Misadventures with Miso

Misadventures with Miso

Friday, November 4, 2011

Food for Friday: Bahooka!

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Bahooka is one of those one of a kind restaurants. I'm surprised more people don't go there.

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What is on the outside is just a hint of what you will find inside.

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So you have to keep reading my post if you have never been there. And if you have, hurray for you!

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You see Bahooka isn't just a restaurant. It's all about the ambiance. Lots of ambiance.

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One of the first things you will notice is there are a lot of fish tanks. According to their site there are over 100 of them. I believe it.

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With all sorts of creatures inside.

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Tiki decor use to be big. Now not much is left. Bahooka goes with it and throws in a lot more.

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Next time I go back I will finally have one of those flaming bowls.

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Bahooka has been around since 1967 so they have a lot of experience getting those tropical drinks just right. My Blue Hawaiian.

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Bahooka's menu isn't super deep nor has I think it changed much over the years. Definitely a tropical bent with a bit of fried stuff. But even if you are vegetarian, there are items like the side dish of baked yam or vegetarian burger that means you won't go hungry. And I bet if you wanted a minor change to something like a salad, they would do it. It's that kind of place.

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The booths are surrounded by tanks.

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While above all sorts of things dangle.

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Some booths have unique decorative touches.

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However the star of all those aquariums is Rufus, the Pacu. Rufus is a film star btw.

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Bahooka is here:
4501 N. Rosemead Blvd.
Rosemead, CA 91770

And of course their website.

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