell the extra filet mignon, or we’ll do somefood. We thought we’d open up and thing with prosciutto, or he recently just created this sirloin burger. see what happened.

JM: David told me he thinks of the JM: What happened was you’ve built this reputation for incredible food as Pacific Rim Comfort. I like that description. I think everybody here plate lunches. Are you surprised? gets exactly what that kind of food NI: I think we all believed in this. might be. And with Kalua Pig Mini David always believed that a kicked- Cakes, Poke Spring Rolls, Firecracker up gourmet plate would work, and I Summer Rolls, Furikake Mahimahi, did, too. It’s the comfort food of Pipikaula and Watercress Salad and Hawaii — we’re just taking it to a dif- Braised Short Ribs, it doesn’t take ferent level. You know, we were mak- more than a glance at your catering ing all this food for weddings and menu to see that this is the kind of corporate events, we were grinding food we all love — just done on a difJM: I love this place! It is such an the beef from scratch, using top ingre- ferent level. unlikely spot for a restaurant. There’s dients, and we thought, why not make NI: You know, I think a lot of people barely any parking, there’s a tiny sign, the same quality in a plate lunch? are like us and they don’t have the you have only a couple of tables and

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time to go to Waikiki or to fine din- the parking. They just deal with it. ing restaurants, but they still want JM: When is the best time to call to eat really good food at a reasonto place orders? able price. JM: Your burgers and sandwiches start at around $6, with plate lunches averaging about $7.50 and daily specials a little more, depending on the ingredients. I think I might have an idea of how you keep the prices low. NI: (Laughs) Well, we don’t spend a lot of money on the surroundings — we spend it all on the food — but people do like to sit here and eat. Even though (the surroundings are) humble, (customers) do wait for tables and enjoy eating here.

NI: People start calling about 9 or 9:30 a.m. We have certain dishes that run out quickly — every other week or so we make two prime ribs, so that’s about 25 to 30 orders that go pretty quick. And with the gumbo, when the rice runs out, then that’s the gumbo gone. It depends on the special, on how much we have. But it’s good to call early. JM: Anything you haven’t put into a plate lunch yet?

NI: We do Beef Wellington and this great deconstructed salmon JM: It’s easy to see why. I love it. dish, and we do deep-fried cornDo you have dreams of opening a flake-crusted jumbo ocean scallops. And we’ve done filet mignon and fine dining restaurant? lobster plates. One time we had half NI: No, not at all. Maybe some- a case of lobster and we made place with regular plates would be plates for $12. Let me tell you, lobster and filet good. And a little more room to sit mignon plate lunches are enough to down, but not fine dining. make people crazy! JM: People love your food so much that they don’t even care that you only have a couple of parking spots.

Far left, top: Kahai Street Kitchen’s Double Decker Cheese Burger Clubhouse Sandwich ($8.50) Far left, bottom: The Beef Wellington Plate Lunch ($9.25) is the perfect example of the kind of food that Kahai is famous for. Right: The Open Face Loco Moke Burger ($8.25) is a popular choice among patrons. Bottom right: A selection of plate lunches available include Outside in Stuffed Cheese Burger Deluxe ($8.25), Salmon Wellington ($9) and Open Face Loco Moke Burger. Bottom left: Nao Iwata, David Yamamoto and Megan Wong of Kahai Street Kitchen.

Kahai Street Kitchen Where:

Call:

237 Kalihi St.

845.0320

Website: kahaistreet-kitchen.com

NI: Yeah, they don’t mind. A lot of times people will order 12 or 15 plates for their office, so only one person has to come pick up the food. But between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., we can do 200 plates, so that’s a lot of people who don’t mind

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Authentic Mexican cuisine comes to 11th Avenue

When you try the simply named Fish Orange Salad at Mexitlan Grill in Kaimuki’s 11th Avenue Atrium, you’re tasting a unique dish inspired by Francisco Dominguez’ childhood in Mexico City. The salad, cubed mahimahi served over iceberg lettuce, is topped with cheese and crispy wontons and drizzled with an orange sauce. The flavors are wonderful, and as a light, refreshing appetizer or entrée, the dish works really well. Dominguez sees it as part of his mission to introduce the true food of his culture to Hawaii. “When we were kids, we would take an orange, peel it and then sprinkle on a kind of salty seasoning,” he says, bringing the spices to the table as he speaks. “I wanted to remember that taste, and so I made it in the salad.” It’s a great example of the kind of food he would make if he wasn’t so concerned with keeping to the idea of “American-Mexican.” “If I started to make the kind of Mexican food that we eat in Mexico, the people here would not eat it — or they would not recognize it,” says Dominguez. “My idea is to introduce the food slowly and then people will see that the dishes are good.” For the most part, you’ll recognize almost all of the Mexitlan menu. There’s Guacamole Made-to-Order ($7.50), Nachos ($7.50) Chili Relleno ($14.95), Tamales ($14.45) and a selection of burritos that start at $9.95. But venture from the comfort-

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Mexitlan Grill Where: 1137 11th Ave., Kaimuki

Call: 737.5678

Hours:

Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Restaurant Row will pair food and wine at Tuesday’s special tasting.

Open daily for lunch and dinner

Left: One of the restaurant’s unique Mexican dishes, Enmoladas ($12.25), is made up of corn tortillas stuffed with chicken, covered with cotija cheese, cacao mole sauce and served with Mexi rice.

zone Mexican dishes, and Dominguez has much to offer. Lobster Tacos ($12.95) are a unique item, featuring a grilled lobster mixed with sour cream, aurora dressing and spicy avo cream and served with Mexi rice and beans. “I don’t think that they have lobster tacos anywhere else,” says Dominguez. Chicken Mole ($17.25), sautéed chicken breast served with roasted pineapple and rice, features a brown mole sauce — richly spiced with chili peppers and cocoa. And try the Da Vinci Burrito ($12.95) for something that shows Dominguez’s desire to create new and exciting entrees. The burrito is filled with shrimp,

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Monterey cheese, salsa, cilantro sour cream and topped with a chipotle Alfredo sauce. “It’s a combination of Italian and Mexican,” says Dominguez of the rich, hearty dish. For those who measure a good Mexican restaurant by its salsa, one dip of Mexitlan’s homemade smoky chili salsa should convince you of the restaurant’s potential for truly authentic Mexican food. You’ll find Mexitlan inside the 11th Avenue Atrium, next door to Bella Mia Pizzeria. Formerly a Japanese restaurant, a central teppanyaki grill serves as an interesting focal point in this bustling, colorful, must-try, new home to Mexican food.

