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robtikiti
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Joined: Nov 10, 2008
Posts: 32
From: Monterey Park, CA
Posted: 2009-04-24 9:33 pm   Permalink

A peek inside, but this is just between you and me, okay?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/attackcat/3471907175/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/attackcat/3472718418/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/attackcat/3472721508/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/attackcat/3472725348/


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Coco Joe
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Joined: Sep 27, 2008
Posts: 721
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2009-04-24 9:37 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-04-24 21:33, robtikiti wrote:
A peek inside, but this is just between you and me, okay?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/attackcat/3471907175/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/attackcat/3472718418/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/attackcat/3472721508/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/attackcat/3472725348/



looks awesome! thank you very much but I suggest keeping things a secret until the opening...not sure about others but I would like to be surprised.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11171
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-04-25 10:57 am   Permalink

I felt very privileged to be invited to a small gathering of friends and family that was celebrating the passing of all the inspections yesterday evening. This was done with a Hawaiian-style blessing of the locale, and live music and drinks.

The above photos make it look like the place is finished, but it is not quite. The exterior, and a lot of details have to be installed, still. But John Valencia and his crew did a magician's job at setting everything up so it looked complete, with a running bar and kitchen (AND flaming Chinese oven!) serving cocktails and appetizers.

I am very happy to say that this Trader Vic fully succeeds in the idea of creating an oasis, a haven from the world outside. And it does so in classic Polynesian style, while being completely contemporary. It may suffice that I ran around with a smile on my face all evening long.

I do not think that these photos reveal too much, and give all a taste of this new port of call in downtown L.A.:


a happy John Valencia with the dancers


John SR. and John JR.


Reverend Neil McHenry brakes the bag of salt


The anointing of the place


other offerings that were partaken in gladly


Me chewing some delectable Trader Vic tidbit, with Chicago ex-pat, now L.A. general manager Pallava


These guys smiled inwardly


Tiki Diablo's outside guardians awaiting erection


 
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tikiyaki
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Joined: May 18, 2004
Posts: 2708
From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2009-04-25 11:58 am   Permalink

Wow, looks great in there !



 
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The Sperm Whale
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Joined: Aug 23, 2004
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From: Lakewood California
Posted: 2009-04-25 12:06 pm   Permalink

I can't wait!!

 
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Coco Joe
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From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2009-04-25 2:23 pm   Permalink

OH BOY!!

 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1273
From: Indiana
Posted: 2009-04-25 5:47 pm   Permalink

Pallava has left Chicago already!!!? Well... they must send him around to open new locations. He is one terrific host!
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TraderJohn
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Joined: Mar 20, 2008
Posts: 88
From: Los Feliz
Posted: 2009-04-26 12:29 am   Permalink

Trader Vicís Los Angeles @ LA LIVE
800 W Olympic Blvd. A120
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Official Opening Date is Saturday May 2nd, 2009

Hours of Operations

Sunday to Thursday 4:00PM to 12:00

Friday and Saturday 4:00PM to 2AM

Live Entertainment on Friday and Saturday starting at 7:00PM

please go to
www.opentable.com to make your reservations.

Look forward to seeing you all, Mahalo


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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 3072
From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2009-04-26 01:23 am   Permalink

opentable.com doesn't seem to be working too well for TV, yet. Can you give us a direct phone number to make reservations?

- Looking forward.


 
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KreepyTiki
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Joined: Mar 18, 2007
Posts: 193
Posted: 2009-04-26 07:33 am   Permalink

Opentable.com says that the earliest date they're accepting reservations for is Sunday, May 3rd.

Is that because Saturday is now sold out, or is the sytem just not working properly???

If the latter, then I second the request for a direct # we can call to make reservations by phone.

And the place looks gorgeous, by the way! Can't wait to go!

Cheers & Mahalo



 
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TraderJohn
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Joined: Mar 20, 2008
Posts: 88
From: Los Feliz
Posted: 2009-04-26 09:57 am   Permalink

Sat May 2nd is Fully booked,if we get any cancellations I will re post.

Mahalo


 
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Coco Joe
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Joined: Sep 27, 2008
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From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2009-04-26 4:11 pm   Permalink

We made reservations for 7pm on sunday. Figured we could go after Ben's nooner.

 
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christiki295
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2009-04-26 8:41 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-04-26 00:29, TraderJohn wrote:
Trader Vicís Los Angeles @ LA LIVE


Live Entertainment on Friday and Saturday starting at 7:00PM

Look forward to seeing you all, Mahalo




I like the live entertainment!


 
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Murph
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Joined: Jul 11, 2006
Posts: 719
From: SoCal
Posted: 2009-04-26 9:16 pm   Permalink

We're in for Sunday.
Perfect timing we have a Birthday to celebrate.


 
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Ojaitimo
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Joined: Aug 04, 2006
Posts: 1317
Posted: 2009-04-27 05:50 am   Permalink

Looking good John. Had the LA Trader Vic's Big Kahuna flaming drink which was excellent. Chinese oven looks hot too!
Finishing touches are being installed over the next few days to be ready for next weekend. I wanted to wait until the floats and baskets are installed to show more so here are a few for now. Can't wait to see it complete.

edited to remove a few pictures that I posted too soon. Sorry John, just excited!




















[ This Message was edited by: Ojaitimo 2009-04-28 00:59 ]


 
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