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.
- 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.”
Hours (for now): 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. / Monday – Saturday (Just announced: CLOSED tomorrow)
Mochiko Chicken – $7
Pork Belly – $9
Garlic Scrimps (shrimp) – $9
Chop Steak – $8
Poke Bowl – $10
Cup of Broth – $1
Ulu Mac Salad – $1
Banchan – $1
Egg – $1
Dime bag – 50 cents
Ice cup – $2
Kale Salad – $6
Dry Mein – $7
Beet Bok – $5