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The Top 18 Biting Commentary Dining Articles of 2018: Readers’ Choice

Openings, closings, mini bakers, a North Shore shrimp truck showdown and quite a few dim sum spots: Here are your most-read Biting Commentary blogs of 2018.


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1. 7 New Honolulu Happy Hours You Need To Try Now

September 2017 

Roy's

 

Take your pau hana to the next level at one of these seven restaurants.

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2. Who Needs In-N-Out When We Have Chubbies?

June 2018

Chubbies

 

Chubbies Burgers serves simple, quality old-school burgers and fries near the old Sports Authority.

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3. Two More Beloved Restaurants—Wailana Coffee House and Mocha Java—Close For Good

September 2018 

wailana

 

No more all-you-can-eat pancakes at 2 a.m. in Waikīkī or casual cofficing at Ward anymore.

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4. Honolulu Bakers Launch Campaign To Save Agnes’ Malassadas

February 2018 

Malassadas

 

Kawehi Haug and Kim Potter of Let Them Eat Cupcakes are crowdfunding to bring back the beloved Kailua bakery.

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5. What’s New, What’s Closed and What’s Moving in Honolulu

June 2018 

Sweet Creams

 

Sweet Creams expands, Saint-Germain says aloha and Sunny Side rebrands.

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6. First Look: Panda Dimsum in Kalihi

March 2018 

Dim sum

 

Frogs, hedgehogs and bees, oh my! This spot dishes up cute, Instagrammable dumplings.

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7. Kailua’s Taylor Inouye Makes the Finale in “Kids Baking Championship”

September 2018 

Taylor

 

Mini guava bundt cakes and banana sugar cookies took this eighth grader to the final show.

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8. The Secret Japanese Restaurant You Can’t Go To

January 2018 

Sashimi

 

You need to be invited to dine at Toridokoro Matsumoto, a hidden restaurant that specializes in yakitori.

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9. First Look: Goen Dining + Bar in Kailua

November 2018 

Exterior

 

Chef Roy Yamaguchi launches new concept restaurant with casual, stylish Pan-Asian food, comforting noodle dishes and creative cocktails.

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10. First Look: The Brilliant Ox at Ala Moana Center

February 2018 

Short Ribs

 

This new gastropub mixes pub fare with local flavors. And no, there’s no ox on the menu.

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11. These New Poi Packs Make It Easier to Fuel Up on Poi

May 2018

Poi Packs

 

A local athlete and mom creates a poi package for on-the-go eating.

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12. Nalo Farms Needs Your Help

April 2018 

Nalo farms

 

The Waimānalo farm, which suffered serious crop damage after this weekend’s storm, started a GoFundMe campaign to stay in business.

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13. First Look: Pac-Store Hawai‘i, a Pac-Man-Themed Restaurant at Bread & Butter

March 2018

 

This Pac-Man pop-up restaurant will transport you back in time to the 1980s. 

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14. First Look: Yum Cha Hawai‘i

March 2018

Yum cha

 

Enjoy authentic dim sum outside Chinatown at Yum Cha on Kapi‘olani Boulevard.

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15. Best Kahuku Shrimp Truck: Giovanni’s, Romy’s, Fumi’s?

January 2014

Shrimp

 

Which of the Kahuku shrimp trucks is the best?

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16. Rainbow Drive-In Brings Its Loco Moco and Chili to Kalihi

January 2018

Saimin

 

The iconic Kapahulu drive-in opens its first of four franchise locations this month.

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17. Two Former Senia Cooks Open New Chinese-Inspired Restaurant in Kaimukī

May 2018 

Adobo fried chicken

 

Three words: adobo fried chicken.

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18. Two New Restaurants by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto Opening in Waikīkī Soon

January 2018

Morimoto

 

Morimoto Asia Waikīkī opened in February, with Momosan Waikīkī.

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And one more for the road 

How to Eat Xiao Long Bao and Other Tips for Enjoying Soup Dumplings in Honolulu

September 2018

 

It’s loved by many but a daunting task for dumpling freshmen. 

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