Comments on Critiki Commentary by visitors on locations in Critiki, the information resource for tiki bars and Polynesian restaurants. http://www.critiki.com en-us Copyright 2016, Humuhumu Trott arcadiandj on Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar, Anaheim Trader Sam&#39;s was my first tiki bar, and I fell in love immediately. The bar is so immersive and the theming is so well done that you really get transported to another world. The drinks are amazing and inspired me to build my own rum collection and make the drinks and syrups at home. My wife also love their long beans and we stop by the bar every day we are at Disneyland. At this point in my tiki fandom, Trader Sam&#39;s is my favorite bar no question. http://critiki.com/location/trader-sams-enchanted-tiki-bar-anaheim-783/ tiki Anaheim Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:32:29 PST Comment1369 Cheap bastard on Trader Vic's, Atlanta One of the classics for sure. Certainly top 5 east coast tiki destinations for sure. Classic vibe, very mod feel. Drink menu very extensive. Souvenir mugs are a little pricey but every collector should have at least one. Great location to take a tiki virgin. It&#39;s a great restaurant too. Everyone should visit Trader Vic&#39;s. http://critiki.com/location/trader-vics-atlanta-6/ tiki Atlanta Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:08:30 PST Comment1368 Cheap bastard on The S.O.S., Decatur Great little place...little. It opens at 6 so if you want a booth you better get there early. The bar only has about 6 seats. It&#39;s small but cool. It is located in a very cool area. Be prepared to pay for parking. Decatur has a lock on all parking spaces. Hammer lock. The drinks are great. They have souvenir glasses and mugs for sale. Their mugs aren&#39;t particularly tiki...they look more like pottery but they have some other standards for sale. I suggest you start your trip here by going next door to Raging Burrito for food. That place has a great tiki vibe (tiki mascot, tribal masks, torches) and a much more extensive menu and then head to SOS for drinks. Overall a good place. http://critiki.com/location/the-sos-decatur-861/ tiki Decatur Sat, 27 Aug 2016 04:59:43 PST Comment1367 kevin.o on Adrift, Denver I just went to Adrift tonight. It&#39;s closed. The sign in front says &quot;under new management&quot; but it doesn&#39;t indicate when it will re-open. The sign indicated that they have plans and that a remodel is happening. Outside of that, there was little information to be found... http://critiki.com/location/adrift-denver-811/ tiki Denver Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:13:36 PST Comment1366 donwestchester on King Yum, Flushing I called restaurant today(Aug 24 2016) and was told restaurant will be closing this Sunday, Aug 28 2016. Bummer. http://critiki.com/location/king-yum-flushing-55/ tiki Flushing Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:01:36 PST Comment1365 KukePuluke on Hale Pele, Portland We have gone on a Monday, as of August 2016, they ARE OPEN on Monday! http://critiki.com/location/hale-pele-portland-815/ tiki Portland Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:33:30 PST Comment1364 Tiki Kiki on Purple Orchid Exotic Tiki Lounge, El Segundo I recently went back to Purple Orchid for a 2nd try and I would like to update my opinion of this tiki bar. Drinks were much improved over last visit. More of what i have come to expect from a tiki bar. Seemed like they have added more carved tikis as well. Also, i was able to buy one of their signature purple mugs, which has a really nice shape. Would go back and enjoy. http://critiki.com/location/purple-orchid-exotic-tiki-lounge-el-segundo-52/ tiki El Segundo Sat, 13 Aug 2016 22:53:57 PST Comment1363 Tiki Kiki on Kon Tiki Lounge, Tucson Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. Skip the sickeningly sweet drinks and kick back and enjoy a beer instead. The drinks are obviously catered to the newly 21 crowd not the tikiphile crowd. The inside is very tiki though. Lots of cool things to look at. Did