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The Best of Both Worlds Japanese-style preparation meets Korean culinary fare at Richo Korean Cuisine, where a soon-to-be-released new menu features delectable combo-value meals. See page 4 | Leah Friel photo

With the Teppan Combo and Hot Stone Bowl Bibimbap orders deliciously laid out in front of him, Richo owner Takeshi Urushido prepares to dig into a serving of Seafood Leek Chimiji (Korean pancake).

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Upscale Pizza Anytime Café

et’s get one thing straight: When it comes to pizza, I often lose complete control. Seriously, I can’t even begin to count the number of times I’ve devoured entire pizza pies all by myself. Man versus Food with Adam Richman? Pfft. If I had my own TV show, it would simply be called Alana versus A Lotta Pizza! But I’m showing better self-restraint lately because I’m really trying to eat healthy. As a result, I decided to skip the greasy pies this week and instead immerse myself in the world of “upscale pizzas.” These gourmet creations need minimal adornment, and they really do shine in a class of their own. So come along with me as we veer off onto the Rodeo Drive of Pizzas — fabulous hot spots on Oahu that, quite amazingly, have mastered the art of the perfect pizza!


Conveniently situated in Market City Shopping Center, Anytime Café has been quietly serving upscale pizzas since the restaurant first opened its doors in February 2010. However, loyal fans like myself know that the upscale pizza is what it’s all about! Owners Ken and Cindy Wong have intermixed a symphony of cultures resulting in a fusion of flavors from around the world. Be it Chinese, Italian or local favorites, you’ll find scrumptious pizza under one roof at Anytime Cafe. My Italian cravings got the best of me again this week and thoughts of a piping-hot pizza pie had my stomach rumbling for days. When I finally made it into Anytime Cafe, I was looking for something a bit off the beaten path. I immediately chose Seafood Pizza ($10.95). “Our pizzas are a popular item here,” says Cindy, adding that the Seafood Pizza can be considered the most unique of the bunch. “The base of all of our pizzas consists of mozzarella cheese and a light tomato sauce atop a thin, crispy crust.”

The Seafood Pizza was something I had anytime of the day or night. never tried before; yet as the seafood lover, I Anytime Cafe was sure I wouldn’t be disappointed. I was Market City Shopping Center right! Slices are topped with a tantalizing 2919 Kapiolani Blvd. #218 array of salmon, shrimp and calamari — now 735.3888 that’s what I call “simple extravagance” at its best. Nothing beats the comfort of your classic pizza while being spoiled silly with – See page 18 savory creatures from the sea. Now if you’re a topping hoarder of sorts, you’ll probably love the Build Your Own Pizza deal. For just $8.95, you can choose to Dining Out is a weekly personalize your pizza with a variety of topadvertising supplement published pings, including pepperoni, sausage, mushby the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. room, ham, chicken, onions, pineapple, bell pepper, tomato and corn. Better yet, you can EDITOR Alana Folen have it all, if you want! Lastly, the Margherita Pizza ($9.25) is a Phone: 695.6307 diningout@ pure classic. Think utter simplicity that is breathtakingly delicious. “The Margherita Pizza is made with fresh SALES MANAGER sliced mozzarella cheese and tomatoes, then Sandi Sakaguchi baked and topped with fresh basil and dry Phone: 342.8802 tomatoes,” Cindy explains. SSakaguchi@ Open from 10 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to midnight on Saturdays; and from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. SPECIAL SECTIONS Sundays, Anytime Café has got you covered EDITOR Bill Mossman

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apanese-style preparation meets Korean culinary fare at Richo Korean Cuisine, where tatami mats and the inviting aromas of kal-bi, chijimi (Korean pancakes) and kimchi offer an authentic Asian flair to this modern establishment. At Richo, the clientele run the gamut — from kamaaina to globe-trotting visitors who include Japanese celebrities — all of whom seem to have one common goal in mind: to taste the scintillating dishes expertly prepared by executive chef Masato Tsuji. Dining Out recently caught up with Richo owner Takeshi Urushido, who graciously took time out of his schedule to discuss how he’s found so much success serving up Korean cuisine.


There’s never a shortage of Korean cuisine at Richo on Waialae Avenue, where a soon-to-be-released new menu features delicious combo-value meals

DO: You opened the Hawaii location in August 2008. What was your motivation in bringing the restaurant overseas? Urushido: I visited Hawaii for the first time 20 years ago and I absolutely loved it. At that moment, I knew that I wanted to open a restaurant and make a name for myself here in Hawaii. DO: You’re Japanese, born and raised in Tokyo, and yet you decided to dedicate yourself to Korean cuisine. Why is that? Urushido: Korean food is known to be very healthy and tasty. I wanted people to be able to experience and enjoy this type of food. I go to Korea very often to learn more about Korean cuisine and to eat different foods. I’ve been there more than 100 times.

DO: Richo Korean Cuisine originated in 2006 in Tokyo, Japan, before you brought it to the Islands. There are now four Richo locations in Japan. What type of clientele frequents Richo Tokyo? Urushido: It’s a very upscale restaurant, so we have many businesspeople, those who live around that particular area. Sometimes, even celebrities

DO: For someone who may be dining at Richo Korean Cuisine for the first time, what are some of the items that you would highly recommend? Urushido: The Hot Stone Bowl Bibimbap ($9 bowl, $15.80 set) has always been a wonderful item on the menu since we opened the restaurant. This dish 1

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features hot rice within a hot stone bowl topped with namul and eggs. When mixed well together with sesame seed oil and hot pepper paste, it’s delicious. I recommend saving some rice for the end of the meal to eat with hot soup. For a party of two, I would recommend sharing the Teppan Combo ($38.80). It’s a filling set where guests become full on the miso soup of South Korea, an array of kimchi, namul, salad and seaweed. Then they can cook their choice of meat on a tabletop hot grill and roll the meat in sangchu, which is much more nourishing than lettuce. Our homemade kimchi ($5) is also one of the best, something that everyone must try, and so is our chijimi. The Seafood Leek Chijimi ($8 half, $12 whole), for example, is very popular and consists of pan-fried clams, squid, shrimp and green onion in a special pancake batter. However, the kimchi, 6 namul and ahi poke are con-



sistent best-sellers here, along lies who wish to share. with the kal-bi, fried chicken and spicy chicken, which locals love. DO: The setting and decor of the restaurant can be classified as DO: You plan to revamp the upscale-chic. Do you think the menu in the near future. What can food also is a good representation of that? patrons expect? Urushido: I plan on releasing Urushido: Yes, we always use the new menu in early to mid-April fresh ingredients and local prod,and it will feature more combo ucts when we can. We serve a lot and set meals. It’s a great value of unique items that you won’t with a lot of food, perfect for fami- find anywhere else, as I came up with many of


these specific recipes on my own. Presentation also is of the utmost importance. We want to give our customers only the best.

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1 The Teppan Combo ($38.80) includes a choice of meat prepared on a tabletop grill. 2 Kimchi, namul and seaweed. 3 The Hot Stone Bowl Bibimbap ($9 bowl, $15.80 set) 4 Delicious greens are part of the Teppan Combo. 5 Homemade kimchi ($5) is a must-try item at Richo. 6 Owner Takeshi Urushido and executive chef Masato Tsuji

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The sugary delights keep coming at Larry’s Bakery I f you’re a lover of sweet goodness, you won’t want to miss out on the scrumptious treats found at Larry’s Bakery on Lawehana Street in Salt Lake. Iris Yafuso now serves as vice president of this family-owned business, which was originally operated by her late-father, Larry. “We create many cakes, cookies, cupcakes and cinnamon bread, which is a popular fundraising item, and we’ve finally brought

back our pastries,” Yafuso says. “Basically, we have 50 to 60 different items that our customers love.” According to Yafuso, 90 percent of the business includes providing wholesale items to a variety of local stores, including Don Quijote and Tamura’s in Waianae. However, the store itself is ever-bustling with customers from near and far, all of whom can’t get enough of Larry’s Bakery items.

