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AUGUST 29, 2010

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ono, you know

Capping the day with mouth-watering poke by Alana Folen | Photos by Leah Friel

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ou really can’t complain when you’re living in paradise, which is why it’s the little things in life — food, fun and sun — that make me happiest. And when it comes to an ultimate end to a perfect day, complete with awesome surf and sun-kissed skies, nothing can satisfy me more than dining out on some fresh, mouth-watering poke. In my opinion, nothing has ever tasted better! Poke (pronounced “pokay”) — which in Hawaiian means to “slice or cut into pieces” — is a staple in the Islands when it comes to pupus or appetizers. Seriously, what’s a party without the poke?! It consists of bite-size pieces of raw, fresh fish mixed with flavorful marinades and spices adorned with garnishes like sweet Maui onions, furikake, limu (seaweed) and more. Surf aside, it was the per-

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fect poke that I was after this week — be it tako or ahi, and paired with poi, rice or lau lau. So without further ado, here are the places around town with luscious morsels of “Ono, You Know” poke goodness! Sam Choy’s Breakfast, Lunch & Crab Hawaii’s own worldrenowned chef Sam Choy has often referred to poke as Hawaii’s soul food, and is the sole creator of the Sam Choy Poke Festival and Recipe Contest. With this in mind, I was ecstatic to return to this favorite local eatery to feast my taste buds on poke creations founded by the poke master himself. Among the many items on the menu the Fried Poke Lunch ($13.95) is a hit among many poke aficionado and, coincidentally, one of my most-desired eats. The fresh, marinated poke is seared to quickly cook the outside of the fish, while

leaving the inside raw to keep with the familiar poke style. Then, it’s seasoned with a fabulous mixture of shoyu, sesame oil, furikake and chili flakes atop a bed of cabbage. Pair it with furikake rice and mac salad and you have a match made in heaven. “Sam Choy has a signature style with poke and it was his idea of having it on the menu,” says general manager Jeffrey Gaspar. “We use fresh ahi or marlin for our poke dishes daily.” For those who want to add a little extra flair to their poke, try the Fried Poke Wrap ($13.95). This heavenly creation includes

fried poke with chopped romaine lettuce and Sam’s famous fried rice wrapped in a flour tortilla. Talk about all my favorite treats wrapped into one! Sam Choy’s Breakfast, Lunch & Crab 580 N. Nimitz Highway 545.7979 Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar Sansei Seafood is known for its contemporary sushi and new wave Asianinspired dishes, so it’s no surprise that Bon Appetit has labeled the eatery as one of its “Favorite Asian Restaurants.” As part of the D.K. Restaurant group and with locations on both Maui and Oahu, the chefs here are highly skilled in preparing only the finest in Japanese-inspired Pacific Rim cuisine. Head sushi chef Greg Gabaon of Marriott Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa location knew I was ready to devour some onolicious poke and he didn’t skip a beat in preparing some of Sansei’s “A-list” creations. “Our chefs can make

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poke with any kind of fish. We’ve got ahi, salmon, tako, Hiramasa — all kinds,” says Waikiki general manager Ivy Nagayama. “We like to encourage people to try it because it’s always fresh.” I started with a sushi bar specialty: Sansei Style Ahi Poke with Sweet Maui Onions ($12.50) — and wow, it just melts in your mouth! This sashimi-grade ahi poke will appease any poke lovers’ palate as the chefs toss the poke with shoyu, soy sesame, sesame seeds and chili flakes. Wakame, cucumber and Kaiware sprouts also are added to bring out the unique texture of the dish. This dish is usually served family-style, but I ended up sharing it with me, myself and I. If you’re dining with a special someone, the Chef’s Omakase Tasting Menu For Two may be the perfect choice. Although priced at $75, this menu includes chef’s selection of

Sansei’s award-winning signature appetizers and sushi, like the Island Style Seafood Poke Sampler. The poke featured here consists of ahi, salmon, tako, Maui onions, tomatoes, wakame and kaiware sprouts tossed in Sansei’s signature poke sauce. Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar Marriott Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa 2552 Kalakaua Ave. 931.6286 – See page 16

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Top Left: The author enjoying a bit of Sansei-style Ahi Poke Left: Sam Choy’s Fried Poke Lunch ($13.95) is a must for any poke aficionado.

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cover story

When it comes to

Bangkok Chef, it’s all

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Story and Photos by Jo McGarry

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o say that Patrick Chang’s restaurant beginnings were humble is something of an understatement. From a converted garage on Nuuanu Avenue, he sold fresh produce and Thai groceries until customers, who enjoyed his occasional foray into the kitchen, persuaded him to start selling Thai food. Eight years later, he’s ready to open Bangkok Chef No. 3. We sat down for a chat early one morning last week and talked about how things just keep happening for the city’s most unpretentious restaurant owner. JM: The last time we talked was less than a year ago, and you still had two tables in the Nuuanu garage. Now, you can seat more than 50 people there, the restaurant in Manoa is bustling and your third restaurant will open on Nimitz. How did this all happen? PC: (Laughs). I don’t know! Well, actually the liquor store next to us on Nuuanu Avenue closed, so we were able to expand Bangkok Chef and add more tables. And then the location on Nimitz came up, and I think it will be good for us. We should be open before the year’s end. JM: It’s such a great stor y — the birth of Bangkok Chef. Did you ever really think you’d be the owner of a restaurant chain? PC: I had no idea. We opened as a produce market with no restaurant in mind. We were selling fresh, locally g ro w n p ro d u c e a s w e h a v e l o t s o f farmer friends and some family farmers in Waianae, North Shore and Ewa. So we wanted to sell their produce, and at the same time we also sold in-

