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NEW RESTAURANTS IN HAWAII


Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar has opened a branch in Waikiki. This is the first Oahu location for the island-inspired chain. The dining room is located on the second floor, with a rooftop bar above. Lunch & Dinner daily. Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar, 298 Beachwalk Dr., Honolulu, HI 96815, 808-923-8785.
 
Chef Peter Merriman, a leading pioneer of Hawaii Regional Cuisine, will open a location of Merriman's on Oahu. It is scheduled to open in June 2017 on the ground floor of the Anaha tower in Ward Village. Merriman's, Anaha, 1108 Auahi St., Honolulu, HI 96814, no phone.
 


 
NOTEWORTHY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Alan Wong Expands to China
Chef Alan Wong (Alan Wong's Honolulu) has opened Alan Wong's Shanghai in China. Dishes on the menu include ginger crusted red snapper; miso black cod with foie gras and unagi; and lilikoi passion fruit meringue with earl grey ice cream. Alan Wong's Honolulu, 1857 S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96826, 808-949-2526.
 
The Waikiki Spam Jam is a festive annual street festival taking place April 30 Waikiki Spam Jam Returns April 30
Honoring Hawai‘i’s beloved canned meat, the Waikiki Spam Jam is a festive annual street festival. Held along Waikiki’s Kalakaua Avenue, the event will feature food (with, of course, Spam!) and family-friendly entertainment. There will also be merchandise tents offering Spam-themed clothing and other items. The event, which begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m., benefits the Hawai‘i Foodbank. Admission is free. For more information, visit Waikiki Spam Jam's website
 


UPDATES ON HAWAII CHEFS

 

Former Vintage Cave Honolulu chef Chris Kajioka will open a new restaurant, Senia, with chef Anthony Rush in Spring 2016. Senia, 75 N. King St., Honolulu, HI 96817, no phone.
 


HAWAII RESTAURANT CLOSINGS

CLOSED FOR GOOD
Take your taste buds on a walk down memory lane! Check out our exclusive closed restaurant database for Hawaii to virtually visit your favorite dining spots from the past. Kincha, R.I.P.

The Lodge at Koele Dining Room is temporarily closed while the Four Seasons hotel undergoes renovations. It is expected to re-open in late 2016. The Lodge at Koele Dining Room, Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele, One Keomoku Hwy., Lanai City, HI 96763, 808-565-4000.
 

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