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Royal Hawaiian, Laguna Beach, CA (restaurant)
bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2008-11-17 2:02 pm   Permalink

well I guess that is a good enough reason to go.
good news.
be sure to post in tiki events.

Jeff(bigtikidude)


 
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The Sperm Whale
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Joined: Aug 23, 2004
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From: Lakewood California
Posted: 2008-11-17 2:02 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-11-17 13:58, Luckydesigns wrote:
Well they really changed that place, didn't they? wow....
In other news..... it looks like the 'world famous' Hula Girls are going to be playing there on December 7th, when the 'new' Royal Hawaiian will be unveiling their signature mug. Hope to see you there...




Sweet!! I am going to try to go!!!


 
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tyger jymmy
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From: califorina
Posted: 2008-11-17 6:05 pm   Permalink

very kool placxe hope theres some tikis there .

 
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Kiki von Tiki
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From: Irvine, CA
Posted: 2008-11-20 4:43 pm   Permalink

I'm still going, anyway. The Hula Girls and a new release mug are reason enough, and if we support them and ask for better, you never know what could happen (hey, I'm a dreamer, what can I say?). They need Bamboo Ben!

 
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christiki295
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2009-04-15 11:29 am   Permalink

Any updates as to more Tiki at the Royal Hawaiian?

 
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bigtikidude
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2009-04-15 8:42 pm   Permalink

I went there the one time for the mug release party,
I saw that they have adds in some local entertainment/restaurant magazine.

Jeff(bigtikidude)


 
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2010-08-30 9:50 pm   Permalink

Good photos.
The remodel is not bad, and it is more bright and airy.
Although, I do recall there being 4 Tikis out front initially.


 
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telescopes
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From: Palm Springs
Posted: 2011-04-17 4:20 pm   Permalink

Does anyone have any new photos of this place?

 
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Joe Banks
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From: An island in Catlandia
Posted: 2011-04-17 5:01 pm   Permalink



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abstractiki
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From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2011-11-12 08:56 am   Permalink

I found these images in the LA Library archives a while back.











 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-11-15 08:02 am   Permalink

Nice menu Abstract.

Here is an old Royal Hawaiian matchbook from my collection.







A few other matchbook styles I clipped from the net.






A few ashtray styles with same artwork as the matchbooks.






And a very old placemat I saw on ebay some time back.



Still have yet to get to this place. Maybe stop by on my trip down south next weekend.


DC


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-11-15 09:05 am   Permalink

Well, just to remind you what you are in for:
You won't find THIS anymore:



...but rather this:



Oh, how tidy and clean it looks!

Abstract's L.A. library discovery is interesting because it seems that the Royal Hawaiian actually had a Tiki sign at some point!:

Quote:

On 2011-11-12 08:56, abstractiki wrote:
I found these images in the LA Library archives a while back.




This rendering is not some fancy architect's vision that might have been scaled down, but a grassroots sketch of the real building. By the time I went there, there was no sign, and I have never seen a photo of the place with it up. WHO's gonna find one?

And the mask on the menu actually was part of a wall patterned with New Guinea and Tap designs that was inside the place:







I had taken a snapshot of the wall way back when because I thought it was curious that they used the Trader Vic's log mask from the South Seas art book. One of the many loving details in the Royal Hawaiian that has disappeared.


 
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2011-11-15 3:31 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-11-10 08:58, WooHooWahine wrote:

A shame, but thank god the outside Tikis remain (even if I like the prior
colorful ones):






 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-11-15 11:34 pm   Permalink

Yup, those tree wizards really turn that place around!




 
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bigtikidude
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2011-11-16 09:55 am   Permalink

Ha!!!
good one Sven.

almost Native American Totem pole looking.


 
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