Kama’aina Grindz Closes In Downtown Everett

March 16, 2018

Downtown Everett

Kama'aina

The restaurant opened in November 2012.

Last week the owner of Kama’aina Grindz decided to close the doors on his Asian fusion-Hawaiian style restaurant in the 2900 block of Colby in downtown Everett. Here’s what was in a note recently posted on the front door.

Aloha……. Kama’aina Grindz!!

First of all, I would like to send a Big Mahalos to all who have dined with us and supported KG over these past 5 years.

Secondly, to my sister Kari for always being here, there and everywhere for me, Rachel and my boys for their love and understanding, to all the employees that has helped me along the way, my back home friends and Ohana who made their way up here, to all my new friends I made along the way, to all the FB followers that has “liked” and sometimes “loved” my menu inspirations and to all the musicians and hula dancers for performing the “Gift of Aloha” that always made me feel like I was back home Kanikapila style!!

Finally, to the beautiful City of Everett, the local community and to Skotdal Real Estate for giving dis’ Island boy a chance!!

It is with a sad sad heart that I have served my last grindz and that this has all come to an end. Time sure does fly when you are having fun!! I had a dream to open a restaurant one day, serve my Island Style Grindz to a whole bunch of people and to spread da Aloha on da mainland.

I am positive that dreams really do come true!!

But unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances I am unable to continue to stay in business here in downtown Everett.

Who knows, maybe one day there could be a KG2, but until den’ Live, Laugh, Love, and Aaa….Loooo…..HAAAAA!!!!!

Mahalo Nui Loa,
Chef Dean

The dining news in downtown Everett is not all negative. The Irishmen just a couple of doors north is planning for a huge St. Patrick’s Day with food specials, live music, a beer garden out back and more. The fun starts at 11 AM and goes until 2 AM. There is a $10 cover charge.

A block north on Colby Major League Pizza is seeing good response to their expansion into the space next door with more room for folks to sit down and enjoy a pizza or sandwich. They should also have a great night with their pizza inside Angel of the Winds Arena with a sold out Everett Silvertips game tonight.

And good reviews are coming in for Abbott’s a high end dinner house at 1414 Hewitt Avenue just east of Rucker at the site of the former Prohibition Gastropub. The folks behind Buck’s American Cafe are responsible for this newest addition to the downtown Everett dining scene.



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