About Humuhumu

Hello, my name is Humuhumu.
No connection to the fish.

I lived in Hawaii for a short but affecting time as a child, and that plus a love for themed environments and midcentury Americana led me to the wonderful world of Tiki and Polynesian Pop. My life, thankfully, hasn't been the same since.

I take my efforts to archive the current state and the history of these places quite seriously — it's a tall task, challenging and never-ending — but it is also a consuming passion, something that brings me no small amount of pleasure. Critiki is a not-for-profit project, a way to contribute back to the tikiphile community, and I hope that it is a useful resource for people.

I write news articles about the happenings in the world of Tiki, especially tiki establishments and the tiki lifestyle, at Critiki News. I do my part to keep immersive Polynesian Pop alive by throwing regular parties at my own home tiki bar, Balhi Ha'i.

I call San Francisco home, Los Angeles will always feel like a second home, and I'm originally from Seattle.

Questions, information, comments?
Contact me at humuhumu@critiki.com.
I love to hear from fellow lovers of Polynesian Pop!
The Enchanted Tiki Room, Anaheim
updated 9/26/15
Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar, Anaheim
updated 9/26/15
Tonga Hut, Palm Springs
updated 9/26/15
Grass Skirt Tiki Room, Columbus
updated 9/26/15
The Golden Tiki, Las Vegas
updated 9/26/15
Mai-Kai, Fort Lauderdale
Oceanic Arts, Whittier
The Enchanted Tiki Room, Anaheim
Hale Pele, Portland
Smuggler's Cove, San Francisco
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Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29, New Orleans
9/19/15 8:57PM
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Lotus Garden, Greenwood
9/14/15 10:10AM
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Trader Sam's Grog Grotto, Orlando
9/8/15 3:55PM
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The Islands, Phoenix
9/3/15 2:06PM
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Lei Low, Houston
9/3/15 11:46AM