March 20, 2007

The Islands Restaurant Gutting Results

Filed under: News,San Diego,Tiki — Humuhumu @ 2:13 pm
The new Islands Restaurant, photo by bamalamalu
The new Islands Restaurant, photo by bamalamalu

Not that anyone’s hopes were high, but it’s still crushing to see… above is a photo of the newly renovated Islands Restaurant in San Diego, taken by bamalamalu and posted to Tiki Central yesterday. Blech! It doesn’t even look like a restaurant any more, it looks like a hospital waiting room.

8 Responses to “The Islands Restaurant Gutting Results”

  1. MrBaliHai Says:

    I guess that’s one step forward (TV in Dalls), 2 steps back (this and the Aku Aku Motel).

  2. Dave Says:

    Holy crap! What a boring looking place. It now looks like every other hotel restaurant. Thank god I was able to go there once before they ruined it.

  3. TravelingJones Says:

    ” it looks like a hospital waiting room.”
    OUCH, that hurts! Possibly the menu, taste and service to match? Don’t forget to wear you paper nightgown! Flip-flOp-fLipPp…

  4. Beachbum Berry Says:

    Ye Gods that is DEPRESSING! So, where the hell are we going to eat during Oasis? ‘Cause it sure won’t be HERE….

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  6. Jeff Chenault Says:

    That is sooooo sad. I’m glad I got to see it before this hideous transformation.

    When will this madness ever end?

    Aloha my ass,

  7. KamaKoonga Says:

    Horrible! My husband and I were there a month before they gutted it. He took some super cool 3D pics of it… Sadly the pics are all we have left. I’m glad we got to eat there a few times…once at the Tiki Oasis and once on our honeymoon…RIP Islands…

    This is really sad for the next Oasis for sure! :

  8. davivid Says:

    i went to check it out and it’s pretty wrecked. and the peacock cafe upstairs, where the great noir writer Jim Thompson used to like to dine & drink back in the 50s has been closed & gutted. I don’t know if it’s too late but i recommend you folks go to the Bali Hai instead.

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