Azure at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel

Although I’ve been to the Royal Hawaiian Hotel for dinner, I’ve never eaten at Azure. Restaurant Week was my excuse to try Azure which is right on the beach. Azure is not inexpensive, hence, my reluctance. My SO and I went to dinner  on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. when the sun was about to set. … Continue »


I love Restaurant Week in Hawaii. I get to try different restaurants for a good cause. One of the restaurants that my SO and I went to was Vino. Vino is the sister restaurant of Hirsohi which is right next door. However, the atmosphere is quite different. The paintings on the wall give you the … Continue »

Liliha Bakery – Nimitz

What makes a successful restaurant? Is is the food, people, location, chef, or service? Actually, it’s all of the above and more. Liliha Bakery in its original location was a neighborhood bakery that was known for it’s cocoa puffs, butter rolls, and counter restaurant. Could that be duplicated in another location? My SO and I … Continue »

W Bistro

My significant other and I wanted to eat at a new venue for dinner on Friday and decided on W Bistro. We called Thursday evening and made reservations for Friday night at 5 p.m. Located at the Medical Arts Building, W Bistro is a relatively new contemporary American restaurant with a great location across Thomas … Continue »

MW Restaurant

My significant other likes to drive. One night while we were cruising, we passed MW restaurant located at the old KGMB site. The restaurant was packed. We decided to try MW Restaurant after work for their happy hour which is between 2 to 5 p.m. The restaurant was pretty empty at 4 p.m. To me … Continue »

The Nook Neighborhood Bistro

My significant other likes to eat breakfast out especially on Saturday.  We decided to try the new restaurant that opened in Puck’s Alley (1035 University Avenue) at the former location of Kiss My Grits. We arrived there at ~10:30 which is closer to brunch. The Nook is quaint and has a nice rustic feel. The … Continue »

Max’s of Manila

If you’re looking to try some Filipino food, Max’s of Manila was just voted Hawaii’s Best 2014 Filipino Restaurant. I’m not sure if I agree though. I went to the location near Costco Dillingham at 801 Dillingham Boulevard. I ordered a plate ($8.95) which included a quarter of Max’s famous fried chicken, pancit, brown rice, … Continue »

Hughley’s Southern Cuisine

Hubby and I went to The Alley today for a late lunch. When we arrived at the restaurant there was a sign on the door that said closed at 2 p.m. for a private function. Hubby did a Yelp search and suggested we go to Hughley Southern Cuisine (99-080 Kauhale Street) about 3 minutes from … Continue »

On the Road Again: Baker & Banker in San Francisco

We dined at Baker & Banker located on 1701 Octavia Street the last night of our trip. Hubby and I drove into the city an hour earlier to make sure we found street parking which we did. We also found out that valet parking is available on Friday and Saturday nights. The food, in general, … Continue »

On the Road Again: Evvia in Palo Alto

Driving and finding parking in San Francisco is so painful that I decided to find a restaurant in another area. Hubby and I went to Evvia, the sister restaurant to Kokkari Estiatorio in San Francisco, located in Palo Alto. I tried to make reservations at 11:30 a.m. but the only times available were after 1:30 … Continue »