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Luau Hut

Silver Spring, MD
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8407 Ramsey Ave
Silver Spring, MD
Opened in 1963
No longer in operation.

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Moon Kim owned the Silver Spring restaurant that became Luau Hut, originally Moon's Garden, which served Korean food. She met (and fell in love with) Paul Malonson, who had been maitre d' at the Trader Vic's
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in Washington, D.C. He inspired her to go Polynesian with her restaurant in 1964. It was elaborately decorated, and immensely popular. They soon opened locations Washington, D.C., first on Capitol Hill
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, and another short-lived one near Dupont Circle
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. Luau Hut lasted through at least partway through the '80s, the building still stands but has been remodeled beyond recognition.