We were lucky to get a table at JJ Bistro on January 28th, it was the restaurant's last night in business. Yes, JJ Bistro closed up after 18 years at 3447 Waialae Avenue near the intersection with 9th Avenue in Kaimuki.
JJ Bistro (many call it "JJ's") is named after its owner, Praseuth “JJ” Luangkhot, of Laotian descent with French culinary training. Initially a bakery, JJ Bistro grew and became a full restaurant with seating for up to 100 persons.
JJ said he's looking to relocate to a smaller location with better parking - Waialae Avenue parking can be hard to find. That night we parked on 9th Avenue, mauka of Waialae Avenue in lower Palolo Valley. It sounds like a long walk, Palolo Valley to Kaimuki but it was about a block - not that far.