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New Tiki Place Opening in Hermosa Beach
nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2599
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2013-07-25 11:59 pm   Permalink

Got there about 830 this evening. Staff was very friendly and they very much want to be a "tiki bar". I like to be upbeat and look on the bright side of everything. They have an ambitious drink menu,(painkiller,mai tai, navy grog,etc., the usual suspects) but don't know how to craft them. I don't mean they make bad drinks- I mean they do not have the recipes for them. However they seemed sincere in their eagerness to learn how to make proper "tiki" bevs and also seemed very interested in 'tiki culture". John-O clued them in to the "Beach Bums books-We'll see what happens. The dinner menu also looked good but we arrived well fed so we did not order any grinds. The decor was tiki light although I really liked the black and Burgundy leatherette booths we were seated at. Right now this place is a typical California beach bar with a
Hopefully John-O will chime in with his thoughts on this locale.We both ordered a navy grog which the staff gladly took back when they noticed our displeasure with a very undrinkable version of this classic tiki drink. My wife had a Mai Tai which she said was okay.
We can only wish them well,I clued them in to Tiki Central, again, we'll see what happens. Dems som nice folks ova der!
Banzai Beach Teppan Grill and Tiki Lounge, 934 Hermosa Ave., #7, upstairs
Open 5pm, closed Tuesday, Happy hour ,5-6 pm.
Grand Opening this Saturday, 1$ beer and dancers 310 374-3747

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