Wine Tasting at the Row

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uth’s Chris Steak House at Restaurant Row hosts a special wine tasting this Tuesday in collaboration with Robert Mondavi Winery. The limited-seating event begins with a cocktail reception and oysters, and is followed by a lateral tasting (a tasting of the same varietal from different vintages), and samplings of the 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet and 2006 Oakville Cabernet. Food pairings will include the restaurant’s

famous New York strip and a variety of dishes created specially for the event. Alan Suzuki of Constellation Wines will introduce the wines, and plans to add a sweet touch to the end of the evening. “I worked with Chef Philippe Padovani to create chocolate liqueurs to pair with ice wine at the end of dinner,” he says. “It was a really interesting experience, and the chocolates are outstanding.” For tickets or more information, call 599.3860.


ono, you know 1 The Omelet Sandwich at Zippy’s comes with ham, spam or Portuguese sausage. 2 The Irish Breakfast ($11.15) at Wailana’s is filled with corned beef hash. 3 Breakfast manager Chris Cole of Ocean House serves up one of three magnificent omelets — The North Shore Omelet — to the author.

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cept, the Honey Butter Fried Chicken & Waffle ($8.95) is irresistible. Sweet and buttery goodness is found in three enormous fried chicken thighs covered in Sung’s famous honey butter and served on a warm golden waffle. And if you really want your arteries to hate you, try the Waffle Battered Fried Ice Cream (aka “the sleeping pill”) or the Deep Fried Twinkie. It’s totally worth the two extra hours on the treadmill! Pancakes & Waffles City Square Shopping Center 1284 Kalani St. Suite D100 847.7770

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Ocean House

Feeling the need for something relatively healthy, I ventured on over to Ocean House in the Outrigger Reef Hotel. There’s something calming about this oceanfront abode — I could practically feel the stress melting away and my body going into relaxation mode. Too bad I didn’t have my long board with me to catch a few waves. And as if things weren’t perfect enough, breakfast manager Chris Cole presented me with three magnificent omelets: the Hawaiian Frittata, the North Shore Omelet and the Outrigger Omelet. All are to die for! The Hawaiian Frittata ($12.95) is a threeegg open-faced omelet with sweet Maui onion, spinach, Portuguese sausage, Parmesan cheese and roasted potatoes — scramble that and top it off with melted Monterey jack cheese and you have one heck of an omelet. For a more classic approach, the Outrigger Omelet ($11.95) offers diners a three-egg omelet with hickory ham, applewood-smoked bacon, mushrooms, green onions and Cheddar cheese. Served with nine grain or buttermilk toast, I’ve deemed it your allAmerican dream omelet. However, the North Shore Omelet ($11.95) gives it some

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hefty competition and is my favorite omelet of the bunch. Vegetarians love it, too. Nothing could be more appetizing than a healthy combination of fresh portobello mushroom, zucchini and Maui onion in a zesty vine-ripened tomato bell pepper sauce and Monterey jack cheese. It offers the perfect blend of flavors and has just enough spicy zest to give you that extra boost you need to wake up in the morning! Ocean House Outrigger Reef Hotel 2169 Kalia Rd. 923.2277

Wailana Coffee House When that pang of hunger hits at 2 p.m. — or midnight, for that matter — and omelets are what you’re after, head on over to Wailana Coffee House. This Waikiki landmark serves up breakfast at all hours of the day and night and has done so for the past 41 years. Wailana has all your basic omelets like the Denver Omelet ($8.75) and the Farmer’s Omelet ($8.75), along with the Local Boy Omelet ($8.75), which kamaaina love because it’s loaded with green onions

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and char siu. “We can make any omelet you want,” says general manager Kenton Tom. “If you want Spam and cheese or a Portuguese sausage omelet — we can make it.” Tom treated me to their most filling breakfast — the Irish Breakfast ($11.15), a three-egg omelet filled with corned beef hash, topped with Cheddar cheese, complete with a butter-grilled fresh pineapple spear, hash brown potatoes, toast, coffee and your choice of juice. You’d better be hungry! If you still have room in your tummy, why not feast on the decadent Strawberry Waffle with whipped topping for only $7.25. Wailana Coffee House 1860 Ala Moana Blvd. 955.1764

Zippy’s Restaurants Zippy’s Restaurants will always be a Kamaaina favorite, and there’s no better way to start your day than with Zippy’s ono creations. Marketing manager Jeanine Mamiya-Kalahiki says the Zippy’s Omelet is a top breakfast choice among customers. It was created in the late ’60s and is filled

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with a variety of ingredients, including generous amounts of Cheddar cheese, ham, Portuguese sausage, chopped onions, bell pepper, celery and tomato. It’s sold at both the fast food counter for $6.65 and in the restaurant for $7.50. In search of something unique and a perfect on-the-go option, I came across an omelet in a sandwich. Available at the fast food counter for only $1.95, you can choose from a ham, Spam or Portuguese sausage omelet sandwich — whichever meets your fancy. The Portuguese sausage is my No. 1 pick! Also quite popular is the Vegetarian Omelet ($7.50 restaurant; $6.65 fast food), consisting of mouth-watering slices of mushroom sauteed in garlic butter, chopped onions, bell pepper, celery, tomato and Cheddar cheese. Take your pick, Zippy’s has got you covered. Zippy’s Restaurants 46-038 Kamehameha Hwy. (and other various locations) 233.2700 Contact Alana Folen at diningout@staradvertiser.com

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Chai’s Island Bistro

In honor of Chef Chai Chaowasaree’s recent appointment as executive chef for Hawaiian Airlines, Chai’s Island Bistro is offering a sneak-peek fivecourse dinner featuring items from the Pikaki Class in-flight menu. The menu launches Nov. 17 for Hawaiian’s new daily, nonstop flights between Honolulu and Tokyo, and will be on all Hawaiian international flights beginning in 2011. The meal begins on a high note with Salmon Roulade filled with crab meat and cream cheese placed artfully atop a seedless cucumber chip and topped with tobiko caviar and fresh dill.

