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hodadhank
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From: Mission Beach, CA
Posted: 2006-04-17 11:55 am   Permalink

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On 2006-04-16 15:41, Hanalei_Pirate wrote:
...which of these are not too far from the Hanalei hotel? I'd say within a half-hour's driving distance would be considered "not too far."



Aloha Hanalei Pirate! This is San Diego! Everything is within a half hour driving distance!



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On 2006-04-16 15:41, Hanalei_Pirate wrote:
...we are not going to be eating at the Bali Hai or Hanalei restaurants.



Gotta get coconut shrimp at the Islands! Mmmmmmmmm.


 
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bamalamalu
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Posted: 2006-04-19 12:28 pm   Permalink

Hi, as hodadhank said, everything really is pretty close. To give you an idea of the scale when you're looking at the map, Escondido & San Marcos are about half an hour away, Chula Vista is probably 15 or 20 minutes (it's only about 15 miles all the way to the Mexican border). Most of the places listed are right in the central area close to the Hanalei hotel - Anything on Hotel Circle or Camino Del Rio is super close, and the places on 1st Ave, 5th Ave, Washington Street, Park Ave, etc are right in the Hillcrest/North Park area, which is maybe 10 minutes away.

It doesn't show the streets, but there's a neat little map here that shows where the different neighborhoods are located, just to give you an idea how close they are:
http://www.sandiego.gov/neighborhoods-map/western.shtml

On this map the Hanalei is kind of right in between where it says Old Town and Mission Valley. Downtown/Gaslamp district would be in the Centre-City East section (again, only maybe 10 minutes from the Hanalei). If you click the tabs at the top (Northern, Eastern, Central, Mid City, etc) it'll show more detail in those areas.

I do recommned Bali Hai and the Hanalei Islands room if you haven't experienced them yet!
Cheers!


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kingtiki
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Joined: Oct 17, 2005
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From: Sandy Eggo, CA
Posted: 2006-04-19 3:37 pm   Permalink

Pirate -

Here are some options within roughly 5 miles of Hanalei. Check out the Entertainment section of
Signonsandiego.com for a huge list of restaurants and bars in the neighborhoods around you. You are better off sticking to the beach communities and neighborhoods just south of the Hanalei for your food and bar needs. Some of the best restaurants in the city are in Hillcrest and Downtown.

Bars
Although not tiki, there are some good drinking establishments (and by that I mean vintage dive bars) just up the hill south from where you are staying. Though I doubt they make very good Mai Tais, they have some of the best pours in the city. If you want tropical drinks stick to Bali Hai, the Hanalei, Cannibal Bar, or Mr. Tiki.

Lamplighter
in Mission Hills (817 W. Washington, SD, CA 92103)

SignonSanDiego quote: "This exceedingly average-looking tavern -- with cozy leatherette booths, dim lighting and a milelong bar -- attracts wild and booze-happy regulars who seem anything but average. Most of them seem to have bellied up to the bar as soon as it opened at 6 a.m. This, boys and girls, is how real drinkers drink."

Nunu's (my personal favorite)
in Hillcrest/Park West (3537 Fifth Ave, SD, CA 92103)

SignonSanDiego quote: "Inside, Nunu's is cozy in that skewered way bars can be. The seats at the long and winding bar are hefty-load size, and the round booths lining the walls are made of button-riveted, industrial-strength naugahyde. There's a "gettin' it on in Tahoe" fireplace; mirrored walls; cheesy, faux-Tiffany hanging lamps; plastic ivy intertwined with (inexplicable) Christmas lights above the bar; and "wallpaper" made out of some bizzaro carpet material that manages to be at once utterly hideous and surprisingly inoffensive. Antique memorabilia here and there completes your smooth launch into the Twilight Zone of interior decor."

Also noted:
Lancer's - 4671 Park Blvd.

Ken Club - 4079 Adams Ave.

Triple Crown Pub - 3221 Adams Ave., San Diego


Eats
There are tons of restaurants fairly close to where you are staying. Check out the Hillcrest, Mission Hills, Old Town, Midtown, Downtown neighborhoods for options. Here are some notables within 5 miles:

Pub Food
Shakespeare Pub & Grille - British Pub w/good fish and chips - 3701 India St

Mexican Food
Ponce's - traditional family recipes, good drinks - 4050 Adams Ave.

El Indio - traditional hang over cure Mexican food - 3695 India St

BBQ
Phil's BBQ - best in the city - 4030 Goldfinch St

Pizza
Bronx Pizza - NY style (obviously) goodness - 111 Washington St

Thai
Celadon - mmmm so fresh - 540 University Ave

This list could go on forever and I should be working so maybe just check signonsandiego.

Hope it helps


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hodadhank
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From: Mission Beach, CA
Posted: 2006-04-21 12:13 pm   Permalink

Dec 7 1941: A day that will live in infamy!!

