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Roadside Tiki Southern California

 

Kona Kai (Removed)
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

Here's a good looking sign for the Kona Kai. This guy on the marquee looks like a Rock'em sock'em robot.

 

UPDATE 07/06 : The Kona Kai marquee outside of Ted's Liquor was removed a couple of years ago. 07-06

 

 

Club Bahia
Los Angeles, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Club Bahia is a nightclub that features an old looking marquee outside.

 

 

Easter Isle Figure
South Bay
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

This Easter Island figure sits atop a building and just stares at traffic. An interesting roadside sight to say the least.

 

 

Bahooka
Rosemead, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Bahooka Restaurant in Rosemead, CA is still open for business. Though more of a mariner's type of theme, the Bazooka can be also be looked at as a deserted island type of place, hence its inclusion.

 

 

 

Royal Hawaiian
Laguna Beach, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com


Check out the Royal Hawaiian of Laguna Beach. This place has a few tikis guarding the front.

The Royal Hawaiian has been a Laguna Beach institution since 1947.

(Far Left) The tiki at the Royal Hawaiian

(Near left) A look at a couple of other tikis located on the outside wall

 

UPDATE 12/12 : The Royal Hawaiian closed down for good in April 2012. The reasons for the closure range from lost revenue due to the denial of a live music permit by the planning commission to financial difficulties. 07-06

 

 

Bambu Hut (Gone)
Ontario, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Check out the Bambu Hut marquee. A good looking neon type of sign, the Bambu Hut also has an ATM inside! Unfortunately, the sign was reported in 2005 to be gone.

 

 

Tiki Bowl
From places unknown
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

The world famous "Tiki Bowl" is an interesting looking bowling alley to say the least.

 

 

 

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