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Alan Wong's 'The Pineapple Room' closing sooner than expected

(Image: The Pineapple Room/Facebook) (Image: The Pineapple Room/Facebook)
(Image: The Pineapple Room/Facebook) (Image: The Pineapple Room/Facebook)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Chef Alan Wong's popular 'The Pineapple Room' at Ala Moana Shopping Center is closing a week earlier than expected.

The restaurant announced the final day of business is now Saturday, July 22, rather than the original closure date of July 29, the eatery's website confirms. 

Hawaii News Now was told mechanical issues expedited the closure. 

In early July, the restaurant first announced the closure.

The 18-year-old restaurant opened in 1999 inside the then Liberty House, and has established a loyal following. 

"In our time, we made many memories and friends, and we would like to say mahalo for everyone’s support.  We would not have made it this far without all of you," Chef Alan Wong said in a statement. 

Chef Wong and the restaurant has won many awards, including consecutive Hale 'Aina Awards since 2011.

Reservations are no longer being accepted, but walk-ins are still welcomed. The restaurant will be open until 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

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