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Hawaii Kai, New York, NY (restaurant)
donhonyc
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From: The Quiet EAST Village
Posted: 2009-07-13 10:44 am   Permalink

Name:Hawaii Kai
Type:restaurant
Street:1638 Broadway (at 50th St.)
City:New York
State:NY
Zip:10019
country:USA
Phone:212-PLaza7-0900
Status:defunct

Description:
Hawaii Kai was one of several, now defunct, Polynesian restaurants in Manhattan. It occupied the space at 1638 Broadway adjacent to the Winter Garden theater near Times Square.





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donhonyc
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From: The Quiet EAST Village
Posted: 2009-07-13 10:50 am   Permalink

I know the Hawaii Kai has been discussed at length here at TC but there was never an official 'Locating' thread, and this place certainly deserves one. Plus I watched the 'King of Comedy' last night for the first time in a long while and noticed that there are some very quick (I mean really quick) glimpses of the HK exterior in some of the scenes with DeNiro and Sandra Bernhard near the 'Jerry Langford' studio.







 
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uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2009-07-13 3:16 pm   Permalink

We can't leave out the fantastic Hawaii Kai cookbook.




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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-07-14 11:40 am   Permalink

I have this menu. Always wanted to get that postcard.







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donhonyc
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From: The Quiet EAST Village
Posted: 2009-07-14 12:41 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-07-14 11:40, Dustycajun wrote:
I have this menu. Always wanted to get that postcard.







DC



I love that menu and wish I could find one around here. In fact I don't think I've ever found any tiki menus anywhere. I have seen Hawaii Kai mugs though. There was a store here that had been around for ages called Love Saves The Day that always seemed to have them. I took it for granted and now the store is closed.


 
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bifcozz
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Joined: Nov 17, 2004
Posts: 64
Posted: 2009-07-16 09:15 am   Permalink

Here is some more images from the Hawaii Kai (part 1)
Large menu version one




Large menu version two


Dessert menu 1


dessert menu 2




Dessert menu 3


Dinner Specials 1




Dinner Specials 2

Table top 1

Table top 2

Table top 3

Business card

Swizzle


Napkin

Postcard


Matchbook and match box
















 
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bifcozz
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Posted: 2009-07-16 10:40 am   Permalink

Here is part 2 newspaper articles and adds.







































 
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Bora Boris
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Joined: Mar 25, 2005
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From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2009-07-16 11:30 am   Permalink

Thanks Bifcozz, all the jaw dropping you've been causing lately is slowly shrinking my double chin.

 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2009-07-16 11:58 am   Permalink

Sweet History Overload!

It's going to take me a while to absorb all this. That postcard of yours highlights one of my favorite things about the Hawaii Kai - its use of decorative brick or cement block on the outside facade. The Kapu Kai in Cucamonga was another. It really transports you back into the 60s to see that.

Many thanks for the post, bifcozz.
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donhonyc
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Posts: 1173
From: The Quiet EAST Village
Posted: 2009-07-16 12:11 pm   Permalink

Hey bifcozz, thanks for posting all of that! That's the most extensive collection of Hawaii Kai items I have seen to date on any of the Tiki websites. Great stuff!! Is this something you just amassed on your own, or did you or someone you know work there? I have never seen that postcard before. Very cool!

 
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sneakyjack
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Joined: May 25, 2004
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From: NYC Area
Posted: 2009-07-16 12:21 pm   Permalink

mind blowing - too good!

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sputnikmoss
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Joined: Jan 04, 2007
Posts: 281
From: Portland OR
Posted: 2009-07-16 4:18 pm   Permalink

Wow!!! This is awesome. Hawaii Kai is my favorite because it is the first mug I ever got. It's so strange to see all of my prized possesions advertised in the paper for "FREE"!!!

 
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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2009-07-16 4:22 pm   Permalink

Holy cow, bifcozz! Those ads are amazing. I've got to get over to Ooga-Mooga and start renaming stuff.

 
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sneakyjack
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From: NYC Area
Posted: 2009-07-16 6:36 pm   Permalink

I had a bit of a problem acquring Hawaii Kai "stuff" but now I know how much more there is to find!
heres some pics to add to the thread:








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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-07-17 02:50 am   Permalink

Oh Jeeez...you guys must must be collectors or something! Biffcoz, do you OWN all those ads !!? Or did you come upon the Hawaii Kai family's scrap book. That is so amazing...alone all those giveaways they had, I never knew.

 
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