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Birthday Dinner for 8 people in Honolulu/Waikiki

Well that would be true! Since I don't like their food I'd have to have a liquid dinner! BTW, the Boston's in Kaneohe has a new owns and not part of the original group. Fabulous pizzas and some specialty pies as well we had a beautiful one last night!

2 days ago
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Birthday Dinner for 8 people in Honolulu/Waikiki

I am not so sure you could do the !00/pp at Michel's or Hoku's. Remember too Hoku's you have to wear long pants which might not be an issue. I would agree with you on 12th Ave. or even Tiki's.

Jul 16, 2014
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Itinerary Review (Kauai, Oaho, Big Island)

Yep, that would be at Prima!

Jun 30, 2014
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Itinerary Review (Kauai, Oaho, Big Island)

Roy owns all of the Hawaii locations. The mainland are franchised through another corporation. This I know from the horse's mouth as it were.

Jun 27, 2014
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Oahu with a big group

What a nice amount of time! What are your eating plans so far?

Jun 22, 2014
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Culver's in Wrigleyville

I have enjoyed a "butter" burger from time to time when I come back to visit, their fries were good too. Each time I visited a Culver's the people were super nice and friendly that worked there and it was always clean.

Jun 17, 2014
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53 BY THE SEA

Gee, I've been waiting myself to hear from others. What I have heard is that lunch is a much better deal. Hopefully others will tell us their experiences!

Jun 16, 2014
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Roy's locations

No Beach Chick, it is in Waikoloa at the King's Shops center. I just had an impromptu afternoon in Waikiki spur of the moment as it turned out. Had a martini, ribs, a burger and a great Rose', both Diva and Lou were there so it was a great afternoon! I really like the burger when at the bar.

Jun 11, 2014
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Roy's locations

My favorite is Waikiki, the staff is magnificent, the food is truly wonderful. I have been to the one on the Big Island many times however and like it as well.

Jun 10, 2014
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Oahu for business-Need help

I would suggest Vino in Waterfront Row. You would not be disappointed.

May 07, 2014
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Maui Here's our homemade guide to places we like

When we had lunch at Halekulani he was about to undergo a major remodel at his home, really major. Perhaps he's just enjoying all AZ has to offer during the construction.

Apr 09, 2014
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Maui Here's our homemade guide to places we like

You've put out a great list! I am fan of almost all of them. Some I haven't been to yet! The fish market is a great suggestion, we have had wonderful things from there. I didn't find Honu that expensive, just my opinion. We were lucky, the kitchen sent out an Ahi pizza for us which was just killer. I really enjoy a nice lunch at Sea House, so relaxing and the staff is so friendly. Thanks for the list! Were you just there?

Apr 07, 2014
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HWAK 3/23/14

Yes, the mai tai's were fabulous, the potato chips always wonderful. And we also had the poke with taro chips and the pipikaula quesadillas, delicious as well! We had a great table along the water side away from other people. Perfect night!

Mar 24, 2014
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Purple Pig

That's a valid point. We were there one time and there was a baby in a stroller and it was extremely crowded and the servers/runners had a very difficult time. One of your other alternative ideas would probably be better. Even other patrons had difficulty maneuvering around the stroller. And yes, it is really noisy in there no one would probably realize the baby was there!

Mar 17, 2014
manomin in Chicago Area

Unique/Fun Western Suburbs

Wow! That's a great recommendation Nxtasy about Lemon Tree. I'll be in Naperville again for my annual visit in May and staying in a hotel for 2 weeks. This market will be perfect since the hotel has a kitchen! Looking forward to eating and shopping there. Waterleaf is at my alma mater although things sure have changed since I went there in 1974! I am going to finally get there to dine this trip. Thanks for those great suggestions for the OP. Much aloha!

Mar 10, 2014
manomin in Chicago Area

Hawaiian pizza in Hawaii/kauai

Brick Oven. We now have one in Kaneohe I've yet to try it. The owner's of the Boston's in Kaneohe have really stepped up the quality, atmosphere and service. We had the most amazing pizza from there a week ago. They have some new great offerings as well. Don't know if they have this pineapple/ham concoction.

Mar 08, 2014
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Hawaiian pizza in Hawaii/kauai

Try Pizza hut if you're so inclined to have this…….I personally wouldn't be but I have to imagine they or Papa John's makes this.

Mar 04, 2014
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CSA's on Oahu?

I think we talked about this but I do Kula Fields direct to my door from Maui. They offer 3 size boxes weekly, every two weeks and customize to your tastes. Been doing this for about two years and love the convenience and flexibility. Call or email me with question. Unrelated but Lewer's Lounge was lovely tonight with Robert Cazimero's Jazz show, just awesome.

