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3660 on the Rise’s co-owner and executive chef Russell Siu (left), chef de cuisine Lydell Leong and co-owner Gale Ogawa with (from left) Braised Kurobuta Pork Belly, Chocoholic’s Dream, Fire Roasted Long Island Duck Breast and Shrimp and Scallop Duet.

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3660 on the Rise celebrates its 19th anniversary this month with a Favorites Dinner and Birthday Bash that showcase the eatery’s signature Euro-Island cuisine. See page 4 | Leah Friel photo

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Sarah Espino, president of IHOP Hawaii. while I may not be the earliest of “You also can choose from a cool birds, to say the least, I’ll wake up at strawberry topping, warm blueberry any hour if it means sinking my teeth topping or cinnamon apple compote to complete the dish,” she adds. – See page 16 This is definitely a meal fit for a queen. Seriously, there’s nothing better than savoring a crispy strip of bacon with each bite of sweet Belgian waffle. Absolute perfection! Better yet, pair Dining Out is a weekly advertising supplement published by your waffle with butter or a variety of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. syrups, like maple, strawberry, blueberry or butter pecan. Coconut syrup also EDITOR is available upon request. The syrup will Alana Folen nestle into the pockets of the waffle, Phone: 695.6307 resulting in pure waffly goodness. diningout@staradvertiser.com Just FYI, you may not want to make plans for a big lunch after devouring this SALES MANAGER magnificent creation, you'll be stuffed Sandi Sakaguchi for days — a kanak attack for sure!

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Tucked away in the heart of Kaimuki lies 3660 on the Rise, an award-winning restaurant highly regarded for its Euro-Island cuisine. In fact, the name denotes the location of the restaurant at 3660 Waialae Ave., on the corner of Waialae and Wilhelmina Rise, and it’s obvious that the establishment offers locals and visitors alike an elegant dining experience where everyone is treated like family.

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artners Russell Siu and Gale Ogawa opened the doors to this contemporary eatery in September 1992 with four banquet rooms added in 1999. Now with 3660 on the Rise’s 19th anniversary fast approaching later this month, Dining Out caught up with Siu, who also serves as executive chef, Ogawa and chef de cuisine Lydell Leong, who took us on an incredible journey from the restaurant’s inception to now. They also shared with us their common vision for the establishment and the secrets behind the exquisite menu that reflects captivating local flavors. And while the times may change, one thing’s for certain, 3660 keeps risin’ on up!

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Dining Out//Cover Story 3660 on the Rise’s co-owner and executive chef Russell Siu (left), chef de cuisine Lydell Leong and co-owner Gale Ogawa with (from left) Braised Kurobuta Pork Belly, Chocoholic’s Dream, Fire Roasted Long Island Duck Breast and Shrimp and Scallop Duet.

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3660 on the Rise Where: 3660 Waialae Ave. Call: 737.1177 Website: 3660.com Hours: Open Tuesday-Sunday 5:30-8:30p.m.

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1 Lydell Leong (left), Russell Siu and Gale Ogawa

with a few of 3660’s alluring creations. 2 Chocoholic’s Dream ($9) 3 Escargot en Croute ($11.95) 4 Braised Kurobuta Pork Belly ($11.75) 5 Shrimp and Scallop Duet ($12.75) 6 Fire Roasted Long Island Duck Breast ($25.50)

DO: Gale, what made you and Russell want to open the doors to 3660 on the Rise? Ogawa: Russell and I just enjoy good food, we love to eat, and we thought that we had something to share with the people. Both of us have been in the restaurant business pretty much all our lives, so this was just the next step. Prior to this I was managing the Plaza Club in downtown and Russell was the executive chef. DO: Now that the 19th anniversary of 3660 on the Rise is just around the corner (Sept. 22), what are your thoughts after all these years? Ogawa: It really does seem like just yesterday that we opened, it doesn’t seem like 19 years ago.

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We’ve made a lot of friends and we’ve seen many of our employees go from being young kids to parents themselves. Lydell, for instance, has been with us for 15 years and is now the father of two. We’ve experienced so much over the years — we’ve been here through the Gulf War, 9/11. We feel like if we can continue to put out a good product and be consistent, then we can be successful. DO: Chef Lydell, what has the journey been like over the past 15 years working here? Leong: Well, I started working in the pantry and worked my way up to chef de cuisine, and it’s been a very rewarding experience to have worked my way up from the bottom. Chef Russ has been my mentor throughout the years, and he taught me to never give up and to be persistent even when frustrated — that’s just the tip of the iceberg


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because every day is a learning experience for me. DO: In honor of 3660 on the Rise’s 19th anniversary, a special menu of all-time favorites will be available Sept. 13-30 in the dining room. What can people expect? Leong: We’re basically featuring all our signature items on this prix-fixe menu that are favorites of our loyal customers. It’s a great deal for only $36.60 per person. Siu: All of these items have been on the menu since the restaurant opened, and that’s one reason why we chose them for our Favorites Dinner. Diners have a choice of Caesar Salad or Clam & Corn Chowder; New York Steak Alaea or Tempura Catfish with Ponzu Sauce or Chinese Steamed Fresh Snapper with a Chinese Black Bean Broth. Lastly they receive a duet of Harlequin Creme Brulee & Warm Chocolate Souffle Cake. DO: That’s something definitely worth trying. The restaurant also is throwing a Birthday Bash Sept. 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the banquet room. What’s that all about? Siu: The Birthday Bash is a fundraiser for the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii. Priced at $60 per person, we’ll be featuring an array of pupus, such as Grape Tomato Mozzarella Salad with Balsamic Drizzle, Crispy Scallop Mousse, Mini Beef Wellington and more. All the pupus will be paired with wines sponsored by Southern Wine and Spirits. DO: How would you describe the style of the food here?

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Ogawa: We call it “Euro-Island” cuisine. “Island” because we utilize a lot of island flavors, and “Euro” because a lot of the techniques and sauces have a strong French influence. However, as far as the menu mix, I think it’s geared to what many local people look for — it’s not too fancy and over-the-top, but it’s not simple — it’s a great balance.

We also offer special events here, including cooking classes taught every other month by Russell, and wine dinners. We come up with a newsletter every two to three months promoting our events and everything is posted on our website (3660.com).

DO: Over the past 19 years of being in business, how has 3660 progressed with time? Siu: Slowly but surely (laughs). We pretty much evolved our menu, remodeled our restaurant and added a banquet room accommodating 200 people. We do a lot of in-house catering and people can book parties, too. Ogawa: Yes, I think the menus have evolved with the times — different food trends, use of local products, techniques.

DO: Chef Lydell, what would you say are some outstanding items on the menu? Leong: Well, the Escargot En Croute ($11.95) features traditional French-style escargots with sautéed mushrooms and savory garlic butter, covered in a golden brown, flaky puff pastry. Then the Braised Kurobuta Pork Belly ($11.75) is another popular item here. We braise the belly whole for six to seven hours in some chicken stock flavored Asian-style with a tangerine peel, star anise and a bit of shoyu. It’s then fried to a crisp and served with caramelized Maui onions, natural pan juices and a grilled flatbread.

DO: What types of local products are utilized in the cuisine here? Leong: We use as many local products as possible. For example, Wow tomatoes from the Big Island, Nalo Greens, local cucumbers and local beef. We get many of these items shipped in once a week. DO: What makes 3660 stand out from other Pacific fusion restaurants around town? Ogawa: We think of ourselves as a place where people can just stop by at any time, and it doesn’t have to be a special occasion. A lot of our staff has been with us for such a long time, so it really helps to create that family environment, and our customers have become like family as well.

