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Royal Hawaiian

Laguna Beach, CA
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331 N. Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA
Opened in 1947
Closed in 2006
No longer in operation.

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Royal Hawaiian

8.3

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by 23 people

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Everyone You
Former Glory 8.3

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Humuhumu’s description

The Royal Hawaiian was originally in a different location, and likely moved to this location in the 1960s. It had several small dining rooms with glass-walled dioramas filled with tikis and plants, great lamps, bamboo, thatch and sea grass matting, and a bar with a fireplace and pufferfish. There were lovely oil paintings throughout, including a large piece hung directly above the hostess stand.
In spring 2006, the restaurant was sold to a new owner, who gutted it. The newer, tiki-stripped version closed for good in 2012. In 2016, the space reopened, again with the name Royal Hawaiian
Royal Hawaiian
Laguna Beach, CA
Bar & Restaurant
7.7
, this time by people who want to bring back its rich tiki history.

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tikija
tikija has visited Royal Hawaiian.
August 30, 2021, 10:59 AM
This place is open. We've been there twice in the past month. The bar is great and the food fantastic. Parking is the only hassle but we manage it.
davestolte
davestolte has visited Royal Hawaiian.
May 19, 2017, 10:13 AM
Reopened 2016. Currently undergoing a refresh.
forgotten tikiman
forgotten tikiman has visited Royal Hawaiian.
July 22, 2013, 10:55 AM
Did some urban archaeology last weekend and stopped by this place. So sad to see it shut down. People loved the Royal Hawaiian.
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