Kapu Hut

Eugene, OR
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22 Club Rd.
Eugene, OR
Opened in 2014
Sun-Thu 11am–11pm
Fri-Sat 11am–midnight
(541) 343-5622

Critiki ratings

Kapu Hut

7.2

Overall

by 12 people

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Detail
Everyone You
Decor 7.3
Drink Quality 7.4
Drink Selection 6.9
Food Quality 7.7
Food Selection 6.3
Mood 7
Music 6.1
Service 8.4
Tikiness 6.9
Tilt 7.9
Vibe 7.3

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Humuhumu’s description

Kapu Hut is the tiki bar within North Bank, a McMenamins restaurant, overlooking the Willamette River. North Bank used to have a non-tiki bar, but in October 2014, it was tikified and became Kapu Hut. There is a small menu of Polynesian Pop-tinged food available, and the drink menu has tropical drinks and over 60 rums. Given McMenamins' focus on brewpubs, it makes sense that there is an unusual (for a tiki bar) number of beers available here, too. The theming is light, and mixes Tiki with Asian and African elements.
McMenamins also owns the North Shore Lagoon
North Shore Lagoon
Bothell, WA
Bar, Restaurant & Themed Attraction
7.9
at the Anderson School in Bothell, Washington (north of Seattle).

Comments

John S. james
John S. james has visited Kapu Hut.
October 6, 2017, 8:13 PM
As a hybrid of a tiki bar/brewpub, it is a small piece of civility in a town that seems to have no reason to have a Tiki Bar. Relaxing atmosphere - excellent service and what few tiki drinks they offer at the place were not bad - overall it's pretty good. It was just the respite I needed after a long hard day trying to do a football game for fox TV.
Kimmy Ann
Kimmy Ann is a semi-regular at Kapu Hut.
July 11, 2017, 8:47 AM
Wonderful theme cohesiveness on entrance, kind of breaks down once you are sitting for a while. Good amount of non-tiki remains from previous theme.

Drinks-pleasantly surprised by drinks on first visit. Mai Tai and Jungle Bird completely on-point. They need a couple more strong drinks on their list; for $9 a drink, I want to feel the booze. Garnish was lovely, with luxardo cherries on bamboo picks providing the finishing touches. I was impressed enough that I came back within a couple weeks with other friends.

On second visit, the Jungle Bird was the stand-out. Mai Tai just wasn't what it should have been. And garnish was completely absent. Boo. I want my cherries, dang it! Bartender recommended something off-menu, called the black pearl, a berry Long Island. Not yummy, but at least it was strong. Pina colada was solid, for those who like sweeter drinks this is a great choice.

Food-Pad Prik green bean sauce was amazing, and beans were cooked to perfection.

I'm thrilled we have a solid tiki option here in Eugene, and I certainly hope that it's a work in progress. Consistency needs work, and the tiki drinks menu needs expanding.
My recommendation: Add a Nui Nui and maybe a Zombie too. Prices should come down or presentation should come up.
aaronraganfore
aaronraganfore is a semi-regular at Kapu Hut.
October 16, 2015, 12:23 PM
My review Kapu Hut review for the Eugene Weekly, our local alternative newspaper: http://www.eugeneweekly.com/20141113/food/spirit-aloha.

This may be a tiki bar in the process of *becoming* a tiki bar. It's trying. As of summer 2015, it wasn't quite there yet.

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