Chai’s Island Bistro A silky smooth Hawaiian Aloha Tower Marketplace butternut squash and lob- 585.0011 ster bisque follows, and is chaisislandbistro.com accompanied by crispy Free valet parking availseafood dumplings floating able. Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday (lunch); 4 in the savory soup. Next up is a fresh salad p.m.-10 p.m. daily (dincomposed of organically ner) grown Big Island rainbow greens, teardrop tomato, cucumber, candied wal- Makittii Hawaii Makittii Hawaii is a nuts and lotus root chip with smoked duck breast Sanrio- and seafood-lover’s and drizzled with a lilikoi- dream. A collaboration tangerine vinaigrette, between Makino Chaya served with a taro roll and and Hello Kitty, the newly opened Waikiki hot-spot butter on the side. For the main meal, din- combines great food with ers may choose one of great fun. Who can resist three hot entrees: Grilled dining on snow crab and Fresh Hawaiian Fish with teppanyaki with Hello lobster cream sauce; Kitty? The friendly and fashGrilled Hawaiian-style Beef Tenderloin with merlot ionable feline makes regudemiglace; or Penne Pasta lar, 30-minute visits at 6:30 Arribiatta, a perfect option and 8 p.m. Monday-Friday for vegetarians. All entrees come with fried rice and Aloun Farms fresh Ewa sweet corn. A Hawaiian Chocolate Haupia Mousse Cake topped with fresh raspberries is the perfect sweet ending to a heavenly dining experience. The dinner regularly costs $69, but will be on special for $40 at the Aloha Tower restaurant for two weeks only. Enjoy it now

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Right: The Hawaiian Chocolate Haupia Mousse Cake is the perfect way to end your dining experience at Chai’s Island Bistro.

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and at noon and 3, 6:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. She also will make an appearance to celebrate a special occasion or birthday and take photos, but reservations are required beforehand. Photos cost $20, and the birthday person gets their own photo taken with just Hello Kitty for $5. The birthday boy or girl also gets a free gift to make the day extra-special. (Only the birthday person is allowed to be in the photo for the offer to be valid, and a valid ID must be presented to receive free gift.) Speaking of extra-special, Makittii Hawaii has a

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Chipotle BBQ Rum Baby Back Ribs

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umFire is best known for its cocktails and after-dark fire pit meeting place, but pop in for pupus, lunch or dinner and you might be surprised to find a menu full of tasty treats. This chic ultra-lounge is now home to a one-of-akind Hawaiian fusion menu called “Bahawaiian” cuisine, also known as “West meets West.” This unique menu, a marriage of contemporary Hawaiian fare and Baja, California Mexican-inspired dishes, is served daily from 10 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. Chef Matt Naula brings

excitement and energy to each of his locally inspired creations by imbuing the food’s natural flavors into artistic masterpieces for the palate. Naula’s recommended dishes include RumFire’s signature Kim Chee Fried Rice, Seared Kalua Pulled Pork Quesadillas and Chipotle BBQ Rum Baby Back Ribs. To complement these dishes’ bold flavors, RumFire boasts a signature tower of more than 101 rums, many of which are pre-embargoed rums from around the world, including exclusive bottles such as Rhum Clement X.O.

Jo, Some higher-end restaurants cook their pork chops on the rare side, leaving the meat pink. I thought pork needed to be thoroughly cooked, like chicken, to prevent food poisoning. Is it OK to eat rare pork?

RumFire Where: 2255 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu

Call: 922.4422

Website: rumfirewaikiki.com Sheraton Waikiki offers validation for four-hour valet or self-parking. For reservations or more information, call Starwood Waikiki’s dining desk at 921.4600 or e-mail tdrc.waiki ki@starwoodhotels.com.

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(which can live in raw pork and be transferred to humans) is harder to kill than the disease itself, and most people still don’t want pink pork on their plates. Too bad, really, because pork takes on a lighter and more delicate flavor — and texture — when it’s not overcooked. I think that one day the overcooking of That’s why you’ll see chefs sending out pork will be banished from kitchens, and pork that’s medium rare-ish. Don’t reach for your fork if the flesh is Americans will relinquish their fear of trichinosis. But it isn’t going to happen completely raw, but there’s nothing anytime soon. There hasn’t been a real wrong with a hint of pink. Or you could outbreak of trichinosis in more than 100 always be safe and order your pork in its years, and if current figures are to be gloriously deep-fried form — a great believed, there are but a handful of cases favorite of Hawaii chefs. High heat, lots of reported each year — mostly from people oil, salt, pepper and a dash of ketchup on the side, and you’ve got one of Honolulu’s eating wild pig or boar. But the fear of the trichinella parasite signature and safe dishes.

Above: The Chipotle BBQ Rum Baby Back Ribs is one of the dishes Chef Matt Naula serves to RumFire’s patrons.

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Ask Jo by e-mailing: jmc garry@ staradvertiser.com or tune in to Table Talk every Saturday at 10 a.m. on KHVH 830 AM.

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When it comes to the traditional Thanksgiving meal and all its trimmings, turn to Panya Restaurant and its increasingly popular dinners-to-go

Above: The Honey Glazed Turkey is one of two complete Thanksgiving meals customers can choose from at Panya Restaurant. Right: Annie and Alice Yeung have been serving Thanksgiving dinners-to-go since 2003.

