This is really a part two of my previous post about the Tiki Magazine Release Party, as the event was held at Don the Beachcomber, formerly Kona (and before that, Sam’s Seafood), in Huntington Beach.
But I took oh so many pics of the restaurant that night that they’re going in a little photo essay here.
A bar in the “Hidden Village” area of the restaurant. This place is ginormous! There are several different rooms that transport you to a Polynesian-esque paradise.
A tiki presiding over a fountain in the back of the room.
An idyllic island mural in the main dining room.
A tiki presides over a fountain in there, too!
Yet another part of the main dining room, where we were seated. I told ya this place was big!
We had dinner there, but Don the Beachcomber had just re-opened and was completely slammed because of the event. I think the menu may also be in transition, so I’ll hold my judgment until I can make a few more trips. Sunday Luau Champagne Brunch, anyone? (Editor’s note: Check out my recap of their awesome happy hour to hear about the food.)
The tiki bar area of the restaurant, my favorite section of the resto, I believe.
Karaoke seems to be popular, though whether that’s a pro or a con depends on your sensibilities on the subject. Me? Not much of a fan. Though, I hear Mr. Baseball sings a mean “Golden Girls” theme song.
Don the Beachcomber
16278 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
this reminds me, while I was on my way to Umami Burger and my coworker L’s birthday on Saturday night (you may or may not have met her, since you and I don’t interact on a daily basis :D), I passed by a place called the Royal Hawaiian Motel on La Brea. It had a huge tiki head out front and it reminded me of you! It looked ok though.. 🙂
Another place I’d love to check out! (I’m so glad your prints arrived! I hope you love ’em!)
Ooh, I’ll have to go find that, Kat….it’s so close!
I am a local carver here in Huntington Beach, looking to network for big events.