VenTiki

Ventura, CA
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701 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA
Opened in July 2013
Daily 11am-11pm
All ages
(805) 667-8887

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VenTiki

8.8

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Decor 8.5
Drink Quality 8.8
Drink Selection 9.3
Food Quality 8.8
Food Selection 8.5
Mood 8.3
Music 8.5
Product Quality 9.2
Product Selection 8.8
Service 9.1
Tikiness 8.9
Tilt 8.7
Vibe 8.8

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Humuhumu’s description

VenTiki opened in July 2013. Great care and attention have been paid to the history of Polynesian Pop at VenTiki, particularly with the tropical drinks. It is full of modern-style bamboo touches and chunky resin lamps. There is an outdoor patio area. The logo design was created by local artist Tiki tOny. VenTiki also has a gift shop, selling a mix of vintage and modern Polynesian Pop items. In 2016, a storm blew a tree over onto the patio; its fall was stopped by a carved tiki, saving some patrons who would have been struck.

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Monster A GoGo
Monster A GoGo has visited VenTiki.
February 1, 2019, 1:02 PM
VenTiki looks like a fun and friendly place. The indoor and outdoor parts of the place are wonderfully tiki-ed out. The drinks are tasty and--gasp!--they have souvenir signature mugs (as well as an amazing gift shop right next door). The trouble with my visit is that the place is just too popular. I went on a Monday night and it was jam-packed. I felt more like an outsider than part of the in crowd. Oh well. You can read about my experience in my blog (complete with photos and stories about other tiki haunts in the vicinity) here:

https://monsterago-go.blogspot.com/2018/04/im-freaky-for-tiki-15-tiki-on-south.html

While I liked the aesthetic of VenTiki, I'll have to save my rating for another visit. I sincerely hope I get back to that little thatched tiki shack someday.

Cheers!
Trader Dick
Trader Dick has visited VenTiki.
January 12, 2019, 12:11 PM
Wow, what a great place! AUTHENTIC classic cocktails and excellent modern tropical cocktails, great decor and vibe, outstanding drink selection, and super-friendly an efficient staff. This was our first time here but we will definitely make this "must stop" every time we are in Ventura (we live in Santa Barbara, about 30 miles north). We had lunch elsewhere, so I can't comment on the food but if it's half as good as the drinks, you will be pleased, I'm sure. Highly Recommended and so glad it's relatively close to us. Almost a "10" on my Tikiometer! Definitely stop here if you are on a Tiki Bar tour.
Tiare
Tiare has visited VenTiki.
August 7, 2018, 12:46 PM
This was my second visit in the last year. We love the salmon king bun sandwich and can't seem to order anything else. Love the decor. Drinks are good as well. Their version of the Painkiller is strong but so drinkable. Sometimes the gift shop is open and sometimes not it seems.

The inside is small so if you want to sit indoors, try to go at a more off time to get a seat at the bar. Bartenders all seemed nice and knowledgeable.
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