not order food so cant comment on that. I was there on a Saturday night and it was packed full of people, but it is a very large place so it didnt feel too crowded. Probably the largest tiki bar I have been to. Parking was easy. The bartenders were working their butts off and were quick to take our order. The drink menu was very extensive, but of the 4 drinks we got we just couldn&#39;t even take more than a few sips. Way too sweet. Its kind of hard to mess up a Painkiller and even that wasn&#39;t all that great. Go for the decor not the drinks. Get a mug though! http://critiki.com/location/kon-tiki-lounge-tucson-194/ tiki Tucson Sat, 13 Aug 2016 22:36:14 PST Comment1362 enchantedtikilounge on Sip-N-Dip Tiki Lounge, Great Falls I loved this place; Piano Pat, mermaids, fun crowd, great service, friendly doorman, and culture. My score came out to be a 7.3. Unfortunately, the mai tai has a lot to be desired along with the blue Hawaiian, these were more like cruise ship drinks. So I asked for a pain killer or zombie, the bartender looked them up on her phone and said they couldn&#39;t do it. Had I given the drinks an 8 the rating would have jumped to a 8.6, but this place has a lot going on, so at this bar you don&#39;t need to focus on the drinks. Sip&#39;n Dip sells an atmosphere, and experience ; with that they did not disappoint!!! I could easily be a regular here and I&#39;m sure if I were they&#39;d be MORE than happy to make a proper mai tai and have a couple other great tiki offerings. Overall this is a place was well worth the three hour detour and because of that we stayed right there at the lodge. One word CLEAN!!! The lodge is VERY OLD but I could eat off the tile floor. Don&#39;t expect the Hilton, but you can expect a great night sleep!!! http://critiki.com/location/sip-n-dip-tiki-lounge-great-falls-619/ tiki Great Falls Tue, 09 Aug 2016 18:03:42 PST Comment1361 enchantedtikilounge on Sip-N-Dip Tiki Lounge, Great Falls I loved this place; Piano Pat, mermaids, fun crowd, great service, friendly doorman, and culture. My score came out to be a 7.3. Unfortunately, the mai tai has a lot to be desired along with the blue Hawaiian, these were more like cruise ship drinks. So I asked for a pain killer or zombie, the bartender looked them up on her phone and said they couldn&#39;t do it. Had I given the drinks an 8 the rating would have jumped to a 8.6, but this place has a lot going on, so I&#39;m not going on so at this bar you don&#39;t need to focus on the drinks. Sip&#39;n Dip sells an atmosphere, and experience ; with that they did not disappoint!!! I could easily be a regular here and I&#39;m sure if I were they&#39;d be MORE than happy to make a proper mai tai and have a couple other great tiki offerings. Overall this is a place was well worth the three hour detour and because of that we stayed right there at the lodge. One word CLEAN!!! The lodge is VERY OLD but I could eat off the tile floor. Don&#39;t expect the Hilton, but you can expect a great night sleep!!! http://critiki.com/location/sip-n-dip-tiki-lounge-great-falls-619/ tiki Great Falls Tue, 09 Aug 2016 18:00:53 PST Comment1360 sandiegojoe on Tonga Hut, North Hollywood Tonga hut has always been one of my favorites. Sadly I will probably Not be returning. The service was so bad this weekend and the bartender was so rude that it has soured me. Its with great sorrow that I have to recommend to others that they find their libations elsewhere. But sadly I would hate to think of a thirsty traveling tiki-o-phile be treated as badly as I was. I cant recommend the Tonga Hut to anyone. I will forever put away my Drooling Bastard mug and roll up my anniversary shirt (They may end up on eBay) never to return. http://critiki.com/location/tonga-hut-north-hollywood-123/ tiki North Hollywood Tue, 09 Aug 2016 12:40:53 PST Comment1359 Adammanski on Fong's Pizza, Des Moines Fong&#39;s was pretty cool. There was a Journey and Kansas were playing downtown the night I went so it was PACKED, but since I was a single I was able to find a spot at the bar. Maybe it was because it was so busy, but the place was a little too fast paced and &quot;corporate&quot; feeling for me. &quot;Come in... look at the stuff... get a drink... eat a pizza... GET OUT!