Over 50 Hawaiian eating places have closed completely because the pandemic started

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Hawaii’s restaurant industry is most felt by reading the names of the businesses that are closed.

This list was compiled by Food-A-Go-Go, an online resource that provides updated information on restaurants, farms, and grocery companies, as well as details on takeaway and delivery options.

Food-A-Go-Go added a list of restaurants that have been permanently closed since March. The list now includes 47 closed restaurants across the state.

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

Those who hope to reopen in better times will not be put on the “closed” list, but their individual Food-A-Go-Go entries will mark their status as “temporarily closed”.

To stay informed about updates to the list, go to foodagogo.org/closed-restaurants. Restaurants can also update information directly on the website.


>> Ahi Assassins

>> Artizen from MW

>> Bob’s Sports Bar

>> Brewseum

>> Waikiki House of Cards

>> Dillingham Saimin

>> Fish Honolulu

>> Cheese Wine Bar

>> Harpos 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 Steakhouse *

>> 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 of ice cream parlor

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

>> Unkels Fischmarkt & Grill, Pier 38

>> Honolulu trip

>> Wang Chungs

>> Yamagen

>> Zippy’s, Pearlridge Center


>> Art Cafe Hemingway

>> Kalaheo Steak & Ribs

>> Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Koloa


>> Beijing Garden

>> Bongo Ben’s island café

>> Captain Cook baking

>> Holuakoa Gardens & Cafe

>> Kailua Candy Co.

>> Mehe’s Ka’u Bar and Grill


>> The Kahului kitchen

>> 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 this year and were not directly related to the pandemic.

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