This funky and fun retro bistro is located on the second floor of the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel near the pool. This is a retro Hawaiian-themed restaurant that may not work in Des Moines, but it works well just a few steps off Waikiki Beach.
The indoor part of Tikis Bar and Grill is dark, with lava stones and scary-looking backlight tikis, and the walls are filled with fun posters of Hawaii from the 1950s. We ate indoors on one visit due to the rain. However, if it's not raining, the best part of Tiki's is the large lanai that wraps around the hotel. Here you have a bird's eye view of the beach and all the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. It's a perfect perch to eat and people-watch.
Our wait staff was young and full of energy. We ate here twice, and both times our waiter and waitress were helpful and very friendly. Both times our waitperson was wonderful with the kids and took time to make their visit special. Tiki’s also has live Hawaiian entertainment.
Don't miss starting out with a Mai Tai or other exotic cocktail. They all come in those crazy Easter Island Heads or fake coconuts with tons of fresh fruit garnish. The cocktails here were great - not watered down like other beach hotel bars!
I had Ahi tuna at one meal and shrimp chow mein for another meal. I give thumbs up to both meals! The fish here is island fresh and is very popular with both locals and tourists. The kids got the usual burgers and fries, but they loved the fact they are served on take-home Frisbees, a perfect gift for kids on a beach vacation!
Tiki's has a large gift shop with a lot of cool T-shirts, tank tops, and other beachwear with their logo. I am past buying logo T-shirts, but I have to admit that some of their wear was fun and unique. We saw a few tourist sporting Tiki logos on the beach.
We seldom eat at a place twice on vacation. However, Tiki’s was a family favorite, and the kids demanded we make a return visit. This was for sure the kid’s number one pick for eating in Honolulu. It's tiki fun for everyone!
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January 4, 2005
From journal Mele Kalikimaka from Honolulu
San Jose, California
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