DO: The Shrimp and Scallop Duet is another favorite among seafood lovers, correct? Leong: Yes, the Shrimp and Scallop Duet ($12.75) is a tasty dish of rock shrimp tempura served with an avocado Maui onion puree. To go along with the dish we also have a pan-seared jumbo scallop ravioli with Chinese black bean butter sauce. DO: Delicious! What’s a unique item on the menu that customers might want to sink their teeth into? Leong: Well, with the Fire Roasted Long Island Duck Breast ($25.50), we tried

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something a little different. We present a fried whole leg of duck confit with a Kau orange sauce. However, with this dish we’re utilizing a red rice cooked with chicken stock and some dried wild cherries.

DO: You offer many sweet endings here as well. What’s a standout dessert? Leong: Well, chocoholics will love the Chocoholic’s Dream ($9). Our pastry chef Jillian Wong has created a trio of chocolate featuring chocolate funnel cake with chocolate sorbet, chocolate pot de crème and a double chocolate brownie with caramel ice cream.

DO: Chef Lydell, where do you find inspiration for these tantalizing creations? Leong: Going through life every day and seeing things here and there and adapting it to our style, and utilizing what Chef Russ has taught me as far as technique and flavor.

DO: Are you folks consistently adding new items to the menu? Leong: Yes, we try to change up the menu quarterly, and we all work together to decide on what we want to share with our customers. It’s great to receive feedback.

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“You get a quality meal that’s value-oriented, where you get the all-you-can-eat crab promo,” Gilbert says. “The show is excellent; the dancing and entertainment are top-notch. And then, you’re on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a great view. I’m

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a performance that celebrates Hawaii’s culture and beauty. Throughout dinner, guests are welcome to explore the ship’s four panoramic decks. The three-course menu concludes with dessert — Macadamia Nut Ice Cream. Although this Star product’s menu has not changed drastically over the years, Gilbert says that it has undergone slight alterations to provide customers with higher quality products. “We do more internal upgrades that probably aren’t noticeable by a large group of people, like upgrading the quality of steak to prime,” Gilbert says. “(In the future) we may potentially upgrade the Macadamia Nut Ice Cream to caramelized Macadamia Nut Ice Cream.” While Gilbert says that the Star’s cruises tend to attract more tourists, the Star Sunset Dinner & Show Cruise option draws more locals, especially during the holidays. “We really focus on special occasions,” Gilbert says. “For locals, we do a lot of birthdays, business parties and Christmas parties.”

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ocated on the second level of Westridge Shopping Center, Pho My Lien prides itself on providing guests with a variety of Vietnamese cuisine at reasonable prices. Customers who visit the eatery receive a good-sized meal for the price they pay, according to Walter James, a close friend and business partner of restaurant owners Tommy Dang and wife Lien Bui.

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“We’re giving you substantial portions at a very reasonable price,” James says. “The average price range per customer is about $12.” Dang and Bui originally opened the Vietnamese eatery in 2000 on Ala Moana Boulevard, in front of Hilton Hawaiian Village. Bui, James says, used to work as a chef at Shirokiya, and the couple decided to open their own restaurant as a result of James’ encouragement and financial support. “Pho My Lien” is a combination of the couple’s names, as well as the restaurant’s signature dish, explains James. “Tommy’s real name is ‘My’ (pro-

nounced ‘Me’) in Vietnamese, but when he moved here from Vietnam, he changed his name to ‘Tommy,’” James says. “‘Lien’ (pronounced ‘Lin’) is his wife’s name and ‘pho’ (pronounced ‘fuh’) is the soup.” The owners moved the restaurant to its current location last November, and despite the change in location, Pho My Lien’s menu has remained the same and the eatery continues to enjoy good business. “The menu has been a popular menu and we have terrific repeat business,” James confirms. “The menu has been the same; the prices have almost remained the same for

the past 10 years. There’s been very little increase (in prices).” In addition to the reasonable prices, James adds that the taste of Pho My Lien’s dishes are the cause for frequent visits by clientele. Among the restaurant’s most popular dishes are the Crispy Spring Rolls ($7.50 for four) — consisting of chicken, shrimp and pork as well as long rice, mushrooms and shredded carrots and served with mint leaves, rice noodles, sauce and lettuce — and the Summer Rolls ($4.95 for two), made with rice vermicelli, mint leaves and bean sprouts, and served with the restaurant’s special peanut sauce or


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fish sauce. Customers can order ... dining out ... the Summer Rolls with a variety of meats, such as shredded pork, barbecue beef or barbecue chickF E AT U R E .................... en. Other menu items, including specialties such as Broccoli Sauteed ($7.95), also are popular with customers. Pho ($7.95), however, remains the restaurant’s signature item. “It’s (pho) basically a Vietnamese vegetable soup with a chicken stock base and some added secret ingredients,” James says. “Any of the phos have a unique taste and they are all excellent.” The pho dishes come with several different meat options, including slices of rare steak, beef’s soft tendon and beef balls. And the Pho with Slices of Rare Steak remains one of the more popular choices among customers. The restaurant regularly offers monthly specials, and this month it’s Won Ton Soup (regular $7.50), or a shrimp and pork dumpling soup for $4.99. June also marks the launch of Oxtail Soup, which will appear on the restaurant’s menu for the first time. “We’ll be offering the Oxtail Soup for $8.50 a bowl,” James says. Beside menu additions, other changes are in order for the eatery this fall. In an effort to build up its takeout clientele, for example, Pho My Lien is offering a 15 percent discount on all takeout orders. “Starting in October (and continuing in) November and December, we’re going to be having a 15 percent discount on all takeout,” James says. “We have a good amount of (customers who) dine in, but we’re trying to develop more takeout.”

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IHOP Hawaii reaches out to community, serving classics By Alana Folen

ake it an IHOP day at International House of Pancakes aka IHOP, where breakfast lovers rejoice in pancake heaven. Known for its award-winning Original Buttermilk Pancakes, it’s hard not to fill up on this authentic country flavor. However, this premier establishment, located on Ala Moana Boulevard and other locations throughout the state, also is famous for its delicious entrees and hearty American classics that span way beyond the realm of breakfast. IHOP Hawaii not only focuses its energy on serving up good food, but

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also caters to the community as best as possible. For example, IHOP Hawaii president Sarah Espino believed it beneficial to lower menu prices across the board, and Sept. 630 from 1 to 7 p.m., diners who purchase one regular entree will receive 50 percent off a second entree of equal or lesser value. “Almost all items on the menu were lowered ranging from 3 to 10 percent,” Espino explains. “We’re catering to the needs of the community by lowering our prices. More people are working hard to save money these days and by lowering our prices we are still able to bring in more guests to enjoy a meal.”

In addition to these welcome offerings, IHOP Hawaii is reaching out to Hawaii’s keiki with its Student Achievement Awards Program. “We’re planning to launch the program later this month where we’ll work with respective schools to give out awards based on achievement, whether it be having perfect attendance or meeting the criteria for a certain project,” Espino says. “It’s really up to the teacher to decide — the achievement award is really catered to the class. “Once a month we will be awarding students with certificates, and they can come into IHOP and receive a free kid’s meal.”