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huge commercial space, and with a staff that operates like a well-oiled machine, turkeys and hams roll in and out of the ovens with ease. What makes Panya’s Thanksgiving dinner so popular has as much to do with a fusion of contemporary flavors and local favorites as it does with a traditional turkey and trimmings.

“We like to add different touches to our dinner,” says Alice, “and people seem to like the homemade-style of our sauces and dressings.” There are two complete meals to choose from: Honey Glazed Turkey or Honey Glazed Ham, and this year you can buy a la carte items, too. “So many people want the mochi stuffing and the gravy,” says Annie. “Now they can buy extra.” To make it easy, we did the hard work, and sampled the entire turkey and ham meal, to let you know exactly what you’re getting.

For dessert, choose between Pumpkin , Custard or Pumpkin Custard Pie or Pumpkin Crunch.

Dinner Rolls

How they’re served The turkey comes sealed in a foil pan covered with a molded plastic shield that fits securely on top ensuring there are no leaks on your drive home. Pickup is easy and the hot dinner is ready to serve. Pickup times are staggered throughout the morning and afternoon, and Panya will even cook on Thanksgiving eve if you’d prefer. Special note: Some hotels and restaurants offering dinner-to-go actuWhat you Get ally pre-cook the meal and serve it (Serves 6) cold. You then have to re heat at home, • Panya Pupu Platter (spring a process that takes several hours. rolls, salt and pepper shrimp, deep-fried chicken wings and Panya gyoza). • Large tossed green salad of mesclun and romaine mix choice of dressings. • One 8-10 lb. honey glazed roasted turkey • Mochi rice stuffing with lup cheong, dried shrimp and shiitake mushrooms. Or: • One Honey Glazed Ham • Cranberry Compote • Panya Dinner Rolls


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Bottom: Cranberry Compote and Panya Dinner Rolls are part of what customers get when ordering either the entire ham or turkey meals. Right: Aside from the salad, the complete dinner meal comes with sides and dessert.

Panya’s dinners and freshly made and ready to eat. No extra prep is necessary. “Our meals are ready to take right to the table,” says Annie, “and there’s no waiting to re-heat the turkey or the ham.”

and as well as being presented on an attractive platter, it’s a great time and money saver.

Salad The salad is really impressive. It’s a house blend of mesclun greens that are fresh, tasty and brightly colored, served with a choice of the restaurant’s housemade dressings.

How it tastes The pupu platter is a nice touchand works well if you have hungry guests hanging around waiting for the The Turkey main event. There’s enough of each We’re really talking turkey here. item for everyone to have gyoza, With professional ovens and hunspring roll, shrimp and chicken wings, dreds of turkeys being cooked, the process at Panya produces a wonderful-looking bird. The turkey has a beautifully brown, crisp skin. The meat is moist; it’s basted with chicken broth during cooking. The bird is stuffed with a mochi rice stuffing made in the Chinese-style with shiitake mushrooms, dried shrimp and lup cheong. It adds lots of tex-

ture three to the plate and is a nice, local touch. different pies for dessert. A whole pie is enough for six peoSides ple, but you’ll probably want to pick There’s a large container of cran- up an extra one to go with your leftberry compote, which is well made overs. and has a lovely jammy consistency and subtle citrus and ginger flavors. The Verdict Giblet gravy is one of Alice’s Yeung’s If you want to reassurance that passions, and she hand-makes every everything on your table turns out batch using turkey drippings and really well, this is a great option that’s some secret touches. You’ll love the well priced and offers excellent food homemade flavors — and look — of with a truly home cooked appeal. the gravy. The packaging and presentation of

Dessert Panya is famous for its light, airy baking style. They offer a choice of

the meals are first-rate, and theirs is no extra work to be done once you pick up your order.

Panya Complete Thanksgiving Meal-to-Go Cost: • Honey Glazed Roasted Turkey Meal $199.95 • Honey Glazed Ham (bone in) $209.95

Pickup from Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday Nov. 24 and

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday Nov. 25

Where: 711 Queen St.

Call: 597.8880

Website: panyagroup.com

Notes: There are a limited number of dinners. Phone reservations begin today.

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foodiefare – From page 8

Chef Chai’s Rice Soup with Shrimp

Serves 4 | by Chef Chai Chaowasaree

Ingredients: • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and cleaned • 1 cup celery, sliced • 8 cups chicken stock • 4 cupsrice, cooked • 1 tablespoon Aloha shoyu • Large pinch sugar and black pepper • 1/4 cup green onion, cut about an inch long • 1/4 cup cilantro, cut about an inch long • 1 tablespoon ginger, thin slices

scallop, calamari, fresh fish, chicken, etc.

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Shoyu Pork | 4 servings Ingredients: • 1.5 pounds pork about 1-2 inches thick • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil • 2 cups Aloha low-sodium soy sauce • 2 cups chicken stock • 1/2 cup sugar • 1 tablespoon ginger • 1 stalk green onion • 1 stalk Chinese parsley • 1 head garlic, cut in half • 3 bay leaves • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper • 1 cinnamon stick • 10 cloves • 3 star anises • 2 pieces dried shiitake mush-

Preparation: • Add chicken stock and celery, bring to a boil, add shrimp on high heat, remove all the scum; add cooked rice. • Season with sugar, pepper, Aloha shoyu, then add ginger, green onion and cilantro. Turn off heat. Tips: Make sure to taste the soup before serving, as some chicken stock may have no sodium. Add more shoyu or salt, if desired. Shrimp can be substituted with

Preparation: • In a hot pan, add vegetable oil and sear pork on all sides until it turns light brown. • Add Aloha shoyu, chicken stock, sugar, ginger, green onions, Chinese parsley, garlic and black pepper, Bay leaves, dried shiitake mushrooms cinnamon stick, cloves and star anise. Bring to a boil. • Add pork belly in the shoyu stock, bring to a boil on medium high heat for a couple of minutes. (Remove any scum while it’s boiling.) Simmer for one hour, depending on the size of the pork. • Remove the pork from the pot and let it rest a few minutes before serving.