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1 Customers can’t get enough of the White Chantilly Cake.

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White Chantilly Cake ($12.50 and up) This white chiffon cake features a light chantilly frosting and macadamia nuts. “It’s very light and we can even decorate it and have it available in different sizes as well. Everyone seems to just adore it — we can’t keep it on our shelves,” Yafuso says.

Cinnamon Bread ($4 per loaf) Created from an old family recipe, the Cinnamon Bread features chunks of cinnamon throughout the bread itself. “A lot of people slice the bread up and dip it in egg batter to make French toast with it,” Yafuso adds. “You have all of your ingredients in it — cinnamon, sugar and our special glaze.”

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any dishes on Kit n Kitchen’s menu combine the boldness of European cuisine with the subtle satisfaction of Asian flair. One such dish, the Spicy Ground Beef and Eggplant, started over a decade ago, although that dish has since evolved into other varieties, including the Spicy Ground Beef and the Ground Beef with Shrimp. “If you ask where the origins come from, it’s more like a twist between Euro and Asian,” says May Yiu, wife of Kit n Kitchen owner Kit Yiu, of the restaurant’s many dishes. The key to this blend of European and Asian cooking, according to May Yiu, is complementing each style harmoniously. "The tomato side of the dish is definitely Italian or European, and the Asian part is more light. Italian dishes are normally very thick, very rich and we try to add the lighter, Asian side to the meal as well,” says Liu. The Ground Beef with Shrimp ($11.95) is simple in its combination. It starts with a bed of pasta, normally spaghetti, but some customers do order linguine. “We recommend a thinner pasta because this sauce is light, and if you use a thicker pasta it cannot handle the sauce,” she adds. On top of the pasta lies chef Yiu’s signature ground beef tomato sauce, which includes low-fat lean beef and garlic olive oil. The shrimp is prepared very simply, quickly sauteed and arranged on top of the sauce. “The taste is really intense and it’s also natural with the blending of tomato and garlic. This is one of our favorite dishes, “ says Yiu. The Ground Beef with Shrimp is served for both lunch and dinner.


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“I want them to be my friends,” says operations manager Eiki Tamaki with a warm smile. “Once I remember you, I’ll keep remem-

bering you.” Hinone Mizunone opened on South King Street — in the former Taco Bell location — in May 2008. Part of the Japanese food chain Fujio Food System, Hinone Mizunone roughly translates to “sound of fire, sound of water,” which refers to the way they cook their food. “It’s homestyle cooking,” Tamaki says of the unpretentious food, which perfectly matches the easy, cheerful atmosphere of

the downtown eatery. “A lot of our regulars come back maybe two, three times a week, especially at lunchtime; some people come back three, four times a week!” he adds. “A little after 2:30 p.m. it slows down. But during the peak time it really, really gets crowded.” The reason for the high volume of repeat diners (in addition to Tamaki’s friendly service, of course) could be the wide selection of fresh Teishoku. The


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A: Dinner Special — Teishoku-Maguro Sashimi/ Japanese Hamburger Steak with Demi Glaze Sauce ($16.75-$20.75) B: An impressive array of dishes at Hinone Mizunone. C: Dinner Special — Teishoku-Salmon Sashimi/ Pork Ginger ($16.75-$20.75) D: A sign greets customers at the corner of South King and Sheridan streets. E: The restaurant’s well-lit interior F: Rib-eye Oroshi Ponzu Steak Teishoku ($20.50)


Shogayaki, consists of thin slices of pork stir-fried in a shoyu-ginger sauce. “Shoga is ‘ginger,’ and yaki is ‘to cook,’” Yamaki explains. “It’s very popular in Japan,” he adds, rattling off other popular entrees like Oroshi Rib-eye Steak with Ponzu Sauce, Karaage, Saba Nituske, Tempura, Chicken Katsu, Ebi Fry, Katsutama, Salmon Sashimi and Ahi Sashimi. “Honestly, I don’t think there’s going to be just one dish that’s going to stand out,” Tamaki confesses. “Our restaurant has home-style cooking. It’s the kind of food you’ll see in the houses in Japan, something your grandma and your mom used to make. “Maybe not hamburger steak,” he adds with a laugh, “but something like that. Something simple but delicious.” The same goes for the rice, which is prepared in the traditional fashion in a pot on the stove rather than a flip-of-the-


combo platters are available for both lunch and dinner and come with an entree (two at dinner), rice, miso soup, two side dishes and tsukemono. “There are one, two, three ...,” says Tamaki, as he begins counting from the restaurant’s menu, “16, 17 … There are 17 entrees to pick.” One of the choices is the Sizzling Hamburger Steak, a simple mixture of ground beef and ground pork topped with a demi-glaze sauce that is slightly sweet, almost like a teriyaki glaze, Tamaki says. “The hamburger steak is Japanese-style, so it’s somewhere between hamburger and meatloaf,” he adds of the tender, juicy patty. “It’s really soft. You can break it with the chopsticks.” The Pork Ginger, or

switch, modern rice cooker. Though it takes more time and effort for the cooks to diligently tend to the water and stir the precious grains, the result is rice that is fluffier and sweeter, and Tamaki boasts customers can immediately tell the difference. Prices at lunchtime, which is served between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, range from $8.50 to $14. During dinner, which immediately follows from 5 to 9 p.m., the Teishoku cost $16.75 to $29.75, but remember, that includes an extra entree. Every month select Teishoku are available for $8.50 at lunchtime only. Daily specials for March include Garlic Tonkatsu, Aji Fry, Ahi and Vegetable Tempura, and Saba Miso, with different items to be featured in April. There also is a good selection of Japanese Curry and Udon from which to choose. “(The flavors) are pretty consistent, so you can keep coming back,” says Tamaki, before adding with an infectious smile, “It’s really an easy-going place to come.”



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Summer is right around the corner, bringing with it the promise of longer days, warmer nights and the need for fresh, flavorful food worthy of a fiesta. Foodies will find exactly that at El Charro Mexicano Aiea Restaurant, where owner/chef John Ramirez and his crew of cooks create authentic Tex-Mex cuisine suitable for any form of celebration. Ideal for large parties or folks who can’t decide what to order, the Appetizer Sampler ($14.99) includes four of El Charro’s most popular appetizers. “It comes with one flauta, which is almost like a chimichanga, with shredded beef and chicken,” Ramirez says. “Then you have the two taquitos, one with shredded beef and one with shredded chicken, one cheese quesadilla and then in the center you have the ceviche” — a mahimahi marinated in lime juice and mixed with homemade pico de gallo. If you don’t want to share your meal, Ramirez suggests the Camarones Volcano ($14.50). This must-try consists of shrimp coated in a bright red sauce made from scratch each day with habanero peppers, garlic and onions. “It’s sweet and a little bit spicy,” Ramirez says of the dish, which also comes with black beans, Spanish rice, pico de gallo and guacamole. A pleasant surprise on the menu is the selection of – See page 10

Special Camarones Volcano ($14.50) Nathalie Walker photos

El Charro Mexicano chef-owner John Ramirez with an Appetizer Sampler ($14.99); chef Gloria Orias with Vegetarian Quesadillas ($8.75). 10 | DINING OUT | MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2011


