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I count more than 5 pieces of Sashimi in the picture. I hope it's more like 7-8 pcs for $16.95. 

1 week, 2 days ago on Something new: Ginza Sushi

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Apple Fritter $2.00 and worth it....

1 week, 3 days ago on Hidden gem: Mr. Donut’s & Bakery

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Nice pic of Orchid's Ahi Crudo

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Localicious Hawaii 2015: Restaurants and menus

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I was about to order a Martini then I read further...lol

1 month, 4 weeks ago on The Bar Method arrives in Honolulu

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Great Suggestions....

2 months ago on The love series: Best first date spots — she says

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Looks good....

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Our Top 5: Super Bowl snacks

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Looks Yummy....

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Something new: Off The Wall Craft

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@edmorita : Well?

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Course Correction 4: The next step

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@Chuggy_Bear @Melissa808 : take me with you....we can order more with more ppl...I love that place..hidden in a small mall.....

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Where real Thais eat Thai food

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@Melissa808 @Chuggy_Bear : there should be a 5 mile radius max....lol

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Where real Thais eat Thai food

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I miss Nanz at Taste. 

Rajanee is very good but all the way out to Mililani or we would eat there a lot.

Our experiences at Thai Issan haven't been good. 

Sala Thai is a big favorite with most of our Thai Friends but not open for lunch except on special occasions. Was there yesterday with 23 ppl.

Yaya Thai (lunch truck) is pretty good. Located near downtown on Millani St. 

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Where real Thais eat Thai food

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Liliha Bakery's LM isn't bad either. Nice list...

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Our Top 5: Loco moco

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So where ya going Chef? 

4 months, 1 week ago on Course Correction 4: The next step

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Nice pictures and great advice on which pizza to order based on your preferences. We liked it...

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Something new: Doughlicious

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Nice List!  Speaking of XLB Dumplings I realize we don't have Din Tai Fung (Taipei) here in Honolulu but while Ming's is good I like Fook Lam better or Dew Drop or Tai Pan.

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Fresh Bytes: EAT THIS

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Great List!

5 months ago on Chuggy’s picks: Restaurant Week 2014

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Looks great! 


5 months, 3 weeks ago on Something new: Ahi Assassins

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@Melissa808 : I like Grondin but their corkage keeps me away..too many other choices. 

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Our Top 5: Sandwiches in Chinatown

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Outstanding list....

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Our Top 5: Sandwiches in Chinatown

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We've always been a big fan of Mavro's Degestation Menu which this appears to be. Everything looks amazing..

6 months ago on Chef Mavro’s fall menu

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This is it....

6 months ago on Best dinner of my life at Vintage Cave

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@OlenaHeu @russkar It takes me about 4 hrs to make O & P , 2 secs to dump on a half oz of Osetra.


6 months ago on Best dinner of my life at Vintage Cave

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One of my foodie friends went to Heavenly last weekend and loved it..

6 months ago on New eats: Heavenly

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Now if we can just get the Chef to make some of my FL faves like Oysters and Pearls, Whole Roasted Foie Gras, etc..

6 months ago on Best dinner of my life at Vintage Cave

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Just had lunch there. So far it's really good...

6 months, 1 week ago on Fresh Bytes: Livestock Tavern

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Very nice! 

6 months, 1 week ago on Where real Vietnamese eat Vietnamese food

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@Chuggy_Bear @russkar @Melissa808 : tell her to stop by the Wine Room and say hi if she goes there..

7 months, 4 weeks ago on Hidden gem: Il Buco

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@Melissa808 Speaking of favorites. Going to Le Bistro tonight , one of our all time favorites overall...

7 months, 4 weeks ago on Hidden gem: Il Buco

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@Melissa808 @russkar : it was like Onodera but for $85- not $165- plus, plus.  Isn't it sad how some of the finest establishments don't get support and eventually disappear..I believe the Gaan Chef when back to Japan.

7 months, 4 weeks ago on Hidden gem: Il Buco

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We sure miss Gann (sushi) which used to be in the same location.  It was fabu. 


We were going to go to Il Buco recently but their "no outside wine allowed policy" killed that idea...not even with a corkage charge?



7 months, 4 weeks ago on Hidden gem: Il Buco

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Looks great! Very convenient having Hiroshi across the street from my building...

