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Tiki Central Forums Locating Tiki Wind Tiki, Webster, MA (restaurant)
Wind Tiki, Webster, MA (restaurant)
Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4307
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-03-28 6:00 pm   Permalink

Name:Wind Tiki
Type:restaurant
Street:154 Thompson Rd
City:Webster
State:MA
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:operational

Description:

New Tiki location for the day.

I picked up a matchbook from Wind Tiki advertising two locations in Webster.





I did a little research, it looks like the location on Thompson Road is still open. I found these photos.

Wind Tiki sign and a little A-Frame and Buddha out front.








The inside





Not a lot of Tiki per say, but maybe worth a look?

Here is a yelp review:

The drinks are the same fruity lighter fluid you'd get at any other place. For those unfamiliar with Webster, MA ... its off 395. All you need to know about Webster is that there is a chinese food place, a strip bar and a pawn shop within a few feet of each other. Try the Wind Tiki and you won't be sorry. The food is good and if you didn't have a chance to live through the 70s ... one could almost hope to see an episode of Starsky and Hutch playing in the bar. Cool vibe!


Anybody ever been??


DC



 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2334
From: SoMass
Posted: 2012-03-28 7:51 pm   Permalink

It's not bad. The food is decent & the drinks are pretty good. The Worcester location was a lot better. It had a huge rock waterfall in the middle of the dining room & a great atmosphere. This was long before I was into Tiki & I don't remember if it had any cool Tikis, but I really loved the place. My wife & I went there at least once a month. As for the strip club in Webster, I never noticed!

 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2334
From: SoMass
Posted: 2014-03-10 8:45 pm   Permalink

Another one bites the dust. Wind Tiki will be closing for good on March 29. Ther has been nothing resembling a Tiki there for years, but it still sucks when a place that's been around that long closes.

 
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scottxwl
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Joined: Feb 18, 2014
Posts: 20
From: Byfield, MA
Posted: 2014-03-11 04:55 am   Permalink

That's a shame. I'll have to arrange a visit before they close to pay my respects.
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Big Kahuna
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Posts: 2334
From: SoMass
Posted: 2014-03-11 4:15 pm   Permalink

There's absolutely nothing Tiki left. It got "renovated" many years ago & they removed all the cool elements. Still, it was an old school Chinese restaurant & it's always sad to lose one. The owner is in his 70s & just wants to retire. I don't blame him. He tried to find a buyer, but, so far, no luck.

 
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Professor Pineapple
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Joined: May 18, 2007
Posts: 67
From: Manchester CT
Posted: 2014-03-12 07:27 am   Permalink

No kidding, Rick. That's too bad. Wind Tiki was something of an area institution. There was no tiki per se, but you just knew it must have had some way back when. It still had the spirit if not the decor.

 
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Lukeulele
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Joined: Feb 04, 2006
Posts: 377
From: So Cal-holic
Posted: 2014-07-07 08:34 am   Permalink

Apparently it has reopened under new ownership with slight changes.

Some earlier photos below:









 
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Lukeulele
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From: So Cal-holic
Posted: 2014-07-07 08:56 am   Permalink

Interesting article here: http://yankeeshopper.net/content/wind-tiki-closes-after-40-years

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Lukeulele
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Posted: 2014-07-07 08:57 am   Permalink





 
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