This is not the kind of welcome sign you want to see when you show up for dinner. We have to say a sad good bye to Japanese cuisine at Kai Wailea Sushi in the Shops at Wailea, which closed Friday, Sept. 12.
But the recent tip I got that Alan Wong’s Amasia at the Grand Wailea will close on Nov. 10 was even more painful to hear. I enjoyed many a great night of gnoshing on duck buns and ahi balls, kicking it all back with their extravagant sake and wine list. I will miss Alan Wong’s Maui touch of Amasia.
He has a few more restaurants on Oahu all doing just fine, but you still have more than a month to eat all your favorite Amasia dishes before they go. Hours are still 5-10pm, and they will still have their usual happy hour (5:30 to 6:30pm) and kama’aina discount.
It’s miserable to see them go, but as we are discussing this terrible moment, a brand new restaurant or two are being born nearby. Pluck up at the thought.