Top Right: Thai Spring Rolls ($5.95), Shrimp Summer Rolls ($4.50) and Green Papaya Salad ($6.75) are among the staples on the menu at Bangkok Thai. Above: Bangkok Chef owner Patrick Chang and his wife, Sansane Porchairattanakul. Far Right: Try the restaurant's House Delight ($3.50) — mango ice cream and warm sticky rice topped with crushed peanuts. Right: Hand-baked specialties include banana bread, fruit flavored tapioca and corn-flake cookies.

PC: Yes, that’s true. We had the produce and the ingredients we gredients for Thai food. needed. My wife’s family owned a JM: What I love about your restau- restaurant in Bangkok, so there was the rant story is that everything seemed experience, and my wife, Sansane Porto fall into place as if it was meant to chairattanakul, was teaching a Thai cooking class at Kaimuki Adult School, be. and the classes were very popular. The D I N I N G

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grocery store that we had even had a kitchen, as it had previously been a restaurant. Everything was there for us. It’s just all been very good timing. And it seems like ever y time we’re ready to move to the next level, the – See page 4 AU G U ST

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make up sauces individually and that can cause door opens and through too much inconsistency. we go. People like the food to taste the same every JM: Yes, but you work time they come. v e r y h a rd . N o b o d y i n the restaurant business JM: I think your Tom i s s u c c e s s f u l w i t h o u t Yum Goong is excellent hard work. — and also the Tom Kha Gai, which has similar PC: Yes, of course. No fragrance and spice, but question about that. with the addition of ginger and coconut, too. JM: When your Manoa And ever ything is such store opened, you faced good value — the spring much higher rent, obvi- rolls, for example. You ously, than “the garage.” get six rolls with lettuce, Still, you kept the prices c u c u m b e r, m i n t a n d of the dishes the same. sauce for just $5.95. P C : We d e c i d e d t o o p e n a s e c o n d re s t a u rant in Manoa because our customers needed parking and more space. We made a decision to keep the prices the same as Nuuanu, out of loyalty to our customers. I think it surprises people to see such value. JM: Your food is simple, well-balanced, and it has nice flavors.

PC: We can give good v a l u e b e c a u s e w e ’ re very casual. This isn’t a fancy restaurant. J M : S u re , b u t y o u ’ re also ver y good. As a parting note, we should let people know that you have lots of lovely Thai sweet things at your stores, all of which are baked every day.

PC: Yes, my mother-inl a w, Wa t s a n a , m a k e s P C : T h a n k y o u . T h e desser ts like Thai waffood that we have here is fles, cornflake cookies, best described as really banana bread and sticky t h e k i n d o f s t re e t f o o d banana rice. She makes you’d find in Thailand. t h e m f re s h a n d w h e n It’s not what you’d find in they run out, that’s it. fine dining restaurants. It’s simply presented, but JM: What would you it’s delicious food. suggest for first-time guests?

JM: Now that you’ve been open for more than PC: Definitely the Pad a year in Manoa, is the Thai. It gets such good Pad Thai still the most re v i e w s a n d a l m o s t popular dish? every other customer orders it. I can’t even tell P C : O h , y e s . I t ’s s o y o u h o w m u c h w e s e l l popular. There’s some- every day. Also the curry t h i n g a b o u t t h e t a s t e — all of the curries are that people love. I don’t very good, as are the fish know exactly what it is, patties and the noodles. but I think that because We have a small menu of we make our sauce in the a b o u t 3 8 i t e m s . S o m e same manner every day, people just start at No. 1 and then add it to each a n d w o r k t h e i r w a y d i s h , t h e re ’s a c o n s i s - through. Seriously, they tency that people like. do that. Other restaurants

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Bangkok Chef Where: 1627 Nuuanu Ave. and 2955 E. Manoa Road

Call: 585.8839 (Nuuanu) 988.0212 (Manoa)

Website: bangkokochef express.com

E-mail: info@bangkokchef express.com

Top left: Hand-baked goodies by Mom. Top right: The Tom Yum Goong soup is a customer-favorite. Above: The garage-front store on Nuuanu Avenue has been recently expanded to include more seating.

