'Ohana

Bar & Restaurant
2207 1st Ave
Seattle, Washington, United States
Ph: (206) 956-9329 - Website
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Daily 5pm-2am
Mon-Fri 11am-3pm
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
Lava Lounge, Seattle 0.1 mi
0.1 km
Hula Hula, Seattle 0.6 mi
1.0 km
Hawai'i General Store, Seattle 3.5 mi
5.6 km
Archie McPhee's, Seattle 4.4 mi
7.0 km
The Bamboo Grove of Westwood, Seattle 6.3 mi
10.2 km
Dining area at 'Ohana in Seattle
September 2007, photo by Oscar Narez
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Humuhumu’s description:
This popular restaurant can become quite crowded on weekend evenings when the DJs play dance music and reggae. That warning aside, the food and drinks make this place worth a visit. It has a more tropical than tiki feel, as is common with the more modern tiki bars, but for the most part at least sticks to a Polynesian theme.
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July 25, 2009, 6:07 PM
The owner is bona-fide Hawaiian, and "it shows!" There are notable decore items on display that make for cool items of interest once you know their significance. Like the shiny teapot that was his grandmother's, displayed next to an electric green tiki. Or the portait of his grandparents over the lava lamp, or the wall-sized blowup of his grandfathers prize marlin catch that dominates one wall. What's the deal, you ask? OHANA is Hawaiian for "family." It all ties together...it may be the adorable 4 year-old daughter of the manager who brings you the menu. She's polite and experienced at service.

You can drink excellent drinks in cozy, decorated booths, or you can sit under the palm thatched bar and watch the TV in the corner hanging in fish net.
Cap'n Ron has visited 'Ohana.

July 24, 2010, 11:03 AM
We made a stop at 'Ohana while spending a couple days in Seattle, and while I wouldn't go out of my way to check it out, it's a nice enough place to get a drink if you're in the area. It's kind of a combination of a tiki bar and a beach bar (some unfortunate Margaritaville vibes from life preservers, etc. hanging from the ceiling) - not very high on pure tikiness, but tastefully decorated (bamboo booths, a large island scene painted on one wall) with a nice-looking but too-small (in my opinion) thatched bar.

Relatively small drink selection (with a few frozen drinks, which my tiki-visiting companion appreciated); drinks were expensive and just ok. The service was friendly, however, and we did have a dynamite Bananas Foster for dessert.

I would have liked to check out the scene on a less busy night ... we were there on a Friday, and everything was bright and noisy, with a DJ and quite a few people dancing. I think (as with my 'home' tiki bar) this may be a place that's better visited on a weeknight or right after work, if you want to avoid the party atmosphere.

Still, it's a good-looking place and worth a stop if you're in Belltown.
Wild Man of Wongo has visited 'Ohana.

July 18, 2012, 11:38 PM
went there on a recent trip to Seattle lots of bamboo and rattan food looked good didnt eat though. The drink selection is ok at best tropical martinis are not tiki drinks in my opinion there was many of those to choose from an frozen drinks and a handful of "classic" tiki drinks. No where i would make a trip out of going to but if your in seattle in Belltown and need a tiki fix it will hold you over.
The tiki pinstriper has visited 'Ohana.

November 18, 2012, 3:57 PM
There are a few tiki options, but the drinks were not so hot. This is artificial bar syrup mix sort of stuff. I would stick with the Blue Hawaiian only.

The food, on the other hand, is good stuff.

So what's the catch? This place is in an increasingly trendy bar district... which means that it's looking to draw in 20-somethings who want a beer and some loud music.

Visit only if you are REALLY in need of tiki.
Honest Abe has visited 'Ohana.

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