I hate this kind of news. In a city that is ever-revolving with new and exciting restaurants, it’s always a bummer when one just doesn’t quite make it. The latest to fall victim is Aloha Grill & Sushi, a sushi and poke restaurant that also offered some classic Hawaiian dishes. Aloha Grill & Sushi opened up over the summer at 3151 Calhoun St, the former El Libre spot.
According to EATER NOLA, a customer attempted to dine at Aloha Grill for lunch, but the front doors were locked. Someone that identified themselves as the owner confirmed that the store would be closing “due to unforeseen circumstances.” Their Facebook page hasn’t been posted on since the beginning of October to confirm this news officially. Their Facebook page also shows that they are open.
Per the page’s Facebook bio, Aloha Grill & Sushi is an incarnation from Dave Kirtland and Tracey Davenport. They offered Hawaiian comfort foods with a Southern flare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They also served up favorites from a branch of the restaurant, Aloha Lei, is known for. Aloha Lei, is still up and running at Auction House Market along Magazine Street.
UPDATE 11/4: Now, the Aloha Grill & Sushi Facebook page is completely deleted. There is still no official announcement on any channel about the reason for the closure. We have reached out via Facebook message to Aloha Lei’s Facebook page with no response yet.