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Chef Kevin Lee

Chef Kevin Lee grew up cooking with his grandmother in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown. A graduate, with honors, of the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York, Chef Kevin developed his skills in top New York restaurants such as Tabla, a fine-dining Indian restaurant; Oceana, an upscale seafood establishment; and Dovetail, where his role as sous chef helped the contemporary American restaurant earn their first Michelin Star. A stage at the three Michelin-starred Bo Innovation in Hong Kong furthered Chef Kevin’s international culinary education. Prior to opening PAI Honolulu, Chef Kevin was the chef de cuisine at Prima Hawai‘i.

In 2017, Chef Kevin opened PAI Honolulu after a four-year search for just the right space for his vision of an upscale, yet welcoming, restaurant where he would be able to offer guests an innovative dining experience incorporating familiar flavors, presented in surprising ways. As a former food scientist, Chef Kevin combines a cerebral approach to combining flavors with an artist’s flair for presentation. His passion for his craft is evident in his dedication to making as many of each dish’s components in-house as possible.

Located in the Harbor Court atrium, across from the iconic Aloha Tower, the restaurant is open for lunch, happy hour and dinner. Enjoy a selection of plates to share, individual entrées, or our seasonal prix fixe or chef’s tasting menus.