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hen John Ramirez opened El Charro Mexicano Aiea Restaurant in Aiea Shopping Center last September, he also fulfilled a life-long dream of owning his own eatery. “It was just an accomplishment I wanted in life, to have my own restaurant, and also to be successful,” says Ramirez, who works as letter carrier in Kahaluu during the day before traveling over the Koolaus to work in the kitchen at night. “It’s a lot of responsibility, but I like it,” he admits. Dressed in vibrant yellow and red paint and decorated with mirrors, paintings and even a sombrero, El Charro has quickly become one of the best places to have a quick bite to eat on the Leeward side. It specializes in authentic Tex-Mex staples like quesadillas and enchiladas, but Ramirez, who is originally from San Antonia, Texas, and fellow cooks Gloria and Jesus Orias (who are siblings from Mexico) also put their own personal spin on traditional recipes. “We got our recipes together, and Sofia, my wife, decided what went on the menu and what didn’t,” he explains with a chuckle. “It’s a mixture of what me and my wife like.” Making the cut is the Pollo Poblano ($10.50), a creamy and surprisingly mild treat made with white-meat chicken breast sauteed in a white cream sauce that is made with Maui onions and poblano peppers. Other popular menu specialities include Carnitas ($10.99) — chunks of slowcooked pork loin garnished with lettuce, pico de gallo and guacamole that Ramirez says fills up even the hungriest “big boys” who come into the restaurant — and Fish Milanesa ($14.50) — a breaded piece of fresh fish prepared similarly to chicken katsu. “They’re different and no other restaurant has them,” says Ramirez of the three meals, which are each made complete with a side of Spanish rice, black beans and choice of corn or flour tortillas. In addition to the extensive assortment of apertivos (appetizers), ensalads y sopas (salads and soups), a la carte items and classic and specialty plates, El Charro also serves vegetarian dishes, breakfast and desserts like Flan ($3.49), Sopapillas ($3.49) and Fried Banana Split ($8.99). “It’s a fried banana wrapped in a flour tortilla with a secret family recipe inside. When you bite it you’ll know what it is,” Ramirez says of the sinfully delicious dessert that comes with two scoops of deep-fried ice cream as well as drizzled fudge sauce, cinnamon, powdered sugar, whipped cream and a cherry on top. “The community really loves us, so we’ve been keeping busy,” he adds. “And we’re happy that the customers love the food and keep coming back for more.”

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vegetarian options, like the Vegetarian Quesadilla ($8.75), a grilled flour tortilla filled with bell peppers, Maui onions, zucchini, mushrooms and cheese, and served with a side of pico de gallo, black beans, Spanish rice and sour cream. Diners are welcome to BYOB, and discounts are available for both military and college students with a valid ID. “We give them a 10 percent discount,” says Ramirez, who is an Army veteran. “We also give the civil service, like the police officers and fire department, (a discount) and I also give my co-workers in the postal service 10 percent off.” El Charro is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week except Sundays, which is when the restauranteur and his wife, Sofia, spend time with their two children, Jonathan, 13, and Mehealani, 11. Catering options also are available.



1 Appetizer Sampler ($14.99) 2 Sopapillas ($3.49) 3 Vegetarian Quesadillas ($8.75) 4 Fried Banana Split ($8.99) Nathalie Walker photos

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Story by Caroline Wright | Photos by Lawrence Tabudlo

hen a restaurant has been in business for more than 45 years, change can be difficult.


But the team at Kenny’s Restaurant is on the verge of making substantial changes in a number of areas, beginning with its menu. On a recent weekday morning, owner John Fujieki Jr. and several members of his staff discussed the new dishes they plan to add to the formal menu. The reason for the change is very simple, according to Fujieki. “We’re trying to bring in 1 the younger generation,” he explains. His daughter Courtney nods from an adjacent stool at the long counter. As a third-generation restaurateur in her 20s, she was tapped, along with manager Rory Sandobal, for an insiders’ understanding of the culinary cravings of the young. “We’re giving the menu a facelift,” says Sandobal. “New ideas, new foods. We want to keep the ingredients we’re famous for, but change them in a way to attract new people.”

Named for one of its founding partners, Kenny’s Restaurant opened in 1965 at the Kamehameha Shopping Center on North School Street, just off Likelike Highway. John Fujieki Sr., an original owner and cofounder, passed away in July 2001. His son and granddaughter say it’s been a long time

since substantial changes were made to the menu. “We’ve been working on the new dishes for two or three months,” says Fujieki. “We’ve considered everybody’s comments and developed them that way.” Chef Ernesto Yeban brings the first new dish to table: Teriyaki Chicken Pizza ($12.50). It’s generously sized made with Kenny’s signature teri chicken, smoky and flavor-

By adding a fresh set of dishes to its menu, Kenny’s Restaurant aims to attract a new group of regulars to its Kalihi-based operation

ful, with white onions, mozzarella, and a thin ribbon of mayonnaise piped over it. Two other pies — Spinach & Tomato, and Vegetable — will also be available for the same price. Next, Yeban brings a plate of Kim Chee Fried Rice ($9.49): two generous scoops of fried rice, loaded with 2 spicy fermented cabbage, topped with two eggs, any style. “The younger generations like foods that are spicier and sweeter,” comments general manager Raynell Diggs. “But we’re not trying to change Kenny’s. There’s a reason Kenny’s has been here for 3 45 years! That’s still the same teriyaki; it’s just been made into a teriyaki pizza.” Of all the new dishes that have been informally introduced at Kenny’s, reports Yeban, the Kim Chee Fried Rice is the most popular. “I think this one is going to do well also,” he says, pointing at Kenny’s Waldorf Salad, a fresh twist on an old classic. It includes seedless grapes, 4 celery and walnuts, but the

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Dinner Menu for 10 - $189 Scallop Egg Soup Chinese Chicken Salad Peking Duck with Bun Steamed Sea Bass Ginger Onion Shrimp Pepper Salt Peking Style Island Pork Chop Minute Chicken Cake Noodle Steamed Rice

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Same Owner, same cooks, same great food! Take-out and catering available call... Aina Haina Shopping Center, 373-1303 or 373-4653

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Buy One Large Buy One Rustica pizza Get the 2nd pizza Get the 2nd One for 50% One for $5.00 (Limit 2 per order)

(Limit 2 per order)

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order of the day 1 Kenny’s cozy interior confines 2 The Veggie Pizza with Spinach and Tomato ($12.50) 3 Roasted Turkey & Cranberry Salad ($10.25) 4 Flavored Pancakes — peach, chocolate chip and strawberry

apples have been replaced with Bosc pears and chunks of papaya. The revised menu will include four brand-new salads, all priced at $12.25: the Waldorf, the BLT, Taco, and Turkey & Cranberry. With a flourish, Chef Yeban delivers new breakfast dishes for sampling. The Peach Pancake and the Strawberry Pancake are accompanied by delicious toppings made with fruit, cream, and a bit of honey. Haupia and Chocolate Chip Pancakes are new entries, and Kenny’s famous French


($10.25) 5 Chef Ernesto Yeban with the Ewa Sweet Battered Whole Fried Onion ($8.99) and Kim Chee Fried Rice with 2 Eggs ($9.49) 6 Teriyaki Chicken Pizza ($12.50) 7 Taco Salad

8 Sweet Potato French Fries with Kenny’s Restaurant Honey Mustard or Ranch Dressing Where: 1620 N. School St., Honolulu ($2.89) Call: 841.0931 9 French Toast — strawberry ($10.25) Kenny’s Express Hawaiian Barbecue 10 Ewa Sweet Battered Whole Where: 2201 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu Fried Onion ($8.99)

Toast, made with huge squares of Hawaiian sweet bread, will now be available in Strawberry and Haupia versions. All are priced at $8.29; toppings are $1.90 extra. Like most of the other 6 items on Kenny’s menu, they’ll be available all day long. In 2008, Kenny’s Express Hawaiian Barbecue opened in the food court of the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center in Waikiki. The small eatery offers an abbreviated menu of Kenny’s favorites. “It’s our chance to try something a bit smaller, utilizing what’s good over here at our original location,” says Fujieki. “Eventually, when that takes off, we plan to expand.” Kenny’s Kalihi regulars needn’t worry that they’ll be forgotten. Traditional favorites on the menu will remain, including Chinese Chicken Salad ($10.79), Korean Style Chicken ($11.99), and the extensive fish list, subject to availability. Today’s offerings include Ahi Steak or Ahi Nitsuke ($11.99), Opakapaka Fillet ($16.99) and two whole-fish options: Akule ($14.99) and Menpachi ($19.99). “People come from all over just to eat our fish,”

Call: 922.3333


says Diggs. The restaurant will continue to offer a kamaaina discount of 20 percent on its specials, which change every two weeks. Kenny’s Restaurant is currently open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and open till 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Those hours may be extend8 ed after the restaurant secures its liquor license, which Fujieki anticipates will happen within the next four months; he says they’ll emphasize draft beer. “We’ll also introduce some new appetizers,” adds Diggs proudly. “We’re gonna be here for another 45 years!”