Feb 23, 2014
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El ideas chef "gift"?

You're welcome! So far I've made treats for dogs, cats, birds and rabbits! Chefs are always just so amazed and appreciative that someone thinks of their pets who often have quality time in smaller doses or see mostly other family members than the chef themselves. I've also made wine cork wreaths for restaurants which they like either for the restaurant itself or their offices. Once I did a painting of a signature hole at a country club that I know a certain chef is a member of for his 50th birthday.

Feb 14, 2014
manomin in Chicago Area
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El ideas chef "gift"?

That is very true. Restaurants/chefs always appreciate a note of thanks the old fashioned way. I do this most of the time and I hear back that they read the note to staff and it is always nice if you remember certain names that made an impression upon you. For favorite restaurants that we go to frequently I find out what type of pets they have and if there are any food allergies and either make them treats or send on a toy for their pet at Christmastime.

Feb 14, 2014
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Honolulu Trip in March staying at RH - help me fill in trip intinerary

Well if I go (it's a thing from church) I'll let you know. The MIL is here then so we may not be able to make the early tour……………I just think back to what a wasteland it was for dining here back from when I moved here in 1985 and I did find his place a beacon of light, plus we could walk there from that apartment we lived in Makiki……I think the whole of it would fit in the dining room you hung out in at my house during the Christmas party!

Feb 12, 2014
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Honolulu Trip in March staying at RH - help me fill in trip intinerary

I was just reading about a new restaurant there called "Schooner's" which from their website looks pretty nice. Right on the water, nice setting. The chef is Phillip Paolo which if anyone remembers, he had a restaurant of his name about 27 years ago or so on Beretania. Amazing food there. I am going to PH on the 26th and thinking of having my lunch there. I'll let everyone know if I do.

Feb 12, 2014
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Honolulu Trip in March staying at RH - help me fill in trip intinerary

What? 'Fraid?! Someone once told me I'm somewhat "direct"……………Even in Chicago at really fancy places we just go as we are/would be here and just march right in, get the best service and have a wonderful time. All my Chicago friends say "you can't go to that (food) event you don't have the right clothes." Au Contraire, we just go and end up meeting everyone, hang out and are always glad we went. I am thinking of the jazz show with the MIL……...

Feb 12, 2014
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Honolulu Trip in March staying at RH - help me fill in trip intinerary

No definitely not shorts/slippers. They have a jazz show featuring Robert Cazimero that looks like a nice night. Somehow we get let in all over! Not sure why!

Feb 12, 2014
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Kona coffee variability

I work almost next to Morning Brew in Kailua and they have a huge following. They have great coffee but I'm not so thrilled about their food, it's a lot of things they just make "semi-homemade" from Costco. They have indoor and outdoor seating and also serve beer and wine.

Feb 11, 2014
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Honolulu Trip in March staying at RH - help me fill in trip intinerary

Scott always has a nice aloha shirt or some silk shirt on, untucked with nice denim pants, last time I wore velvet leggings, a leopard print shirt and sandals. Mostly how we dress sometimes I might have a dress on. Never a problem in fact everyone is super nice to us!

Feb 11, 2014
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Honolulu Trip in March staying at RH - help me fill in trip intinerary

Here is the dress code for Lewer's Lounge.

Lewers Lounge is open nightly from 7:30 pm to 1:00 am. Enjoy llve entertainment 8:30 pm to midnight, Sunday through Thursday and 8:30 pm to 12:30 am, Friday & Saturday.
Attire: Evening attire for the ladies. No t-shirts, shorts or beachwear. Dress shirt, slacks and covered shoes for gentlemen.

I was just there and really had a nice time. Although I do not like the exploitively spicy nuts they serve.

There is a new place in Kailua that a lot of people like for shave ice. Kailua General Store on Hamakua sort of near the Safeway on the side of the wetland preserve.

I have had a lot of great meals at Soul de Cuba which is right across from the Hawaii Theatre.

Feb 11, 2014
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Oahu / Honolulu - Good Liquor Store

Well they always have a great price on Tito's and ABC.

Jan 24, 2014
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Oahu / Honolulu - Good Liquor Store

The Wine Stop on King St. has a good high end selection of what you are looking for also cheeses and other things like that. Really friendly wonderful people there, very knowledgeable. Try them.

Jan 24, 2014
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natsunoya teahouse for sushi?

Gee, I am taking this back to the original question! I was at a function at Natsunoya recently. The food for the event was quite good, very good in fact. We walked down into the sushi bar just to check it out for future reference and everything looked really good and it was full. I think I'm going in February when the MIL comes……Hopefully it will be noisy :-)

Jan 20, 2014
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