Kincaid’s Honolulu restaurant in Ward Warehouse to close

After decades of serving Hawaii diners, the restaurant now known as Kincaid’s Honolulu will close its doors at the end of May.

Its website features a countdown to the official closure on May 31.

The eatery had been at Ward Warehouse under different names for about 40 years.

“We greatly appreciate our loyal guests, and are honored to have shared in so many memories and celebrations over more than four decades. We look forward to continuing those celebrations at our Ryan’s Grill location. Until the official closure, Kincaid’s Honolulu will continue the outstanding and personalized service for which they are known,” said Jim Eschweiler, CEO of Owner Restaurants Unlimited Inc. (RUI), the Seattle-based restaurant group that owns Kincaid’s.

In February, Ward Warehouse tenants received a notice of closure, confirming that the shopping complex will close in August ahead of scheduled demolition. It will eventually be replaced by a luxury high-rise.

“Our current focus is to take care of our team members, many of whom have been with us for decades. We are coordinating with Kincaid’s Honolulu’s management to provide resources for all team members to mitigate the impact of this difficult situation,” Eschweiler said then.

RUI says there are no plans to reopen the restaurant, however it will continue to operate sister restaurant, Ryan’s Grill, located at Ward Centre.

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