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dining HOTSPOTS In-Store Specials Try these department store dishes for post-shopping pick-me-ups. | By Diane Seo | Mariposa at Neiman Marcus, Level 3. Indulge in creative sandwiches, gourmet salads and chef-inspired entrées, while enjoying ocean views from an open-air dining room. It’s laid-back luxe at its best. Meika Plaza at Shirokiya, Level 2. Sweet treats are in abundance on the lower level of Shirokiya, with vendors selling everything from Japanese pastries to made-to-order taiyaki, teeming with sweet potato and other luscious ﬁ llings. Yataimura in Shirokiya, Level 3. Irasshaimase! This Asian food court, modeled after Japan’s bustling street-food stands, features ramen, yakitori, tonkatsu, takoyaki, sushi and lots of other quick bites. It is a popular destination at all hours of the day. The Mermaid Bar at Neiman Marcus, Level 2. This is a fun eatery with menu options like the house smoked-salmon Greek salad, a warm roast beef sandwich and the signature turkey chili. Along with espresso drinks, fresh juices and teas, there’s also a selection of wine and beer. Sears food court, Level 1. Grab a bento to go, a cup of joe and donut, or enjoy a steaming bowl of pho. The food court features food for all tastes, with Zippy’s, Ba-Le Sandwich Shop, Osaka Okazuya and Napoleon’s Bakery rounding up the options. May/June 2012 ALA MOANA 97 Nordstrom Gelato Bar, Level 2. Take a sweet break at this hip desserterie, specializing in locally made gelato and sorbets. A must-try is the acai sorbetto bowl, topped with fresh fruits and granola.
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