Aloha spirit is in full swing in the aura, decor, and menu at Tiki’s. Walking passed the giant tiki statues at the entrance prompts more than a few photo opportunities and if the restaurant manager is anywhere around he’ll be sure to graciously insist that you pose beside them while he implants permanent memories into your camera’s SD card. Palm thatched roofing hangs above the bar stools in the lounge area and the seating is wide open, spacious, and welcoming, especially the wrap around patio which appears to account for about half the square footage. The only thing obstructing your view of the beach are palm leaves which as far as we are concerned only serves to accent the whole experience further. The patio then bends the corner towards the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel swimming pool where the live entertainment stage stands, indicating good vibes to follow if you stay into the late evening hours.
Like the establishment, the menu at Tiki’s Bar & Grill is ripe with tropical flare. For lunch we recommend the Kalua Pig Quesadilla from the PuPu menu. For something heavier you can’t go wrong with the Grilled Mahi-Mahi Sandwich which is also served authentic style with a taro bun. Come back in the evening for dinner with a little extra change in your pocket for the Mac Nut Crusted Mahi or the Garlic Shrimp Carbonara. Your dining experience at Tiki’s Bar & Grill wouldn’t be complete without sampling more than one of their famous drink menu favorites such as the Surf Mai Tai and the Greg Brady’s Wipeout, served in signature tiki mugs, glasses, and hollowed out coconuts that you get to take home.
Be sure to stop grab a souvenir at the Tiki Bar & Grill found at the entrance/exit on your way out. From tiki mugs to tiki t-shirts you’ll want a reminder of what island life is like when back on the Mainland, until you return.