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Tiki Fala, Arlington, VA (restaurant)
Dustycajun
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4355
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-08-09 12:40 pm   Permalink

Name:Tiki Fala
Type:restaurant
Street:2500 Columbia Pike
City:Arlington
State:VA
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:
Here is another location for Johnny Dollar's metro Washington, DC-area Tiki list - the Tiki Fala located in Arlington, Virginia. I have this postcard that shows the interior of the restaurant with lots of decorations including Orchids of Hawaii lamps and masks.



The painted Tikis were less than traditional.



The font on the back of the card confirm that this was definitely a 70s place.




I also picked up this matchbook from the Tiki Fala.



Close up of the art.



Another matchbook style I spotted on-line.




There was another Tiki Fala located in Dumfries, Virginia that was a hard core metal band night club. Here is the sign.




There are several Youtube band videos out there that were shot at this place.

DC



 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11197
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-08-09 4:15 pm   Permalink

What a travesty, a Tiki restaurant invaded by a metal band called "Witchhunt"! Tiki's Falla from grace, I say!

 
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Cargo Cult
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Joined: Apr 20, 2013
Posts: 8
Posted: 2013-04-20 04:40 am   Permalink

Nice to see these pictures.

My wife and I used to go to Tiki Fala in the late 80s. If I recall correctly, it was part of a little strip of stores/restaurants just to the side of Columbia Pike. Among other things it featured a sign of a duck wearing a bow tie, and it was for that duck that we always went, as their version of Peking duck cost a mere $13 (even after the price officially went up to an exorbitant $14 they still gave it to us at the old price as we were semi-regulars). Nice place, great service. I wasn't a tikiphile then, so I don't remember whether there was a special mug.


 
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