&quot; They had a very limited supply of cups for sale. They were out of the signature cups and the it sounds like the new sig. cup is going to be a Lucky Cat, not really tiki. I wish I could have bought the cup I was drinking out of, but I settled for a 15th anniversary Tiki Farm pineapple. <br /> <br />over all it was a good time and if Downtown isn&#39;t so busy I bet it&#39;s more fun. http://critiki.com/location/fongs-pizza-des-moines-687/ tiki Des Moines Mon, 08 Aug 2016 09:22:47 PST Comment1358 Forgottenalley on Kanaloa Lounge, Calgary Your bar looks amazing!! Great work&#127821; http://critiki.com/location/kanaloa-lounge-calgary-834/ tiki Calgary Fri, 05 Aug 2016 23:45:47 PST Comment1357 BambooChiki on Tonga Lei, Malibu ...in fact...the motel continued as Tonga Lei after the restaurant became Don the Beachcomber. http://critiki.com/location/tonga-lei-malibu-511/ tiki Malibu Fri, 05 Aug 2016 11:05:21 PST Comment1356 BambooChiki on Tonga Lei, Malibu I have a correction: The Tonga Lei was in business into the &#39;80s, not the 70s. I stayed there in the 80s, and I STILL have a book of matches from there! Good times! http://critiki.com/location/tonga-lei-malibu-511/ tiki Malibu Fri, 05 Aug 2016 10:59:39 PST Comment1355 Tiki Hayrani on The Banana Hut Hawaiian BBQ, Eureka This is a great little place I was happy to find in downtown Eureka. It has a great range of appropriate cocktails which are made exceptionally well with proper ingredients, great balance and care. That point is a real standout given that so many places today have far less well-made tiki drinks. The Singapore Sling, for example, was the real thing - it looked beautiful with a nice pale pink glow, pineapply foam at the top, and nice boozy gin character with noticeable Benedictine, a key ingredient in a true Singapore Sling. It was not some generic rum-and-juice thing thrown together with a famous name. The food we had - korean chicken, kimchee, musubi, and saimin were all excellent. They took a lot of effort to decorate the place, although it is still basically a small, standard diner that has been tikified. I score decor efforts pretty highly but still the overall mood and tikiness are limited at this point due mostly to the nature of the location I think. http://critiki.com/location/the-banana-hut-hawaiian-bbq-eureka-756/ tiki Eureka Wed, 03 Aug 2016 15:18:46 PST Comment1354 Shuckslbj on Tiki No, North Hollywood Great decor, pretty good drinks. I love that the menu lists the purported year and location of every drink&#39;s conception. The sign outside is also fabulous. <br /> <br />But - there was awful, awful karaoke as the music when we went on Sunday night. Maybe they play great exotica/surf most other nights, but I doubt any place with shitty classic rock karaoke does. http://critiki.com/location/tiki-no-north-hollywood-760/ tiki North Hollywood Mon, 01 Aug 2016 15:47:48 PST Comment1353 Shuckslbj on Kahuna Tiki, North Hollywood We happened upon Kahuna Tiki on Sunday, right as the luau was starting. Fantastic dance numbers from Hawaii, Fiji, and Samoa. The drinks weren&#39;t as strong as Tiki Ti&#39;s (they use agave-based liquors which are about 30% ABV), but almost none are. The outdoor seating area has fantastic decor. Holy shit. And the sushi was out of control. Would go again; don&#39;t understand the lackluster rating on here. http://critiki.com/location/kahuna-tiki-north-hollywood-844/ tiki North Hollywood Mon, 01 Aug 2016 15:43:22 PST Comment1352 PackmanWSU01 on Tonga Hut, Palm Springs Very different vibe from Hollywood location. Great food selection and taste...even the complimentary wontons (suggestion: order the pineapple fried rice with chicken and use the complimentary sauce with it...yum!) The drink menu is good and the taste quality great. Among the best service I&#39;ve ever had at a tiki establishment. Limited selection on signatureugs but I did buy a