Mai Tai Restaurant

Bar & Restaurant
3815 N. Shadeland Ave.
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
Revolucion, Indianapolis 7.1 mi
11.4 km
Tiki Bob's Cantina, Indianapolis 7.4 mi
11.9 km
Lotus Garden, Greenwood 15.6 mi
25.2 km
Zombie Club, Crown Point 130.1 mi
209.4 km
Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza, Merrillville 132.3 mi
212.8 km
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Humuhumu’s description:
Mai Tai Restaurant also went by the names Kahuna, and Knobby's Mai Tai—the chronology is not clear. During the time it was Mai Tai, the name Kahuna Lounge seems to have been used for the bar area within the restaurant.

The restaurant is perhaps most notable as an excellent example of the sort of design theft that happened during the height of Polynesian restaurants: all of the graphics for the restaurant, including Mai Tai's logo tikis, menu design, even the lettering used for the Mai Tai logo, where lifted completely from the Tahitian.

The Mai Tai's building has a tall, peaked A-frame roof. The building still stands today, and houses a karate school.

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June 7, 2012, 11:56 AM
Do you have an address for it? I'd love to take pictures of it.

June 7, 2012, 1:08 PM
Aloha tikikitchen -- the address is at the upper right corner of the page. It's 3815 N. Shadeland Ave. Pictures would be grand!

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