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‘Taste at Kapolei’ ready to blast off By Jo McGarry

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or the past 10 years, the Ko Olina Taste at Kapolei has been the signature food and wine event on the west side of the island. A benefit for the Leeward Oahu youth and community groups, this spectacular evening extravaganza, featuring food from Hawaii’s top chefs and wines from dozens of wineries around the world, ends with a dazzling display of fireworks. With more than 1,500 people attending each year, and ticket sales already healthy, the Ko Olina Taste at Kapolei, organized by the Rotary Club of Kapolei, has become one of the “can’tmiss” food events of the year. More than 20 restaurants from across Oahu will offer culinary creations at the all-you-can-eat benefit this year, in a variety of culinary styles such as Italian, Japanese, Thai, Pacific Rim, Chinese, American and local Island creations. The 2010 lineup of restaurants includes A Cup of Tea, Aloha Salads, Auntie Pasto’s, Big City Diner, Da Pokeman Fish Market, Da Spot, Dole Plantation, Don Ho’s Island Grill, En Fuego Grill & Poke, Formaggio Grill, Hana Sushi 6

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Above Left: Chef Stefan Arai, with the staff of PF Changs, will serve up a taste of popular Chinese fusion cuisine at this year’s event. Top: A spectacular fireworks display by Grucci will cap off the night’s festivities. Left: The

Japanese Restaurant, Hapa Grill, Highway Inn, Indigo Restaurant, Kolohe’s Bar and Grill, Off The Wall Restaurant and Bar, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Soul Patrol, Souvaly Thai Cuisine, Thai Kitchen, and The Alley Restaurant Bar & Grill. The benefit also will feature dessert from Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. And while it’s usually impossible to have advance notice of the dishes at such a huge event, some of the noted chefs have already submitted their offerings for the evening. A sneak preview shows that some of the plates guests will enjoy this year are smoked brisket of beef with garlic broc-

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coli mashed potatoes, Formaggio Grill; beef stew and kalua pig plates, Highway Inn; Szechuan peppercorn-crusted fish fillets with chipotle chili and Chinesespiced English-style chips, Indigo; and shrimp sautéed with mushroom, spinach and a lemon butter sauce with capellini pasta, Romano’s Macaroni Grill. Tickets for general admission to the all-you-can-eat feast are on sale now, and there are VIP tickets available (tables start at $1,500). Guests will be treated to a specially created menu for the evening. Among the VIP chefs are Chai Chaowasaree, Chai’s Island Bistro; Scott Higa, J.W. Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa; Dean Okimoto, Nalo Farms; Darryl

Shinogi, Roy’s Ko Olina; D.K. Kodama, Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar; Elmer Guzman, The Poke Stop; Ed Kenny, town; and Russell Siu, 3660 On the Rise. Abigail Langlas, owner of Cake Works, will provide dessert. Continuing the tradition started at last year’s event, students from Kapolei High School Culinary Arts Academy will work with food service professionals to serve desserts in the preferred-seating area. The Ko Olina Taste of Kapolei also will feature a Kids’ Zone sponsored by Zippy’s, a silent auction, and a spectacular fireworks display at the end of the evening.

11th annual Ko Olina Taste at Kapolei is expecting thousands of people Saturday, Sept. 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Ko Olina Resort and Marina, Ulua Lagoon. Above: Dan Dung enjoys offerings from more than 20 restaurants at last year’s Taste.

Organized by the Rotary Club of Kapolei, the Ko Olina Taste at Kapolei raises funds for Leeward Oahu youth and community groups, schools and scholarships. For more information, visit tasteatkapolei.com.

Taste at Kapolei Where: Ko Olina Resort and Marina (Ulua Lagoon)

When: Saturday, Sept. 18

Hours: 6-9 p.m.


what we’re eating at …

ask jo

Coffee Talk

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t Coffee Talk on the corner of Waialae and 12 th avenues, you’ll find coffee aficionados working on their laptops, tea lovers sipping gourmet blends, and those who crave the taste of homemade cakes and pastries munching on freshly baked sweet treats. We asked regular Coffee Talk customers Tammy Fasi and Jan Bart what they like best.

I’ve taken my son to school and before I run to work. I love chai tea latte hot with soy. What I love here is the baked goods. I love the cookie snap — it’s kind of like a cookie-muffin combination. I’d recommend it to anyone, especially for the atmosphere. It has a great ambience.”

Jan: “I’ve been busy recently, but I used to come here a lot. I’m drinking an Tammy: “I try to make it part of Americano decaf today my normal daily routine if and I like their decaf I can. It’s convenient after mocha. I think the selec-

tions of tea and coffee are so good. There’s such a variety. And I agree that the baked goods are wonderful.”

Coffee Talk Where: 3601 Waialae Ave.

Call: 737.7444

Below: Tammy Fasi and Jan Bart simply love what Coffee Talk has to offer its customers.

asKJo Jo, I have a quick question regarding tipping during Happy Hour. What should you tip on — the actual price of the meal or the Happy Hour price? Brad (via e-mail)

? Brad, I love this question. When people actually think about what to tip, it shows they realize restaurant staff are working for a living, too! There’s always a dilemma when tipping on reduced prices at restaurants. Staff does the same amount of work, regardless of the price of the food, so

Have a food or wine question? 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.

arguments can be made that they deserve tips at the higher rates. When it comes to using coupons or gift certificates, my advice is to always tip on the full amount of the check. Happy Hour, though, is different. Generally, restaurants offer Happy Hour to attract patrons at an otherwise slow time. Wait staff may be looking at a percentage of $0 without the restaurant’s generous incentive to patrons. Tipping on the reduced price is acceptable during Happy Hour — unless, of course, the service is exceptional. Then, you should always strive to tip more. Jo, What’s the best way to get all the silk from fresh corn? We love it, especially from the farmers market, but my kids won’t eat a bite if it’s covered with “hair.”