T-shirt and a cd. Check the phone booth before you leave! http://critiki.com/location/tonga-hut-palm-springs-818/ tiki Palm Springs Sat, 30 Jul 2016 22:33:46 PST Comment1351 PackmanWSU01 on Bootlegger Tiki, Palm Springs Tiny place but well decorated. Rotating original drink menu is fabulous. No signature mugs to collect though. http://critiki.com/location/bootlegger-tiki-palm-springs-843/ tiki Palm Springs Sat, 30 Jul 2016 22:27:58 PST Comment1350 PackmanWSU01 on The Golden Tiki, Las Vegas It&#39;s like a tiki Disney land and even has a talking skeleton! The menu even includes a thorough &quot;origin&quot; history of the place. Rotating tiki mugs but only one signature anniversary so far. The decor is awesome. The vibe is awesome with rotating artists dropping in. The drinks? A work in progress, many of them taste similar and are very strong. http://critiki.com/location/the-golden-tiki-las-vegas-854/ tiki Las Vegas Sat, 30 Jul 2016 22:24:39 PST Comment1349 PackmanWSU01 on The Golden Tiki, Las Vegas It&#39;s like a tiki Disney land and even has a talking skeleton! The menu even includes a thorough &quot;origin&quot; history of the place. Rotating tiki mugs but only one signature anniversary so far. The decor is awesome. The vibe is awesome with rotating artists dropping in. The drinks? A work in progress, many of them taste similar and are very strong. http://critiki.com/location/the-golden-tiki-las-vegas-854/ tiki Las Vegas Sat, 30 Jul 2016 22:24:24 PST Comment1348 PackmanWSU01 on Tonga Hut, North Hollywood Small location but great decor. Liked the fountain &quot;slobbering bastard&quot;, try the Mojave Punch! Hope they get more signature mugs in the future! http://critiki.com/location/tonga-hut-north-hollywood-123/ tiki North Hollywood Sat, 30 Jul 2016 22:14:26 PST Comment1347 PackmanWSU01 on Trader Vic's, Portland Food was decent, servicable drink menu. Realized the days might be numbered when there was no signature mug. Visited December 2015. http://critiki.com/location/trader-vics-portland-pearl-district-779/ tiki Portland Sat, 30 Jul 2016 22:07:54 PST Comment1346 PackmanWSU01 on Trader Vic's, Portland Food was decent, servicable drink menu. Realized the days might be numbered when there was no signature mug. Visited December 2015. http://critiki.com/location/trader-vics-portland-pearl-district-779/ tiki Portland Sat, 30 Jul 2016 22:06:40 PST Comment1345 enchantedtikilounge on Adrift, Denver What a disappointment! Mia Tia OK with no garnish not even in a Mai Tai glass. Service poor unless you&#39;re right at the bar and even then the bartenders couldn&#39;t care any less that they were working a tiki bar <br />. The decor is great but the tiki vibe... I&#39;m not feeling it. I wanted to like this place maybe my expectations were too high. No mug either!!! That was the icing on the cake. One drink wonder for me. Damn I wanted http://critiki.com/location/adrift-denver-811/ tiki Denver Sat, 30 Jul 2016 22:03:50 PST Comment1344 PackmanWSU01 on Hale Pele, Portland A friendly neighborhood tiki bar! Pupus were tasty and there was a massive drink menu featuring rescued drinks from now defunct tiki bars. My only complaint was there wasn&#39;t a signature tiki mug for the location. If I lived near I would probably visit this place weekly, it&#39;s that good. http://critiki.com/location/hale-pele-portland-815/ tiki Portland Sat, 30 Jul 2016 22:03:32 PST Comment1343 PackmanWSU01 on The Alibi, Portland Went December 2015, food menu has the standard barfare. Regarding the drinks, they are simple but tasty...especially Neon Sign. Unfortunately no tiki mugs though. http://critiki.com/location/the-alibi-portland-141/ tiki Portland Sat, 30 Jul 2016 21:55:42 PST Comment1342 enchantedtikilounge on Adrift, Denver What a disappointment! Mia Tia OK... Service poor unless you&#39;re right at the bar. The decor is great but the tiki vibe I&#39;m not feeling it. I wanted to like this place maybe my expectations were too high. No mug either!!! That was the icing on the cake . One drink wonder for me. http://critiki.com/location/adrift-denver-811/ tiki Denver Sat, 30 Jul 2016 20:56:29 PST Comment1341 golf4tiki on Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar, Anaheim This was my first Tiki Bar experience and the one that started my Tiki journey. Everything about it, especially in the winter when they have the Christmas stuff up, is perfect. Although you get a solid sense from the exterior decorations what the deal will be it&#39;s definitely not the full story. <br /> <br />I had never been in a bar that had taken me on such a journey by just stepping through the doors. That&#39;s why I will have a soft spot for Trader Sam&#39;s. http://critiki.com/location/trader-sams-enchanted-tiki-bar-anaheim-783/ tiki Anaheim Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:49:37 PST Comment1340 thedrgram on Lava Lounge, Madison Google maps reads that this location is permanently closed. FYI http://critiki.com/location/lava-lounge-madison-430/ tiki Madison Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:25:25 PST Comment1339 Cheap bastard on Concrete Jungle, San Antonio This place is getting ready to move in the next two weeks of this post. Please hold your visit until after Septemer 2016. I think this place will survive and thrive in a new location. Much love to their efforts in a building that is literally falling apart. http://critiki.com/location/concrete-jungle-san-antonio-860/ tiki San Antonio Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:49:53 PST Comment1338 Drinkbot on Trader Sam's Grog Grotto, Orlando I enjoyed it very much! Not only do they have great drinks, but the serve good food. I went mid-week and found that it can be hard to find a seat before 7pm, but after that, no problem. When yo order certain drinks, they serve it in style, with a little show. Order the volcano bowl and get a big show! The decor is super cool, lots of things to look at. The bar staff is very knowledgable and helpful. All around, a fabulous experience and highly recommended! http://critiki.com/location/trader-sams-grog-grotto-orlando-856/ tiki Orlando Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:18:15 PST Comment1337 Tiki kitty kitty on Royal Hawaiian, Laguna Beach This is reopening!! http://critiki.com/location/royal-hawaiian-laguna-beach-80/ tiki Laguna Beach Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:27:24 PST Comment1336 Foredeckape on Solomons Island Tiki Bar, Solomons Kind of a marina bar with some cool Bosko decor. Gift shop has Tiki Farm and DW mugs. Staff is nice, and apologize that they can&#39;t do real tiki drink. But, they do good with what they do. Martin Denny has never been played over the sound system. Fun place to watch the sunset and check out the Bosko carvings. http://critiki.com/location/solomons-island-tiki-bar-solomons-606/ tiki Solomons Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:09:35 PST Comment1335 PNGMedicineMan on The Golden Tiki, Las Vegas just went to The Golden Tiki again tonight. Place was packed. Met the owner Brad. He was a great guy, bought us a round of the best Mai Tais we&#39;ve ever had. He was celebrating an award they just got from a local magazine. I originally gave this place a 9 but its customer service and unique atmosphere make this one of the most amazing tiki bars we&#39;ve ever been to. It simply cant be beat! Come see for yourself http://critiki.com/location/the-golden-tiki-las-vegas-854/ tiki Las Vegas Thu, 21 Jul 2016 22:31:29 PST Comment1334 Peniamina on No Bones Beach Club, Seattle This is not really a Tiki Bar. It&#39;s a great tiki themed cafe that also serves cocktails. The food is 100% vegan and it&#39;s really really good. http://critiki.com/location/no-bones-beach-club-seattle-884/ tiki Seattle Wed, 20 Jul 2016 20:49:59 PST Comment1333 Shuckslbj on Frankie's Tiki Room, Las Vegas Drinks are pretty good, ambiance is great, jukebox is killer. Smoke smell is not as bad as everyone&#39;s saying - but then again, I smoke. And one should enter any Vegas bar expecting to get cancer. Love the mugs too. <br /> <br />Going again tomorrow morning before we head back to LA. Don&#39;t do