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The Islands Restaurant

San Diego, CA
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2270 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA
Opened in 1966
Tue-Sat 5pm-9pm
Sun 10am-2pm
(619) 297-1101

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The Islands Restaurant

6.3

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by 25 people

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10

Detail
Everyone You
Decor 6.6
Drink Quality 4.3
Drink Selection 6.2
Food Quality 7
Food Selection 7
Mood 6
Music 6.2
Service 7
Tikiness 6.4
Tilt 6
Vibe 6.4

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Humuhumu’s description

The Islands Restaurant is situated in the former Hanalei Hotel
classic
Crowne Plaza Hanalei Hotel
San Diego, CA
Hotel/Motel
6.8
, and is near Islands Sushi and Pupu Bar
Islands Sushi and Pupu Bar
San Diego, CA
Bar & Restaurant
6
. The restaurant had managed to stay more mid-century Polynesian than the rest of the hotel, which has undergone extensive renovations. The traditional restaurant featured lovely carved railings throughout, large glass float lights, and dramatic clam shell fountains. Some of the tikis here were salvaged from Steve Crane's Luau
history
The Luau
Beverly Hills, CA
Bar & Restaurant
10
in Beverly Hills.
In November 2006, the a six-month renovation of the restaurant was begun. Plans called for the waterfalls, fountains and other water features to be removed, along with much of the tiki artifacts. The end result is now a fairly generic hotel restaurant, though some decor in the hallway outside remains intact.

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The Baron
The Baron has visited The Islands Restaurant.
February 15, 2017, 10:20 PM
This place is worth visiting as far as lovers of classic Tiki are concerned. It's a generic hotel sushi bar, and the restaurant is lackluster... but it still has dope authentic islander and moari weapons and tikis on the walls. The fountain exterior is exemplary. This place is still worth a visit, but i doubt its worth the trouble for dining.
wayne-tiki-tiki
wayne-tiki-tiki has visited The Islands Restaurant.
April 18, 2014, 8:20 PM
The restaurant, as we knew it, is long gone, since about 2009. It's been converted to a café, and all the décor gutted. The only remnant is the water feature across the hall.
October 22, 2010, 11:34 PM
I want to go here! Please don't close before Spring Break :)
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Friday, August 11, 2017
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I will be in town for Tiki Oasis, looking forward to meeting everyone.
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Saturday, August 12, 2017
for the first time
Regulars & Visitors
  • Gonesville!
  • Aquatic Safarinaut
  • MONDOMOAI
  • scollier
  • ClassicSanDiego
  • Tiki Slinger
  • Atomic Tiki Punk
  • Humuhumu
  • Tiki-Kate
  • Slacks Ferret
  • virani
  • wayne-tiki-tiki
  • ExoticSabina
  • tikitucson
  • Matango Derek
  • Trader Tom
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