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t’s safe to say that there’s more than 1 million reasons to love Million Restaurant on Sheridan Street. Whether it’s the highest quality kal-bi, barbecue chicken, or the flavorful banchan you’re after, this authentic Korean establishment has it all. This family business, owned and operated by Chang Hyun Park and Angela Park, opened its doors in 1989 and has remained a favorite of both locals and tourists alike. Patrons can take the reins as chef by taking advantage of the yakiniku tables, or you can sit back, relax and let the pros in the kitchen whip up a remarkable meal. “Right now we’re offering combo meals as part of our summer special,” says manager Cindy Park. “They (combo meals) are available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and they’ve been doing really well — very popular among our customers.”

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With a variety of combo meals to choose from, including Cold Buckwheat Noodle and Kal-bi ($21), Spicy Buckwheat Noodle and Kal-bi ($21), Cucumber Buckwheat Noodle and Kal-bi ($21) and Mountain Goat with Sesame Leaf Soup (regular $16, large $39), you'll be amazed by the freshness and tantalizing taste of each and every one of these dishes. “The Spicy Buckwheat Noodle and Kalbi is a favorite,” Cindy says. “The Kal-bi comes to your table on a sizzling platter and each piece is very tender. “The Mountain Goat with Sesame Leaf Soup also is a unique item here,” she adds. “We use our own special broth, along with mountain goat meat, green onion, sesame leaf and a bit of spices. This soup is great for your health, especially for women.” The eatery also serves up a delicious seaweed soup that comes with many of its featured entrees.

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Broadway boasts outstanding oysters s the classic tune by The Drifters goes, “But when you’re walking down that street, and you ain’t had enough to eat, the glitter rubs right off and you’re nowhere — on Broadway.” Fortunately for diners at Broadway Seafood and Oyster Bar on Keeaumoku Street, there is always plenty to eat, and one doesn’t require their “name in lights” to enjoy the fresh seafood selections. Broadway offers a wide selection of fresh oysters from around the world, including Washington State, Canada and New Zealand. The Oyster Half Shell ($30 for one dozen, $16 for a half dozen) allows guests to sample multiple varieties of fresh oysters in what amounts to a seafood sampler platter — the perfect pupu that pairs well with Broadway’s wine selection. The Pescatore ($14 for dinner serving, $12 at lunch) offers up a haul of fresh seafood including

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Call:

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Hours: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Lunch), Monday through Friday; 5 p.m. to midnight (Dinner), Monday through Saturday

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shrimp, squid, clams and mussels served in a zesty tomato sauce over pasta. Come in for lunch, and enjoy with bread and a choice of green salad or chowder. Broadway also offers an outstanding Ahi Carpaccio ($9) featuring fresh ahi slices served with an aioli sauce, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Fishing for a fresh salad? Dive in to the Lobster Cobb Salad ($18 for dinner serving, $8 at lunch) and enjoy fresh pieces of rich lobster along with the traditional bacon, tomatoes and hardboiled eggs atop crisp lettuce. Stop by Broadway for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and for dinner Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight. A private dining room is available for guests, and parking is free. 1

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1 One dozen oysters ($30) 2 Ahi Carpaccio ($9 dinner only) 3 Pescatore Seafood Pasta ($12 lunch, $14 dinner) 4 Lobster Cobb Salad ($8 lunch, $18 dinner) Photos By Leah Friel

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Yan presents new menu items hef Martin Yan, host of the popular Yan Can Cook television series, stands in the middle of Jade Dynasty Seafood restaurant alongside chefs Yi Xing Liu and Qin Hua Wu at a recent cooking demonstration that showcased some of the restaurant’s new menu items. “As a chef, you always learn how to create dishes,” Yan says to the audience as Liu expertly weaves dough into long, thick noodle strands for Jade's Lan Chou Style Ramen. Creating new dishes is

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something that Jade Dynasty is constantly doing. At the cooking demonstration last month, the chefs displayed new items, including Spring Mountain Coconut Buns ($2.95), Tea-Smoke Shrimps ($23.95), Pan-Fried Corn & Seafood Cake ($3.50 for three) and Pan-Seared Seafood Tofu ($3.50 for three). Another new dish on display was the Snow Mountain Char Siu Buns ($3.50 for three), which Jade Dynasty general manager Gary Chan says is one of his favorites. The dim sum delight features

succulent meat wrapped in a fluffy, sweet bun. Located on the fourth floor of Ala Moana Center in Hookipa Terrace, Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant offers an elegant dining atmosphere with classic, authentic Chinese cuisine. “Jade Dynasty always uses the freshest ingredients,” says Yan, as he cuts bell peppers to garnish a free-range chicken dish. “And everything is started from scratch.” Yan mixes garlic, oil, chili sauce, sesame seed oil together in a wok, then places

Where: Ala Moana Center, Hookipa Terrace 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. Call: 947.8818 Hours: Open daily10:30 a.m.–

it all on top of the steamed chicken to create the Dynasty No. 1 Chicken ($19.95 for half). Chan says that the dish is one of Jade Dynasty’s most popular items. Chan explains that much of Jade Dynasty’s flavorful creations is rooted in inspiration directly from China. “We try to create dishes that are based on things that we have tried in China,” he says. Other dishes include Steamed Pork Dumplings with Shrimp Roe ($3.50), Dry Scallop Dumplings ($3.50), Deep Fried Spring Rolls ($3.50), Orange Peel Chicken ($13.95), Sauteed Deep Fried Prawns with Egg Yolk ($16.95) and Marinated Duck in Soy Sauce Chiu Chow Style ($17.95 for half).

10 p.m.; Dim sum served 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

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1 Dynasty No. 1 Chicken ($19.95 for half) 2 Yi Xing Liu demonstrating how to make Chinese noodles. Behind him are Martin Yan (left) and Qin Hua Wu 3 Spring Mountain Coconut Buns ($2.95) 4 Lan Chou Style Ramen 5 Pan-Seared Seafood Tofu ($3.50 for three) 6 Martin Yan with ground pork dim sum.

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An oxtail unlike any other en Cho, owner of Ton Ton Ramen in Waipahu, has created an Oxtail Soup that he believes is unlike any other — at least on Oahu. “We have changed this soup up, and it is not cooked in the traditional way like most restaurants — 99 percent of customers love the dish

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very different style. We let it cool and take out all the oil.” (It should be noted that no MSG is used in any of the dishes at Ton Ton Ramen.) Cho also prepares the noodles in a creative way, which helps preserve the freshness of each dish throughout the meal. “We like to use a thick, inhouse cooked noodle. I like to half-cook the noodles so the other half can cook when they are put in the broth. That way, when the customers eat all the meat and vegetables, the noodles are still very good,” he adds.

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

1&2 Oxtail Soup ($10.95) Nathalie Walker photo

when it comes out,” says Cho. Cho starts his wag on Oxtail Soup ($10.95) with the broth, which combines specialities of chicken, pork and beef broths, meshed into one flavorful soup foundation. The 2 oxtail itself is prepared very strategically before it is added to the soup. “We get our oxtails fresh from the market and we boil them liberally. We then wash the oxtail again and start to add our secret recipes, which are very strong, a

In the traditional ramen manner, Ton Ton Ramen serves its green onions, Chinese parsley and ginger on the side. Rice also may be substituted for the noodles if you would like.

