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Bahooka, Rosemead, CA (restaurant)
freddiefreelance
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Posted: 2006-01-23 12:10 pm   Permalink

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On 2005-12-30 22:06, tikijackalope wrote:
Our lovely server eyes Rufus...and vice versa.


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How do you get Rufus' attention? Sit at the bar & make noises like a Carrot!
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tikijackalope
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Posted: 2006-01-23 2:29 pm   Permalink

freddiefreelance asked:
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How do you get Rufus' attention? Sit at the bar & make noises like a Carrot!


Tybo the carrot man from Lost in Space eagerly awaits a table at Bahooka...

...but recoils in horror at the onslaught of Rufus.



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kirby
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Posted: 2006-02-10 5:34 pm   Permalink

anyone up for sum bahooka tonight.. I need to get sum crab stuffed shrimp...kirby
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ylilbit
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Posted: 2006-08-21 06:14 am   Permalink

loved this. the pics was wonderful. i grew up in rosemead. a little home sick right now. i'm in west carthage, ny. my husband is in the army stationed with 10th mnt at afghan. i wanted to see some old pics of the hometown. almost forgot about the bahooka. how could i forget that. when we got out of the student parking lot, we had to do a u-turn right in front of the place to go to where we wanted to eat for lunch. was the grad class of 98 from rosemead high. always looked at it and wondered what it was in there. thought that it was probably too high class for a student's bugdet. so i never did go to this place, but will when i get the the chance to go back and visit. great to hear that there is a few places left in town that i remember. thought that rosemead was such a small dinky town when i was there. now that i've seen so much of the rest of the states...i miss it. it's not that small and still have some great resturants with a varity of them that i miss a whole lot. southern cali had the greatest food i've ever tasted.

 
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tiki tia
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From: Southern Cali
Posted: 2006-09-18 5:30 pm   Permalink

Ahhhhhh BAHOOKA's I just recently got to go there with my boyfriend, after much begging and pleading... and I LOVED IT -- our flaming volcano pina colada was delicious and I just love their stuffed shrimp and their teriyaki chicken, very filling!!!
and couldn't get enough of the dark corners and ambience... seating is very romantic, and the big anchor chain on the tables is a bit obtrusive -- but u gotta love the history and the service!!! and the decor!!


 
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tikipedia
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Posted: 2006-12-30 10:55 pm   Permalink

We went to the Bahooka a few days after Christmas. When I went in, I noticed that the big tiki that stood just inside the door was gone and a table put in its place. Was this tiki temporarily moved for the holidays or perhaps for some New Years party? I have heard tales of ne'r-do wells trying to steal it right out of the front door, so I hope some ruffians didn't make off with it.

I also noticed they placed a Enchanted Tiki Room 40th anniversary lithograph in the hallway to the washrooms. So it is nice to see the Bahooka is constantly adding things.

Anyway, I said hello to Rufus and downed a number of Zombies. Curiously, I don't remember leaving the place. Hmmmmm...
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PremEx
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Posted: 2007-01-02 10:27 pm   Permalink

I've been dining at the Bahookas (there used to be 2 of them) since back when dinosaurs ruled the earth.

I usually stop for lunch at the Bahooka every Friday (when I'm home in SoCal, and not on the road) and enjoy the "Pile Of Ribs" lunch plate. It's the best deal goin' folks. Good sized pile of luscious poly-ribs, fries, rolls, and salad with that yummy Bahooka salad dressing. All for just $6.95! I usually add a "Barbados" (my favorite Bahooka cocktail) or two from the bar, making for a perfect and still inexpensive lunch.

Really friendly staff too.

My first visits to the Bahooka were at the original one on Francisquito Ave in West Covina. I owned a toy store in the nearby Puente Hills Mall, and on blazing hot and smoggy afternoons (well...and on cold and clear ones too, truth be told ), I'd grab an employee or two and we'd go have a dark and cool lunch at Bahooka. The Francisquito Bahooka was like out on the street corner across the parking lot from a strip center, which had one of the large grocery store chains in it. Sort of the location you'd usually find a gas station at. It looked just like the current Rosemead one inside and out. When they closed the Francisquito one down and bulldozed it...I think a lot of the decorations made their way to the Rosemead one...and much of that stuff went into the expansion they did there a long time ago (the room on the south-west side of the bathrooms).