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what we’re eating at...

Kani

oh, btw

Ka Pila

Grille

Last week’s issue of Dining Out contained incorrect information regarding the restaurant featured in Eat This. Co-owned by Imran Khan, at right, Monsoon India is located inside Discovery Bay at 1778 Ala Moana Blvd., Ste. 213, and can be reached by phone at 941-5111 or online at www.MonsoonIndiaOahu.com. DO regrets the errors.

Matt Sproat and Wally Ching enjoying their time at Kani Ka Pila Grille.

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t Kani Ka Pila Grille, home to the best live, local music in Waikiki, we asked Matt Sproat and Wally Ching what they’d recommend from the menu:

Matt Sproat “I actually work here, but I don’t always have an opportunity to eat here, so whenever I get the chance, I take it. I always eat the burger. It’s just the best. Hula Burger, straight up! Lunch is awesome, but at night when I’m here, I eat the lumpia. It’s the best banana lumpia I have ever had in a restaurant. And it’s not just the food at

Kani Ka Pila. I’m a professional musician, and I sometimes just scratch my head and ask myself how this caliber of musicians can be here every night. It’s outstanding music. Waipuna — my group —is fortunate to play here, too.”

there’s no hassle with parking, and everyone is very friendly. Between the food and the music, it’s really a great place.”

Wally Ching “I love the Caesar Salad and the Hula Burger. And I agree with Matt about it being one of the best burgers ever. And look at the setting! How close to a waterfall can you be when you’re having lunch? The other thing I like is that

Outrigger Reef on The Beach, 2169 Kalia Road, Honolulu

Handpicked, so it falls

right off the

Kani Ka Pila Grille Where:

moyer farms bone-in rib eye, 20 ounces

Call: 924.4992

This quality cut of beef comes from artisan, Amish-raised cattle. Perfectly aged and extremely savory, this steak is grilled on an open flame with a gentle rub of our special herbs and spices. Offering you a juicy, melt-in-your mouth taste that’s beyond compare.

Website: outriggerhawaii.com/ kani_ka_pila_grille

Delicatessen & Catering

Pre-Grand Opening

bone.

From Bentos to Banquets & Picnics to Potlucks…

We have a menu for you! Deli Hours: Wed-Sun 6am-2pm After hours catering available

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

A fine steak. A fine experience.

Japanese Restaurant

6PM to 10PM TUE to SUN (Monday Closed)

Introducing our NEW varieties of Side Entrées! CHICKEN TERIYAKI CHICKEN KATSU CHICKEN KARAAGE PORK TERIYAKI 5.95 TON (Pork) KATSU BEEF TERIYAKI SALMON OR AHI (Choice of preparation: Lightly Salted, Plain, & Teriyaki) AHI SASHIMI (Local fresh raw Ahi) OYAKO NI (Chicken

$

Authentic Japanese & Chinese Cuisine

• •

simmered in bamboo shoots, ground onions & topped with egg, green onions & nori) • SHRIMP TEMPURA (3 pieces) • VEGETABLE TEMPURA (8 pieces, Potato, Carrot, and String Bean) OTHER: Bowl of Miso Soup………$1.00 A Dish of Tsukemono (picked vegetables)………50¢ Bowl of Rice…………$1.00 A Dish of Green Salad………$1.00 When ordering Entrées, Add: Udon or Soba………$2.50 more Gyoza (4 pieces)………$2.00 more

1334 Young St.

11AM-2PM, 5-8:30PM • Closed on Mondays

593-2064

(Parking inside Chinese Cultural Plaza)

100 N. Beretania Street #113

beachhousewaikiki.com • 921-4600 Complimentary valet parking.

536-3035

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WHERE TO DINE BAKERY

AMERICAN

Symbol Key

Atlantis Seafood & Steak

Breakfast

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

d.k Steakhouse

Napoleon’s Bakery

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

After Midnight

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

La Palme D’or

2284 Kalakaua Avenue 922-6868

Lunch Dinner

Makino Chaya

Alcohol served Online

Willows, The 901 Hausten St. 952-9200

Catering

Located inside of Zippy’s

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

CAFE Anytime Cafe

Market City Shopping Center 2919 Kapiolani Blvd 735-3888

BUFFET

Koko Cafe

Camellia Buffet

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

930 McCully St. 951-0511/0611

735-8488

OCTOBER SPECIAL

Peking Duck & Maine Lobster Menu

October 15 thru November 1

October 18 -31, 2010

Fresh Shucked Washington Oysters on Half Shell $1.00 each • Oriental Chicken Salad • 4 types of Dim Sum (Siu Mai, Half Moon, Seaweed Spring Roll, Manapua) • Szechuan Style Pork w/Garlic Sauce • General Tso’s Favorite Chicken • Beef and Broccoli • Seafood Fried Noodle • Dessert - Almond Float per person $ (10 people minimum)

10.95

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

$

24.95

per person (4 people minimum)

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

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

October Daily Lunch Specials

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MO Garlic Chicken Katsu Teishoku TU Fried Ahi w/ Ponzu Sauce Teishoku WE Salmon Vegetable Croquette Teishoku TH Pork Miso Katsu Teishoku FR Mabo - Eggplant Donburi SA Ahi Belly Nitsuke Teishoku Now Serving Sashimi Teishoku for Lunch

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

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

$199 Table of Ten* (Reg. $239) $99 Table of Five to Six

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2919 Kapiolani Boulevard • Market City Shopping Center

Keeaumoku by Wal-Mart 946-5696

WWW.HEEHINGHAWAII.COM

(KOZO)

449 KAPAHULU AVE., STE. 101 735-5544

Let Us Do the Cooking Mandarin Pot Stickers • Chinese Chicken Salad • Pepper Salt Shrimp • Ma Po Tofu • Beef and Broccoli • Shredded Pork Soft Fried Noodles Steamed Rice $49 for four (reg $69)

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

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Ready made Bentos available daily

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20 oz. Prime Rib

580 Nimitz Hwy. 545-7979

Now taking reservations for Lunch & Dinner

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– oyster stuffed pork loin with oyster mushrooms; served with garlic mashed potatoes.