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Walter and Dorothy Ching enjoy dinner at Kit n Kitchen. Christina O’Connor photo

pen for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, Kit n Kitchen boasts an eclectic menu for every meal. That’s one thing that keeps regulars Walter and Dorothy Ching coming back to the University Avenue eatery. Recently, the pair stopped in for dinner to enjoy one of the restaurant’s most popular meal deals — the Napa Four Course Menu ($29.95). The meal includes soup, an appetizer platter consisting of Black Truffle Creme, Prosciutto Melon and Garlic Basil Shrimp, a choice of an entree, and a choice of dessert. Walter: “For my entree, I got the Beef Osso Bucco Milanese. The meal so far is good. We’ve been here a few times, and we really like the food.” Dorothy: “I ordered the Roasted Leg of Lamb. The portions are very generous. They have all kinds of food here; the menu is so extensive.”

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Sprouting up veggies at Camellia W veg nout and its many vegetarian offerings include tofu, soybeans, assorted banchan — kimchi, seasoned vegetables, seaweed, bean sprouts — broccoli, mushrooms, zucchini, green peppers and much more along with rice, soup and even fruit. The idea at Camellia is to barbecue your meat (or tofu) and vegetables on a grill right in the center of your table (don’t worry, they switch out and clean the grills often), then enjoy the many condiments and banchan alongside your creation. Lettuce also is offered to wrap your barbecue if you’d like to keep things light. Bring your appetite, as the all-youcan-eat buffet costs $15.95 for lunch and $23.95 for dinner, so you want to get your money’s worth. An extensive buffet chock-full of vegetables to choose from. Ya gotta love it.

hat makes buffets so popular is the variety of choices to satisfy just about any palate and, of course, you can eat heartily without breaking the bank. But some of us enjoy a love-hate relationship with buffets: On one hand (or rather, plate), it's delightful to have so many dishes to choose from; on the other hand, oftentimes the food can sit too long and become unappetizing, or the dining establishment offers the same old buffet standbys you can find at just about any similar venue. Factor in that you don't eat meat or fish, and the choices can dwindle even more. The solution? Camellia Buffet, a Korean yanikiku-style buffet conveniently located in McCully. Of course, barbecue means meat for many of us (yanikiku translates to grilled meat), and that’s also true at Camellia. But the great thing about Korean cuisine for non meat-eaters is its bountiful use of vegetables. There are more than 50 items on Camellia’s buffet,

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ono,youknow 1 Kit n Kitchen’s Waffle with Mixed Fruit ($6.95) 2 Kenny’s Restaurant’s Managers special ($8.19) 3 Kit n Kitchen’s Waffle Suzette ($6.95) 4 IHOP’s Belgian Waffle Combo ($13.19) 5 IHOP Hawaii president Sarah Espino with the Belgian Waffle Combo.

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into the fluffiest of waffle delights. Beginning earlier this year, this University Avenue establishment owned by Kit and May Yiu began serving up a New England-style breakfast Wednesday through Monday from 8 to 11 a.m. The menu is diverse and will satisfy any craving indeed, whether it be Strawberries Crepes that you’re after or Huevos Rancheros. Better yet, how about Waffle with Mixed Fruit ($6.95, additional $1.50 for mixed fruit)? Believe me, this decadent awe-inspiring waffle creation is a match made in heaven. May serves as head chef here and takes pride in her homemade waffles. “Our waffles are very fresh. We serve them right away and cut it into pieces so it’s not soggy,” she says. Waffle with Mixed Fruit features one melt-in-your-mouth, crispy waffle cut into quarters and topped with whipped cream, hints of powdered sugar and chocolate, a caramelized banana, and 1 6 | D I N I N G O U T | S E P T. 4 - 1 0 , 2 0 1 1

an array of seasonal mixed fruit on the side. Delicious! Sure, it may seem rather decadent, but really, there's no better way to start your day. Now, if you’re a night owl, but can’t get enough of Kit n Kitchen’s winning waffles, you have got to order the Waffle Suzette dessert. According to May, the Waffle Suzette ($6.95) is a play off of the original Crepe Suzette. “We originally started with the Crepe Suzette and when I tried it myself, I thought the crepe was a little too thin and I wanted to offer something with more texture,” May explains. “So now customers can choose from a waffle or crepe.” The Waffle Suzette is an exquisite masterpiece, presenting patrons with a flambe waffle drizzled with a caramelized sugar sauce with orange zest and a hint of Grand Marnier. To add extra zest to the dessert, top it off with fresh fruit (additional $1.50), such as an orange, or ice cream for something cool.

Kit n Kitchen 1010 University Ave. 942.7622

Kenny’s Restaurant The whiff of luxurious waffles led me to Kenny’s Restaurant in Kamehameha Shopping Center, where loyal patrons flock for a taste of all things in local cuisine and American classics. Open for the past 45 years, this Kalihi eatery specializes in one thing in particular — its famous Manager’s Special. Let me just say, don't judge a dish by its name, because for the reasonable price of $8.19, you and your hungry appetite will be treated to a sinfully delicious strawberry waffle topped with smooth whipped cream and four irresistible scoops of vanilla ice cream. “The Manager’s Special is most definitely a customer favorite,” says Kenny’s Restaurant manager Rory

Sandobal. “We've been serving it for years and people never get tired of it.” Chef Ernesto Yeban is the man behind the magic and attributes the success of this onolicious dish to the perfect combination of ingredients. As the sweetest of morning treats, the strawberry puree is divine when drizzled over Kenny’s light and fluffy waffle. And as a full-fledged ice cream lover, you mention ice cream for breakfast and I’m one happy camper. Finally, the mountain of whipped cream presented with this alluring dish is a wow-factor in and of itself. Bring on the napkins! Better yet, The Manager’s Special is available at all times of the day, not just for breakfast! It's a sweet thing here at Kenny’s Restaurant. Kenny’s Restaurant 620 N. School St. 841.0931


hen it comes to finding a taste of authentic Italian cuisine in Hawaii, Paesano Ristorante Italiano’s got you covered. From antipasti to farinacci (pastas) to all things in between, this locally run eatery has a wide assortment of classico Italian dishes prepared just the way Mama used to make — with only the best quality ingredients and highest attention to detail. “Our food is good because my boss before (see On The Side for full story) used only the good products,” says Billy Rattanasamay, who today, with wife Nila, owns and operates Paesano’s two locations in Manoa and Waimalu . “He used only the most expensive ones, and we don’t want to lose that touch, so we have to buy all the same quality tomatoes, cheese, pasta, prosciutto, olive oil, and then make the food look and taste better too!” One dish that truly stands out for both its flavor and appearance is the New York Steak with Shrimp Scampi ($30.90), a true testament to Paesano’s talented cooking staff. “We really take pride in our steaks,” Rattanasamay states. “We cook by the order, so we cut the steak right when they order it. Then we trim off all the fat and put it all together in a pan in the oven, so what happens is that the flavor from the fat goes into the steak.” After baking in the oven for a few minutes, the steak is moved to the stovetop and sautéed in a house red wine

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Seafood Arrosto ($28.90) Nathalie Walker photo