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Susan, You’re most likely not going to get every last piece from the cob, but there are some easy ways to get almost all the silk out of the way. If you cook the cob with the husk on, then pulling the husk away after cooking will remove much of the silk. Take a small, clean toothbrush and lightly brush the cob to remove the remaining silk. Or, run a clean, damp dish towel from the top end of the corn cob to the bottom. There’s even a silkremoving brush that you’ll find in many kitchen stores. Just sweep the plastic teeth across the corn and the silk is removed. Hope this helps.

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eat this

lite bites

Mango Cheesecake Waffles

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new on the menu at Panya

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he Panya group has always offered a diverse menu of dishes that incorporate local and Asian flavors with a Japanese influence and French flair. “We learned to bake in Japan,” says co-owner of

Octopus ($9.95) to Char Siu Ramen with fresh shiitake and oyster mushrooms ($9.95). “We are known for our desserts and our pastries,” says Yeung, “but it’s always a nice surprise when people discover our break-

cake is a seasonal dish,” Yeung says. “It’s very popular, but when we run out of mangoes then there’s no more cheesecake.” Joining a breakfast menu that features fresh croissants, Hokkaido bread and highly recommended house omelets, you can now order up a freshly baked waffle (breakfast menu only). Two freshly baked waffles are served with cream and a selection of fresh, seasonal fruits for $7.50. Or try a side order of just one waffle with any breakfast entrée for $3. Above Left: The Mango Cheesecake ($4.50) comes with a layer of mango jelly in the middle. Bottom Left: Freshly baked waffles are new to the menu this month.

Panya Bakery and Express Where: 711 Queen St.

Call: 597.8880 Panya, Annie Yeung, “and our pastries and desserts have always been very light and fresh.” While you may know Panya for its fresh, light breads, filled croissants and tasty baked goods, the bakery also has a surprisingly diverse menu that offers everything from Deep Fried Baby 8

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fast, lunch and dinner menus, too.” New to the menu this month are freshly baked waffles and an irresistible N.Y.-style Mango Cheesecake ($4.50 per slice) — a light, airy, cream cheese and mango filling with a layer of mango jelly in the middle. “The mango cheese-

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Panya Bakery, Bistro and Bar Where: Ala Moana Center

Call: 946.6388

Website: panyagroup.com

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Hinone’s high-quality, low-cost meals

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hether you go for the value teishoku or to enjoy any of the dozens of a la carte dishes, you’ll find it hard to beat Hinone Mizunone for value and friendly service. High on the menu is the Maguro Sashimi ($14), fresh island sashimi that comes as part of a teishoku and is served with rice, miso soup, two side dishes and pickles. Also highly recommended — and one of the restaurant’s most popular dishes — is the Chicken Karaage, Japanesestyle crispy fried chicken with grated daikon and a house-made sweet ginger chili sauce. And if you’re in the mood for fresh, light, crisp tempura, then it may be hard to choose between the Chikuwa

Tempura ($3.50), Sausate Tempura ($3) and Shrimp Squid and Vegetable Tempura ($9). “Our dishes are simple and the kind of foods you’d find in homes in certain parts of Japan,” says Hinone Mizunone operations manager Eiki Tamaki. “It’s not fancy — it’s just good, simple food.” Lunch specials run every day for $8.50, and evening teishoku meals are just $16.75 for two choices of entrée and rice, miso soup, sides and pickles.

Top: Teishoku are popular at both lunch and dinner. Pork Tonkatsu (shown) and Chicken Karaage are among the most popular entrée choices. Bottom: Maguro Sashimi ($14) offers excellent value daily, as part of a teishoku, the sashimi comes with rice, miso soup, two side dishes and pickles.

Hinone Mizunone Where: 1345 S. King St. (Corner of Sheridan and King streets)

Call: 942.4848

Hours: Lunch 11 a.m.-5 p.m. / Dinner 5-9 p.m. Closed on Sundays

Website: fujio-food.com


foodie fare

To-die-for desserts await those with a sweet tooth at Napoleon’s By Sarah Pacheco

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apoleon’s Bakery has been making Hawaii a little sweeter for nearly three decades. All goods are baked fresh daily using only the highest quality ingredients, and deliveries are made every morning to each of the company’s 24 convenient locations. Most locals can tell you their favorite Napoleon’s Bakery treat — from Dobash, Haupia and Chantilly cakes to Banana Loaf bread, Ensemada, donuts, danishes and, of course, the original Apple Napple, whatever your sweet tooth desires is most likely waiting behind the glass counter. But for those looking for any excuse to stop in and try something new, Napoleon’s Bakery offers a

Flavor of the Month program that shines the spotlight on a different flavor each month. Starting Sept. 1, head to your nearest location to sample a couple coffeeinspired creations. Mouthwatering items include Cafe Latte Cheesecake ($15), Tiramisu Torte ($16.75), Mocha Roll ($7.65) and Lilikoi Mahina Pie ($1.25). Also in the mix is a goodie never-before-seen on Napoleon’s Bakery menu. The Coffee Gourmet Cupcake ($2.50) is a rich, moist and tasty coffee-flavored cupcake topped with a coffee-flavored butter icing. Polish it off with a hot cup of your favorite brew for the perfect anytime pick-me-up. For those watching their

diets, there is a Sugar-Free Coffee Delite Cake ($21.45) comprised of sugar-free coffee-flavored cake rounds filled with sugarfree coffee pudding and dolloped with sugar-free whipped cream. Or try the ultimate treat: the Mocha Almond Fudge Ultimate Donut ($2.35). Not your tutu’s donut, this confectionary delight sandwiches mounds of mocha custard into the center of a large glazed yeast donut, cut in half.

