Martha Cheng

Martha Cheng is the Food and Dining editor for Honolulu Magazine. She also writes for publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Food and Wine, and Eater. In past lives, she was a line cook, food truck owner, Peace Corps volunteer, Google techie and has degrees in Computer Science and English from Wellesley College. She really likes listing things. More than a decade ago, she came to Honolulu for a boy and stayed for the people and ocean. She was born in San Francisco, but prefers surfing in Hawai‘i. 

  

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Stories by Martha

January Food News Update: 8 New Restaurant Openings in Honolulu

And one 25-year-old spot closes soon.
2020.01.31 01:30 PM

We Tried Every Mini Pie at Hawaiian Pie Co.

In celebration of National Pie Day, we’re revisiting that delicious time when we tried (and ranked) all 7 flavors of pie. Which one won out?
2020.01.23 01:07 PM

Find the Best Budget Tasting Menu at Akira Japanese Restaurant

This hidden happy hour kaiseki on King Street costs less than $50.
2020.01.22 02:19 PM

Entomologist Cynthia King is Tasked With Protecting Hawai‘i’s Biodiversity

She started the first state insectary, established to propagate native rare invertebrates and other of Hawai‘i’s smallest and most overlooked species, including our state insect, the Kamehameha butterfly.
2020.01.21 07:54 PM

First Look: Chopchop Rotisserie, a New Restaurant in Waikīkī by 12th Ave Grill’s Kevin Hanney

The focus is more on the “chopchop” than the rotisserie.
2020.01.20 11:04 AM

The 11 Best Healthy-ish Vegetarian Dishes on O‘ahu

Whether you’re a vegan, a vegetarian or trying to lessen your meat consumption, your restaurant experience should not have to suffer.
2020.01.15 12:11 PM

Don e Don: A Korean Restaurant with Unrivaled Pork Dishes

Despite the name change (from Ham Ji Park), you can still find the famous grilled pork spareribs.
2020.01.13 07:00 AM

Waikīkī Wine Bar Crawl: Where to Drink Your Wine Tariff Anxiety Away

Discover new wines at these three new wine bars.
2020.01.06 12:36 PM

Best of Biting Commentary 2019: Editor’s Favorites

In case you missed them: 10 of my favorite Biting Commentary stories of 2019.
2019.12.30 10:50 AM

First Look: Ya-Ya’s Chophouse & Seafood, a New Steakhouse in Kaka‘ako

The owners of Uncle Bo’s Pūpū Bar and Grill open a steakhouse specializing in prime meats.
2019.12.20 11:01 AM

Honolulu Holiday Gift Guide For Food Lovers

Bring these unique food-related items by Hawai‘i’s local makers to friends and your next holiday party.
2019.12.18 04:05 PM

First Look: Mad Bene, a New Italian-American Restaurant in Kapolei

Bao Tran, formerly of Major Food Group in New York, helms the stylish and spacious eatery.
2019.12.16 12:28 PM
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