Kahuna Tiki

4.6
43 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi

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Kahuna Tiki Restaurant & Tiki Lounge was created to share the famous "Aloha Spirit" and unique island culture of Hawaii with the rest of the world. The food is fresh, fast, and casual, featuring large appetizers for sharing, great sandwiches and seafood, crisp salads, sushi, and more. The intimate Tiki Lounge provides a South Pacific island-style atmosphere is fun and exciting. Leave your troubles on the sidewalk, and bask in the gorgeous tropical surroundings, the mesmerizing soundtrack of vintage surfer music and escape to the tropics!
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great place!! Big menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rainbow rolls and mai tais!

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vipalexandrad
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great vibes, always a fun time. super clean as well

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vipMicheleW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for outdoor dining!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Literally had everything you could want... outdoor spread out dining (COVID friendly), great drinks, great food, fun atmosphere.

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vipVInodM
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Just great chill place. Service is awesome. Fun for families or just a place to have a relaxing evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Onion rings/ calamari were very cold.

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DavidB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

On the whole good. Except when we sat down we were told we had to leave in 1.5hrs. Then they took 30mins to take our order and supply first drinks

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viptisJ
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Now that I’ve been there for dinner, I do not think I will go back. The tables for 2 are way too small and the area is too dark to see the menu or the food. The table I was seated at was very small and slanted. The size of it is probably only good for cocktails, not a meal. At times, I had to put some of my cups and dishes on a table nearby or under my seat. It was not very comfortable at all! I had to use a cell phone just to see my food and menu. The service was great so no complaints on that. The food was good, especially the garlic edamame, but lack of table space really took away from the experience.They really need to work on their evening lighting and seating accommodations. Perhaps larger table space and some lights hung up in the trees.

I would recommend this place for lunch or early evening, and go with a larger party so you're not stuck on the little table.

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vipVeronikaW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful always! Best staff great food and ambiance and they have Tuesday's as local nights to save 15%!

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ScottW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, excellent food. Outstanding service. A little escape, and the entire dining area is outdoors.

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Steph
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Very cute tiki patio set up, enjoyed the ambiance for sure! I would defenitely go back for another date night or to have good tiki drinks with friends. Tiki drinks are great, food was okay. I ordered short ribs and they were overcooked for my taste but sides were decent. I was not asked how I wanted them cooked. My fiance had the spam grilled cheese sandwich with fries and he said it was decent too. Inspired us to try and make some at home! Tried one of the sushi rolls (which all seemed to be CA rolls with different toppings) with baked salmon on top and it was average tasting for us. Service was good. We made reservations ahead of time and were seated right away when we got there. Waitress was curtious and attentive. Overall, food 3/5 stars, drinks 5/5, service 5/5, ambiance 5/5. I would recommend to check out :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had great experience super cozy and delicious food will go again !

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I think our server overcharged us; she did retrieve the bill to adjust it as she left a round of drinks off.
She seemed distracted. With fewer tables/customers, I'd hope any server would take a little more time and care with those who come in. We're all desperate to live semi-normal lives and find enjoyment mid-covid. We should all relish making the best of our experiences and outings.

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DanTheMan
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In addition to my selected positive review of this restaurant they force you to type a min. 50 character comment. So here's mine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun place for an out of the ordinary experience with a getaway mindset.

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Nani
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

This was a fun place! The hostess was so incredibly nice! There happened to be a show on the Monday evening that we were there. It was fun! Service was ok. I think our server forgot about us but we had entertainment with the show, so it was ok. I wish the hostess was out server. She was awesome!

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vipBenS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice vibe, and very spaced out

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Prettycool
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience3

The food and ambiance was cool but my server was pretty bland and was really hard to get a hold of for the bill. I'd had a birthday reservation that she recognized and we must have mentioned that it was my birthday a dozen times once we got there. She didn't have anyone sing Happy Birthday or whatnot. She only gave me and the first two people who showed up to the reservation lei's and there were 6 people without. Felt awkward to ask for more. I had three or four less people show up to my party so we might have been able to sat closer to the dancing, but she didn't offer to move us, either. When I ate lunch a few hours before at another restaurant, the waiters all sang happy birthday and gave me a free dessert, and that wasn't even for my party that I had friends there to celebrate for. :/

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RobertB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food and atmosphere was great. Drinks were just OK, nothing amazing and not very strong .

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Alex
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Great fish, great service.

