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Monday, March 19, 2012

Restaurants just opened / opening soon

Restaurants just opened / opening soon

Courtesy of Kimukatsu

Restaurants just opened or opening soon (expect a closer look on Biting Commentary in upcoming weeks):

Just opened

Kimukatsu, a Japanese restaurant chain specializing in katsu with 25 layers of thinly sliced pork.
Inside the Aston Waikiki Joy Hotel, 320 Lewers St., 922-1129,

Adega, a Portuguese and Brazilian restaurant, opened about a month ago, but a full food menu started only recently. It includes a lunch buffet for $12.99 and Portuguese dishes like bacalhua, or codfish.
1138 Smith St., 312-2212,

Opening soon

The Whole Ox, a deli by Bob McGee formerly of Apartment3 and 12th Ave Grill, opens March 28.
 327 Keawe St., 457-0997,

Real A Gastropub, billed as a high-end craft beer bar and restaurant will take the place of Tropics Cafe Bar and Lounge space in Ward Warehouse. Troy Terorotua, formerly beer specialist of Whole Foods Kahala, will take over the kitchen. The menu hasn't been finalized yet, but expect beer-friendly food (such as a duck confit corn dog) and beer as a featured ingredient in food (think oatmeal stout brined Cornish hen). The target opening is May.
1020 Auahi St.,

Cactus Bistro, a Latin American bistro by John Memering, formerly chef of Kalapawai Cafe, originally slated to open late 2011, is on track to open at the end of March/April. Cuisines represented include Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Central and South American.
767 Kailua Rd.,

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From five-star restaurants to hidden holes-in-the-wall, Biting Commentary will let you know what’s hot and what’s not. Find out the latest restaurant news—who’s opening, who’s closing, which chef is moving on, where the great special dinners are. Discover the best menu items, fabulous wines, stunning cocktails, hand-crafted beers. Be the first to hear about upcoming food events and festivals.

Food editor Martha Cheng graduated from Wellesley College with degrees in Computer Science and English. She's a former line cook, food truck owner, Peace Corps volunteer and Google techie. Follow her on Twitter @marthacheng.


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