[ Japan ]

Lunch specials at Tony Roma’s

OUR stomachs were already grumbling in hunger when buddy Donna picked me up for a late lunch and drove straight to Tony Roma’s in Garapan one Friday afternoon. I had always wanted to try the food at Tony Roma’s, but I thought it was pricey. If not for Donna, I…

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[ BBQ and grilled goodies ]

A feast of grilled delights at Gekka Teppanyaki & Bar

YOU can see the Gekka Teppanyaki Bar right across from the main restaurant near the poolside when you step into the lobby of the Mariana Resort & Spa in Marpi, its polished counter tops and comfortable chairs around the bar enticing one to come and explore the mouthwatering temptations in…

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[ Seafood ]

Kinpachi Seafood: Dining under the sea

Crab with coconut milk. Photo by Kinpachi Restaurant A NEW dining destination has opened in Garapan and it not only offers the best seafood dishes you can think of, but will also make you experience dining “under the sea” without the inconveniences that involves. Kinpachi Restaurant has transformed its souvenir…

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[ West ]

Coffee Care: Your food on the hill

A DRIVE up to Coffee Care on Capital Hill last Saturday took me and a lunch buddy to try the new lunch specials. We headed straight to a table for two right by the glass windows and browsed the menu a waitstaff handed us, only to find out the lunch…

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[ Chamorro ]

Boka Boka: A haven for desserts & authentic Chamorro cuisine

THE newly opened Boka Boka, (or Eat Eat!) is the island’s newest destination when the craving for sumptuous local desserts and authentic Chamorro cuisine hits you. My out-to-eat buddy and I skipped breakfast and lunch and it was already past 4 p.m. on Saturday when we headed to Boka Boka…

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[ Fast foods ]

Saipan's Volcano Bar rises

FROM an abandoned structure sitting idle for some time rose the island’s homegrown volcano right in the Garapan, nestled between the DFS Galleria and I Love Saipan malls. A buddy and I hurried to the Volcano Bar on Wednesday past 1 p.m. for a late lunch, hoping we could still…

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[ Japan ]

Yoshoku at Miyako

WHEN I got an invitation to try out Yoshoko — Miyako Japanese Restaurant’s latest offering at the Hyatt a couple of weeks ago — I said “yes!” without having any idea what to expect. - I had visions of new sushi and sashimi servings in mind, and was unprepared when…

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[ Coffee ][ Desserts ]

Coffee, crepes and more at The Shack

WELCOME to The Shack, the newest rave in the island where ‘hunters, fishermen, politicians and other liars are welcome.’ Although it’s still on a soft opening phase, The Shack has become a trending household word as the satisfied diners try their unique dishes and go back for more. It was…

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[ India ]

Tandoori flavors at the Taste of India

I HAD always planned to try out the Taste of India ever since it moved to a new location in Garapan last year, but the plan remained a plan, until last Saturday when I was out looking for a place to have lunch with a friend. As I entered the…

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[ Fast foods ]

Barefoot at the Barefoot Bar

I’D always wanted to check out Barefoot Beach Bar & BBQ at Kanoa Resort in Susupe, but never got around to it, until an impulsive decision took me and a friend there on Friday. Parking was a challenge, but we were lucky to find one spot left. Barefoot Beach Bar…

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