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La Mariana Sailing Club

Honolulu, HI
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50 Sand Island Access Road
Honolulu, HI
Opened in 1955
Daily 11am-9pm
(808) 848-2800

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La Mariana Sailing Club

8.4

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by 107 people

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Everyone You
Decor 9.5
Drink Quality 7.2
Drink Selection 7.5
Food Quality 7.2
Food Selection 6.9
Mood 8.9
Music 8.9
Service 8.3
Tikiness 9.6
Tilt 9.1
Vibe 9.1

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Humuhumu’s description

La Mariana Sailing Club is the last remaining bastion of true original Polynesian Pop in Hawaii. It opened in 1955, and over the years, it has become a sort of museum of Waikiki's tiki past: the tikis here came out of the Kon-Tiki
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Kon-Tiki
Honolulu, HI
Bar & Restaurant
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in the Sheraton-Waikiki, lamps came from the Trader Vic's
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Trader Vic's
Waikiki, HI
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, and tables and chairs came from Don the Beachcomber
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Don the Beachcomber
Waikiki, HI
Bar, Restaurant & Floor Show
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. Original owner Annette La Mariana Nahinu ran the operation until her death in 2008. La Mariana features a lively piano bar, and guests can join in on the singing.
La Mariana's original location was 50 yards from its current location; it moved in 1973. There is an 80-boat slip attached to the restaurant which sits on Ke'ehi Lagoon.

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DocQuiri
DocQuiri has visited La Mariana Sailing Club.
November 4, 2017, 2:19 PM
La Mariana is truly a classic. Is it a little run down? Sure. Are the drinks a little unbalanced? Maybe. But it is pure tiki. You definitely feel transported when you come here. Plus, anytime you have mugs by Gecko, you're legit.
Vanillamanda
Vanillamanda has visited La Mariana Sailing Club.
March 29, 2017, 12:08 PM
I am so glad we managed to find this place, it was worth it. The drinks weren't amazing but the atmosphere and the friendliness of the patrons and staff was top notch. It felt like being in a time machine (which also would explain the drink quality, that seemed like it was from the 70s maybe) and just the sort of secret, local vibe. (I know the place was full of tourists, but it still felt a little hidden and the bartender and the dude sitting next to us had known each other for years and gave us so much gossip and old stories and such that we didn't even notice anyone else. ) With the gorgeous marina outside and the sunset light filtering through the windows, we were enchanted and very sad we didn't live close by.
kortiki
kortiki has visited La Mariana Sailing Club.
March 1, 2016, 7:50 PM
Beautiful ambiance, wonderful live music... but really disappointing drinks... essentially, cruise ship level mai tais... Sad because everything else works well.
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