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Tiki No, North Hollywood, CA (bar)
bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11139
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-11-02 5:04 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-11-02 15:04, telescopes wrote:
Is this place open at this time.



They told me that this weekend (Nov 5th/6th) is their official opening.


 
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MrFab
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Joined: Oct 14, 2004
Posts: 47
From: Van Nuys, CA
Posted: 2010-11-03 10:58 am   Permalink

Sweet!

The Tonga Hut and this place are pretty far apart, about 5 miles I reckon. Would make a NoHo bar crawl a bit difficult.

2 different neighborhoods, really - TikiNo is practically in the Universal Studios area, and Tonga is close to grubby Van Nuys.


 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6864
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2010-11-03 11:27 am   Permalink

Google maps says they are only 3.6 miles apart and it's a 9 minute drive between the two. As far as most L.A. driving goes, that sounds pretty darned close.
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thejab
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2986
From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2010-11-03 3:28 pm   Permalink

Sabu, good sign archeology!

Looking forward to visiting on my next trip south.


 
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telescopes
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Joined: May 06, 2007
Posts: 567
From: Palm Springs
Posted: 2010-11-03 4:12 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-11-03 10:58, MrFab wrote:
Sweet!

The Tonga Hut and this place are pretty far apart, about 5 miles I reckon. Would make a NoHo bar crawl a bit difficult.

2 different neighborhoods, really - TikiNo is practically in the Universal Studios area, and Tonga is close to grubby Van Nuys.


Only in LA is 5 miles considered pretty far apart in terms of distance between tiki bars.

Seriously?


 
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MrFab
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From: Van Nuys, CA
Posted: 2010-11-03 10:47 pm   Permalink

Ha, was just reassuring the disgruntled ones who can't believe that North Hollywood now has two tiki bars that it's not like we're Tiki Row, with bars on every corner. Not yet, at least. Maybe one day...

 
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christiki295
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3813
From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2010-11-04 3:20 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-11-02 17:04, bigbrotiki wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-11-02 15:04, telescopes wrote:
Is this place open at this time.



They told me that this weekend (Nov 5th/6th) is their official opening.



Opening night is tonight.
I passed through on Wed. Love the Palapas!


 
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Murph
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Joined: Jul 11, 2006
Posts: 719
From: SoCal
Posted: 2010-11-04 3:43 pm   Permalink

I'm heading over after work at 8pm, anyone else going?

 
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mattesq
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Joined: Mar 26, 2007
Posts: 27
From: Los Angeles, CA
Posted: 2010-11-19 09:30 am   Permalink

Checked the place out last night and was very impressed. The drinks definitely need some work, but this is a beautiful bar with a high tiki factor. The music was mostly reggae with some 70s and 80s pop hits thrown in, which is not ideal, but did not bother me. We were there around 7 so they may kick it up a notch later in the night. I would recommend staying away from the Scorpion bowl and most of the other drinks were too sweet, but they were better than most and the $5 Mai Tai was good enough that I'll definitely be back. The bar was pretty empty so get out there and support your local tiki bar! During happy hour from 4-7 all of the drinks are $5.

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net-tiki
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Joined: Jan 28, 2004
Posts: 244
From: The Town of the Damned
Posted: 2010-11-20 02:08 am   Permalink

This was a review I posted on yelp about Tiki No, but the deleted it. I guess my review was to negative, but that's how I felt when I was there last weekend. I will try Tiki No again later to see if the music improves and the drinks too. Here is the review;

First, the interior is awesome, Bamboo Ben is the master of all things bamboo. The drinks are good, but expensive for what you get. Second, the bar gets overtaken by nasty a$$ cigarette smoke. The idea was there for the outdoor smoking area but the smoke was just taking over the bar. I think I lost about 10 years of my life from just a couple of hours there. Okay finally now for the music, maybe music is not describing what i heard. What I was hearing sounded like someone was trying to kill a Yak by choking it to death. Please God almighty I would have rather listened to Nsync or Brittney Spears than what this DJ was playing.

I feel better now that my review can live on the internet without censorship. What is weird about the horrible music part, is a little after Grog showed up the music improved a bit.

Everybody keeps talking about no good bars in the noho and I am always amazed that they have not heard of Tonga Hut, which is my favorite local tiki spot.

[ This Message was edited by: net-tiki 2010-11-20 02:12 ]


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11139
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-11-20 09:06 am   Permalink

I think the Tiki No does have to cast a wider net than the Tiki scene to survive. I am not saying I like the music there, but it is what it is.

And not to criticize the above critique, please, but I just wanna take this opportunity to express my happy ignorance and wonderment at the smoking ban in bars. I never smoked in my life, (only puffed a cigar or pipe here and there), but grew up in Europe til I was 25. You can get into clubs there once you are 18, and that's what you do - you go out all night long til 5:00 am. Back then I could CUT the smoke with a knife wherever I went. It never bothered me one bit. It was just part of going out. I believe it is part of social life at night. This whole anti-smoking mania baffles me. I applaud the Rum Trader in Berlin who won a court case in Germany to let people smoke at owner-operated bars. And I feel healthy and happy, lung-wise, even after being raised in second hand smoke. It might kill me later, but so will lotsa other things.

This is just one man's ignorant view please, no rebuttal or any such thing, just my take on the non-smoking crusade phenomenon.


 
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Pittsburgh pauly
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Joined: Jan 31, 2010
Posts: 389
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2010-11-21 10:34 am   Permalink

Nobody else thinks of Dr. No when they hear the name?

edited for gender equality:


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WooHooWahine
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Joined: Mar 04, 2005
Posts: 3103
From: Mission (Impossible) Viejo, Ca
Posted: 2010-11-21 1:11 pm   Permalink



















































 
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 1922
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2010-11-22 11:00 pm   Permalink

Anyone ever find out if the tiki sign is a re-creation or the actual Islander sign
that was in Grimes?


 
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abstractiki
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Joined: Aug 29, 2009
Posts: 604
From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2010-11-23 9:24 pm   Permalink

Would a local TC Agent please ask the owners about the history of this sign. Did they pick it up at a yard sale, did they have it specially made? Do they know it looks just like the famous Grimes Islander Sign?

I don't think it is the one from Grimes but it certainly looks the same.

Tipsy McStagger made a great replica of the Grimes Islander sign a few years ago.

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=23967&forum=18&start=0






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