That's the day Pacific Shores on Newport Ave in Ocean Beach opened it's doors for the first time!

A vintage dive lounge with a clamshell canopied bar and black lighted sea-life murals! Order something with gin and watch your drink glow in the dark! Don't worry about that raggedy old salt slumped over at the end of the bar, he's probably not dead.

http://howardowens.buzznet.com/user/photos/?id=2491954


While in O.B. stop in at Ranchos Cocina on Sunset Cliffs Blvd. While it's menu is famous for it's delicious Vegan selections, try their excellent baja style grilled fish tacos or my favorite, the chicken Mole enchiladas! No, it's not made out of moles,(duh) it's a sinfully exotic sauce made from chiles, nuts, spices, vegetables, and CHOCOLATE!!!!

http://entertainment.signonsandiego.com/profile/185665

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mikepattonisgawd
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Posted: 2006-04-29 10:21 pm   Permalink

I'm a newbie, but I just wanted to give my 2 cents on the SD restaurant and bar suggestions.
1st off....don't eat at Hob Nob Hill.
I used to work there, and they re-use their butters and jams (ya know the ones that come in the orange peels?). I have watched people dig into the jam, lick the knife, and then put it back in the jam. This is the very same jam that they made us re-use!

Anyhoo... my vote for favorite taco shop in SD has to go to Pokez.
http://entertainment.signonsandiego.com/profile/111155
It's downtown on 10th and E st.
Back in the day bands would play there right in the middle of the dining room. They'd push the tables out of the way and the band would just stand in the center. They also have cheap vegetarian mexican food served by overworked, tattooed waitresses that seem to find a way to turn their excruciating rudeness into a necessary part of the Pokez experience.
Seriously...we went there once and the bitchy-ass waitress that we regularly had was actually marginally nice, for once. Well, the truth is that we ended up being kinda disappointed! Her shitty attitude had truly become part of the schtick for us. (go figure!)
My favorite part is that there's usually some vintage vinyl spinning on a set of turntables right there in the dining room. (Where else can ya find a dj spinning records at 11 am on a tuesday?)
Add to all of this the fact that they serve sangria by the pitcher (being that it's attached to a sangria bar next door called The Rosary Room, http://entertainment.signonsandiego.com/profile/247969/ a place that looks like it simply had to be decorated by Perry Farrell!) and you've got the makings of San Diego's finest taco shop!

Another bar that I wanted to add to the list that I haven't seen mentioned is on Kettner Blvd. and it's called The Waterfront. http://entertainment.signonsandiego.com/profile/88643 Not in any way a tiki bar, but still a great vibe. It's actually the oldest bar in all of San Diego (if you look at their liquor license it says "permit no. 1"). The drinks are relatively cheap, the jukebox has tons of Faith No More, (judging by my username, you can safely guess that this may be important to me!) and the hot, tattoo-d bartendars usually had my drink already waiting for me when I walked in the door. (They'd see us walking down the street out of the open shutters, and they were clever enuff to always remember what us regulars drank!)

Jeez...I wish I was in San Diego now!!!



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dogbytes
  

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From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2006-05-12 11:34 pm   Permalink

we didnt photograph all our meals in San Diego. but i thought we'd share these!

mmm savor the bacon goodness in these giant waffles! Hash House a Go Go


Breakfast of Champions, Snickers Bread Pudding, Ice Cream and Coffee at Hash House A Go Go.


Dinner at Hudson Bay Seafood (Clam Roll, Onion Rings, Fish Tacos)


 
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bigtikidude
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2006-05-13 7:21 pm   Permalink

I gotta love people that love good food.
Great to see/meet you Elica, and Todd.

Jeff(bigtikidude)


 
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hodadhank
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From: Mission Beach, CA
Posted: 2006-05-14 12:34 am   Permalink

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On 2006-05-12 23:34, dogbytes wrote:
we didnt photograph all our meals in San Diego. but i thought we'd share these!



Just looking at those pix gave me myocardial infarction! I'm afraid my insurance doesn't cover meals like that!


 
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freddiefreelance
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From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2007-07-30 12:35 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-01-23 14:30, alohabros wrote:
... you cannot forget...

... china inn 877 hornblend street pacific beach...

... red sails 2614 shelter island dr...




These 2 need some details:

China Inn: 877 Hornblend St, San Diego, Ca. Phone: (858) 483-6680
Ric, Monica & Elinor Widmer's favorite place. Deep, Red Naugahyde booths, real Chinese food Cheap (as opposed to Cheap Chinese food. Check out the Peking Duck for $20), and strong tropical drinks make it great for Date Night.

