Check Out ‘N’ Take Out: Allison Izu bento boxes and Waikiki dining options

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HI Now hosts Kanoe Gibson and Kainoa Carlson are back with another edition of Check Out N Take Out featuring businesses from around the islands that are open for business! With Check Out ‘N’ Take out on Hawaii News Now, you can always find out which restaurants and businesses are open in your community.

First up, a special deal from Allison Izu for those who love the annual Made in Hawaii Festival. The designer has participated in the festival in past years and was sad it wouldn’t be taking place in person this year. In an effort to help small, local businesses, she put together some special bento boxes to share the Made in Hawaii experience.


The Mini Bento is $45 and includes:

A bag of Hawaiian Chip Company famous Taro Chips

Tea Chest Hawaii sampler box of Mango Peach teas

Diamond Head Bakery Animal crackers & Chocolate Jungle crackers

Tatsuo’s Lemon Peel Gummy Bears

Natural Aloha Itty Bitty Pit Balm

Emi Ink Sansei Spam Musubi Greeting Card

Allison Izu unscented hand sanitizer spray

Allison Izu “Made in HNL” recycled canvas bag


The Bomboocha Bento is $95 and includes everything in the Mini Bento plus an Allison Izu style — that’s an Allison Izu style for just $50!

Up next, some delicious offerings from Quiora in Waikiki. The restaurant strives to create soul warming meals with handmade pasta, house butchered meats, local fish and produce. Head over for dine-in or takeout Wednesday – Sunday from 5:30 – 9 p.m. Quiora also just recently launched a line of delicious Italian selections you can buy and cook at home. That includes fresh pasta noodles, hand crafted sauces and dips like olive tapenade and salsa verde, as well as fresh pasta meal kits for the family. To order, call Quiora directly at (808) 729-9757 or order online at

And finally, a look at the offerings from La Vie by G.Lion in Waikiki. The open-air dining room and amazing views out to the Pacific Ocean provide beautiful ambiance. Dine-in to enjoy the full menu along with its “Curate Your Own Three Course” for $79 per guest. These courses are complimented by unique and daring Chef’s Selections, or takeout a la carte options from the standard dinner menu, to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. La Vie is open Wednesday – Sunday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. To order, call (808) 729-9729 or order online at