The 1993 action comedy “Surf Ninjas” was filmed primarily in Southern California, with some additional filming in Hawaii and Thailand. The home of Johnny and Adam, played by Ernie Reyes Jr. and Nicolas Cowan, can be found in Hermosa Beach.
LOCATION: 2400 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Early in the film, Iggy, played by Rob Schneider, is seen driving the boys around the city. They drive past the Santa Monica Pier.
LOCATION: 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401
They also drive down Windward Ave in Venice Beach. The portion they are seen driving down is actually now closed to vehicular traffic and is a pedestrian only pathway.
LOCATION: Near Windward Ave / Speedway, Los Angeles, CA 90291
Zatch, played by Ernie Reyes Sr., takes the boys to the Imperial Palace restaurant, where they meet Ro-May, played by Kelly Hu. The exterior scenes were filmed at Hop Louie in Chinatown. The restaurant has since closed, but the facade still remains. The same restaurant was also seen in the films “I Love You, Man,” “Beverly Hills Ninja” and “Mystery Men.”
LOCATION: 950 Mei Ling Way, Los Angeles, CA 90012