Red Sails Inn: 2614 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego, Ca. Phone: (619) 223-3030 Website: http://www.theredsails.com/
Old-School Nautical Decor, a back patio with a view of the San Diego "fishing fleet," and serves Seafood centric Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner menus. Ultra Casual; it's the kind of place where you can walk off your boat in shorts, t-shirt & flip-flops and sit down to a Crab Benedict for Breakfast, Fish & Chips for Lunch, or a Lobster Newburg Dinner. Service can vary, and sometimes food quality can, too, a good bet on the menu are any of the multitude of fried shellfish.
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Nano's Son
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Posted: 2007-08-02 08:14 am   Permalink

Ahoha Freddie...I heard at Hukilau that there is a party in San Diego
in August. Coul let me know where I can find information on it. I'm new to Tiki Central. It sounds like a fun time. If I can I would love
to attend.

Thanks
Ron Licudine


 
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Bargoyle
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Posted: 2007-08-02 09:03 am   Permalink

Ron,

CHeck it out here:
http://www.tikioasis.com/

Then goto California Events here on TC and check out any thread with Oasis, or TO7 in its title.

Have fun! Wish I was going!




www.northeasttikitour.com


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TikiMookie
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From: No Cal
Posted: 2007-08-11 10:09 am   Permalink

Wow, great info here! We'll be going for a couple of days in October and will choose from the list...

and those pictures? I can feel my arteries hardening...


 
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freddiefreelance
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From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2008-03-13 12:41 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-02-22 19:14, dogbytes wrote:
a couple restaurants not mentioned are Las Quatras Milpas (1857 Logan Ave. San Diego, CA 92113) & also Porkyland (2196 Logan Ave San Diego, CA 92113-2204) not the best area of town (and mostly take-out) but great authentic mexican!


Porkyland now has a La Jolla location, just up the street from the Vons:

Porkyland: 1030 Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, Ca. 92037 Phone: 858.459.1708
2196 Logan Ave., S.D., Ca. 92113 Phone: 619.233.5139
You can get Chicken, Carne Asada, Fish & Shrimp here, but why? The name's Porkyland, not Chicken, Carne Asada, Fish & Shrimpland. You want Carnitas; available as Tacos, Mini Tacos, Burritos, Tostadas, Tortas, etc., or Al Pastor (sort of a Gyro-style Pork) & Pork simmered in Salsa Verde are also great, and I think their Chile Colorado is Pork based. Sometimes they have Pork al Mole or Carnitas Pibil for the adventurous; Buche (Pork Stomach simmered in Lard) is available for the really, really adventurous.
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Fins (various locations) wonderful fried shrimp burritos! not Rubio's


The Fins chain went out of business, they're down to just the La Jolla location & one in Bonita.

Fins: 8657 Villa La Jolla Drive (La Jolla Village Square), La Jolla Ca. Phone: (858) 270-FINS
4444 Bonita Road, Bonita, Ca. 91902 Phone: (619) 267-2990
Baja-style Fish Tacos: fried Pollock with Shredded Cabbage, Pico de Gallo, Salsa Blanco & a Lime Wedge on a fresh Corn Tortilla are the order of the day here, as are Grilled Ono Tacos, Shrimp & (spiney) Lobster Tacos, and more standard Mexican fare like Carnitas, Carne Asada & Pollo Asado. I like to go for the Combos, like the K38 (a Fish Taco & a Carne Asada Burrito, with creamy Pinto or Black Beans & Chips), my favorite, or the Del Mar (a Shrimp Burrito & a Fish Taco with Beans & Chips). Even after the old owners going out of business it's still better than Rubios.
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bamalamalu
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Posted: 2008-03-13 7:38 pm   Permalink

I just came across an ad for this place in today's paper. I don't know anything more about it, but it sounds like it's worth investigating.

Kona Pacifica Kafe
2326 Proctor Valley Rd (by San Miguel Rd)
Chula Vista, CA 91914
(619) 482-0100


Not much on their own website yet -
http://www.konapacificakafe.com/

But the descriptions sound tempting - tasty food, plus sometimes music/hula
http://www.gatheringguide.com/event_directory/ca_california/vendor_caterers_catering_29138.html
http://www.yelp.com/biz/kona-pacifica-kafe-chula-vista


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VintageV
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From: San Diego/Sunnyvale,CA
Posted: 2008-05-17 5:44 pm   Permalink

I have to add the TURF CLUB to the list of wonderful bars/restaraunts to visit! I've celebrated many a birthday and special event there and it is awesome....built in the 1950's and has NEVER changed it's decor, it has a racetrack theme (complete with cartoon race horse wallpaper) with a very "loungy" feel, a bar, and when you order dinner, you cook your own food on the grill in the middle of the room. (Sounds weird but it's a lot of fun) They have steak, fish, mushroom burgers, etc. It's cheap!, just get there a little earlier in the evening if possible because they fill up fast. They're located at 25th & B in Golden Hill (just up from downtown SD). Sometimes if you get there on the right night, the piano player will be singing Frank Sinatra and Elvis Costello songs from his piano bar...last year I took some Tiki Oasis folks on Sunday night for dinner and they loved it

 
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