Joined: Apr 09, 2003
From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
|Posted: 2006-01-21 12:48 pm  Permalink|
The Tonga Hut is on the road to glory.
Dramatic first steps have already been taken. Any fears that the Tonga Hut was going to become a sports bar can be laid aside. The owner, Jeremy, has very ambitious plans for re-tikification, which include placing OA art above all of the booths,restoring both fountains and creating a Tonga Hut mug.
Although it has just been approximately 3 months since the new ownership, there already is a marked improvement:
1.There are no more beer signs - I was there with TikiTanked and personally witnessed the owner, Jeremy, obliterate the last O'Douls sign.
2. The map of the Kingdom of Tonga, has been restored, courtesy of Oriental Gifts on Washington in Culver City (where cost-effective Hawaiiana can be found).
3.The air no longer smells of stale smoke.
4. A moai has been added to the rear entrance.
5. Incredibly nice, and sexy, bartenders have been added, Taylor & Cyd.
6. Most importantly, the palm-wood tikis are still there and in suprisingly good shape.
Time for all of those who have been away to revisit!
[ This Message was edited by: christiki295 2006-01-24 18:41 ]