This is a list and documentation of Tiki bars which have come and gone. It would be impossible to list them all, especially since they were just as common as pizzerias at one time. After the 1970s most of them died out. Then during the Pandemic of 2020 any of those still standing, including the newest and most promising ones, also faded away.  Here are just a few we visited and/or were able to document.


  • Archipelago (Washington DC) CLOSED SUMMER 2023
  • Black Tail (Manhattan NY) CLOSED 2022
  • Chan’s Dragon Inn (Ridgewood NJ) CLOSED 2020
  • China Gourmet (West Orange NJ – CLOSED 2020)
  • China Paradise (Wayne NJ – CLOSED 2016)
  • Fuchsia Tiki Bar(New Paltz NY) CLOSED October 2023
  • Hawaii Kai(Manhattan NY – CLOSED 1992)
  • Lam’s (Livingston NJ – CLOSED)
  • Lun Wah (Roselle NJ – CLOSED 2020)
  • Mother of Pearl (Manhattan NY – CLOSED 2020)
  • Polynesian (Manhattan NY – CLOSED 2020)
  • Selma’s Bar (Queens NY – CLOSED 2022)
  • South Pacific¬†(Pine Brook NJ – CLOSED 1980s

Hawaii Kai
Manhattan NY

Lun Wah
Roselle NJ
Fuchsia Tiki Bar
New Paltz NY
Lost Lake
Washington DC
Chan’s Dragon Inn
Ridgewood NJ
Livingston NJ
South Pacific
Pine Brook NJ
China Gourmet
West Orange NJ
Selma’s Bar
Queens NY
Mother of Pearl
Manhattan NY
Manhattan NY
China Paradise
Wayne NJ
Paris Creperie Seaport
Boston MA
Room Upstairs
Philadelphia PA
Tiki Philly
Philadelphia PA