The Reef invites Long Beach to visit the islands
2009-10-08 · By Editor
Known for its mesmerizing waterfront views, The Reef Restaurant hosts talented hula dancers and live island-style music of Southern California’s award-winning Polynesian group, Tupua, every Sunday, 4-7 p.m., and every Thursday, 6-9 p.m.
“The Reef opened its doors to the public in 1958 as a Polynesian-themed restaurant and was the first of its kind,” says Brian Shurtleff, General Manager of The Reef. “It’s great to be able to go back to our roots and treat our guests to Tupua.”
The authentic song and dance of Tupua offers guests of The Reef an unforgettable taste of Polynesian culture, something most seem to only equate with expensive vacations to the South Pacific.
Tupua performs outside where fire pits line the entire length of the patio and the Southern California breeze quietly flows through. As night falls, the candles and fire pits render a view of soft flames against a horizon dotted with beautiful city lights mirrored on the water. From the graceful movements of Hawaii to the rhythmic sounds of Tahiti, Tupua captivates the audience as they dine against the backdrop of the Long Beach waterfront. Needless to say, Polynesian Night at The Reef is a tropical “mini-vacation” at its best.
For those who are looking to unwind and relax after work, Thursday not only offers Tupua’s authentic island vibes, it also offers remarkable happy hour specials from 11am-10pm.