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Tahitian Lanai and Papeete Bar

Waikiki, HI
Bar & Restaurant
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Waikiki, HI
Opened in 1956
Closed in 1996
No longer in operation.

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The Tahitian Lanai, and its Papeete Bar, were located in the Waikikian hotel
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Waikikian Hotel
Waikiki, HI
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, right on the beach at Waikiki on Oahu. They opened on October 1, 1956. Spence Weaver, of Spencecliff Restaurants, operated the restaurant, and Bob Bryant, founder of Tiki Bob's
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Tiki Bob's
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in San Francisco, was hired to manage the restaurant.
Bob Bryant said of the Waikikian and Tahitian Lanai, "Before leaving the Mainland for the first time, everybody has his own dream of what Hawaii and Tahiti will be like. In designing this hotel-restaurant complex, we tried to fulfill those ideas. We tried to make this a 'dream Tahiti' instead of just a duplicate of the real island."
The restaurant housed 40 tikis, including a large Marquesan that was purported to be at least 200 years old, and a number of black velvet Leeteg paintings.
The Waikikian closed in 1996, and the items from the hotel and restaurant were sold in an auction that took place at the Tahitian Lanai.

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