Top it off with a rich chocolate drizzle and a generous sprinkling of thinly sliced almonds, and what could be more ono? Find out in October when the flavor profile changes to caramel. And for those looking to make a little “dough” for a good cause, Napoleon’s Bakery also offers fundraiser tickets good for 18 pieces of Napoleon’s Bakery Cookie Dough. Tickets are redeemable at any location for peanut

butter, oatmeal raisin or chocolate chip cookies. Call 973-0880 for more information.

Napoleon’s Bakery has 24 locations on Oahu, most open 24 hours. Visit napoleonsbakery.com

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Above left: The Mocha Almond Fudge Ultimate Donut is, well, the ultimate. Above: The Coffee Gourmet Cupcake goes for $2.50. Left: The Mocha Roll is just one of several coffeeinspired desserts available.

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Above: The Chang clan — David, Deanna, Dustin, Danford, Donna, Irene, Elyse and Florence — enjoying dinner at Camellia Buffett. 1 | Taylor Higa and Charlie, Toby and Janell Kim with Janey Loo 2 | Alan and Iris Hoki, Lisa and Jared Lee, and Masako and Minor Yamaguchi 3 | Jennifer Pokipala 4 | Jay, Teresa and Mike Gasaway 5 | Marie Peterson 6 | Kelly Ann Young, Melrose Bergantino, Preston Young and Alexandria Gonsalves

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WHERE TO DINE BAKERY

AMERICAN

Symbol Key

Atlantis Seafood & Steak

Breakfast

Makino Chaya

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

La Palme D’or

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

2284 Kalakaua Avenue 922-6868

Lunch

Yakiniku Camellia Buffet

Dinner

d.k Steakhouse

After Midnight

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

Alcohol served Online

Located inside of Zippy’s

BUFFET

Willows, The 901 Hausten St. 952-9200

Catering

2494 S. Beretania St. 944-0449

Napoleon’s Bakery

CAFE Koko Cafe

Camellia Buffet

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

930 McCully St. 951-0511/0611

WWW.HEEHINGHAWAII.COM

September “Back to School” Menu

Early Bird Special

Chinese Chicken Salad Scallop Golden Corn Soup Roasted Garlic Chicken Maine Lobster with Ginger Scallions Steamed White Fish Fillet with Lemon Shoyu Orange Beef Tenderloin Island Long Beans with XO Sauce Braised Hunan Tofu Steamed Rice $199 Table of Ten (Reg. $229)

12.95

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Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 11A.M till Midnight

Roast Turkey $ w/ Smoked Ham

12 95 Prim Rib Roast 16 $ 95 Salmon Florentine 13 25

$

Let Us Do theRib Cooking Seafood Prime Buffet SlowChinaman roasted primeHat rib, •roast suckling pig, char siu pork Wintermelon Soup tenderloin, Hong sashimi,Kong snow crablegs, fresh fish Crisp Chicken poke, tako poke, over 25 salads and appetizers, Hawaiian luau andChinese Broccoli Mamuch, Po much Tofu more! buffet,Beef delicious entees•and Pepper $27 adults Salt $26Shrimp seniors • Steamed $14 keikis Rice 3 to 12 Servedforfrom 9 pm $49 four4 pm (regto$69)

COMPLETE Dinner includes:

"All Your Can Eat" Salad Bar, Corn on the Cob, Chocolate Mint Cake and more!

Available daily until 6:30 pm

This coupon required. Expires September 15, 2010

Eggs Benedict Royal

Hong Kong Dim Sum Special One FREE Selection with the Purchase of Four Selections This coupon required. Expires September 15, 2010

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Add $3.00 for Complete Meal which includes soup or salad, ice cream

11 am - 7 pm

All Day for Locals with ID

NIGHTLY 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Specials not valid on Holidays

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)

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

1841 Ala Moana Blvd. Between Ilikai & Hilton Hawaiian Village

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

941-4444

Pianist Terry Tom

Performs Every Thursday 6pm to 9pm 449 KAPAHULU AVE., STE. 101

735-5544

1860 Ala Moana Blvd. • Validated Parking Open 24 Hours 955-1764

15% OFF

Cash Sale Only (With Coupon)

228

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 1055 Alakea St.

525-8585

www.themandalayhawaii.com 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

Credit Card Sale Only (With Coupon)

Hong Kong Dim Sum & Regular Menu Items

$

Special Price for Table of 10

10% OFF

Excludes set menus; Roast Pork, Roast Duck, Char Siu & other specials. Not to be combined with any other offer. Expires 9/15/10.

