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Chief's Hut, Waikiki, HI (restaurant)
Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4265
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-07-09 10:56 am   Permalink

Name:Chief's Hut
Type:restaurant
Street:Reef Hotel
City:Waikiki
State:HI
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:operational

Description:
The Chief's Hut restaurant was located adjacent to the pool at the Reef Hotel on Waikiki Beach. I have several postcards showing the thatched hut building.





Location map.



This card is a night shot depicting the water show that was put on for the restaurant guests.





I have seen a menu







and swizzle that feature a cool logo with a Tiki torch and war club.








Now the cool thing is that the Chief's Hut is still in operation at the Outrigger Reef hotel, albeit in a vastly different form. Some nice water features have been added.




And, there is this amazing A-Frame that has been constructed at the entrance to the Outrigger Reef Hotel.







DC



 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4265
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2013-04-05 3:34 pm   Permalink

Just got this matchbook from the old Chief's Hut with some nice graphics.






DC


 
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kenbo-jitsu
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Joined: Jul 27, 2011
Posts: 200
From: Southern CA
Posted: 2014-02-03 5:07 pm   Permalink

It looks like Chief's Hut was closed in 2006 and replaced by a new poolside restaurant called Kani Ka Pila Grille.

http://www.hotelfandb.com/biol/jan-feb2010-multi-use-space.asp
http://www.outriggerreef-onthebeach.com/resort-experience/dining-and-entertainment.cfm


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Phillip Roberts
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Joined: Sep 09, 2003
Posts: 1595
From: OAHU/Seattle
Posted: 2014-02-04 07:35 am   Permalink

Aloha,

I went to the closing auction of the Chief's Hut with Gecko and Freddie (House of Ku.) There was VERY little there. Some of the bamboo and fixings went to a short lived coffee place across from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.



The Outrigger Reef had a very nice display of masks and artifacts on loan from the Bishop Museum for a few months following construction/renovation of the Chief's Hut in 2006. As spaces started to lease, the displays disappeared.
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