Great, great place.

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PremEx
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Posted: 2007-01-09 2:56 pm   Permalink

LIVE! From the Bahooka! Sorta.

Sitting here in the parking lot of the Bahooka after another great late lunch and bunch of drinks here. A sobering-up car nap may be in my future but before that I thought I'd whip out my laptop and make a quick post, thanks to Verizon BroadbandAccess.

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We went to the Bahooka a few days after Christmas. When I went in, I noticed that the big tiki that stood just inside the door was gone and a table put in its place. Was this tiki temporarily moved for the holidays or perhaps for some New Years party? I have heard tales of ne'r-do wells trying to steal it right out of the front door, so I hope some ruffians didn't make off with it.



I really don't know which tiki the above post mentions, but there is still just a small table for 2 as you walk in the door. I did see 2 tikis further inside, and took photos with my cell phone camera and just uploaded them. Sorry about the crappy photo quality. It's VERY dark inside the Bahooka and my cell phone's photo quality is not so hot. I've done all I can with Photoshop to brighten them up a bit.

Anyway...this one:



Was in the small dining area just across from where you first walk into the restaurant. As you can see, it's been chained to the little niche in which it sits. I'd say that one is about 3 feet tall.

Next is this big guy:



Which resides in the small passageway between the two main sections of the restaurant, that leads to the restrooms. He's huge. I'd say at least 10 feet tall.

Again...don't know if either of these is the one mentioned above that perhaps has just been relocated to a different part of the restaurant. Or perhaps it was pinched and that's why the chain on the first photo above. Darlene was off today, or I would have asked her if they had any problems with theft of tikis.

BTW...the lunchtime "Pile of Ribs" has gone up to $7.50 now. Still a phenomenal deal!


 
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procinema29
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Posted: 2007-01-21 03:46 am   Permalink

I got back a short while ago from having a sandwich and a Zombie at Bahooka. I only go there once in a blue moon nowadays; and the last time I was in there I ordered a Zombie just to see what it was like. It was pretty strong! So I requested that today's Zombies (I went with a friend) be mixed pretty serious-like. And they were! They were very strong and very tasty too...pineapple juice was very prominent this time around.

 
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WooHooWahine
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Posted: 2007-04-02 08:32 am   Permalink

WooHoo!! What a Treat - Yesterday afternoon Soccer Tiki and I had the pleasure of meeting up with Conga Mike, The Forbidden Queen , Aqua Zombie, and Tiki Godess for some Ribs-n-Grog at Bahooka's. It was the perfect way to end the weekend.

The World Famous Rufus greeted us as we walked through the door


Pat, the manager, always welcomes us with The Spirit of Aloha


Pat, SoccerTiki, and Conga Mike


We always get 1st Class Service from our Favorite Waiter: Chico


Aqua Zombie, Tiki Godess, The Forbidden Queen , & Conga Mike


The Bahooka Bowl




Mucho Mahalo to Everyone at Bahooka's for making our visit Tiki-rrific!!























 
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SoccerTiki
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Posted: 2007-04-02 08:51 am   Permalink

Special THANKS to Pat, the manager. As always, you are an awesome host! It was fun meeting Will and Monica for the first time and seeing Michael and Denise again! What a great Sunday afternoon!
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GROG
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Posted: 2007-04-02 09:45 am   Permalink

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We always get 1st Class Service from our Favorite Waiter: Chico




It looks more like Chico is GETTING first class service! It's good to see Soccertiki
putting that BIG TONGUE to use! Woohoo!


 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2007-04-02 11:19 am   Permalink



 
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PockyTiki
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From: central MA
Posted: 2007-04-02 7:23 pm   Permalink

What the hell are my eyes viewing?? Dear lord.
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PremEx
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From: Houston, Texas
Posted: 2007-04-10 10:11 pm   Permalink

Just came across this in a drawer, from the days in the 70's when I used to frequent the now gone Francisquito location:





 
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