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Zamboanga, Los Angeles, CA (restaurant)
Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2008-10-09 09:15 am   Permalink

Name:Zamboanga
Type:restaurant
Street:3828 West Slauson Ave
City:Los Angeles
State:CA
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:
Long gone. The building is a VFW today.





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Polynesiac
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2008-10-09 09:25 am   Permalink

Though not "tiki" per se, the menu touts as being "The worlds Most Beautiful Polynesian Paradise". I'm assuming it means outside of polynesia itself!

Here are 2 drink menus and a postcard from the 1930's:

Menu 1:




Menu #2 (I like the ape shape of the menu):






The postcard (the interior looks intriguing. I like these pre-tiki escapist establishments, LOTS of bamboo. Also note the fish float hanging from the ceiling and other debris):



There's a cool photo holder at Akriva Tropica:
http://www.arkivatropika.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?item_id=15
A matchbook over at Extinct Restaurants & Cafes in Los Angeles (scroll down to "Z"): http://www.latimemachines.com/new_page_43.htm




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Polynesiac
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Posted: 2008-10-09 09:33 am   Permalink

Here it is today:




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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-10-09 09:51 am   Permalink

Nice menu! Here is a link where the descendants of the owner chimed in (always a high point on TC !):

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=7557&forum=1&start=15

...and here some info regarding Joe Chastek's other venture:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=28990&forum=1&vpost=393298


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msteeln
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From: Ka'a'awa, HI
Posted: 2008-10-09 12:35 pm   Permalink

Art Fern cut's off his Slauson - www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HXkfDeR9Nw

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Polynesiac
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Posted: 2008-10-09 2:35 pm   Permalink

great links, big bro! I thought it had been discussed here before, thanks for pulling it in!

Fascinating post on his other establishment as well.
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-05-07 10:33 am   Permalink

Some very interesting information on the Zamboanga on this thread and on the link Bigbro provided.

Just got this great old photo postcard of the Jungle Room Bar at the Zamboanga.





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Posted: 2009-05-07 10:48 am   Permalink

Here is another old photo card of the dining room at the Zamboanga.



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cheekytiki
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Posted: 2009-05-07 2:13 pm   Permalink

Its interesting how they describe it as South seas, when Zamboanga is a city in the Philippines, tropical but not really South seas.
I guess the world was a much smaller place back then.
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-05-13 4:17 pm   Permalink

Picked up this matchbook from the Zamobanga with some nice graphics.






Cool Tropical Drinks

Dancing in a Polynesian Paradise - I wan't to go!

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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-08-17 9:27 pm   Permalink

Here is an old souvenir photo holder from the Zamboanga.







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Bora Boris
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From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2010-10-29 09:22 am   Permalink

It looks like after the Zamboanga days the location became The Ginza a Japanese Night Club.



Im pretty sure Id prefer it over the Zamboanga.


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tikiyaki
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From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2010-10-29 11:21 am   Permalink

I Love it ! ....

"Chinese fried shrimp prepared by celebrated Chinese Chef "Murphy"


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arriano
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From: Dog Patch - San Diego
Posted: 2010-10-29 2:34 pm   Permalink

Looks like the Ginza's other location, at 254 E. First, is now the 15-story Kajima Building.


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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2010-10-29 8:13 pm   Permalink

I have the two linen color postcards from the Zamboanga featuring our boy Joe Chastek.





You can see some changes to the interior and exterior and even to Joe if you compare the two cards.

Some close ups - the exterior

OLD


NEW


The dining room

OLD


NEW


Joe

OLD


NEW



The bar



And the bandstand with that great mural.




Back of the card.




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