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Tonga Hut

North Hollywood, CA
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12808 Victory Blvd
North Hollywood, CA
Opened in 1958
Daily 4pm-2am
(818) 769-0708

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Tonga Hut

8.1

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by 299 people

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Decor 8.3
Drink Quality 8.3
Drink Selection 8.5
Mood 8.3
Music 6.9
Service 8.1
Tikiness 8.4
Tilt 8.3
Vibe 7.9

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Humuhumu’s description

Small bar in the middle of the San Fernando Valley with some absolutely fantastic tiki decor, with a bamboo-ridged drop ceiling, lovely green booths and some great carvings — but currently overcoming many years of decline as a generic dive bar (and not the cool kind), with blinking electronic dart boards and a large glowing jukebox filled with terrible music.
Ownership of Tonga Hut changed in February 2004, with no noticeable changes. The Tonga Hut changed hands again in November of 2005, and now things are looking quite a bit tiki-er, with the removal of beer signs, and vintage fountains running again after many years of dryness.
The new owners are dedicated to continuing improvements, and turning it back into the classic tiki bar it can be. In 2013, the owners opened a second location in Palm Springs
Tonga Hut
Palm Springs, CA
Bar & Restaurant
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Donkey_Hotay
Donkey_Hotay has visited Tonga Hut.
August 5, 2021, 11:50 PM
Good adaptations to post covid world. Outdoor seating with covered tents and lighting. Old Sokol Zombie was balanced yet potent. Extra bonus points for collaborating with a taco cart at the entrance (habanero salsa is fuego)
Tiki the Bull Terrier
Tiki the Bull Terrier has visited Tonga Hut.
July 16, 2021, 5:32 PM
While a really good tiki bar, very dark inside, but not lots of tiki decor, it was a throw back to be 50’s classic vintage bar. Drinks were excellent. I was there mid afternoon and there was no one else there. Also, The Tikiyaki Orchestra has been known to play there occasionally. I would go back if I’m ever in the area again.
June 25, 2021, 9:13 PM
I went there a long time ago and I want to go again soon since I hear it’s much more tiki…
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