Bahooka interior showing clutter

This weekend on Good Food, independent producer Gideon Brower bids farewell to Bahooka Family Restaurant in Rosemead. The tiki-themed restaurant will close its doors forever after service this Sunday, March 10th. Looking at the photo above, it’s no surprise that Bahooka was a cult favorite for decades. As Los Angeles Magazine’s Chris Nichols points out, “It’s so psychedelic that it makes complete sense that they filmed Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas there.”

Listen to Brower’s piece below.

For more on the design and architecture of Bahooka Family Restaurant, check out Brower’s blog post on the DNA Blog. See photos of Bahooka’s interior after the jump.

Carrot eating fish

Man in Bahooka booth

Bahooka booth

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Bahooka exterior

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  • Bahooka’s Mood Lighting Fades to Black: A Beloved Tiki Landmark Closes | Design & Architecture said:

    [...] Bahooka is located at 4501 Rosemead Boulevard, Rosemead CA 91770. This story was produced as part of KCRW’s Independent Producer Project. Gideon Brower is a writer and independent producer; see his slideshow of images below and catch his audio report about Bahooka, aired on Good Food. [...]

  • A Farewell to Bahooka Family Restaurant | Which Way L.A.? said:

    [...] For more on the design and architecture of Bahooka Family Restaurant, check out Brower’s blog post on the DNA Blog. And check out photos of Bahooka’s interior on the Good Food blog. [...]

  • Pamela Holding-Burkhart said:

    I’m sorry that I’m way too tired to be creative, but I’m so sorry that I missed it. Stopped by for about 10 min, but I couldn’t find anyone, so I left, but it was great to see it for the last time in person. The blog pix are fantastic!! It really captures the true ambiance of this gem!!

  • jamie dumont said:

    sooo sad they werent open today to celebrate their last day…i stood in line and waited forever but no one showed up so sad. Many upset ppl…bad memory to be left with…not cool

  • Bahooka’s Mood Lighting Fades to Black: A Beloved Tiki Landmark Closes | Independent Producer Project said:

    [...] Bahooka is located at 4501 Rosemead Boulevard, Rosemead CA 91770. This story was produced as part of KCRW’s Independent Producer Project. Gideon Brower is a writer and independent producer; see his slideshow of images below and catch his audio report about Bahooka, aired on Good Food. [...]

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