New eats: Salt Kitchen & Tasting Bar

New Eats: Salt Kitchen & Tasting Bar

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After a lot of hype and some public bumps, a new charcuterie/bar is open in Kaimuki: Salt Kitchen & Tasting Bar. It’s owned by Kevin Hanney of 12th Avenue Grill and fills the little two-story space that the short-lived Belladonna previously occupied. Unlike Belladonna, however, Salt is almost always bustling with people — check out this view of the bar on a Tuesday night, when most other restaurants are languishing. Of course, it’s partly due to their being the flavor of the month, but there’s been a lot of buzz and already many repeat customers. To get a sense of the place, we went twice: once in a large group, and once with just two people. Step inside, and see what it was like for us.

Salt Kitchen & Tasting Bar
3605 Waialae Ave.