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Tonga Lei

Malibu, CA
Bar, Hotel/Motel & Restaurant
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22878 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA
Opened in the '60s
Closed in the '70s
No longer in operation.

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Tonga Lei

9

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by 3 people

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10

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Humuhumu’s description

Tonga Lei was a restaurant and motel right on PCH in scenic Malibu, and operated from the '60s probably into the '70s, when it became a Don the Beachcomber
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Don the Beachcomber
Malibu, CA
Bar & Restaurant
5.8
. It's now the non-tiki Malibu Beach Inn.

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July 21, 2019, 2:45 AM
Was in a 1975 of episode of Police Story (S2, E13 "Headhunter"). Incident takes place there. Can see big "TL" engraved on the front door. Referred to as "the Tonga."
TeeKeeTorch
TeeKeeTorch has visited Tonga Lei.
November 5, 2017, 6:55 AM
Great place. Watched the waves roll in under you while you dined.
BambooChiki
BambooChiki has visited Tonga Lei.
August 5, 2016, 11:05 AM
...in fact...the motel continued as Tonga Lei after the restaurant became Don the Beachcomber.
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