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Kowloon, Los Angeles, CA (restaurant)
Bora Boris
Mr. Unreasonable

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2617
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2008-04-03 7:04 pm   Permalink

Name:Kowloon
Type:restaurant
Street:6124 W. Pico Blvd.
City:Los Angeles
State:CA
Zip:90035
country:USA
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:
Kowloon Cantonese Cuisine, owned by George Lim and Joe Ho.



 
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Bora Boris
Mr. Unreasonable

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2617
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2008-04-03 7:12 pm   Permalink

I hadn’t heard of this place until I saw a matchbook that Sabu the Coconut Boy had posted in Tiki Finds in 2006. I recently won a menu on ebay and the drinks page is a new favorite.






I love this bowl.


I went to the address today and 6124 W. Pico is no longer an actual address, the spot is now split between a kosher restaurant and a nursery.


 
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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2008-04-03 7:15 pm   Permalink

Great post, Boris. The angel fish bowl is pretty fabulous.

 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 2295
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2008-04-05 05:54 am   Permalink

Here's a matchbook from my collection.




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Bora Boris
Mr. Unreasonable

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2617
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2008-04-07 05:54 am   Permalink

Thanks Uncle Trav!

Does anyone out there have a picture of this place?


 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2804
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2011-10-01 5:51 pm   Permalink

No exterior shots yet, but found some interiors from 1958:


Mrs. Edward Vincent Dockweiler; Rear Admiral Robert W. Berry; Mrs. A. Laurence Smith, Jr.; Mr. A. Laurence Smith, Jr.; Mrs. Robert W. Berry; Mr. Odell McConnell.


Mrs. Robert G. Meyler, Jr.; Chef & owner, George Lim".




Chinese Barbeque pig -- 100 lbs.




looks like they're drinking "Kowloon Gold" cocktails in the ice-shell glass.


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propergal
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Joined: Nov 15, 2011
Posts: 1
Posted: 2011-11-20 3:28 pm   Permalink

Looks like they furnished their entire restaurant with the kind of stuff you see on HipSwap.com

You guys should check it out...plus it's all local to L.A.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11606
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-11-20 6:16 pm   Permalink

HipSwap must be the new name for Oceanic Arts then! I agree, Bob and Leroy are some hip beatniks!

 
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tikiyaki
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Joined: May 18, 2004
Posts: 2723
From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2011-11-22 08:07 am   Permalink

Looks like Pico Blvd ,near La Cienega was THE place to get Cantonese Food and Tropical Cocktails back in the day. Wan-Q, Twin Dragon etc....Luckily Wan Q is
FU's Palace, and still serving the good Cantonese stuff,and Twin Dragon is still there too.


 
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tiki_martin
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Joined: Sep 23, 2011
Posts: 25
From: No Bikini Atoll
Posted: 2011-12-01 09:56 am   Permalink

I had my first Scorpion Bowl there back in (gulp) the early/mid-80's. Don't do the math, I was only a lad....
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BahookaBoy
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Joined: May 11, 2012
Posts: 1
Posted: 2012-05-11 11:26 pm   Permalink

Great website. Pic of my dad, mother and grandparents with an unidentified couple at Kowloon approx 1955/56, with my grandfather's friend, the actor Carleton Young and his wife Noel Toy, an exotic fan dancer from San Francsico.



My dad, grandmother and Carleton Young.





 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 5152
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-06-13 6:15 pm   Permalink

Here is another matchbook type I have from Kowloon.




And, a large postcard showing the interior I tried unsuccessfully for on ebay.


The bar was eye-popping!


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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 5152
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2016-03-09 9:42 pm   Permalink

Here is a little better look at the that great interior postcard. Look at those Tiki mugs on the lower left side of the bar.





A nice slice of an old school LA Chinese restaurant that adapted to the Tiki style.

DC


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2016-03-09 10:54 pm   Permalink

Mahalo DC!

 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2016-03-09 10:55 pm   Permalink

Mahalo DC!

 
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