Waitiki

Bar & Restaurant
Wall Street Plaza
Orlando, Florida, United States
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Opened in 2004
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
The Enchanted Tiki Room, Orlando 15.1 mi
24.4 km
Disney's Polynesian Resort, Orlando 15.7 mi
25.3 km
Wakulla Suites, Cocoa Beach 48.6 mi
78.3 km
Mai Tiki Gallery, Cocoa Beach 49.2 mi
79.2 km
Green Turtle Restaurant, Daytona Beach 50.7 mi
81.6 km
Exterior of Waitiki in Orlando
January 2005, photo by Humuhumu
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Humuhumu’s description:
New two-story tiki bar and Polynesian restaurant in Orlando's Wall Street Plaza, owned by a developer who owns six other clubs in the complex. Waitiki opened in August of 2004, and features a bar made of antique ironwood, outdoor balconies, many wood carvings and teak flooring, as well as artwork from modern-day tiki artists like Flounder, Joe & Donella Vitale and local tiki carver Wayne Coombs. Music is a mix of exotica, surf and rock, along with visiting lounge performances--no Top 40. Tropical cocktails are made with fresh-squeezed juices and proper garnishes, and the food is a more modern take on Polynesian cuisine, with a focus on seafood.
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September 28, 2008, 4:14 PM
The decor is nice, it looks like it should be Tiki, but it ain't. Music playing was country western, the menu is eclectic bar food, waitress recommended the cheese steak (so-so), and the drinks were fruit juice sweet. Skip it and head over to Disney's Polynesian.

August 10, 2010, 11:07 AM
I was there about a year ago. It's a regular bar in Tiki clothing. Some of the decor is great, but one can't escape the homogenized corporate feeling.

February 19, 2011, 6:51 PM
There are some amazing pieces of art here, including what I believe to be an original Leeteg which has been cropped down from its original size, some Flounders, Vitales (J&D) and some interesting carved tikis.
That said, it's still not a tiki bar. The drinks were almost undrinkable (sickly sweet and hot with booze), the music was putrid and loud, they had the basketball game on (which sadly eclipsed the beauty of the pufferfish lamps) and it was, at the time we were there this evening, hosting the (I'm not making this up) 'Beer Olympics' outside.
The upstairs Lounge is decorated rather nicely in mid-century modern with a few tiki injections and is a great space with a lovely deck. Sadly it was closed for a private function when we were there but it had a much better vibe than downstairs. Or maybe it was just because it was empty. :/
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