Kahuna Tiki

North Hollywood, CA
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11026 Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood, CA
Opened in 2014
Mon-Thu 3pm-10:30pm
Fri 3pm-11:30pm
Sat noon-11:30pm
Sun 3pm-9:30pm
(818) 853-7447

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Kahuna Tiki

6.4

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Decor 6.9
Drink Quality 5.6
Drink Selection 4.9
Food Quality 7.4
Food Selection 7
Mood 6.9
Music 5.5
Service 7.5
Tikiness 6
Tilt 6
Vibe 6.6

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Humuhumu’s description

Kahuna Tiki is a tiki-themed sushi restaurant with tropical drinks. Kahuna Tiki initially opened without a liquor license and was only a sushi restaurant. A liquor license was added in June 2015, but it is for beer & wine only, no hard alcohol—so the tropical drinks on offer are made with sake, soju and the like. There is a large outdoor patio with rock features, waterfalls, pools, trees, and beachcomber lamps.

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ackahuna
ackahuna has visited Kahuna Tiki.
April 15, 2019, 9:37 PM
Went for the Sunday night luau and really enjoyed it. The space is outdoors and filled with flaming torches, waterfalls and a firepit. Great ambience when it gets dark but more "Polynesian" than the flotsam and jetsam filled tiki style. All the decor is appropriate though there's a lot of space on the walls. The pupus are just okay but the sushi rolls are delicious. The dance show was fun to watch but with a little more polish it could be fantastic: the poor ladies had to DJ their own dances using their phone. The drinks were a barely passable attempt at using sake and soju instead of rum. With a proper bar and a more polished performance this could be amazing. The service was excellent and attentive.
Lbm5164
Lbm5164 has visited Kahuna Tiki.
February 28, 2019, 4:49 PM
Everything about this venue was awesome expect for the drink quality. The drinks were pretty basic and seemed kind of watered down. The food was 5 stars good though! And the atmosphere was too cool - I will be back
sud1183
sud1183 has visited Kahuna Tiki.
November 8, 2018, 11:27 AM
Kahuna Tiki in Sherman Oaks Village, LA
Let me start by saying I have very mixed feelings about this place. I would give it a 5 based on theming alone as it permeates a true authentic feel of tiki if you sit outside in the tropical hideaway. Kinda feels like they took a putt-putt and course corrected it for a tiki paradise complete with fire & water with secluded seating sections in the lush greenways. The fact that there were only 2 servers/bartenders makes for a harder time to get that face-time of you need a refill or round 2, much less, 3 and that is what brought my review down so much-- this is 2 stars for me. Now, on the fantastic part-- the food-- 3.75/4 stars here!

The drinks are $10 a piece and if you want to take home a piece of paradise, as I often do from tiki bars, that rings in at an additional $10 for a clear glass (rather than an authentic tiki mug) sporting the Kahuna Tiki Logo. I had the Macadamia nut one and it was good, but didn't have all the flavors I had hoped for... also, it was a frozen slush rather than on the rocks.

The food-- 2 words: lobster MAC ($14.50)! This was some of the cheesiest, meatiest & just darn delicious mac I've tasted... and boy, being from S.C. I definitely have had my fair share! The spam & lobster sticks ($5.50 each) were nice flame-grilled starters and enough to share a couple bites of meat & veg with a friend to nosh on while waiting for the main course... sushi! We got the Oahu Roll ($13.50) and Aloha Pizza Roll ($11.50). While I've had other fried rice sushi pizzas, this one is not one I would recommend. The topping was fine, but there was nothing left that resembled rice after it was fried, just a hard crunch that was almost inedible. So, while you may enjoy the topping, you are left with half of the roll you paid for. The triangles are pretty, don't get me wrong, but I would opt for that flavor in a traditional form next time, say the Gilligan's Island Roll, perhaps. The other roll was good, but I was a little turned off due to the experience in the other roll ordered. So, basically stick with the handroll or cut!
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