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Tiki Group in NJ?
PurpleXombie
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Joined: May 25, 2011
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From: New Jersey
Posted: 2014-07-06 11:07 am   Permalink

I'm from Central NJ and interested in starting a group of fellow people from around the area to go to tiki bars/restaurants (Lun Wah, Jade Isle, Lee's Hawaiian Islander, Chan's Dragon Inn, Otto's Shrunken Head, etc) None of my friends are into the tiki scene and it's getting annoying trying to talk them into going to these places.

 
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LoriLovesTiki
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Joined: Jul 03, 2011
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From: NJ
Posted: 2014-07-15 07:56 am   Permalink

I'm from central NJ too. I've been to Lee's Hawaiian Islander, Otto's and Luh Wan, just recently. I'm curious to find out how many people from our area are into tiki. No one I know locally is, although the appreciate my backyard. (Or pretend to!)
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exquisitecorpse
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Joined: Feb 26, 2009
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From: philadelphia
Posted: 2014-07-15 4:39 pm   Permalink

i live in philadelphia and always try to hit up those places when i am making ar trip up to nyc.

 
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PurpleXombie
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From: New Jersey
Posted: 2014-07-15 11:07 pm   Permalink

Lori, how did you like Lun Wah? I love the décor there. I also went to Otto’s in May and I got the 10th anniversary mug. It’s pretty awesome. Is your backyard really tikified? I wish I had a home tiki bar.

Exquisitecorpse, how often do you get to NYC? Are there any tiki places in Philly at all?

Jeff


 
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exquisitecorpse
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From: philadelphia
Posted: 2014-07-16 12:59 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-07-15 23:07, PurpleXombie wrote:
Exquisitecorpse, how often do you get to NYC? Are there any tiki places in Philly at all?



I got to NYC about once a month or so.
Otto's is great, although the drinks can be hit or miss depending on who is working.
I have also been to Lee's Hawaiian and Chan's Dragon Inn once each. Lu Wah and Jade Island are on my list.

There are no Tiki places in Philly currently.
They are planning on opening a "tiki" bar sometime this summer but it seems like it will be more of a hipster bar that happens to serve tiki drinks.


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2014-07-16 4:29 pm   Permalink

"Exquisitecorpse, how often do you get to NYC? Are there any tiki places in Philly at all? "

Jeff

Cuba Libre not tiki but lots o rum.
And they squeeze there own sugar cane right at the bar.
http://cubalibrerestaurant.com/menus/city/Philadelphia/menu/58-BEVERAGES

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Roadtiki
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Joined: Jul 15, 2011
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From: NJ
Posted: 2014-07-16 9:20 pm   Permalink

This thread reminds me of the classic Joe Piscopo SNL skit, 'I'm from Jersey, are you from Jersey'. Anyway I am from central NJ and what about the local Tiki Bars. The fun is in finding the hidden places not on the radar. There is one on Ocean Ave. in Sea Bright for instance. Frankly I'm really not into bars but I am planning to Tikify the back yard next summer. Just spent all my yearly yard budget on the new privacy fence to start it off.

Dave C.


 
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bamalamalu
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Posted: 2014-07-16 9:38 pm   Permalink

What exit?
Hope you guys get a Tiki gang together! We really enjoy our San Diego meet-ups.
Some day I'm going to visit some of those NJ area places.


 
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LoriLovesTiki
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From: NJ
Posted: 2014-07-17 10:36 am   Permalink

Luh Wan is work going to for the decor alone. It is filled with tiki goodness! Great lampsf or example.

The food's fine - pretty much Chinese.

The drinks are AWFUL. Seriously bad. Such a disapointment but thanks to Critiki I can't say I was surprised.

Yes, I've tikified my backyard. Here's my thread -
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=42865&forum=20&57

We haven't done anything yet this year except hang up my hammock. we just completely redid the kitchen so the backyard wasn't a priority.

What place on Ocean Avenue Roadtiki? Please tell!
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tabuzak
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From: New York City
Posted: 2014-07-17 10:59 am   Permalink

Hi Lori,

When was the last time you went to Lun Wah? They changed management and I heard the drinks were greatly improved.

I have not been there myself since the change, but I never thought the drinks were horrible, just standard old school Tiki drinks.

There is a small group of NYC/NJ Tiki afficianadoes that travel to Lun Wah, Lee's, and Jade Island occasionally. I can put your email in with the rest when invitations are sent out. if you like.

Jack


 
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Roadtiki
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From: NJ
Posted: 2014-07-17 7:36 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-07-17 10:36, LoriLovesTiki wrote:
Luh Wan is work going to for the decor alone. It is filled with tiki goodness! Great lampsf or example.

The food's fine - pretty much Chinese.

The drinks are AWFUL. Seriously bad. Such a disapointment but thanks to Critiki I can't say I was surprised.

Yes, I've tikified my backyard. Here's my thread - http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=42865&forum=20&57

We haven't done anything yet this year except hang up my hammock. we just completely redid the kitchen so the backyard wasn't a priority.

What place on Ocean Avenue Roadtiki? Please tell!

Ah I've seen this backyard before. I reached out to your husband and he was very helpful answering my questions. The place on Ocean Ave is called Beach Walk Hotel. They also have a Tiki Bar called Maggies Tiki Bar.

Dave C.




 
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LoriLovesTiki
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From: NJ
Posted: 2014-07-19 7:02 pm   Permalink

Hey Jack,

Long time, no talk.

We went to Lun wah on June 21st. the drinks were strong but tasteless. Definitely premixed kind of reminiscent of rum punches you might get free on a sailboat in the Caribbean. Maybe it was a bad night. It wouldn't stop me from going again though.

Definitely put me on the tiki group list. I'm pm you my email.



Lori


 
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PurpleXombie
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Joined: May 25, 2011
Posts: 12
From: New Jersey
Posted: 2014-07-29 6:38 pm   Permalink

Exquisite, I agree with you about Otto's. Last time I went the bartender was kind of cold to us but the drinks were pretty good. Tikiskip, Cubelibre looks interesting. And their website says that August is rum month! Lori, your backyard looks awesome! I'm so jealous lol. I also agree with Jack that the drinks are pretty good. I went there for my birthday last August and had the Boo Loo Pineapple, though not sure if that's what they called it and the volcano bowl. The food was mediocre I agree, though the chicken "packets" in foil were delicious. I'd say the best part were the decorations. Very fun and classic tiki. I didn't know about the Beach Walk Hotel/Maggie's Tiki Bar. How is it? The only "tiki" bar I ever knew was at the Jersey shore was Martel's...No comment. Also, tonight I made a Planet of the Apes from Beachbum Berry's Remixed and put it in the Top Banana Tiki Farm mug. Off topic but it was really good

If anyone would actually like to meet up at any of these places please let me know!

Jeff


 
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YonkersTikiHut
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Joined: Nov 24, 2013
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Posted: 2014-08-15 07:02 am   Permalink

I need to check this board more often cause I'm just seeing this now. I'm based in Yonkers, NY and work in Manhattan so Otto's is my regular watering hole. My husband and I are always excited to know there are more tikiphiles in the area.

Anyway I just saw on FB that the FOM are planning a Bridge and Tunnel tiki tour in October. I assume hitting Jersey and Staten Island. It should be exciting. Hope we can make.


 
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kristiki
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Joined: Aug 27, 2007
Posts: 58
From: The Granite State
Posted: 2014-08-15 09:41 am   Permalink

There is going to be a bus tour of many of those places in October.

Check it out here:
http://www.fraternalorderofmoai.org/huimalu/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=17960

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