The China Trader

Bar & Restaurant
4200 Riverside Drive
Toluca Lake, California, United States
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Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
Tiki No, North Hollywood 1.3 mi
2.1 km
Kahuna Tiki, North Hollywood 1.7 mi
2.7 km
Rock-a-Hula, Los Angeles 4.8 mi
7.6 km
C. P. Three Prop House, Los Angeles 4.5 mi
7.3 km
Damon's, Glendale 5.3 mi
8.5 km
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Detail from a menu for the China Trader in Toluca Lake
circa 1960s, from the collection of the Los Angeles Public Library
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Humuhumu’s description:
This Chinese restaurant had a semi-tiki nautical theme, and is best known for being the birthplace of the Hawaiian Eye drink. The '60s detective show Hawaiian Eye was filmed on a nearby Burbank lot, and the China Trader was their afterwork hangout. The Hawaiian Eye drink was concocted there in their honor.

The Falcon Theater is in its place today.

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