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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Kaikodo Restaurant Review: After a long six months of waiting, downtown Hilo was thrilled when Kaikodo reopened in October 2005. About three years earlier, owners Mary Ann and Howard Rogers poured all their creativity into the century-old historic building with soaring-high ceilings. At home in the Asian art gallery scene, they filled their new eatery with Chinese antiques and imported a massive carved-wood bar from London. Their notable chef created a fusion menu that captured headlines across the state. But Kaikodo subsequently succumbed to the economy, its fate uncertain. Now, the décor has a little more color, the chandeliers are from Murano, and the chef is Matthew Combs. Kaikodo's cuisine continues its East meets West ethnic-fusion cuisine with delicacies such as Hamakua mushroom tempanyaki, spiced smoked duck and seared ahi, but is currently redefining itself. We loved the old, and we already love the new Kaikodo. Watch as its promising menu evolves this year.