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December 2013: Table of Contents


Newsstand version: Bigeye ahi sashimi with wasabi salsa and spicy ponzu at Nobu Waikiki.
Subscriber version: ahi sashimi platter from Nico's Pier 38.

Photo: Steve Czerniak




Barack is Back!

After five consecutive Hawaii vacations, President Barack Obama is expected to travel back to Oahu with his family this month once again. Even on vacation, he’s a man of routine, but many kamaaina still look forward to his winter visits—minus the traffic. Here’s what to expect.

The Everything Guide to Ahi  

Hawaii’s most beloved fish: a guide to finding the best, and stories from the people who catch and serve it.

From Souvenirs to Saks

The rise, fall and rebirth of the International Market Place.

The Best Lawyers in Hawaii  

HONOLULU Magazine worked with the research firm of Woodward/White, publishers of The Best Lawyers in America, to bring our readers the list of the best lawyers in Hawaii.


Getting Santa ready
Reasons to get out and go in December
The Return of Hawaii’s Favorite Reggae Band
Q&A: Pamela Taylor-Tongg
Inouye Namesakes
Field Notes: iTrampoline


Our Holiday Style Guide features blingy jewelry, party fashions, stocking stuffers and more.

From Our Files

HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888.


Welcome to the Issue

On Hawaii’s favorite fish.

For the Love

Scenes from the special session on Marriage Equiality.


Our readers respond.

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Colin Nishida, Beloved Chef and Restaurateur, Leaves a Culinary Legacy

Colin Nishida

An entire community remembers the owner of Side Street Inn.


Closing of Popular Lanikai Pillbox Hike Delayed Until Further Notice

Lanikai Pillbox Hike

The state asks for public input as it works to repair the old concrete observation stations on the trail, commonly known as “pillboxes.”


First Look: Panda Dimsum in Kalihi

Panda Dim Sum

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


Kaimukī Gets da Shop, a New Kind of Bookstore and Event Space

Da Shop

It takes guts to open a brick-and-mortar bookstore in the days of instant online gratification, but in da Shop, local publisher Bess Press has found a way to allow fickle/loyal readers to have their cake and eat it, too.


20 Great O‘ahu Hikes

Explore 20 great adventures that offer beautiful vistas, waterfalls and more.



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