Lono

Los Angeles, CA
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6611 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Opened in June 2017
Daily 4pm-2am
(323) 848-4475

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Lono

7.8

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Everyone You
Decor 7.8
Drink Quality 8.9
Drink Selection 8.2
Food Quality 8.5
Food Selection 7
Mood 7.6
Music 6.8
Service 8.3
Tikiness 6.7
Tilt 7.9
Vibe 7.9

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Humuhumu’s description

Lono is a large restaurant and bar in Hollywood, themed to Hollywood's yesteryear of tropical glamour, the pre-tiki era of nearby restaurants such as Bob Brook's Seven Seas
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. The restaurant's target era is closer to the '30s and '40s than the '50s and '60s, and as such the look of the space is more tropical-lite than truly tiki. The drink menu is a mix of classic tiki drinks and modern takes on tiki, carefully crafted and presented. The food menu is mainly small plates of flavors from around the world, or on the other end of the food spectrum, you can reserve a complete "luau" experience.

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C-Monkey
C-Monkey has visited Lono.
August 13, 2017, 2:49 PM
Finally got a chance to stop by Lono for dinner and some drinks. We were NOT disappointed! The vibe, while not hardcore tiki, is definitely island-y, and, stepping off Hollywood Blvd into the cool, dark interior on a hot summer evening really did make us feel like we were entering a different world.

I thought the food was surprisingly good (been disappointment by the pupus at too many tiki joints), and the drinks ... top notch! We had six drinks between the three of us, so we had a good sampling of their menu. The King Kamehameha was definitely the standout, though the drinks were all terrific.

The hospitality was also terrific. On a side note, the manager reached out to the tiki community in a very welcoming way on Tiki Central, and I really appreciated that. And, the aloha vibe carried through to the bar. All of the staff we interacted with were wonderful.

One other note. There are two sections to Lono. The front room is a pretty dark bar area, and the back opens up to a surrounded outdoor patio-like area. Going in the early evening, the back area was too light for our taste, but it would probably be a great place to have a drink once the sun goes down.
tiki_anna
tiki_anna has visited Lono.
July 21, 2017, 2:05 AM
I came here for my anniversary with my boyfriend and it was GREAT!

It's not the usual tiki experience. It's pretty fancy and the food can get expensive, but I thought it was worth it. The front room has more of a tiki vibe and I hear it fills up pretty quick on the weekends.

The back area of the restaurant is a beautiful, tropical decorated area, but it's not really tiki. The food was AMAZING. We basically had one of everything on the menu. Lava potatoes were out of this world. So were the ribs.

King Kamehameha was my favorite drink. Service was excellent.

I would 100% go back. If I were to get food again it would be for a special occasion. Drinks are priced like other similar tiki bars in the area (they run $12 to $14ish a pop).
Critikied
Critikied is a semi-regular at Lono.
July 18, 2017, 1:09 PM
King Kamehameha cocktail is fantastic . More details available here: http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-fo-tiki-cocktail-lono-20170624-story.html
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