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Hawaiian Hut, Honolulu, HI (restaurant)
abstractiki
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From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2010-03-31 5:23 pm   Permalink

That's is very disappointing news about this vintage tiki temple. We can build all the new places we want but there are only so many original vintage temples left.

It would be nice if they could all be protected, preserved, and given their proper respect as endangered historical landmarks.


 
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Brice
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From: Kailua Kona, HI
Posted: 2010-03-31 5:33 pm   Permalink

It is just a shame. We saw it about six months ago and several of the outdoor pieces had fallen victim to termites. I was wondering if anybody had any leads on where the decor was sold off too? We are calling the Ala Mona Hotel to see if we can track down some of those golden pieces of history before being put on some Jimmy Buffet beach cruise boat.

 
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Brice
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From: Kailua Kona, HI
Posted: 2010-03-31 5:42 pm   Permalink

Just got off the phone with some wonderful people who broke the bad news to me that at the end of the auction they were just giving things away. We have a call into the Synagogue, in hopes to locate some of the items. Will let you all know more as soon as I do. Fingers crossed!

 
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bkoahu
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From: Pearl City, Oahu
Posted: 2010-03-31 8:48 pm   Permalink

Saw many items being tossed into the dumpster on Kona Street side when the sale ended. Went back to see if the container was still there, NO LUCK - IT'S GONE!!! ALOHA Hawaiian Hut!

 
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2010-05-23 9:22 pm   Permalink

Glad I stuck my head in the last time I was in Waikiki, when I stayed at the Hawaiiana.
Now, both are gone.


 
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Mo-Eye
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Posted: 2010-05-24 10:56 am   Permalink

I think these may be from the Hawaiian Hut. On craigslist now with quite a silly price.






http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/atq/1755009890.html
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Brice
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From: Kailua Kona, HI
Posted: 2010-05-24 11:17 am   Permalink

Those are from the Hawaiian Hut. We have been talking with the new owners who think they are sitting on gold. I am sad to say it is going to be a Synagogue. I don't think those tikis can hold the Torah. Does anybody know the identity of the carver? I know they have been repainted. We've been trying to preserve some items from this historic space but at these prices they'll probably end up going to some rich haole who wants to leave them on his lanai....

 
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tikiyaki
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From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2010-05-24 12:11 pm   Permalink

Wow, after looking at the pictures again on page 1, it is such a bummer about this place. What an amazing Tiki temple.



 
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1961surf
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2010-05-24 2:21 pm   Permalink

Very very sad .It always sucks when you hear of places like this closing .When you hear
of all those beautiful carved panels and artifacts tossed ....it's just a crying shame
really .I am even more bummed, because I have never been to the hut.
Such a cool place .


 
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kohalacharms
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Posted: 2010-05-24 3:47 pm   Permalink

FYI... the seller disclosed he is not willing to ship the pole.

 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-05-24 4:52 pm   Permalink

I like the fact that he is advertising the poles as "ancient" Well in that case...
They're gonna get much more ancient because they're just gonna sit there.


 
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Brice
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From: Kailua Kona, HI
Posted: 2010-05-31 5:34 pm   Permalink

We have been in contact with the rabbi, and they are selling many individual pieces from the Hawaiian Hut interior. We've just purchased several, and they seem to have become MUCH more realistic/negotiable on pricing. Shipping is still up to the buyer, but I can say they are accomodating us.

Here are some photos I have from the seller, for pieces that are still available. They also have framed tapa and other smaller items that I don't have photos of; you can ask the rabbi's son, Dovid, about them. If anyone is interested in rescuing more memorabilia from this tiki landmark, the seller has asked that you contact them at
dovidtilson@gmail.com. I'd love to see the tiki room big enough for that shell chandelier!


These are large and small plaques used here as trim


Close-up of the trim plaques


Shell chandelier








Multiple available; approx. 7' tall


approx. 6' tall


1 available


approx. 5' tall x 2.5' wide


15 ft wide, two connecting boards



And finally, here's a link to Don Tiki performing live @ the Hawaiian Hut, so you can see some of these items in context:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81a8RrgcUJY&feature=player_embedded


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LiddleLola
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From: Elk Grove, CA
Posted: 2010-06-02 12:38 am   Permalink



Wow! Look at the resemblance of the carpet.


I am definitely interested in salvaging something from this restaurant now.


Thanks for posting those pics.

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LiddleLola
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From: Elk Grove, CA
Posted: 2010-06-02 10:23 pm   Permalink

I think you should post these items in the general tiki section to get more attention. The new owner said they will start demo in 2 weeks. Not much time to make sure these things get good homes.

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Brice
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From: Kailua Kona, HI
Posted: 2010-06-03 11:36 pm   Permalink

You *definitely* have to rescue a piece or two now -- you already know how it'll look in your room! Thx for the suggestion; will repost.

 
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