Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Hawaiian Landmark Restaurant-La Mariana

La Mariana Sailing Club is Honolulu’s last true Tiki Bar. This treasured restaurant bar is hidden down a gravely road along the waterfront of the Keehi Lagoon. The best way of getting there is to travel forty-five minutes on the No. 19 Bus, get off at Sand Island Access Road, and walk down past the industrial park for fifteen minutes. You will see the sailing club sign on your right, and this remote oasis is highly recommended.

La Mariana Sailing Club
50 Sand Island Access Road,
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

Restaurant Owner Mrs. Nahinu in her 90s!!!

Regulars, tourists and newcomers love every inch of it.

"It's the last authentic taste of Hawai'i," said Kelli Shaw, a scuba instructor who regularly visits from Kailua. "Everything else is too commercial. I've been here for birthdays, celebrations, weddings. It's the absolute, true feel of old Hawai'i."

Henry Telles runs his own restaurant as a partner in Teddy's Bigger Burger in Hawai'i Kai, but comes to Sand Island for a taste of La Mariana's food, brews and famous mai tais.

"It takes you back to a nice slice of Hawai'i," Telles said

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