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any of Hawaii’s most popular Italian eateries — Verbano, Assaggio and Paesano — can trace their roots back to Castagnola’s. Started by George “Cass” Castagnola in 1982, the original Castagnola’s opened in Manoa Marketplace in the exact spot Paesano Ristorante Italiano now stands. This is no coincidence — when Castagnola decided to close down his business in the early ’90s, a young Billy Rattanasamay decided to keep the popular eatery running, opening Paesano in its place. “I took over the restaurant with my sister (Siri Ky), and this year is 20 years,” says Rattanasamay. “So Cass had it for 10 years, and I’ve had 20 years.” Over the years, Paesano has established itself as a neighborhood gathering point where customers can enjoy good food, good wine and a pleasant side of good company. “It’s almost like Cheers, where everybody knows your name,” says general manager Rae Tanaka, who has been with the Paesano familia for the past seven years. “They know what you like to eat, what you like to drink — you can just come and be yourself and have a good time.” To celebrate two decades of successful business, Tanaka has planned a few special offers for loyal customers; however, as of press time, details were still being finalized and cannot fully be revealed just yet. But what isn’t a secret is Paesano’s long list of authentic Italian specialties, which include Eggplant Alla Parmigiana ($18.90), Veal Scallopine Alla Marsala ($25.90), Lasagna ($19.90), Shrimp Scampi ($25.90), Calamari Paesano general manager Rae Tanaka and Vegetable ($21.90) and Paesano Manoa manager Ka Ming Lam Cioppino ($30.90), a Leah Friel photo mixed seafood medley that also includes Hamakua mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, peas and capers simmered in wine with lemon grass, saffron, fennel and tomato broth. “We have a pretty big menu,” Tanaka says with a laugh, noting among her favorites are Linguine Chicken Anchovy Olio ($21.90) and New York Filet Mignon (only available on weekends). “Our restaurant in Manoa is always busy,” adds Rattanasamay. “When you last for 20 years, that says something.”

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New York Steak with Shrimp Scampi ($30.90) Nathalie Walker photos

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butter sauce made fresh on the spot. “It’s a lot of work!” Rattanasamay says of the meal, which is served with a side portion of Shrimp Scampi, loaded with lots of garlic and tail-on jumbo shrimps. Speaking of seafood, a rare treat few know exists is the Seafood Arrosto ($28.90). “This one is not on the menu,” says Nila. “It is one of our daily specials.” What makes the arrosto so special, no doubt, are the huge helpings of both scallops and shrimps that go into each dish. “A lot of people will have Scallops Alla Scampi Style or Shrimp Scampi (both $25.90), but what they really want is to have a combo,” Rattanasamay explains. “With this, they can have half of this and half of that, and everybody is happy.” Adding to diners’ delight are lin-

guine, roasted red peppers, mushrooms and basil all swimming in a light garlic scampi sauce. “All of our food has garlic,” Rattanasamay reveals, “but only the Sicilian Chicken ($21.90) doesn’t have any added garlic, or pasta!” Instead, the popular dish gets its flavor from roasted potatoes, bell peppers, onions and boneless, skinless chicken thighs. (White meat chicken can be used instead upon request.) “Every day when the cook comes in first thing in the morning he has to peel the potatoes,” Rattanasamay notes. “Then they roast them, they bake them, put white wine, garlic and olive oil so they’re ready when the orders come in. “And, of course, with all the food we use the best Italian olive oil,” he adds. “That makes it really good.”

Paesano Ristorante Italiano Manoa Marketplace 2752 Woodlawn Drive 988.5923 Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday (lunch) and 5-9 p.m. (dinner) Monday-Sunday Waimalu Plaza Shopping Center 98-1277 Kaahumanu St. 485.8883 Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (lunch) and 5-9 p.m. (dinner) Monday-Sunday

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WHERE TO DINE AMERICAN

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Ige’s Restaurant & 19th Puka

4 Kings Kitchen

Breakfast

98-761 Oihana Place, Aiea 486-3500

2671 S. King St. 951-5464

Lunch

Teddy’s Bigger Burger

Dinner Atlantis Seafood & Steak

After Midnight

2284 Kalakaua Avenue 922-6868

Alcohol served

Tropics Bar & Grill

Eggs n’ Things

Online

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

343 Saratoga Road 923-EGGS (3447)

Catering

10.95 Chicken Salad with Oriental Dressing. $

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

per person (10 people min)

4 Types of Dim Sum (BBQ Pork Bun, Nori Spring Roll, Pork Hash, Seafood Dumpling) Beef & Broccoli. Kalua Short Ribs. Stir-Fried Assorted Vegetable. Seafood Fried Noodle. Dessert- Mango Pudding.

BAKERY Fendu Boulangerie 2752 Woodlawn Dr. Manoa Marketplace 988-4310

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

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

Napoleon’s Bakery Located inside of Zippy’s

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

per person (4 people min)

Shrimp & Scallop Wrapped in Bacon. Live Dungeness Crab - Country Style. Honey Glazed Walnut Shrimp. Roasted Peking Duck. SautÊed Seasonal Vegetable. Chef So’s House Fried Rice. Dessert- Mango Pudding.

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1st Course: Yukon Potato “Loaded� Soup or Islands’ Bounty or Crispy Lump Crab Cake 2nd Course: Pan Roasted Mahi Mahi or Charred Filet Medallion of Beef or Prime Rib of Beef 3rd Course: Macadamia Nut Chocolate Bar sSelection of USDA Prime Meats & The Freshest Pacific Seafood sRelax at the Martini Bar at Paradise Lounge nearby

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5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Tuesday – Saturday Rainbow Tower Hilton Hawaiian VillageŽ Validated Valet and Self-Parking Available


WHERE TO DINE Panya

Makino Chaya

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

Westridge Mall 486-5100

CHINESE

CATERERS

California Wok

Makittii

1132 Cafe

2380 Kuhio Ave. 923-2260

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

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

CAFE

BUFFET

Anytime Cafe

Camellia Buffet 930 McCully St. 951-0511/0611

Market City Shopping Center 2919 Kapiolani Blvd 735-3888

Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine

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

590 Farrington Hwy 692-9880

A Catered Experience

Canton Seafood Restaurant

94-1068 Ka Uka Blvd. 677-7744

923 Keeaumoku St. 955-3388

Duck Yun

Kahai Street Kitchen

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

237 Kalihi Street, 845-0320

Celebrates the MOON FESTIVAL

KOREAN CUISINE

Fresh Baked Mooncakes Now Available

• LUNCH $15.95 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM • DINNER $23.95 2:30 PM -10 PM

SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2011 11A.M. TILL MIDNIGHT

Roast Turkey $ w/ Smoked Ham

August 27 thru September 15 Asian Shrimp Salad with Fresh Fruit Imperial Scallop Soup Maine Lobster on Lo Mein Roasted Garlic Chicken Braised Short Ribs with Taro Steamed Fish with Chinese Olive Tapenade Hunan Tofu with Mushrooms and Baby Bok Choy Fresh Baked Mooncakes $219 Table of Ten (Reg. $255)

1295 $ 95 Prime Rib Roast 16 $ 95 Salmon Florentine 13 COMPLETE Dinner includes:

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

Eggs Benedict Royal

KAL BI, SIRLOIN, CHICKEN, SASHIMI, SPICY PORK

Special Moon Festival Menu

*DISCOUNT EXCLUDES ALL BEVERAGESWITH THIS AD. EXP. 9/30/11.