Prime Rib Mondays – Every Monday Served 5 pm till all gone!

$

Ready made Bentos available daily

Chilled Fresh Shucked Kumamoto Oysters • Chilled Fresh Shucked Fanny Bay Oysters • Chilled Fresh Shucked Royal Miyagi Oysters • Hibachi Grilled Pacific Oysters with finadine sauce • Baked Pacific Oysters Rockefeller • Oyster Bisque with Oyster Crackers • Po Boy Oyster Sandwich with Cajun Remoulade (Lunch Only) • Cajun Seared Oyster Caesar Salad (Lunch Only) • Steamed Oysters with Black Bean Sauce Entrée • Barbecued Oysters and Grilled NY Steak • Sam’s “Carpetbagger Pork Loin”

Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine

Peking Duck with Steamed Buns Sumida Farm Watercress Soup - Lemon Chicken Main Lobster Black Bean Sauce Mongolian Beef - Hunan Tofu Szechuan Long Beans with OX Sauce Shredded Duck on Soft Fried Noodles Steamed Rice

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942-5008

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953-2340

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


WHERE TO DINE CATERERS A Catered Experience 94-1068 Ka Uka Blvd. 677-7744

Kahai Street Kitchen 237 Kalihi Street, 845-0320

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

Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant

909 Isenberg St. 941-6641

111 N. King St. 521-8268

Angelo Pietro Honolulu

Happy Day Chinese Restuarant

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant

3553 Waialae Ave. 738-8666

Liliha Square 524-1628

Hee Hing Restaurant

On On at McCully

ON ON

449 Kapahulu Ave. 735-5544

FAMILY DINING

Maple Garden /Yen King

1585 Kapiolani Blvd. #10 941-0555

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

1110 McCully St.

at McCully 946-8833

Don Ho’s Island Grill

Seafood Village Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa

Mandalay (The) 1055 Alakea St. 525-8585

Aloha Tower Marketplace 528-0807

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

228

$

Buy one dinner entree, receive 2nd entree

Special Price for Table of 10

50% OFF valid Sun, Mon & Tue with ad Expires 11/2/10.

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

JERRY SANTOS Oct. 25

SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE

TUESDAY ................................. Robert Cazimero & Hula WEDNESDAY ......................... Brothers Cazimero THURSDAY.............................. Sista Robi & Friends FRIDAY ..................................... Bruce Shimabukuro

MELVEEN LEED Oct. 24 & 31

www.themandalayhawaii.com

1055 Alakea St.

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

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

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

525-8585

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

ton ton ramen F I N E

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2pm - 6pm

Birthday Photo with HELLO KITTY

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Tel: 808-923-2260 2380 Kuhio Ave.

*Reservation parties only

BUS STOP Bus Numbers that arrive here: #2 #13 #23 Letter E #4 #19 #24 #8 #20 #42

Kaiulani Ave

Food Pantry

Kuhio Ave

Kanekapolei St

Ala Wai Blvd.

Wailina St

Breakfast 8:00 am - 10:30 am Lunch 10:30 am - 2:00 pm Afternoon Tea 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Dinner 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm $2 Parking for 2 hours in Miramar at Waikiki Hotel during Dinner Mon - Fri and all day Sat & Sun.

H O U S E

(3 pieces) with purchase of any regular orders.

Kalakaua Ave

Please Call for Reservations ©1976, 2010 SANRIO Co., LTD.

BLACK SESAME TAN TAN RAMEN Homemade black sesame paste. All natural. Tender char siu, half cooked egg & green vegetable. New style in Hawaii, Healthy, less oil & No MSG. (Long-term consumption of black sesame seeds beautifies the scalp and hair as well as the skin.)

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WHERE TO DINE

Ranch House, The

Kani Ka Pila Grille

IHOP

449 Kapahulu Avenue, 2nd Floor 737-4461

2169 Kalia Rd, Outrigger Reef on the Beach

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

924-4990

FINE DINING

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

Tanaka Saimin

Kit N Kitchen

888 N. Nimitz Hwy #103 524-2020

1010 University Avenue 942-7622

Hy’s Steak House

Kenny’s Restaurant 1620 N. School St. 841-0931

2440 Kuhio Ave. 922-5555

Wailana Coffee House 1860 Ala Moana Blvd. 955-1764

Panya Bistro • Bakery • Bar

Kenny’s Express

Sam Choy’s BLC

Ala Moana Center Mauka - Mall Level 946-6388

2nd Floor Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center 922-9333

AUTHENTIC KOREAN DISHES

580 N. Nimitz Hwy. 545-7979

Zippy’s

Call the one nearest you.

Try Our Famous OXTAIL SOUP!

Featuring

Customer Favorites: Saimin • BBQ Stick • Ahi Nitsuke Corned Beef Hash Tempura Marinated Fried Chicken

Black Goat Pot Stew & Pork Bone with Potato Soup Lunch Specials & Plates starting at $5.99

RESTAURANT

SUNTORY

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

SEKIYA’S RESTAURANT & DELICATESSEN

Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 3rd Floor

Serving Hawaii for 75 Years!

restaurantsuntory.com

2746 Kaimuki Ave

1604 Kalakaua Ave • 951-9370

922-5511

732-1656

Mon–Sat: 11 am - 2 am • Sun: 11 am - 10 pm

ACROSS KAIMUKI H.S.

Order Your Complete

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$

Prepared by Renown Executive Chef

plus tax

David Yamamoto Includes a Hot 10-12 lb Turkey with all the Fixings.

