Hamden, CT
I'm a long-term Tiki fan sad about the passing of this great idea, and especially nostalgic today for those cool, dark restaurants with their near-psychedelic lighting, far-out mugs and even farther-out cocktails. My guess is that Tikis died because of the proliferation of various kinds of ethnic foods--from Ethiopian to Japanese--in stylish, upscale restaurants that make Tikis look camp. But I say hurray for camp! I hope Tikis return--with exotica and lounge music, they hold a place in numerous hearts. What little we have now is a sometimes grotesque shadow of what once thrived.

Vince is a regular at 1 location:

The Enchanted Tiki Room, Anaheim
updated 9/26/15
Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar, Anaheim
updated 9/26/15
Tonga Hut, Palm Springs
updated 9/26/15
Grass Skirt Tiki Room, Columbus
updated 9/26/15
The Golden Tiki, Las Vegas
updated 9/26/15
Mai-Kai, Fort Lauderdale
Oceanic Arts, Whittier
The Enchanted Tiki Room, Anaheim
Hale Pele, Portland
Smuggler's Cove, San Francisco
Tiare62 on
Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29, New Orleans
9/19/15 8:57PM
Freddie Freelance on
Lotus Garden, Greenwood
9/14/15 10:10AM
Peniamina on
Trader Sam's Grog Grotto, Orlando
9/8/15 3:55PM
Veritiki on
The Islands, Phoenix
9/3/15 2:06PM
enchantedtikilounge on
Lei Low, Houston
9/3/15 11:46AM