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12 02, 2020

First Look: Kapispa Kapi‘olani Spaghetti House, a New Japanese Restaurant

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Shared from Honolulu Magazine ANGELO PIETRO MEETS THE OLIVE GARDEN—JAPANESE-ITALIAN CUISINE WITH AN UNLIMITED SALAD BAR. Kapispa, short for Kapi‘olani Spaghetti House, is not an Italian restaurant. Our server told us that the pasta dishes are not like Italian spaghetti at all—rather, the chef, Keigo Yoshimoto, applies a similar technique used by sushi chefs: He

3 02, 2020

Jon Matsubara Serves “Refined Grinds” at One of Honolulu’s Hottest New Restaurants

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Shared from Honolulu Magazine FOR ROUGHLY A DECADE, CHEF JON MATSUBARA OPENED OTHER PEOPLE’S RESTAURANTS WHILE TRYING UNSUCCESSFULLY TO OPEN HIS OWN. NOW, MATSUBARA IS IN THE KITCHEN OF ONE OF THE MOST BUZZABLE NEW EATERIES IN TOWN—AND IT’S FINALLY HIS. At the corner of Lowrey Avenue and East Mānoa Road, in the gathering gloam

21 01, 2020

First Look: Chopchop Rotisserie, a New Restaurant in Waikīkī by 12th Ave Grill’s Kevin Hanney

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Shared from Honolulu Magazine THE FOCUS IS MORE ON THE “CHOPCHOP” THAN THE ROTISSERIE. Tucked into the ‘Ewa side of Waikīkī is Hobron Lane, a neighborhood within a neighborhood. It’s a quiet enclave with almost everything one could want nearby: a post office, a convenience store (Food Pantry), brewery (Waikīkī Brewing Co.), dessert shop

2 01, 2020

Korean Restaurant Serves Succulent Signature Dishes

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Shared from Star Advertiser Serving genuine Korean cuisine in the heart of bustling Waikiki, Seoul Jung inside Waikiki Resort Hotel on Koa Avenue has everything it takes to satisfy customers’ cravings. The elegant, spacious second floor restaurant featuring beautiful wooden tables provides customers with an array of healthy entrée choices partnered with vegetable side

19 12, 2019

First Look: Mad Bene, a New Italian-American Restaurant in Kapolei

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Shared from Honolulu Magazine BAO TRAN, FORMERLY OF MAJOR FOOD GROUP IN NEW YORK, HELMS THE STYLISH AND SPACIOUS EATERY. Mad Bene, like many New Yorkers and Italians, has strong opinions. Among them: New Jersey tomatoes are better than San Marzanos from Italy, and Sicilian olive oil is the best, which is why it’s

16 12, 2019

Foodland Opens a New Eatery for Poke Lovers on Oahu

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Shared from Hawaii Magazine Redfish Poke Bar by Foodland will feature freshly made Hawaii-style poke, locally inspired dishes and local beers in Kakaako. The color red can symbolize love and passion. But it’s also the color of high-quality ahi (yellowfin tuna), which, let’s face it, poke lovers are passionate about. So Redfish Poke Bar by Foodland is the

17 10, 2019

Halekulani Opens a New Bakery That’s Just as Fab as the Hotel

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Shared from Hawaii Magazine Get French-inspired pastries, artisan breads and more at Oahu's newest bakery, slated to open in late October. For over a year, the Waikiki Parc Hotel has been closed for a $60 million renovation. When it reopens on Oct. 25, it will have a new name—Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani—and something else