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Brothers-in-law Leo Wong, left, and Mike Kim, both born and raised in Hawaii, have relocated to Williston to pursue their dream of running a Hawaiian restaurant. The Hawaii Fire Grill has quickly become a busy carryout and delivery restaurant and will soon expand to have a dining room.

Hawaii natives bring taste of home to North Dakota

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WILLISTON -- Hawaiian Mike Kim used to joke with his wife about moving to North Dakota to get some space from their families.

"That just seemed like the most remote place you could possibly go," Kim said.


Little did he know that North Dakota would turn out to be his ideal location to open a restaurant.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.