||Osaka, Washington, DC (restaurant)
Joined: Sep 24, 2005
From: Los Angeles
|Posted: 2013-12-21 12:26 pm  Permalink|
Street:1329 Conn. Ave.
I never heard of this place before until I found a Moai mug with the OSAKA name and address on it. There are few random posts about this place on Tiki Central and a Bug Eyed Moai mug on Ooga Mooga but not much info. I thought it was just a straight forward Japanese Restaurant but a couple weeks later a menu appeared on ebay. The menu seems to show a full on Tiki drink menu. Pretty cool!
Here's the straight forward OMC Wood Grain Maoi mug
And here's a Bug Eyed Moai mug from Ooga Mooga (courtesy of eab21)
Joined: Oct 01, 2003
From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
|Posted: 2013-12-29 08:12 am  Permalink|
interesting... not too far (4 blocks) from junkanoo... i wonder if they were contemporary rivals.
thanks for the info! adding it to my roster of dc tiki locations!
ADDENDUM: while looking up the tahitian hut in alexandria in the historic papers online, i found that that location and Osaka were contemporaries - this is from February 4, 1973:
[ This Message was edited by: johnny dollar 2013-12-29 18:39 ]
Joined: Nov 16, 2007
From: Santa Barbara, CA
|Posted: 2015-01-03 11:16 am  Permalink|
Spotted this nice printed matchbook from the Osaka.
They served it all!
Joined: Jan 18, 2006
From: Washington, DC
|Posted: 2015-02-01 6:07 pm  Permalink|
No recollection of the place. Seems to have been Pan-Asian long before it was cool.