Kona Kai

Bar & Restaurant
8535 West Higgins Road
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Closed in 1998
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
Paradise Club, Chicago 3.5 mi
5.6 km
Hala Kahiki, River Grove 3.9 mi
6.2 km
The Tiki Terrace, Des Plaines 4.3 mi
7.0 km
Chef Shangri-La, North Riverside 9.8 mi
15.8 km
Lost Lake, Chicago 7.2 mi
11.7 km
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see Kona Kai in Philadelphia for more general Kona Kai references

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Humuhumu’s description:

Located in the O'Hare Marriott, the doors to the Kona Kai closed in 1998, but until 2011 it was still there. For a short time after 1998, the Mai Tai Lounge continued to operate, but it is now closed, too.

During its time in shuttered state, the Marriott periodically rented it out for events, such as the Exotica tour in 2003. In 2011, the room was finally repurposed, and the contents were purchased by The Banana Hut in Eureka, WA.

This used to be part of a larger chain of Kona Kai restaurants, with other locations in Philadelphia and Kansas City.

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