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Hawaiian Room, Bellflower, CA (bar)
Coco Joe
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Joined: Sep 27, 2008
Posts: 721
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2009-08-01 12:50 am   Permalink

PICTURES!































































 
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Coco Joe
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Joined: Sep 27, 2008
Posts: 721
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2009-08-01 08:45 am   Permalink

this place is a true hidden gem. i would love to see some old pictures from this place.

 
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Tiki Shaker
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Joined: Jun 28, 2008
Posts: 706
From: Menifee, CA
Posted: 2009-08-01 10:09 am   Permalink

Wow, that place is something else! People talk about how dust is a welcomed commodity when it comes to tiki bars... From the looks of these pictures, this place may have the most dust out of any current opened tiki establishment!




 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11127
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-08-01 12:38 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-08-01 10:09, Tiki Shaker wrote:
From the looks of these pictures, this place may have the most dust out of any current opened tiki establishment!



This impression however, is vastly exaggerated by the above photos' flash lighting. Every dust crumb reflects the light like under a microscope. I doubt the owners have ever seen their place like this. Observe, please:

A dramatically lit corner ( with film lights) of the Chin Tiki:


The same corner, lit with a camera flash:


Though I added a few props for my shot for Tiki Modern to make the image more cluttered, I certainly did not wipe any dust. Actually, I was so disappointed to find that my final photo showed so little dust, since it was meant to portray a Tiki tomb, that I briefly considered using the flash picture.

This is not meant to criticize Coco Joe's photography, which best documents all the detail left in the place that the human eye would not pick up on --AND it's patina. It is rare to find authenticity without dust. The Hala Kahiki is one of the few examples, they wipe it down top to bottom regularly.

When I stumbled on the Hawaiian Room in the late 90s, the entrance room had this type of Tiki greeting you:



In WHITE, mind you! I assume it is not there anymore. Sabu, was it still in place when you came upon this place?


 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2792
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2009-08-01 2:45 pm   Permalink

Hi Bigbro,

Actually, that tiki was at the Hale Hawaii in Torrance, not the Hawaiian Room. The tiki still there, and the Hale Hawaii is another gem of an old tiki bar that's still managed to survive. We must arrange a field trip for $10 scorpion bowls soon. Have to do it on a week-night though. The Hale Hawaii is no longer open weekends.


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Doctor Z
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Joined: Aug 01, 2002
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From: The Hale Moana Lounge, Torrance, CA
Posted: 2009-08-01 3:46 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-03-06 20:21, bigbrotiki wrote:
I don't think I have been there ever since Miss Hawaii and I found its O.A.Tiki-handled doors locked, ten years ago.



This, too, is in reference the Hale Hawaii, not the Hawaiian Room...

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Coco Joe
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From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2009-08-01 5:52 pm   Permalink

that big bro guy doesn't know anything about tiki

 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4269
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-08-01 6:38 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-08-01 17:52, Coco Joe wrote:
that big bro guy doesn't know anything about tiki



An obvious rookie!

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: 2009-08-01 9:07 pm   Permalink

Thanks Sabu and Z-man for clearing that up, I clearly mixed up my Hawaiian strip mall joints, tiz tiz! I was at the Hale Hawaii last more than 10 years ago, and looking at that entrance thinking "did it look like that?" No it didn't.

 
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Jason Wickedly
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Joined: Jan 01, 2008
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From: LBCTIKI
Posted: 2009-08-03 09:10 am   Permalink



That doesn't look like dust, it just looks like garbage lying around and a tipped over barstool.




That being said...it's close to home, so I'll be there.


 
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Tikiphantom
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 94
From: Fullerton, California
Posted: 2009-08-12 4:14 pm   Permalink

Great Neighborhood bar. I will be there tomorrow after work.

 
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Coco Joe
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Joined: Sep 27, 2008
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From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2010-01-13 12:33 pm   Permalink

Please join me for drinks tomorrow around 4pm

 
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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8865
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2010-01-14 6:13 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-01-13 12:33, Coco Joe wrote:
Please join me for drinks tomorrow around 4pm



Ha ha ha,
Sorry Joe, been there 3 times,
and it scared me all 3 times.
especially the 65 year old transvestite Karaoke singer.

Come down to Don's when your done.
I'll pay for you 2 to get into the show.
Jeff(btd)




 
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Coco Joe
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Joined: Sep 27, 2008
Posts: 721
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2010-01-14 8:26 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-01-14 18:13, bigtikidude wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-01-13 12:33, Coco Joe wrote:
Please join me for drinks tomorrow around 4pm



Ha ha ha,
Sorry Joe, been there 3 times,
and it scared me all 3 times.
especially the 65 year old transvestite Karaoke singer.

Come down to Don's when your done.
I'll pay for you 2 to get into the show.
Jeff(btd)


You're missing out! This place is awesome and seriously the nicest people ever!





 
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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8865
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2010-04-06 11:46 pm   Permalink

Bamboo Ben needs to do a resto on this place bad.



 
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