AUTHENTIC KOREAN DISHES Lunch Specials & Plates starting at $5.99 Happy Hour 4-7pm All American Beers $2.00 Soju - $4.95 Appetizers starting at $4.95

NOW OPEN “Best Chinese Restaurant on the island!” - Martin Yan

Innovative Dim Sum Items: ♦ Fish Balls in Curry Sauce ♦ Golden Look Fun Roll New Items: Tea Smoked Shrimp Pork Rib in Chef’s Special Vinaigrette


♦ Crystal Taro Balls

32 ft. wide stage & 7 private rooms with sound & projection video systems

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

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Perfect for any size Wedding or Event 4th Floor Ho‘okipa Terrace near Macy’s

Reservations (808) 947-8818

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lite bites

Feasting on Camellia’s savory buffet offerings

amellia Buffet serves up a spread of phenomenal all-you-can-eat Korean cuisine for lunch and dinner. Located on McCully Street, this yakinikustyle eatery has more than 50 items to choose from, running the spectrum of main dishes such as kal-bi, bulgogi, flap meat and oysters to irresistible banchan (side dishes) as kimchi, taegu and more. The lunch buffet ($14.95) is served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. while the dinner buffet ($21.95) is available from 2:30 to 10 p.m. Diners are given the opportunity to cook their 1


food on tabletops, a guaranteed fun activity for the entire family. “We only use ‘A-grade’ beef,” says longtime server Kelly Park. “In terms of our flap meat, kal-bi and bulgogi, it’s all very tender. The beef rib-eye is also very popular.” The secret behind the flavorful meat can be credited to Camellia Buffet’s magnificent marinade of shoyu, sugar, garlic ginger and other secret ingredients. Crowds also can’t seem to get enough of the fresh oysters that recently hit the buffet line. Imported straight from Korea, the oysters are only available Friday through Sunday as part of the dinner buffet. “We also have sashimi that the locals love to pair with their meal, along with the Korean pancakes,” Park states. Then for dessert, cleanse your palate with a refreshing selection of fruit and ice cream.


Camellia Buffet Where: 930 McCully St.

Call: 951.0511 3

1 Server Kelly Park 2 Customers often pair sashimi with their meals. 3 Fresh oysters were added to the buffet line in mid-February. 4 Kal-bi is available on the buffet line for lunch and dinner. Nathalie Walker photos 4

what we’re eating at...

La Palme D’or Patisserie ocated at Ala Moana Center, La Palme D’or Patisserie masterfully blends French flavor and Japanese craftsmanship in creating delightful cakes, pastries, drinks and more. Head chef Akiko Kimura utilizes only the best ingredients, obtained directly from Japan, to create fresh pastries and desserts on a daily basis. Dining Out recently paid a visit to the patisserie and bumped into sisters Lauren and Haley Nagao. As first-timers to the establishment, they were excited to not only give the menu a try, but also share why the patisserie has so much more to


Siblings Lauren and Haley Nagao had a memorable first experience at La Palme D’or Patisserie. Leah Friel photo 14 | DINING OUT | MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2011

offer than just sweets alone. Lauren Nagao: “It’s our first time here. My mom said that she heard about the Plantation Tea Jelly drink, so we wanted to try it. The food here is really pretty. We ordered the House Made Croissant Sandwiches.” Haley Nagao: “We ordered a BLT ($4.14) and a Tuna Sandwich ($4.14), as well as the Plantation Tea Jelly Drink ($3.50). The Plantation drink is a textured drink made with 100 percent pineapple juice jelly with sweetened black tea.”

La Palme D’or Patisserie Where: Ala Moana Center 1450 Ala Moana Blvd.

Call: 941.6161

Green with Envy at Max’s


t’s springtime — love is in the air, everything is clean and green, and there’s a bounty of fresh, nutritious vegetables readily available. To me, nothing says spring like fresh asparagus, and each year I have my own little love affair with the delicious, nutritious spears. They’re great in a stir-fry, simply steamed or even grilled. And in the hands of a good cook, a dish in which asparagus is the star can be a veggie lover’s dream come true. Famed for its superpopular fried chicken and, of course, traditional Filipino dishes Max’s of Manila such as pancit, lumpia and adobo, if Where: Waipahu you choose not to eat Shopping Plaza 94-300 meat, you may not Farrington Hwy. Suite F-1, think of Max’s of Waipahu Manila as the place Call: 951.6297 to pursue your passion for asparagus. Where: 801 Dillingham But think again, Blvd. Honolulu because you don’t Call: 951.6297 have to be a carnivore to find something to love on


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Correction In the March 20-26 issue of Dining Out, the Salt & Pepper Pork Chop with Rice ($4.75) dish at New Liu’s Chop Suey at Kamehameha Shopping Center was said to contain “two tender seasoned pork chops over a bed of (white) rice.” In fact, the dish offers just one pork chop. DO regrets the error.

Terri Hefner

Max’s extensive menu. In fact, if you don’t want meat in your dish, all you have to do is say so. “Our noodle dishes, our pancit, are all made to order,” says Max’s of Hawaii vice president Maly San Luis. “If you don’t eat meat, just ask them to leave it out.” But back to our love affair — when they see you devouring this dish, it could turn all those meat eaters green with envy. Asparagus and Tofu ($8.95) features fresh asparagus and tofu sauteed with black mushrooms in oyster sauce. And even better, there’s enough for two — an affordable way for you and that special someone to share a healthy and satisfying dish. Or you could just savor it all by yourself — after all, who wants to share the object of your affection with someone else?

is Oahu’s Answer to Your Appetite Look for it in the Star-Advertiser -Every Friday in tgif -Pull-out section every Sunday Call Sandi Sakaguchi to advertise: 342-8802 808-529-4700 •

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filet mignon,10 ounces A prime cut from the tenderloin of beef, exceptionally textured and uniquely tender.

A fine steak. A fine experience. 2


1 Asparagus and Tofu ($8.95) 2 Waitress Criz Corpus holds the vegetarian dish that includes mushrooms sauteed in garlic and onions for that unbeatable Asian taste. Lawrence Tabudlo photos • 921-4600 • Complimentary valet parking.

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eat this

A premium plate fit for royalty B

e prepared to take the throne at 4Kings Kitchen, where owner and chef Kapo Kealoha knows exactly what it takes to feed royalty. The South King Street eatery opened to the public earlier this year, specializing in premium plate lunches. According to Kealoha, who’s been working in the culinary industry for the past 16 years, the menu is derived from family recipes taught to him by his mother. “We create local favorites — basically food that I ate when I was growing up with some twists here and there,” he says. All the menu items, he adds, are relatively healthy and guilt-free. “I use all fresh ingredients — local always, organic when I can,” Kealoha insists. 4Kings signature dishes include Not Your Normal Loco ($11), a house-made fish burger with fresh-caught mahi mahi,

served with shiitake mushroom gravy and two eggs any style; and Chef Kapo’s Mochiko Chicken ($10). Kealoha admits that this particular entrée took years of practice to perfect, and the mochiko chicken is easily his favorite item on the menu. More recently, however, the rage has been all about the Red Wine Braised Chops ($9). “This dish has become increasingly popular,” Kealoha says. “It’s made out of a quarter-inch cut pork collar that we braise for about two hours in red wine beef stock, veggies and garlic. “It comes out very, very tender; you don’t even need a knife to eat it. We heat it up on a flat griddle and smother in homemade brown gravy.” All entrees come with a choice of white or brown rice and a choice of MA’O Farms Sassy Mix Salad or homemade kimchi and


4 Kings Kitchen Where: 2671 S. King St.

Call: 951.5464 2


1 Red Wine Braised Chops ($9) has become a particularly popular dish at 4 Kings Kitchen. Nathalie Walker photos

Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 3

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2 Chef Kapo Kealoha credits his family for his menu items. “We create local favorites — basically food that I ate when I was growing up,” he says.