Dinner Daily from 5pm 949 Kapahulu Avenue

No heating required. Pickup times are limited

(corner of Kapahulu and Kaimuki Ave.)

732-7666

237 Kalihi St. - (Corner of Kahai and Kalihi)

Dine In – Take Out

Tuesday – Friday: 10:30am to 1:30pm

845-0320 | ksk@kahaistkitchen.com

Catering from casual to exquisite events

FRESH  SIMPLE  AFFORDABLE  BYOB

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

All You Can Eat BUFFET 11AM-3PM |

Seafood Lunch $8.95 Mon - Fri $10.95 Sat & Sun

16

692-9880

ÆChicken Breast Bi Bim Naeng-Myun

Crablegs Dinner $14.95 Mon - Thu $17.95 Fri, Sat & Sun

ONE FREE

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

$2.95*

ADULT BUFFET

Walnut Shrimp

with every 5 Adult Buffet purchase Not to be combined with any other offer. Maximum of 10 free Dinners; Restrictions apply. Expires 11/30/10

(10pcs.)

with purchase of 2 regular priced entrees *Take out only; Not to be combined with any other offer. Maximum 2 offers per order. Restrictions apply. Expires 11/30/10

YAKINIKU

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MILLION 596-0799 626 SHERIDAN ST. (backside of Walmart)

NEW HOURS: MON-SUN 11AM-12 MIDNIGHT |

KOREAN CUISINE

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

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8.50 include tax

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930 McCully St. • 951-0511 / 951-0611

• PRIVATE PARTY ROOM • CONVENIENT PARKING


WHERE TO DINE INDIAN

Stage Restaurant 1250 Kapiolani Blvd. 237-5429

JAPANESE

Kozo Sushi

Monsoon India

Hifumi Japanese Restaurant

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

Chinese Cultural Plaza 536-3035

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

Hinone Mizunone

Top of Waikiki

ITALIAN

Waikiki Business Plaza 2270 Kalakaua Ave. 923-3877

Bella Mia Italian

GREEK The Fat Greek 3040 Waialae Ave. 734-0404

Makino Chaya

1345 South King St. 942-4848

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

1137 11th Avenue 737-1937

Kobe Japanese Steak House

Bella Mia Pizzeria

Kochi

2222 S. Beretania St. 941-4400

1841 Ala Moana Blvd. 941-4444

Red Cafe 1334 Young St. 593-2064

1936 South King St. 941-2835

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

#26 Papaya Salad

LUNCH SPECIAL Japanese Set Lunch

8.95

$

Coming Soon to 900 N. Nimitz Hwy

Life Costs More Now We Cost Less

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

Call for take out

• Country Fried Steak Dinner Orig. $15.99 Now $11.99 Save 25% • NY Cheesecake Pancakes Orig. $10.99 Now $7.99 Save 27.3%

www.bangkokchefexpress.com *Not to be combined with any other specials. Must present coupon to recieve discount. Excludes beverages. Expires Oct. 31, 2010.

Also Available Curry, Steak & Pasta

Monday-Sunday LUNCH 10:30AM-2:30PM • DINNER 5PM-11PM

3579 Waialae Avenue 737-8820

15% OFF

Come hungry. Leave happy. ALA MOANA BLVD. • KUHIO AVE PEARL CITY • KANEOHE • HILO Ala Moana (Free Parking)

10% OFF

Cash Sale Only (With Coupon)

Credit Card Sale Only (With Coupon)

Hong Kong Dim Sum & Regular Menu Items Excludes set menus; Roast Pork, Roast Duck, Char Siu & other specials. Not to be combined with any other offer. Expires 10/31/10.

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL

SENIOR SPECIAL

With Family Group 20%

Lunch Dinner Not combinable with other discounts.

FREE BIRTHDAY MEAL FOR ANY AGE

OFF

Must have minimum party of 4. One Birthday coupon per party of 4. Coupon valid on actual birthday, ID required. Not combinable with other discounts. Discounts off regular adult price. No online or photo-copied coupons. Expires 10/31/10

Liliha Square by Times Supermarket

524-1628

30% OFF 50% OFF

65 or older w/Coupon & ID. No online or photo-copied coupons. One coupon per person. Discounts off regular adult price. Expires 10/31/10

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

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

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

10% OFF(Charge) • 15% OFF(Cash) 15% OFF Roast Pork, Roast Duck & Char Siu Happy Day Chinese Restaurant 3553 Waialae Avenue

738-8666 D I N I N G

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Restaurant Suntory

Sumo Ramen

Tanaka of Tokyo

Royal Hawaiian Shpg Cntr 3rd Flr. 922-5511

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

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

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

WHERE TO DINE KOREAN Frog House Restaurant 1604 Kalakaua Ave. 951-9370

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

Sushi Company

Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen

1111 McCully Street 947-5411

Ton Ton Ramen

Sushi Ichiban

95-050 Farrington Hwy, Waipahu 677-5388

3579 Waialae Ave. 737-8820

2746 Kaimuki Avenue 732-1656

Yakiniku Million 626 Sheridan St. 596-0799

NIGHTLY 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Teriyaki Chicken . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15.95 Daily Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$23.95 Sukiyaki Steak . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20.95 Teriyaki Steak & Chicken Combo . .$21.95 Kama‘aina & Military Discount Available (with proper ID)

*Must present coupon. Not to be combined with any other offer.

1841 Ala Moana Blvd. Between Ilikai & Hilton Hawaiian Village

941-4444

EL

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

HARRO MEXICANO

941-2835 • 1936 S. King St. Local Japanese Style Dining Dinner 5-Midnight • Late Pupus 10-2am FREE ENTREE ON YOUR B-DAY!