930 McCully St. • 951-0511/951-0611

NEW BREAKFAST SPECIAL

Let Us Cook for You! $39 for Four* Spring Rolls Chinese Chicken Salad Pot Roast Chicken Beef and Broccoli Hee Hing Cake Noodles Yang Chow Fried Rice *This coupon required; Available daily before 6:30 pm

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$ 95

955-1764

Open 24 Hours 1860 Ala Moana Blvd. Validated Parking

FREE

2 side Pancakes with order of any breakfast entrée

MOON FESTIVAL September 12, 2011

449 KAPAHULU AVE., STE 101

735-5544

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

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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

• PRIVATE PARTY ROOM • CONVENIENT PARKING

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

Ala Moana Shopping Center – Makai Market Windward Mall – Food Court Chinatown – 1041 Maunakea St. www.chinatownexpress-hawaii.com

Catering Hotline 783-7901

Bottomless COFFEE

TRY OUR POPULAR CATERING DISHES! • Chinese Chicken Salad.............$30/sm.pan • Korean or Yakitori Chicken.....$33/sm.pan • Chow Mein................................$15/sm.pan • BBQ Beef Tri-Tip.......................$45/sm.pan • Mahi Mahi.................................$30/sm.pan • Sweet & Sour Pork...................$36/sm.pan Prices good thru 12/31/11

sm pan feeds 8–10 people

841-0931

Kam Shopping Center Open 6am Daily

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

Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant

Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant

Maple Garden / Yen King

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

909 Isenberg St. 941-6641

new

Little Villlage Noodle House

111 N. King St. 521-8268

1113 Smith St. 545-3008

Happy Day Chinese Restaurant

Lung Fung Chinese Restaurant

3553 Waialae Ave. 738-8666

5724 Kalanianaole Hwy. 377-5566

Seafood Village Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa

New Liu’s Chop Suey

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

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

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

Liliha Square 524-1628

1055 Alakea St. 525-8585

449 Kapahulu Ave. 735-5544

946-8833

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant

Mandalay (The)

Hee Hing Restaurant

On On at McCully

ON ON at McCully 1110 McCully St.

Early Bird $ Special Only

12.95 August 29 to September 7 BBQ Wings BBQ Pork Quesadilla BBQ Baby Back Ribs BBQ Beef Brisket BBQ Chicken BBQ Ribs and Brisket BBQ Shrimp Skewers BBQ Ribs and Chicken And more!

Sauteed Mahi with Lobster Sauce Steak & Shrimp Chicken Alfredo Pasta

922-6868

Call for Reservations & Information 2284 Kalakaua Ave.

Open 7 Days from 11am-10pm

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

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HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY HOUR $3.95 Appetizer Specials $2.00 Aloha Beer Special $3.00 Cocktail Specials

5 TO 6 DAILY

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

580 Nimitz Hwy.

545-7979

Buy one dinner entree, receive 2nd entree

50% OFF valid Sun, Mon & Tue with ad BRUCE SHIMABUKURU Expires 9/13/11. Tuesday Sept 6 & 27

2380 Kuhio Ave • Tel: 923-2260 $2/2 hr. only parking Miramar at Waikiki Mon-Fri 5:30-10pm • Sat & Sun All Day

SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE

MAKANA Friday SEPT 9

SUNDAY . . . . . . . Melveen Leed MONDAY . . . . . . . Jerry Santos & Hula WEDNESDAY . . . . Maunalua THURSDAY . . . . . Sista Robi & Jeff Rasmussen SATURDAY. . . . . . Danny Couch

FREE VALET PARKING • www.chefchai.com • Call 585-0011 2 2 | D I N I N G O U T | S E P T. 4 - 1 0 , 2 0 1 1

LADIES SPECIAL $5 $10

OFF OFF

Lunch Dinner

*Excluding Happy Buffet 1 coupon per lady. Must have valid ID. Not combinable with other discounts. Discounts off regular adult price. No online or photo-copied coupons. Must purchase beverage. Expires 9/12/11

98-150 Kaonohi St. • Tel: 486-5100

*Menu and prices subject to change

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

LUNCH & DINNER

*Excluding Happy Buffet

20% OFF

Must have minimum party of 4. One Birthday coupon per party of 4. Coupon valid on actual birthday, ID required. Not combinable with other discounts. Discounts off regular adult price. No online or photo-copied coupons. Must purchase beverage. Expires 9/12/11


WHERE TO DINE Fresh Catch

JJ Bistro & French Pastry

Le Cacao Bistro

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

3447 Waialae Ave.

3441 Waialae Ave.

739-0993

626-5368

1540 South King Street 983-STAR (7827)

Panya Bistro • Bakery • Bar

Kenny’s Restaurant

Tanaka Saimin

Ala Moana Center, Mauka - Mall Level 946-6388

1620 N. School St. 841-0931

I Love Country Cafe

Star of Honolulu Cruises & Events

888 N. Nimitz Hwy #103 524-2020

Rainbow Drive Inn

885 Queen St. 4725 Bougainville Dr. 783-7901

2nd Floor, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center 922-9333

IHOP

The Old Saimin House

3308 Kanaina Ave. 737-0177

Kenny’s Express Hawaiian BBQ

1311 N. King St. 847-7697

Restaurant Epic Wailana Coffee House

1131 Nuuanu Ave. 587-7877

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

Kit N Kitchen

1860 Ala Moana Blvd. 955-1764

Shakey’s Pizza Parlor

1010 University Avenue 942-7622

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

Zippy’s Call the one nearest you.

Signature dishes offered as Daily Specials Open for Plate Lunch Tue - Fri 10:30am - 1:30pm

HAPPY HOUR Tues-Fri 5-7pm & 9-11pm

50% OFF DRAFT BEERS

Special Pupu Menu

Mini Okinawan Sweet Potato & Kalua Pork Cakes

Ricotta Stuffed Chicken

DINE IN – TAKE-OUT Parking along left side of Bldg and right side of bldg all stalls except 1-10

Catering Available Everyday!

Soft Shell Crab Alfredo

Catering from casual to exquisite events

237 KALIHI ST. (Corner of Kahai and Kalihi)

ph 845-0320 fax 842-4273 kahaistreet-kitchen.com

FREE PIZZA! BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE (Reg. $9.95each)

Build your own 10” pizza with unlimited toppings. *Take out only, w/coupon; not to be combined with any other offer. Expires 9/20/11.

MILITARY & LOCALS (with Valid ID) receive

10% OFF 15% OFF between 6am-2pm

between 5pm-10pm

Not available for take out, retail and not combinable with other offers or discounts.

Also available Pasta • Burgers • Salads • Sandwiches OPEN TIL MIDNIGHT! 2919 Kapiolani Blvd., #218

MARKET CITY SHPG CNTR 735-3888

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See You 1st at the Colony Surf

HEALTHY DELICIOUS AND AFFORDABLE CATERING

SUSHI BAR SPECIAL

15% OFF WITH COUPON Not to be combined with other special offers. Beverages excluded. Expires 9/15/11

WE DELIVER!

999 Bishop Street First Hawaiian Center

MISOYAKI BUTTERFISH LUNCH SPECIAL $13.95

Call 526-1777

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

Downtown Del. Fee $5.00 Delivery by Car $10.00

Or see the menu at:

3579 Waialae Avenue 737-8820

www.1132CAFE.com

www.eggsnthings.com • 343 Saratoga Road • (808) 923-EGGS (3447)

Sunday Sept.4th!

High Quality at Affordable Prices!