3 Premium plate lunches, such as Red Wine Braised Chops, come with rice (white or brown) and a choice of salad or homemade kimchi.

pupu picks

Kochi starts the evening off right By Kyle Galdeira


ochi Restaurant and Lounge serves up tantalizing menu options when it comes to atmosphere at its South King Street location. Diners can eat in the full-service restaurant, or enjoy appetizers at the bar or sushi bar. Food items can be ordered as full meals or a la carte — you make the call. According to Kochi’s general manager Reid Mochizuki, many of his customers choose the Kurobuta Kakuni ($18.95), a premium pork dish considered “the Kobe beef of pork.” The dish, unlike the common white pork found in most presentations, comes from Berkshire pork — an ancient breed of pig traced to the British Isles that offers up a dark, rich and marbled meat that makes for a distinctive juicy flavor. According to Mochizuki, the pork is braised for at least five to

six hours and melts in your mouth with each bite. “That one is extra special for us. It has a nice richness to it,” he says. Kochi also is known for its Furikake Chicken ($11.95, $7.95 for a half order). The dish’s garlic sauce and combination of flavors has led customers to tell Mochizuki that it’s “kind of addicting.” Mochizuki prides his menu for its boldness and originality — a departure from traditional bar food. Other popular pupu items include the Shrimp Tempura Roll ($13.95) and the Sashimi Moriawase ($25.75) — a sampler platter of fresh fish selected by the chef that usually consists of maguro (ahi), salmon and tako. Kochi is open nightly from 5 p.m. to midnight, and stays open until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The eatery also offers Early Bird specials nightly from 5 to 6:30 p.m., when diners can enjoy specially priced

items, and complementary rice and miso soup with a la carte entrees. From 5 to 8 p.m., patrons also can take advantage of Happy Hour specials that offer up deals on beer and mixed drinks.

Kochi Restaurant and Lounge Where: 1936 S. King St., Honolulu

Call: 941.2835


Hours: 5 p.m. to midnight; open until 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Notes: Early Bird Special from 5 to 6:30 p.m. nightly includes specials on dinner combination sets, and a la carte items include rice and miso soup. Happy Hour in the bar from 5 to 8 p.m. offers specials on beer and mixed drinks.


1 Kurobuta Kakuni ($18.95) 2 Sashimi Moriawase ($25.75) 3 Spicy Garlic Furikake Chicken ($7.95/Half Order, $11.95/Family Size (shown) 4 Shrimp Tempura Roll/Spicy Tuna ($13.95) Lawrence Tabudlo photos



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1 Basil Pesto and Goat Cheese Pizza at Fendu Boulangerie 2 Arugula salad at ZPizza 3 Tuscan pizza at ZPizza 4 Five Gourmet Cheeses Pizza at Fendu Boulangerie 5 Greek and Santa Fe slices of pizza at ZPizza 6 Pizza maker Nick Flores tosses dough in the air at Fendu Boulangerie.

– From page 2

ZPizza Zpizza Hawaii has everything a pizza lover could want — including upscale pizzas for those with a health-conscious appetite. That makes this eatery perfect for people like myself who want to devour an entire pizza without feeling guilty. Zpizza Hawaii first opened the doors to its Ward Centre restaurant in 2008; it has since opened a second location in Kailua at 151 Hekili St. Aliiana Fiu serves as general manager of both locations and, upon my visit, quickly served up a few classics — among them the Tuscan pizza ($12.95/$22.95/$26.95), the Santa Fe pizza ($12.95/$22.95/$26.95) and the Greek pizza ($12.95/$22.95/$26.95). The restaurant’s pizza is made with 100 percent certified organic wheat and tomato sauce. You also can order all pizza options by the slice for a lighter meal. “The Tuscan Pizza is a vegetarian favorite,” Fiu exclaims. “It features roasted garlic sauce, mozzarella, cremini, shiitake and button mushrooms, caramelized onions, feta, truffle oil and thyme.”

I couldn’t resist the burst of flavors on a crust and, like me, I’ll bet you won’t be able to stop at one slice either! For carnivores, opt for the Santa Fe Pizza, which offers a colorful blend of chipotle pesto, mozzarella, chicken sausage, red onions, corn, Serrano chilies, tomatoes and cilantro all on a bed of crispy-chewy crust. The Greek Pizza was equally marvelous, with farmfresh feta cheese and mozzarella, red onions, Greek olives, fresh rounds of tomatoes and oregano. So what are you waiting for? Head down to the nearest ZPizza location and immerse yourself in upscale pizza at its finest.


ZPizza 1200 Ala Moana Blvd. (Ward), 151 Hekili St. (Kailua) 596.0066 (Ward), 230.8400 (Kailua)

Fendu Boulangerie Fendu Boulangerie is wellknown for its delicious French-style breads, pastries and desserts. However, owner and pastry chef Niel Koep offers all this and much more to new and repeat patrons, including homemade rustic gourmet pizza. “All pizza is hand-tossed and baked to order in our oven, which has a nice stone surface in there,” Koep says. “The tomato sauce is something that we make fresh, and

the vegetables are always fresh as well. The secret behind the cheese is that we use Parmesan reggiano cheese and whole milk mozzarella,” he adds. Three of my personal favorites include Koep’s creative masterpieces of Cajun Shrimp and Roasted Garlic Pizza ($10.99, 8inch; $17.99, 14-inch), featuring mozzarella and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheeses, with scrumptious shrimp and flavorful expressions of roasted garlic; Basil Pesto and Goat Cheese Pizza ($10.99 8-inch; $17.99 14-inch), consisting of macadamia nut garlic and basil pesto with fresh tomatoes and goat cheese; and Five Gourmet Cheeses Pizza ($8.99 8inch, $14.99 14-inch) which is any cheese addict’s dream come true with Pecorino, mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Vermont white Cheddar and gorgonzola cheeses. Make it today’s goal to take a slice out of life at Fendu Boulangerie.

Fendu Boulangerie Manoa Marketplace 2752 Woodlawn Drive, #5119 988.4310

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Crispy Potato Wrapped Oysters with Bernaise Sauce By Chef Chai Chaowasaree

Ingredients: • 2/3 cup warm clarified butter • 2 shallots, chopped • 1 tablespoon tarragon, chopped • 1 teaspoon black peppercorn, crushed • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar • 3 teaspoons white wine • 3 egg yolks • 1 tablespoon cold water • 2 tablespoons tarragon, chopped • salt, to taste • cayenne, to taste • 1 handful spinach, chopped

• 2 tablespoons ouzo • 5 oysters, preferably small • 5 potato slices on mandolin, transparent • 5 toothpicks • 5 leaves basil, cut into thin strips Procedure: • Put shallots and 1 tablespoon chopped tarragon, black peppercorn, white wine vinegar and white wine into small sauté pan. • Reduce until almost dry. • Add 1 tablespoon cold water and strain into clean mixing bowl with egg yolk.

• Whisk and place over double boiler on medium heat until mixture is nice and thick. • When thick, remove from heat and slowly pour in clarified butter while whisking continuously. • Fold in seasonings to taste and the remaining chopped tarragon. In a separate pan, sauté chopped spinach until wilted and deglaze with ouzo. Set aside to cool. • Place one oyster in mid-

dle of potato slice with some basil. Fold bottom of potato to top and weave shut with toothpick. Do for all five oysters. • Fry potato-wrapped oysters at 350 degrees until golden brown. To serve: Fold spinach into béarnaise sauce, place potatowrapped oysters back into clean shells and spoon sauce over oysters.

