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Opened in 1953
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
Waterfall at the entrance to King Yum in Flushing
July 2014, photo by Artiki
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King Yum is a classic example of the style of Chinese-meets-Polynesian Pop restaurants that have peppered the U.S. Northeast for decades. It was opened in 1953 by the Eng family, and is still run by the Eng family today.
The entrance has a rock wall waterfall, and there are tiki poles and tiki masks throughout the restaurant... painted in unfortunate primary colors. The restaurant has broad A-frame details over the dining room, and bamboo is used heavily. There is an awful lot of white on the walls and ceiling, though. Lamps are old classics from Orchids of Hawaii. There is a second dining room with more traditional Chinese decoration rather than Polynesian. The exterior of the building has no Polynesian influence, but does have a beautiful green tile roof.
The food is good old American Chinese, and a number of tropical drinks are served, some in tiki mugs or coconuts.