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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

5 08, 2018

Aloha Poké Restaurant Chain Stirs Up Brouhaha in Hawaii

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Aloha Poké has stirred up a hornet's nest of controversy. IMAGE COURTESY ALOHA POKÉ A Chicago poke restaurant chain has stirred up a hornet's nest of controversy in Hawaii. Chicago-based Aloha Poké Co., which has locations in six mainland states, ran into trouble for allegedly trying to enforce trademark protection on its name, including reportedly

30 07, 2018

Safeway Opening New Store in Former Hawaii Sports Authority Space

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A Safeway store in Honolulu is seen in this file photo. Safeway plans to open a 50,000-square-foot store next year in a former Sports Authority space in Waikele Center, landlord American Assets Trust Inc. said. Image: Eugene Tanner via Pacific Business News Safeway plans to open a 50,000-square-foot store next year in a former Sports

15 07, 2018

Chick-fil-A Poised To Open First Hawaii Restaurant

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(Photo: Chick-fil-A) Chick-fil-A has eyes on expansion to its 48th state after announcing plans to open its first restaurant in Hawaii. The Atlanta-based chicken chain said plans for the Aloha State's first restaurant are aimed at the island of Oahu and, like all Chick-fil-A restaurants, will be owned and operated by a local resident. The

8 07, 2018

How These Hawaii Restaurants Stay Open

Categories: Industry News, Hawaii, Foodservice|

Left to right: Martin Knaubert, Director of Food and Beverage, Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina; Tomas Kloosterboer, Co-Owner, Nalu Health Bar; Troy Terorotua, Owner, Real a Gastropub; Rob Mora, Marketing Manager, Herringbone Waikiki & Yauatcha Waikiki EUGENE TANNER PBN Whether it’s a small business or a large corporation, restaurants are experiencing the same