“Dining Out is the Answer!” 2919 Kapiolani Boulevard Market City Shopping Center

On June 21, 2010, we opened Pho Kitchen with very little capital. We had to find a way to get the word out about our high quality Beef Pho. We asked Kit (owner of Kit n Kitchen) for his recommendation. Kit has been advertising with Dining Out for 10 years and highly recommended that we grow our restaurant through the same avenue. We decided to advertise through Dining Out with our grand opening. After our first month of ads, we experienced a sales jump of over 50%. When we had an editorial story mentioning our Wonton Pho in November, we sold more than 700 bowls in ONE day!! Now, the “Wonton Pho” has become associated with Pho Kitchen and is now our signature dish. We recently had a story about our Oxtail Soup, and again, it’s become a great hit with our customers and even selling out on some days! The next time a new restaurant asks us for our recommendation?

Dining Out is the answer! Alex Chong & Sandy Lin, Owners Wendy & Edmund Chong The Pho Kitchen Family

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WHERE TO DINE Willows, The


Symbol Key

4 Kings Kitchen


2671 S. King St. 951-5464

Lunch Dinner

2284 Kalakaua Avenue 922-6868

After Midnight

d.k Steakhouse

Alcohol served

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


Tropics Bar & Grill

“Featured Item of the Week” Ricotta Stuffed Chicken

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

237 KALIHI ST. (Corner of Kahai and Kalihi)

ph 845-0320

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

2752 Woodlawn Dr. Manoa Marketplace 988-4310

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

BUFFET Camellia Buffet

Larry’s Bakery

930 McCully St. 951-0511/0611

4369 Lawehana St. (across Target in Salt Lake) 422-0059

ton ton ramen FINE

Open for Plate Lunch Tue - Fri 10:30am - 1:30pm


Fendu Boulangerie

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

Signature dishes offered as Daily Specials

Located inside of Zippy’s


Atlantis Seafood & Steak


Napoleon’s Bakery

901 Hausten St. 952-9200




CHAR SIU RAMEN We use special Pork Belly. Original Japanese style, more soft, more tasty and NO MSG. You have to try it!



(3 pieces) with purchase of any regular orders 2pm - 6pm


NEW Steamed Basa Fish

Char Siu Ramen

94-050 Farrington Hwy. • Waipahu, HI 96797


MON-THUR: 9am - 9pm FRIDAY: 9am - 11pm SATURDAY: 7am - 11pm SUNDAY: 7am - 9pm

Try Our Marinated Fried Chicken!

Friday April 1, 2011 The Hawaiian Scottish Association presents:

“Marinated in a Light Teri Sauce then Deep Fried. Very Tasty!”


SCOTLAND CEILIDH Willows Restaurant ~ 5pm to 9pm $25 per adult (pre-paid) $30 per adult (at the door) $15 per child 4 - 15 yrs old

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


(pre-paid or at the door)

“Cuisine of the Philippines”

Scottish Highland Dancers, Pipe Bands, and much more!! Please call 952-9200 to make your reservations today! Hawaii’s Original Garden Restaurant Since 1944

901 Hausten Hausten St. St. •• •• 952-9200 952-9200 901

Since 1945

951-MAXS (6297)



Special Price for Table of 10 Chicken Salad Imperial Scallop Soup Peking Duck with Bun Salt & Pepper Shrimp Seafood w/Vegetables in Taro Basket Steamed Fish Fillets w/Ginger Scallion Black Mushroom with Baby Pak Choy Steamed Rice, Dessert 1055 Alakea St.

525-8585 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 20 | DINING OUT | MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2011

Serving Hawaii for 75 Years!

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

801 Dillingham (next to Costco)

2746 Kaimuki Ave




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WHERE TO DINE Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine 590 Farrington Hwy 692-9880

Duck Yun



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

A Catered Experience

Anytime Cafe

94-1068 Ka Uka Blvd. 677-7744

Market City Shopping Center 2919 Kapiolani Blvd 735-3888

Makino Chaya

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

Kahai Street Kitchen

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

237 Kalihi Street, 845-0320

Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant

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

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

11AM-3PM |

3553 Waialae Ave. 738-8666

1 Aloha Tower Drive, #283 538-9881

Book Your Private Party NOW!



➷Chicken Breast Bi Bim Naeng-Myun HO HO Chinese Cuisine 590 Farrington Hwy Kapolei Marketplace


Chicken Breast Mul-Naeng-Myun Since 1989

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


Prices starting @ per person



India Pale Ale Kalua Pork Spring Rolls Ehu Ale Cajun Shrimp Ehu Ale Tempura Crusted Sashimi __________

200-300 Capacity

692-9880 ➷

Happy Day Chinese Restaurant

Chin’s Harbor View Restaurant

Featured Items Available Only At Million


111 N. King St. 521-8268




Aloha Lager Chicken Alfredo

Crab Legs & Shrimp Walnut Dinner Buffet

Aloha Lager Shrimp Kebob Aloha Dark Lager BBQ Baby Back Pork Ribs

Fri., Sat., Sun.

Ehu Ale Shrimp with Garlic Butter on Linguine Pasta ________


Cream Ale Drunken Apples ala Mode ______

16 oz Aloha Brewery Beer $2.00 with any “Beer Festival” entrée – one per guest 1860 Ala Moana Blvd. • Validated Parking Open 24 Hours 955-1764

580 Nimitz Highway 545-7979




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20% OFF

1 Coupon per group. Must have valid ID. Not Combinable with other discounts. Discounts off regular adult price. No online or photo-copied coupons. Expires 3/31/11.

98-150 Kaonohi St. • Tel: 486-5100 Pearlridge Only


With Family and Group LUNCH & DINNER

20% OFF

Must have minimum party of 4. One Birthday coupon per party of 4. Coupon valid on actual birthday, ID required. Not combinable with other discounts. Discounts off regular adult price. No online or photo-copied coupons. Expires 3/31/11

2380 Kuhio Ave - Tel: 923-2260 $2/2 hr. parking Miramar at Waikiki Mon-Fri 5:30pm-10pm

Custard filled between fluffy layers of blueberry chiffon cake, frosted with a whipped cream icing and blueberry swirl on top. Price slightly higher at Ala Moana, Pearlridge and Kahului.


WHERE TO DINE Hee Hing Restaurant

Maple Garden /Yen King

449 Kapahulu Ave. 735-5544

909 Isenberg St. 941-6641

Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant


Little Villlage Noodle House

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant

1113 Smith St. 545-3008

Liliha Square 524-1628

Mandalay (The) 1055 Alakea St. 525-8585

Don Ho’s Island Grill

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

Aloha Tower Marketplace 528-0807

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

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

Seafood Village Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa

FAMILY DINING Angelo Pietro Honolulu 1585 Kapiolani Blvd. #110 941-0555

885 Queen St. 4725 Bougainville Dr. 783-7901


On at McCully ON ON On 1110 McCully St.

at McCully

I Love Country Cafe

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


Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine


Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine


50% OFF 2nd Dish of equal or lesser value expires 3/31/11 Must Present Coupon. Open Everyday 10am-10pm / Except Sun & Wed 10am-9pm

2919 Kapiolani Boulevard • Market City Shopping Center

NIGHTLY 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

1841 Ala Moana Blvd. Between Ilikai & Hilton Hawaiian Village


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

Daily to 3:00 p.m. Closing



MANOA 988-5923

98-1277 Kaahumanu St.

2752 Woodlawn Drive

(across from Safeway)

Receive one free Kid’s Meal with each dinner entree’ purchase. Not valid with any other discounts, coupons or specials. Dine-in only.

