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Washington DC Metro Area: Compendium of all Tiki Places, multiple, DC (other)
Johnny Dollar
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 01, 2003
Posts: 2965
From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2013-12-29 08:38 am   Permalink

Name:Washington DC Metro Area: Compendium of all Tiki Places
Type:other
Street:multiple locations
City:multiple
State:DC
Zip:multiple
country:USA
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:
Locating Tiki is primarily for individual locations, but the following is a regional exploration: assuming the D.C. Metro area to be anywhere within a 30 to 40 minute drive from downtown DC, here is a list of what I have compiled to be the tiki establishments in the DC area over the years. any additional info would be most welcome.

1) Aloha Hut, AKA Jenny II - 1715 G. St. NW - not too far west of the White House, Washington, D.C., 20006
status: closed
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=39204&forum=2&0

2) Aloha Inn - 608 Quince Orchard Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
status: still open, but tikis/decor removed a long time ago
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=39208&forum=2

3) Black Tahiti - 1776 K Street, N.W. Washington, D.C.,
status: closed.
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=34988&forum=2

4) Blue Hawaii - 4906 St. Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
status: closed, currently Bangkok Garden thai restaurant
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=37711&forum=2

5) Diamond Head - 6900 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, Maryland.
status: closed, original building demolished, now Miller's Furs
(Loehmann's Plaza location?)
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=33744&forum=2

6) Diamond Head - 1010 Wisconsin Avenue, Dodge Center, Georgetown, Washington DC
status: closed, now Waterfront Center, a block from the Potomac River
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=33744&forum=2

7) Honolulu Restaurant - 5634 Telegraph Rd Alexandria, VA
status: closed April 10, 2004. Demolished for interstate ramp.
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=39206&forum=2

Hula Hut - Wheaton, MD
status: closed, current location of Wheaton Metro Station
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=34150&forum=2

9) Junkanoo - 1629 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C., 20009
status: closed in 1979, location of current Chipotle Mexican Grill north of Dupont Circle
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=37007&forum=2

10) The Kahlua Hut - 1812 East West Highway, West Hyattsville, MD 20783
status: closed. It's now a bakery - it had been Jones Ice Cream Parlor
operating in 1969, and confirmed to have changed to the Outrigger by 1973 (below)
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=46694&forum=2&0

11) Kona Kai, Marriott Hotel - 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
status: closed in the late 1980s, now Agio Italian Restaurant
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=39216&forum=2

12) Luau Hut ("Luau Hut Capitol Hill") - 14 F St NW, Washington D.C.
status: closed - current location of Kelly's Irish TImes Pub near Union Station.
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=32449&forum=2

13) Luau Hut ("Luau's In-Inn") - 1225 19th ST. N.W., Washington D.C.
status: closed
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=32449&forum=2

14) Luau Hut - 8407 Ramsey Ave, Silver Spring, MD
status: closed - building still exists but is for lease and is painted yellow. Originally called "Moon's Garden."
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=32449&forum=2

15) Orchid Isle - under new mgmt as Orchid 7 - 4723 Elm Street, Bethesda, MD 20814-2901
status: closed. Currently the Barking Dog pub.
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=39197&forum=2

16) Orchid 7 - 1055 Thomas Jefferson St., N.W., Washington, DC 20007
status: closed
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=39217&forum=2

17) Osaka - 1329 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
status: closed
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=46650&forum=2&0

18) The Outrigger - 1812 East West Highway, West Hyattsville, MD 20783
status: closed. former location of the Kahlua Hut (above)
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=42528&forum=2&1

19) Pacific Inn (Chick & Toshiko Lee's Pacific Inn), 6027 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22307
status: closed. currently the Kyoto Japanese Restaurant
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=6027+Richmond+Highway,+Alexandria,+VA&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=58.337319,116.279297&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=6027+Richmond+Hwy,+Alexandria,+Virginia+22307&ll=38.786745,-77.068045&spn=0.227739,0.454216&t=h&z=12&layer=c&cbll=38.786745,-77.068045&panoid=iOKZqe18qyA4ic_wSQdtnw&cbp=12,142.29,,0,0.16

20) Poli-Tiki - 319 Pennsylvania Ave Washington D.C., DC 20003-1148
status: upstairs remodeled in 2000 to the "Pour House," basement remodeled in 2003 to german-themed bar "Sheisse Haus" (!)
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=6631&forum=2

21) Polynesia Supper Club and Lounge (Dave Wu's) - 1018 Vermont N.W., Washington, DC 20005-4901
status: closed
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=37670&forum=2

22) South Pacific - 4200 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA
status: closed, original building likely demolished
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=35135&forum=2

23) Tahitian Hut, 1818 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
status: closed, original building clearly demolished
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=46671&forum=2&0

24) Tiki Island - Wilde Lake Village Center, 10400 Cross Fox Lane Columbia, MD 21044
status: closed. was formerly the Karras’ Beef House, which subsequently moved to 9445 Baltimore National Pike Ellicott City, MD 21043 per the Baltimore Sun, May 17, 1985
http://www.sevenpleasures.org/gallery/Tiki-Island-MD/Document_2

25) Trader Vic's, Capitol Hilton - 1001 16th St. NW - just two blocks directly north of Lafayette square (White House)
status: closed in 1995
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=37740&forum=2

26) The Waikiki - 14 F St NW, Washington D.C.
status: closed / became one of the D.C. locations of the Luau Hut (above)
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=39207&forum=2

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Johnny Dollar
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 01, 2003
Posts: 2965
From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2014-01-04 07:52 am   Permalink

ok, this is interesting - an AMEX / NFL promotion in DC, newspaper ad dated November 19, 1973. clearly not every restaurant in the area participated - but of this list, there are 10 polynesian joints - in 1973!





i didn't realize there were so many south pacifics and so many diamond heads.

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