Lee's Hawaiian Islander

Bar & Restaurant
768 Stuyvesant Avenue
Lyndhurst, New Jersey, United States
Ph: (201) 939-3777
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Opened in 1974
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
Lee's Hawaiian Islander, Clifton 5.4 mi
8.7 km
Chan's Dragon Inn, Ridgefield 7.0 mi
11.2 km
American Museum of Natural History, New York 8.5 mi
13.7 km
Otto's Shrunken Head, New York 9.6 mi
15.5 km
Jade Island, Staten Island 15.8 mi
25.4 km
Dining Room at Lee's Hawaiian Islander in Lyndhurst
January 2011, photo by PAPA-OOM-Moai-Moai
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Humuhumu’s description:
Lee's Hawaiian Islander is a Chinese restaurant that opened in 1974. There are tiki masks and rock-lined walls, an outrigger canoe hangs from the ceiling, and there is a special hut booth. An upper balcony holds more tables with bamboo framing. Drinks are served in mugs.

There is another Lee's Hawaiian Islander location in Clifton, but it is currently closed due to a fire.

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April 4, 2011, 7:58 PM
It is Worth the visit, but don't expect service, with a smile!!
PAPA-OOM-Moai-Moai has visited Lee's Hawaiian Islander.

December 28, 2013, 10:40 AM
My partner and I brought my parents here on a Friday night after reading about it in Weird NJ magazine. My partner and i are big tiki fanatics, but even my parents agreed it was well worth the harrowing 1 hour drive from central jersey. We arrived to a mostly empty house and were cheerily seated in one of the coveted corner booths which are like private thatched huts complete with puffer fish lamps.

There was definitely a language barrier with the old Chinese waiter but the service was attentive. Food was good and the drinks were plentiful and served in a variety of tiki mugs if not completely authentic. Then flaming pupu platter seemed to be the most popular dish but we went with more traditional entrees.

The decor was pretty great. Two waterfalls, lots of primary color tiki masks, fake flowers and bamboo/thatch everywhere. Even the outside of the tangerine builng was fun and retro. The place got fairly crowded and more lively when the mostly too serious live band karaoke began. We moved to the bar with the colorful regulars where the service continued to be acceptable, but maybe a tad slow. The owner Mr. Lee was up and about checking on customers, serving food, and cleaning all night, but happily posed for a picture with us.

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Sneaky Tiki has visited Lee's Hawaiian Islander.

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