Las Vegas Stardust's Aku Aku Tiki Mug by Otagiri


The Aku Aku was a Polynesian restaurant located inside the Stardust Casino at the north end of the Las Vegas Strip. As you probably already know, the Stardust was demolished in 2006. The Aku Aku restaurant opened in 1960, and closed in 1980.

The moai statues that stood guard over the Aku Aku were carved by Eli Hedley (grandfather of Bamboo Ben). These statues became famous symbols not just the for restaurant or the Stardust Casino, but for Las Vegas itself. One of the statues can be viewed today at Sunset Park in Las Vegas.

We are pleased to offer this tiki mug from the Las Vegas, Nevada Aku Aku. The mug measures 7”tall, and about 2 3/4” across the base. These mugs were manufactured my OMC (Otagiri) and retains the original foil label.

On the inside of this mug t is an area w t is a splotch of white, about an inch long and at the widest about ½ inch wide. We are not certain what caused this, but the glaze does appear to be intact. This area is not noticeable unless looked for. The mug appears to be in original condition, with no other imperfections.

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