Tiki Tom's

Walnut Creek, CA
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1535 Olympic Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA
Mon-Thu 2:30pm-1am
Fri-Sat 11:30am-1:30am
Sun 11:30am-10pm
(925) 932-9202

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Tiki Tom's

4

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by 16 people

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Everyone You
Decor 4.1
Drink Quality 3.8
Drink Selection 4.6
Food Quality 4.4
Food Selection 4.2
Mood 3.2
Music 3.9
Product Quality 5
Product Selection 2.3
Service 5.9
Tikiness 4.4
Tilt 3.8
Vibe 2.9

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Humuhumu’s description

The original owner sold his share in 2006. That original owner opened another Tiki Tom's
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Tiki Tom's
Oakland, CA
Bar, Rental Facility & Restaurant
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in nearby Oakland in 2008. The two restaurants are otherwise unconnected.

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June 18, 2018, 1:10 PM
I was astonished to see a tiki bar in Walnut Creek, so a friend and I stopped in. While the location is great, and it could be very cool, it is really (as others have mentioned) just a sports bar with somewhat of a Hawaiian/Key West vibe. While they don't have many standard tiki drinks on the menu, the drinks they had were fine (they weren't memorable but they also weren't all that expensive). They do also sell a commemorative tiki mug, which even better tiki bars sometimes don't. All in all, it's a shame that more effort wasn't put into it overall because it could really be cool, but I assume they know their audience in the area.
KevinCrossman
KevinCrossman has visited Tiki Tom's.
February 19, 2018, 4:39 PM
New (to me) tiki bar day.
Finally got out to Walnut Creek to check out Tiki Tomís. After spending the week at The Kon-Tiki, Forbidden Island, and Trader Vicís was I able to complete the ďAlameda County Tiki Grand SlamĒ?
Hardly.
This place has lousy ratings amongst tikiphiles and for good reason. The decor is a mix of sports/dive and tiki, and embraces a working class vibe. Itís a little surprising considering it is sitting smack in the middle of Walnut Creekís upscale shopping district. TVs over the Bar were showing Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (later, the Olympics) and there are game day Corona banners all over the place. There are quite a few tikis (none seem very authentic, though) with lots of Hawaiian elements. There is a nice stone feature at the entrance but mostly this feels like tourist-tiki circa 1999. The cartoony logo is consistent with this theme.
But, at 3:00 pm on Presidents Day I have to say the crowd was lively (mostly 20-30s crowd) and everyone seemed to be having fun. Music was reggae and the bartender was super friendly.
My Island-style Mai Tai was a mixed bag (remember, I donít immediately disregard Island Mai Tais) but as you can see used low-ish end rums. At least the drinks are priced accordingly: the Mai Tai is listed at just $8 and my Mai Tai was just $4 (happy hour?).
Tiki Tomís Mai Tai
Captain Morgan White
Orange Juice
Pineapple Juice
Grenadine
Float with Cruzan 151 and Myersís
Garnish with orange, lemon, lime, cherry.
bob
bob has visited Tiki Tom's.
July 11, 2017, 4:19 PM
This is basically a low-end sports bar with some Aloha decor mixed in alongside promotional Budweiser sports posters. The specials mainly revolve around discounted aluminum bottles of beer and buffalo wings for game days. If you go on a very quiet day, you can sort of convince yourself it's a tiki bar, but you might have to explain to the bartender how to make a PainKiller, as I did.
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