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Resto Report

From decor redos to seasonal menus, new developments on the culinary scene have been attracting our attention of late. Here, the dining spots that have satisfied our appetites.

Glamour shots now adorn Stage Restaurant in Honolulu.

1. Stage Restaurant
If you haven’t been to this hip eatery at Honolulu Design Center, it’s time to make a reservation. The interiors have been given a new edge, thanks to the installation of sleek photos that owner Thomas Sorensen discovered in Europe. And with Executive Chef Ron de Guman back in the kitchen, get ready for the haute plates coming out of the kitchen. 1250 Kapi‘olani Blvd., Second Floor, Ala Moana/Kapi‘olani, O‘ahu, 237.5475

2. Sushi Shiono
This tiny gem is tucked away in a small shopping lane in the heart of Kailua-Kona. Executive Chef Keinosuke Kawakami’s pedigree includes years working in some of the country’s high temples of sushi—Masa and Nobu 57 in New York City, Ginza Sushi-Ko in Beverly Hills and Nobu Waikiki. The best seats in the house are at the sushi bar where you can watch the chefs in action. 75-5799 Ali‘i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i Island, 326.1696

3. Chef Mavro
With his recently debuted spring menu, Chef Mavro has proven he’s at the top of his game. The Marseille-born toque delivers major wow with edible treasures like the confit of Big Island abalone on babe leek étuvée with sea urchin emulsion. It’s one of the best menus to enjoy in Honolulu right now. 1969 S. King St., McCully/Mō‘ili‘ili, O‘ahu, 944.4714

4. Nagomi Teppan
Teppan chefs wield their magic at Nagomi, a Tokyo-esque addition to the Kapi‘olani corridor. Must-haves include the garlic jumbo prawns and duo of Tristan lobster tails; more adventurous diners will delight in the grilled beef tongue and chicken gizzards. 1687 Kapi‘olani Blvd., Ala Moana/Kapi‘olani, O‘ahu, 312.3534

5. Rokkaku
Don’t let the mall locale fool you: Rokkaku is where well-heeled Tokyo housewives lunch. Order some foie-gras sushi, and sip exquisite sake before continuing your power shopping. Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Mall Level 2, O‘ahu, 946.3355