Vegas often, but will come back to Frankie&#39;s when I do. http://critiki.com/location/frankies-tiki-room-las-vegas-681/ tiki Las Vegas Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:40:53 PST Comment1332 Stephen Avery on Grass Skirt Tiki Room, Columbus Just discovered the place and I LOVE IT! I visit Columbus once a year for a gaming convention and I&#39;m definitely making a pit stop here when I go. Fun atmosphere, strong drinks, and a great vibe. http://critiki.com/location/grass-skirt-tiki-room-columbus-820/ tiki Columbus Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:20:18 PST Comment1331 Tiki Hayrani on Tiburon Tommie's, Tiburon We used to go here all the time when I was a kid in the 70s and 80s. It then went downhill and the last time we went there was almost nobody else there. I can&#39;t remember when we last went but we tried to go once in the late 90s and it was shut down. It was a sad day. I loved this place with the food, the neat wood decor and multiple levels with the great views of the bay. http://critiki.com/location/tiburon-tommies-tiburon-578/ tiki Tiburon Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:35:20 PST Comment1330 Tiki Hayrani on Don the Beachcomber, Kailua-Kona When we recently went to Hawaii, we stayed here and frequented this place. I was pleasantly surprised by the place, especially how good the drinks were - among the best-made Tiki drinks of any place I have been to in the last 20 years, and with an excellent selection of real classics and different ones. They had a zombie that tasted pretty much the way a real Don the Beachcomber zombie should - a definite hint of Pernod (or the equivalent), among other things, and the Three Dots and a Dash was excellent, as well. The decor was great with a central giant Tiki statute holding up the roof, other tikis, and a nice location right on the water with plenty of great views. http://critiki.com/location/don-the-beachcomber-kailua-kona-752/ tiki Kailua-Kona Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:30:24 PST Comment1329 Tiki Hayrani on Trader Vic's, San Francisco This was not up to par with the Trader Vic&#39;s tradition, but it is sad to see that it&#39;s gone. When we went there last in 2006, it had good decor, classy if a bit weak on the Tiki character, and good food. The vibe was a bit lacking and the drinks were perhaps slightly better than the Tonga Room, but not much. http://critiki.com/location/trader-vics-san-francisco-golden-gate-ave-462/ tiki San Francisco Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:24:32 PST Comment1328 Tiki Hayrani on Tonga Room, San Francisco As a kid, I went to many tiki places with my parents. Most are now gone (such as Tiburon Tommie&#39;s and the Kon Tiki in the Sheraton Waikiki). Only two remain and the Tonga Room is the only to remain essentially unchanged, surviving even a recent plant to get rid of it completely. It exudes classic Tiki character from the ersatz ship deck dance floor to the tikis, outrigger, thatch roofs, and tropical rainstorm. It also is dark and still has one of its claims to fame - the central pool with floating band stand and the &quot;rain&quot; that pours down into it along the edge of the roofed-over tables, accompanied by thunder and lightning. It&#39;s a wonderful classic, although the drinks these days could be better. http://critiki.com/location/tonga-room-san-francisco-162/ tiki San Francisco Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:17:09 PST Comment1327 Cheap bastard on Fong's Pizza, Des Moines I really like Fong&#39;s. I wasn&#39;t happy with the pizza that I ordered. It was undercooked and kinda messy. The barmaid was also indifferent. She wasn&#39;t rude....just &quot;meh...who cares.....