January 2014: Table of Contents


Alan Wong and Roy Yamaguchi, the winningest chefs of the Hale Aina Awards.

PHoto: Adam Jung



The Worst Neighbor on the Block

Eccentric billionaire Genshiro Kawamoto ends his dramatic reign over Kahala Avenue.

The Sour Poi Awards

Celebrating the best of the worst of 2013—the strange, the stupid and the scandalous.

The 2014 Hale Aina Awards  

For three decades now, our readers have been naming the best restaurants in Hawaii. This year, for the 30th anniversary, we take a look at the two winningest chefs in the history of the awards, who continue to influence Hawaii dining today. Plus, a roundup of the restaurants you should eat at now, and a look back at 30 years of the Hale Aina Awards.


You May Now Kiss the Groom
January Picks
High School Robotics Competition
The Gender Gap
Quote Unquote: Andrew Rossiter
Mixed Up Height Limits
Field Notes: The Khanate of the Golden Horde


Meet GINGER13 shopkeeper Cindy Yokoyama, plus Lily Lotus’ new yoga wear and more.

From Our Files

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


Editor’s Page: No. 22

HONOLULU welcomes a new editor.

Afterthoughts: Moving On

Chinatown’s losing more than just cheesecake.


Our readers respond.

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