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Lee's Hawaiian Islander

Lyndhurst, NJ
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768 Stuyvesant Avenue
Lyndhurst, NJ
Opened in 1974
Mon-Thu noon-10pm
Fri-Sat noon-1am
Sun noon-10pm
(201) 939-3777

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Lee's Hawaiian Islander

7.8

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Decor 8
Drink Quality 7
Drink Selection 7.5
Food Quality 7.1
Food Selection 7.9
Mood 7.7
Music 8.7
Service 8.6
Tikiness 7.7
Tilt 8
Vibe 7.9

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Humuhumu’s description

Lee's Hawaiian Islander is a Chinese restaurant that opened in 1974. There are tiki masks mounted on rock-lined walls with a weeping water effect, an outrigger canoe hangs from the ceiling, and there is a special hut booth. An upper balcony holds more tables with bamboo framing. Drinks are served in mugs. Mr. Lee can be found there often, happily playing host and greeting patrons.
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Lee's Hawaiian Islander
Clifton, NJ
Bar & Restaurant
8
location in Clifton, but it is currently closed due to a fire.

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  • Fuzzy
  • Victoriafrankenstein
  • Ohmsford
  • NYC Tiki
  • Scaramouch
  • tikiwithray
  • TbirdJesse
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Ohmsford
Ohmsford is a semi-regular at Lee's Hawaiian Islander.
April 6, 2017, 11:13 AM
I re-visited this establishment about a month ago and was extremely disappointed. For one thing, the prices went up on everything. A Mai-Tai would have cost over $9.50. I wouldn't have been able to live with myself if I got one, considering how good mine are at home. The wait service was extremely annoying by constantly watching us eat and hovering around our table, trying to take half-eaten plates of food away. Made me very angry and immediately spoiled my mood. The food was cold and lacked the quality we have come to expect over the years. The establishment is still a one-of-a-kind place in the area but the tikiness has been severely tarnished because I can't say the service, value, and experience was worth the money. We are much better off pulling out our own pupu platter and filling it with our local Chinese take out while I sip on a drink I made from our own downstairs tiki bar. So very disappointed. They can't keep riding the coat-tails of yesteryear while jacking up prices.
tikiwithray
tikiwithray is a semi-regular at Lee's Hawaiian Islander.
November 24, 2016, 12:35 AM
Lyndhurst, New Jersey... Itís a city thatís a 45-minute train ride from downtown Manhattan. It has no claim to fame and I canít see anyone needing to or wanting to go thereóunless you want to check out this awesome Chinese/Tiki Bar!
Here's my full review of Lee's...

http://www.tikiwithray.com/tiki-bar-review-20-lees-hawaiian-islander-lyndhurst-new-jersey/
Victoriafrankenstein
Victoriafrankenstein is a regular at Lee's Hawaiian Islander, and is usually there A lot of Friday nights .
May 14, 2016, 7:51 AM
My most favorite restaurant in the whole universe. Mr and Mrs Lee are a dynamic duo that run this amazing and historic tiki restaurant. It has been in the family ever since the beginning and it is one word- perfect. The drinks are delightful and the food is stupendous. I love coming here on weekends. Lee'd Hawaiian Islander is the best! I want to track down the old photo postcard and matchbook for my collection.
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