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant Liliha Square by Times Supermarket

524-1628

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

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

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

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WHERE TO DINE CATERERS

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant

Happy Day Chinese Restuarant

94-1068 Ka Uka Blvd. 677-7744

Hee Hing Restaurant

Seafood Village Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa

449 Kapahulu Ave. 735-5544

CHINESE

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

Liliha Square 524-1628

3553 Waialae Ave. 738-8666

A Catered Experience

Bibas

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

Bird of Paradise 91-1200 Fort Weaver Rd. 689-2270

Mandalay (The) 1055 Alakea St. 525-8585

Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant

FAMILY DINING Don Ho’s Island Grill

Angelo Pietro Honolulu

Maple Garden /Yen King

111 N. King Street 521-8268

Aloha Tower Marketplace 528-0807

1585 Kapiolani Blvd. #10 941-0555

909 Isenberg Street 941-6641

GRAND OPENING BYOB

(no corkage fee)

Come try our most popular combination SARANGCHAE SPECIAL #2 Enter 2nd driveway on right Orine Sarangchae

RYCROFT ST

ALA MOANA BLVD. • KUHIO AVE PEARL CITY • KANEOHE • HILO Other discounts not valid. Dine in Only

LUNCH starting SPECIALS from

$7.95

905-A Keeaumoku St. • 955-0646 Open Everyday 10am-12am

ALL PHO

BUY ONE, GET ONE

50% OFF

Monday-Sunday

expires 9/2/10 Open Everyday 10am-10pm / Exept Sun & Wed 10am-9pm

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

Market City Shopping Center 2919 Kapiolani Boulevard

735-8488

SAUTEED MUSHROOM BURGERS

As a Dessert Sweet Potatoes served with Cinn sugar & Vanilla gelato (Single Scoop $5.95 & Double Scoops $7.50) We are also offering Sweet Potato Fries

946-6388

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50% OFF 15% OFF Dinner Menu

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Bistro • Bakery • Bar Breakfast • Lunch • Happy Hour • Dinner Ala Moana Center • Mall Level / Mauka (Next to Victoria's Secret)

942-5008

1pm 11am-1 days, 7 pen Healthy & Fresh •O

(BYOB - no corkage fee)

GRAND OPENING SPECIAL

Also Available Curry, Steak & Pasta

3579 Waialae Avenue 737-8820

SHABU SHABU Restaurant

Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine

*Not to be combined with any other specials. Must present coupon to recieve discount. Excludes beverages. Expires Sept. 15, 2010.

Come hungry. Leave happy.

KAHEKA ST

8.95

$

LIONA ST AHANA ST

Japanese Set Lunch

KEEAUMOKU ST

LUNCH SPECIAL

• 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

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Choose from • Broiled Sanma • Broiled Saba • Fried Oyster • Ebi Fry • Saba Nitsuke • Chicken Katsu • Aji Fry • Karaage • Pork Ginger • Sizzling Hamburger Steak • Tempura • Tonkatsu and many more! 1-Choice Teishoku & Ala Carte menu also available Lunch 11 am - 5 pm; Dinner 5 pm - 9 pm Closed Sundays Ready made Bentos available daily

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

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

942-4848


WHERE TO DINE FAMILY DINING IHOP 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

Kani Ka Pila Grille

Wailana Coffee House

2169 Kalia Rd, Outrigger Reef on the Beach 924-4990

1860 Ala Moana Blvd. 955-1764

Panya Bistro • Bakery • Bar

Hot Pot Shabu Shabu

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

Ala Moana Center Mauka - Mall Level 946-6388

Zippy’s Call the one nearest you.

580 N. Nimitz Hwy. 545-7979

Ranch House, The

Chai’s Island Bistro

Stage Restaurant

449 Kapahulu Avenue, 2nd Floor 737-4461

Aloha Tower Market Pl. 585-0011

1250 Kapiolani Blvd. 237-5429

Sam Choy’s BLC

1518 Makaloa Street 942-5008

Kit N Kitchen 1010 University Avenue 942-7622

AUTHENTIC KOREAN DISHES

Japanese Restaurant

Featuring

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

1604 Kalakaua Ave • 951-9370 Mon–Sat: 11 am - 2 am • Sun: 11 am - 10 pm

SERVING THE BIGGEST AND BEST SHRIMP TEMPURA IN TOWN!

www.fatgreek.net Try our Signature Dish…. The Royal Platter – Serves 2 4 Lamb Chops, 8 Garlic Shrimp, Greek Salad, Greek Fries, Hummus, Pita Bread, Baklava. BYOB (no corkage fee)

• Dine-In or Take-Out • Gift Certificates

Waikiki Location ! Coming Soon

MAHI MAHI OPAKAPAKA $

9.95 $ 13.95 Includes: Rice, Miso Soup, Tsukemono & Tea Not to be combined with any other coupons.

• Catering Available

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

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

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

536-3035

Flavor Flav a o orr off the the Month Mo M nth

Most Delicious Thai Food in Town!

Tropical

Immensely Popular Plate Lunch For $5.70

Guava G uava Chiffon Cake

KOREAN CUISINE

Lilikoi Chiffon Pie Mango Walnut Bread

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

Tropical Gourmet Cupcake

Coming Soon to 900 N. Nimtz Hwy

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

Fresh Pineapple Ultimate Donut Lilikoi Bar

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

*DISCOUNT EXCLUDES ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGESWITH THIS AD. EXP. 9/15/10.

