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Fri & Sat 11:30am-1am
Opened in 1985
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
Main room at Jardin Tiki in Montreal
July 2004, photo by Sebastian Dangerfield
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Jardin Tiki opened on February 14, 1985, and was founded by Douglas Chan. Chan had worked at the Montreal Kon-Tiki, and had also opened the nearby Tiki Doré.
Jardin Tiki is an extravagant space, filled with many large hanging lamps and other decor that came from the Kon-Tiki (which had closed in 1981). There are water pools complete with turtles, and bridges to cross them. Large cane chairs provide glamorous seating for all. As grand as this all sounds, its most distinctive feature is the natural light: while most classic tiki bars are dark, windowless caverns, Jardin Tiki is full of natural sunlight from the windowed ceiling, giving a bright airy feel usually avoided in Polynesian restaurants.
In February 2015, the expected news came: Jardin Tiki will close by the end of March, and will be demolished for new development. An auction of the artifacts within is expected.