The Kon-Tiki

Oakland, CA
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347 14th St
Oakland, CA
Opened in November 2017
Mon-Thu 4pm-11pm
Fri 4pm-1am
Sat 5:30pm-1am
Closed Sun
(510) 823-2332

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The Kon-Tiki



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Decor 8
Drink Quality 8
Drink Selection 8.1
Food Quality 7.7
Food Selection 7
Mood 7.9
Music 7.8
Service 8.4
Tikiness 7.8
Tilt 7.2
Vibe 7.4

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The Kon-Tiki opened in early November 2017 in Oakland, California, in a space that had previously held Longitude
Oakland, CA
Bar & Restaurant


tropicsdiver is a regular at The Kon-Tiki, and is usually there Midweek, weekends.
June 16, 2019, 9:38 AM
My local tiki bar. Great team behind the bar and in the kitchen. Music could be more tiki, and the crowd is a mix of tikiphiles, hipsters and local Oakland downtown crowd. The drink menu has a mix of classics and contemporary takes, but the staff are quite adept at going off menu and will often offer suggestions.
WanderingWill is a semi-regular at The Kon-Tiki.
March 25, 2019, 10:35 PM
The closest Tiki bar to my house, yet it took me so long to visit. I was worried that it would fall short because they have a built-in audience in downtown Oakland. Hereís how it went:

The good:
Location for me. Itís a short walk or scoot there, so I donít mind drinking a bit more than usual because itís easy to get home.
Decor: I thought it was really quite good. They embraced the tiki vibe, but didnít quite take it to the Forbidden Island, Smugglerís Cove, Trader Samís level. I think itís the high ceilings that make it a little less ďPolynesian twilightĒ.
Drink menu: short but sweet. Some new spins on the classics that really worked out (very nice take on the Zombie). But the server did lack knowledge of classic tiki drinks (3 dots and a dash, hurricane, sidewinder dang).
The food: maybe some of the best tiki bar food around. They definitely considered this menu and I was not an afterthought.

The not so good.
Music: not tiki. The auditory experience didnít match the visual.
The crowd was more of an Oakland crowd than a tiki crowd.
The seating was basic. The tiki huts looked nice, but the regular tables were awkwardly placed and uncomfortable.

Overall, a nice and convenient place to take friends, visitors, and the uninitiated, but my regular tiki bar will remain Forbidden Island.
Tiki Grabowski
Tiki Grabowski has visited The Kon-Tiki.
February 11, 2019, 6:14 PM
Currently at Kon-Tiki for my first visit. Nice decor, small but decent drink menu. On this visit I had the Kon-Tiki Grog which is one of their own. My chief complaint would be the music. Again if you call yourself a tiki bar I wouldnt expect classic rock or oldies to be playing. The music sets the tone and the vibe of the place from the moment you walk in the door. It's another place to check off the Critiki list but not crazy about Kon-Tiki unfortunately.
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