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

8.4

Overall

by 152 people

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Decor 8.9
Drink Quality 8.5
Drink Selection 8.7
Food Quality 8
Food Selection 7.8
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
classic
Tonga Hut
North Hollywood, CA
Bar
8.1
, 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.

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Tinafibi
Tinafibi has visited Tonga Hut.
March 31, 2019, 10:23 AM
We sat st the bar We sat for quite awhile before the bartender asked what we would like ! Never asked if we wanted to order , then we couldn’t get the check
Tinafibi
Tinafibi has visited Tonga Hut.
March 31, 2019, 10:23 AM
We sat st the bar We sat for quite awhile before the bartender asked what we would like ! Never asked if we wanted to order , then we couldn’t get the check
March 22, 2019, 11:49 AM
Fun spot with nice vibe and quite decent drinks, although some could have been mixed a bit better as a few had their syrups sinking to the bottom of the mug. Great service and chatter with our bartender. Quite comfortable and the patio deck is a nice place to relax. We didn't try the food, as we were going to Counter Reformation for dinner (you HAVE to go to this fantastic small-plate restaurant hidden in the Parker Hotel - that's another story, but trust me on this one) so I can't comment on the food.Definitely the best Tiki bar in the Palm Springs area.
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