8 months, 2 weeks ago on Kaiseki at Hiroshi Eurasian Tapas

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We tried Simply Ono yesterday. We decided on the Roast Turkey Plate $9-. It was fantastic and the best thing I've eaten in the building so far. Can't wait to return. 

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Something new: Pies and plate lunches at Cafe Waiola

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OF course the Pizza list was compiled late last year before Agustino's became the rage.

In our opinion Agustino's is the new #1 in Honolulu....

10 months, 3 weeks ago on Our Top 5: Pizza

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I think the Byob is over....at Torae Torae

11 months ago on New eats: Izakaya Torae Torae

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Myong, you couldn't be more on point. For some reason average to mediocre NEW Breakfast , Sushi and Chain Restaurants have been getting a load of undeserved buzz. 

Then when we finally try these places after all the glowing reviews and guess what ? The Emperor has no clothes...

I've made a point of not reviewing several of the new restaurants because if I don't have anything nice to say then why bother...lol

11 months ago on Fed up with foodies!

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 @Grant Shindo  @russkar : I have at Da Pokeman next to Lahaina Chicken in Wahiawa 

1 year, 9 months ago on Our Top 5: Poke

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Nice Blog and a lot of fine choices but none of these places feature #1 Sashimi Grade Ahi, but rather #2 or below. 

The only places that use the highest level of fish are Kyung's, Keeaumoku Seafood and Ono's on Kapahulu. 

1 year, 9 months ago on Our Top 5: Poke

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Nice Review, we had a great time..

1 year, 10 months ago on Late night at The Whole Ox

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 @Grant Shindo  @russkar : Yes we will..

1 year, 10 months ago on Eat this: New lineup at Taste

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Great Line up....

1 year, 10 months ago on Eat this: New lineup at Taste

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 @Melissa808  @MyongChoi : I've been to Both..agreed.

1 year, 11 months ago on New(ish) eats: Underdogs Sports Bar & Grill

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 @MyongChoi : Do you like it better than Home Bar? Our experience was mixed.

R U coming to Kitchen thur 11:30?

1 year, 11 months ago on New(ish) eats: Underdogs Sports Bar & Grill

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 @nonstopmari : Not to worry we'll join you next time. Leaving for Kailua ..

2 years, 7 months ago on Anybody up for Israeli BYOB? How about noodles and tonkatsu?

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Mari , two spaces please for tonight. Mahalo, Russ

2 years, 7 months ago on Anybody up for Israeli BYOB? How about noodles and tonkatsu?

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Nice looking Drink (Guy Tai) but it has nothing to do with a REAL Mai Tai. 

There is only Fresh Lime Juice used in the Trader Vic's & Don the Beachcomber recipes from 1940's.

If you want to experience a SCRATCH Mai Tai you can order them at Royal Hawaiian Mai Tai Bar or Halekulani. They're Strong but Damn Good!

2 years, 9 months ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Chart House

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www.epicurious.com/recipes/member/views/NONA-ELVIRAS-LASAGNA-VERDE-50003658

Speaking of Chicken Livers? They are the secret ingredient in my favorite Lasagna. Recipe above.

2 years, 10 months ago on New eats: La Cucina

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Hi Mari, 

Do you have space for 2 more?

2 years, 10 months ago on Mangiamo! Nonstop dinner next Tuesday

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Of course most Fugu is Farm-raised in Japan nowadays exclusive of the toxins and can be rather bland. 

The last time we had "wild" fugu was at Urasawa in Beverly Hills about 10 yrs ago. 

He quit getting it because customs kept seizing it. 

His preparations consisted of Sashimi which made your tongue and fingers tingle and was very flavorful unlike the recent Japan experience. 

Fried and last but not least Fugu Sperm Sack Risotto which was really good but unusual just the same. 

Followed by O-Toro with Gold Flake and Beluga Caviar on top. 

2 years, 11 months ago on Aloha Fukuoka! Fugu lunch at Yanagibashi Market

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 @Melissa808 : not yet but i do have my own Stems at their sister restaurant Ruth Chris (rr). Just held a Yelp Uye there last week, 24 ppl which packed the Bar.

3 years, 1 month ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Romano’s Macaroni Grill

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Chef Mike is fantastic and doing great things with the menu. We went to MG recently and the food was better than ever. 

3 years, 1 month ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Romano’s Macaroni Grill

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