Royal Hawaiian

Laguna Beach, CA
Bar & Restaurant
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331 N Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA
Opened in 2016
Mon-Thu 4pm-10pm
Fri 4pm-11pm
Sat 11:30am-11pm
Sun 11:30am-10pm
(949) 715-1470

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Royal Hawaiian



by 73 people



Everyone You
Decor 8.3
Drink Quality 8.2
Drink Selection 8.1
Food Quality 8.3
Food Selection 7.7
Mood 7.1
Music 6.1
Service 8.4
Tikiness 7.8
Tilt 7.6
Vibe 7.4

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Humuhumu’s description

This modern tiki bar and restaurant opened in 2016, but it's carrying on a strong tiki tradition in Laguna Beach. It occupies the same site as local tiki landmark Royal Hawaiian
Royal Hawaiian
Laguna Beach, CA
Bar & Restaurant
, which was entirely gutted in 2006. The new owners, Mo Honarkar and daughters Hasty and Nikisa, are working to bring back a fully-decorated Royal Hawaiian with the help of Bamboo Ben
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KavikaTiki is a semi-regular at Royal Hawaiian.
January 17, 2019, 10:01 AM
The re-do of the re-do works well. The only issue I have is that there are large windows in the bar area looking onto PCH that blow the whole tiki vibe. There are also TVs, bummer. When the TVs are showing Gilliganís Island and big surf, Itís fine and dandy. I tilt high, however, because of the work by Bamboo Ben, cool mugs, great Lapu Lapus, and great Loco Moco.
March 30, 2018, 6:34 PM
We went there in Ď93 and it was an authentic tiki bar. Now it is a Cocoís with mai tais. Looks like it was decorated by Home Goods.
Maswind has visited Royal Hawaiian.
January 28, 2018, 5:05 PM
We enjoyed a great meal and drinks at the Royal Hawaiian. Food and decor was fabulous. The current owners really have upgraded the restaurant, versus the last owners. Drinks were excellent, I watched the bartenders during a slammed Saturday evening, and they each dedicated the time necessary to create great tiki drinks.

Service was middle of the road, we were on a high top in the bar, and it took a while to get the attention of our server, who was not aware that she was assigned the table. I would tend to write this off as the product of a busy Saturday with one or two staff off sick.

A lovely evening. We will return.
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