Tonga Hut

Palm Springs, CA
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254 N. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA
Opened in 2014
Tue-Thu 5pm-11pm
Fri 5pm-2am
Sat noon-2am
Sun noon-10pm
Closed Mon
(760) 322-4449
Flaming pu-pu platter,
bowl drinks,
flaming coconut drink

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Tonga Hut



by 150 people



Everyone You
Decor 8.9
Drink Quality 8.5
Drink Selection 8.7
Food Quality 8.1
Food Selection 7.9
Mood 8.5
Music 8.4
Service 8.7
Tikiness 8.8
Tilt 8.5
Vibe 8

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Humuhumu’s description

Tonga Hut opened in Palm Springs in the spring of 2013. It is the sister location of the historic Tonga Hut in North Hollywood
Tonga Hut
North Hollywood, CA
, with the same ownership responsible for restoring that location to tiki glory.
Tonga Hut is located on the second floor of its building. The restaurant has booth seating, and a dramatic tiki bas relief wall. Tucked at the back is a phone booth with a false back, leading into a small private room with a rich, dense, golden-era approach to tiki style. Behind that room is a small private lanai with a Witco bar and stools. Opposite the restaurant side of the space, there is a good-sized bar with a tiki-tinged mid-century modern look, and a lanai overlooking Palm Springs' main drag. The interior was created by Tiki Diablo.
The Palm Springs Tonga Hut location has a full food menu, including a flaming pu-pu platter. The drink menu is a mix of classic tiki drinks and their own modern creations, and includes a flaming coconut drink and shared volcano bowls. Tonga Hut hosts special music events, with particular emphasis on Exotica acts.


WanderingWill has visited Tonga Hut.
December 31, 2018, 10:02 PM
The best we found in Palm Springs (Tonga Hut, The Reef, and Bootlegger Tiki). Respectable decor with a pleasant transition from the outside world into the World of Tiki. Plenty of board games to play and some nice seating. Karaoke detracted from the classic tiki feel and all our drinks came un-garnished (gasp!). Good souvenir mug selection (the only place with mugs available in PS when we visited!). Would return and recommend!
Lady Kai
Lady Kai has visited Tonga Hut.
November 2, 2018, 8:51 PM
It was Halloween when I was there - so about different than usual. I like the vibe here.
Nice decor with many original pieces. FYI: There are some really cool shadow box frames of the old tiki places in the area, including menus in the restaurant area. (Wild - filet mignon $4.75?)
The drinks were fun. The bartender, very knowledgeable about tiki drinks - had some specials - I went for The Wanderer - an old drink from a tiki bar from a place in Minnesota. Strong is the word here.
Lucked out and got a tour of the bar and some fun stories from someone “high up” - many “secrets” here... including something about the layout. I’m not giving away, sorry.
A fun place to visit!
September 5, 2018, 10:24 PM
Great Bartender (Thanks LT) and drinks very good. The food excellent. We made it for TIKI TACO Tuesday. Yummy 3 tacos and Mai Tai for $12. We will be back
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