Flauta ...................$6 Beans & Rice ..........$1.95

Also Available Curry & Steak

Monday-Sunday 10am–10pm

3579 Waialae Avenue 737-8820

All Wednesdays in April •• Prizes Prizes and and giveaways giveaways •• Special Special goodies goodies for for all all keiki keiki •• Balloon Balloon characters characters •• Keiki Keiki 10 10 and and under under free free (special (special pricing pricing for for junior junior && adults) adults)

For Tickets call 955-9676 or visit

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WAIMALU 485-8883

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


2740 East Manoa Rd • 988-8118 • M-Sat 11am-9pm • Sun 8am-8pm 41-865 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo • 259-7374 • M-Sat 11am-8pm • Sun 8am-8pm


Kenny’s Restaurant

Panya Bistro • Bakery • Bar

Wailana Coffee House

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

1620 N. School St. 841-0931

Ala Moana Center, Mauka - Mall Level 946-6388

1860 Ala Moana Blvd. 955-1764

Kenny’s Express Hawaiian BBQ 2nd Floor, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center 922-9333

Zippy’s Call the one nearest you.

Restaurant Epic 1131 Nuuanu Ave. 587-7877

Kani Ka Pila Grille

J2 Asian Fusion

2169 Kalia Rd, Outrigger Reef on the Beach

3441 Waialae Ave.



JJ Bistro & French Pastry

Kit N Kitchen 1010 University Avenue 942-7622

3447 Waialae Ave.




Kids Bolognese or Kids cheese Pizza

Moiliili 951-5696 (KOZO)


Keeaumoku by Wal-Mart 946-5696


Coupon required, Dine in Only, Valid Sunday through Thursday, Not valid with any other offer. Other restrictions may apply. Exp. 3/31/11


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

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



Must present coupon (No take outs) Not valid with any other discount offers. Expires 4/7/11

Max’s Of Manila

888 N. Nimitz Hwy #103 524-2020

Kahala Mall 738-5696


on a Second Dinner $

Tanaka Saimin

Pearlridge 483-6805 One coupon per Family Set or Aloha Set. Cannot be combined with other offers. Expires 3/31/11

Pearl City by Wal-Mart 455-6805

1585 Kapiolani Blvd. #110 | 941.0555 |


Best “Japanese Style” Shabu Shabu in Hawaii


50% OFF!

Come Early! Sells Out Fast!

Local Style Beef Luau Stew

1 per table. 2nd Pho of equal or lesser value. Exp. 3/31/11

w/coupon. Exp. 4/2/11

M-Sat 11am-2pm Dinner Nightly 5pm-10pm Validated Parking


2743 S. King St. • Mon - Sat 9AM-9PM

FREE Parking in Back Turn on Kahoaloha Lane

1221 Kapiolani Blvd. 597-1655

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1st Sunday Champagne Brunch! New Menu Changes Monthly!

15% OFF

Cash Sale Only (With Coupon)


951-KING (5464)

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 4/30/11.

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant Liliha Square by Times Supermarket


Celebrating 10 Years!

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

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

15% OFF(Charge) • 25% OFF(Cash)

…Only at Michel ’s

Dim Sum & Reg. Menu Dine In Special!

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10% OFF(Charge) •15% OFF(Cash) Happy Day Chinese Restaurant 3553 Waialae Avenue


2671A S. King St. Parking: turn into driveway between Kokua Market & 4 Kings

10% OFF


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

Upscale American Bistro Plate Lunch

OPEN: Mon-Sat 11am-9pm


Must present coupon Expires 4/30/11

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






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

Bali Steak and Seafood Hilton Hawaiian Village (Rainbow Tower) 2005 Kalia Road 949-4321

Top of Waikiki Waikiki Business Plaza 2270 Kalakaua Ave. 923-3877

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


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

Sam Choy’s BLC

Greek Marina

580 N. Nimitz Hwy. 545-7979

Koko Marina Shopping Center 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy. 396-8441

Stage Restaurant

Hy’s Steak House

1250 Kapiolani Blvd. 237-5429

2440 Kuhio Ave. 922-5555


The Fat Greek

Romanos Macaroni Grill

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

Ala Moana Center Hookipa Terrace 356-8300

30%#)!, TH !..)6%23!29-%.5 !6!),!",% $52).'0- 3%!4).'

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3-Course Menu



Prime Rib & Shrimp Scampi

Includes Soup or Salad & Ice Cream


Call for Reservations & Information 2284 Kalakaua Ave.

Open 7 Days from 11am - 10pm

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.




per person (10 people min)

Oriental Chicken Salad 4 types of Dim Sum (Manapua, Nori Spring Roll, Pork Hash, Half Moon) General’s Chicken • Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fried Assorted Vegetable • Seafood Fried Rice Dessert - Almond Float



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

Hyatt Regency Resort& Spa-Street Level•2424 Kalakaua Ave., #102 24 | DINING OUT | MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2011

per person (4 people min)

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


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WHERE TO DINE Paesano Ristorante Waimalu Plaza (across Safeway) 98-1277 Kaahumanu St. #119 485-8883

Kobe Japanese Steak House


Manoa Marketplace 2752 Woodlawn Dr. 988-5923

1841 Ala Moana Blvd. 941-4444

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

1936 South King St. 941-2835

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort 2552 Kalakaua Ave, 931-6286

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

Hifumi Japanese Restaurant Chinese Cultural Plaza 536-3035

Makino Chaya

Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen

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

Hinone Mizunone

151 Hekili St., Kailua 230-8400

Sansei Seafood Restaurant

Kozo Sushi

Manoa Marketplace 2756 Woodlawn Drive 988-1551

Ward Centre Auahi St. Shops 596-0066

Royal Hawaiian Shpg Cntr 3rd Flr. 922-5511


Hanaki Restaurant

Z Pizza

Restaurant Suntory

1345 South King St. 942-4848

$1 OFF Any Bread purchases over $4

2746 Kaimuki Avenue 732-1656

50 Different Items to Choose From

Must present coupon • exp. 3/31/11


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

LUNCH 10:30am-2:30pm...$14.95 DINNER 2:30pm-10pm......$21.95

“All Natural no added chemicals”



2752 Woodlawn Dr. • Manoa Marketplace

2494 S. Beretania St.

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


Now 3 Locations to serve you

941-2835 1936 S. King St. L o c a l Ja p a n e s e S t y l e D i n i n g D i n n e r 5 - M i d n i g h t • L a t e P u p u s 10 - 2 a m KIDS EAT FREE

FREE ENTREE ON YOUR B-DAY! PERSON w/ Valid ID & *BIRTHDAY ADULT (guests) to qualify. *2FREE * ENTREE (up to $19 value).

* *

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

Try our Signature Dish…. The Royal Platter – Serves 2 4 Lamb Chops, 8 Garlic Shrimp, Greek Salad, Greek Fries, Hummus, Pita Bread, Baklava.