930 McCully St. • 951-0511 / 951-0611

AUGUST SPECIAL Wafu Style

• PRIVATE PARTY ROOM • CONVENIENT PARKING

Call for take out

www.bangkokchefexpress.com

o s i M c i l Gar te a l P n e k Chic $

5.75

Guava Danish

Guava Chiffon Cake

Lilikoi Mahina Pie

sage u a S e s tugue r o P r o S p am /Rice w e t t e l ome

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WHERE E TO O DINE FINE DINING

JAPANESE

Kozo Sushi

Hifumi Japanese Restaurant Chinese Cultural Plaza 536-3035

Top of Waikiki

Waikiki Business Plaza 2270 Kalakaua Ave. 923-3877

Hinone Mizunone

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort 2552 Kalakaua Ave, 931-6286

Makino Chaya

1345 South King St. 942-4848

GREEK

Sansei Seafood Restaurant

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

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

Sushi Company 1111 McCully Street 947-5411

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

The Fat Greek

3040 Waialae Ave. 734-0404

Sushi Ichiban

Restaurant Suntory

3579 Waialae Ave. 737-8820

Royal Hawaiian Shpg Cntr 3rd Flr. 922-5511

Kochi

1936 South King St. 941-2835

Buy one dinner entree, receive 2nd entree

Slow Roasted, Succulent



$19.95 Prime Rib Mondays 5 pm until all gone

50% OFF

KEIKI TUESDAYS FREE KEIKI MEAL* Chris da Clown Balloon Sculpturing Games – Drawing Contests

valid Sun, Mon & Tue with ad Expires 9/7/10.

This Tuesday and Every Tuesday 5 pm to 8pm *with purchase of regular entrée

   

DANNY COUCH Sept. 4, 11 & 18

SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE

SENIOR WEDNESDAYS 15% Discount

on Entrees for Seniors 62+

FAMILY SUNDAY DINNER

 Island Salad  Three Entrée Courses  Dessert $19.95 per person (for four to twelve people)

Hoku

Sept. 3 Only

SUNDAY................................... Melveen Leed MONDAY ................................. Jerry Santos & Hula TUESDAY ................................. Robert Cazimero & Hula WEDNESDAY ......................... Brothers Cazimero THURSDAY.............................. Sista Robi

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

BIG ALOHA SUNDAY BRUNCH

Every Sunday

 9 am to 2 pm Adults $19.95 Keikis 4 to 12 $8.95

RESTAURANT

HAPPY, HAPPY HOUR 5 TO 6 DAILY

SUNTORY

$3.95 Appetizer Specials $2 Aloha Beer Special $3 Cocktail Specials

Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 3rd Floor

580 Nimitz 580 NimitzHwy. Hwy 545-7979 545-7979

restaurantsuntory.com

922-5511

11AM-3PM |

8.50 include tax

$

Featured Items Available Only At Million

ÆChicken Breast Bi Bim Naeng-Myun

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL

SENIOR SPECIAL

With Family Group 20%

Lunch Dinner

FREE BIRTHDAY MEAL FOR ANY AGE

Æ

YAKINIKU

Chicken Breast Mul-Naeng-Myun Since 1989

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

NEW HOURS: MON-SUN 11AM-12 MIDNIGHT

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30% OFF 50% OFF

Not combinable with other discounts. 65 or older w/Coupon & ID. No online or photo-copied coupons. One coupon per person. Discounts off regular adult price. Expires 9/15/10

Aloha Tower 585-6360 1 Aloha Tower Dr. 2nd Fl., 3 Hours Parking $1 Pearlridge 486-5100 98-150 Kaonohi St. 2 0 1 0


WHERE TO DINE JAPANESE

Orine Sarang Chae

Tanaka of Tokyo

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

VIETNAMESE

The Ocean House Restaurant

905-A Keeaumoku St. 955-0646

2169 Kalia Rd., Outrigger Reef Hotel 923-2277

Green Papaya 629 Keeaumoku St. 953-2340

THAI

Yakiniku Million 626 Sheridan St. 596-0799

Bangkok Chef

Ton Ton Ramen

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

95-050 Farrington Hwy, Waipahu 677-5388

KOREAN

PACIFIC RIM

Frog House Restaurant

Yogen Fr u¨ z

Souvaly Thai Cuisine

1102 Fort Street Mall Windward Mall

803 Kam Hwy. 455-5888

3660 on the Rise

1604 Kalakaua Ave. 951-9370

YOGURT

3660 Waialae Ave.

is Oahu’s Answer to Your Appetite Call Sandi Sakaguchi to advertise | 342-8802 Oktoberfest 2010 is Wunderbar The countdown has begun to Experience the Best German Party!

Celebrate Your Birthday

Hale Koa Hotel

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



Banyan Tree Brauhaus September 29 – October 3 • Admission $10

• Authentic German Food & Beverages available for purchase • Live Traditional Oktoberfest Band • Dance Contests, Prizes and Giveaways

Tickets On Sale August 30th

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

808-529-4700 • staradvertiser.com

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New Menu Changes Monthly!

