The Latest: Vacationing Obama dines at Hawaii restaurant




HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on President Barack Obama family vacation in Hawaii (all times local):

10 p.m.

President Barack Obama and his family dined with friends Wednesday night to cap off another day of their Hawaii getaway.

The presidential party traveled to the well-known restaurant Nobu, after spending an hour touring a center for Islamic art and culture in Honolulu.


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The high-end restaurant is known for innovative Japanese cuisine.

Earlier in the day, the relaxing command in chief played golf with three friends.

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8 p.m.

The Obama family along with friends spent an hour Wednesday evening touring a center for Islamic art and culture in Honolulu.

The center is in Shangri La — the former mansion of the heiress Doris Duke that overlooks the Pacific Ocean near Diamond Head.

The president’s brother-in-law, Konrad Ng, is the director of Shangri La. Ng is married to Obama’s sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, and the couple and their family live in Honolulu.

The party traveled by motorcade from their rental home in Kailua to the center, about a 30-minute trip.

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4 p.m.

President Barack Obama spent about four hours playing golf with three of his buddies at Kapolei Golf Course on the west side of Oahu.

Obama and his Punahou School classmates — Mike Ramos, Bobby Titcomb and Greg Orme — enjoyed a sunny and breezy day on the links.

As the president’s motorcade left the golf course at 3:58 p.m. it was a warm 80 degrees.

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1 p.m.

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