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IreneB
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and great Sushi!! Love the outdoor, tropical, tiki atmosphere.

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GregM
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food really not that great. Meat was poorly cut with small bits of bone, very chewy. Would've been good to know that there was a burlesque hula show scheduled, as we would've eaten elsewhere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter and great experience thank you

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Lovely
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a lovely restaurant for outdoor dining, but has very little seating inside. Parking is also an issue - be prepared for street parking and a possible 2-block walk. The food was delicious and unique.

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LaurieK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a fun find! From the street, you would never know that stepping inside would lead you to a tropical oasis. There is indoor and outdoor seating with options ranging from a wide open area where you can celebrate with friends to quiet little enclosed tables for an intimate meal. You can order from the extensive sushi menu, appetizers, sandwiches as well as entrees. The choices are almost overwhelming . Although the menu is predominately seafood oriented, there is something for everyone.

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vipWorldly
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

In a nutshell, the atmosphere was nice, the food was either good or not-so-great depending on the dish, and the service was okay.
We waited at the front where there was a sign to wait to be seated, but there was no receptionist. There was another couple in front of us holding a baby. After about 5-10 minutes, I felt bad for them and walked inside to find someone. A waitress eventually found the receptionist.
We had the Reef Salad, Tempura Avo, Spam Musubi, and Edamame in Garlic Volcano Dressing.
The Tempura Avo and the Spam Musubi were good, the Volcano Edamame was great, the Reef Salad was sub-par. The seafood in the salad was barely defrosted, limp and soggy. We really should have sent it back but we were in a rush so we just ate the veggies.
The service was not bad, not good. We had to flag someone down for water, to order and for the check. No one every came by just to ask how we were doing, but when we flagged someone down, they were polite.
The atmosphere was really nice though. It was a bit cold, because it's outside. I definitely wouldn't come if it is a cold evening or if it's raining because there is no covering except directly over the tables themselves. But during a nice day or a warm evening, it would be pleasant.

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MaggieC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place! The service is wonderful, the sushi is lovely, and the whole tiki vibe is perfect. Every time I go, I just want to stay longer.

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SophieG
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious. Will be back soon. Just wish there was parking, but we loved it. Hoping to be back on a Sunday or Monday to see the dancers.

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vipNickiS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I ate there last Saturday night with a young couple and their 2 small children. Our waitress, Meaghan, was very nice and very accommodating. I’m not a sushi fan, but the rest of my party were. They all raved about the sushi and said the sashimi was the best they ever tasted. My lobster salad sandwich was fantastic. We all loved the ambiance, and will definitely go back.

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vipMench2
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed our food and service was great.
It really felt like we were in Hawaii.
We’ll be back.

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Diner33
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a cool atmosphere. Outdoor dining. Pulled pork is very tasty. Not a fish eater, but friends enjoyed the mussels.

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vipDennis
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful Hawaiian ambience, very good food, altogether enjoyable!

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Xtine76
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place...only complain... good luck with Parking

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ReneeM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great for families. We were there for Sunday Luau, which featured dancers, and it was so much fun.
Good cocktails and great Kahlua pork!

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vipPasta
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

This place is great. Almost all outdoors, so go on a nice day. Everyone is very friendly and the food is great. The drinks are festive and not too expensive for big Hawaiian style drinks. Overall a great experience.

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vipGeorgeK
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The service was a bit erratic, the decor dated and unfortunately we received our appetizer well after we had received our entrees.

However, the food was delicious which kind of made up for the aforementioned flaws.

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VanessaP
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My family loves this place! The food is always delicious and the atmosphere is so welcoming. It's a restaurant between two buildings all decked out tiki style with torches, picnic tables, coy pond tons of great touches to make it cozy and fun. Feels like a mini Hawaiian getaway in North Hollywood! Definitely worth checking out.

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NickT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Food and drinks were awesome. Cool looking place too. All outdoor seating. It had waterfalls and fire pits for ambience. However, every once in a while it smelt horrible, like sulfur or stagnant water. We got 3 water refills while we were there but no one ever asked if we wanted another round of drinks. Maybe something was going on that I didn’t see but we were there 2 hours and only got 1 drink per person.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday! Made reservation day of. Was not a problem. Food was delicious. SERVICE WAS EXCEPTIONAL! Katie/Kate was amazing. Overall was so happy

FAQs

Kahuna Tiki does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Kahuna Tiki also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 853-7447.

Kahuna Tiki is rated 4.6 stars by 43 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.