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Tiki Central Forums Locating Tiki Mai Kai, Manchester, NH (restaurant) *Extinct*
Mai Kai, Manchester, NH (restaurant) *Extinct*
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Joined: Feb 28, 2006
Posts: 575
From: central MA
Posted: 2007-04-22 9:06 pm   Permalink

Name:Mai Kai
Street:1299 Elm Street

Who knew there was a Mai Kai right here in Manchester just a few years ago!! It was owned by Peter Yee, who also owned another Mai Kai out at Hampton Beach. Alas, both facilities closed in 1985. The MaiKai that was in Manchester is now the "Uptown Pub". Supposedly it's very popular. Who knew!!

*Update!* Alright so today 4-23 at around 10:30 I decided to venture to the Uptown Tavern a few yards away. It's actually very run down in itself. The sign for the Tavern still looks like it was once a Chinese restaurant. The top of the sign looks like the top of a Pagoda. The walls and outside beams are all made of wood and still looks very Chinese/Polynesian-esque. One window is broken and looks like someone threw a rock at it. It's very sad. Once a cool restaurant, is now a run-down pub. Go figure.

[ This Message was edited by: PockyTiki 2007-04-22 21:10 ]

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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 2292
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2009-07-18 4:57 pm   Permalink

An image of the Mai kai found on the web. I wish it was a better image. You can make out a large village mural in the upper left hand image and what may be another lighted mural to the left of the first. Ceramic tile dividers a couples of spears and a Tiki or two. Any one have some more info?

Here's a mug from Jpmartdogs collection from the Hampton Beach location.

"Anyone who has ever seen them is thereafter haunted as if by a feverish dream" Karl Woermann

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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2804
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2009-07-30 10:53 pm   Permalink

Trav - here are some larger scans from 2 postcards I have of the Manchester Mai Kai:


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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5320
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2009-07-31 08:46 am   Permalink

I want to know what is on the left of this image. What's this carving????

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