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 its menu. The Gekka Bar is dead in the daytime, but at 6 p.m. the lights go on and…

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Sizzling dinners at Teppanyaki Grill

HOW would you like to watch a spectacular display of skills as your chefs prepare your meal? The Hyatt’s Teppanyaki Grill teases your senses before you finally dig into a meal that makes you come back for more. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izEjFgDbw1U&feature=plcp] The saying “half the fun is getting there” applies to  Teppanyaki Grill where you get to see chefs expertly flipping spatulas, pepper mills and eggs. You get to see the…

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Oceanside Bar n' Grill: Bringing oceanside flavors to Saipan

[slideshow] THE new sign “Oceanside Bar n’ Grill” intrigued me after it went up a couple of weeks ago, raising questions about using that name when it was not at the ocean’s side. My question was answered when I and three buddies checked the place out on Saturday evening. The restaurant owner came from Oceanside, California and wanted to bring the same atmosphere here. We entered the Oceanside bar…

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Grilled steaks at Joe’s Bar

THE red carpet this time did not lead us to the Oscar’s Academy Awards but to Joe’s SteakHouse Capital in Garapan on Saturday night. The steakhouse had been in our target list for some time but we have not been able to finalize it until Saturday. Briefly browsing through the menu, I decided to try the grilled short ribs Angus Beef for $12.95 while Andrew ordered the fried chicken…

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Barbequed, grilled and lovin’ it

FRIDAY nights at the Hyatt Regency just got better and juicier as Kili Café and Terrace expands their barbeque night offerings and teams up with Pacific Trading to serve you with all-you-can-drink favorite beverages. Chef Alvin Dela Cruz who manned the barbeque station on Friday night convinced me and buddy Jeannette to try everything, which means filling our plates with the most delectable slices of beef spareribs, chicken thighs,…

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Hawaiian takeout at your service

LUAU. It is one word that conjures a thousand and one images of Hawaii and sumptuous dishes. But you need not fly several hours and spend thousands of dollars to partake of authentic Hawaiian favorites because you can have them anytime on Saipan. Early on Saturday night, I and my out-to-eat buddies were seated at a table inside the empty Islander Club in Garapan. We had the whole place…

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