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The Hawaiian

Salt Lake City, UT
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2920 Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
No longer in operation.

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The Hawaiian

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Humuhumu’s description

This restaurant, along with Johnny's Tiki Hut
history
Johnny's Tiki Hut
Salt Lake City, UT
Restaurant
in Salt Lake City, was owned by Johnny Quong. Docky's Sports Club now sits on the spot.

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May 5, 2020, 5:05 PM
I remember being this little, teeny, tiny, kid and being terrified by the thunder and lightning at the Hawaiian. Thinking back now, I wish there was any restaurant, as exciting and unique, in Salt Lake as the Hawaiian was.
Lucius13
Lucius13 has visited The Hawaiian.
May 23, 2019, 8:57 AM
Skinny 701 , Rainmaker.. God bless my fellow Salt Lakers for allowing me to reminisce my childhood days and visits to the Hawaiian in Salt Lake City.
My Dad was a Island Boy from Laie on Oahu North Shore. He played drums in the band that would perform and play for the dancers putting on a Luau style show.
I remember the excitement and Adventure Iíd feel upon entering the restaurant ...
As you walked along the front entrance there were tiki masks and torches along with small fountain or moat that would catch coins.
The interior decor could rival anything Disney might be able to imagine.
And YES , the Monsoon Thunderstorm, INTERMISSION was always a surprise to the diners .
This Town is in desperate need of some far away romantic adventure..
who wouldnít want to MAD MEN to a Tiki Bar or propose to his Sweetheart MAI TAI and Ring in hand, skinny 701 thatís a LOVE SONG.
The Hawaiian still has an Aloha place in my heart.
If myself or anyone can recreate or upgrade this Fun place ... Iíll be the greeter at the door wishing all
ALOHA♥️
skinny701
skinny701 was a semi-regular at The Hawaiian.
June 16, 2015, 6:50 PM
I was trying to find anything on the internet about the Hawaiian, and glad I did. I was looking for pictures, or anything. I miss the restaurant, and wish it were still around. My husband proposed to me there 30 years ago. He has passed away now and I only have found memories. I wish it was there so, I could have returned to visit, and let my children see how cool it is. The food was good, not gourmet, but the atmosphere and the huge tropical drinks were the best. Does anyone know what year it is was closed? Thank you for putting creating this website and letting me reminisce.
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  • Haunted Tiki
  • skinny701
  • TikiDrums
  • Lucius13
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