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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 276 people

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Everyone You
Decor 8.3
Drink Quality 8.2
Drink Selection 8.5
Mood 8.2
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
8.4
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Malibu Marcie
Malibu Marcie is a semi-regular at Tonga Hut.
May 22, 2019, 10:38 PM
Tonga Hut is one of my favorites in Los Angeles. They do some great special nights and a favorite band The Glasgow Tiki Shakers play there once a month. Some of the best bartenders around.
ackahuna
ackahuna has visited Tonga Hut.
May 11, 2019, 9:40 AM
Really enjoyed the experience here. The drinks are fantastic and the bartender was very friendly. Not too busy on a Thursday at happy hour and I could see how it could feel crowded fast. The decor is more Tiki/Polynesian than nautical, complete with black velvet paintings of nude wahines and two fountains. If you can avoid looking at the neon jukebox it may be the tiki escape you're looking for.
TikiTravis
TikiTravis has visited Tonga Hut.
March 29, 2019, 9:59 AM
I really enjoyed my visit! My middling critique of the service was not due to the bartender's abilities or clean up of the eating/drinking area (which was great), but due to the LONG slow line, even on a Thursday night. There weren't that many people, but I spent way longer in line waiting for my drinks than I thought I would.
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