Royal Tahitian

Bar, Floor Show & Restaurant
2525 E. Riverside Dr.
Ontario, California, United States
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Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
Whispering Lakes Apartments, Ontario 0.9 mi
1.4 km
Honolulu Harry's, Chino 5.1 mi
8.2 km
Mission Tiki Drive-In, Montclair 6.6 mi
10.6 km
Akua Motor Inn, Anaheim 20.8 mi
33.4 km
Oceanic Arts, Whittier 25.6 mi
41.2 km
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Postcard from Royal Tahitian in Ontario
date unknown, from the collection of Dustycajun
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Humuhumu’s description:
The Royal Tahitian claimed to be the world's largest Polynesian restaurant, with 250 acres of tropical landscaping and "lagoons" -- however, this was simply a reference to the Ontario National Golf Course nextdoor. The main floor was the restaurant, with a bar downstairs, and a show area outside. It featured a dramatic asymmetrical swooping A-frame entrance.

In later years, after the Royal Tahitian closed, its building became the club house for the golf course. In 2003, the building was demolished.

Just down the street there is an unnamed apartment building that once featured some large Milan Guanko tikis, and still retains some Polynesian influence.

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September 15, 2010, 1:16 PM
The building is vacant but has not yet been torn down. As of September 10, 2010, it is due to demolished but it hasn't happened yet.

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