Maria Kanai

Maria Kanai is a freelance writer and editor—and one of HONOLULU’s former SPJ interns—originally from Yokohama, Japan. She moved to Hawai‘i for college and graduated with a master’s in Communication from HPU. When she’s not working, she enjoys creative writing, baking bread and reading books.

 

  

 

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Coffee, Coffee, Coffee!

Island Brew Coffeehouse opens new location to celebrate a “Gilmore Girls” revival.
2016.10.06 10:06 AM

This New Food Truck Serves Authentic Japanese Okonomiyaki With a Local Twist

Kyoto-based eatery opens food trucks in Waikīkī.
2016.09.13 09:18 AM

Mango Ice Cream with Shoyu, Anyone?

Dare to try these unusual ice cream flavors at 8 Half Desserts in Kaimukī.
2016.08.30 09:58 AM

Rise and Shine at Breadbox Hawai‘i

Family-run bakery in Mānoa gives us another reason to love carbs (not that we needed it).
2016.05.26 09:00 AM

First Look: Bakery & Table

In this new Italian-Japanese rooftop dining experience in town, the bakery does things right, but dinner needs work.
2016.04.19 09:00 AM

5 Favorite Pies to Celebrate National Pi Day

Our five favorite pies and why we love them.
2016.03.14 01:39 PM

First Look: Café Lani Hawai‘i

New Japanese café in Ala Moana offers giant parfaits and endless bread.
2016.02.01 09:00 AM

18 Reasons We Love Hawai‘i Fashion

From chic beachware and bold, nature-inspired prints to cool collabs and fresh spins on sartorial traditions, here are 18 reason we’re crazy about Hawai‘i fashion.
2015.11.13 12:57 PM

First Look: Sunny Days Café Opens Its First Location in Hawai‘i

This charming Japanese café has hits and misses.
2015.10.22 08:00 AM

First Look: Odori-ko Restaurant

Second-generation Japanese kids step it up for their parents.
2015.10.19 12:55 PM

What Do the Hawai‘i Five-0 Stars and Other Film Crews Eat on Set?

Three local food businesses dish out the inside scoop on feeding hungry cast and crew members shooting in Hawai‘i. Learn some do’s and don’ts of film food etiquette.
2015.10.14 10:00 AM

5 Things You Should Know About Disney’s Moana Starring Auli‘i Cravalho and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

They might just get it right this time.
2015.10.13 08:36 AM
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