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South Seas, Honolulu, HI (restaurant)
Phillip Roberts
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Posted: 2010-05-13 3:15 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-05-12 22:48, Dustycajun wrote:

Is this the South Seas you are referring to?

DC




Cannot be. That was on McCully Street and was closed long before Sven's adventure. However, This was the 1st "South Seas" I was referring to.



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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-05-14 11:03 am   Permalink

After a quick e-chat with Phil, we narrowed it down to a place called the SOUTH PACIFIC now, which was in Kahili, Honululu. My memory IS really foggy about this place...but our chat brought back one other dim memory: Peaking out the open back door into the back alley, I saw a really nicely carved, big Tiki leaning against the wall. I don't think I had a camera with me that day, but I should check my 90s photo boxes...

 
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Phillip Roberts
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Posted: 2010-05-14 6:07 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-05-14 11:03, bigbrotiki wrote:
After a quick e-chat with Phil, we narrowed it down to a place called the SOUTH PACIFIC now, which was in Kahili, Honululu.



Well maybe. The area, Sven described as a industrial-ish area near downtown. Sounds like Kalihi, or perhaps outer downtown (nearer to where Restaurant Row is today) Kalihi was the home of the "South Pacific restaurant and cocktail lounge." The only evidence I have of it's existance is this picture by Eric Yanagi from a book I own. I cannot even be sure of the location as being in Kalihi. I have never been able to locate the sign myself, nor find more information about the venue.



I did have some other thoughts on the mystery, but like Sven says, it was a "quick e-chat."


 
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HOUSE OF KU
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Posted: 2010-05-18 03:46 am   Permalink

Rocks glass from the South Seas Village Restaurant...








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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-01-02 08:50 am   Permalink

I spotted this matchbook on ebay from the South Seas Village which is almost identical to the one I have from the South Seas.



Also grabbed images of a matchbook and menu from the original South Seas in Waikiki.






DC

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Psycho Tiki D
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Posted: 2011-10-27 4:21 pm   Permalink

From today...



Souvenir photo cover and photo from "The South Seas at Waikiki, Kalakaua and McCully, Waikiki Hawaii.

Later,

PTD


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-10-27 11:54 pm   Permalink

PTD,

Great score on that old photo album. Very cool to get an inside look at such an old establishment. That guy on the left has to be Matt Dillon's dad or grandad, right down to the wicked smile!



Here is another matchbook from the South Seas with a nice rendering of the building from ebay.




DC


 
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Phillip Roberts
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Posted: 2011-10-29 12:24 pm   Permalink

Aloha,

Mighty Good stuff DC!


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2012-04-27 07:47 am   Permalink

I picked up an old tourist photo from the South Seas in Waikiki.



They had one of those big ship's vent pipes on the roof like Bahooka.



DC


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2013-02-08 10:30 am   Permalink

Here is a great photo of the exterior of the South Seas Village restaurant located on Kalakaua Ave. This is from a 1970s era Spencecliff restaurant guide book.




Some impressive Tiki poles and torches out front.



The restaurant description.


Glad to finally see a photo of the front of this location.

DC


 
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Phillip Roberts
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Posted: 2013-02-08 10:44 am   Permalink

Yes indeed.

 
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HOUSE OF KU
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Posted: 2013-02-12 02:33 am   Permalink



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tiki1963
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Posted: 2013-02-13 4:46 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-02-12 02:33, HOUSE OF KU wrote:
Saw this at a collector show a few years ago....





UGH! my heart just skipped a beat.

wish that was still available.


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2013-02-13 7:10 pm   Permalink

OK, first off all, this thread encompasses Hawaii restaurants called "South Seas" - NOT "South Pacific".

Second, I have seen those South Pacific plates many a time.



I had always assumed they were related to a restaurant, but looking at that photo it is clear that they came from a home set and not a restaurant.

DC


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-02-23 08:56 am   Permalink

I missed that plate on eBay a few years back. Seeing the place makes me wish I'd bid more, Wendy
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