First Concept restaurant from Chef Roy Yamaguchi opens at The Shops at Kukui‘ula

Kauai’s premier shopping center, The Shops at Kukui`ula, is pleased to welcome The Eating House 1849 by Roy Yamaguchi to its growing collection of award-winning restaurants.

Culinary pioneer Roy Yamaguchi joins a line-up of Hawaii’s top chefs including Peter Merriman and Jean-Marie Josselin at the shopping center. The addition of The Eating House 1849 will add to the list of The Shops at Kukuiʻula’s award-winning restaurants: Merriman’s Fish House, Josselin’s Tapas Bar & Grill, Tortilla Republic Grill + Margarita Bar and Dolphin Restaurant, Fish Market & Lounge.

“We are happy and extremely proud to have one of Hawaii’s favorite celebrity chefs, Roy Yamaguchi join our `ohana at The Shops,” said Helaine Perel, real estate manager of The Shops at Kukui`ula. “Moving into 2015, he is joining some exciting new additions to the center, such as Mahina and Martin & MacArthur. The Shops at Kukui’ula continues to shape itself into the most desirable go-to shopping destination on Kauai, and unique in all of Hawaii.”

According to Chef Roy Yamaguchi, The Eating House 1849 was named after one of the first restaurants constructed in Hawaii by a Portuguese businessman named Peter Fernandez. The Eating House plays homage to a medley of flavors and a blend of immigrant recipes with local ingredients. Today there are 20 Roy’s Restaurants in the continental United States, six in Hawaii, one in Japan and one in Guam.

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About A&B Properties

A&B Properties is the real estate subsidiary of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc., Hawaii’s fourth largest private landowner, holding over 88,000 acres primarily on the islands of Maui and Kauai. A&B Properties’ diverse real estate holdings include projects on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island and a commercial property/investment portfolio comprising five million square feet of retail, office and industrial space comprising 60 properties located in Hawaii and on the U.S .Mainland. Additional information may be found at A&B Properties’ website,

About The Shops at Kukui`ula

On the sunny south shore of Kaua`i, nestled in renowned resort playground of Po`ipu, The Shops at Kukui`ula is the island’s premier shopping, dining and fine art destination. Showcasing architecture that pays homage to Hawaii’s plantation past, the center is home to dozens of unique shops and boutiques, award-winning restaurants and contemporary art galleries. For more information visit, “like” The Shops at Kukui`ula on Facebook, follow @ShopsAtKukuiula on Twitter, or call (808) 742-9545.

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