Chef Sheldon Simeon Opens “Tin Roof” in Kahului

April 4, 2016, 4:10 PM HST · Updated April 4, 4:35 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments

It's a family affair! Sheldon's wife, Janice Simeon behind the register. She also made the door!

It’s a family affair! Sheldon’s wife, Janice Simeon behind the register. She also made the door!

Top Chef alumnus, Chef Sheldon Simeon, has opened his own mom and pop eatery in Kahului. He and his family renovated the place themselves.

In this interview with Maui Now’s Malika Dudley, Sheldon talks about why the place is named “Tin Roof”, how it all came about and what’s ahead for him with regard to Migrant.

Fun facts:

Ice cake or Ice cup?

Ice cake or Ice cup?

  • The door you see after you walk in was built by his wife, Janice Simeon!
  • A debate over one menu item had Sheldon change the name at midnight last night ahead of today’s grand opening.
  • The menu board was salvaged during the renovation. It’s the same board that used to hang for two decades in Ko Ko Ichiban Ya.

We checked in with Sheldon at the end of the day and he wanted to express his gratitude for the amazing turnout today.


“We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the support we received today! Over 200 people stopped by and had lunch with us in the 4 hours we were open. We weren’t expecting such a big turnout and are so appreciative, however we must close for a day to reevaluate in order to better serve the community. We ran out of popular items today and we would not like to experience that in the future.”


Diners enjoying the grinds at "Tin Roof"

Diners enjoying the grinds at “Tin Roof”

Location: 360 Papa Pl. Unit Y / (The old Ko Ko Ichiban Ya location)


Hours (for now): 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. / Monday – Saturday (Just announced: CLOSED tomorrow)



Tin Roof "Mochiko Chicken"

Tin Roof “Mochiko Chicken”


Mochiko Chicken – $7

Pork Belly – $9

Garlic Scrimps (shrimp) – $9

Chop Steak – $8

Poke Bowl – $10


Tin Roof "Chop Steak"

Tin Roof “Chop Steak”


Cup of Broth – $1

Ulu Mac Salad – $1

Banchan – $1

Egg – $1

Dime bag – 50 cents

Ice cup – $2


Screen Shot 2016-04-04 at 4.02.58 PMOther Grinds

Kale Salad – $6

Dry Mein – $7

Beet Bok – $5


Take out: 

(808) 868-0753

Tin Roof Maui Website | Tin Roof Maui Facebook | Tin Roof Maui Instagram 

Meteorologist Malika Dudley
Malika was born and raised in Hilo. She began her career in news at KGMB9 in 2007. As a part of the Hawaii News Now weather team, Malika was nominated for two Emmy Awards for excellence in weather reporting and won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Journalism Award for her reporting on Hawaii’s tsunami damage in 2011. In 2019, Malika was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii Chapter in the category of Science Reporting for her Big Island Now news report on what was happening beneath the sea surface at the ocean entry of the Puna lava flow.  

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