Tiki's Grill & Bar

Honolulu, HI
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2570 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI
Opened in 2002
Daily 7am-1am
(808) 923-8454

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Tiki's Grill & Bar



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Decor 7
Drink Quality 6.7
Drink Selection 6.9
Food Quality 7.3
Food Selection 7.2
Mood 6.7
Music 6
Service 7
Tikiness 7.1
Tilt 6.3
Vibe 6.1

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Humuhumu’s description

Tiki's Grill & Bar opened in 2002 in the heart of Waikiki, in the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel. It offers a modern take on Polynesian Pop, with lots of art by modern pop artists and carvings. There is both outdoor and indoor seating.


July 27, 2017, 9:11 PM
Not horribly bad. But if you're looking for quick and cheap along the lines of a commercialized place, this is for you!
It's a watered down version of a tiki bar that is very mainstream, almost along the lines of Margaritaville. Not fantastic, but not bad.
Our server was fantastic and she played along with us very well. I ordered the Volcano which had a lot of rum and it was kinda creative with the dry ice for the smoke effect.
Again, it wasn't the best rum I've had, but it wasn't a bad drink.
Overall, I think there could be a ton of ideas that can be slung about to give the place some cranked up charm. But I think they are playing host more to the tourists that need a safe place comparable to most generic places throughout the US that have the same cookie-cutter feelings to them (Olive Garden, Black Angus, Outback, etc.).
I loved the staff and the servers. We'll definitely head back as they do rotate mugs according to locals who visit there once in a while.
Mahalo Tiki's!
bohemiann has visited Tiki's Grill & Bar.
April 2, 2017, 5:56 AM
Meh... lacking in mood and vibe. it has that homogenized plastic touristy big box feel.
Vanillamanda has visited Tiki's Grill & Bar.
March 29, 2017, 12:00 PM
You know, it's ok. It was across from our hotel last time we were staying in Waikiki, and it was a nice, sunny place to catch a breeze and have a not-that-great mai tai (or the other basics, pre-made mixes, etc.) Not that dark, hidden tiki feel that most of us want, and very spring-break-y feeling, but by all means not the worst place I've ever been. However, I have to give a special shout-out to the ridiculously cute commemorative mugs. One of them had by far THE BEST tiki mug facial expression I've ever seen. And dang if those mugs didn't motivate me to get all four "special" drinks so I could get a full set of the mugs. I'd go back if I was staying at the Marriott again, but I wouldn't make a special trip to it.

The best way I heard it described (by my husband, so credit to him) is that it "feels like some burned-out 80s hair band owns this." And yes. That's exactly it, the Sammy Hagar Effect.

Bar staff was super friendly and pretty quick, and the patrons were fine. Not doing body shots or anything when we were there, but maybe that changes later at night.
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