Shrimp Scampi

Won Ton Noodle

MoAr re

10% OFF

Cash Sale Only (With Coupon)

5% OFF Credit Card Sale Only (With Coupon)

Hong Kong Dim Sum & Regular Menu Items

ing Breathtak

Excludes set menus; Roast Pork, Roast Duck, Char Siu & other specials. Not to be combined with any other offer. Expires 9/30/11.

1st Sunday Champagne Brunch!

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant Liliha Square by Times Supermarket

524-1628

New Menu Changes Monthly!

PLEASE CALL FOR RESERVATIONS

Celebrating 10 Years!

Zack Shimizu Kool Guitar/Vocals, experience the gentle crashing waves, pure ocean breezes and awesome beauty of Hawaii.

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

…Only at Michel ’s ~ FREE VALET PARKING ~ ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY ~ 2895 Kalakaua Ave. • 923-6552 • www.michelshawaii.com

FOR BANQUETS & PRIVATE PARTIES CALL 728-3463

Hanaki Shabu Shabu

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

MANOA MARKETPLACE (Tons of FREE Parking) 988-1551

10% OFF(Charge) • 15% OFF(Cash) Dim Sum & Reg. Menu Dine In Special!

5% OFF

(Charge) • Happy Day Chinese Restaurant 3553 Waialae Avenue

738-8666

10% OFF(Cash) Must present coupon Expires 9/30/11

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WHERE TO DINE Hy’s Steak House

FILIPINO

GREEK

2440 Kuhio Ave. 922-5555

Max’s Of Manila

Greek Marina

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

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

Restaurant Row 599-3860 Waikiki Beach Walk 440-7910

FINE DINING

Paesano Ristorante

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

Waikiki Business Plaza 2270 Kalakaua Ave. 923-3877

Aloha Tower Market Pl. 585-0011

Romanos Macaroni Grill Ala Moana Center Hookipa Terrace 356-8300

Stage Restaurant 1250 Kapiolani Blvd. 237-5429

Top of Waikiki

Chai’s Island Bistro

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

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

580 N. Nimitz Hwy. 545-7979

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

Bella Mia Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Koko Marina Shopping Center 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy. 396-8441

The Fat Greek

Sam Choy’s BLC

Bali Steak and Seafood

ITALIAN

Breakfast Special

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

1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

Sat & Sun 8am – 11am

FREE Side Order Smoked Meat Fried Rice

Live Lobster

with any breakfast purchase & this ad. Not to be combined with any other offer.

Sunday Lunch Buffet

Exp 9/30/11.

11:30AM - 2:30PM

NOW OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 45-1118 Kam Hwy 235-POKE (7653)

3109 Waialae Ave. 735- POKE (7653)

Dine In Only

Personalized Catering From Bentos to Banquets & Picnics to Potlucks!

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

2710 South King St. www.fukuyadeli.com

Purchase one regular entree and receive the second regular entree of equal or lesser value at 50% off

Good from 1PM – 7PM, Mon–Sun Sept, 6th – Sept, 30th Valid only at IHOP Kaneohe, Pearl City & Hilo Not valid with any other specials, promos, coupons, or discounts

Make It An IHOP Day ALA MOANA BLVD. (Waikiki) KUHIO AVE (Waikiki) • PEARL CITY KANEOHE • HILO Ala Moana (Free Parking)

@IHOP_Hawaii

SEPTEMBER 28OCTOBER 2, 2011 Banyan Brauhaus Admission $10 (Authentic German Food & Beverage available for purchase)

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Online at

www.halekoa.com Or call 955-9676

For complete eligibility visit www.halekoa.com Promo code SAokt902

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$19.95 per person Children under 12 eat for free

www.fcsauces.com

Kama‘aina/Military 10% OFF Seniors (55+) 15% OFF

$

9.99

w/ purchase of any entree through September 30, 2011

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

Hong Kong Style Cuisine

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

First NY Style Oyster Bar in Hawaii LUNCH MON - FRI

11am to 2:30pm

Offer shall not be combined with other discount specials.

DINNER MON - SAT

Vegetarian Items Available & Endless Naan

SUNDAY CLOSED

Discovery Bay (next to Buffalo Wild Wings) 1778 Ala Moana Blvd., Ste 213

www.MonsoonIndiaOahu.com

941-5111

5pm to 12am HAPPY HOUR

8:30pm to 11pm FREE PARKING AT BACK OF BUILDING

808.946.1888 903 KEEAUMOKU STREET


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

Hifumi Japanese Restaurant

Kozo Sushi

Chinese Cultural Plaza 536-3035

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

Hinone Mizunone

Sumo Ramen

98-150 Kaonohi St. 486-5100

JAPANESE G Sushi

2746 Kaimuki Avenue 732-1656

Makino Chaya

1345 South King St. 942-4848

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

Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen

Kobe Japanese Steak House

Restaurant Suntory

1841 Ala Moana Blvd. 941-4444

Royal Hawaiian Shpg Cntr 3rd Flr. 922-5511

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

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10% OFF Entire Menu

CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE $ 7 95 FRENCH MACAROON $ 18 00 per dozen

at Le Cacao Bistro

cannot be combined with any other offer

GLUTEN FREE Desserts Available

by Chef JJ

at Le Cacao Bistro

SEPTEMBER SPECIALS Choice of Two : • 2pc Shrimp & 2pc Vegetable Tempura • Chicken Katsu • Chicken Karaage • Chicken, Beef or Pork Teriyaki • Salmon or Ahi Shio, Teriyaki, Plain Butterfish • Sashimi or Unagi (add $2 more to meal price) • Opakapaka will be back soon. Served with Miso Soup, Tsukemono $

12.00 or Green Salad, Tofu, Gyoza, Rice & Tea.

OPEN TUE-SUN LUNCH

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

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

536-3035 $1 OFF Any Bread

Weekday Early Bird Special 20% OFF

starting at $15.50

988-4310 2752 Woodlawn Dr. • Manoa Marketplace

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

MONDAY

Open Daily 11a – 9p for Lunch, Dinner & Afternoon Tea

10 AM - 3 PM |

TUES

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SUN

10 AM - 9 PM

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

3441 Waialae Ave • 626-5368 JJ Bistro - 3447 Waialae Ave • 739-0993 www.lecacaobistro.com

Join us for LUNCH & DINNER | Plenty of FREE Parking

Perfect for for any any Wedding Wedding or or Event Event Perfect 8000 Square Foot Restaurant

Dim starts Sum @ $2 .95

• 32 ft. long stage • 7 private rooms • Sound & projection video system Open 10:30am to 10:00pm Ala Moana Shopping Center

Must present coupon • exp. 9/8/11

“All Natural no added chemicals�

Dine-in or Carry-out Available

Steak, Seafood, Pizza, Pasta & Pastry

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

| $15.95

Uncle’s famous fresh fish, shrimp and calamari steak with a crispy panko breading, served with french fries and coleslaw.

Now Serving... Affordable 3 or 4 Course Meal

purchases over $4 TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY

Big Uncle’s Combo

Mon-Thu 5pm - 6pm only @ Le Cacao Bistro

HAPPY LABOR DAY!

