The Shameful Tiki Room

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4362 Main St
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Opened in March 2013
Mon-Thu 5pm-midnight
Fri-Sat 5pm-1am
Sun 5pm-midnight

Critiki ratings

The Shameful Tiki Room

8.9

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Decor 9.3
Drink Quality 8.9
Drink Selection 9.3
Food Quality 8
Food Selection 7.4
Mood 9.3
Music 9.3
Service 9.1
Tikiness 8.9
Tilt 9.2
Vibe 8.8

Upcoming Visits

  • CWGross
    visiting on
    Monday, June 25, 2018
    for the first time
    Don't know when we're getting there yet (probably around 7ish I would imagine), but we're on a road trip from Calgary through BC and have heard so many fantastic things about the STR that we are looking forward to checking it out!

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Humuhumu’s description

The Shameful Tiki Room opened in Vancouver's Riley Park neighborhood in March 2013. Owner Rod Moore has dedicated himself to creating a classic Polynesian Pop escape, with a dimly-lit, windowless environment decked with bamboo and float lamps. The space is small, but there is a kitchen, and theme-appropriate live music acts are sometimes showcased.

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vgriffindor
vgriffindor has visited The Shameful Tiki Room.
June 5, 2018, 9:59 AM
Great atmosphere, and a large Tiki drinks menu. One of the best parts are the various magical things that happen when you order one of their bowls, which never fails to put a smile on everyone's faces, customers and staff alike.
KevinCrossman
KevinCrossman has visited The Shameful Tiki Room.
July 1, 2017, 7:24 PM
We tried to make a reservation but none were available so we took our chances with a walk-in around 6:30 on a Friday. Place was only maybe 2/3 full and still they sat us at the bar. My Mai Tai was good but a bit too sour, but the other drinks we ordered were well done. My wife liked her Chi-Chi (she was asked if she wanted a single or a double and surprised me by saying a double. The fact that she liked the boozier drink was surprising). We also had a Frankie's Special which I liked and she didn't.

The bar staff was super friendly as they made drinks, juiced limes, and talked to or they at the bar. The wait staff worked well getting the food out too (we had the potstickers and they were very tasty). The ladies working there were dressed up in a cool tiki style which aided the ambiance. Music was softer than I prefer and included a lot of surf. We mentioned being from San Francisco and one of the bartenders mentioned he'll be there for Rum Fest 2017 repping Hamilton Rums. (There was an obnoxious patron at the bar who used the F word constantly and it killed the vibe for us).

The decor here is very good and pays homage to other tiki bars. The wall of exotica and Hawaiian music was a nice touch.

We visited Hale Pele a couple days earlier and the layouts are similar. Perhaps this is coloring my view. I felt the Shameful Tiki room is a gem in Vancouver, but should not be considered in the upper echelon of tiki bars as some have opined. Something wasn't all the way there. But, definitely worth going to and patronizing frequently if you're a local.
EmeraldGoddess
EmeraldGoddess has visited The Shameful Tiki Room.
June 3, 2017, 9:47 AM
Drinks were AMAZING - selection was authentic and well-made! Service was very thoughtful and attentive - we sat at the bar and I am coming to find that is the best for tiki establishments. Only downside was that the usual patrons seemed to be groups of younger locals bar-hopping or having a rowdy get-together (but sitting at the bar helped avoid that). Will be back the next time I am in Vancouver!
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Upcoming Visits
CWGross
visiting on
Monday, June 25, 2018
for the first time
Don't know when we're getting there yet (probably around 7ish I would imagine), but we're on a road trip from Calgary through BC and have heard so many fantastic things about the STR that we are looking forward to checking it out!
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