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Over 50 Hawaii restaurants have permanently closed since pandemic began

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                                A bowl of saimin from Dillingham Saimin, which has closed after 64 years in business.

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    A bowl of saimin from Dillingham Saimin, which has closed after 64 years in business.

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                                REAL Gastropub on Keawe Street in Kakaako is one of the 44 restaurants in Hawaii that have permanently closed since the pandemic.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    REAL Gastropub on Keawe Street in Kakaako is one of the 44 restaurants in Hawaii that have permanently closed since the pandemic.

The effect of the coronavirus pandemic on Hawaii’s restaurant industry hits home most strongly when reading through the names of establishments that have closed.

This list was compiled by Food-A-Go-Go, an online resource that provides updated information on restaurants, farms and food producers, with details on takeout and delivery options.

Food-A-Go-Go has added a list of restaurants that have permanently shut down since March. The list now numbers 47 closed restaurants statewide.

Denise Yamaguchi, executive director of the Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation, which runs Food-A-Go-Go, said initial information on a closure may come from news reports or social media posts, but is confirmed by contacting the restaurant.

Those that hope to reopen in better times are not placed on the “closed” list, but their individual Food-A-Go-Go entries note their status as “temporarily closed.”

To keep up with updates to the list, go to foodagogo.org/closed-restaurants. Restaurants may also update information directly to the site.


OAHU

>> Ahi Assassins

>> Artizen by MW

>> Bob’s Sports Bar

>> Brewseum

>> Chart House Waikiki

>> Dillingham Saimin

>> Fish Honolulu

>> Formaggio Wine Bar

>> Harpo’s Pizza and Pasta

>> HASR Bistro (Terry’s Place)

>> Hyung Jae Restaurant

>> Italica Bar & Cafe

>> Izakaya Kei

>> Jimbo Restaurant

>> Kaka‘ako Kitchen *

>> Kaneko Hannosuke, Waikiki Yokocho

>> Kawailoa Tavern

>> Kobe Japanese Steak House *

>> Like Like Drive Inn

>> Miyako Japanese Restaurant

>> Malee Thai Restaurant

>> Monterey Bay Canners

>> Nobu Honolulu

>> Oceanarium, Alohilani Resort

>> Otoro Hawaii Fusion

>> Plantation Tavern

>> Phoenix Chinese Cuisine

>> Pomaikai Ballrooms, Dole Cannery

>> Real Gastropub

>> Top of Waikiki

>> Two Scoops Ice Cream Parlor

>> Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha, Ala Moana Center

>> Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill, Pier 38

>> Viaggio Honolulu

>> Wang Chung’s

>> Yamagen

>> Zippy’s, Pearlridge Center


KAUAI

>> Art Cafe Hemingway

>> Kalaheo Steak & Ribs

>> Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Koloa


HAWAII ISLAND

>> Beijing Garden

>> Bongo Ben’s Island Cafe

>> Captain Cook Baking

>> Holuakoa Gardens & Cafe

>> Kailua Candy Co.

>> Mehe’s Ka’u Bar and Grill


MAUI

>> Da Kitchen Kahului

>> Da Kitchen Kihei

>> Jini’s Curry — Fiji Indian Food

>> Maui Fish & Pasta

>> Rock & Brews, Paia

>> Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Lahaina

* Plans to close Kaka‘ako Kitchen and Kobe Japanese Steak House were announced earlier in the year, and were not directly related to the pandemic.

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