Tiki Architecture (page 4)

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Lee's Hawaiian Islander
Lyndhurst, NJ
Lee's Hawaiian Islander has two locations, both built in 1974. The Lyndhurst location offers karaoke on Saturdays and hula shows on Sundays. The interior is lush and sincere. [map]

The Clifton location suffered a major fire in 2003. That building was demolished.

Chan's Dragon Inn [gone]
Ridgefield, NJ
Virgin River Hotel & Casino
Mesquite, NV
Las Vegas, NV
Chan's Dragon Inn opened in 1962 and the interior was still original. Chan's featured Hawaiian music, a waterfall, outrigger canoes, lots of bamboo and Polynesian dishes. The business closed in 2020. In 2022, the building details were removed.

These two tiki statues are located at the Virgin River Hotel & Casino. There is nothing otherwise tiki about the place. Maybe there was a tiki bar here previously or these statues were moved here from somewhere else.

This 30-foot-tall Moai statue in Las Vegas was located at the entrance of the Stardust Hotel & Casino's Aku Aku Polynesian-themed restaurant which opened in 1960 and closed in 1980. In 1987, the statue was donated to the County and moved to an island in Sunset Park. For more, see this website. [map]

Frankie's Tiki Room
Las Vegas, NV
Frankie's Tiki Room was known as Frankie's Bar & Cocktail Lounge in the 1950s. After extensive renovations and an interior designed by Bamboo Ben, the bar reopened in 2008 as Frankie's Tiki Room. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

Tiki Resort
Lake George, NY
The Tiki Resort was built in 1963 and was taken over by Howard Johnson in the 1980s. The restaurant still features interior tiki decor and Polynesian dinner shows. For more, see this webpage. [map]

Waikiki Wally's [gone]
New York, NY
Waikiki Wally's opened in 2002 but it had an old-style tiki bar feel. The small space was packed with tiki art and atmosphere. Wally's had an original mural, a waterfall, and bar dioramas. These photos are from 2003. The place closed in 2009 and it became another bar. All traces of the tiki interior are gone.

Tiki Lanes
Lancaster, OH
Sunshine Chinese Buffet
Niles, OH
Omni Hut
Smyrna, TN
The Tiki Lanes has 1950s exterior tile and some island sunset murals inside. Unfortunately, the other tiki elements were removed around 1990. For more, see this website. [map]

The Sunshine Chinese Buffet was originally known as the Aloha restaurant. The building later housed the Panda House restaurant. The restaurant closed around 2014 and has been vacant since then. [map]

The Omni Hut Polynesian restaurant opened in 1960. Much of the decor was original. A major fire in 2000 damaged much of the interior but the restaurant reopened. In 2018, it was announced that the place was closing. It was still closed in 2021. [map]

former Tiki's at 51st (Lincoln City)

Villa Italia (Oil City)

Easter Island statues
Ingram, TX
These Easter Island statues and Stonehenge II were built by Al Shepperd and Doug Hill in the early 1990s. The statues and down-sized replica of Stonehenge were originally installed in Hunt, TX. In 2010, the structure and statues were moved to Ingram. The Easter Island statues are 13 feet tall. For more, see this website. [map]

More Texas:
Easter Island statue (Victoria)

Fiji Island [gone]
Roanoke, VA
Easter Island statue
New Berlin, WI
Fiji Island opened in 1972. The restaurant featured tiki decor and food. It closed in 2016. In 2020, the building began housing Mishap Games. The building has been painted dark gray and the entrance details are gone.

The Easter Island statue in New Berlin was built in the early 1980s. It is about 15 feet tall and made of chicken wire and concrete. The statue is located on private property. [map]

More Virginia:
Easter Island statue (Lynchburg)

More Wisconsin:
Easter Island statues (Egg Harbor)

Jardin Tiki
Montreal, QC
The Jardin Tiki opened sometime in the 1970s. It was nothing special on the outside. However, there was lots of tiki decor inside, much of which came from Montreal's Kon Tiki Lounge which closed in 1981. The Jardin Tiki closed in 2015. The property was sold and the building will be demolished. In 2022, construction was going on but the sign and building were still there. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Hotel-Motel Coconut
Trois-Rivieres, QC
The Hotel-Motel Coconut was built in 1958. It was remodeled in 1963 in a Polynesian style. The bar still has tiki decor. For more, see this website. [map]

More Canadian:
Kon-Tiki (Montreal) [vintage; gone]

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