The Myna Bird

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International Market Place
Honolulu, HI
Opened in May 2017
Daily 11am-11pm

Critiki ratings

The Myna Bird

6.5

Overall

by 8 people

1

10

Detail
Everyone You
Decor 6
Drink Quality 9
Drink Selection 7.7
Mood 6.7
Music 3.2
Service 9.2
Tikiness 3.9
Tilt 6.7
Vibe 6.3

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Humuhumu’s description

The Myna Bird is a tiki bar in the International Market Place in Honolulu, opened on May 19, 2017. The small bar is part of The Street, a food-court-like collection of restaurants and bars by Michael Mina. The tiki bar pays tribute to the Don the Beachcomber
history
Don the Beachcomber
Waikiki, HI
Bar, Restaurant & Floor Show
10
restaurant in Waikiki, which was the anchor of the original International Market Place.

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JimNeumayer
JimNeumayer has visited The Myna Bird.
July 31, 2017, 5:16 PM
We just visited the Myna Bird on July 21, 2017 and I
would highly recommend this establishment. Yes, it is located in the food court at the International Market Place, so it is not your traditional "tiki bar" but it is a very fun bar with outstanding drinks and exceptional service.
After sampling too many sugary drinks on Waikiki, The
Myna Bird is a welcome relief. We ordered the Commodore and the Splintered Paddle and both drinks
were well done and the presentation was tremendous.
There is a fair selection of drinks and from what we could
tell all are made with fresh ingredients served in a variety
of vintage and creative mugs. There is a limited menu of
food items, what we sampled was good. If you are in
Honolulu, I would make time to visit the Myna Bird,
be prepared for a fun experience!


BaliHaiBrad
BaliHaiBrad has visited The Myna Bird.
June 16, 2017, 12:55 PM
Woot! Woot! Hawaii's got a new Tiki Bar! The Tiki tribute is alive here, but don't expect an outrigger canoe to be hanging from the ceiling or Martin Denny's Exotica to be playing in the background. This bar has to compete with a whole slew of other establishments in a food court like setting and thus, the playlist is mostly pop and electronic music and the decor quite modern with a dash of Polynesian Pop (if you're looking for an immersive Tiki Bar experience check out La Mariana Sailing Club). The good thing is The Myna Bird does stand out amidst the others restaurants and bars in the International Marketplace - in drink quality as well as service! Plenty Aloha here for all to enjoy.
Vinnyboombahh
Vinnyboombahh has visited The Myna Bird.
June 14, 2017, 11:32 AM
Waikiki is our vacation destination once a year. It's a place where we can decompress from the grind and just relax. We were so excited to read that Myna Bird was opening right before we took our next vacation!

Knowing that matchymatchy isn't really a thing here (people look at you like you're part of a show), we said screw it! We're going to a tiki bar representing and boy, am I glad we did! Walking into the Myna Bird, we were greated by head bartender Andrew Woodley and Johnny. Both complemented our outfits and and replied, "you're the first REAL tiki people to try it out!" We were honored!

They slid us the drink menu and by looking at this thing, we realized that these guys weren't joking around! I started with a classic Mai Tai (Trader Vic's recipe) and Nicole ordered the Safe At Home.
Both very tasty and very well made. After that first drink, we knew that this wasn't some random tiki bar thrown into a food court at a brand new mall. There was some real careful thought put into this.

For our second round, Nicole ordered a Yamoto and I ordered a Low Tai'd (always in search of the perfect Mai Tai). After sucking those down, we felt like we needed to eat. Without hesitation, Andrew offered to grab us some menus from the surrounding food stations. We decided on the poke bowls from Kai (stellar, by the way).

When we came back with our food, Andrew had some sample Tranquilizers for us served in mini tiki mugs from Muntiki, garnished to the nines! The Tranquilizer was a Mezcal based drink. Not being fans of Mezcal, this drink was very refreshing, smokey and with a hint of mint on the back end. Nicole then made the joke, "We're gonna finish the whole Caribbean side of the menu!" After hearing that, Andrew then brought us samples of The Southern Belle and The Sunrise In Bombay. Both made with egg whites. I really enjoyed The Southern Belle and Nicole LOVED The Sunrise In Bombay which had a hint of curry.

To our shock and surprise, we were then brought a sample platter from Internationl Smoke! Potato salad, Cole Slaw and short ribs filled the tray! At this point Andrew replied, "Not too worry. We'll get through this together!"

Full and tipsy, we decided to try one more cocktail. We decided to share a This Ship Is Bananas. This was the one that put us over the edge! Made with 2 different types of rum, Calvados, bananas, brown sugar and spiced bitters. Wow! What a punch!

We were sad to close out our tab as we didn't want to leave. The staff was took care of us over and above the call of duty! They made us feel so welcomed and special. We will return at least one more time this week!

Bare in mind, The Myna Bird is part of a glorified food court (an AWESOME food court but, none the less). There's a dj spinning house and dance music and the food court is more of a touresty crowd but if you are in Honolulu or Waikiki, this a wonderful addition and I can't stress enough how welcoming, delightful and helpful the staff was! Kudos!!

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  • Tikikahuna
  • JimNeumayer
  • BrianRex
  • Sukielau
  • BaliHaiBrad
  • The Vacationeer
  • Missmaelaroux
  • eTiki
  • Queen Puff Puff
  • Vinnyboombahh
  • PrettiestStarr
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