Aku Aku

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431 East Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL
Opened in 2014
Mon-Sat 4pm-2am
Sun 2pm-2am
(407) 839-0080

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Aku Aku

7.4

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by 54 people

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Everyone You
Decor 7.8
Drink Quality 7.6
Drink Selection 7.3
Mood 7.3
Music 6.6
Service 8.1
Tikiness 7.8
Tilt 7.1
Vibe 7.2

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Humuhumu’s description

Aku Aku opened at the beginning of 2014 and is a sister property of the adjacent mid-century-themed Stardust Lounge (Aku Aku's name is a nod to the relationship between Las Vegas' Stardust Casino and its Aku Aku
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Aku Aku
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). The back wall of the space is one large shelving unit full of rectangular cubbies of varying dimensions, filled with little bits of Polynesian Pop decor. A large Moai overlooks the room from a corner. A small selection of classic tropical drinks are available, and a longish rum list has some nicer sipping rums (and a lot of unfortunate flavored rums).

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Uskathoth
Uskathoth is a regular at Aku Aku, and is usually there Mon, Tues, Wed or Sunday, afternoons or HH.
March 6, 2018, 1:50 PM
They finally got unique Aku Aku tiki mugs in! Great place to hang out; great location by the lake.
donwestchester
donwestchester has visited Aku Aku.
February 22, 2018, 8:56 AM
Rarely in Orlando but had opportunity just recently to visit. Enjoyed the quaint relaxing tiki vibe. Had the Tiger Fucker which was great along with purchasing an awesome mug. Eric the bartender is a super cool cat and thank you to Flounder for signing my mug. Cheers....
JP
JP is a regular at Aku Aku, and is usually there weekday evenings.
November 11, 2017, 2:30 PM
Let me preface this comment with this: Aku Aku has the potential to be great. Some nights, it comes very close. But others...

Orlando has a lot of bars. A LOT OF BARS. In fact, Aku Aku is right above a bar called Stardust and next to a World of Beer. There's lots of options nearby for non-tiki fans/drinkers...and yet, the Aku Aku bar regularly has folks sitting at the bar drinking vodka and Redbull. WHY?! YOU'RE AT A TIKI BAR.

If you can get past the deadweight at the bar, the atmosphere is pretty good! The TV's usually have something pretty kitschy on, the music is usually on point, the bartenders seem to enjoy making tiki drinks (when they AREN'T pouring tequila shots)...so, you know, it's not bad.

The secret about Orlando is: a lot of the bartenders in town (at the cooler bars) are huge Tiki fans. You can request off-menu tiki drinks from these guys and girls, and they always deliver. So, there's always options.

Anyway, the drinks at Aku Aku are nice, and if you're into a bit of spice, ask for the Tiger Fucker (it's off-menu!)
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