Trader Vic's

Bar & Restaurant
3663 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite 160
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Ph: (702) 405-4700 - Website
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Mon-Thu 11:30am-12am
Fri-Sun 11am-12am
Opened in 2007
Closed in 2009
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
The Golden Tiki, Las Vegas 1.5 mi
2.5 km
Tahiti Village Resort & Spa, Las Vegas 3.5 mi
5.7 km
Frankie's Tiki Room, Las Vegas 3.4 mi
5.4 km
Charleston Antique Mall, Las Vegas 3.4 mi
5.5 km
Sunset Park, Las Vegas 4.4 mi
7.1 km
see Trader Vic's in Emeryville for more general Trader Vic's references
Main dining room at Trader Vic's in Las Vegas
October 2007, photo by Tikinaut
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Humuhumu’s description:
This new-style Trader Vic's opened in late 2007 in the Planet Hollywood Casino (formerly the Aladdin), right across from the Bellagio fountains. The space sprawled over two floors and 11,000 square feet, leading to a much more plain and dull interior than is expected at a Trader Vic's. The management there tried to appeal to the young club crowd by catering more to the ultra-lounge, vodka-bottle aesthetic than an actual old-school crafted-drink lounge.

After struggling for two years, this Trader Vic's location closed in late 2009. The location is now a Cabo Wabo Cantina.

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February 8, 2009, 11:05 AM
It's akin to going-in an out-door. The ultra-lounge (remember these are people who would pile into warehouses for Raves) concept does not mix with the Tiki-lounge vibe. The result is a mess which does neither group much good. I've heard for some time it's changing it's theme to a Sammy Van Hagar tequilla bar (how exciting). It's difficult because you can't simply appeal to these narrow tiki collectors who are looking for nostalgia.

March 27, 2009, 12:18 PM
This place is really not all that bad. It is a nice contemporary polynesian/topical restaurant that had some really neat decor (I did not go upstairs to the lounge). It just doesn't look, taste, or sound like Trader Vic's. Give it another name and more consistent food quality and I'd be all over it! It was extremely windy the day I was there, so they weren't serving on the patio, but on subsequent days, I saw many people eating and drinking out there as I passed by. I could imagine it would be very nice to spend a summer afternoon sipping a cold tropical beverage, while watching the people and the Bellagio Fountains from the large patio.

The one drink I ordered was a "classic Trader Vic's Mai Tai made the old-fashioned way from scratch". What I got was not that. It wasn't a bad drink, and wasn't toooo far off, but it wasn't a mai tai. It wasn't served in a TV Mai Tai glass, there was no mint, and I think there was a bit of OJ in it. Most of the food we had was good, but there is certainly room for improvement. Service was quick and friendly, of course there were only about four tables of people, so there wouldn't have been much excuse for anything less.
JenTiki has visited Trader Vic's.

June 9, 2009, 11:34 PM
I know that there have been a lot of negative things said about this place, but I enjoyed myself both times I went. The first time I went with my tiki honey and friends and had dinner in the dining room and the second time we went by ourselves and had lunch on the patio. Both were very different experiences, but both were enjoyed.
tiki kupcake has visited Trader Vic's.

February 26, 2010, 2:28 PM
We went to Vegas in October 2009 and this Trader Vic's has closed. Gone the way of so many others. We were told that the space is being remodeled into some kind of high-end club.

July 12, 2010, 8:49 PM
It is a Cabo Wabo now. I was really surprised to see it gone.
Schweg has visited Trader Vic's.

August 11, 2010, 7:37 PM
It's really sad to see this location go. Should have opened it in any other property but Planet Hollywood.
YveDior has visited Trader Vic's.

February 3, 2012, 11:22 PM
Despite the low tiki factor, this TV had a pretty cool vibe. I hate to think what has happened to the large tiki columns.
Vince Martini has visited Trader Vic's.

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