This 1950’s inspired Hawaiian restaurant boasts a Tiki bar, cascading waterfall, huge birdcage with live parrots from the South Seas, mural depicting a 1950’s Waikiki Beach scene, vintage surfboards and outrigger canoe, puffer fish, miles of bamboo, masks, spears, and a drink menu designed to knock you socks off. Girls and boys in hula skirts and Hawaiian shirts serve fabulous new-Polynesian cuisine – not the pseudo Chinese food served in the Tiki restaurants of the 1950’s. On Monday nights, don’t miss the Tiny Bubble Band with Hawaiian dancers. Also on Monday, drag superstar Mayuoko performs Japan’s version of “La Cage aux Folles” at our sister restaurant in the same building, Lucky Cheng’s – the drag queen capital of the world, serving Pan Asian cuisine. A delicious prix fixe includes dinner at either restaurant and dessert or specialty cocktail at the other, while checking out both shows. According to Don Ho, the Hawaiian singer flown in for the opening, “This place is awesome.” “The East Village tropical getup is elaborate enough to put the Rainforest Cafe to shame.” Time Out. “,…all the trappings of postwar Polynesia but with the souped-up kitsch of the television-rerun generation.” The New York Times.

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