KIDS EAT FREE

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

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

* *

AIEA RESTAURANT

Customized Special Meal for Lunch

GRAND OPENING SPECIAL

15% OFF

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

ENTIRE MENU WITH THIS COUPON

BYOB

Limit one coupon per party. Cannot be combined with other offers. Exp. 10/31/10 MONDAY-THURSDAY AIEA SHOPPING CTR. 11am-9pm 99-115 AIEA HEIGHTS DR. FRI & SAT 11am-10pm NEXT TO AIEA BOWL SUNDAY 11am-8pm BYOB - no corkage fee

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

www.MonsoonIndiaOahu.com 941-5111

Whneirne gs

at the Colony Surf

MoAr re ing Breathtak

Announcing Michel’s 1st Sunday Champagne Brunch Every Month! New Menu Changes Monthly!



Hot Jazz Harpist Shareen, experience the gentle crashing waves, pure ocean breezes and awesome beauty of Hawaii.

…Only at Michel ’s

~ FREE VALET PARKING ~ ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY ~ 2895 Kalakaua Ave. • 923-6552 • www.michelshawaii.com

FOR BANQUETS & PRIVATE PARTIES CALL 728-3463 D I N I N G

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Ala Moana Food Court Open Now

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

Early Bird Special

12.95

$

Only

SPECIALS

Add $3.00 for Complete Meal

October 24 - November 6

which includes soup or salad, ice cream

PLEASE CALL FOR RESERVATIONS

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with Mediterranean Sauces, iki Basmati Rice, Pita Bread Waiktion Locag Soon and Greek Salad. in m o C www.thefatgreek.net BYOB (no corkage fee)

PH: 488-9727

See You

Sunday November 7th!

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Fresh Broiled Salmon

BREAKFAST Polish Sausage

11 am - 7 pm

All Day for Locals with ID

$8.39

Specials not valid on Holidays Lunch 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. • Dinner 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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

922-6868

$7.13

Turkey Bacon w/ Egg Beaters $9.49 $8.07

SANDWICHES Chili & Fries $8.99

$7.64

$14.99

Ruben Sandwich $10.99

841-0931

Kam Shopping Center Open 6am Daily

kennyshawaii.com

$9.34

ENTREES Kenny’s Fried Chicken

$12.74

Kal-bi Short Ribs $16.69 $14.44

922-3333

Hawaiian BBQ Royal Haw’n Shop’g Ctr Offer not valid for catering or Hawaiian BBQ. Cannot be combined with any other discounts.


WHERE TO DINE MEXICAN

PACIFIC RIM

11th Avenue Mexitlan Grill

3660 Waialae Ave.

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

OKAZUYA

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

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

No credit cards accepted for special menu

Pho Kitchen 2919 Kapiolani Blvd. 735-8488

YOGURT

Souvaly Thai Cuisine

Yogen Fr u¨ z

803 Kam Hwy. 455-5888

1102 Fort Street Mall Windward Mall

ALL DIM SUM

Special Menu for10

Party Rooms for up to 450

Bangkok Chef

2710 S. King St. 946-2073

149

629 Keeaumoku St. 953-2340

2169 Kalia Rd., Outrigger Reef Hotel 923-2277

SHABU SHABU

Green Papaya

THAI

The Ocean House Restaurant

Fukuya Delicatessen & Catering

$

1518 Makaloa St. 942-5008

3660 on the Rise

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

VIETNAMESE

Hot Pot Shabu Shabu

1.89

$

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

7AM-2PM

521-8268

Reach for the Star subscribe today 538-NEWS

a Fang-tastic Evening for the entire Family

Wednesday, October 27th at 6:00pm Banyan Tree Showroom

• Unboo-lievable Magic Show featuring Mark Mauricio • Family Friendly Buffet • Keiki Costume Contest (keiki 11 years & under) • Prizes and Goodies for Keiki

S ANSEI ’ S NEW SASHIMI -SKama‘aina TYLE CREATIONS! Early Bird Special on

50% off All Food & Sushi First Come First Serve Seating

Tuesday, November 9th 6 pm - 10 pm 4 - Course Dinner paired with 4 wines $65 per person

Open Nightly 5:30pm to 10pm (808) 931-6286 Waikiki Beach Marriot Resort & Spa

Sansei and d.k. Steak House

Enjoy a 4 course meal. Entree to include 1-1/4 lb. Fresh Maine Lobster $ At per person

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For information and reservations call 955-0555 online at www.halekoa.com

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

Celebrating 35 years The Hale Koa welcomes all active duty and retired military, Reserve/National Guard members and dependents, current or retired Department of Defense civilians and sponsored guests.

Sundays & Mondays from 5:30pm-6pm

931-6280

931-6286

Waikiki Spa •• 2552 2552Kalakaua KalakauaAvenue Avenue WaikikiBeach Beach Marriott Marriott Resort & Spa For more specials and offers, text DK to 80850 • FREE 3 hours SELF parking with validation. D I N I N G

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tableside Top: Chefs Chiu To, foreground, and Tim Ng cook up something delicious. Inset: Roasted Pepper Salt Shrimp, a dish featuring deepfried shrimp pan seared with pepper salt and red chili peppers.

tablesideHee @Hing H

ee Hing Restaurant has been a staple since 1963 for locals looking to satisfy their hunger for Chinese cuisine. Although known for such signature plates as Roasted Garlic Maine Lobster and Boneless Lemon Chicken, Hee Hing stakes its reputation on its Hong Kong-style Dim Sum, voted Oahu’s best on multiple occasions. Call 735.5544.

1 | Frank, Malulani, Hiilani, Uilani and Christine Paiste. 2 | Laurie Leach, TakSang Cheng, Edmund Yamada, Jeff Lau and Bill Allgire. 3 | Joel Taitague and Angie Utter. 4 | Charles Lee, Andrew Wong, Jamie Lee and Angela Wong, with Crescent and Sophie Cheng. 5 | Joel and Nathaniel Gomera. 6 | Jackie Lau, Vickie Lee, Anita Lim, Sandie Wong, Tom Wong and Victor Lim, with James and M.L. Lee.

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Hawaii Dining Out 24 October 2010  

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