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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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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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