Lee's Hawaiian Islander

Lyndhurst, NJ
Bar & Restaurant
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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
Flaming pu-pu platter

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Lee's Hawaiian Islander



by 28 people



Everyone You
Decor 7.9
Drink Quality 7
Drink Selection 7.6
Food Quality 7.2
Food Selection 7.9
Mood 7.6
Music 8.6
Service 8.6
Tikiness 7.5
Tilt 7.9
Vibe 7.8

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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, and there is a flaming pu-pu platter. Mr. Lee can be found there often, happily playing host and greeting patrons.
There is another Lee's Hawaiian Islander
Lee's Hawaiian Islander
Clifton, NJ
Bar & Restaurant
location in Clifton, but it is currently closed due to a fire.


Tiki Lindy
Tiki Lindy has visited Lee's Hawaiian Islander.
July 18, 2017, 3:56 PM
The Pu Pu platter is legit, albeit no grill on the fire to heat the food , but all food was hot so no need to cook it. Shrimp toast and short ribs were REALLY good. Mai Tai was not the worst I have had, I have a feeling you could make specific ingredient requests. No garnish on the drinks FYI. The upstairs group or party room has awesome giant clam shells and seashell tapa lights. Water feature behind bar is super cool. I think this might also be a gay bar destination too, but that's fine too. Bar tender Dan was hilarious.
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 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!
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