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Maru Sushi presents preview of omakase meals to come

October 7th, 2016

This will be my last restaurant blog post on this site. Aloha and thank you for your support over the past seven years, keeping up through several URL changes. My weekly restaurant review column will continue to appear in Wednesday’s Crave section in the Star-Advertiser. There’s no shortage of great sushi in Hawaii, and theREAD MORE

BLT Steak's new Sunset menu

October 7th, 2016

With former BLT Steak chef Johann Svensson’s move up the street to BLT Market, BLT Steak’s new chef de cuisine Guillaume Thivet is introducing himself with a new Sunset Menu, available from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. daily at the restaurant in the Trump International Hotel Waikiki, at 1223 Saratoga Road. Here’s a look at someREAD MORE

BLT Market launches pau hana

October 6th, 2016

BLT Market has launched a pau hana menu for those days when hunger kicks in before dinner or you just don’t want to go home. Chef Johann Svensson’s menu offers an introduction the the restaurant’s full farm-to-table menus that offer the surprise of fresh ingredients available on a particular day. The restaurant is in theREAD MORE

Top of Waikiki marks 50th year

October 6th, 2016

Perhaps coinciding with the Space Age that began in fall of 1957 with the Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik I, the fascination with technology and the open skies led to the development of spaceship-shaped revolving restaurants in the sky. The first revolving restaurant opened in 1961 atop Egypt’s Cairo Tower, the same year Seattle architectREAD MORE

First course: Sushi Sho shines

October 4th, 2016

Blame it on “Jiro Dreams of Sushi.” The film captured the imagination of sushi afficionados everywhere, setting off many a dream about what the ultimate omakase might be like. It might look a lot like that at Sushi Sho, where chef/owner Keiji Nakazawa holds court before 10 diners each evening, presenting course upon course ofREAD MORE

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