See You Sunday, September 5th!



PLEASE CALL FOR RESERVATIONS

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

For information and Tickets please call 955-0555 or visit us online at www.halekoa.com 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.

Proper Attire Required Reservations Recommended

2440 Kuhio Ave.

922 5555

www.hyshawaii.com ALL DIM SUM

Special Menu for10

149

$

No credit cards accepted for special menu

Party Rooms for up to 450

1.89

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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

Keeaumoku by Wal-Mart 946-5696 (KOZO)

One coupon per order. Cannot be combined with other offers. Expires 9/15/10

521-8268

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Kona Lobster Risotto Sofrito, Saffron, Waialua Asparagus & Marinated Hamakua Springs Tomato Serves Eight by Chef Chai Chaowasaree MARINATED TOMATO Ingredients • 1cup peeled, seeded tomato, small dice • 1/2 tablespoon minced shallot • 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard • 1 tablespoon chopped chives • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar • salt and pepper, to taste Preparation • In a bowl, mix mustard and vinegar with shallots. Slowly pour in the olive oil to emulsify and season to taste. Add tomato and chives and marinate for 30 minutes.

Ingredients • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil • 1 cup diced applewoodsmoked bacon • 1/2 cup sofrito • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic • 1 tablespoon chopped thyme • 3 cups Arborio rice

• 1/2 tablespoon curry powder • 1 cup white wine • 7 cups clam juice • 2 pinches saffron • 1 tablespoon fish sauce • 1 cup Parmesan cheese • 1/2 cup butter • salt and pepper, to taste • 1/2 cup poached asparagus

Preparation • In a sauté’ pan with medium heat, sauté bacon with olive oil for a couple of minutes; add sofrito, curry powder, thyme, garlic and Arborio rice. Reduce to low heat and cook 3 minutes. Add half the stock, wine and saffron. • Keep stirring until the liquid reduce and slowly add remaining liquid. Stir until the rice is cooked. Season with fish sauce, salt and pepper. Add Parmesan cheese and butter, stir until butter and cheese incorporate in the rice. Pour in a serving bowl. Add lobster and garnish with aspara-

gus and marinated tomato. For Lobster Preparation • 4 lobsters, split in half. For herb butter, combine 1/2 pound butter with 1 tablespoon garlic, 1 tablespoon shallot and 1 tablespoon chopped parsley. • Cut lobster in half and rub herb butter on meat side. Roast in 350degree oven about three to five minutes until medium-rare and remove. The lobster will continue to cook after being removed from oven. Make sure not to overcook the lobster.

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Kai Market Kai Market opened its doors at the Sheraton Waikiki in August 2009 and features a farm-to-table concept that highlights the freshest, locally grown products from farmers right here at home. For the staff at Kai Market, the goal is to create a dining experience that encompasses every aspect of Hawaii’s melting pot. With an elaborate menu, Kai Market uses recipes provided by local families who have called Hawaii home for generations, then the expert chefs use their culinary magic to add a unique twist to the ingredients. Executive chef Darren Demaya prepares a variety of poke and serves up a different style nightly as part of the buffet — be it the Hawaiian-style Ahi Poke, Shoyu Ahi Poke, Spicy Ahi Poke, Kim Chee Tako Poke or the Hamakua Tomato and Kahuku Sea Asparagus Ahi Poke. Demaya says most customers gravitate to the Hawaiian-Style Ahi Poke made with Kula sweet onion, 16

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standard,” says executive chef Jay Matsukawa. “We feature two poke items on the menu: Ahi Poke and Kim Chee Tako Poke.” The Ahi Poke is unique in the fact that it’s mixed in a kim chee marinade with Japanese chili pepper flakes, sesame oil, Maui onions, green onions, Alaea red sea salt and ogo. The Madako Tako poke is tossed in a heavier kim chee base and topped with onions, cucumbers and ogo. If you wish to spice it up a bit, the Tako Poke Above: Hawaiian-style Ahi Poke, is your best bet. “The fish has a Spicy Ahi Poke and Shoyu Tobiko Poke at Kai Market. Photo by Nathalie smooth texture, but when you Walker. Right: The Ahi Poke is a add on the green onions and the must-eat dish whenever visiting The Maui onions, you have a little bit Willows. of everything in there. It’s crunchy, crisp and fresh,” cial price for kupuna. rants. With a rotating selection of Matsukawa says. “We try to have Kai Market salads, a carving station offering the flavor of the fish be the main Sheraton Waikiki Hotel Garlic & Hawaiian Salt Crusted feature, and try not to drown it in 2255 Kalakaua Ave. Prime Rib and a wide array of tra- too much seasoning.” The dinner buffet is offered 931.4600 ditional Hawaiian selections and entrees, The Willows is the place daily for $34.95. The lunch buffet is open Monday-Friday for $19.95. to be for everything local. The Willows “We serve lau lau, chicken long Banquet rooms also are available. The Willows Escape to a peaceful haven rice, lomi salmon, kalua pig and 901 Hausten St. right here in town while enjoying other Hawaiian favorites in our 952.9200 a decadent lunch or dinner buffet buffet, but the poke remains a at one of Hawaii’s favorite restau-


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