Grind Time: SALT Kitchen closes in Kaimuki

Oct. 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

JAMM AQUINO / 2011Bartender Kate Masters pours cocktails during pau hana at SALT Kitchen & Tasting Bar in Kaimuki. The tapas bar closed this week after three years in business.

JAMM AQUINO / 2011

Bartender Kate Masters pours cocktails during pau hana at SALT Kitchen & Tasting Bar in Kaimuki. The tapas bar closed this week after three years in business.

BY JASON GENEGABUS / jason@staradvertiser.com

Three years after opening its doors at the top of Waialae Avenue in Kaimuki, SALT Kitchen & Tasting Bar quietly announced its closure this week.

A sign hanging in the door at the restaurant on Wednesday thanked customers for their business and noted “exciting new things to come” at the location. Callers to the restaurant heard a message announcing the closure and directing them to an email address to keep in touch.

Local restauranteur Kevin Hanney, who also owns 12th Avenue Grill and Koko Head Cafe nearby, quickly found a following for SALT thanks to its innovative take on tapas and insistence on using quality ingredients sourced from local producers.

Hanney did not immediately return a call seeking comment on the closure.
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