(above Macy’s)

Seafood Restaurant Affordable Elegance

RESER VATIONS (808) 947-8818 jadedynastyhawaii.com TRY CHEF MARTIN YAN & CHEF SUNNY’S SPECIALS D I N I N G O U T | S E P T. 4 - 1 0 , 2 0 1 1 | 2 5


WHERE TO DINE Sushi Company

Tanaka of Tokyo

1111 McCully Street 947-5411

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

Sushi Ichiban 3579 Waialae Ave. 737-8820

Made In Hawaii Foods

99-115 Aiea Heights Drive 488-9727

Fukuya Delicatessen & Catering

940 Auahi St. #140 591-1646

2710 S. King St. 946-2073

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

Richo

1411 Kapiolani Blvd, Suite 1 944-0670

OKAZUYA

Wahoo’s Fish Taco

KOREAN

Sushi San

98-718 Moanalua Rd. 484-0052

El Charro Mexicano Aiea Restaurant

95-050 Farrington Hwy, Waipahu 677-5388

2700 S. King St. 947-2836

2071-A South Beretania St. 947-9022

MEXICAN

Ton Ton Ramen

Sushi King

MOCHI

Yakiniku Million 626 Sheridan St. 596-0799

3008 Waialae Ave. 734-2222

starting SEPTEMBER 11th

Kahala Mall 738-5696 (KOZO)

Moiliili 951-5696

10% OFF

(KOZO)

Purchases $25 or more.

(7AM - 2PM)

Enjoy Delicious Island Food with your…

Coupon must be present. Exp. 9/8/11

PARKING: Turn into driveway between Kokua Market & 4 Kings (byob)

947-1133 1491 King St. #105 (corner of King & Kaheka) Lots of Parking in Back

45 pcs. Nigri 12 pcs. Inari 3 pcs. Makisushi 12 pcs. Hosomaki 18 pcs.

SUNDAY MORNING FOOTBALL

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

UPSCALE AMERICAN BISTRO PLATE LUNCH

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

Keeaumoku by Wal-Mart 946-5696 (KOZO)

Pearlridge 483-6805

One coupon per order. Cannot be combined with other offers. Expires 9/30/11

to

Pearl City by Wal-Mart 455-6805

Tickets on sale now for a weekend of unforgettable events FEATURING 30 LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL WORLD-CLASS CHEFS. Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2011 hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com

STREETS OF ASIA: MORIMOTO AND FRIENDS Presented by Hawaiian Airlines

FROM MAUKA TO MAKAI: HAWAI‘I’S SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Thursday, September 29, 2011 The Waikiki EDITION VIP Reception - Sun Suite: 5 – 6 p.m. Sunrise Pool: 6 – 10 p.m.

Saturday, October 1, 2011 Hilton Hawaiian Village VIP Reception - VIP Terrace: 5 – 6 p.m. Ahupua‘a on the Great Lawn: 6 – 9 p.m. Edward Kwon

Kaleo Adams

Chai Chaowasaree

Susur Lee

Masaharu Morimoto Justin Quek

Guy Rubino

Including Ed Kenney, George Mavrothalassitis, Peter Merriman, Philippe Padovani, Jeffrey Vigilla, and Alan Wong.

Douglas Rodriguez

Dean Fearing

Michael Ginor

Rick Moonen

John Besh

Michael Cimarusti

Celestino Drago

Michel Nischan

Marcel Vigneron

Roy Yamaguchi

TICKETS ON SALE NOW 1ST ANNUAL HALEKULANI MASTER CHEFS SERIES Friday, September 30, 2011 Halekulani

SOLD OUT

Including Vikram Garg, Hubert Keller, Robin Lee, Yoshihiro Murata, Alessandro Stratta, Tetsuya Wakuda, and Nancy Silverton.

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Tickets starting at $200 ($75 tax-deductible). Daytime events are also available online. All food tastings and beverages included. For VIP/Table packages: call 808.738.6254 or e-mail info@hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com. Participants must be 21 years or older and identification will be required upon entry. Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival is a benefit for the Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation and the Culinary Institute of the Pacific.


WHERE TO DINE PACIFIC RIM 3660 on the Rise

Lobster King

Shabu Shabu House

1380 S. King St. 944-8288

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

3660 Waialae Ave. 737-1177

TAIWANESE

Uncle’s Fish Market Waterfront at Pier 38 275-0063

The Ocean House Restaurant

903 Keeaumoku St. 946-1888

Pho Kitchen 2919 Kapiolani Blvd. 735-8488

THAI

SHABU SHABU

Broadway Seafood & Oyster Bar

VIETNAMESE

Jin Din Rou 1491 S. King St. 947-1133

2169 Kalia Rd., Outrigger Reef Hotel 923-2277

SEAFOOD

Souvaly Thai Cuisine 803 Kam Hwy. 455-5888

Bangkok Chef

Hanaki Restaurant

Pho My Lien

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

Manoa Marketplace 2756 Woodlawn Drive 988-1551

98-150 Kaonohi St. 488-4900

a cut

above the rest.

Waialae Only

BYOB

Fresh Broiled Salmon

no corkage fee

with Mediterranean Sauces, Basmati Rice, Pita Bread and Greek Salad. www.thefatgreek.net

New! Salad Bar Included with Entrees

LIVE Music • Private Parties • Fundraisers

Waialae - 734-0404

Waikiki - 941-3444

Ala Moana - 949-2120

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

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

Ala Moana Food Court Mall Hours

Free Validated parking at Waikiki Marina

LABOR DAY WEEKEND SPECIAL Buy One Large Pizza Get 2nd 50% OFF Coupon required. Offer may not be combined with other coupons or discounts.

RESTAURANT

& 19TH PUKA

98-761 Oihana Place, Aiea • 486-3500 www.igesrestaurant.com

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

Limited 2 per coupon. Offer valid Sept. 2 - 5, 2011

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

WARD CENTRE

wagyu new york strip, 14 ounces

www.zpizza.com

SEKIYA’S RESTAURANT & DELICATESSEN

KAILUA

(Auahi Streetfront)

(Next to Boots & Kimo’s)

1200 Ala Moana

151 Hekili Street

596-0066

230-8400

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

Serving Hawaii for 75 Years!

2746 Kaimuki Ave

732-1656

www.SekiyasRestaurant.com

n no Ope r Day o Lab

ACROSS KAIMUKI H.S. Limited Time Only, Sept 6-30, 2011

All-You-Can-Eat

CHICKEN

A fine steak. A fine experience.

9.99

$

RESTAURANT

SUNTORY

Mon-Fri, 11am-2pm

Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 3rd Floor

“Cuisine of the Philippines” 801 Dillingham (next to Costco)

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

922-5511 Since 1945

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

( 6297 ) 951-MAXS www.maxsofmanila.com

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tableside@ Sushi King

Right: Server Roy Tanaka with the Sushi Deluxe ($22.95) Inset: Sushi Deluxe features a variety of fresh handmade sushi.

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ate-night crowds and sushi fanatics venture to Sushi King on a daily basis to satisfy their hunger with amazing late-night options and genuine Japanese favorites. Top picks among customers include Sushi King Special Curry Rice, a variety of tempura, sushi and combination meals, among others. Sushi King is located at 2700 S. King St. and is open daily for lunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., and open for dinner WednesdayMonday 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m., and Tuesdays, 5:30-10 p.m. Call 951.1186.

1 | Pat Masters and Martha Woodbury 2 | Jesse and Kristy Kanda, and BJ and Dori Sparlin 3 | Elizabeth and Lee Humes 4 | Tyler and Michelle Dickinson 5 | Reese and Reagan Matsunaga, Alyssa Asato and Kurt Kobayashi 6 | Lisha Collier and Destinee Khamkhay

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Hawaii DiningOut Sep 4, 2011