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The Polynesia, Seattle, WA (restaurant)
bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-05-24 11:45 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-05-23 17:18, Dustycajun wrote:
Just got this nice drink menu from the Polynesia in Seattle.

The cover. Looks like you could have not one, not two, but three drinks!



Inside message.



The great drink photos, this one with a photo of the large Tiki I posted previously.



More drinks, drinks, drinks.







Looks like they used the Trader Vic's line of Tiki mugs.
DC




Nice one! Wonder why they felt the need to add that tiny Moai next to the giant Ku...I guess it's from POLYNESIA!

Cocktails from 11:00 am

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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2013-05-26 09:54 am   Permalink

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On 2013-05-24 23:45, bigbrotiki wrote:

Nice one! Wonder why they felt the need to add that tiny Moai next to the giant Ku...I guess it's from POLYNESIA!

Cocktails from 11:00 am




A bigger version of that Moai was located in front of the Polynesia.



A few more Polynesia art-i-facts.





DC


 
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tikicoma
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From: wakinekona
Posted: 2013-06-10 11:39 pm   Permalink

I'm bored so here's a new photo...



aloha, or should I say, see you ladder.
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2013-06-19 5:24 pm   Permalink

Tikicoma,

Great photo, where did you find that?

Picked up another postcard showing the ferry terminal and the Polynesia.





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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2013-12-12 3:42 pm   Permalink

Picked up an earlier drink menu from the Polynesian (again encouraging a three drink minimum!)



This one did not have any graphics, but there are some great drink names that I had not heard of before.



The Lost Navigator, Leeteg's Legacy, Capt. Bligh's Dream to name a few.

Not a bad appetizer list.



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TIKIBOSKO
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Posted: 2013-12-12 6:00 pm   Permalink

Three drink "minimum" is a new one on me DC, I've heard of two max, great post as always,

 
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tikicoma
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From: wakinekona
Posted: 2014-03-02 8:58 pm   Permalink

And all I can find are matchboxes.



Dig those black matches!

The flip side. (sorry about the blurry photos, I deed to work on that)



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tikicoma
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Posted: 2014-10-23 02:34 am   Permalink

"A triple-peaked Polynesian longhouse on the end of a pier--with excellent food."

From You Still Can't Eat Mt Rainier by William Speidel, ill. by Bob Cram (1961).


I also ran across this YouTube film that has a shot of the Polynesia, with torches in full flame (from 14:42 to 14:47).

"1962 World's Fair Service Scouts"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB_7M679nzM

aloha, tikicoma

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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 28 days ago; 08:06 am   Permalink

Did they maybe have a separate lunch menu? The Polynesia menu (yellow front with shield) that I just bought has very non-exotic food choices. It lists hamburgers, sandwiches and some fish dishes.
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smini
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Posted: 3 days ago; 11:17 pm   Permalink

Hello! I am new to Tiki Central but found this forum from doing some research on the Polynesia Restaurant in Seattle. I recently became interested in this restaurant because I recently moved to a new place of residence that has a car port here with some beautiful hand carved beams. I was fascinated by the beauty of the beams located on the carport and found out from my landlord that the beams came from the Polynesia Restaurant in Seattle. When I found this forum, I was blown away when I saw the beautiful hand carved timber beams in the restaurant--those are the beams that are located in the carport here! I loved reading everyone's posts and the history of this restaurant, and the photos and stories people posted are absolutely fascinating! I especially love the photos that show the timber beams and the story of how the Tiki head was found floating in Elliot Bay. What an interesting history for this restaurant, but it saddens me as well to hear about it's demise. I wish I could have had the opportunity to visit this amazing architectural building and restaurant. I don't know the story of how the beams got here--that is a question for my landlord next time I speak with her. I have posted some photos of the Polynesia Restaurant beams here in the carport and would love to talk with others more about this amazing restaurant. Now every time I go out in the carport area, I look up at the beams and think "Wow! This is a bit of local history right here at my residence!" I feel blessed to have these beautiful pieces of artwork here, but a part of me also feels like they should have been used for something else other than a carport. Looking forward to hearing from others soon!













 
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Swanky
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Posted: 2 days ago; 06:32 am   Permalink

Wow. Looks like it!


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smini
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Posted: 2 days ago; 08:19 am   Permalink

I know Swanky,when I saw the posted picture earlier in this thread, I was completely blown away by the similarity. If anyone else has any information about the Polynesia or these wooden beams, I would love to hear from you. Or have any of you visited the Polynesia when it was open?

 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2 days ago; 2:34 pm   Permalink

FANTASTIC!!! Just goes to show that these items show up in the strangest places. At least someone thought enough to save them.
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2 days ago; 3:26 pm   Permalink



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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2 days ago; 9:51 pm   Permalink

This is one of many great threads on TC that compiles so much info and imagery on one certain place.

I always assumed that these moldings were Witco made, because I know Witco was involved in the restaurant. I cannot check to make sure right now, because I am not with my archive. But even if the wood is not swamp cedar, I think they still could have been carved in the Westenhaver shop.



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