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Polynesian, Redondo Beach, CA (restaurant)
bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-01-09 6:02 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-11-07 09:05, Tom Slick wrote:
The celebration will feature an 8 piece mariachi band,...Miss Bikini, Miss Surfer, Miss Hot Rod, and Bozo the Clown. The Restaurant will offer typical South Sea Cuisine and a variety of Hawaiian Cocktails.



Indeed, what a line up. Talk about Polynesian POP! I so wanna see photos of that.
That last line already kinda seems to reflect the jaded attitude towards Tiki beginning in the late 60s: "Typical" South Sea Cuisine! How original!


 
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Tom Slick
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From: The Beaches of South Bay, SoCal
Posted: 2009-01-09 10:28 pm   Permalink

Sabu, you are right again! I found out through my parents that the Redondo Fun Factory was once an enormous bar where they encouraged you to throw your shells on the floor after eating the peanuts. This is where I became the twinkle in pops eye! haha, My parents met at the Sea Inn for the second time, after briefly brushing into eachother at the "Brothers 3" also formally known as the Tiki Kai on Redondo Beach Blvd in Lawndale. My parents told me the Brothers 3 remained faux polynesian, after the sale of Tiki Kai...Great stuff!


BigBro, I would be curious to see photos of Bozo, Ms. Surfer and the rest of the Muscle Beach Party cast at the Grand Opening of The Polynesian!


 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-05-05 11:24 am   Permalink

Picked up a matchbook from the Polynesian Restaurant on the Redondo Pier.






I also have a matchbook from the Yue's restaurant in Gardena, but have never seen one for the Yue's on the Pier. How many locations did Helen Yue have?




DC

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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-07-21 12:17 pm   Permalink

Just got this cool postcard showing the Fisherman's Village area of the Redondo Pier.


You can see Tony's and the Hawaiian Shop.


Also got one of those great matchbooks with the rendering of the Polynesian building and the Tiki.




DC


 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Posted: 2009-09-26 2:03 pm   Permalink


found these at an estate sale and put them on ebay today.....and on my etsy site today i listed three tony's fish market rocks glasses from this same location i believe...









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MishimasLover
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Joined: Nov 16, 2009
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Posted: 2009-11-16 8:44 pm   Permalink

Hello, googled Mishima's and Helen Yue's and found this website.

I grew up in So. Calif. and these two restaurants were my all-time favorites in the late 70's.

Mishimas served the best frog's legs with tartar sauce. I ate dinner there on my graduation night (high school) and had a singapore sling. I had to be carried out later... lol

Helen Yue's had a bridge that went over a koi pond upon entering the restaurant. I believe it was on Rosecrans Avenue.

Anyways, does anyone know if Helen Yue is still alive?

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Tom Slick
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From: The Beaches of South Bay, SoCal
Posted: 2009-12-01 5:15 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-05-05 11:24, Dustycajun wrote:

I also have a matchbook from the Yue's restaurant in Gardena, but have never seen one for the Yue's on the Pier. How many locations did Helen Yue have?



DC



Here is a shoddy drive by photo of Yues Gardena current status

"Giovannis" catering and Banquet hall.


 
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2017-02-03 10:58 am   Permalink



 
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