By Dolores Kostelni
Special to The Roanoke Times
In the 1950s, Trader Vic’s Polynesian restaurants brought exotic flaming foods, mai tai cocktails and tiki culture to the states. The tropical menu and totem decor, along with live hula music, made for a fun experience, and the restaurant chain became phenomenally popular.
Roanoke’s Fiji Island restaurant carries on this spirit in its concept, name and totems, combining Chinese cuisine with many Polynesian-influenced dishes.
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