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Tiki Central / Locating Tiki / Shakas, Monterey Park, CA (restaurant)

Post #159082 by procinema29 on Sun, May 15, 2005 3:48 PM

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Street:2300 Garfield Ave
City:Monterey Park
Phone:(323) 888-2695

"Shakas" is a small Hawaiian food restaurant located in a corner shopping center. In addition to hot foods, they also serve ice cream and "shave ice." Shakas features surf/Hawaiian decor and has two fairly large tiki carvings very prominently placed. It is the first Hawaiian restaurant I have seen that actually features standing tiki carvings; most will go for a couple of hanging masks or some framed artwork, but this place gets points for going the full nine.

Interestingly, it is located maybe a mile and a half or so from the site of Danny Balsz's original "The Tikis."

I thought I would note that the food here is very good and reasonably priced!