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More sushi! By popular demand, the sushi buffet at Waikiki-based Hakone Restaurant has been extended to Wednesdays and Thursdays every week, in addition to Fridays and the weekend. The buffet features shabu shabu, tempura, weekly specials and, of course, sushi and sashimi. A senior special (50+) is being offered until 11/15 for $43/person with valid I.D.

Hakone Restaurant, Hawaii Prince Hotel, 100 Holomoana St., 5:30–9pm, 949-4494, $53 adults/$26.50 children (6-10)

A whole new world If bubble drinks are any indication of Hawaii’s addiction to textured drinks, then this place is a whole new playground. A new Vietnamese drink café, Bambu Drinks and Desserts, serves the likes of pandan jelly, red tapioca, basil seeds and palm seeds in their exotic drinks. Also on the menu for timid customers are the staples milk tea and frozen coffee drinks.

Bambu Desserts and Drinks, 745 Keeaumoku St., #102, Mon.–Sun., 8am–9pm, 949-0288

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