Kam Shopping Center Open 6am Daily

Take Out & Catering Available

Waialae - 734-0404

Waikiki - 941-3444

Ala Moana - 949-2120

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

Ala Moana Food Court Mall Hours


Side Chinese Chicken Salad w/any entrée purchase w/ad. exp. 4/13/11

✦ SALADS: BLT, Taco, Waldorf or Turkey & Cranberry ✦ PIZZA: Teri Chicken, Spinach & Tomato or Veggie ✦ Sweet Potato French Fries ✦ Ewa Sweet Battered Fried Onion


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


✦ PANCAKE: Peach, Haupia, Strawberry or Chocolate Chip ✦ FRENCH TOAST: Haupia or Strawberry ✦ Spinach & Fresh Tomatoes Eggs Benedict ✦ Kim Chee Fried Rice with 2 Eggs

Japanese Restaurant Choice of Pork or Chicken Katsu, Shrimp, Tofu Vegetable, Pork Chop or Seabass. Includes: Curry, Carrots, Potatos and Rice

Take-Out $6.95 to $8.95 Dine-Out $7.95 to $9.95 OPEN TUE-SUN LUNCH

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

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


Hanaki Shabu Shabu

Dine-in or Take-out Offer good at King St. only

TAKE-OUT ONLY (Kahala location only) exp. 4/13/11 (Not to be used on Daily Specials)

4230 Waialae Ave., Kahala 737-7188 • 737-7288

1221 S. King St. 597-8088



11:30 am-2:30 pm; 5 pm-10 pm (Closed Tuesdays)

MANOA MARKETPLACE (Tons of FREE Parking) 988-1551 DINING OUT | MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2011 | 25

WHERE TO DINE Sumo Ramen 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

KOREAN Tanaka of Tokyo

Sikdorak Korean Restaurant Sam Sung Plaza 655 Keeaumoku St., #108 949-2890

Frog House Restaurant

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

1604 Kalakaua Ave. 951-9370

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

Sushi Company 1111 McCully Street 947-5411

Yakiniku Million 626 Sheridan St. 596-0799

Richo 95-050 Farrington Hwy, Waipahu 677-5388

Sushi Ichiban 3579 Waialae Ave. 737-8820


3008 Waialae Ave. 734-2222

Ton Ton Ramen

The Pyramid Restaurant

KoreaMoku BBQ

758 Kapahulu Avenue 737-2900

661 Keeaumoku St. #102 947-5263

Special Menu for10







Chinese New Year

Chinese Chicken Salad • Scallop Soup • Peking Duck with Buns • Oyster Sauce No credit cards accepted for Abalone with Vegetables • Steamed Sea Bass special menu with Ginger Onions • Honey Walnut Shrimp Party Rooms • Chicken Cake Noodle • Steamed Rice for up to 450


FREE 4pc Crispy Wontons

FREE JAI 111 N. King St. near Maunakea with purchase of 7am -10pm Special Menu

(Monk’s Food)

Taste our Signature Dish

with coupon. Expires 3/31/11

Over 30 popular Chinese Dishes, Lunch or Dinner, only $4.75 + tax Kam Shopping Center | 847-1234 • 841-8668 | M-Sun 10:30am - 8:30pm


All Day Special (11am - 4am)

All You Can Eat!!! Short Rib, Seasoned Short Rib, Rib Eye, Seasoned Beef, Brisket, BBQ Chicken, Tripe, Pork Belly, Spicy Pork, Tongue, Also includes Seafood Pancake & Korean Miso Soup


March Special 4.99 4-pc 4pc Crispy Spring Rolls Offer valid on dine-in orders only. Must present coupon. Cannot be combined with other offers or coupons. Exp 3/31/11


Adult $19.95 Child $16.95

Military w/ID receive 10% OFF

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

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

(under 12)

Sam Sung Plaza • 655 Keeaumoku Street #108 Open from 11 am to 4 am •


Dinner Menu

2 Choice Teishoku Combo $

16.75- $20.75 Served with rice, miso soup, two side dishes, and pickles.

Choose from • Fried Oyster • Ebi Fry • Ahi Sashimi • Broiled Salmon Diced Steak • Miso Butterfish • Karaage • Pork Ginger Sizzling Hamburger Steak • Tempura • Tonkatsu and many more! Bentos and assorted musubi available daily as well as ala carte specials

OPEN 11 am - 9 pm Lunch 11 am - 5 pm Dinner 5 pm - 9 pm

*per table - must present coupon. Expires 3/31/11 Cannot use on complete set menu items.

Closed Sundays

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

946-2073 • 2710 South King St.

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

Over $20 of free products • Ample Parking Available in Basement off Pumehana St. • 1960 Kapiolani Blvd., #100, Honolulu HI 96826 • 947-9595 26 | DINING OUT | MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2011

Price plus tax. While supplies last. Restrictions apply.

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

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





El Charro Mexicano Aiea Restaurant

SHABU SHABU Shabu Shabu Bangkok

Fukuya Delicatessen & Catering

Pho Kitchen

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

2710 S. King St. 946-2073

99-115 Aiea Heights Drive 488-9727

VIETNAMESE 2919 Kapiolani Blvd. 735-8488

Shabu Shabu House


2740 East Manoa Rd 988-8118

3660 Waialae Ave. 737-1177

41-865 Kalaniaole Hwy (Waimanalo) 259-7374

Wahoo’s Fish Taco

98-150 Kaonohi St. 488-4900

Bangkok Chef

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

The Ocean House Restaurant

940 Auahi St. #140 591-1646

Pho My Lien


3660 on the Rise

Make Someone’s Day Special

Saigon House

Souvaly Thai Cuisine

2169 Kalia Rd., Outrigger Reef Hotel 923-2277

2743 S. King St. 942-4577

803 Kam Hwy. 455-5888



Order one to two weeks in advance.

L o c o M oc o nt o n N oo d l e Wo

Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 3rd Floor

Ala Moana Center • Mall Level

Won Ton Noodles • Pasta Risotto • Burgers • Sandwiches Pizza • Salads • Soups

Market City Shpg Cntr


922-5511 941-6161

r li k M u s h r o om G aCh i c h t i w

2919 Kapiolani Blvd.

(Mountain side, next to Shirokiya)

c e n Sp a g h i ett

Serg’s Mexican Kitchen

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

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

Imported Noodles

Buy one dinner entree, receive 2nd entree

50% OFF


valid Sun, Mon & Tue with ad Expires 4/5/11.


BROTHERS CAZIMERO Wednesday March 30

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


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

NATHAN AWEAU Friday, April 1

SUNDAY . . . . . . . . . . MONDAY . . . . . . . . . TUESDAY . . . . . . . . . THURSDAY . . . . . . . . SATURDAY . . . . . . . .


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

Melveen Leed Jerry Santos & Hula Robert Cazimero & Hula Sista Robi & Jeff Rasmussen Danny Couch

• • Call 585-0 011


930 McCully St. • 951-0511 / 951-0611


Zippy’s Giveaway and Value Offers Are Valid Through April 3rd! Dine-In Restaurant Only

Enter to win a FREE!

Zip Min

$7.15 Available Daily

Fast Food

Spaghetti with Garlic Bread

$5.05 each

Valued at



Spam or Portuguese Sausage Omelette with Rice Available Breakfast Hours Only.

Prices slightly higher in Kahului. Restaurant prices: Spaghetti with Garlic Bread $6.05, Portuguese Sausage Omelette with Rice $6.05. Offer valid from 3/7/2011 - 4/3/2011. Must be 18 years of age or older and a Hawaii resident homeowner on Oahu, Maui and Big Island to enter. No purchase necessary, other restrictions may apply. Cannot be combined with any other promotional offers, coupons or discount cards. For complete rules and information see stores or visit DINING OUT | MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2011 | 27

tableside Left: Co-owner and manager Darlene Fong pours a glass of wine at Golden Duck’s newly established wine/beer bar. Beyond the drinks, the restaurant continues to serve up great food, such as the Shrimp with Honey Glazed Walnut Shrimp and Seafood Taro Basket, is served. Inset: Shrimp with Honey Glazed Walnut Shrimp ($11.95)

tableside @ Golden Duck S

ucculent Cantonese cuisine is offered daily at Golden Duck, which has two convenient locations on Oahu at 4230 Waialae Ave. and 1221 S. King St. Customerfavorite dishes include Honey Glazed Walnut Shrimp, Minute Chicken Cake Noodle, Salt and Pepper Pork Chop and Sizzling Platter Tenderloin Beef with Twin Mushrooms Sizzling Platter. Call 737.7188 (Waialae) or 597.8088 (South King).

1 | Don, Ginger and Carol Yamamoto, with Carlyn Asato 2 | Dave Nguyen 3 | Keith Usher 4 | Sheila and Aimee Wakai 5 | The Seafood Taro Basket ($13.95) 6 | Scott, Karen and Ellison Iseri, with Elizabeth Andres, and Nanci and Russell Carvalho

Lawrence Tabudlo photos





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