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11 11, 2018

New Restaurants at Salt at our Kakaako Include Taco Spot, Seafood Eatery

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Story shared from Pacific Business News Taco’ako, located in the former Bevy Market space, opened in October.  |  COURTESY YELP VIA EMI H. Taco’ako and Fish Honolulu opened recently at Salt at our Kakaako, bringing the total number of eateries at the complex to 21. Taco’ako, located in the former Bevy Market space, opened in

26 10, 2018

Public Welcome at Pier Nine by Sam Choy at Aloha Tower

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A familiar face is behind a new eatery at Aloha Tower Marketplace. HONOLULU (KHON2) Pier Nine by Sam Choy is Hawaii Pacific University's student dining facility, but it's also open to the public. The 142-seat restaurant is modeled after an open marketplace, and features a buffet with menu items that change daily. "It's a real interesting

7 10, 2018

New Restaurant, Clothing Store Opening at Anaha in Kakaako

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The Howard Hughes Corp.'s Anaha mixed-use condominium in Ward Village in Honolulu. COURTESY THE HOWARD HUGHES CORP. A new family-owned restaurant specializing in Mediterranean and Turkish dishes will join Merriman’s Honolulu as a restaurant tenant in Anaha, a mixed-use condominium tower in Kakaako. The restaurant, called Istanbul, is expected to open in 2019. It got

28 09, 2018

Hawaii’s Crack Seed Shops May Be The Losers In Trump Trade Dispute

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The iconic fruit snacks that have been enjoyed for generations were already getting hard to find. The U.S. tariff dispute with China could make it harder. Kon Ping Young doesn’t know yet if a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods could impact his imported fruits. Kon Ping Young doesn’t get much down

14 09, 2018

Roy Yamaguchi Shoots for November Opening of New Kailua Concept 

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The Lau Hala shops building, formally the old Liberty House department store, Monday, May 14, 2018, in Kailua, Hawaii.   |   Eugene Tanner Renowned Hawaii Chef Roy Yamaguchi is expecting to open his newest restaurant concept in mid-November at Alexander & Baldwin's Lau Hala Shops in Kailua. The 3,500-square-foot space, called Goen Dining + Bar, is

31 08, 2018

Another Landmark Oahu Restaurant Prepares to Close Its Doors for Good

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WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - At the end of September, Wailana Coffee House in Waikiki will say aloha to round-the-clock breakfast and ono grinds. On Sunday, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported the iconic restaurant would close their doors. The news was later confirmed with a call to reservation staff. The reason behind the closure wasn't immediately known pending an official statement from

17 08, 2018

Goma Tei Serving Fresh Noodles, With New Flavors Coming Soon

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The specialty noodles including truffle, shrimp, and porcini mushrooms debut in September. Image Courtesy of Catherine Toth Fox via Pacific Business News Very few noodle shops in Honolulu still make their own noodles, opting for the convenience of premade batches from local purveyors. But Goma Tei Ramen is bucking that trend. Since July, Goma Tei has

17 08, 2018

Start Date Looms for DOH’s New Restaurant Requirements

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The DOH's new rule requires that at least one employee present at every food establishment has a formal food handlers training level certification. Image Courtesy of Gilaxia via Pacific Business News Starting Sept. 1, a mandate announced last year by the Department of Health will go into effect. The new rule requires that at least one