Aku Aku

Orlando, FL
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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

7.5

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by 74 people

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Detail
Everyone You
Decor 7.8
Drink Quality 7.8
Drink Selection 7.6
Mood 7.2
Music 6.8
Service 8.2
Tikiness 7.7
Tilt 7.1
Vibe 7.3

Upcoming Visits

  • PineappleWhip
    visiting on
    Wednesday, June 19, 2019
    for the first time
    Not sure it will be this day...but...hoping to get there once after work sometime near this day.

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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
history
Aku Aku
Las Vegas, NV
Bar & Restaurant
9
). 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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Whaia-Muri
Whaia-Muri is a semi-regular at Aku Aku.
June 4, 2019, 12:10 PM
I have patronized Aku Aku numerous times. I like it, but there are some short comings...

The decor is pretty good. There are a bunch of amazing artifacts in there surrounded by a bunch of junk (my guess is people give them anything "tiki-ish" and they put it on the shelf).

My biggest grievances are the HUGE TVs DIRECTLY BEHIND THE BAR which have usually been tuned to a soccer game or equally distracting visual. Maybe I'm being harsh, but I hate TVs in tiki bars! It throws the whole thing off.

The music is good. Classic exotica and the like. At their worst they at least play yacht rock.

It definitely gets the bud light and tequila shot crowd. Not their fault, but the drinks suffer as a result. The bartenders usually end up free-pouring the drinks which ruins the balance. Most of the drinks I've had were either way too sweet or watered down.

The staff is nice and I can tell it is run by a tikiphile. Just needs a little more focus.
tikiglees
tikiglees has visited Aku Aku.
June 14, 2018, 7:31 AM
Arrived on a rainy night around midnight after a full week of conferences in Orlando and AkuAku didn't disappoint. Small but cool - drinks were ok, but Pixie the bartender was super accommodating to help out the crew. Went straight for the Tiger Fuqr and loved the spice in it. We needed to relax a bit and the double Aku was exactly what the doctor ordered... not sure he ordered up the Waffle House visit afterwards but when in Orlando....
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.
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Upcoming Visits
PineappleWhip
visiting on
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
for the first time
Not sure it will be this day...but...hoping to get there once after work sometime near this day.
Regulars & Visitors
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