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HELP recalling Secaucus Polynesian restaurant 1979

chefdaddyo Dec 17, 2013 06:36 AM

My brothers all lived in Secaucus in the late 70's. We often gathered at a tiki joint on Rt. 3. Trying to get my brother a 'fog cutter' (sweet & potent cocktail) cup on ebay for Christmas. We remember to food being pretty good and the drinks always flowed. Anybody remember the name? Thanks.

  1. Curlz Dec 17, 2013 07:49 AM

    You're sure it wasn't Lee's Hawaiian Islander in Lyndhurst?

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    1. re: Curlz
      Jerzeegirl Dec 17, 2013 08:10 AM

      I was thinking Lee's also.

    2. Curlz Dec 17, 2013 08:12 AM

      A friend who grew up in Passaic has also mentioned Jade...Palace(?) from her childhood-- not sure where it was but I'm going to ask her about this...

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      1. re: Curlz
        jethro Dec 17, 2013 10:49 AM

        Jade Fountain, one in Clifton, one in Lyndhurst.

        1. re: jethro
          fourunder Dec 17, 2013 10:29 PM

          and one was in Paramus as well.

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        chefdaddyo Dec 17, 2013 08:16 AM

        Secaucus, Rt 3. Pretty sure it was the eastbound side.

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        1. re: chefdaddyo
          Curlz Dec 17, 2013 08:48 AM

          Friend says she def remembers it but will ask her sister for the name

        2. Curlz Dec 17, 2013 08:50 AM

          South Seas?
          If so, ty Google! I just put in secaucus tiki

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            chefdaddyo Dec 17, 2013 09:23 AM

            Yes, yes, yes! South Seas. After drinking his third Zombie, my brothers would call it "Sow See". Thanks again. I did google it with the year, but came up empty.

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            1. re: chefdaddyo
              Curlz Dec 17, 2013 09:40 AM

              :-). Glad I could help!

            2. Curlz Dec 17, 2013 11:19 AM

              That's the one--thx

              1. Curlz Dec 17, 2013 12:11 PM

                SO bizarre--when does one ever see/read about tiki stuff these days? Today's Tasting Table (NYC edition) email has a whole article about a place in Chicago--and mentions a book that might be of interest to you gift-wise:

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