&quot; Their drink menu is extensive and the prices are good. I wish they had more mugs to sell. The vibe is definitely tiki fused with Chinese flair. It&#39;s unique for sure. http://critiki.com/location/fongs-pizza-des-moines-687/ tiki Des Moines Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:12:27 PST Comment1326 KauaiChicken on Hidden Harbor, Pittsburgh I made a trip to Pittsburgh basically just to go to Hidden Harbor and I was not disappointed. As previous comments have pointed out, the decor is a bit of a mix. There is a more traditional tiki-themed side that has three Crazy Al pieces, including a huge free-standing tiki carved from the trunk of a palm tree and two masks hanging on the wall. The other side is more nautical themed with brighter colors. There are glass floats in the window and outside they have tropical plants. Overall, it&#39;s really nice. There is a huge rum selection behind the bar. It&#39;s quite impressive. The menu is fairly extensive and the drink quality is fantastic. I had a Rum Barrel, a Zombie, and the signature Hidden Harbor. All were excellent. Service was top notch and the staff is very enthusiastic and willing to geek out about tiki stuff. This is a fantastic and fun bar that I will visit as often as possible. http://critiki.com/location/hidden-harbor-pittsburgh-872/ tiki Pittsburgh Mon, 11 Jul 2016 04:30:58 PST Comment1325 TikiTravis on Zombie Hut, Brooklyn This was a very fun bar! Service was great, it was pretty crowded for a Saturday night in Brooklyn, and would totally be a place I&#39;d go to often if I lived there. <br /> <br />It&#39;s just not a tiki bar. <br /> <br />It has great tiki decor, and plenty of &quot;tiki&quot; drinks... but the drinks use substitution (e.g. amaretto for orgeat, etc.) and they weren&#39;t that great. They had sports on the TV, and the music was top 40 and hipster galore. <br /> <br />Again- a fun bar! Just not a tiki bar. http://critiki.com/location/zombie-hut-brooklyn-18/ tiki Brooklyn Mon, 04 Jul 2016 13:07:33 PST Comment1324 Tiare on Tiki Tiki Shinjuku, Tokyo This was my 2nd visit to the Tiki Tiki. My first was a longer visit in 2009. This visit we only had about 20 mins until closing but they were very nice in letting us order drinks. You MUST order the smoking coconut drink. It is just amazing to watch. I had a mango drink that was pretty awesome. The good part of being there so late was that it was empty so I got to walk around and take photos without anyone in them. I had forgotten they had entertainment so would try to time my next visit better. http://critiki.com/location/tiki-tiki-shinjuku-tokyo-759/ tiki Tokyo Sun, 03 Jul 2016 11:08:04 PST Comment1323 Tiare on Hala Kahiki, River Grove I always stop into the Hala Kahiki when I am visiting my parents in Chicagoland. Massive drink menu though not the most authentic but I always seem to pick something good. Think I had a cherry drink on my last visit. The place is pretty large and love the decor. The service is meh. The gift shop has very restricted hours so plan ahead if you have your heart set on going. I always mean to go to the hot dog place next door, Gene and Jude&#39;s but haven&#39;t made it it yet. I hear it&#39;s great. They have no food at the Hala Kahiki so would be a good stop to soak up the booze. http://critiki.com/location/hala-kahiki-river-grove-144/ tiki River Grove Sun, 03 Jul 2016 10:50:55 PST Comment1322 Tiare on Lost Lake, Chicago I went in May, on a Thursday night around 5pm so wasn&#39;t too croweded yet. Was able to score the last table. Didn&#39;t get any food but tried about 4 different drinks. All good. I liked the decor and service was good. It is very close to the L stop so you can walk from there. http://critiki.com/location/lost-lake-chicago-850/ tiki Chicago Sun, 03 Jul 2016 10:42:54 PST Comment1321 Tiare on Chef Shangri-La, North Riverside I went in May 2016 and it seems like a week later it was under new management (check Tiki Central for details). Glad we made it before the change. The food and drink, not the most awesome but its place in Chicagoland tiki is. I had visited a few years back and it was not doing well but I guess the owners daughter took over and really made it shine the last few years. Hopefully the new management will not run it into the ground. http://critiki.com/location/chef-shangri-la-north-riverside-499/ tiki North Riverside Sun, 03 Jul 2016 10:24:28 PST Comment1320